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Pulse Points: News that got our hearts racing

Times Square Solstice
(Photo Credit: Lisa Elaine Held for Well+Good)


We recap everything earth-shattering that happened in health and wellness this week: June 14-21, 2013.


New York’s yoga enthusiasts came together today for the Solstice in Times Square: Athleta Mind Over Madness Yoga. Classes kicked off at 7:25 a.m. with a meditation led by the world’s oldest yoga teacher and will continue throughout the day.

And some of them may have applied for Lululemon’s fake CEO job listing, posted earlier this week. The listing included qualifications like holding headstand for ten minutes and having Oprah on speed dial, and 160 people applied before the company took it down.

Lauren Imparato’s I.AM.YOU Yoga debuted online yoga videos that you can purchase for rolling out your mat on the go. Classes range from five minutes to an hour at $5-$20 each. Or you can buy the collection of all seven for $100.


Blink Fitness
Inside Blink Fitness’ new Harlem location.

David Barton Gym will open a fourth New York City location this Fall, at Greenwich and Christopher Streets in the West Village. According to, the new location will be just like the existing gyms.

Equinox’s budget gym Blink Fitness opened its 15th location today, on 125th Street in Harlem, and the brand is planning to double its presence within the next year.

While New York Sports Club greeted summer by launching an “I Am Buff” Beach Hotline today. You can call 1-855-I-Am-Buff or email for summer fitness tips and advice, between June 21 and 23—and non-members will be rewarded with free one-week passes.

And Revolve introduced a new Flex-Ride membership that offers unlimited walk-in classes for $185/month. Riders with Flex memberships can’t book bikes in advance, but they can ride till they drop.


A mobile organic beauty bus is driving around the Hamptons offering organic facials and manicures with natural nail polish lines like Priti NYC.


The Mercedes Club is hosting Female Fight Night on Saturday, June 29, with Gleason’s Boxing Gym, with proceeds benefiting the Give a Kid a Dream foundation.