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The new YogaWorks West Hollywood.

We recap everything earth-shattering that happened in health and wellness this week: June 21-28, 2013.


Juice Press announced it will open its tenth New York location next week on the Upper East Side. The new 500-square-foot store, opening July 5, is on the corner of Madison and 92nd Street.

Organic Avenue launched a line-up of new summer juices, including a healthy take on a Bloody Mary (called Virgin Mary), and a green juice with jalapeno and cilantro (Jalapina).


Popular grab-and-go lunch purveyor Pret A Manger debuted seasonal summer salads that feature lots of superfood ingredients like quinoa, beets, and wild salmon.

A shot of some of Pret A Manger's new summer dishes.
A shot of some of Pret A Manger’s new summer dishes.


Yoga powerhouse YogaWorks announced three new Los Angeles studios. Locations in West Hollywood and Studio City have already opened, and a Hollywood location will debut in the fall.

Time to perfect your stroke. New York City’s public outdoor pools opened on Thursday and will be free and open until Labor Day.

The chic Gramercy Park Hotel just debuted a fleet of high-design Lorenzo Martone bikes for guests that are considered “the Christian Louboutin of bicycles.” Anyone can ride a Citibike. (The Toms of bikes?)


NYC’s Pride Week is kicking off (Did the Supreme Court plan this timing?! ), and fitness studios like Barry’s Bootcamp, FlyBarre at Flywheel, and SoulCycle are hosting special Pride classes to celebrate.

Jivamukti is hosting a Yoga Remix Mind-Body Dance Party on Saturday, June 29, which will include yoga, dance, music, meditation, and organic non-alcoholic elixirs.

Protect yo’ self! Ruckus Safety Awareness is holding a Self-Defense Class for women and trans communities at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange on July 27.