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Racked hottest trainers
Hot trainers! (Photo:


We recap everything earth-shattering that happened in health and wellness this week: August 3–9, 2013.


Here’s one way to get your heart rate up this week: Racked New York kicked off its Hottest Trainer 2013 competition, featuring sexy trainers from workout spots like Barry’s Bootcamp, Physique 57, The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers, Aqua Studio, and many more.

Williamsburg hot yoga studio Y7 officially opened in its permanent space on Wednesday, offering small-group classes with pumping beats in the dark.

YogaCity reported that the Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New York opened a second studio in Boerum Hill in July, after many years of operating solely out of its Manhattan headquarters.

Booty-shaking fitness method, Buti, opened its first stand-alone studio location in Los Angeles, called The Butik.


After creating a following for its culinary juices sold online and at Tribeca’s Steven Alan store, HeartBeet Juicery opened a juice storefront on Stanton Street on the Lower East Side on Monday.

Jamaican cafe and home to Melvin’s Juice Box Miss Lily’s debuted a new healthy “Body Good” menu that includes a quinoa seaweed salad and a kale salad.

BluePrint announced three new juice flavors made for green juice newbies that will be sold exclusively at Whole Foods starting on August 15.

Hamptons Paddle for Pink
A Hamptons paddle for pink! (Photo Credit: A. De VOS/


Techies get access to the healthiest day of coding ever at a health-based codeathon hosted by the Clinton Foundation on August 9–11. Coders will be treated to Sweetgreen salads and exercise as they develop healthy living apps at the Ace Hotel. Winners get free classes at Exhale.


The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is hosting the Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink on August 17, with special guests Gabrielle Reece and Laird Hamilton. The event includes a stand-up paddleboard race, followed by an auction and party.

Coney Island Boardwalk cantina Place to Beach hosts its first PTB Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, August 10, featuring professional athletes and Olympians.

Fitist announced the return of its East Hampton “It’s Better on the Beach” series, with two beach pop-up workouts—Flybarre with Kara Liotta on August 10 and Barry’s Bootcamp-style with Noah Neiman on August 24.