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Pulse Points: News that got our hearts racing

Sweaty Betty
Inside Sweaty Betty’s new Soho store.

We recap everything earth-shattering that happened in health and wellness this week: August 10–30, 2013. We took a few weeks off to enjoy the fading sunshine, so this end-of-summer edition of Pulse Points is extra juicy. Read on for lots of breaking news!


Stylish UK fitness fashion brand Sweaty Betty made its stateside debut with the opening of its first New York boutique at 77 Mercer in Soho on August 28.

Indoor cycling brand Revolve launched a new apparel collection for fall that includes branded sweat-wicking pieces made by Onzie, plus soft American Apparel tees and tanks.


Tracy Anderson announced the release of three new DVDs for fall. The Method for Beginners debuted on August 22, Precision Toning comes out on September 13, and Dance + Cardio on December 3.

Tuesday, September 3, beloved instructor and do-gooder Seane Corn will teach her signature Detox Flow class at the Upper East Side Pure Yoga studio.

Famed boxing-plus fitness studio Aerospace closed its doors after nine years in business. The studio will be re-opening soon in an unconfirmed new location, possibly in Chelsea.

Equinox’s budget gym Blink Fitness opened another location in Flatbush, Brooklyn, as part of its major expansion across the tri-state area.

Physique 57
Erin Anderson with Physique 57’s Tanya Becker.

Physique 57 announced it’s creating a new online workout in collaboration with Fox sportscaster Erin Andrews. Andrews will co-teach the class with founder Tanya Becker, and it will launch on December 2.

Sweaty no more! Two fitness studios added showers this week. Both Sacred fitness studio in Brooklyn and Stepping Out Studios (home to Brooklyn Bridge Bootcamp and 305 Fitness) now have clean-up facilities for class go-ers that go beyond a sink.

Flavorpill is hosting a free fitness event called City Salutations on Sunday, September 8 in Brooklyn Bridge Park—expect tai-chi, African dance with Djoniba Mouflet (and live drumming), and yoga with the legendary  Seane Corn. RSVP required.


Starbucks’ juice brand Evolution Fresh launched in Whole Foods stores this week, along with a nutrition bar line called Evolution Harvest.

Williamsburg recently got two—count ’em, two—new juice bars. Surf-inspired juice bar and cafe Summers opened in South Williamsburg, with a beachy vibe and a menu that includes cold-pressed and made-to-order juices, salads, and coffee. And Grass Roots Juicery, with vegan menu items, gluten-free baked goods, and coffee, opened in the juice dead zone of East Williamsburg.

Martha Stewart is launching a vitamin collection on September 1 called Martha Stewart Essentials, that includes targeted supplements for women, like a multi, Menopause Support, and Hair, Skin, and Nails, as part of her new focus on healthy living.

Popular protein peddler Designer Whey announced that its entire line is now certified gluten-free. That includes all powders, shakes, and bars.

The new nutritionist-approved West Village restaurant Nourish Kitchen Table expanded its hours to accommodate a new dinner menu.

Keri Glassman announced that she is joining Turner Broadcasting’s new healthy living channel, Upwave, as its official nutritionist.