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Athleta's new storefront on 17th Street. (Photo: Instagram/)
Athleta’s new storefront on Fifth Avenue and 17th Street (Photo: Instagram/Martha_Kaplan)


We recap everything earth-shattering that happened in health and wellness this week: October 12–18, 2013.


Union Square yoga studio Maha Padma Yoga Temple announced it’s closing its doors on November 13, after just two years in business, due to issues with the building’s landlord.

Fitness fashion brand Athleta is opening a third New York City store in the Flatiron District. The location, in the city’s boutique fitness hub, will be on Fifth Avenue at 17th Street, a stone’s throw from Nike and New Balance. The store will open on November 20, according to

Flywheel revealed it will open another new New York studio, on West 17th Street in early 2014.

Inside Melvin's Juice Box at the Dream Downtown.
Inside Melvin’s Juice Box at the Dream Downtown.

Portland-based barre brand Barre3 launched a fitness and lifestyle app that helps you pulse at home or on park benches.


On Monday, October 17, a second location of Melvin’s Juice Box will open at the Dream Downtown. In addition to delicious juice, the new location on 16th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Aves., includes lots of seating, more breakfast options, salads and sandwiches to go, and sweet baked goods like healthy-ish brownies and chocolate bars.

Rapidly expanding Juice Press debuted two new locations on October 12—on 22nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenue and on Columbus Avenue at 71st Street. (Yes, we added them to our indispensable Manhattan juice map.)

Tumeric Alive introduced a new drink, Japanese Matcha, meant to give sippers a natural, caffeine-free energy boost.

Caudalie’s new L’Wren Scott bottle.

Healthy meal delivery and cleanse company Sakara Life is expanding its reach to Westchester and Greenwich, CT, starting October 28, offering delivery in the ‘burbs around New York for the first time.


Caudalie partnered with famed fashion designer L’Wren Scott to create limited-edition bottles of its Beauty Elixir. The bottle’s design is inspired by Scott’s 2013 fall/winter collection.