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Smoked shiitakes, grilled kale, and garlic scapes at Pickle Shack. (Photo: Sarah Silberg for New York Magazine)


We recap everything earth-shattering that happened in health and wellness this week: October 19–25, 2013.

Comfort food Tribeca institution Bubby’s is opening a second location in the Meatpacking District on Monday, October 28, where it will serve burgers and BBQ…but also fresh-pressed juices and seasonal vegetables.

And Eater NY reported that home-style vegetable purveyor Amanda Cohen may be debuting a second Dirt Candy at 86 Allen Street, according to notes from a licensing committee meeting. (Dear Licensing Committee, Approve it!)


According to Blood, Sweat, & Cheers, Reebok is taking a cue from yoga pants retailers and expanding its stores that also host fitness classes, called Reebok FitHubs. The retailer plans on setting up 20 nationwide by 2014.

A Reebok FitHub (Photo:
A Reebok FitHub (Photo:

SLT’s original midtown location is set to shut its doors this Sunday, and its new digs will open on Monday, October 28, at 41 West 57th Street, with skylights, two bathrooms, and a separate studio for Megaformer privates.

Dance cardio queen Anna Kaiser revealed the official opening date of her first-ever home-base boutique studio. The Upper East Side space, on 84th Street, between Second and Third Avenues, will open on Friday, November 1 with a special two-hour $100 class with Kaiser.

New York’s affordable U! Yoga studio announced it’s now home to The Barkan Method of Hot Yoga, a style popular in Japan and Australia that has yet to be offered in the city.

While you can still get your butt kicked by Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camp trainers on the bi-borough landmark, you can now also sign up for indoor drop-in Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camp classes with founder Ariane Hundt.


Famous spiritual teacher and author Marianne Williamson announced she’s running for Congress, to represent Southern California’s District 38.


Young’s New American Food is hosting a Vegan Yoga Brunch on Saturday, October 26, at the Hester Street Fair. The event includes yoga sessions, workshops on vegan fashion, mindful eating, and body confidence, and, of course, lots of vegan eats.

Uplift Studios hosts a charity event on Wednesday, October 30, with Emily Cook Harris, the trainer and founder of EMpowered, who’s teaching her signature boot camp called Recess. Every bit of the proceeds will benefit She’s the First, and attendees will get goodie bags and chances to win raffle prizes.