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We recap everything earth-shattering that happened in health and wellness this week: October 26–November 1, 2013.


Lululemon created controversy in Dallas after its local store posted a window message that mocked a local charity program, according to

Nike opened its second New York City Nike Running store on Wednesday, on the Upper East Side. The store is right next to Third Avenue’s Lululemon and across from a future Reebok FitHub store.

And Under Armour announced it will open its first New York store, in Soho, in early 2014. The store will be the brand’s largest to date, reported WWD.


Dance cardio phenom Anna Kaiser unveiled her first home studio, with a star-studded party on Tuesday and classes kicking off today (Friday, November 1). The huge, gorgeous studio on the Upper East Side will feature her dance cardio classes, nutrition counseling, acupuncture, massage, and more.

Equinox’s budget gym Blink introduced Blink Fitness Fridays (BFF), which will open its locations in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx to non-members for free on the first Friday of each month, between November and March.

Page Six revealed that Equinox will be wrapping up their sexy ad campaign with photographer Terry Richardson. The luxe gym company says to expect a “provocative new campaign in January.”

(Another) fitness class directory and booking site, SweatGuru, launched on Wednesday, October 30. SweatGuru will compete with the many already on the market, like Classtivity and GoRecess.

Alison West is hosting an “Alignment Week” at Yoga Union, with top teachers from around the city, like Alan Finger and David Regelin.


Organic beauty brand Intelligent Nutrients revealed it will open its first East Coast boutique in New York, on 8th Street and Fifth Avenue in mid-December.

Sephora is opening its first Brooklyn store today (Friday, November 1), at 210 Joralemon Street. (That’s store number 341-ish.) For the opening, the new 8,000 square-feet location is offering makeup touch-ups and an art installation that features up-and-coming artists from the borough.

The Environmental Working Group released a new Dirty Dozen list, the Dirty Dozen list of Endocrine Disruptors. The list outlines the 12 worst hormone-altering chemicals found in beauty and other products and how to avoid them.