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Pulse Points: News that got our hearts racing

Tracy Anderson


We recap everything earth-shattering that happened in health and wellness this week: January 11–17, 2013.


Celebrity trainer and Gwyneth BFF Tracy Anderson started a feud with SoulCycle when she told Redbook that cycling classes often make women’s legs bulky.

Beloved Portland-based brand Barre3 announced it will open its first New York City studio in the West Village in late March, right over the soon-to-open Liquiteria.

Recently opened cycling studio Swerve introduced Swerve School, an hour-long class for newbies to cycling that includes 40 minutes of instruction (bike set-up, proper form, etc.) and a 20-minute demo ride.

SoulCycle opened a pop-up studio at Sundance, where the Hollywood elite will get to take classes for free during the festival. (Classes are already sold-out, but attendees can also schedule privates.)

Barry's Hu Kitchen
(Photo: Barry’s Bootcamp)

Barry’s Bootcamp kicked off a partnership with Hu Kitchen, with both of its New York studios now stocking a number of the healthy restaurant’s menu items.

KG Body, a dance cardio method created by celeb trainer Katherine Greiner, has resumed classes at Gotham Gym in the West Village. That’s after SLT relocated its Midtown location, displacing the workout last fall.


Online network Ulive launched a “Healthy Awesomeness” channel with new shows with wellness stars like Latham Thomas and Tara Stiles premiering.

Former Lululemon CEO Christine Day announced she’ll be joining a prepared food start-up called Luvo, which makes orange mango chicken and kale and broccoli dishes, according to the Globe & Mail.

The Cronut has been successfully trademarked. But it’s still loaded with butter, sugar, and carbs.


Natural beauty expert and makeup artist Jessa Blades is teaching a makeup technique class on Sunday, January 19 at L’Ecole Des Beaux in Brooklyn.

Want to feel like you’re running on clouds? Finish Line Physical Therapy is hosting an Open House on Thursday, January 30 to give New Yorkers a chance to test out its AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills, with refreshments and raffle prizes.

The Dalai Lama will be giving four talks during February in California, on such topics as How to Achieve Happiness, compassion, and more.