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(Photo: Facebook/Pure Barre)
(Photo: Facebook/Pure Barre)


We recap everything earth-shattering that happened in health and wellness this week: February 8–14, 2014.


Popular barre studio franchise Pure Barre announced it officially reached 200 studios nationwide. The brand debuted in 2001 and now has locations in 38 states.

SoulCycle is kicking off the renovation of its flagship studio in Tribeca on February 18-20, which will involve expanding the locker rooms and improving the sound in both studios. (More bass for your bike dancing!) The location will be closed for these three days and then run classes out of a single studio while construction is going on until Memorial Day.

Tracy Anderson released a new DVD, Tracy Anderson Dance Aerobics, which is her first dance-focused video to debut with new moves in six years. Anderson says its her “highest calorie burning workout ever released.”

Tracy Anderson's new cardio dance DVD. (Photo: Tracy Anderson)
Tracy Anderson’s new cardio dance DVD. (Photo: Tracy Anderson)

Uptown Pilates announced its opening a third Manhattan studio this spring, in the West Village on the same block as the Liquiteria and Barre3 locations are also slated for. Are you thinking what we’re thinking? A new healthy city hub!


The ever-expanding yoga-music festival Wanderlust released its entire 2014 lineup of events, which includes familiar locations like Vermont and Squaw Valley and a few new festivals in far-flung locales like Australia and New Zealand.


Organic Avenue opened a new location in Noho on Friday, February 14, on Bleecker Street at Crosby, with an expanded menu.


Jurlique, at the Honor Fashion Week show
A dewy-faced model thanks to Jurlique, at the Honor show. (Photo:

In a move we’d like to see more of, The Honor Fall 2014 show used Jurlique natural beauty products, including Rosewater Mist, Calendula Redness Treatment, and Rose Balm for a fresh, dewy glow.

Also, we noticed lots of five-free, non-toxic nail polish lines at Fashion Week, tons of fitness-inspired looks on the runways, and a mega number of models sipping on Juice Press. Sooo much better than the cigarettes and Diet Coke of even a few years ago.


Fitness studios around town are hosting all kinds of Valentine’s Day-themed workouts, from partner classes to cardio dance parties for singles, with lots of fun extras.

Natural makeup line W3LL PEOPLE hosts a three-hour holistic beauty workshop on February 22 in Chelsea, called Beauty: Inside Out. It will feature founder Shirley Pinkson, health coach Maria Marlowe, Soul Sister Collective founder Amber Shirley, and juices from Love Grace.