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We recap everything earth-shattering that happened in health and wellness this week: April 28–May 10, 2013.


Equinox members will have no excuse to skip the gym next week. The company announced a week-long partnership with car-service booking app Uber and electric car manufacturer Tesla that will allow all members to use Uber’s app to book themselves free rides to and from their workouts between May 20 and May 24.

Soulcycle is being sued by former instructor Nick Oram, who says the high-end cycling brand does not properly compensate its instructors in New York or California.

The Upper East Side’s Sanctuary Pilates expanded its offerings beyond Pilates and yoga with new acrobatic Silks workshops.

New York Road Runners is throwing a huge bash for race participants in the days leading up to the Brooklyn Half Marathon, with food vendors, a Brooklyn Brewery beer garden, live music, and more. The race is bigger than ever this year, with more than 15,000 runners ready to hit the streets.


Take your mom to yoga on Mother’s Day at Yoga Union, where a special 11:00 a.m. donation-based class taught by Brette Popper will benefit Women In Need, a charity that helps homeless women with children.

…or to a Women’s Health Workshop at 11:00 a.m. at The Upper East Side’s Remorca Fitness, where nutrition experts will address topics like hormones and weight loss. To RSVP, email

Sweetgreen’s salads have a cult following.


DC-based farm-to-table salad shop Sweetgreen announced it will open a second New York location in Tribeca, on the corner of Greenwich and Hubert, by the end of the year. The shop’s first Manhattan location is set to open in the NoMad Hotel this summer.

Michelin-starred Italian restaurant Del Posto is now offering almost all of its pasta dishes gluten-free.


Natural lipstick brand Bite Beauty is opening its first New York retail store, on the corner of Prince and Thompson in Soho.

And, in other much less happy lipstick news, another study found heavy metals rocking out in your favorite glosses and lipsticks.


Exhale celebrates Core Fusion’s 10-year anniversary with Fusion Fest on Wednesday, May 22. The day will include free Core Fusion classes, DJs, and giveaways.

Jump rope-inspired fitness brand Punk Rope hosts the 5th Annual Punk Rope Games on Sunday, May 19 in Greenpoint. You can create a team to compete or show up to cheer on participants.

For yogis who like to Instagram their asanas, Sacred Sounds is holding an “Art of Yoga Photography” workshop with Robert Sturman on June 2 at 1:30 p.m.

Brooklyn’s P.S. 107 is hosting a healthy eating panel discussion with Salt, Sugar, Fat author (and parent) Michael Moss on May 30 at 7:00 p.m.

Two events with spiritual thought leaders are taking place in New York next week. Both address how your own personal spiritual transformation can affect positive change in the world.