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The Week in Wellness: Physique 57 launches an app, Equinox’s Zagat guide, and more


Physique 57 gets an app! (Photo: Healthyhappierbear.com)

Don’t be the only one at the office this week who doesn’t know which new fitness studio just opened (and is flooded with celebrities) or where that new vegan hotspot is.

We’ll keep you in-the-know with this weekly round-up of the most important wellness news—including fitness and yoga studio openings, juice cleanses, better beauty news, and more:

Barre class fave Physique 57 launched its first app, which will allow devotees to book classes from their iPhone or iPad.

And Equinox is reaching beyond fitness into nutrition. The gym giant released a branded Zagat guide that features restaurants that meet its nutritional pillars, all located in cities that have an Equinox club.

According to Grubstreet, Morrissey convinced the Staples Center to stop selling meat during his upcoming concert. Should someone warn Fatty Cue at Barclays?

CEO Christine Day told The Star that Lululemon is now the underwear of choice for NHL players—specifically, the Game On Boxer Briefs.

We’re sure you’ve heard that Hilaria Baldwin is being sued by a student who hurt himself in yoga class. We’re about to learn how important that pre-practice waiver is and if yoga teachers should also take another layer of insurance. Especially if they’re in the spotlight.

Uplift Studios gave its class offerings a makeover and will now be offering just Uplifting-Strength and Uplifting-Cardio.

The pay-what-you-can killer workout The People’s Bootcamp is expanding, with two new classes on the schedule, taught by a second instructor, Amina McWilliams. Classes will be Monday and Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

And Greenwich Village studio Sacred Sounds Yoga debuted a Mysore Ashtanga program. Sessions will be on the schedule from 6:30–9:00 a.m. with Michael Guiou.

Yo Yoga! launched a Lucky Ant campaign to help it give its lopsided, astroturf (but charming!) roofdeck a makeover.

Real Housewives of Atlanta star and former Miss USA Kenya Moore announced she’ll released a fitness DVD on March 5: Booty Boot Camp.

Events happening around New York: Revolve is hosting a DJ ride at 7:30 tonight (Friday, Feb. 22), Tara Stiles is teaching a free yoga class at STORY on February 23, Barry’s Bootcamp hosts a Heroes and Villains comic book-inspired Dance Party the same day, and  the first-ever New York City Forrest Yoga Symposium will take place on March 2.