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This Week in Wellness: Bike share delayed, Russell Simmons’ yoga gear, and more


Russell Simmons yoga
(Photo: Globalgrind.com)

Welcome to our weekly roundup of wellness news we’ve spotted and reported throughout the week. Our Page Six!

CitiBike announced that New York’s highly anticipated bike share system won’t hit city streets until August at the earliest. It was slated to launch this month. Some neighborhoods won’t see the blue bikes until next spring. The delay seems to be related to the process required to secure the funding.

Russell Simmons is debuting a yoga line called Tantris that will include apparel, mats, pillows, candles, and more. The music mogul and Jivamukti regular says his “passion for yoga” is his only motivation.

Atlanta-based yoga fashion brand Kira Grace is partnering with Seane Corn’s non-profit organization, Off the Mat, Into the World. All of the proceeds from two items in the brand’s new Warrior Collection will be donated to the yoga charity.

City Bakery is adding a juice bar and bottled juices to its croissant-heavy menu, and its juice offerings include unusual, seasonal blends—and affordable prices.

TV’s Oxygen Network has teamed up with Crunch gyms to offer workout classes created by the cast of All the Right Moves. The dance-heavy classes were choreographed by So You Think You Can Dance’s Travis Wall and three other stars, and they’ll be offered at the Lafayette Street and Murray Hill locations in New York.

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Priti’s new desert-inspired colors.

Priti NYC will launch a line of polishes on July 25, called “Summer in Arizona,” with colors influenced by the American Southwest.

You can keep one in your desk drawer in case your boss calls Manicube, a new service that delivers manicurists to the offices of busy New Yorkers. Seriously.

Dr. Frank Lipman launched a wellness video series featuring his celebrity clients—like Tabatha Coffey, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Peter Saarsgard—who will share their own healthy living tips and recipes.

Registration just opened for JackRabbit NYC’s annual Battle of Brooklyn 10 miler, the Prospect Park race that commemorates one of the largest battles of the Revolutionary War. Participants can run the entire distance or sign up with friends as a relay team.

Intensati founder Patricia Moreno is holding a special edition of her monthly “Workin’ It Out” events on July 25. “I Am Fit for Living” will feature a workout co-taught by Moreno’s personal trainer, Pedro Carriedo, and a healthy cooking demonstration.