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Photo: Fashionsherayde.blogspot.com

Welcome to our weekly roundup of wellness tidbits, healthy hints, and new places and products that caught our eye.

Happy Friday!

Yoga instructor to the rescue. The Daily News reported that Alec Baldwin was sweating profusely at last weekend’s Artists and Writers Charity Softball game in East Hampton. Thankfully, his svelte, perky girlfriend, YogaVida’s yoga director Hilaria Thomas, was there to fan him. Perhaps she needs to coach him in some Pranayama before the next one?

Whole Foods wants run your life. The organic grocery giant announced it’s newest venture this week—a series of membership-only wellness clubs, one of which will launch in Tribeca this fall. USA Today reported that for an annual $740 fee, you’ll get access to “lifestyle evaluations,” classes in nutrition, health, and cooking, and a 10 percent discount on select products. Or you could read Well+Good, which is free. Just saying.

slimming workout pants Spanx Active
The new Spanx Active Power Pants with "bagel busting" technology, $98

Do these pants make me look fat? No. The pants (and shirts) in Spanx’s new Active line for working out will actually suck in your fat, sculpting your figure before you even do your first lunge, reports Vital Juice. We have two questions. One: Why did they choose such an offensive name for their concept? (E.g., Bagel-busting technology). Two: If we look that good before we workout, what will motivate us to get on the treadmill?

Don’t be stuck with hurricane hair! With Hurricane Irene on the way, it’s bad timing for the 14th Street flagship of Blow, the salon dedicated to blow-outs, to be closed. Everyone knows that when seeking shelter, potable water, and a flashlight with working batteries, your hair must still look perfectly coiffed. So, during the salon’s reno, a pop-up shop at 485 6th Avenue, and 12th St., will be working the no-frizz thermal dryers to make sure you “get fabulous hair even in this hurricane weather.”

Show us your Well+Good. Okay, this isn’t really news. But, we want to confirm just how awesome, you, our readers, are, so we’re sticking this in. Did you do something super-fabulous this summer like surf in the Hamptons, go on a yoga cruise, or run a 10K? Send us a photo of yourself and a short blurb to info@wellandgoodnyc.com, and we’ll include you in a roundup of healthy summer fun. Don’t be shy; embrace your inner model.