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We recap everything earth-shattering that happened in health and wellness this week: May 25—31, 2013.

Citi BikeWe recap everything earth-shattering that happened in health and wellness this week: May 25—31, 2013.


Bent on Learning’s Jennifer Ford, MamaGlow founder Latham Thomas, and Well+Good co-founder Melisse Gelula (Photo: Bent on Learning)

Fashion designers, artists, wellness luminaries, and yoga gurus turned up at Bent on Learning’s Spring Fling benefit at Indochine to support the non-profit’s commitment to teaching yoga to New York City public school children this week.

New York’s Citi Bike bike share program officially launched, with a wave of blue bikes blanketing the city. Really. Seriously! The program reported 6,050 trips on day one.

The new Fitness Guru gym opened in Dumbo, offering spin classes (that include on-bike power generators!), barre, and much more.

Norma Kamali launched a women’s empowerment line of dog tag necklaces as part of her campaign to stop objectification, which include sayings like “When I am empowered, I am invincible.”


Next week, June 3–9, is Hemp History Week, and Whole Foods is celebrating by featuring hemp-infused products in every aisle, from beauty like Dr. Bronner’s to granolas, oils, and more.

Low-fat Froyo powerhouse 16 Handles debuts an “artisan collection” on June 3 (in all stores by June 10)—Tahitian Vanilla Bean, Mint Chocolate Chip, and So Fresh Mango Sorbetto—that they say is made with all-natural ingredients like real mangoes and fresh mint.

Adidas’ new Crazyquick running shoe


Flywheel gave its Upper East Side studio a summer makeover for a “sleek, new look” on Tuesday. We can’t wait to check it out.

Jet-setting New York yogi Lauren Imparato brought her I.AM.YOU Yoga to the Cannes Film Festival and then to two sold-out events in Spain, in Madrid and Ibiza.

Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camp owner Ariane Hundt is introducing her first Nutribullet Detox program on June 11, which includes workouts, eliminating foods like sugar and alcohol, and lots of shakes.

Healthy living inspiration site Fit Journey is introducing a class and education series for newbies to the wellness world. The first event in the series, which kicks off June 23, is a four-ride series at Flywheel for spin class virgins, with two nutrition seminars led by Sharon Richter.


Adidas debuts the new Crazyquick running shoe on June 1, a sneaker that they say has a “skin-like” fit and provides the most natural run.

And according to, Nike officially severed its ties with Lance Armstrong and the Livestrong Foundation.