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We recap everything earth-shattering that happened in health and wellness this week: September 28–October 4, 2013.
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The Bari Studio introduced new BariONE classes this week. (Photo: Instagram/thebaristudio)


We recap everything earth-shattering that happened in health and wellness this week: September 28–October 4, 2013.


The Crosby Press posted a video of The Fat Jew teaching what he called “Bikram Yoga” to homeless people on a New York City subway platform, on a particularly hot summer day. It’s a follow up to his famous SoulCycle for homeless people classes taught at CitiBike docking stations. (Note: We’ve never seen Bikram poses like these before…)

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The Fat Jew teaches subway “Bikram,” (Photo: The Crosby Press)

Flywheel is opening its first Boston studio in the Prudential Center on Tuesday, October 8. To celebrate, it’s offering free classes all week.

Physique 57 debuted a pop-up studio in Scarsdale in Westchester County. The studio’s located in the Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center and co-founder Tanya Becker will teach there, along with other NYC-based instructors.

The Bari Studio introduced new BariONE classes for newbies to the studio to learn the method’s basics. The class was previously offered as a required private session.

Celeb trainer Ary Nunez (known for keeping Rihanna fit) will be teaching a special class series this fall at Pedal NYC. The class, NinjaKnights, starts Thursday, October 10 and will include martial arts moves, SandBells, and cycling with Mr. Ray.


Famed cupcake shop Crumbs opened its first all gluten-free bakery, on West 8th Street in Greenwich Village.

Wednesday marked the first National Kale Day, with kale conversations and parties across the country. You can watch footage of the day’s video conversations with kale champions and experts here.

Love Your EnemiesIn the weirdest partnership ever, Equinox’s Q Blog is teaming up with The Meatball Shop to introduce a “health-minded meatball” called The Q Ball.


Renowned meditation teachers Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman celebrated the launch of their new book, Love Your Enemies, with a party at ABC Home.

Walmart is cleaning up its beauty aisle. The brand announced plans to cut down on or eliminate 10 chemicals found in household and beauty products currently on their shelves.


Uptown Pilates is hosting The Pilates Center of Boulder for a weekend of lessons, workshops, and open houses from October 25 to 27.

Yoga 216 is celebrating its first birthday with a full day of $1 classes (from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the hour) on Saturday, October 12, plus snacks and drinks for toasting.

The Shore Soup Project, which provides healthy, affordable food to low-income New Yorkers affected by Sandy in the Rockaways, is hosting its first big benefit at The Bowery Hotel on Wednesday, October 23.

This American Life host Ira Glass will lead a discussion with Buddhist monks from Thich Nhat Hanh’s monastery at ABC Home on Thursday, October 10 on “mindfulness in an urban landscape.”