We recap everything earth-shattering that happened in health and wellness this week: April 6-12, 2013.
Ultimate Fighting Championship opened a family-friendly gym in the FiDi, which they say is not just for fighters. It will feature MMA-based fitness classes plus kickboxing, boxing, and Muay Thai, according to DNAinfo.com.
Juice Press opens the doors to its first Brooklyn location this Monday, April 15, in Williamsburg. The opening is part of a larger expansion plan across the city.
And also on Monday, Flywheel Sports officially opens its second LA studio in Larchmont, where celeb instructors like Lacey Stone will be riding.
Jessica Bellofatto relocated her popular East Hampton yoga studio, KamaDeva Yoga, to a new, larger space, where she’ll offer additional intermediate and advanced classes.
Fix Beauty Bar introduced Suite Fix, a new service that brings blowouts and manicures to your home or office—no subway ride required.
Melania Trump debuted her first skincare line, an anti-aging collection called Melania Beauty Caviar Complexe C6.
FITNESS AND YOGA NEWS
SoulCycle took over the High Line on Thursday and raised $70,000 for the Friends of the High Line to keep the park clean and continue renovations.
And another fitness app that launched, Charity Miles, lets exercisers raise money for charity whenever they walk, run, or bike.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Dr. Mark Hyman hosted an “Eat-In” that encouraged thousands of participants to take back their health by creating healthy, home-cooked meals.
A California-based nutritionist was dismissed from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, according to Grubstreet, after raising questions about ties members of a GMO-food-policy working group had to agricultural giant (and GMO creator) Monsanto.
Regal Vegan Ella Nemcova and Yoga-Pilates instructor Kristin DeGroat are hosting their first “One Healthy Mo+Fo” workshop together on Saturday, April 13, which combines food and movement in a workout-cooking class combo.