We recap everything earth-shattering that happened in health and wellness this week: February 1–7, 2014.
Fashion editor-fave barre brand Physique 57 launched a new apparel collection, with leggings, tanks, tees, and more branded items.
Barry’s Bootcamp announced a spring capsule collection created with fashion brand Nation LTD that will consist of “comfy basics” sold at its workout studios. The popular fitness brand also just released a collection for Bloomingdale’s.
Fashion Week kicked off with lots of models and attendees sporting Alexander Wang’s “P6” beanies, hats created in collaboration with nonprofit Athlete Ally to show solidarity with gay Olympians and protest Russia’s discrimination against the LGBT community.
Adidas released the Boston Marathon World Run app, which “allows runners to participate in the athletic spirit of the event regardless of ability or geography” and will collect contributions for the One Fund Boston, a charity created in the wake of the bombing last year.
While Reebok launched the ZQuick running shoe, inspired by “high-performance Z-rated tires.”
A “shameless” Justin Bieber fan and Toronto yoga instructor Roseanne McCollum has created a class called Yogabiebs, reports The Cut, which combines her obsession of prepubescent pop with her love for yoga.
The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers in New York launched a series of “Signature Program” small-group classes that will only be available to members who choose a Full Access membership. Classes, which max out at 10, include a Manhattan Beach Workout, done in the sand, circuit training with TRXs and kettlebells, and more.
And NYC’s Financial District UFC Gym launched a slew of new classes, like MATRX, combining MMA training and the TRX, and Trigger Point Boxing, which pairs boxing drills with foam rolling.
Class booking site Classtivity is changing its name to “ClassPass” and will launch a rebranded website on February 10
FOOD AND JUICE
Upscale salad joint Sweetgreen announced it will open a Williamsburg store this summer. The location will be the DC-based chain’s third in New York City.
After opening a mini juice bar inside Soho Strength Lab last week, Juice Press revealed that it will open four more New York stores by summer, in Tribeca, Midtown, the Financial District, and Bridgehampton, making it the largest New York juice brand.
Carroll Gardens wellness center Element Health Spa has a second, pop-up location nearby, on Smith Street, for the month of February. The spa is doing discounted facials and brow waxing, massages, acupuncture, treatments, and even tarot card and astrology readings.
And while dozens of athletes world-over are lacing up their skates and waxing their skis to compete in Sochi, closer to home the uberbendy are unrolling their yoga mats for the New York Regional Yoga Asana Championships this Sunday in New York City.
Sustainable party supply company Susty Party is hosting a “Carnival of Love” at Whole Foods Columbus Circle on February 18 with lots of healthy eats and drinks and all proceeds benefiting the Whole Planet Foundation.
Popular New York vegan supper club Suite ThreeOhSix is raising funds for the Coalition for Healthy School Food with a special six-course dinner on February 25, which includes a silent auction and raffle.
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