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Barry's Bootcamp will hit the Bay Area this spring (Photo: Barry's Bootcamp)
Barry’s Bootcamp will hit the Bay Area this spring (Photo: Barry’s Bootcamp)


We recap everything earth-shattering that happened in health and wellness this week: March 1–7, 2014.


Barry’s Bootcamp announced its anticipated first Bay Area studio will open near AT&T Ballpark in San Francisco this May. The opening is part of the brand’s major expansion plan across the country.

Row House opens this weekend at EVF Performance (Photo: Row House)
Row House opens this weekend at EVF Performance (Photo: Row House)

SoulCycle pedaled into Boston this week, opening its first New England studio, in the suburb of Chestnut Hill, on Wednesday, March 5.

EVF CrossFit’s new Columbus Circle location officially opened on Friday, March 6, including its first rowing-based studio, Row House.

Cycling company Peloton opened its newest retail store, in the Westchester Mall, where you can try the high-tech, at-home bikes.

And this will make you want to work for MTV… or VH1, or Nickelodeon, or… Viacom opened The Wellness Studio, this week, at its 1515 Broadway location with deeply discounted workouts, from barre to TRX, exclusively for its employees. Apparently it’s harder to book a spot than SoulCycle.


Nonprofit Just Food announced its annual conference will take place on April 5–6, 2014. And this year it will include new intensive workshops on healthy topics like fermentation, cooking for sustainability, and urban foraging.

A new documentary, Lunch Hour, premiered on March 4. The film looks at the unhealthy foods being served in schools and features celebrity chefs like Rachael Ray and Bill Telepan.


rancho la puerta juice beauty
(Photo: Juice Beauty at Rancho La Puerta)

Natural-leaning beauty brand Restorsea announced that Gwyneth Paltrow will serve as its new brand ambassador.

At Paris Fashion Week, Chanel outfitted its models in sneakers and staged its runway show in a fake grocery store.

In a cool, modern move, Juice Beauty facials are now offered at Rancho La Puerta, the healthy top destination spas in Baja California, Mexico. Clearing Facial Treatment after a morning of hiking and workouts, anyone?