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Pulse Points: News that got our hearts racing

We recap everything earth-shattering that happened in health and wellness this week: April 27–May 3, 2013.


We recap everything earth-shattering that happened in health and wellness this week: April 27–May 3, 2013.


Lululemon will be opening a new store in Boerum Hill in June, which will have a “Brooklyn vibe.” The opening will also mean the closing of the small Park Slope “showroom” store.

Speaking of Lululemon, its founders Chip and Shannon Wilson recently launched Whil, a 60-second meditation technique based on a dot, which “promotes, calm, focus, and goal-setting.”

15love cute fitness clothes and ambassadors
A spring 15love tank that many of your fave instructors may soon be wearing.

Indie fitness-fashion brand 15love has recruited popular boutique fitness instructors for its brand-new ambassador program including Flybarre director Kara Liotta, Barry’s Bootcamp instructor Natalie Raitano, surfing-yogi Jessica Bellofatto, Exhale and Core Fusion co-founder Elizabeth Halfpapp, SLT’s Amanda Freeman, and more.


Tracy Anderson is expanding her reach even further into client’s lives with a new food delivery program. Called The Food Program, it’s currently available only in the LA area for $49.95 per day, and includes three meals, two snacks, and a dessert.

Juice Press opened the doors to its ninth store on Wednesday, on the Upper West Side at 82nd Street and Columbus Ave.

And a brand-new juice brand, Juice Lane, is set to open in the Hamptons on Memorial Day weekend, in the same Wainscott Plaza as Barry’s Bootcamp.

Citi Bike
Citi Bike docking stations caused controversy all week long.


May is Bike Month, and there’s been a ton of news on the subject:

The installation of Citi Bike stations stirred up controversy all week long, from residents and food vendors complaining about the placement of docking stations, to weight requirements on the bikes, to cars getting towed for installations.

Bike Expo New York is happening this weekend, and a panel on Saturday, May 4 at 1:00 p.m. will feature women cyclists offering “A Girl’s Guide To Riding a Bicycle in New York City.”

Transportation Alternatives is launching a Commuter Challenge on Monday, May 13, to encourage co-workers to bike to work as a business.


A new yoga studio, U Studios, opened in Soho at Broadway and Canal on Wednesday, offering $12 yoga and Pilates classes to downtown yogis on a budget. Hot yoga classes will also start next week.

Dance cardio queen Katia Pryce is giving her company KPLoveFit a makeover, renaming it KPDanceBody and hosting classes at Battery Dance Company and Dance New Amsterdam. Details via [email protected]

SoulCycle turned seven and created this cute infographic of its successes, including oldest rider (78) and number of towels washed to date (115,797).

The Refine Method is renovating its Upper East Side studio over the next two weeks, and changes will include brand new equipment, plyometric flooring, more stations, and increased space.

Nina Dobrev Origins GinZing Moisturizer
Nina Dobrev (Vampire Diaries and Perks of Being a Wallflower) at the Origins flagship store.

Flywheel is hosting the grand opening of a new Flybarre studio in Stamford, inside Chelsea Piers’ Connecticut location.


Today at the Origins Flatiron store in NYC, Nina Dobrev helped launch the new Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer.

Pure Barre is hosting a class to benefit the One Fund Boston, taught by Boston-bred instructor Meaghan Cleary, on Sunday, May 5 at 2:30 p.m at its Union Square studio.

Pure Yoga and Empire Tri Club are teaming up to offer a free “Yoga for Triathletes” class on Sunday, May 19 at noon at Pure West.