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We recap everything earth-shattering that happened in health and wellness this week: May 18—24, 2013.

SoulCycle WilliamsburgWe recap everything earth-shattering that happened in health and wellness this week: May 18—24, 2013.


SoulCycle officially opened its first Brooklyn location on Saturday, on Kent and North 3rd in Williamsburg. The 4,000-square-foot studio is the brand’s 16th studio. Happy Sweet Sixteen SoulCycle!

Revolve launched a partnership with Chelsea’s Hotel Indigo to offer hotel guests free spin classes (shoes included) that they can book at the front desk. Just in case you forgot your tooth brush…and your workout.

Surf bikini company Calavera is launching WaveShape on June 1, a free workout program created by The People’s Bootcamp’s Adam Rosante that uses high intensity intervals to strengthen your body for surfing…or sunbathing.

Calavera surfer Evie Johnstone demos some WaveShape moves.


In an Allure interview about her new food program, Tracy Anderson revealed that she’s anti-juice cleanse, saying “I 100 percent hate them. I think it’s a really unfortunate trend…”

Oprah is finally making moves towards launching her buzzed-about line of organic food products. In the June issue of her magazine, she shows readers her organic farm in Hawaii, where she’s growing 100 species of fruits, veggies, and herbs.

And Russell Simmons is debuting a project called Quality Access Groceries, which will set up fresh food markets in low-income city neighborhoods that don’t have access to healthy, affordable foods.

Bethenny Frankel introduced a new line of Skinnygirl Daily nutrition bars, in flavors like Banana Oatmeal Dark Chocolate and Greek Yogurt Blueberry Crisp.


Popular personal trainer Brooke Marrone is hosting two free (sign-up required!) outdoor workout classes in Central Park, on June 1 and 8, that will involve cardio, intervals, and total-body conditioning.

Bite Beauty lipstick lab
Bite Beauty lipstick lab (Photo: Melisse Gelula for Well+Good)

New York’s meditation guru for 20- and 30-somethings, Ethan Nichtern, will be teaching a course on “Radical Compassion” and how it can bring peace into your relationships and life on June 28 and 29 at the Shambhala Center.


Organic Avenue opened an Astor Place store, on Third Avenue and 9th Street.

Natural beauty brand, BITE Beauty, opened its first custom lipstick lab at 174 Prince Street (between Sullivan and Thompson Sts., Soho), where you can create your own custom lipstick shade ($28, which is $4 more than existing colors) in 10 minutes, as well as shop the full collection.