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The Week in Wellness: Hurricane relief, Marathon drama, and more


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A post-hurricane class at Kula Yoga, daylight only.

Don’t be the only one at the office this week who doesn’t know which new fitness studio just opened (and is flooded with celebrities) or where that new vegan sushi hotspot is.

We’ll keep you in-the-know with this weekly round-up of the most important wellness news—including fitness and yoga studio openings, celeb juice cleanses, better beauty news, and more:

This week, of course, was all about Hurricane Sandy here in New York. Lots of New York yoga studios and wellness centers in downtown Manhattan demonstrated supreme resiliency offering services by candlelight, despite the lack of electricity and water.

And New York Sports Club opened the doors of its many gyms to the public for free showers, phone charging, and stress-busting workouts. They should get a humanitarian award.

Meanwhile, the city announced that the ING New York City Marathon would go on as scheduled this Sunday, prompting expressions of both outrage and support. Then late Friday afternoon, CEO of the New York Road Runners, Mary Wittenberg, along with city officials, pulled the plug on the race.
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On a sunnier coast, Katy Perry declared that transcendental meditation changed her life, via Twitter, and asked her fans to donate to the David Lynch Foundation for her birthday.

Lady Gaga complained about the media obsessing over her recent weight gain, while bizarrely also saying it should pay more attention to Adele’s.

Popular Upper East Side studio Remorca Fitness debuted its first iPhone app, which will allow clients to book classes on the go.