The Week in Wellness: New Nolita juice bar, Smorgasburg at Whole Foods, and more

We'll keep you in-the-know with this weekly round-up of the most important news on the fitness and wellness scene.
Smorgasburg gets an indoor home at the Bowery Whole Foods.

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:

Grubstreet reported that Apotheke co-owner Heather Tierney is opening a new juice bar and vegan cafe, called The Butcher’s Daughter, in Nolita. The head “juiceologist,” Brandi Kowalski, hails from ABC Kitchen and the food menu will be heavy on traditionally meaty dishes made with plant-based ingredients.

Smorgasburg opened an outpost at Whole Foods’ Bowery location. According to Edible Manhattan, the store chose a group of vendors who will serve lunch and dinner for the next month, finally bringing artisanal pickles to Manhattanites.

Drybar opened its third blow-dry-only bar in Murray Hill (222 E. 34th Street). And in November, a fourth will pop up on the Upper East Side. Maybe that means we’ll soon be able to get an appointment without a week’s notice?

A High Intensity Interval Training boutique fitness studio, The Fhitting Room, started construction on the Upper East Side, with an expected open date of mid-December.

Greenpoint’s popular community yoga studio, Goodyoga, opened a second location in Clinton Hill.

Tracy Anderson
Tracy Anderson and Mama Mio’s new 9 Month Stretch Kit.

Tracy Anderson announced a new “9 Month Stretch Kit” in partnership with Mama Mio skin care. The kit includes Anderson’s new Pregnancy Project DVDs and Mama Mio’s Pregnancy Essentials Kit.

Sexy workout phenom Qoya is back in New York for a week of classes with founder Rochelle Schieck at the East Village’s Bhakti Cafe and Sacred Brooklyn—so you can get a little sensual hip gyrating in before the winter hibernation state sets in.

Surfset is bringing its surfboard-centered workout to Crunch’s new swank Chelsea gym. The gym opens later this month, but you won’t be able to hop on a board until January.

Mastin Kipp announced The Daily Love Extravaganza, a week of free online classes with, well, all of the spiritual scene’s biggest names—Marianne Williamson, Kris Carr, Marie Forleo, Gabrielle Bernstein, Elena Brower, Laurie Gerber, and about a million others.

And speaking of Gabrielle Bernstein, the spirit junkie released a May Cause Miracles meditation album, as a precursor to her third book, which debuts in January.

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts announced a partnership with Reebok as part of its “Fairmont Fit” program, which will allow hotel guests to get fitness apparel and footwear delivered directly to their rooms. Sounds much better than bad pizza from room service.

Those who feel like they’re spending their youth wrangling their month beauty appointments are the target audience of, a new site that lets you search and book appointments for dozens of New York beauty outposts, from Tata Harper facials at the Moonshine Spa to DryBar, TenOverTen, and indie spots galore.

Wanderlust announced yoga festivals in its most exotic locations yet—Chile and O’ahu (with surfing and ukelele lessons!). Yes, please.

In Intensati news, popular instructor Erin Stutland announced the upcoming launch of her online workout platform, Shrink Session. Natalia Petrzela announced that during November, her Wednesday and Friday 6:30 a.m. Intensati classes at Equinox will be free and open to the public.

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