This Week in Wellness: Cameron Diaz’s fitness book, Organic Avenue’s new store, and more

Welcome to our weekly roundup of wellness news we’ve spotted and reported throughout the week. Our Page Six!
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According to E! Online, Cameron Diaz is writing a book on health and nutrition for teen girls. The book will be published by Harper Collins in the fall of 2013 and will include healthy advice from top nutritionists and the actress’ celeb friends like Gwyneth Paltrow, Drew Barrymore, and Jennifer Lopez.

Organic Avenue opened the doors to its 10th retail location on Wednesday, on the corner of Eighth Avenue and 21st Street in Chelsea. The brand has been in supercharged expansion mode for the last year—this is the seventh location to open since just last spring.

Looks like the Commander in Chief is following the lead of his fitness-focused wife. Instead of a stuffy fundraising dinner, President Obama’s next campaign event will allow supporters to shoot hoops with basketball stars like Carmelo Anthony, Magic Johnson, and Sheryl Swoops, at the Sports Center at Chelsea Piers.

Following in the Soho store’s footsteps, Sephora Union Square officially unveils its makeover today, with new features like a Nail Studio, a “Fragrance Sensorium,” and a Personal Beauty Advisor Room.

Om Factory announced it will be hosting an AcroYoga Summer Festival, Kula Lila NYC, on August 18 and 19. Activities include lots of workshops, an “open jam” in Central Park’s Sheep’s Meadow, and a restorative bodywork and decompression party.

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Tricia Donegan at Bikram LES

Bikram Yoga Lower East Side is offering the chance to take a free class with Tricia Donegan, who is credited with being Lady Gaga’s yoga teacher. The Open House takes place this Sunday, August 12, and is for those who haven’t tried the hot style of yoga before.

Coconut water drama reached new heights when two class action lawsuits were filed against Vita Coco and O.N.E. on Monday, based on the study that showed the brands overstated the amount of electrolytes in their products and exaggerated health benefits.

A pop-up yoga studio, Yoga Gives, will be hosting fundraising classes through September 4. All class proceeds benefit charitable organizations, and many teachers from beloved city studios will be teaching, such as Erin Jacques, Kelly Morris, and Scott Harig.

Chaise 23, the studio known for its tricked out Pilates chair workouts, is hosting a special Reinvention Bootcamp on August 18. Expect a two-hour hard-core workout, customized protein shakes, and farmer’s market tips from Clean Plates founder Jared Koch.

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