This Week in Wellness: Celebs spinning, High Line roller skating, and more

Welcome to our weekly roundup of wellness tidbits, healthy hints, and new places and products that caught our eye.
High Line roller skating rink
Skaters celebrate the opening of the High Line roller rink. (Photo: Racked)

Welcome to our weekly roundup of wellness tidbits, healthy hints, and new places and products that caught our eye.

Happy Friday!

Pier bliss. YogaWorks’ free outdoor yoga series at Pier 46 in Hudson River Park, which was featured in our Summer Wellness Guide was supposed to bow out with a Namaste this week, but while the studio has decided to call it a summer, instructor Hollis Lewis is extending the classes throughout August on his own.

Rolling near the river. The Uniqlo-sponsored roller skating rink beneath the High Line kicked (or skated) off yesterday, and will be open until September 26. Racked NY reported that Susan Sarandon, the Central Park Dance Skaters, and the Gotham Girls Roller Derby were all there to show their support. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for children under 12, skates included.

Celebs spinning. Flywheel’s celebrity cup runneth over this week. The New York Post reported that Jillian Michaels came on board as an investor (with national brand expansion in mind), and this Sunday, the company is hosting a charity spin to support Project A.L.S. and Katie Couric and Billy Baldwin will be among those on the bikes.

bethenny frankel skinnygirl workout Luxe beauty for less. Thinking of taking a stroll through Soho this weekend? Stop by Red Flower’s annual soap stoop sale on Prince Street, where their naturally luscious products will be 30–75 percent off.

Bethenny does yoga. Bethenny’s quest for wellness-world domination continues with a new DVD announced this week, “Bethenny’s Skinnygirl Workout.” The DVD, which features three quick yoga segments, will be available on September 12, exclusively at Target, adding yoga to the long list of things Bethenny believes she can teach us about—weddings, spirituality, cooking, dieting, working out—seriously, what’s next?

The first-ever Kiehl’s Spa opened—and we’re ignoring it. Why is everyone and their pores running to the first-ever spa by Kiehl’s for $160 treatments when you can get free (chemical-based) samples from the store or your next hotel stay?


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