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Healthy ‘Hood: Tribeca


The Hudson River Parkway, TriBeCa's playground

Tribeca’s long had a reputation for high-end dining (the Bouley Empire, for example). Now it can add high-end fitness to that reputation with Soul Cycle and the Tracy Anderson Studio. On the other side of the coin, miles of river pathways act as a big free urban gym. Battery Park City and the Hudson River Parkway are a paradise for boot-campers, bikers, and joggers. Well+Good covers the healthiest spots in this New York City neighborhood.

Soul Cycle. Soul Cycle’s enormous flagship on Warren Street and the West Side Highway offers a much friendlier experience that its two uptown spinning studios. There’s ample room to change, shower facilities, and multiple studios offering workouts with bands (they hang from the ceiling) and yoga. The prices are obnoxiously high with no discount for loyalty, but we love instructor Kym Perfetto who teachers here several times a week. 102 Warren Street, 212-406-1300, www.soul-cycle.com

Kula Yoga Project. Wanderlust co-founder Schuyler Grant owns this aerie Warren Street yoga studio known as the toughest in town. The roster of packed classes are led by many of the city’s forward-thinking teachers like David Regelin and Alex Auder. 28 Warren Street, 4th Floor, 212-945-4460, www.kulayoga.com

Tracy Anderson Studio. Gwyneth’s Paltrow’s pint-sized powerhouse of a personal trainer owns this plus-priced ($900 a month!) boutique gym on Greenwich Street. Workouts are based on Pilates-meets-barre–style classes, dance, and using weights under 4 pounds. Anderson’s currently looking for a new “larger space to meet demand.” (But spies tell us the place is often empty and the hefty initiation fee is frequently waived.)
408 Greenwich Street, 3rd Floor, 212-965-1408, www.tracyandersonmethod.com

Adeline Adeline. Owner Julie Hirschfeld’s adorable bike shop sells European imports from Batavus and Pashley, as well as gorgeous wicker baskets, groovy slip-on shoes, and hard-to-find Japanese sling bags. And there’s a bike lane in front of the shop for test drives.
147 Reade Street, 212-227-1150, www.adelineadeline.com

Moomah. Tribeca’s healthiest restaurant is ironically a café for kids, and their parents. It’s owned by Tracey Stewart, comedian Jon Stewart’s wife. Any nutritionist would give a seal of approval to the Souzita salad with chicken and pumpkin seeds or the Garden Veggie wrap sandwich. Children’s programming include Gloga, glow in the dark yoga.
161 Hudson Street, 212-226-0345, www.moomah.com

Sweet Lily Natural Nail Spa & Boutique. Pedicures take place in overstuffed armchairs at this neighborhood favorite nail salon. In addition to comfy Shabby Chic furnishings, it’s known for its super hygienic practices: steaming buckets of water, instead of bacteria-laden footbaths, are used to soak your feet. And polishes are non-toxic and from Zoya.
222 West Broadway, 212-925-5441, www.sweetlilyspa.com

Alexia Brue

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