New York Health and Wellness Guide 2014

Where to get fit and have fun

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Just toasting to good health won’t get you very far. Cheers Here’s to taking action in 2014.

Ready, Set, Soak
We’re all about the relaxed approach of Royal Botanicals bath soaks, bottled in Brooklyn by floral designer Ariel Dearie. Stock up on all three aromatherapeutic scents — original, vetiver, rose geranium — crafted in small batches from Dead Sea salts, Epsom salts, and organic essential oils.

Juice Instead of Gym
Make Gotham West Market’s Little Chef your new go-to juice joint. Caroline Fidanza’s just-launched menu includes creations like Vitamin C (rose hip, orange peel, hibiscus flower), Turmeric Tonic (turmeric, lemon, honey, cardamom), Beet (beet, apple, lavender), and Salad Greens (kale, celery, cucumber, scallion, lemon, sea salt). Each health-conscious concoction is doctored with aromatics, botanicals, herbs, and spices for added flavor and nutrition.

Get Your Ducks in a Row
Sick of the usual gym routine (a.k.a. rotating through the treadmill and elliptical)? Join the revolution at NYC’s CityRow. Burn up to 600 calories during 50-minute group sessions that alternate between interval rowing and mat work for full-body results.

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A Friendly Approach
If you’ve lost your competitive edge, go for camaraderie instead with the new team-inspired workout at Swerve’s indoor cycling studio. New to spin? Beginner classes include a studio tour, bike fitting, and explanation of positions and consoles.

See Your Best Self
Go au naturel with herbalist and beauty expert Jessa Blades’s skin care and wellness essentials. The balancing face wash (organic milk powder, garbanzo bean flour, rose and calendula petals) and magic face powder (French green and kaolin clays, baking soda, organic peppermint essential oil) are perfection.

Keep It Fresh
Join the club — Athletes Club, that is — to stay on top of the city’s fitness scene with exclusive discounts to a handpicked selection of studios, gyms, stores, and healthy restaurants on your own time (and no expiration dates).

We’ll drink (in moderation) to that.

Photos: Courtesy of Royal Botanicals; Lisa Russman / Courtesy of Swerve 

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