The wellness maven of Wall Street

“I started to see a change in my own habits—and that my habits were mirroring the industry. There was a transition from big box gyms to specialized boutique fitness concepts,” says investment banker, Aarti Kapoor.   Investment bankers specialize in all sorts of things. Energy. Telcoms. Automative. Media. Workouts. We’re only half kidding about the ...

My Five Beauty Obsessions: Kristen Peterson

Come summer time in Amagansett, Kristen Peterson’s daughter would inevitably break out in a prickly heat rash that would last through the sunny months. When a doctor told Peterson it was a reaction to sunscreen, the former Wall Street analyst began to do her homework. “I started researching what’s in sunscreen and was finding all ...

Why You Should Join the Next Nerd Fitness Challenge

About three years ago, I had an idea. I was a few weeks away from going on a vacation, and wanted to set some fitness related goals and keep myself accountable. We had just launched the Nerd Fitness message boards, and I thought to myself, “what better way to keep myself accountable than use this ...

Refrigerator Look Book: Bob Greene

Bob and Oprah on her farm in Hawaii (Photo: Courtesy of O, The Oprah Magazine’s June issue)   If you don’t know Bob Greene, you’ll find his name listed among the pantheon of fitness gurus. An exercise physiologist, Greene is best known as Oprah’s trainer (and friend). He’s also the author of the Best Life ...

The 2013 Healthy Summer Guide to New York City is here—and better than ever!

Ready for your best, healthiest summer ever? The People’s Bootcamp in Central Park and Montauk is just one of the outdoor classes listed in the Well+Good Healthy Summer Guide to New York.   The third annual Healthy Summer Guide to New York City is here! Well+Good’s jam-packed guide includes all the outdoor yoga and fitness ...

5 natural face cleansers worth trying

Photo: NoMoreDirtyLooks.com By Rebecca Bailey for NoMoreDirtyLooks.com In my search for the holy grail of cleansers, I’ve found a few noteworthy products that are special, though not quite perfect for my skin type or picky needs. Not everyone is dry/mature like me, or has the same criteria for judging a cleanser, so these are definitely ...

West Hollywood CrossFit comes to New York—in a big, luxe way

Brick’s West Hollywood gym. (Photo: Will Miller Jr. for Brick CrossFit)   New York’s CrossFit scene is booming, and it’s about to get even bigger—and more luxurious. Brick New York, set to open in Chelsea this July, is shaking up the no-frills CrossFit box model with 13,000 square feet of space, yoga classes on the ...

The Arrested Development Workout Plan…COME ON!

Happy Arrested Development Week! Unless you’ve been living under a rock or hiding in the attic, you’re aware that one of the world’s greatest comedies returned to “television” on Sunday!  Arrested Development has more inside jokes, hilarious references, and obscure humor than you will find in probably any other show ever. (If you haven’t seen ...

Lashing out: The hottest beauty trend and its benefits

(Photo: Melissabxoxo.blogspot.com) New York women have fine-tuned their beauty regimes to maximize every moment. They know how to preserve a blowout beyond its expiration date (blow dry the hair line and dry shampoo!); they use multitasking makeup that works on eyes, lips, and cheeks; and they’ve have even figured out how to look done-up without ...

Barry’s Bootcamp’s Joey Gonzalez on his new obsession: yoga

Joey Gonzalez at Barry’s Bootcamp in Chelsea. You may think Barry’s Bootcamp Chief Operating Officer and bad-ass trainer Joey Gonzalez would turn his nose up at anything that doesn’t involve heavy weights. Think again. In between blood-pumping sweat sessions, Gonzalez has been popping upstairs to YogaMaya, a (conveniently located) studio where’s he’s been working on ...