This Week in Wellness: Sweat-proof bikes, 500,000 trees in Harlem, and more
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Sweat-proof cycling. You know how a waterfall of sweat washes over your bike during spin class? Well, apparently it’s causing the bikes to rust, and the Wall Street Journal reported that Flywheel is solving the problem by creating its very own sweat-proof bike. The bikes will be “marine-grade, saltwater-proof,” and will debut in studios in April. You (or more likely, Flywheel investor Jillian Michaels) will even be able to stock your home gym with one for $1,500.
Chelsea Market workout. pop-up fitness company, KiwiSweat, launched its very first fitness-flash experience this week by hosting spin classes amid the cheese and bread shops at Chelsea Market. Given the temporary concept, the space is way more substantial than you’d expect (with artwork, a DJ, shoes, and water for $27)—and so are the instructors, like popular trainer Lacey Stone. The Chelsea Market spin classes wrap up on October 29, but the pop-up reappears in Dumbo starting November 3 and moves to Boerum Hill’s Invisible Dog on November 17. These spin bikes are on the move.
A tree grows in Harlem. New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony teamed up with Mayor Bloomberg in Harlem on Tuesday to plant the 500,000th tree that has sprouted as part of Bloomy’s Million Trees campaign, DNA Info reported. The end goal is 2017, so halfway is pretty damn good. We’ll take a greener, less-polluted city any day.
Breast cancer bootcamp. Barry’s Bootcamp turned pink this Thursday evening for a benefit class to raise money for breast cancer awareness month. Joey Gonzalez organized the evening in honor of his mother, a breast cancer survivor. A packed class raised $5,000 for Susan G. Komen Greater NYC fund, and afterwards Gonzalez and others spoke about how breast cancer had affected their lives.
Get Happy. What could brighten your weekend more than finding out what really makes people happy (other than yoga and raw, dark chocolate, that is)? Happy, a brand-new award-winning documentary that explores the state of happiness, premieres at Lincoln Center this Saturday. Get tickets for the New York screening here.
Pavement-pounding kids. The New York Times reported this week that lots of kids in New York City schools are turning into runners, thanks to a free program offered by the New York Road Runners, and their teachers who weren’t satisfied with the dwindling amount of P.E. offered. Michelle Obama would be proud.
Gym-fashion marriage. Fila announced a new partnership with Sports Club/LA this week, which will launch in five locations, including New York. Gym employees will have new Fila uniforms, apparel will be sold at the clubs, and events like product launches will also be held there, according to the Washington Business Journal. Our prediction for the next partnership: Pure Yoga teams up with Lululemon. Or wait, did that already happen and they just didn’t tell us?