This Week in Wellness: Tracy Anderson’s trampoline, Om on-the-go, and more
Trampoline Tracy. Tracy Anderson launched a new DVD this week called the Mini-Trampoline Workout, which she says is a great cardio complement to her Metamorphosis workout. The DVD costs $22, but Anderson also wants you to invest in the $70 “Tracy Anderson Rebounder” (AKA a trampoline) too.
As Two? As One, the year-old, profoundly humbling strength-training workout, will lose the staircase runs and add a killer cardio class at its new, larger studio, open this week. It’s also eyeing a second, downtown location.
Mobile om. YogaWorks launched its first yoga app this week that will allow users to check class schedules and teacher substitutions on the go. Unfortunately, it won’t help you master a headstand.
Try before you buy. Abe’s Market, an Amazon-meet-Etsy of natural goods, is seriously one-upping Whole Foods with its new sample program that just launched Monday.
Smell like Madge. Madonna is finally following the example of every other celebrity ever by launching her first signature perfume—Truth or Dare by Madonna. Umm, the truth is that we dare you to choose healthier scents that aren’t formulated with the mystery fillers of fragrance.
Athleta for athletes. Athleta announced this week that they’ll be sponsoring the 2012 USA Women’s Water Polo team as they head to the Olympics, outfitting them in the brand’s workout apparel.
We’re all lab rats. L’Oreal has teamed up with the EPA to make PETA happy: The company is working on technology that will eliminate the need for product testing on animals. They will, however, continue to put toxic crap on our skin.
Pedal for power. Element Hotels introduced pedal-powered generators onto stationary bikes in its fitness centers this week, allowing guests to charge their cell phones and laptops while they spin. Talk about a double-duty workout.