Our popular Reader Event series has grown from fitness classes at the city’s most noteworthy studios to include carefully curated lifestyle events with New York City’s top wellness, fitness, and lifestyle experts and companies. Join us for our next Wellness Lifestyle Event!
Join Clarins and Well+Good for an exclusive beauty detox evening at Bloomingdale’s. Enjoy skin-care applications and mini-massages, sample Juice Press’ most popular elixirs, and mingle with other Well+Good readers starting at 6:00 p.m., followed by a Detox How-To at 7:00 p.m. And book facials for just $50 to use anytime. RSVP now!
Two dozen Well+Good readers won a spot at the VIP launch party for celebrity trainer Lacey Stone’s fitness App called “Extreme Bootcamp!” The event, held at the swish loft space of Appcession, included a killer workout with Stone, followed by champagne, appetizers from Gingersnap’s Organics, and red carpet photos (the slightly sweaty version). Everyone also received a free download of the app. See the event photos!
2012 Reader Events
Well+Good hosted the Natural Beauty Soiree at ABC Home, an exclusive evening of mini treatments, makeovers, and holiday shopping. Approximately 500 readers attended to sip Champagne, enjoy raw chocolate tastings, and meet natural beauty luminaries from brands like Tata Harper, Priti NYC, Kahina Giving Beauty, Intelligent Nutrients, and more. See the party photos!
The Ultimate Barry’s Bootcamp Experience at the fitness brand’s new Tribeca studio offered two back-to-back classes with celebrity trainer Joey Gonzalez, plus a talk from Gonzalez about the tremendous health benefits of lifting heavy weights. Readers received either a Barry’s Bootcamp tank top from Splits59 or new beauty launches from Weleda. Event cost: $45.
At “Flip for Refine,” at the Refine Method’s New Upper West Side studio, readers enjoyed a 45-minute high-intensity interval workout. They met founder Brynn Jinnett, a former professional ballerina with a Harvard degree, who painstakingly developed the innovative method based on exercise science, and made Flip books of their new exercise moves. (See the photos, here!) Readers also received perks like a limited edition Refine Method t-shirts, a complimentary beauty-filled Birchbox, snacks from Hail Merry, and more. Event cost: $32.
“Runway to Everyday” with W3LL PEOPLE at Henri Bendel
We hosted a sold-out intimate evening of eco-chic makeovers, get-the-look tutorials with makeup guru and W3LL PEOPLE co-founder Shirley Pinkson, wine and cheese, and shopping! Event cost: $25. See the event recap and party photos here!
Well+Good and Physique 57 co-hosted many of the country’s most influential fitness bloggers for an exclusive workout. Physique 57 Co-founder Tanya Becker taught the popular barre class, and Chobani provided after workout mini yogurt parfaits from their new Soho boutique. See the event photos here!
July 12, 19, and 26
Pure Shape, Pure Yoga, a three-part event series at Pure West, featured three special fitness and yoga classes for Well+Good Readers with marquee instructors—Lauren Bassett, Kate Albarelli, and Scott Harig—plus must-meet cult-favorite juice and natural beauty brands.
We hosted West Coast fitness phenom Sadie Lincoln, founder of the popular barre3 workout, for two sold-out classes exclusively for Well+Good readers at the Baryshnikov Art Center. Gift bags were provided by natural beauty online boutique, Saffron Rouge.
We know you’ve heard of celebrity trainer Jackie Warner (and her abs). She’s the star of Bravo’s “Workout” and “Thintervention” and is the bestselling author of 10 Pounds in 10 Days. The Los Angeles-based fitness guru teamed up with evian for a three-city workout series called Live Young, Get Fit! We filled the New York workout at Beekman’s Garden at Pier 17 with our favorite fitness VIPs and invited Well+Good readers to win a spot. See photos of the event here!
Dermalogica and Well+Good invited readers to Get Primed for Summer. What if your make-up actually improved your skin? Join us for the debut of Dermalogica AGE Smart SkinPerfect Primer SPF30 and an evening of makeup tips, facials, and antioxidant-infused cocktails. View the party photos!
2011 Reader Events
Well+Good readers gathered at Red Flower for an evening of beauty and meditation with reknown yogi, Elena Brower, to celebrate red flower’s new Utopia meditation candles. See the stunning photos!
At the Well+Good Loft (aka our West Soho office), co-founder and natural beauty expert Melisse Gelula teamed up with organic-beauty founder Hope Gillerman for the Better Beauty Salon and trunk show. More than 30 readers, bloggers, and spa aficionados gathered to learn and chat about natural beauty and sample and shop HGO Lab’s 5-step skin-care line.
Well+Good readers took over CLAY Health Club + Spa to Work Out and Chill Out. Everyone built up a sweat—in yoga, spin, or on the cardio floor. Then we kicked back in the fireplace lounge and enjoyed recovery smoothies created by Christy Maskeroni, CLAY’S nutrition guru, plus chair massages, and advice from Shaffali Miglani, founder of Shaffali Beauty, which is used in the Clay Spa, on how to take care of your skin pre- and post-workout.
More than 100 Well+Good readers turned out to celebrate the launch of Dermalogica’s Overnight Repair Serum and to learn more about nourishing the skin at night. Everyone got to experience Dermalogica’s Face Mapping service and many tried MicroZone treatments—all the while enjoying bedtime-approved snacks and teas.
Physique 57 hosted an exclusive class just for Well+Good readers the very day that its new Upper West Side studio opened inside The Ansonia. Tanya Becker, creator of Physique 57, was on hand to offer assists during a killer class taught by Chanelle Lagace.
The minute Barry’s Bootcamp debuted in New York City in early June, we were obsessed. So we invited our readers to Barry’s Bootcamp for a Power Lunch at this high-octane boutique fitness studio that mixes treadmill-based interval workouts with strength-training circuits. Demand for the class was so intense, we added a second one. Who says New Yorkers can’t find time to work out?
We hosted an exclusive readers-only class of Figure 4, Pure Yoga’s brand new barre class created by Kate Albarelli. (We tried it and loved it!) After the hour-long workout, we enjoyed mini-facials with one of the most coveted organic beauty brands in New York, Tata Harper, as well as green juice and chia seed smoothies from Joulebody.
We hosted a sold-out yoga-and-life-coaching workshop with leading yogi Elena Brower and Laurie Gerber of the Handel Group called “Opening Up” at the Benjamin Hotel. Founder Yvette Rose of Joulebody, the Kickstart Diet offered a healthy, light dinner.
A squadron of Well+Good readers reported for boot camp duty called The Beast (see the slideshow). The workout led by former ARMY master trainer Gerald Moore, uses the entire Chelsea Piers Sports Center—from sand pit to monkeybars—for drills and fitness challenges. This 8-week program was offered as a special one-time workout for Well+Good.
Sadie Lincoln, the celebrated (and celebrity) founder of barre3, who’s based in Oregon, offers an exclusive class for Well+Good readers at the Lululemon store in Lincoln Square during her quick trip to the East Coast. Check out the video!
Feng shui authority Judith Wendell and acupuncturist Jill Blakeway, the co-founder of the Yinova Center, team up to host a free event in time for Valentine’s Day called How to Create Romance and Have Hotter Sex.
Well+Good hosted a yoga class at Pure West to benefit Bent on Learning, an non-profit organization that offers yoga in NYC public schools. The class was taught by Pure Yoga’s head teacher-trainer Kay Kay Clivio and included aromatherapy by Hope Gillerman followed by cold-pressed juices provided by Cooler Cleanse.
2010 Reader Events
Fight the Winter Blahs with an uplifting yoga class at YogaWorks SoHo location, followed by a tea sampling led by In Pursuit of Tea founder Sebastian Beckwith, and attendees will take home free bath and body oils from Naturopathica.
Held a few days after the New York City Marathon, our Yoga for Runners event, taught by senior YogaWorks instructor and marathoner Elizabeth Neuse, was held at the Jack Rabbit Sports store on 14th Street. Attendees received 15 percent off merchandise and Evolve Kefir afterward.
An after-hours event at the Red Flower store with founder and natural beauty pioneer Yael Alkalay. Readers learned acupressure facial massage, and received mini facials provided by the Shibui Spa, juices with skin-care benefits from The Pump, and luxe gift bags.
Yoga class at the brand new Kula Yoga Project in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with aromatherapist Hope Gillerman, author The Essential Oils Deck (Chronicle Books) and creator of H.Gillerman Organics who administered detoxing oils during the practice and gave samples to all attendees. The Shanti Shack provided elixirs and Hyde Yoga gave away a pair of drawstring pants to one lucky attendee.
“More Sex and Babies” event with Jill Blakeway, founder of the YinOva Center and author of Making Babies: A Proven 3-Month Plan for Maximum Fertility. Attendees received free passes to YogaWorks and luxe gift bags, and four won wellness packages including acupuncture treatments and Tata Harper organic beauty products.
We packed the recently opened Bar Method in SoHo for a toning barre class with co-founder Amy Duffey and enjoyed cold-pressed juices provided by the Pump after the class.
A sunset session of Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camp, with founder and fitness personality, Ariane Hundt, had us running across the bridge, doing push-ups, lunges, and squats along the way.
Subscribers packed IntenSati, a cardio class with personal affirmations that’s usually only available to Equinox members. Senior IntenSati leader Natalia Petrzela taught a group of 75 Well+Good readers, and one attendee walked away with a deluxe gift bag from Lululemon.
We worked out at Flywheel Sports, a top indoor cycling studio, which had recently opened. The spinning workout, where subscriber song requests were played, was followed by a smoothie after-party.