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Save $$ + Shape Up = This Week’s NYC Fit Deals

March 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Featured, Fitness, Latest

Spring is on the way and it’s time to shape up. This week, our friends at Fitmapped have found some great NYC deals to get you going!

If you are looking to try a fun spin workout, Revolve is offering three awesome deals on Gilt City.  Revolve is new to NYC but not to spin and their classes are definitely worth a try for all spin lovers.

For Yoga fans: Bikram Yoga Lower East Side has a deal for 30 or 90 days of classes.  Also, Sonic Yoga is offering a deal for $30 for unlimited classes for a month.  Lastly on the yoga front, I.AM.You. is offering a couple of deals through Gilt City for their yoga and wellness classes.

If you are looking for a gym membership and possibly some personal training, this deal from David Barton Gym has got you covered.  It’s good at all their locations in the city.  New York Sports Club is also offering a super deal for a 30 day membership at any of their locations.  Don’t pass that one up.

You might be interested in fitness bootcamp classes: try out WORK with this Groupon offer.  And if you want to sweat it out with some kickboxing then check out this deal for Harlem Holistic Center.

If you want to change it up: try out Brooklyn Boulders for some rock climbing classes.  This deals offers a couple options for beginners to experts.

Try ‘em out and don’t forget to rate + review your favorite gyms and studios on our free app or website.


Top Photo: Gilt City
FiTMAPPED is a directory of fitness studios and gyms designed to make it easier to find the right fitness studio or gym to fit your goals, schedule, budget and in the a location that is convenient for you. Our directory includes all studios big or small, zen-like or hardcore, pricey or on the cheap.  From nearby studios you never knew existed to the trendiest new gym across town, FiTMAPPED makes it easy to explore the many fitness options available in your city. No excuses!

Giveaway For Dad! Hey Dude Skincare

June 11, 2012 by  
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Father’s Day is just around the corner so what better time to give away a great skin set for dad. Hey Dude has rolled out a line of products that reward a man’s craving for a simple skincare system. No fuss and no girlie smells or packaging. This week one lucky reader will receive the whole skincare set for the special man in their life.

This week we’re giving away the Hey Dude Skincare!


Congrats Karen Thomas!

About Hey Dude: For each of their core facial products, Hey Dude Skin Care blends a carefully integrated system of desert plant extracts called the Desert Dude Complex. These hearty plants, such as aloe, prickly pear, and cactus, have the inherent natural ability to retain moisture and thrive under the most extreme of arid conditions. Hey Dude extracts the life giving properties from these plants to craft a safe, high quality series of skincare products that rejuvenate the skin. Hey Dude Skin Care deliberately includes soothing ingredients in all of their products.

This giveaway includes:

Exfoliation isn’t some weird thing plants do! Every Dude knows that to avoid making his face a warzone for a razor, he needs to create a smooth surface where he scrubs away dead skin cells. As a Dude’s skin cells renew, old surface cells can harden and lose moisture, creating a dull appearance that can cause clogging and congestion. Dude Scrub softens up a Dude’s stubble from any rough partying the night before, all while preparing to make a sharp razor a friend instead of enemy. With this high performance, fresh citrus-scented exfoliant, you get the benefits of their Desert Dude Complex, a unique combination of hydrating plant extracts that mimics the intense moisture-retaining effects of desert plants. Works on all skin types.
·        Visibly reduces pore size, reducing risk of ingrown hairs.
·        Unblocks oil-clogged pores with natural volcanic pumice, minimizing breakouts.
·         Minimizes friction and irritation from your razor, lets you shave without crying “Ouch!”
·         Speeds cell renewal, leading to a healthier complexion.
·        Invigorated skin feels smoother, brighter, and healthier, making her shout “Dude!”
·        Soap, paraben, and sulfate-free, removing harshness that can irritate your manly face.
·        Antioxidants like white tea extracts nourish and soothe your skin.
·         Allows for better penetration of subsequent products.

Retail $14.99
What Dude doesn’t want to save time? Dudify your morning shave routine by combining steps to both cleanse and shave your mug! Make your razor a friend instead of enemy by using this low foaming, ultra-slippery gel that both cleans and lifts your stubble for a super-close and precise shave, free of nasty redness and irritation that can lead to more serious skin conditions like razor bumps or ingrown hairs. With this high performance, eucalyptus-infused formula, you get the benefits of the Desert Dude Complex, a unique combination of hydrating plant extracts that mimics the intense moisture-retaining effects of desert plants. Prepare for the cleanest, closest shave a Dude can get! Works on all skin types.
·        Eucalyptus-infused formula cleans face while retaining critical moisture during shaving
·        Minimizes inflammation of razor burn caused by incorrect shaving, including dry shaving, shaving too quickly, too closely, using a blunt razor, or shaving over already irritated areas.
·        Unblocks clogged pores to balance and manage oil in your skin, minimizing breakouts and nasty conditions like ingrown hairs and razor bumps.
·        Rinses completely, so there’s no irritating residue left behind
·         Invigorated skin feels smoother, brighter, and healthier, making her shout “Dude!”
·        Soap-, paraben and sulfate-free, removing harshness that can irritate your manly mug.

What better way for a Dude to top off his great shave than with a clean, oil- and menthol-free cooling gel to minimize skin irritation? Infused with powerful antioxidants and moisturizers. Working together, these premium ingredients help to prevent razor bumps, ingrown hairs and oily breakouts. Use Dude Aftershave Gel anytime you want a hit of fresh scented moisture! Works on all skin types.
·        Alcohol and menthol-free formula cools and soothes any razor burn that might result from a Dude’s shave routine.
·        Counteracts any poor shaving routine, like dry shaving or use of a blunt razor, to calm any visible redness and irritation, minimizing inflammation that can age skin quickly.
·        Controls oily skin and infuses hydration to dry skin Helps to prevent formation of razor bumps and ingrown hairs due to razor burn inflammation.
·        Works against breakouts if they ever do occur.
·         Leaves no unpleasant residue to distract from your Dude-ness!

Retail: $16.49
Dudes never let their faces become leathery! Protect your manly mug with this super lightweight, non-greasy moisturizer you can apply any time of day, especially after shaving and before sleep. With its masculine lemon and sandalwood scented face lotion, Dude Moisturizer gives you the benefits of their Desert Dude Complex. Works on all skin types.
·        Effectively drives moisture deep into your mug for hours at a time with Vitamin E.
·        Counteracts some of the more “damaging” aspects of being a Dude, like the occasional “extra drinking” opportunities you might experience; alcohol intake is well known to contribute to dry skin, so you need the right  tools to fight it!
·        Softens and smoothes your face after a shave or a rough night out being a Dude
·        Absorbs so quickly and easily that ladies won’t even know you moisturized!
·        Non-greasy formula ensures your pores stay clean and healthy.
·         Soap-, paraben-, and sulfate-free, removing harshness that can irritate your manly face.
·        Lingering fresh scent.

Retail: $9.99
Why would any Dude want three different shower products when he can use just one? By combining a rich shave gel with a deep cleansing masculine body wash and shampoo, Dude Wash turns shower time into not only efficiency time, but Dudification time! This product is infused by two proven pheromones. Double the pheromones, double the action! Works on all skin types.
·        Two active pheromones double your “Dude Factor” with the ladies – Hello?
·        Custom formula drives in and retains moisture to minimize dry skin patches.
·        Exit the shower feeling clean, not full of gritty residue.
·         Shampoo leaves hair feeling and smelling super clean.
·        High quality shave gel allows for precision shaving while showering.
·        Great masculine scent just makes it tougher to resist for your new “friends”
·        Softens and smoothes your skin after a rough night out being a Dude.
·        Paraben-free, removing harshness that can irritate your manly skin.

Retail: $17.99
All dudes want to have that healthy, tanned look!  With this fast absorbing SPF 15 Self Tanner and Sunscreen, your skin produces natural melanin, giving you a safe, sunless tan.  With DHA for an even tan instead of dyes and stains that cause splotching, this oil-free formula contains Vitamins A, C, and E, along with soothing Aloe Vera.  By blocking both UVA and UVB rays, you fight premature aging and stay looking like the cool, tanned Dude you want to be! Works on all skin types.
·        Works in conjunction with the sun to heighten your tan even more.
·        Provides an all natural looking tan while preventing sunburn.
·        Avoids that greasy feeling, while absorbing quickly and evenly.

BOOTYCamp! Get Your NY Booty Ready For Summer (at a discount!)

May 22, 2012 by  
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Summer is coming so now is the perfect time to be working out that body and getting ready for swimsuit season. BOOTYCamp is back and this time Lacey Stone is bringing in two top notch trainers to kick it into full gear.

BOOTYcamp is an Explosive 4-week program designed to get your rear in gear! It is a semi-private camp, created to enable individuals to take their fitness to the next level. Tired of the same old fitness routine? BOOTYCamp! is the answer! You and your teammates will take your fitness from the gym into the outdoors, putting yourself in a position to achieve the results YOU deserve.

This June, take on this outdoor boot camp at a fraction of the cost! Email TODAY and you can save $100! That’s BOOTCamp for $200 versus $300! Details Below!

BOOTYCamp! – New York Details!!!


Mondays & Wednesday from 6.30am – 7.30am – STARTS June 4th– Lead by David Owens –

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6.30am – 7.30am – STARTS May 5th – Lead by Daniela Iannone –

Where: Pier 46 on The West Side Highway at Charles Street – Astro Turf Field


What: Think Running, Sit-ups, Push-ups, SUMMER TRAINING… Everything that’s going to get you the body you deserve! 8 Workouts, 4Weeks, 2 Days/ Week, 1 Opportunity!

Cost: $300 FOR YOU $200 TODAY ONLY – Includes 24/7 attention via email and text. As a camper you’ll receive bi-weekly motivational emails to keep you on track.

Who: BOOTYCamp! June will be lead by two of my NEWEST and HOTTEST BOOTYCamp! Coaches. David Owens & Daniela who I started my New York City training career with at Equinox. THESE TWO ROCK THE HOUSE… you heard it here FIRST!

How To Sign up: Email me NOW Lacey@Laceystonefitness.comto secure your spot in JUNE… Limited Spots, so get on it DUDES!

BONUS: BOOTYCamp! has been written up in VOGUE, Glamour, Timeout, and LUCKY Magazine, it’s been voted one of the Top Workouts in America.

Have a Happy Summer!


HSNY Giveaway For Your Guy: FaceLube Skin Care!

August 30, 2011 by  
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Sick of having your guy dip into your moisturizer and skin care products? Yes, while they often won’t admit it, guys too want to have great looking skin  (and are often a sucker for indulgent products!)  FaceLube gives your guy all the nourishment and luxury of a high end beauty product, while still being “manly” and  made just for him.

This week, our HSNY Giveaway is FaceLube’s high performance 3 step system which includes a Cleaner, Treatment and Protectant. This 3 piece set is valued at $245 and be a gift your guy will love. It has all he needs to have great looking skin… and it’s simple and precise – bing, bam, boom, am/pm and he’s done! All the details are below!

THIS CONTEST IS NOW OVER. Congrats Stephanie R! Your FaceLube is on the way!


Test Drive The New High Performance Men’s Skin Care Line

Even though much ado has been made about “metrosexuals” and the rise of male plastic surgery, when it comes to an everyday skin care regimen, for the most part, “men are from Mars and women are from Venus.” The average man does not want or need a pile of products to reap the benefits of a properly maintained masculine face.


Think about the finish on your car. If you keep it free of old build-up it will look good year
after year. And when you pick the right cleaner, you won’t strip it so much that you damage the clear coat finish. You wouldn’t use a tire cleaner on your fine leather seats, think twice before using soap or all-purpose body wash all over the most delicate part of a man’s face.

This anti-aging cleaner is a powerhouse of concentrated natural organic plant derived complex and high tech manufacturing protocols. It offers deep, effective and gentle cleaning of surface oils, impurities and dirt and helps to restore perfect moisture, balance and tone and is an integral part of proper men’s grooming regimen. Free from controversial chemicals like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

A man’s face builds up dirt, grime and dead cells. The Cleaner breaks up embedded dirt, grime and thick skin debris. It soothes, nourishes, tightens and conditions. Masculine facial skin has very different needs and texture than his hair and the rest of his body parts. Common soaps strip his face of natural moisture, leaving it dry and prone to wrinkles.

HOW TO USE: 3.4 oz / 100 ml. Concentrated.
About dime size per use, twice daily am/pm. For all skin types.

STEP 2 TREATMENT (1.5 OZ): MSRP $105.00
Treatment is like a high-end synthetic fluid for your car. Think about a car just after an automatic transmission fluid exchange. The cleaner helped to loosen the dirt and grime that built-up in the torque converter, and flushed them out along with all that oxidized used fluid. Now that the transmission is clean, you’d want to top it off with fresh new fluid – the basic nutrient that keeps your transmission shifting in high gear.

The FaceLube® Treatment is a Hi-Potency Concentrated Ultra Super Luxe Caviar Complex and Natural Bio-Peptides that work to activate cell metabolism, begin repairs on past damage from environmental assaults and stress to help revitalize and firm tired skin and defend against further damage.

WHY IT WORKS: Once a man has gotten rid of the “gunk” on his face through cleansing, the face needs nutrition. The Treatment minimizes fine lines and wrinkles by helping to restore the skin’s natural balance, rebuild collagen and elasticity, repair past damage and strengthen it against further environmental and free radical assaults.

WHAT’S IN IT & WHY: DNA-Marine/Caviar Extract – Anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, revitalizing, firming and regenerating, renews skin elasticity. It’s the ultimate deep penetrating nutrient for younger looking skin.

HOW TO USE: 1.5 fl. oz / 45 ml. Highly Concentrated. About pea size per use, twice daily AM/PM. For all skin types.

STEP 3 PROTECTANT (1.5 OZ): MSRP $115.00
Think of Protectant like a high-performance additive package, or booster for your car’s engine that works in conjunction with the fresh new motor oil that went into your car after an engine flush. The FaceLube® Protectant is cutting edge anti-aging technology that minimizes wrinkles, firms, strengthens skin structure, protects collagen and elastin fibers. Moisture enriched, ultra smooth, non-oily, protects against premature aging. Healing, soothing, and nourishing.

WHY IT WORKS: The Protectant works in conjunction with Treatment. The active ingredients in the Protectant are complementary to the Treatment. The Protectant helps further strengthen the skin’s inner structure and seals in moisture.

WHAT’S IN IT & WHY: Matrixyl 3000® – Collagen production, anti-wrinkle, firms and lifts skin. Venuceane® – Deep sea extract, anti-aging, anti-oxidant, hydrating, prevents signs of photo-aging. Ocean Gold® – Natural mineral nutrient, protects collagen, firms, strengthens, anti-oxidant. Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract – Natural moisturizer promotes healing, highly hydrating, high in potassium, optimizes and reinforces collagen synthesis and moisture absorption. Caffeine – firming, detoxifying. Allantoin – Heals, protects, softens, conditions.

HOW TO USE: 1.5 fl. oz / 45 ml. Highly Concentrated. About pea size per use, twice daily AM/PM. For all skin types

FACELUBE® GERMANY products can be purchased individually or as a three step set for optimal results. FaceLube® is having a “Model Year End Sale” by offering these products at a special rate. For a limited time, men can road test the all-new 2012 FaceLube® Germany 3 step kit for $125.00 instead of the regular sticker price of $245.00. It’s like getting a BMW for the price of a Hyundai.

FaceLube® uses natural ingredients in its formulations. FaceLube’s primary focus is anti-aging. They combine natural ingredients such as super botanicals (fruits and plants that have strong anti-aging properties) and the latest science-based anti-aging active ingredients to achieve sustainable results. FaceLube® uses natural alternatives to controversial chemicals like oxybenzone and sulfates. They do not test their products on animals.

For more information on the whole FaceLube line go to

HSNY Giveaway: L’Athene Skin Care

April 6, 2011 by  
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If you can’t find it, why not invent it? That’s just what two registered nurses did. This new breed of pure-nutrient skincare for anti-aging and challenged skin was created by two nurses, Nan Brown and Lil Bogdan, who worked with burns and severe dermatological conditions at Johns Hopkins and other leading hospitals. After fifteen years of treating skin at its very worst and studying clinical and holistic skin healing principles, they discovered that skin responds best to pure, potent, nutrient rich natural preparations. After much research L’Athene was born!

This Week’s Giveaway:   PRIMESSE Essential Facial Cleanser

Detergent-Free Cleanser, Toner and Eye Make-Up Remover

Lasts 2X Longer than Other Skin Cleansers

Non-Irritating… Balancing… Anti-Aging


THIS ALL-IN-ONE CLEANSER DISSOLVES IMPURITIES, Make-Up and Excess Oil… without Detergents. Smoothes and tones without stripping skin. Most skin cleansers and soap contain harsh detergents…that can strip the protective acid mantle of skin… leaving skin imbalanced, irritated, and dull-looking. Cleanses gently and effectively with natural cleansing agents that balance, restore, nourish and effectively cleanse dirt, pollutants and dead cells from skin. Contains French Lavender Oil which is known to tone, calm and help to regulate sebum production. Natural antibacterials effectively help to remove bacteria.

Triple antioxidant potency of Vitamin E, Echineacea and Rose Hips restores skin balance and gives anti-aging protection.

Beneficial for combination, normal, dry skin.

Non-Detergent—No Stripping of Skin
Restores Skin Balance
Helps Minimize Signs of Aging
Reveals Soft, Smoother Skin
Soothes Redness and Inflammation
Leaves Skin Feeling Clean, Balanced and Protected
Prepares for Maximum Penetration of other Skin Treatment Products
~4-5 month supply.
For MEN too, for healthy great-looking skin
Beneficial after non-surgical cosmetic procedures:

Scientifically Proven…Quick Results
99+% Pure Natural Nutrients

This giveaway is now over. Congratulations mlhepps.  Stay tuned for more great giveaways!

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HSNY Giveaway: Natural Collagen Inventia® Age-Defying Skin Care

March 16, 2011 by  
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Spring is coming and is your skin in need of that youthful glow? This week’s giveaway will wash away the dull of winter and spring your skin back to life! Introducing  Natural Collagen Inventia® Age-Defying Skin Care!

As the name suggests, collagen is key in this skin care line. Sure, we’ve been hearing about collagen for years, and there’s a very good reason why while skin care trends have come and gone, collagen has been a mainstay. Collagen is the main protein of connective tissue in the body, and takes part in the vital functions of nearly all systems, organs and tissues. 70% of our skin’s smoothness can be attributed to collagen, making it one of the most important elements addressed in skin care. As the skin ages, it loses the plump, youthful look collagen affords it.

Natural Collagen Inventia is a revolutionary new topical skin-rejuvenating skin care line now available in the US, Canada and South America. Natural Collagen Inventia is derived from rigorously inspected and select skins of fresh water planktonophagous fish. It is a highly guarded proprietary process, which creates “live” collagen that is sensitive to temperature and is compatible to the human DNA.  This allows for better absorption and can also help reduce wrinkles and promote very smooth, soft skin for women and men.

This week we’re GIVING AWAY TWO Natural Collagen Inventia® Age-Defying Skin Care Products

This giveaway is now over. Congrats Vera E!

What You’ll Win:

Inventia FACE

  • Inventia FACE is recommended for the intensive care of every skin type, especially dry and sensitive skin. Inventia FACE increases skin tautness and minimizes visible expression lines. It increases the skin’s ability to bind with water and creates a protective film on the skin, which prevents it from losing moisture. Inventia FACE gently exfoliates the skin and speeds regeneration, lightens dark spots and evens overall skin tone. Price:  $63.33, 15 ml

Natural Collagen Inventia Night Cream

  • An intensively regenerating and nourishing night cream. Suitable for all skin types, especially dry, stressed skin deprived of suppleness and freshness. The unique composition of the cream ensures proper nourishment and moisturization of the skin. It moisturizes, tones and firms the skin. Contains Collagen and Matrixyl, which effectively prevent premature aging of the skin, reduces deep wrinkles and eliminates minor ones. Lemon balm extract contained in the cream tones the skin and regulates secretion of sebum. Additionally, lemon balm and D-panthenol sooth irritation and reduce the tendency to irritations. The skin gains velvet smoothness, softness, as well as a healthy and fresh look. Price: $93.33, 50 ml

Dating, Living, Eating: Money Savings Tips In NYC

If you’re part of a couple in New York, you know it isn’t easy to live lavishly, especially if you’re not bringing in the big bucks!  It came up a few weeks ago for my boyfriend, Dave, and me when we starting scouting out new apartments.  We searched craigslist for hours on end only to be disappointed by either size, price or location!  GEEZ!  So, I decided to do some research on my own.  My mission:  find a way to live like a millionaire on a budget.  Mission accomplished?  You’ll have to be the judge. But I definitely dug up some great resources for couples in the city!

1) Date Night
I love getting out of the apartment, especially when cabin fever sets in!  So, I started digging for fun ideas.  I found out NY Magazine’s best restaurant list isn’t the only thing to explore. Dave and I are pretty adventurous so we usually want something more than just a dinner. And why not? It’s New York!

If you’re looking to get out on a Friday or Saturday Night — start the evening off with taking in a little culture.  The Whitney, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Guggenheim, just to name a few, all offer free or ‘pay what you wish’ admission between 5 and 8pm .  It’s amazeballs!  If you go to the MoMa, you can grab a cheap and yummy bite at the Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien.

Not Artsy?  That’s ok.  For $10 you can cha-cha the night away at Tango Porteno at South Street Seaport AND get a free lesson! If you live in Brooklyn, you can burn some calories bowling at The Gutter ( — just $6 a game.  Then grab a pie for two at Fornino. These are just a few date options I know we enjoy — but if you want to check out other incredible and affordable ideas check out Time Out NY’s: 75 great cheap dates.

2) Mi Casa es Su Casa?
Whether you’re looking to rent or buy — it’s going to become the fight of your life to find the perfect spot. Am I being dramatic? Perfection may be hard to find in NY but I found a site that may help you get pretty darn close. I can’t take the credit for this though. We were going door to door in the West Village, checking out buildings when we experienced the unexpected kindness of a stranger who must have noted what we up to. And he was privy to a hidden gem. We could do it all from home. StreetEasy gives you the tools you need to tour every New York neighborhood and building from your computer THEN it breaks it all down by location, price, rent history and more. It’s all free, but for $10 dollars a month you can become an “Insider,”which  allows more access to the site — and for couples looking to buy, it actually lists comparable properties to the ones of which you are interested.  You can use StreetEasy to scout out spots in NYC, Northern NJ and the Hamptons.We used it to find our fab new place!

3) Get Your Inner Chef On!
I’m not a professional chef but I can say I learned from the best. My mom is straight off the boat Italian and if she opened a restaurant it would put Giada’s creations to shame. Dave also happens to be slick in the kitchen so on weeknights, we swap cooking days. What if you can’t cook you ask? Well, I challenge you to try. Each week during every season, the city has amazing farmers markets where you can purchase fresh, in-season fruits and veggies for half the price of the corner supermarket goodies… and 1/100th the price of Whole Foods! Luckily, the farmer’s market is on my block. I buy our weekly supply of fruits, vegetables, eggs, bread and sometimes, grass-fed beef all for $50.

Photo: Flickr

Shape Up Without Emptying Your Wallet

March 1, 2011 by  
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Ready to kick up your workout routine, but find the price of a gym membership or fitness classes holding you back? We mentioned in past that there are a few great low-cost options (check out our article on Blink ), but there are also FREE fitness classes that the city of NY offers. We told you about Shape Up NY partnering with Equinox last summer (and spotlighted the outdoor pilates in a HSNY video), and also told you about FREE Power Yoga On Demand, but now we wanted to spotlight another great partnership.

Physniques is happy to announce that Co-Founder, Brenda Jeanne Wyche will be partnering with Chelsea Recreation Center , offering FREE* fitness classes (if a memeber of CRC which is low cost– see below) every Friday at 12:00 noon at Chelsea Recreation Center, located at 430 West 25th Street between 9th & 10th Avenues in New York City.

Physniques Weight Loss, Healing & Body Tone is a health & fitness system which includes a blend of power moves inspired by Japanese Goju-Ryu karate, Northern Shaolin style Kung Fu, Qigong and moderate impact aerobics, executed in a fun, safe and effective way.

Low Impact Aerobics Warmup Low Impact Aerobics Combo 1

Anyone can do it ~ all adult ages and motivation levels. It’s a workout that’s not going to leave a you gasping for life, but a good way get off the couch or away from that computer or video game, get those bodies moving, lose weight, increase energy and tone up. Go get your one-hour energy shot, have fun and smile a lot. Develop a hotter, healthier, happier you in Physniques.

Physniques’ Co-Founder, Brenda Jeanne Wyche, will be teaching classes at Chelsea Recreation Center in Manhattan, at 12:00 noon. Evening classes will be held by Helena every Monday @ 6 pm @ the CRC.

*The above mentioned classes are FREE for Chelsea Recreation Center members. Membership to the CRC is $37.50 for six months and /or $75.00 for a year, which allows you access to all the NYC Dept of Recreation and Parks’ Recreation centers in all five boroughs. Check, money order, credit or debit cards only…no cash, please.

There are also a plethora of other FREE CLASSES in the Shape Up NY program. For more details click here.

Photo: Flickr

Equinox launches BLINK Fitness: Fab & Affordable (Only $20 A Month)!

January 6, 2011 by  
Filed under City, Deals & Steals

Put aside your excuses for not keeping your fitness resolutions in 2011 because my favorite NYC Fitness Club, Equinox, just made it a whole lot easier. Equinox is launching new LOW-COST Fitness Clubs called Blink. Tomorrow NYC’s first Blink will open it’s doors in Noho, giving everyone access to a quality gym at a LOW cost. With monthly memberships at just $20 a month (yes, you read that right) you’ll have no more excuse about a gym membership not being in budget.

You might be thinking, “How great can it be at that price?” Well, how about state of the art equipment, dedicated stretching areas, workout programs prepared by fitness experts, modern locker rooms, and even added perks like the “front porch” (a relaxing post-workout area where you can hang with friends, catch up on work, or grab a snack from the Human Healthy Vending machine which incidentally gives back to charity)??? Um hello, does this not sound like a place you want to work out AND hang out?

I will be checking out Blink in person very soon, but even sight unseen I have no doubt it is going to be WELL worth the money. Equinox puts out quality and am sure that anything they put their name on is going to rock! If you don’t want to take my word for it, try it out for yourself. Head to Blink’s website for a free 2-day trial. No more excuses. See ya there!

Ready for results in 2011? Check out Equinox’s 10 Tips For Keeping Your Fitness Resolutions.

Weekly Giveaway: Escape To The Mediterranean (with Pirri)

December 9, 2010 by  
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Between gusting wind, rain and snow, this time of the year, we’re all itching for escape. Imagine crystal blue seas, bright sunshine, and warmth of the mediterrean sunshine. OK, so we can’t actually giveaway a trip to the Greek or Italian Islands but we can give your a taste of that luxury in the latest hair care from Pirri Elements.

The Pirri Elements line was inspired by the beauty of the Mediterranean “crystal blue” Sea, pure air, rich soil and fiery volcanoes.  Created by brothers, Luigi and Piero Pirri, each product consists of Bergamot, an essential oil that comes from a fruit native Calabria, Italy, the hometown of the Pirri brothers.  The oil along with other essential and natural ingredients is used to nourish the hair and lock in moisture.

This week we’re giving away TWO of their products (you choose!).

To Win:
You must be a
subscriber to (it’s easy and free– just check the upper right hand portion of this page!) Then just simply leave a comment below or on our Facebook page so that we know you want to win! In a week we will pick a lucky winner and email them!

Daily Shampoo: Mediterraneo
Contains essential ingredients to cleanse the hair while maintaining balance and moisture in all hair types.  The product normalizes the hair, scalp and PH balance while keeping the hair looking healthy and shiny. Cost: $20/12oz.

Daily Conditioner: Earth’s Balance
Restores moisture and smoothes the shaft of the hair while helping to combat humidity and static electricity.  The product works to coat the hair and protect it from the damaging effect of heat styling.  Cost: $22/12oz

Smooth & Relaxing Serum: Lava Glaze
Relaxes the hair for a straight style or reduces frizz for a great natural air-dried look.  The combination of Aloe Vera along with other essential products, work to eliminate dead ends and protects hair from the damaging effect of blow drying and UV rays.  Cost: $24/8oz

Detangler & Leave-In Conditioner: Nature’s Breeze
Smoothes tangles and mends dry ends while protecting the hair and reducing fly-aways.  The product is a must-have before heat styling. Cost: $22/8oz



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