This weekend, New Yorkers everywhere are bonding together over perspiration. “Sweaty Saturday” is the first day completely devoted to fitness, wellness, and health in the big city, and it's happening October 13! Wellness experts, trendy fitness boutiques, health brands, and nearly 3 million New Yorkers and their fit bods are all making it possible. (I'm envisioning "Fashion's Night Out" gets physical, which sounds like the most amazing thing, maybe ever. Native New Yorkers, you know what I mean.)
Some of our favorite NYC fitness boutiques such as Bari Studio, CLAY Health Club + Spa, and David Kirsch Wellness are joining in the fun. The studios will be holding raffles, hosting specialized classes for the day (we're excited for Rock 'n' Roll Yoga at CLAY), and blasting music in house to help everyone feel the burn, and then the sweat dripping off their bodies.
But wait, it gets better. Not only will New Yorkers get to work it out at and enjoy a fun-filled day at their favorite boutique fitness studio with like-minded health geeks, but a portion of the class fees from participating studios will go to HealthCorps, an organization founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife, Lisa. It holds community and school programs to reach youth and teens to educate them about health and conducts research to discover the underlying cause of childhood obesity. So this means that everyone nationwide can get involved!
“It’s incredible to see all of these boutique fitness studios coming together for a cause that is at the foundation of our industry,” said Amanda Freeman, owner of the NYC yoga studio SLT (strengthen, lengthen, tone), in a press release. “We are all dedicated to helping people live longer, healthier lives.”
Donate online to HealthCorps here, and go to a few classes of your own if you're not in the New York area. And lastly, don’t forget to follow all of the live action on Twitter as it unravels here in the big city!
Fellow New Yorkers, we can't wait to see you sweat.