31 Days of Wellness: Week 3



Welcome to Week 3 of the 31 Days of Wellness! I “Woke Up With Intention” this morning listening to the 4 minute meditation on the Breethe App. I must say it did keep my usual worries from waking up with me, and definitely set a positive tone for the day. We’ve got lots in store this week, from Tai Chi to Spiderbands to Salt therapy, but let’s get started with a nutritional wellness favorite…

Day 15: KOMBUCHA. Though incredibly good for you, Kombucha is an acquired taste. Lots of people love its tart pungent flavor, but it took me a while. Kombucha is hardly a new wellness trend, but one, like so many I’m finding this month, that has been around for ages… literally. Thought to have originated over 2000 years ago in China, Kombucha has a rich cultural history of health benefits said to include the prevention of cancer, arthritis, and other degenerative diseases. Kombucha has caught on in the last few years as the favorite brew of the wellness set for all its digestive benefits as well.

Kombucha is made from sweetened tea that is naturally fermented by a symbiotic combination of healthy bacteria and yeast. That’s what gives it the vinegary flavor and carbonated fizz. Kombucha is a powerful antioxidant and one of its greatest health benefits is the ability to detox the system. Naturally fermented, Kombucha is rich in probiotics. We all hear the term “gut-health” these days, and probiotics provide your digestive tract with healthy bacteria that help improve digestion, reduce inflammation, and support your immune system, as they absorb nutrients and fight infection. Read More


Sunday Night Sport Flix on Ice


With I, Tonya a top movie pick among fans and critics, and the skating competitions of the 2018 Winter Olympics just a couple weeks away, we take a look at some of our all-time favorite skate themed films on this icy winter Sunday. From ice hockey to pairs competitions, dramas to rom-coms, it’s the perfect evening to check out one of these ever popular and soon-to-be classics!

Click Image For Movie Trailer

I, TONYA 2017

I, Tonya centers on one of the most salacious scandals in sports history, when the rivalry between figure skaters Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan took a violent turn in the weeks leading up to the 1994 Winter Olympics. An ill-conceived attack planned by Harding’s ex-husband, Kerrigan was assaulted in an attempt to break her leg at the U.S. National Championships. Harding would later plead guilty to hindering the investigation and was subsequently banned from competition for life. Margot Robbie stars as Tonya Harding in this darkly comedic tale that earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, and co-star Allison Janney a win for Best Supporting actress.


Slap Shot is the 1977 sports comedy classic starring Paul Newman as the coach of a struggling minor-league hockey team. In an effort to build up lagging attendance at games, he signs three hard-charging players, the Hanson Brothers, whose violent and thuggish style of play excites the fans and draw big crowds. Outrageous comedy, hard-hitting action, memorable one-liners, and unforgettable characters make Slap Shot one of the best sports movies ever! Read More


31 Days of Wellness: Week 2



January has 31 Days of Wellness! Our monthlong journey through the wellness landscape continues with more of the most buzzed about trends, classes, and studios. Yoga, meditation, sleep, breathwork, cleanses, sensory experiences, restorative therapies, and more… it’s about looking good AND feeling good in 2018!

Day 8: AIRE ANCIENT BATHS. Communal Bathhouses have long been a part of every culture from the Arabic hammam to the Roman thermae to the Russian banya. The design and architecture of these spaces are as much a part of their rich history as the restorative effects of the thermal waters themselves. Following in this tradition is Aire Ancient Baths in Tribeca, with other locations in cities worldwide.

All Aire Ancient Baths are located in restored historical buildings in the heart of a bustling city. The Tribeca location is underground in what was a textile factory originally built in 1883. A gorgeous work of architecture, industrial yet serene in its design, it is now a totally immersive and relaxing wellness space, enhanced by the exposed brick, dim candlelight, and of course, the multiple glowing pools.

Each pool or bath is a different temperature and mineral composition, and provides a unique experience. We’ve all heard the expression “taking the waters” and that’s what I did in the 90-minute session that consists of a tour through the Caldarium (Hot Bath 102ºF), Frigidarium (Cold Bath 57ºF and Ice Bath 50ºF), Tepidarium (Warm Bath 97ºF), Balneum (Bath of a Thousand Jets), and Flotarium (Salt Water Bath). There is also the Laconicum (Steam Room with aromatherapy), as well as the salt exfoliation area. One can opt for a 30, 45 or 60-minute massage as well, in which I did indulge to top it all off, because when in Rome… wait, I’m in New York City! In this hidden oasis underground, you forget where you are. Read More


Brrrr… Let’s Go Running!


Image Map


Don’t let a little arctic freeze keep you indoors.

Layer up, get outside and show winter who’s the boss! Stay warm and dry on the frostiest of runs in these stylish performance pieces.


LEFT COLUMN: ARC’TERYX NORVAN JACKET $349. For men and women, this ultra minimal, waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex shell offers freedom of movement and comfortable protection in cold, wet, and windy conditions. 

MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR GRUB GLOVE $60. This mitten/glove hybrid offers the best of both! The glove features Polartec Power Stretch, with touch screen compatibility and stretchy comfort. For extra warmth, the quilted thermal back flips over into a mitten. 

PATAGONIA NANO AIR LIGHT HYBRID VEST $149. A go-to layer of your SOS editor, the Patagonia Nano-Air Light Hybrid Vest puts weatherproof insulation in a soft and airy, flyweight shell fabric for warm, stretchy, and breathable performance. It’s available in a jacket as well, for both men and women. 
Read More


31 Days of Wellness!



Happy New Year everyone and welcome to the “31 Days of Wellness”! In years past, January 1st has commenced my 31 Days of Fitness odyssey, with SOS (aka me) sampling all the hottest workouts every day for 31 days straight. With a few nagging injuries from 2017, I decided to shift the focus this year from the outside to the inside with 31 days of the most buzzed about wellness trends, classes, and studios. Yoga, meditation, sleep, breathwork, cleanses, sensory experiences, restorative therapies, and more… it’s about looking good AND feeling good in 2018, which can only happen with that mind and body connection.

What’s also unique this January is that the first day of the week, year, and month are all on January 1. The planets have aligned for a fresh start! So here we go…

Day 1: HOT VINYASA YOGA. With most of the country in an arctic freeze, what a perfect way to kick off our 31 Days of Wellness than with a Hot Vinyasa class — especially as I started the new year with the 9 degree NYRR Midnight Run at 12:01am this morning! Read More