After the new year – after that third piece of pie, all of that champagne, and the last-call gluttony that is New Year’s Day brunch, it comes time to reel it in. And it’s widely understood that January is all about pushing the refresh button and starting over. Fortunately Battery Park offers plenty of feel-good, look-great locations that are pumping out the mission of health and wellness, from working out to eating well So walk out of Wagner Battery Park and into the new you, courtesy of these local spots.
Juice Press: You’ll find throngs of Battery Park locals lined up out outside this juice chain post-workout, where they’re chugging veggie drinks like the Mother Earth or the Green Day. Juice Press is one of the premiere organic “grab and go” health food providers in the city, serving up organic, plant-based products and yummy snacks like soups, salads and acas bowls. It offers an expansive USDA organic product line, as well as special tonics and cleanses to get you back on the right path.
Victoria Albina Functional Medicine: If you’re looking to make a real lifestyle change, this licensed and nationally board certified Family Nurse Practitioner is trained in Integrative or Holistic Medicine as well as Western Medicine. She prescribes lifestyle changes, nutrition supplements and herbs. She’s also a Life Coach to help you make changes, whether it’s carefully crafted nutrition or supplement plan or a path to lowering stress levels. New year, new you!
Spring Thyme Wellness Spa: This very unfussy Chinese spa has been relieving the necks of Wall Street brokers with acupuncture and massage since 1997. It’s something of a hidden insider spot offering over 500 Chinese herbs and an alternative-medicine boutique treating for ailments ranging from chronic pain or anxiety. Past the shop lies a eucalyptus-scented salon where men and women sip tea and wait for East-meets-West treatments like acupuncture-assisted non-surgical facial lifts and Swedish-Shiatsu massages. Start off your new year feeling great and work out those holiday kinks.
Barry’s Bootcamp: Sometimes the only way to a total detox is through a good old fashioned sweat. Barry’s Bootcamp is one of the most popular fitness classes in New York, where one class can burn up 1,000 calories or more. It tones muscle, and boosts the resting metabolism, so you continue burning calories after the class is over. It’s weight training plus cardio plus alternate bursts of intense anaerobic exercise is no joke. Even the recovery periods feel hard. So lace up, get your heart-rate going and start your new year off right.