Welcome to This Week in Wellness! Once a week, we’ll bring you the latest news from the wellness world that has SELF editors talking while drooling over these healthy fall appetizers.
This week, we’re talking about…
A new kind of yoga studio just opened at the Denver International Airport.
Starting November 6, you’ll be able to do yoga during your layover at the Denver International Airport. Yes, really. Yoga on the Fly, the country’s first full-service studio in an airport, will offer eight to 20 minute yoga and meditation experiences meant to help travelers de-stress while they’re stuck in the airport. You’ll be able to reserve time in one of the company’s mini-studios, where you can follow instructional videos on an iPad with wireless headphones and a Yoga by Numbers mat. Sure beats picking up another James Patterson book.
This new activewear company wants you to practice safe breast health.
When Phylise Sands lost her sister to breast cancer, she made it her mission to create a brand that supports women’s breast health (literally). The result is Red Daisy, an activewear brand prepping to launch in January, through Kickstarter. Manufactured in New York City, each Red Daisy item comes with a Check Myself Charm to promote breast cancer self-checks, and to make an impact, the brand donates $5 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for every bra sold.
Jennifer Garner, Girl Scout chaperone, is a mom after our own hearts.
Instagram newcomer Jennifer Garner shared a relatable moment from her daughter’s Girl Scout trip to the San Diego zoo last weekend, where the group apparently camped next to the lion cage. “Taking a Girl Scout to pee at 4am is ❤️❤️❤️❤️,” she captioned the makeup-free selfie.
Earlier this year, the Girl Scouts rolled out 23 new STEM and outdoors-focused badges to encourage Scouts to learn code, explore the wilderness, examine their surroundings, and try their hand at robotics.
Watch: How the Girl Scouts of America Empowers Young Girls
You can now say goodbye to your gym membership.
For those of us who travel for work, making the most of a gym membership sometimes feels like a stretch. Zeamo—which launched October 17—is working to change that by offering day passes to over 500 gyms in the U.S. and 100 in Europe, according to a press release. The app allows users to check off essential amenities and set a price range based on how much they want to spend—most passes are prices between $10 and $30. It’s like ClassPass for gyms, with even less commitment.
Fitness blogger Sia Cooper works out everywhere—even Whole Foods.
Instagrammer Sia Cooper (@diaryofafitmommyofficial) is an expert when it comes to making time for quick workouts. Earlier this month, she posted a video of herself doing squats with a shopping cart at “the most magic place in the entire world”—Target. Long story short, the video went viral:
But not all of the attention has been positive. Some commenters criticized her unconventional approach to quick-hit fitness. “Someone negatively commented yesterday that I should’ve done my video in Walmart because I would’ve fit in better,” she wrote, “Soooo… I did!”
She then took things a step further and worked out in Whole Foods, using a grocery basket as a kettlebell.
And that, friends, is how you clap back.
Eva Chen tried the LEKfit trampoline workout in Los Angeles
You might recognize Eva Chen from her days as Lucky Magazine’s editor-in-chief, or her now-iconic #evachenpose highlighting her shoes, bag, and fruit on her morning commute. The Instagram director of fashion partnerships took a break from judging the CDFA/Vogue Fashion Fund to do a high-intensity dance class called LEKfit. We now understand why Busy Phillipps saidit brings her to tears.