Cupping at Tao Foot Spa in Fishkill, NY

You may not know what cupping is but you’ve probably seen it if you caught the 2016 Summer Olympics and saw Michael Phelps show up with a bunch of circular looking hickies on his back. The bruise-like marks may seem gnarly but they’re actually quite painless and the result of a traditional Chinese Medicine practice.…

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Finding A Home with nOMad in Beacon

What is yoga to you? Something to squeeze in or a calmer alternative to spin class? If so, maybe you’re approaching the centuries old practice wrong. “It’s living in the present moment,” explains Phoebe Miller, the Founder of nOMad, a yoga studio centered around travel and community. “It’s getting on your yoga mat, being mindful…

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Accessible Healing at Hudson Valley Community Acupuncture

For a long time, acupuncture has been a luxury that only the affluent could afford but practitioners like Evan Schwartz, L.Ac. are changing that. His facility Hudson Valley Community Acupuncture is part of a national growing wellness model aimed at providing quality care for a fraction of the price. It accomplishes this by offering personalized…

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Cycle, Barre and Sculpt at On The Fly in Cold Spring

There’s one local gym that knows the power of the personal touch and it’s On The Fly. Located in Cold Spring, New York, they specialize in barre, cycling, and sculpting classes, all in a boutique atmosphere. If you’re tired of big name gyms or craving a more specialized sweat session, pay them a visit. The…

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Going Places with Innate Movement Parkour, Kingston

Author: Holly J Coley Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce the premiere parkour gym of the Hudson Valley, Innate Movement Parkour. Located at The Shirt Factory in Kingston, NY, its opening is one more piece of proof that our area is growing mightier by the day. If your only knowledge of parkour is what…

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Blessed Brewery, Beacon

Before you reach for that cola, consider trying something naturally energizing. The kombucha from Blessed Brewery is what we jones for, even when we’re not fighting the dreaded afternoon slump. Ever since we started following the brand on Instagram we’ve been dying to get our hands on the stuff and when we did, we weren’t…

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Hoop For A Better Tomorrow, Rhinebeck

Author: Holly J Coley Hello Hooping Ashley Gannon spins round as she twirls a brightly colored hula hoop like it’s a natural extension of her body. She reminds you of an acrobat and like any good performer, she smiles the entire time, each move flowing to the next like a dance. She makes it look…

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Hanging Around at Hudson Valley Pole Arts in Kingston

I’ve always been intrigued by dancers, the exotic kind in particular. While others have seen them as purveyors of the salacious, I’ve seen them as models of grace, beauty and strength. I ask you, can you spin yourself like a ballerina while upside down or give the illusion you’re walking on air, a metal rod…

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