My co-worker, Layne, recently told me that she wanted to try ModelFIT. I told her that I’d been wanting to do a ModelFIT class too, and it was basically like…
I read an article titled “I Worked Out Like Karlie Kloss For A Month” published by Elle Magazine that raved about ModelFIT. It’s a new gym created by celebrity trainer Justin Gelband. The $40 classes incorporate a variety of small, mindful movements to help strengthen and tone using free weights and ankle weights (at least in the “Combo” class I attended). Plus, we got to jump on mini trampolines, which is always fun! My highlight of the entire class though was when model and BFF to the TSwift, Miss Karlie Kloss herself, popped out of her private lesson with Gelband for a water break. If this workout is good enough for Victoria Secret Angels, then it’s good enough for me!
Speaking of angels, since I was already in NoLIta, I decided to make a pit stop at Kelsey Montague’s #whatliftsyou angel wings street art. If you want to join the other 2,846 people to take this photo (including Taylor Swift), you can head to the corner of Kenmare and Mott Streets.
I then recommend walking over to the West Village for brunch at Bluestone Lane Café. This healthy, Australian-inspired oasis is the perfect place to refuel after a workout or to have a quiet Sunday brunch with friends. Layne and I ventured there to have a nice breakfast while we talked shop. I ordered watermelon juice with the brekkie board – granola and fruit with Greek yogurt plus smashed avocado on bread. I’m usually an oatmeal-for-breakfast kind of girl, but this was so clean and delicious. Plus, I plan to make my way to Australia next year, so this was a great place to get inspired and talk travel trips as Layne has already spent time in the Land Down Under.
|“I went all the way to Bluestone Café, and all I got was this lousy photo…”|
Saturday evening, I met a friend for rooftop champagne and appetizers. Is it just me or do meat and cheese plates remind you of fancy, adult Lunchables? It was delicious!
Around 8pm, we headed to Mr. Chow in TriBeCa for dinner. I’ve heard about it because every celebrity from Kaley Cuoco to Al Pacino has dined there, so I was excited to experience it for myself. We enjoyed so much food – brown rice, mixed veggies, dumplings, scallion pancakes, Dungeness crab with egg whites, lamb, and coconut sorbet. The food was amazing, but the best part of the experience was definitely the people watching!
Our server suggested we grab a drink at a hole-in-the-wall bar around the corner named Smith and Mills. Smaller than most NYC apartments, this restaurant/bar really is a hole-in-the-wall. The bartender was knowledgeable and friendly, and I loved the bar’s chill vibe. I’d love to go back for dinner sometime.
Sunday was pretty uneventful, but I closed out the weekend with Ben, Jerry, and this gorgeous sunset over Jersey:
How did you spend your weekend? Let me know in the comments below!
Stay fit and fabulous,