A few of my favorite things...

I often happen upon something that I really like and want to share with clients - a healthy recipe, good-for-you skincare, a new class, natural beauty products, etc.  Here are some of my current fav's!

ClassPass Founder - Payal Kadakia Pujji

March 15, 2017

While teaching my 'TTL-tightened+toned+lifted' class a few years ago, a gorgeous, tiny and lovely student approached me about a new company she had just started called "Classtivity" and asked if I would like to speak to her about it.  I met with Payal and her co-workers, 'Classtivity' became the incredibly successful international brand ClassPass, my TTL class was listed and became a member favorite, and Payal and I became dear friends.  She is one of my favorite people -- brilliant, beautiful, a talented dancer, a true entrepreneur and a constant inspiration to those around her!

Native Deodorant


I have tried many natural deodorants and Native is my current favorite.  Made in the USA, formulated without parabens/sulfates, never tested on animals and so many delicious scents to choose from.  I especially love the seasonal scents such as Pink Grapefruit & Elderflower and you can even purchase some in a mini travel size.

Thrive Causemetics

February 14, 2017

I am always on the lookout for skincare and cosmetics that are not only effective and formulated with non-toxic ingredients, but are also cruelty free.  Thrive Causemetics is all of the above plus they are a luxury beauty company that gives back by donating to various causes such as cancer survivors, animals, women in the workplace, etc.  I'm obsessed with their mascara -- creates long, lush lashes, stays on all day without smudging and washes off with a gentle cleanser.

Four Sigmatic Mushroom Matcha

March 15, 2017

I am not a coffee drinker, but I do love me some matcha tea!  But mushroom in my matcha??!  While that does not actually sound appealing, I had already tried some of Four Sigmatics superfood mushroom beverages, loved the health benefits and really could not taste any mushroom flavor, so I decided to try the Mushroom Matcha as well.  With organic ceremonial grade matcha, plus focus-enhancing Lion's Mane and ginger, this is the perfect healthy morning or mid-afternoon pick-me-up.

Shake Shack Veggie Burger


Whenever my husband and I would go to Shake Shack, I would often lament that I wished they had a veggie burger.  Then the Veggie Stack came along.  Made with black beans, brown rice and roasted beets topped with provolone (or Vegan) cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles and vegan mustard mayo.  It is delicious and just the right size, leaving room for some yummy crinkle-cut fries!  

305 Fitness 

March 15, 2017

I started taking classes with the fabulous HD at 305 Fitness about 2 years ago and have been obsessed with this studio ever since.  A combination of a dance club with a live DJ, inspiring teachers (Samantha B!) and a sweat-drenching workout, classes here always uplift me.  What the 305 team did not know when I started was that I had just suffered a devastating loss -- my younger brother, Joey, had just passed away in Paris after a short illness.  I was so grief-stricken that I could barely breathe, much less workout, but I knew I had to exercise to help me through this extremely difficult time.  The 305 midtown studio happens to be a few steps away from my therapist and one day I decided to stop in.  That hour class with HD was the first time I had felt even a moment of anything other than sadness in months, so I will be forever grateful for whatever energy guided me into 305 Fitness that day!