While living, working, and working out in New York over the past two years, I’ve attended hundreds of different fitness studios, but nothing compares to . Founded by Taryn Toomey, the spiritually-charged class comprises a mash-up of yoga, dance, and body-weight conditioning. The exercise style is simultaneously meditative and vigorous, and ultimately fairly hard to define – you just have to try it.
Fans include Naomi Watts and Kate Hudson, and Toomey herself is something of a name in the wellness industry, thanks to the success of her technique across New York and Hollywood. She’s a complete natural healthy junkie, and took some time out to share with us a page from her nutrient-packed food diary, some tips about the best alternative medicine experts in NYC. Keep reading!
For breakfast I have: My breakfast routine varies. I try to start every day with a morning tonic of warm water, lemon, turmeric, cayenne, ginger. Some days, I follow that with two hard boiled eggs or a smoothie. When I teach early, I typically don’t eat breakfast and just have .
I have my coffee: With unsweetened almond milk after my morning meditation – around 6:30am. I drink it iced in the spring and summer, and have it hot in the fall and winter.
During the morning I snack on: kale chips or Juice Press flax crackers at around 11 a.m.
For lunch I have: Today I had a homemade spinach salad with kombucha squash, beets, and hemp seeds. I am cooking more than usual this week because we are in the middle of , our seasonal cleanse program. I usually buy lunch when out between classes, meetings and/or appointments – some sort of vegetable soup or salad with fish. My favorite Tribeca spots are Juice Press, , and .
During the afternoons I snack on: My afternoon snack today was rolled seaweed with guacamole. My favorite on-the-go snacks are , apples, dry roasted unsalted almonds, or Juice Press kale chips.
For dinner I have: Dinner is usually some variation of lunch – a large, colorful salad or vegetables with fish. I try to eat on the early side, around 6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. if possible.
For dessert I have: I didn’t have any dessert today. When I do, it’s usually some sort of vegan, delicious, raw, dark chocolate situation. I don’t normally have dessert. How often I eat it honestly depends on when and if I am craving something sweet.
Today I worked out by: [Teaching] at 9:30 a.m. this morning. I typically work out six days a week – mostly The Class with some running, yoga and SoulCycle mixed in.
I describe my diet as: Clean and seasonal.
My favorite healthy restaurants in New York are: My favorite Tribeca restaurant is . I usually order the kale salad and wild coho salmon.
My go-to smoothie ingredients are: Spinach, , , bee pollen, and chia seeds.
The supplement I swear by is: Magnesium – I take it at night to help me sleep.
My go-to natural health providers are: I have a few go-tos, including; for acupuncture; for my heart and spirit; for body work and adjustments, for advice when my diet feels unbalanced; and for an occasional colonic.