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August 2015

City Sculpts

Throwing Down at Overthrow Boxing

This week’s spotlight is cast on Overthrow Boxing, a trendy new boxing studio in New York City’s Soho neighborhood that’s quickly taking the fitness world by storm.

Overthrow, which opened in May features 45 minute boxing “burn out” classes that combine ring work and or bag work, cardio, intervals and an intimate class setting.

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(credit: Overthrow Boxing)

The studio in itself is very unique from other boxing studios I’ve been to. This is largely due to the fact that the building that houses it (#9 Bleecker St.) has a colorful history, having been the headquarters of a counter-culture newspaper, Overthrow as well as home to the Yipee movement ( aka extremist hippie movement.)

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When I heard the studio was claiming to be the “Soul Cycle of boxing”, I knew I had to find out for myself what the deal was. I’m so glad I did! Overthrow turned out to be my new favorite place to box in the city. I’m not saying that because of the epic rock n’ roll vibe atmosphere and vibes that the studio gives off ( I mean, they’re definitely a plus..) but I also was surprised to get individualized attention when it came to my boxing stance and punches.

Because of this class, I now actually know how to tie my wraps, the proper boxing footwork and also how to accurately throw a cross jab, things I feel are often neglected in larger class settings at other boxing studios I’ve frequented. Needless to say, awesome instruction and a ‘sure to sweat your ass off’ class definitely convinced me to come back for more. It also helps knowing I’m part of the cool crowd that comes along with the regulars at Overthrow.

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Verdict: Best boxing class I’ve taken in the city ( and Brooklyn) thus far. They really take the time to help with minor corrections and proper form.

Eat Out

Eating Vegan at by Chef Chloe

For this week’s vegan food share, I tried out the West Village’s latest vegan hotspot, By Chef Chloe.  By Chef Chloe is a new vegan, plant based eatery that was started by award winning vegan chef and winner of Cupcake Wars, Chloe Coscarelli.

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The Bleecker Street restaurant which is just over a week old is an airy, ethereal space that features eclectic decor, suspended hanging chairs and succulent plants. The staff was super friendly and gave the place great vibes.

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The menu featured made to order smoothies, salads, soups, burgers and sandwiches. There was also a grab and go section with kelp noodles, salads, fresh pressed juices, chia pudding, kombucha, and coconut water.

 

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With a large selection of bakery items, (and since Chloe is most well known for her killer baking skills), I had to try one of her cookies. I also ordered the Green Smoothie of the day that was made out of pineapple, kale, mango and banana and almond milk ( soo good!)

 

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The place was packed and for good reason! It was definitely some of the best vegan food I’ve tried in the city. On my way out I also bumped into Chef Chloe herself and got a chance to talk to her! She’s hand down the nicest chef I’ve ever met and can make some mean vegan food. I definitely have to come back to By Chef Chloe to check out their burgers and brunch menu.

 

Verdict: Definitely try this place! ( Perfect for your next lunch date)

 

 

 

 

Detox

Juicy Monday: Mason Jar DIY

If you’re someone who makes smoothies or juice at home then this DIY is for you!

This week for juicy monday, Sculpt and Shine is sharing a useful DIY- mason jar juice lids!

I personally love making a big batch of green juice the night before and storing it in a mason jar, but sometimes I wish it had a lid that I could put a straw right in and drink out of!

Converting this mason jar lid is super easy! All you need is a mason jar lid & a single whole puncher (found at any office supply store.)

I purchased the reusable stainless steel straw from Fishs Eddy.

To punch, first mark where you are going to make the hole and put the outside ring to test it. Try and punch as close as you can towards the middle of the lid (I punched near the word Ball because it was far enough away from the lid rim.)

Push your straw through and you’re good to go!

MATERIALS:

Mason jar (any size)
Ball Mason Classic jar lid
Single hole punch
Happy juicy Monday!

Xx SS!

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