New York City’s Healthiest Neighborhood

The Wall Street journal,  May 28, 2019

New York City’s Healthiest Neighborhood

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An explosion of health startups in Flatiron are making it a wellness epicenter. Seven new boutique fitness and well-being outfits not to miss.

New York City’s Flatiron District is becoming a wellness epicenter, with startups settling in the blocks between Union and Madison squares. In between facials at Rescue Spa, classes at Exhale and lunch at abcV, type-A New Yorkers can turn to a C-suite of holistic medical and fitness experts. “It’s the best neighborhood in the world for health and wellness concepts to debut,” says Amanda Freeman, co-founder of exercise studio Stretch*d. “The mix of clientele and the density of offices and residential buildings are unparalleled.”

1. Wthn

This acupuncture, cupping and herbal medicine studio offers à la carte and membership options.

2. Stretch*d

Co-founded by Freeman, the CEO of fitness brand SLT, this stretching studio makes the afterthought of most workouts the main event.

3. Harklinikken

At this hair-loss clinic imported from Denmark, there’s a lab that allows clients’ custom topical solutions to be mixed on-site.

4. Trellis

The self-described “Equinox of fertility” pairs its egg-freezing clients with a health coach, fertility specialist, nurse and nutritionist.

5. Parsley Health

This doctor’s office/cafe aims to redefine primary care with a person-first, root-cause approach. “We love being so close to our friends in the startup and wellness communities,” says CEO Dr. Robin Berzin of the neighborhood.

6. Kindbody

Women’s health and fertility will come together at this soon-to-open center aimed at democratizing egg freezing and IVF.

7. The Well

This members-only club with a gym, spa and restaurant is led by chief medical officer Dr. Frank Lipman. It will offer a wide range of East-meets-West healing when it opens in July.