Here’s to a Healthier, Happier You in 2013


Finally, a friendly, affordable gym with the classes you want.

Finally, a friendly, affordable gym with the classes you want and none of the attitude you don’t.

Garden Acupuncture, 20% off a weight loss package
After all that holiday excess, eating right, drinking less and exercising more feels so good for the first week of January. But the truth is that most resolutions, especially weight-loss resolutions, fall by the wayside before the end of the month. Garden Acupuncture in Park Slope offers a path away from fad diets, radical cleanses and extreme exercise routines, toward long-term lifestyle change. Weight gain doesn’t happen overnight, and neither does weight loss–don’t set yourself up for failure by demanding immediate results. Acupuncture can help you adjust your body’s expectations and stay focused on your new healthy lifestyle choices, physically and emotionally. Alex Goldberg, one of the practitioners at Garden Acupuncture, knows from experience that weight loss is a long road–he lost more than 100 pounds using acupuncture to support a healthier, less stressed out lifestyle; you can read Alex’s personal weight loss story here. Now through the end of JanuaryBB readers can take 20% off Garden Acupuncture’s comprehensive three-month weight loss treatment, which includes 36 acupuncture treatments, six bottles of herbs, ear seeds, GuaSha, nutritional counseling and the Weight Loss Guide Book written by Goldberg himself. Book your appointment online, or call 646-234-3643 to set up a consultation.

Jennifer Schonborn, free holistic nutrition counseling session
If you’ve had enough of quick-fix diets or are battling chronic low energy, digestive problems, debilitating stress, or uncontrollable cravings, it’s time to meet Jennifer Schonborn. The certified holistic nutrition counselor will help you make real, lasting changes to your life in a way that is fun, flexible, and free of denial and discipline. She always offers a free, one-hour consultation, but if you sign on for her six-month program, you’ll also get a free counseling session when you mention Brooklyn Based. Details here»

Chalk Gyms, one free month
If you’ve ever avoided the gym out of fear of grunty weightlifter cliques or super yogis who can bend themselves into pretzels in the time it takes you to touch your toes, you’ll find sweaty refuge at Chalk, a friendly new gym in Williamsburg. Owner Michael Losardo has created a light, bright, welcoming workout haven full of the newest and best cardio and weight equipment, in a lofty space full of windows–even if it’s too cold to exercise outdoors, with a Chalk membership you’ll at least see sunlight while toiling on the treadmill. Classes are held in a spacious studio with brick walls and hardwood floors and the class schedule is packed with local favorites like yoga, kickboxing, spinning and the incomparable Punk Rope. And, Chalk is a gym you can actually afford with amenities you want, including spotless locker rooms and towel service. Losardo believes in the buddy system when it comes to working out, that is, you’re much more likely to come to the gym and keep coming if you have a workout partner. When you commit to a year-long membership at Chalk it’s just $125 per month for two adults–you don’t have to be married or related, or even live together, you just have to sign up together. Right now, BB readers can get one free month when you sign up and mention that you read about Chalk on BB.

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