Stop by the Studio on Monday night 6-8 pm for a glass of wine. Throughout October Uplift Studios will raffle off fabulous gifts to benefit Bare Breasted Against Breast Cancer, a supportive charity founded by our very own trainer and breast cancer survivor, Vera.
For anyone who's ever joked they'd only run to make it in time for happy hour, well, here's your chance. Join us on Wednesday, August 8th at 7 p.m. for a group run, lead by our fearless leader Leanne!
- We will meet promptly at 7:00 p.m. on 23rd Street and the WSH, on the river side at the bike path
- We will do a warmup on the lawn
- The run portion of the event will be approximately 3 miles (one of our Uplift staff will be on hand to watch bags)
- We will finish back on the lawn with some plyometrics and drills
- *We will head immediately afterward to the Half King bar on 23rd and 10th avenue, arriving before 8 p.m.
$10 per person*. Sign up HERE.
*Everyone is responsible to purchase her own drinks/snacks at Happy hour, post-run.
Please join us on July 11th at 7:30 PM for "Women of the World; She-roes in Non-Profits", a night of wine and conversation with panelists who are uplifting women around the world.
We will discuss creating careers around passion- even if that means making your plan C your plan A. Our panelists will cover starting your own company, creating a non-profit, being a female CEO, how to get involved in humanitarian efforts, and how to incorporate your passion into your life.
When: Wednesday, July 11th at 7:30pm
Cost: $20 per person
- $5 will go to Planned Parenthood
Sign up HERE
Should I be a vegan? Paleo? Gluten free? Dairy Free? Freegan? Pescatarian? Do a Juice Cleanse? The Whole 30? Trying to figure our way through food fads is making us tired and hungry. Join us for a night with Alexa Fishback and Carla DeSimone to talk about food fads, finding the diet that works for your body, and tricks and tips from women working in the field. Our panel will discuss how we as women can incorporate nutrition and exercise into chaotic, multi-faceted lives that so often revolve around other people- in realistic, affordable, and dare we say- enjoyable- ways.
On our panel:
Alexa Fishback: Alexa is the co-founder of AaHa! RESTART, an elimination program featuring: NO gluten, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, sugar, non-nutritive sweeteners, or packaged foods. Alexa did her undergrad at The University of Pennsylvania. She earned her Masters at NYU in Clinical Nutrition and completed her dietetic internship at UCSF in San Francisco. In 2008 Rodale published her first book: “The Daily Fix: Your Guide to Healthy Habits for Good Nutrition”.
Carla DeSimone: Carla studied at the Academy of Healing Nutrition and is a Certified Health Coach and a member of the American Academy of Drugless Practitioners. Working with a health coach will enable you to clarify your goals, identify what might be limiting your progress, and develop a game plan to empower you to achieve results. Life can be stressful enough; deciding what to put on your plate shouldn't be!
When: Tuesday, June 26th at 7:30pm Cost: $15 per person
Sign up HERE
We understand that the time around Mother's Day and/or Father's Day can be challenging for those of US who have lost a mom or dad. We're here to tell you you're not alone. On Wednesday, May 30th, we’ll come together and share our stories about the loss of a parent (or just come support those who have lost a parent(s)), led by our host Aly Teich of The Sweatlife.
Cost: $15 per person
Uplift has partnered with Wingman App to bring you the ultimate Uplifting event.
We'll start at Uplift at 6:00 p.m. with a powerful women’s discussion, featuring Uplift's co-founder Leanne Shear, Wingman founder, Tina Wilson, who will talk about being women of influence, having confidence, running their own companies, the challenges they experienced and how they overcame them...and of course, love and dating!
Following the conversation, we will head to local bar/restaurant Harding’s for happy hour! This event is open to ALL women: single OR committed. Just download the Wingman app to play the ultimate digital matchmaker for your friends or have them swipe on your behalf, or come solo to learn all about it and have lots of fun with like-minded ladies.
Your $15 admission and proof of Wingman download will be your ticket in the door!
** Wingman profile has to be fully created in order to receive free drink at the event **
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"This Will Be My Undoing": A Night with Critically Acclaimed Author (and Uplift-er), Morgan Jerkins!
This is a night you do NOT want to miss. Our very own friend/client Morgan Jerkins is the author of the recently released and critically acclaimed This Will be my Undoing, which has just become a New York Times BESTSELLER, and her Uplift fam is thrilled to celebrate this incredible collection of essays with a big event on Monday, March 26th.
From one of the fiercest critics writing today, Morgan Jerkins’ highly-anticipated collection of linked essays interweaves her incisive commentary on pop culture, feminism, black history, misogyny, and racism with her own experiences to confront the very real challenges of being a black woman today—perfect for fans of Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist, Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me, and Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie’s We Should All Be Feminists.
We'd encourage everyone to pick up and read the book in advance--we will discuss it in conjunction with Morgan, book-club-style, and then afterward she will lead a conversation about feminist writing, sharing her wisdom and ups and downs. So if you've ever been interested in memoir/essay-writing with a societal/political bent, bring your notebook and pen!
Monday, March 26th
Pregnancy is simultaneously the most beautiful and most intimidating time in a woman's life. Join US for a very special “Ladies Night In” where we will talk about some of the myths and misconceptions behind excercising and proper nutrition for women who are thinking about becoming pregnant, are currently pregnant, or just gave birth. Uplift Coach Ashleigh Catsos Yager will tackle all of your tough questions about how to stay active during this important time in your life and nutritionist Carlyn Rosenblum MS, RD will share some of the best foods you should, and shouldn’t, be eating to nourish your body and baby. Carlyn-approved snacks and mocktails (....and some wine, of course) will be provided. No matter where you are in your journey, you won’t want to miss this night!
Thursday, February 8th
Join US for a night of the perfect wine and chocolate pairing, lead by Sommalier and Uplift-er, Anna Vega! We will also welcome guest, Shula MA MPH (Relationship and Wellness Coach), to lead us in a discussion on all things pertaining to dating in the modern world.
Sunday, January 21st
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Maybe its Maybelline, maybe you’re beautiful just the way you are. Own it, babe. We have teamed up with Broadway makeup artist, Rachel Estabrook, a firm believer that women should be confident in their own skin (makeup or not). This immersive workshop will not involve the application of makeup “How to," but our conversation will focus around societal pressures, how we conform, and where does our decision to “cover-up” come from. Join US to powerfully affirm that our “imperfections” do not need to be concealed.
We wanted EVERYONE to come!
Event DISCOUNTED: ONLY $19!!
Rachel Estabrook is a New York based makeup artist. Rachel has gained her education for makeup artistry at The Make Up Forever Academy NYC in 2012. Since then she has been full force in her freelancing, getting a a taste of all aspects the industry has to offer (runway, film, tv, commercial, print, editorial, event, private clients, corporate and especially theater). You can see her most recent design work on Broadway at the Walter Kerr theater, for the Revival of Falsettos! She is a swing at both Lion King, Kinky Boots, and Aladdin on Broadway as well. You can see some of her latest shoots featured on Playbill.com! She has only just begun her journey and cannot wait for the many more opportunities and experiences to come her way, so she can continue to paint her path through this one of kind city!
January 14, 2018
Staying in for the long weekend? Ever thought of starting your own business? Why don't you Join US for some uplifting Sunday fun. We will be kicking off our Sunday with a little bit of sweat (30 minute workout) followed by a vision board workshop to kick off the new year! This day will leave you inspired to continue to create your own dreams!
Harmless Harvest will be sponsoring the event with snacks and refreshments!
Cost: $35 (includes workout, snacks + wine)
Clients who just want to work out: Use your CLASS PACKAGES (only $19) to sign up for this SNEAK PEEK into STRENGTH X!
Come on over to our OPEN HOUSE!
Because you mean so much to US, we want to kick off the holiday season by giving back! Join us for a special Community Class at 10:30 a.m. benefitting Mama Hope and Shanti Uganda (see below for more info!)
About MAMA HOPE & SHANTI UGANDA
Meagan Bernatchez is a fellow in the Mama Hope's Global Advocate Program, and she is raising $20,000 for crucial maternal health care being done by Shanti Uganda, her partner organization. In this endeavor, 100% of the funds raised will go to supporting holistic pre- and postnatal care for women in Uganda, as well as continue to run the Teen Girls Health Workshop and the Community Garden and Nutrition Workshop.
She firmly believes that all women deserve access to safe, well-informed, respectful, compassionate health care before, during and after the birthing process and throughout their lifespan, and that communities working together for a common goal create safe spaces for healing and growth. Please join our community in supporting this fantastic program!
Dr. Cecilia Dintino, founder of Twisting the Plot, will collaborate with our very own Fit and Fierce After Fifty, Vera for an evening of shifting + resetting perspectives on life after 50. Through comprehensive exercises of both mind and body, this experiential program is set-out to left you feel empowered on how to repurpose, reclaim, and reimagine your life.
Dozens of survivors spoke up against Harvey Weinstein and this week women took to their keyboards with the hashtag #metoo to begin to put into words the amount of sexual assault women are forced to face on a daily basis. While this isn't a new narrative, it is clear that women are ready to talk about & actively fight against this abuse. On November 15th, Uplift Studios will be hosting the next of our Strong Women Uplift Each Other series, focused on Women & Violence. We know that talking about assault and abuse sometimes feels impossible, but our lives and our loved one's lives literally depend on it.
The night will be led by Uplift's Philanthropy Coordinator, Cassie Gilling, moderated by Laurice Adams. Special guest Zoe Lepage from Exhale to Inhale.
Laurice Adams is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and received her Master’s Degree from New York University in drama therapy. She completed post-graduate training at the Institute for Developmental Transformations where she eventually served as Associate Training Director for three years. Laurice worked at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City as a psychotherapist in their college-counseling center and prior to that, for over 9 years, worked at Bellevue Hospital Center in the department of psychiatry. After the birth of her daughter, she became an accredited La Leache League Leader. Laurice maintains a private psychotherapy practice in New York City in the Madison Park area where she works with adults, adolescents, and new parents.
Born with boundless energy, Zoë spent most of her early life in motion - running
between the sports field and the ballet studio. During a gap year before college, she
enrolled in a YogaWorks teacher training and was enchanted by the philosophy and
physicality of the practice. Yoga was more than just stretching and strengthening the
body; it was a window to healing the mind. During Zoë's time as a psychology major at Barnard College, she taught weekly yoga classes to her peers and found meaning in the connection she experienced with her students. During her senior year, Zoë set wheels in motion to create Exhale to Inhale, a non-profit organization that brings trauma-informed yoga to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Upon graduation, Zoë joined a boutique management consulting firm but after 2.5 years she decided to leave the corporate world behind and focus on Exhale to Inhale. Zoë is also at teacher at The Class by Taryn Toomey.
All proceeds will go towards Exhale to Inhale, a not-for-profit organization that brings trauma-informed yoga to survivors of violence.
It's that time of the year again…
Join us on our annual hike to enjoy beautiful views, the crisp fall fresh air, + a mix into your workout schedule.
We are taking the metro-north up to Cold Spring, NY where we will hike on an intermediate level trail up Bear Mountain. After, we will head to a local restaurant that sits right on the railroad tracks to wine + dine, of course!
No hiking experience? No worries! Every level is welcomed.
Hiking boots are optional. Wear a couple of layers, as the day usually starts off chilly + gets warmer.
$125 (includes train tix, hike, and lunch with a cocktail)
$80 (includes hike and lunch with a cocktail) **TRANSPORTATION NOT INCLUDED**
“Ladies Night In” is a new series premiering at Uplift this November. We all have planned a Ladies Night Out, but wine-not stay in and get woke by learning about tasty food and wine pairings?! We all know the party always congregates to the kitchen, so not only will we be sipping on delicious wine, but no longer biting our tongues on issues that we’ve chewed on for so long.
JOIN US November 2nd, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. with Sommelier and fellow Uplifting babe, Anna Vega. She will take us through a pocket-friendly food and wine pairing all while sharing her story on navigating between one male-dominating career to the next. From soldier, to finance fiend, and now sommelier, Anna tells us about her gravitation towards these male-dominated spaces and why women should join her in fearlessly claiming more space for women.
CUISINE: Fall inspired, healthy, and easy to make canapes with wine to match.
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
On Wednesday October 18, 6:30 pm, our SWUE series will focus on Women's Illness. This powerful evening will begin with a screening of a 5 minute "pilot" episode of a new web series produced by our own trainer and cancer survivor Vera Trifunovich: "Bare Breasted Against Breast Cancer." Then our friend, Dr. Cecilia Dintino, will lead an open discussion for all our guests, speaking frankly about coping with serious female illnesses. If you have battled a female cancer, faced a critical health crisis, cared for a loved one, or just want to support your sisters please join us. You will be free to share you story or to simply listen. We believe that strength and healing is found in community and shared experience, and that Strong Women Uplift Each Other.
"Bare-Breasted Against Breast Cancer" is a web-based video support forum that
provides authentic, anecdotal, firsthand information for breast cancer patients, their families, and their caregivers.
Our motto? “Let’s get breast cancer off our Chests."
*Cecilia Dintino, PsyD, is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center and a faculty member at New York University’s graduate program in Drama Therapy. She is the co-founder of Drama Lab, NYC, a theatre and improvisation company, writes for the Huffington Post and is a co-founder of Twisting the Plot: Solutions for Women over 50, a program designed to help women reenergize and repurpose their lives.
- 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: KICK OFF WORKOUT WITH KAT
Kick off our Career & Inspiration Convention with a 30-minute signature Uplift Strength class led by Head Trainer, Kat!
- 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM: SWITCHING GEARS
Featured Guests: Jill Ozovek & Dana Campbell
"I don't even know what I'm qualified for anymore" is a common refrain as we start to think about next steps in our careers, or, more importantly, changing gears entirely. Jill and Dana will be tag-teaming to discuss the nitty gritty of switching careers, industry, and/or fields. They will cover the tactical and emotional steps to starting your new career journey in this ever-evolving working world in which we live covering topics such as: overcoming shame, getting clear on your values, redefining success and work/life integration, reclaiming your power at work & what it means to step into your own powerhouse, finding your calling, and breaking through fear. Our guests will show you how to carve your own unique career path and to help you fulfill your limitless potential.
- 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: WORKSHOP: PUSHING WOMEN FORWARD IN THE WORK PLACE
Featured Guest: Sarah O'Brien Hammond
In this workshop, Sarah will cover the importance of networking and surrounding yourself with the right people, balance (in both work and life!), self-care, recognizing, articulating, and creating your personal brand, and what we can gain from reviews in the work place. She will also demonstrate how to arm ourselves to have the courageous conversations, discuss the difference between who people perceive you to be versus who you are, the value of nonverbal communication in the workplace, plus dig down deep into the mechanics of business etiquette, resume-building (and the importance of always having your resume updated), social media (highlighting LinkedIn), and key pointers for a successful interview.
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM: WORKOUT & WORKSHOP: STRONG IS BEAUTIFUL
Speaker: Chelsea Aguiar
Founder of AthayaFitness, Chelsea will teach a 30-minute full-body mobility and strength class that will incorporate movements via bodyweight, sliders, and resistance. This class will focus on mobilizing and activating your spine, joints, and muscles that will combine compound movements to not only strengthen but will provide the stability and mobilization to increase your durability through and after the workout. After class, Chelsea will sit down and speak with us about her career shift from long time dancer to personal trainer, where her passion for fitness was born, which later cultivated itself into a realm for female empowerment through strength. (sound familiar, Uplift-ers?!). #StrongIsBeautiful is a movement Chelsea created to bring women of diverse fitness backgrounds, together to advocate that strength comes in all forms and sizes. Sneakers required.
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM: SCREENING: "DREAM, GIRL"
Featured Guest: Erin Bagwell
We know the names of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg. But what about the female entrepreneurs? What’s their story? This amazing film will bring it to us right at Uplift. From brand new startups to million dollar industries, it’s time we stop telling girls they can be anything they want to be and show them what it means to be a leader.
Dream, Girl creator Erin Bagwell will be on hand to screen the film and answer all of our questions about art, filmmaking, and entrepreneurship.
To learn more about the film, click #DREAMGIRLFILM
Join us for some wine and speak upon how confidence is life’s enabler. It is the quality that turns thoughts into action. It gives us the sense that we can achieve what we set out to do. This is a characteristic that is incredibly potent, essential, and unfortunately for women, appears at an alarmingly short supply. Perhaps it is time we stop putting our heads down and stop playing by the rules. Let’s start by shaking our comfort zones and speak about how we can cultivate and foster more it in our personal, financial, and emotional relationships.
Our panelists include:
Kimberly Gudowski, Business Development Manager at the Financial Gym who will guide us through fun, easy-to- follow techniques to strengthen our “economic muscle”.
Daniela Rosales Friedman a.k.a Love Coach who will discuss cultivating more confidence on both our emotional and physical relationships by “taking control”.
*Bethany C. Meyers, founder of be.come will teach us how to inject Feminism into fitness and change the conversation around why women choose to move and how we view our bodies.
Alyssa Exposito, our very own Community Manager/Fitness Instructor, who will speak on a life altering event, the irreversible scars that followed and how she coped to regain confidence in her new skin. “There’s beauty when you find the strength to heal.”