October 2017

Our October Challenge is underway! Every year, we hold a challenge during Breast Cancer Awareness month and donate the proceeds to our friends at the Breast Treatment Task Force, who provide women's healthcare to women around the city that can't afford it. In addition, we are hosting a Strong Women Uplift Each Other: Women's Illness event to highlight Uplift Trainer/Breast Cancer Survivor Vera's new webseries, "Bare Breasted Against Breast Cancer". You won't want to miss it!"

Strong Women Uplift Each Other series: "Feminism, Policy and Activism"

"When they go low, we go local."

On May 31st, 35 incredible women packed into our studio for our most successful Strong Women Uplift Each Other event yet, on Feminism, Policy, and Activism. Our Philanthropy Director, Cassie, moderated a conversation between Natalia Mehlman Petrzela (historian, author, and podcaster), Celia Keenan-Bolger (Tony-Nominated Actress and Activist) and Kate McDonough (political journalist at Fusion). On top of discussing the history and future of feminism and our roles/responsibilities as women operating under an oppressive political system, all proceeds went to our friends at Planned Parenthood. Keep your eyes peeled for more events like this coming very soon!

March 2017


This March, we partnered up with the New York Women's Foundation, a charity organization that creates an equitable and just future for women and families by uniting a cross-cultural alliance that ignites action and invests in bold, community-led solutions across the city. We are so inspired by their dedication to support women-generated ideas and businesses. We sweat it out to a classic Uplift Strength class and all proceeds went to the NYWF!

January-February 2017


This January/February, we are using Conscious Tampons in our bathrooms! Not only is this company organic AND created by some incredible women, but they also give back to women across the country in need. 26.4 million women in America cannot afford tampons. For every box of tampons Conscious sells, they donate organic and biodegradable pads to women in need. Try them out in the studio and sign up for your own subscription at home!

2017 Initiative

As you all know, Uplift is dedicated to philanthropy and giving back. Every single month we choose a cause that benefits women or children to volunteer with, raise money for, or help in some way.

Recent events have vulnerable populations concerned and afraid. We at Uplift have decided to band together to raise money for some imminently important causes. We have initiated a founding group—a "Circle of Six" women leaders—out of Uplift, who will comprise the main team for first fundraising effort of organizations that benefit women, racial equality, LGBTQ rights, fighting climate change, immigrant rights: all of the things that it appears could be under direct attack in coming weeks, months and years. Each founding member chose one particular non-profit to focus on and will donate at least $10 per month as a recurring gift to for a minimum of six months.

Leanne Shear: Planned Parenthood Action
Megan Eiss-Proctor: Safe Passage Project
Tracey Toomey McQuade: Safe Horizon
Cassie Gilling: Next Gen Climate
Ilana Diaz: Immigration Forum
Celia Keenan-Bolger: New York Civil Liberties Union

We're asking you to join us. Choose one of our organizations, or choose your own. Better yet, create your OWN “Circle of Six” and then join our Facebook group so we can all collaborate.

Clearly, money is power. And we are DETERMINED to use that power to continue to FOCUS on all of the GOOD in our world. Financial support is critical but so is staying informed and talking about these important issues. Uplift’s “Circle of Six” will keep each other informed about the challenges their individual organizations and the people in need face. If you are interested in more action items you can sign up at roganslist.blogspot.com (she lists at least 5 things you can do a day) or check out whatdoidoabouttrump.com, and holyfucktheelection.com for ways to get involved.

May 2016

While we love providing fluffy new towels for our clients, we hate having to throw out perfectly fine towels! We’ve started donating all of our towels to Bideawee (https://www.bideawee.org/), a lovely Animal Shelter/Adoption organization located in Manhattan. We are so happy to be spreading some love to our furry friends.