We polled our instructors and team on their fall favorites – from in-season snack obsessions and wellness tips to the healthy trips and treks currently topping their bucket lists. Read on – and get inspired to make this your best fall ever.
What piece of clothing are you looking forward to wearing at the first sign of crisp weather?
If we are talking studio-to-street wear, I love my lululemon Savasana wrap. It’s like a big cozy sweater that goes with anything from workout gear to my favorite Madewell boyfriend jeans (another fall staple). Once I can start adding layers to my wardrobe, I am a happy girl. – Holly Hendricks, NYC Master Trainer
Let’s talk transitioning beauty regimens from summer to fall. What tips and tricks do you use or rituals do you apply when the weather gets chillier?
I stop using light moisturizer and go with a heavier moisturizer. Also, Provisions Vitamin C treatment is supposed to be great says Lori Silverstein (beauty consultant and client). – Emily Zuleski, NYC Instructor
Healthy fall snacks?
I love taking advantage of all the delicious apples in season in the Fall. My go to snack is an apple with almond butter- Justin’s and Woodstock brands are my personal favorites!
It’s also the perfect season to start making soup and this Simple Pumpkin Soup is one of my favorites. The coconut milk makes a great, healthy and delicious alternative to cream. Who doesn’t love a little pumpkin in the fall? – Antonietta Vicario, Manager of Global Training & Instructor
(photo credit: Minimalist Baker)
What outdoor activities, events, happenings are you looking forward to this fall?
Pumpkin patch and apple picking! And more personally, getting my engagement pictures taken outside. – Courtney Tilford, NYC Instructor
What’s your favorite fall indulgence?
My favorite fall indulgence is anything pumpkin! Especially making a stop at Starbucks for something I could drink all year long, Pumpkin Spice Latte with Coconut milk. Sometimes if I don’t want too much caffeine in the afternoon with a coffee, I’ll get a Chai Latte with pumpkin spice sauce! It may be basic, but it’s the little things in life that make this girl happy! – Shannon Smith, NYC Instructor
Let’s get to the fun stuff. What’s your go-to fall cocktail or recipe?
Having an amazing head bartender as one of your best friends makes delicious seasonal creations dangerously accessible. This is a go-to when entertaining or just hanging out. For a an easy refreshing twist that will help transition you from summer to fall, try this Fall Blackberry Smash. – Allison Ploor, 57th Street Studio Director
Fall Blackberry Smash
Cocktail credit: Mark Murphy, Head Bartender at El Vez NYC and owner of Bartender Etc.
2 oz apple brandy
.5 oz lemon juice
.5 oz honey syrup (1:1 honey to water)
3 slices of fresh ginger
In a shaker add fresh berries and ginger.
Muddle to break apart berries and pulverize the ginger.
Add remaining ingredients and top with ice.
Shake vigorously but briefly.
Pour all contents of shaker into glass and top with a splash of sparkling water.
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