5 Questions with Breathe Easy’s Ellen Patrick

1Breathe Easy Salt Yoga

First off, I love Ellen’s handwriting– how beautiful it this?  I also enjoyed her morning routine–such a special way to wake up :)

Salt Yoga NYC

I was lucky enough to be invited to one of Ellen’s salt yoga classes at Breathe Easy.  I was a little nervous about practicing yoga in a room that was fully covered in salt ( and it turns out salt is also pumped into the air which you can taste slightly on your lips.) The class was a slower pace, Hatha style, which helped you use your core and focus on balancing (**rember your feet are on a mat that’s over salt!) We focused on our breathing taking deep breaths together and filling our lungs with the salty air.


My skin felt wonderful after class.  I asked if we should shower and Ellen said it was up to us.  She explained that even just being in a salt room is good for lung conditions (allergies, asthma, etc) and skin conditions (rashes, acne, etc) **Check out all the benefits here) some people use the space just to relax and read.

If you suffer from allergies, skin conditions or want to try something new/different I highly recommend you check it out!

Get that butt in shape before July 4th with Chris Powell and Women’s Health

Starting July 1st (today!) Degree Get Moving Challenge:

Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 3.57.19 PMFor six weeks, Celebrity Trainer, Chris Powell will unveil a set of exclusive endurance, strength, and cardio challenges designed to incrementally increase the level of intensity so participants can maximize fitness results—all with the goal to get people moving and vary workouts all summer long.

Through a custom partnership with MapMyFitness, participants log and track their workouts and each time they complete a challenge, they are entered for a chance to win incredible fitness-related prizes.  At the end of the six-week challenge, one grand prize winner will be named the Ultimate Challenger and receive a one-on-one personalized training session with Powell.

Who’s in?

Sneak Peak!

Skater Longe:


Soybu Peace Jacket Giveaway!

I’ve been searching for the perfect workout jacket for a long long long long time.  The wonderful team at Soybu has offered readers of Chic & Sweaty the opportunity to try one of their pieces and I loved this one:


Soybu workout yoga

To enter (you must do all 3):

1) Leave a comment below saying which color you like best

2) Follow Soybu on FB and Instagram

3) Follow Chic & Sweaty on Instagram

Extra:  Sign up for their e-newsletter here

****Please note: winner must live in the US and the color is subject to availability

2 chances total!

Winner will be chosen July 15th!