Don’t Be a Beach Bum

Try these editor-approved summer workouts and beauty boosters instead.

Sixth Street Pilates

“Leading up to the Fourth of July, you’ll find me putting in extra time at Sixth Street Pilates in New York.” – Sarah Leon, Senior Web Editor

Single Pilates Session, $81, Sixth Street Pilates, 525 East 6th Street; 212.677.5545.


“In my opinion, it’s the only self-tanning product that looks totally natural. Plus it absorbs so quickly!” – Nora Milch, Accessories Editor

Sisley Self-Tanning Hydrating Body Skin Care, $132,


“I just joined Equinox and, as eager as I am to get into the gym, I think my first stop will be the spa to get my blonde lashes tinted—it’s the perfect alternative to wearing mascara in the summer!” – Sue Williamson, Digital Editor

Lash tinting, $35, The Spa at Equinox, 225 Liberty Street; 646.630.7573.


“Dry brushing fits the bill for the best of a workout (almost) and body scrub combined.” – Mia Adorante, Associate to the Fashion and Style Director

Mio Body Brush, $20,


“As if waxes aren’t bad enough, dealing with bumps afterwards makes you feel like it wasn’t even worth the pain. This kit from Shobha helps avoid them.” – Emilia Petrarca, Associate Digital Editor

Shobha Bump-Free S.E.T, $48,


“I burn easily so this lotion is key for the summer months.” – Tina Huynh, Associate Jewelry Editor

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra-Light Sunscreen, $30,


“HIIT classes are all the rage for a reason: they produce major results. And Exhale’s version is my personal favorite, with its focus on quality and good form over quantity of reps. Even adding just one class a week to my current routine amps up my bathing suit confidence.” – Vanessa Lawrence, Features Writer

Exhale Core Fusion Extreme, $37, Exhale Spa, 19 W 21st Street; 212.279.4009.


“For my pre-sun prep I head to Haven Spa for their fire and ice facial. They use anti-inflammatory botanicals, which help reduce pore-size and fine lines, and then apply a masque for deep hydration.” – Gillian Sagansky, Assistant to the Editor in Chief

Fire & Ice Facial, $195, Haven Spa, 150 Mercer Street; 212.343.3515.


“A laser hair removal touch-up at Berenice Electrolysis to zap the few stray hairs on my legs that will not die!” – Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director

Berenice Electrolysis, 14 East 60th Street, #200; 212.355.7055.