What’s New (Dec.2011)

Bye, Bye Buddha Belly

Feeling a little round these days? A new personalized fitness and organic nutrition center called Skinny Buddha may be just what you need. Created by trained chef Elyce Jacobson and Golden Gloves boxer Shaka “The K.I.N.G.” Davidson, Skinny Buddha, located at 128 Radio Circle in Mount Kisco, works with each client to customize a program to meet individual needs. Their programs include physical fitness, weight loss, pre-natal, restorative yoga and body massage therapy as well as prepared organic foods. Davidson and Jacobson describe Skinny Buddha as an integrated, holistic, results-oriented fitness program. For more information call 666-9646 or visit www.myskinnybuddha.com.

Drink Up!

What does it take to roll up your sleeves and start a company that is designed to offer a high-quality organic beverage with an emphasis on sustainability? “It was the mom thing,” says Amy Barnouw, who along with her husband Tom, founded the Planet Fuel Beverage Company. Barnouw, a dedicated environmentalist, wanted her three children to have something healthy to drink. She spent hours watering down organic juice. Soon she and her husband, who grew up in Katonah, decided it was time to go into business and help other moms who were doing the same. Planet Fuel offers four flavors: Organic Apple Grape, Organic Cherry Lemonade, Organic Tropical Punch and Organic Cactus Cooler (Mango/Lime/Pear), which can be found at Palmer’s Market, Darien, Garelick & Herbs, New Canaan and Greenwich, Conn. as well as Bedford Gourmet, Bedford and Noka & Noka Joe’s, Katonah. The drinks are made with pure spring water, organic juices and no refined sugar, preservatives or artificial sweeteners. Retail price from $1.99 to $2.50 for a 10-ounce bottle. For more information visit www.planetfuel.com.

A Better Bowling Alley

You might know that Grand Prix New York (GPNY) at 333 North Bedford Road in Mount Kisco is a fun indoor racing, social entertainment and event venue, but did you know they now also have a bowling alley? No ordinary lanes, the 30,000-square-foot Spins Bowl features 12 family lanes and seven V.I.P. lanes. All lanes have video panels, electronic scoring and offer food and drink service as well as lounge and lane-side seating. The V.I.P. lanes feature private rooms with leather furniture, TVs and dining table service. Open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., the entrance fee is $25 to $40 per hour depending on time of day or night. The V.I.P. lanes cost $5 more per hour. Group rentals also available for parties, including Cosmic Bowling, a glow-in-the-dark bowling experience. For more information call 358-3624 or visit www.spinsbowl.com.

Your New Office

The work world is rapidly changing. More people are telecommuting or becoming entrepreneurs. With that comes change in the office environment. Some people love working from home, others not so much. Or maybe your home office isn’t quite right for that big presentation. Enter w@tercooler, a hip, light-filled space at 21 North Broadway in Tarrytown that offers desk and conference rooms for rent by the hour, day, month or year. Now area freelancers can “work together independently” Monday though Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 332-1400 or visit www.watercoolerhub.com where you can make arrangements to try w@tercooler for a free trial day.