Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda have nothing on Natalie Grossman. Founder of Flexx & the City, this entrepreneur takes New York City by storm with fashion, food, clothing, and, of course, fitness.

Grossman’s blog offers ways to live your best life — from mindful eating recipes to core workouts. Using her knowledge of fitness and passion for health, Grossman shares her lifestyle philosophy, one post at a time.

We caught up with the NYC native to discuss all things wellness, including a healthy dose of sleep — and apple cider vinegar.

What’s keeping you up at night right now?

Lately I sleep like the dead. Hit the pillow and don’t move till I wake up in the morning. But when I do have sleepless nights it’s typically because of stress, way too many things racing through my brain and I can’t shut it off.

What do you wear to sleep?

Plain white Gap undies and a white T-shirt. It’s like a uniform — I have drawers full of each. Or naked, but my dad may be reading this so…

Go-to late night snack?

I love ice cream, but I try to stay away from it. Green tea mochi is having a moment for me.

Last thing you do before going to sleep?

Pee. If I wake up in the middle of the night, then it’s game over for me.

How many hours do you sleep?

If I don’t get 7 hours, [then] I am really good at taking naps.

What’s the first thing you do when you get out of bed?

Take a swig of apple cider vinegar. A lot of people mix it with water, but I go straight to the source.

What else do you do in your bed besides sleep?


What makes you fall asleep?

A really brutal work out. I also like when the room is cold and the fan is blowing and I am smothered in blankets.

Why is Flexx & The City important to you?

I get to share the parts of my life I love most, be creative, and hopefully drop a daily dose of positivity into your social feed.

How does sleep impact your day?

Majorly. I need my sleep. If I don’t get it, it’s apparent. I am a far nicer and more productive person with sleep.

How do you deal with stress?

I go to the gym. Endorphins are a wonderful thing.

If you have an extra 15 minutes in your day, what do you do with it?

Probably get in a quick sweat. I’m a little addicted.

What do you want to be when you wake up?

Well rested.

What city do you sleep in?

NYC, no place like home.

This interview has been lightly edited and condensed for clarity.   

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