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Kate Abarelli

Kate, a former professional ballet dancer is the creator of Figure 4, a fitness method inspired by Pilates, yoga, classical dance and weight training.


Keep clicking to find out her must-haves in beauty, fitness—and beyond.

Pure Yoga

Demeter Fragrance Library

"Demeter Fragrances are unique and inexpensive which allows me to switch up my scent daily. My favorites are Lilac and Sugar Cookie ($10 each; Click here to purchase.)"

Demeter Fragrance Library Sugar Cookie

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

"This is the only face wash that keeps my skin looking fresh and feeling moisturized."


$8; Click to purchase

Throat Comfort Yogi Tea

"I have vocal cord nodules from teaching so intensely for so many years. This tea soothes my throat and makes me feel healthy."


$5; Click to purchase


Blake Brody Fitness Flats

"I love a good pair of flats. These are cushioned, flexible and adorable. They are perfect for keeping my feet cozy while I teach class."


$98; Click to purchase

Blake Brody

Cooler Cleanse Young Coconut Water

"Hands down- the best coconut water on the market. I can't get enough. I would buy twenty a day if I could."


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Cooler Cleanse

Amy's Organic Frozen Pizza

"I love pizza in general really. But Amy's is amazingly delicious—and organic." 


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Amy's Organic

Perez Hilton Website

"This gossip website is such a dirty little secret of mine. When I need to zone out and escape my insanely busy days, I log on and indulge."

The Highline Park in NYC

"This is a romantic and calm sanctuary amidst the craziness of New York City. It feels like a secret spot." 

The Highline Galleries


"On the rare occasion I'm not wearing fitness clothes, I'm in jeans. My favorite are AG Jeans. They stretch, slip on easily, and hug the right places. Perfection!"


$175; Click to purchase

AG Store

My Engagement Ring

"It's a symbol of the deep bond I have with the love of my life. I probably look at it 100 times per day and every single time it makes me melt."

Jazz Class

"I love taking jazz class for a good mental release. I was a professional ballet dancer for close to 15 years. I pulled from all types of dance movement when I created my fitness method Figure 4. I still feel empowered and inspired when I take a dance class."


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First Published December 13, 2011

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