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Jonathan Kolowich is the kind of fitness trainer whose Instagram videos make you say, “Wait, whaaaaaat?” We’re talking about moves like Turkish get-ups with a heavy barbell or plyometric push-ups that jump from benches to the floor and back. These kinds of physical feats take practice, strength, and stamina, but Kolowich has to think about, monitor, and manage his blood sugar.
It is very difficult to carry on a conversation while Estelle Harford digs her toes into the side of my thigh, using them like fingers to knead the tight muscles there, so I mostly just listen as she tells me about the workout I’m about to do: Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching.
I want to bounce. And by bounce, I mean, soar—high in the air, my legs in what I imagine is a glorious stag-leap, my stomach dropping a little as I descend. But unfortunately that’s not on the agenda for this class at DEFINE fitness studio in Buckhead.
If your enthusiasm for the treadmill is waning (or nonexistent), take advantage of the warmer weather with this circuit training workout in Piedmont Park.
Let me start with an admission: I'm not really a “barre girl.” I favor boot camps that bring you pretty close to the point of puking. So I thought maybe Pure Barre’s new format, Platform, would be a better fit for me.
The center of a mixed-use development is not the first place one thinks of seeking enlightenment. But downward dog usurps shopping sprees during Sunrise Yoga classes on the grassy plaza of Avalon in Alpharetta.
Atlantans spend a lot of time in cars—30.1 minutes each time we drive to work. That’s more than any other major city except New York, D.C., and Chicago. When you can’t move, use the delay to exercise. Personal trainer Carlos Jordan of Buckhead’s Ultimate Bodies by Carlos suggests trying the following exercises (but only when you’re at a complete stop!)