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Atlanta Barbell

290 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Suite B-103, Atlanta, GA, 30312


Largest cross-fit gym offers Olympic-style weight lifting and small circuit-training classes.

Website: http://atlbarbell.com/

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Atlanta Bocce League

Piedmont Avenue at 10th Street*, Atlanta, GA, 30309

This league’s 1,000 players (on 125 teams) drop only $45 each for a season of socializing. The league also rotates through several city bars.

Website: http://www.atlbocce.com/

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Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association

6849 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA, 30328


The local obsession with rackets and nets is nurtured at 1934-founded ALTA, now an amateur nonprofit with more than 80,000 highly competitive players.

Website: http://www.altatennis.org

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Bangkok Boxing

1019 Collier Road, Atlanta, GA, 30327


Whether you want to learn to fight like a mixed martial artist or simply burn 1,000 calories in a kickboxing class, four-time Muay Thai World Champion Khunpon Dechkampu will show you how.

Website: http://bangkokboxingfitness.com/

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Becky Nickerson, Agni Power Yoga

655 Highland Avenue, Suite 2, Atlanta, GA, 30312

The asanas are traditional but the music is cool and fun—ever heard of hip-hop artist MC Yogi?—and her classes strike that difficult balance of welcoming beginners while providing a workout for the advanced.

Website: http://agnipoweryoga.com/

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BeltLine Lantern Parade

86 Pryor Street, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA, 30303


Hosted by the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, the parade features hundreds of giant puppets, light sculptures, lanterns and glow sticks, and thousands of cheering spectators along its route.

Website: http://beltline.org/

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Big Creek Greenway

Marconi Drive to Mansell Road, Alpharetta, GA, 30022

After you depart one of the five convenient parking lots along the 8.3-mile Alpharetta trail, the rumble of traffic quickly gives way to the chirp of crickets and cicadas and the peaceful trickle of the adjacent creek.

Website: http://bigcreekgreenway.com

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BLAST900 – Buckhead

56 East Andrews Drive, Suite 11, Atlanta, GA, 30305


This Buckhead gym promises to burn 900 calories in an hour.

Website: http://blast900.com/

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Brunswick’s Norcross

6345 Spalding Drive, Norcross, GA, 30092


Lanes at Brunswick’s Norcross are pricey ($25 an hour, $35 on weekends), but concierge-level service makes it splurge-worthy.

Website: http://brunswicks.com/norcross.html

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Chaos Conditioning

325 East Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA, 30305


The small but effective interval-training gym is well known for hosting bootcamp-style workout classes—think modified jump-roping, digs, squats, and push-ups—that leave you trembling and toned.

Website: http://chaosconditioning.com

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Downtown Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, 30303

Every parade has bands and politicians, but this Labor Day extravaganza has bagpipers in steampunk gear and ruling-class representatives from Doctor Who and Game of Thrones.

Website: http://dragoncon.org/

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1065 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309


Located on the seventh floor of the Loews Hotel, this total-wellness spa whips you into overall shape the way health spas (like Arizona’s Canyon Ranch) used to do before so many of them got into the pampering business.

Website: http://exhalespa.com/

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Flywheel Sports

102 West Paces Ferry Road, Suite A, Atlanta, GA, 30305


This is no peloton for middle-of-the-pack riders: There’s stadium-style seating on high-tech bikes, dimmed lighting, and plenty of attractive riders at this indoor cycling studio.

Website: http://atlanta.flywheelsports.com/

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Houndstooth Road

316 Church Street, Decatur, GA, 30030


If you’re a casual cruiser—especially the style-conscious sort who pedals the BeltLine, cappuccino in hand, organic produce in wicker basket—this is your place.

Website: http://h2rd.com/

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Peachtree Road Race

3097 East Shadowlawn Avenue (Atlanta Track Club), Atlanta, GA, 30305


One of the world’s oldest and largest 10K races, there’s no more thrilling Atlanta moment than racing down the city’s main thoroughfare on July 4.

Website: http://www.peachtreeroadrace.org

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