Sports & Recreation
Largest cross-fit gym offers Olympic-style weight lifting and small circuit-training classes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lanes at Brunswick’s Norcross are pricey ($25 an hour, $35 on weekends), but concierge-level service makes it splurge-worthy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This paved, mostly shaded route offers a glimpse of the city without the crowds of the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail.
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.
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.