Training with an Olympic bobsledder

The basic idea was for me to do an off-season bobsled training routine with Meyers. I had no idea what this would entail, and was given no hints, but showed up ready for just about anything.

12 adult sports leagues in Atlanta

Why let kids have all the fun? Here are some adults-only recreational leagues. Most offer a range of divisions from low-pressure to ultracompetitive, so you can find a team whether you’re fresh off a college roster or just off the sofa.

Local trainer kicks off online fitness plan

Local personal trainer Rahman "Ray" Grayson kicked off his eighth online month-long free fitness challenge last week, offering 73,000 people all over the world daily workouts, nutritional advice, and motivational emails to keep them on a healthy path. Some of the rules: no fried food, no fast food, and no alcohol.

Circus arts: Danger from above

“I don’t mean to sound grim, but people die doing this,” the bald man says, his goateed face looking grave and his legs folded into lotus position.

Five Pritikin Recipes for You to Try at Home

Pritikin was kind enough to share these simple, healthy recipes from its boot camp program with us—just in time for bikini season!Mustard Coated SalmonServes: 4Ingredients: 2 tablespoons no-salt-added stone ground mustard 1 tablespoons no-salt-added Dijon-style mustard 1 teaspoon...

No tutu required

“And one and two and three and four,” the instructor drilled, her straight leg flying in rapid fire. “Close front, close front, close back, close back.” Or something like that. We’d just started a beginner ballet class, and already I was lost.

Free BMI screenings in Atlanta

Regretting all that eggnog and all those holiday cookies? Before you join the gym or invest in a salad spinner, the city of Atlanta is offering free BMI testing to see what kind of shape you're really in.

Free fitness class on the BeltLine

Now there's a new way to move along the BeltLine: later this month, you'll be able to lunge, squat, sit-up, push-up, kettle bell, and burpee your way along the path, too, guided by the instructors at FitWit.

Yoga with the chattiest person I know

Most of us have someone in our lives with a particularly pronounced chatter problem, to whom we may have prescribed yoga. That's certainly true of my mother, the hardest working and least mellow person I know. She needs yoga. It's obvious. And so do I.

Preaching the gospel of Muscle Activation Techniques

The man was in a wheelchair, his shoulders hunched and his wrists twisted from a muscular disability, as Jason Colleran worked on him, pressing his fingers onto the man’s muscle attachment tissues in the hopes of elongating them and helping the muscles to contract.

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