Laughter Yoga

Sixty-three-year-old Jean Woodall tried tree-climbing, karate, and trapeze before she discovered laughter yoga and found a thrill that beat them all. She leads a once-a-month class called Laughter for Everyone out of a Unitarian church near Emory, and it's totally free.

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.

Learning to love the Viper

The list of workouts I've tried is long and weird. Here's the thing, though: this particular routine has involved a four-foot long rubber pipe with handgrips called a "viper." I swore I'd never workout with objects that have silly names. But my girlfriend dared me.

Flywheel Sports for Hardcore Cyclists

As if cycling in place isn’t a discouraging enough concept, too many studios have sweaty riders crammed together and forced to listen to bad techno. So when Ruth Zukerman, a certified fitness instructor for more than twenty-five years, cofounded Flywheel in New York in 2010, she wanted to offer a motivational and hard-core experience.

Lift at Terminus Club

The latest and most ab-assaulting workout to arrive in Atlanta is Lift, an exercise class built around the ballet barre. Run by UGA alum Lindsey Daughters and operated out of Buckhead's sleek Terminus Club, Lift derives its moves from Pilates, yoga, and ballet to yield the most refined core workout in town.

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