Atlanta Barbell

Now the largest cross-fit gym in Atlanta, with a focus on Olympic-style weight lifting, this former Downtown police stable across the street from Daddy D’z has plenty of tattooed members. But it’s a welcome break from the aesthetic, procedural, and even linguistic monotony of normal gyms. Check its blog to get your “WOD,” or workout of the day. Small circuit-training classes cycle through thrusters, pull-ups, squats, and the like. Try the female-named workouts at your peril—especially “Fran.” There’s a second location in Alpharetta.