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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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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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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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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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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Southwest Connector Trail

2257 Bollingbrook Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30311

Snaking through wooded areas of Westwood Terrace and Beecher Hills, this peaceful 1.15-mile trail is the first phase of a new spur that will eventually connect the Beecher Hampton Nature Preserve to the Atlanta BeltLine at Westwood Avenue.

Website: http://beltline.org/trails

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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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The Atlanta Dream

225 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 2400, Atlanta, GA, 30303


For around $20 a ticket, you can take your family to Philips, get closer to world-class athletes than you ever imagined possible, and watch a physical, up-tempo sport of ceaseless action.

Website: http://www.wnba.com/dream

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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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Yoga Samadhi

27 Waddell Street, Suite A, Atlanta, GA, 30307


Skillful instructors guide all levels of yoga practitioners through very mellow ninety-minute sessions of sun salutations and the like.

Website: http://yogaatlanta.com/

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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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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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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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Walk for Lunch

Peachtree Street at Andrew Young International Boulevard*, Atlanta, GA, 30303


Walk for Lunch is a noontime initiative that guides Downtown and Decatur walkers on a one- to two-mile route on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Website: http://walkforlunch.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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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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