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Warm up your workout with gear recommended by Atlanta trainers

As the temperatures drop, so can your motivation for working out. Three top Atlanta trainers share winter-workout essentials that keep them warm, stylish, and eager to hit the gym.
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Fit for a queen: A RuPaul’s Drag Race alum talks fitness, nutrition, and self-care

Drag performer Alaska Thunderf*ck, in Atlanta for a Pride-weekend show, shares her thoughts on exercise, meditation, and the rigors of “bucking and twirling onstage.”

3 quick workouts to fit in before, during, or after work in Atlanta

Get in a quick Atlanta workout with 9Round, which mixes kickboxing with strength and core stations, Plate Sculpt, which uses a Power Plate to activate the body’s natural reflexes, and F45 Training’s combination of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and traditional circuits.

Test Drive: How simply sitting in Grant Park’s Intown Salt Room can help you unwind

Salt therapy has become something of the rage recently. And But Carrie Wright, a longtime corporate marketing professional who recently opened Intown Salt Room in Grant Park, knows how to use it for stress relief.
Music working out

How does music impact your workout?

The lights were dim and the dulcet, alto hum of a cello nearly lulled me to sleep. But this wasn’t the cooldown and savasana of a typical yoga class, its soft playlist emanating from Spotify on a Bluetooth-enabled phone. Tough Love Yoga in Atlanta was hosting one of its live music classes, featuring a cellist who improvised while an instructor took us through restorative poses.

“In Their Own Words:” A new photo series from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta will inspire you

September is both Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Sickle Cell Awareness Month, and to raise awareness of and donations toward research for both diseases, the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta launched a new photo series that shows Children's patients holding flags with words such as "fearless," "hope," and "brave."
Swim Across America Atlanta Open Water Swim

Atlanta’s “Super Bowl of Swimming” brings Olympians and cancer advocates to Lake Lanier this weekend

This weekend, swimmers both Olympian and novice will descend upon Lake Lanier for the Swim Across America Atlanta Open Water Swim, which raises money for cancer research at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Can manual lymphatic drainage make you look more toned? We tried it.

At Buckhead's Redefine by Nina, the manual lymphatic drainage treatment is meant to reduce swelling and make some muscles appear more toned. Does it work? We tested it.
MADabolic

MADabolic at Studioplex aims to torch fat for an athletic physique

MADabolic, a Charlotte-based athletic fitness studio, opened its first Atlanta location at Studioplex in July. Classes are based on the MAD formula, which stands for three different types of intervals—momentum-based, anaerobic speed, and durability drills.

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