Monday, February 18, 2019

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Resting during workouts

MADabolic fitness studio in Old Fourth Ward wants you to give it a rest

Like an increasing number of fitness studios, MADabolic, which has a location in Old Fourth Ward, builds rest intervals into its high-intensity workouts. They call it “metabolic conditioning,” or “met-con.”
Meditation

3 tips from Atlanta experts to make meditating less intimidating

Meditation doesn’t require fancy gear, but it does require sitting still and being silent, which can be intimidating to the uninitiated. Here, three experts—Meryl Arnett of Sacred Chill West, Shannon Salter Sliger of SAMA: Food for Balance, and Daniel Phillips of the Atlanta Shambhala Center—share their tips.
Body by Kariim Fitness Atlanta

How the couple behind Body by Kariim built a fitness following from the ground up

When Laquisha and Kariim Smith opened their first gym together in Atlanta, they literally lived there, sleeping on a futon the floor. A decade later, Body by Kariim Fitness boasts dozens of clients and a strong social media following.
Prespire Sauna Buckhead

Test Drive: Sweating it all out at Perspire Sauna Studio in Buckhead

"You want me to shut myself inside a glass box that’s heated to 185 degrees? I’m sorry—are you trying to kill me?" But our writer still got in the box. What it was like to do a 40-minute sweat session at Perspire Sauna Studio in Buckhead.

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.
Alaska Thunderfuck RuPaul's Drag Race

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.

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