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Six people doing sideways planks at Stellar Bodies Megaformer Atlanta

Meet the Megaformer, a Pilates workout that slays even the fittest

It looks like a device intended for torture, and those who have spent time on the contraption will probably tell you that description is right on the money. Here are some places that offer Megaformer in Atlanta.
An illustration of an ear surrounded by incense, wind chimes, and more therapeutic items

Tune out stress with these 3 sound therapy spots in Atlanta

Various types of sound therapy have been shown to reduce pain, alleviate anxiety, and improve sleep. SoundEmbrace, Sacred Chill West, and Intown Salt Room in Atlanta specialize in these treatments.
Classpass Atlanta

The pros and cons of ClassPass

For some studios, ClassPass helps fill spots that might otherwise have been empty. But some studio owners complain that ClassPassers are purely price-driven, unlikely to become repeat customers, and see less impressive results because they don’t consistently practice any particular fitness discipline.
The Big Quiet

The Big Quiet brought strangers together to meditate under the Fernbank’s dinosaurs

On October 2, about 280 people gathered under the clear dome and iconic Argentinosaurus cast at Atlanta’s Fernbank Museum to do that for the Big Quiet, a mass meditation experience designed to promote wellness and observe mindfulness in a social setting.
L'Artisan Muse class

Half apothecary, half wellness studio: Center your body and soul at L’Artisan Muse

When November Nichols's favorite meditation candle was discontinued, she set out to make her own, and soon her candles, plush pillows, and lush scents became her recently launched holistic studio and boutique, L’Artisan Muse, at Westside Provisions District.
Snap Fitness

Three great 24-hour gyms in Atlanta

Have an erratic schedule or just like sweating it out at night? These gyms are always open.

Your guide to de-stressing on a budget at Jeju and Gangnam Sauna

Need to de-stress on a budget? Look no further than Gwinnett County's Jeju and Gangnam Sauna. Offering everything from steam rooms, saunas, and hot pools to services like body scrubs and massages, to sleeping areas—these spas are open 24/7.
Do Gua Sha facials work?

Test drive: Will a Gua Sha facial actually make you look younger?

Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese technique for reducing pain and inflammation brought on by blood stasis or stagnation.

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