Try harder if you’re competing? Check out these classes
Attack the treadmill, rowing machine, and free weights while wearing a heart rate monitor to keep you in the “orange” zone—as posted on a screen for all to see. 8 locations, including Midtown and East Cobb; orangetheoryfitness.com
Frantic high-speed stadium cycling in the dark while pop music blasts and you compete to get on the leaderboard. Buckhead and Midtown; flywheelsports.com
Pump up the volume
We asked local exercise lovers what song helps pump them up when they work out.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta
CNN’s chief medical correspondent
“Lose Yourself” by Eminem
Nationally syndicated Q100 radio host
Playlist of Girl Talk mixes
Mayor of Atlanta
“More” by Usher
Dr. Meria Carstarphen
Atlanta Public Schools superintendent
“I Wish” by Stevie Wonder (but she warms up with Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”)
This article originally appeared in our 2015 Health issue.