2 winning Atlanta workouts (and great tunes to go with them)

Classes for the competitive, plus a few favorite songs to pump you up
Photograph courtesy of Orangetheory
Photograph courtesy of Orangetheory

Try harder if you’re competing? Check out these classes

Orangetheory Fitness
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

Bert Weiss
Nationally syndicated Q100 radio host
Playlist of Girl Talk mixes

Kasim Reed
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”)

Back to Your Best Year Ever

This article originally appeared in our 2015 Health issue.