Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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Fantastic Beasts LGBTQ powerlifting club

Atlanta’s LGBTQ powerlifting club builds bonds by pumping iron. Meet the Fantastic Beasts.

In the gym are people of all shapes and sizes, ranging in age from college students to professionals in their 50s and 60s. The gym-goers gently critique each other’s form and effusively cheer each other on. These are the Fantastic Beasts, Atlanta’s only LGBTQ powerlifting club—and, according to the organizers, possibly the first of its kind in the world.

My Style: Okey Nwoke, founder of the ATL Fashion Tech Collective

Okey Nwoke started the ATL Fashion Tech Collective to bring Atlanta’s fashion and tech communities together. Fashion has always been part of this former model’s life, from his early childhood in Nigeria to his current role as a client advisor at Louis Vuitton.
Total Row Buckhead

Is indoor rowing the next fitness craze? Try it at Buckhead’s Total Row.

There’s a new hot workout in town: indoor rowing. Find this oft-neglected gym machine at Total Row in Buckhead where owner Elliott Smith explains why this should be your next go-to workout.
Morehouse School of Medicine Match Day

Match Day at Morehouse School of Medicine: Future doctors thank friends, family, and faculty as they enter the next chapter of their careers

“Match Day is the realization of a dream birthed in your childhood, nurtured over the years through your hard work and perseverance and sacrifice,” said MSM President and Dean Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice.
Torch Fitness W Midtown

Torch Fitness’s “First & 10” football-themed workout was squat-heavy but fun

On Super Bowl Saturday, Torch Fitness hosted a free football-themed workout session at the W Atlanta-Midtown Hotel that leaned heavy on the squats, but high-energy instructors kept the crowd moving.
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.”
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.

The most stylish color for this winter? Red.

No matter where you look this winter, you’ll be seeing red, from two-toned pinks to vermilion. Whether it’s manicures or mules, designers are using scarlet styles to set the trend.
Sweet Grass Weddings

Atlanta’s Sweet Grass Weddings specializes in a growing trend: tiny weddings

Their own elopement on an overlook off Blue Ridge Parkway inspired Anna and Justin Holladay to launch Sweet Grass Weddings, an event-planning service that specializes in tiny weddings (usually fewer than 30 guests). Plus: Eulyn Hufkie and Ivy & Aster help get any bride dressed up in modern style.

Chanel’s first Atlanta-area boutique, a beauty concept, will open outside the Perimeter

When Chanel unveils its latest marquee this month, it won’t be in Buckhead—or even in Atlanta. The new 1,000-square-foot jewel box is the fifth of the brand’s Fragrance and Beauté boutiques in the U.S. Expect a full line of cosmetics (hello, Pirate red lipstick), skincare, fragrances, and even eyewear, plus makeup consultations.

My Style: Okey Nwoke, founder of the ATL Fashion Tech Collective

Okey Nwoke started the ATL Fashion Tech Collective to bring Atlanta’s fashion and tech communities together. Fashion has always been part of this former model’s life, from his early childhood in Nigeria to his current role as a client advisor at Louis Vuitton.
Fantastic Beasts LGBTQ powerlifting club

Atlanta’s LGBTQ powerlifting club builds bonds by pumping iron. Meet the Fantastic Beasts.

In the gym are people of all shapes and sizes, ranging in age from college students to professionals in their 50s and 60s. The gym-goers gently critique each other’s form and effusively cheer each other on. These are the Fantastic Beasts, Atlanta’s only LGBTQ powerlifting club—and, according to the organizers, possibly the first of its kind in the world.
Atlanta Ballet dancer Jessica He

Atlanta Ballet dancer Jessica He on how to keep your body—and mind—fit

Atlanta Ballet dancer Jessica He took a star turn in last year’s world premiere of Craig Davidson’s Remembrance/Hereafter. He will reprise her leading role in the second movement of the performance with the Atlanta Ballet at City Springs, April 12–13.
Total Row Buckhead

Is indoor rowing the next fitness craze? Try it at Buckhead’s Total Row.

There’s a new hot workout in town: indoor rowing. Find this oft-neglected gym machine at Total Row in Buckhead where owner Elliott Smith explains why this should be your next go-to workout.