Sunday, December 9, 2018

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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.
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.
Music working out

How does music impact your workout?

The lights were dim and the dulcet, alto hum of a cello nearly lulled me to sleep. But this wasn’t the cooldown and savasana of a typical yoga class, its soft playlist emanating from Spotify on a Bluetooth-enabled phone. Tough Love Yoga in Atlanta was hosting one of its live music classes, featuring a cellist who improvised while an instructor took us through restorative poses.

Fall Fashion: This year, bright, geometric accessories are meant to be noticed

This fall, accessories don’t hide behind simple silhouettes and earthy shades. They leap out in geometric shapes, bursts of unusual texture, and electric hues. Here’s to coloring outside the lines.

Atlanta’s Kindred Studio wants to help you navigate the confusing world of skincare

Navigating the world of skincare can be confusing. What should your daily routine include? What really works? Estheticians Amy Tecosky and Kelly Painter, who met while working at beauty and wellness collective Aviary, opened their new Grant Park studio with the goal of cutting through all the noise to give advice clients can use every day.
Connie n’ Jack

Where to shop in Atlanta now: Retro jewelry, Megan Huntz’s limited edition dress, and more

Atlanta-based jewelry brand Connie n’ Jack fashions cotton, bone, and hemp into artistic accessories; Commonwealth Proper has a new line, Alternative Apparel is launching its first children’s line, and Megan Huntz has limited edition “Charlie” dresses she designed exclusively for an online retailer.

Can manual lymphatic drainage make you look more toned? We tried it.

At Buckhead's Redefine by Nina, the manual lymphatic drainage treatment is meant to reduce swelling and make some muscles appear more toned. Does it work? We tested it.
MADabolic

MADabolic at Studioplex aims to torch fat for an athletic physique

MADabolic, a Charlotte-based athletic fitness studio, opened its first Atlanta location at Studioplex in July. Classes are based on the MAD formula, which stands for three different types of intervals—momentum-based, anaerobic speed, and durability drills.
Heartbook childrens artwork publishing

An Atlanta photographer’s “Heartbooks” turns kids’ art into coffee table-worthy albums

Instead of filling up storage bins of children’s artwork or feeling guilty about discarding it, pieces can be sent to Atlanta photographer Heidi Geldhauser Harris, who photographs the artwork and compiles the images into a hardcover, linen-bound photo album that fits in perfectly with a stack of artful coffee-table books.

For the closet

There’s something special about knowing the person who actually made the jewelry you’re wearing, the handbag you’re carrying, or the food you’re serving. With Atlanta’s cleverly curated galleries and online sources, it’s easier than ever to shop local. These are the best indie makers who create handmade clothes, accessories, and beauty products.

My Style: Thomas Raab, fashion designer for Alchemist

Thomas Raab studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology before landing his first job at DKNY as a menswear designer. After seven years with the brand, he was lured to Atlanta by Sid Mashburn and appointed head of men’s design. Next up? His own label, TAR, which combines the sport of American workwear with the precision of Japanese tailoring.

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.