Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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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.
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.

Rejuvenate winter-weary skin with these 3 luxe facials from Atlanta’s top spas—or their DIY counterparts

We asked Aviary Beauty & Wellness Collective, the Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, and Exhale Spa at Loews Atlanta Hotel about the best facials to rejuvenate your skin after a cold winter—and products you can use at home.

Where to shop in Atlanta now: East Fork, Neva Opet, and Amour Vert open

East Fork pottery has built a devoted digital following that spawns wait lists for new releases; now it has a retail store in Westside Provisions District. Also, be sure to check out the latest SCAD FASH exhibition, Cinematic Couture, Amour Vert's new Ponce City Market location, and Atlanta’s small-batch leather handbag company, Neva Opet.

My Style: Emily Sistrunk, photo stylist and creative director of Pixhouse Studios

Emily Sistrunk’s style hasn’t changed in 20 years. It has always been bold, eclectic, and a mix of high and low fashion. The stylist-turned-studio owner got her start working for music producer Dallas Austin. Now she's known as a go-to stylist for commercial advertising who opened her own studio, Pixhouse, six years ago.
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.”
Meditation

3 tips from Atlanta experts to make meditating less intimidating

Meditation doesn’t require fancy gear, but it does require sitting still and being silent, which can be intimidating to the uninitiated. Here, three experts—Meryl Arnett of Sacred Chill West, Shannon Salter Sliger of SAMA: Food for Balance, and Daniel Phillips of the Atlanta Shambhala Center—share their tips.