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DEFINE Atlanta

Test Drive: Bouncing around at Buckhead’s DEFINE fitness studio

I want to bounce. And by bounce, I mean, soar—high in the air, my legs in what I imagine is a glorious stag-leap, my stomach dropping a little as I descend. But unfortunately that’s not on the agenda for this class at DEFINE fitness studio in Buckhead.
Photograph by Marc Mauldin

It’s finally spring! Time to try this fun Piedmont Park workout

If your enthusiasm for the treadmill is waning (or nonexistent), take advantage of the warmer weather with this circuit training workout in Piedmont Park.
Pure Barre Platform

Test Drive: Platform, Pure Barre’s new cardio-intensive workout

Let me start with an admission: I'm not really a “barre girl.” I favor boot camps that bring you pretty close to the point of puking. So I thought maybe Pure Barre’s new format, Platform, would be a better fit for me.
Avalon yoga

A drone’s eye view of Sunrise Yoga at Avalon, Alpharetta

The center of a mixed-use development is not the first place one thinks of seeking enlightenment. But downward dog usurps shopping sprees during Sunrise Yoga classes on the grassy plaza of Avalon in Alpharetta.

Welcome to Boot Camp

I’m tired. I’m sore. I’m gassy. That, I’m told, is expected. For three days, I have been stretched, scanned, pushed, and pampered. I’ve been stripped of salt, sugar, and most red meat. And I’ve eaten enough...

How to work out in your car

Atlantans spend a lot of time in cars—30.1 minutes each time we drive to work. That’s more than any other major city except New York, D.C., and Chicago. When you can’t move, use the delay to exercise. Personal trainer Carlos Jordan of Buckhead’s Ultimate Bodies by Carlos suggests trying the following exercises (but only when you’re at a complete stop!)

Atlanta Derby Brats: Heck on Wheels

The little girl in roller skates and polka-dotted knee socks looks like a newborn giraffe, stumbling, wobbling, never really finding her footing as she tries to scoot around the track.

Where Atlantans run

Want to see where people run in Atlanta? Check out this purple spider web of a map. No surprise, but people seem to like running in parks and around water.

Preaching the gospel of Muscle Activation Techniques

The man was in a wheelchair, his shoulders hunched and his wrists twisted from a muscular disability, as Jason Colleran worked on him, pressing his fingers onto the man’s muscle attachment tissues in the hopes of elongating them and helping the muscles to contract.

Resolution: Exercise and lose weight!

Have you hit the gym yet? It's three days into the New Year. What are you waiting for? Exercising more and losing weight are two of the top three New Year's resolutions according to a Harris Poll and you can certainly tell if you work out at a local fitness center. You may have to stand in line for the elliptical or get ticked when the newbies don't wipe off the machines when they're finished.

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