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Stay fit at home with these online workouts from Atlanta fitness studios
The gyms are closed but the internet is open for your workout needs. Here are some local studios who are offering online workouts and classes, both for free and with the purchase of memberships.
Atlanta dentist Bridget Lyons Belyeu is among the 25 fastest women competing in this weekend’s Olympic marathon trial
On February 29, more than 700 athletes will toe the starting line in Atlanta for the 2020 Olympic Team Trials Marathon. Among the hopefuls is 31-year-old Bridget Lyons Belyeu, a member of the Atlanta Track Club elite team whose 2:31 qualifying time puts her among the fastest 25 women in the field. Her feat is especially impressive given that Belyeu is an amateur athlete and working dentist. Here’s how the top runner has been preparing for the event.
Atlanta now has plenty of stretch studios, but fitness pros are divided on stretching’s benefits
Stretching is a topic so divisive it threatens to tear apart the fitness community like it’s an overworked hamstring.
Okay, boomer: You can—and, maybe, should—run a marathon
Some may say that marathon running is a younger person’s pursuit, but should that automatically stop you from training for your first marathon in your 50s, 60s, or later? The answer, from a trio of Atlanta-area running coaches? Nope.
Atlanta fitness studios amp up their workouts with live DJ sets
Fitness classes with live DJs have popped up across metro Atlanta, but few studios show as strong a dedication to the power of DJ-curated and -spun music as F45.
Meet the Megaformer, a Pilates workout that slays even the fittest
It looks like a device intended for torture, and those who have spent time on the contraption will probably tell you that description is right on the money. Here are some places that offer Megaformer in Atlanta.
The pros and cons of ClassPass
For some studios, ClassPass helps fill spots that might otherwise have been empty. But some studio owners complain that ClassPassers are purely price-driven, unlikely to become repeat customers, and see less impressive results because they don’t consistently practice any particular fitness discipline.
Three great 24-hour gyms in Atlanta
Have an erratic schedule or just like sweating it out at night? These gyms are always open.
The Refinery, a new boutique gym, uses tech to take circuit training to the next level
Remember Curves, the friendly fitness studio that became a favorite of every 90s mom? A similar kind of personalized circuit training is making a comeback in Atlanta—and it’s hoping to attract moms and gym rats alike.
Think you could be an American Ninja Warrior? Meet 3 Atlantans who competed this season.
“Every time I watched the show, I would think, ‘I can do that!’” Atlantan Mindy Hylton says. “The more I watched it, the more I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it.”