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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.
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.”
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.

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.
Patientory

An Atlanta-based app uses blockchain to make it easier for patients to access their health information

Atlanta-based app Patientory is trying to improve the global, multibillion-dollar health records system. Here's how it works.
SoulCycle Buckhead Atlanta

The cult appeal of SoulCycle

After the local fitness community pretty much begged them to, SoulCycle finally set up a permanent location in Atlanta. So why are people crying during their cycling classes?
City Surf Atlanta

How to burn a bunch of calories on a surfboard…in Atlanta?

A franchise that started in similarly landlocked Dallas, Texas, City Surf offers 50-minute classes that combine cardio with weight-training and moves that mimic what you’d do out on the waves, all while balancing atop an unstable surfboard.

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