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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.
"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.
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.
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.”
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.