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When you’re in a fitness class, do you ever wonder what the instructor is thinking or marvel at her relentless energy? As a fitness instructor for 12 years, here are some of my innermost thoughts.
Tricia Hersey, founder of the Nap Ministry: “How can we resist these toxic systems that want us to be disconnected, that want us to work 80 hours a week, that want us to feel like we’re not worthy unless we’re producing something? This isn’t just about naps.”
In the gym are people of all shapes and sizes, ranging in age from college students to professionals in their 50s and 60s. The gym-goers gently critique each other’s form and effusively cheer each other on. These are the Fantastic Beasts, Atlanta’s only LGBTQ powerlifting club—and, according to the organizers, possibly the first of its kind in the world.
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.
Expect a cultural heritage weekend at Zoo Atlanta, the last cross-country Warped Tour, and Georgia peaches on pizzas, barbecue, and even in beer at PeachFest.