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This kind of functional exercise is said to recruit a greater number of muscles than traditional weight training while also stimulating the central nervous system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
There’s a new hot workout in town: indoor rowing. Find this oft-neglected gym machine at Total Row in Buckhead where owner Elliott Smith explains why this should be your next go-to workout.
On Super Bowl Saturday, Torch Fitness hosted a free football-themed workout session at the W Atlanta-Midtown Hotel that leaned heavy on the squats, but high-energy instructors kept the crowd moving.
Like an increasing number of fitness studios, MADabolic, which has a location in Old Fourth Ward, builds rest intervals into its high-intensity workouts. They call it “metabolic conditioning,” or “met-con.”
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.