Most guided sightseeing tours pose severe health risks—muscle atrophy, loss of bone density, and blinding rage, to name a few—due to the lack of physical activity. You’ve probably suffered one or all of those symptoms while on these tours:
After moving to Atlanta from Los Angeles, Damian Viera and Malia Hilliard wanted to establish themselves in the Old Fourth Ward by embodying their love of fitness and healthy living. Enter Hotlanta Yoga, a spacious yet cozy studio designed to cultivate an active community of urban athletes. Suitable for yogis and athletes of all skill levels and ages, seasoned instructors help students achieve their fitness goals through their unique yoga practice, called Athletic Power Yoga.
Using repetition and heat that totals to no warmer than 90 degrees, each fun and challenging Athletic Power Yoga class relies on traditional alignment, breath principles, and perspiration of toxins to allow students to safely complete deeper postures. The practice helps them promote weight loss, increase their strength and athletic performance, heal injuries, and diminish stress. Other distinctive yoga classes, including Ashtanga and Liquid Flow, are available as well.
One Step Above encompasses a crew of urban professionals who sought a classier alternative to dance moves they witnessed in the club scene. Harkening back to a grander time, they specialize in styles such as Detroit (urban) ballroom, Chicago stepping, and soul line dancing, choreographing routines that earned them a Best Choreography award at the Usher’s New Look summer camp and a spot in the movie Stomp the Yard. During classes, instructors stress the lead-and-follow relationship, working with each student at their individual pace.
For $40, you get 10 classes at Trinity Fitness, located at 828 Ralph McGill Blvd. At just $4 per class, that's an unbeatable 60% discount off the $100 value. Trinity is an all-women fitness center with a variety of classes, many focusing on martial arts. Drop in on group exercise classes, including:
Karate encompasses much more than just the physical realm. The instructors at Kick Start Martial Arts understand this, and that's why they work to shape students not only physically but also mentally and spiritually. The tool they use is tang soo do, a Korean martial art that inspired modern tae kwon do. It incorporates kung fu, tai chi, and Japanese karate, which means that martial-arts classes for children and adults include hand and foot moves along with self-defense and physical conditioning.
In addition to the sense of perseverance and accomplishment that comes with finishing a 5K, the organizers of the Bacon Chase have added another incentive: bacon. During their two races?the 5K Piggy Pilgrimage, which is a traditional 5K, and the 0.05K Blitz to Bacon, which is a 164-foot sprint?runners can munch on unlimited bacon bits before feasting on unlimited amounts of bacon at the finish line. Runners 21 and older can wash down the savory strips of bacon with a bloody mary, and all runners get a Bacon Chase T-shirt and a signature bacon-scented bib. The festival opens at 8 a.m. and features many bacon-themed activities, plus music.
The festive day serves a greater purpose, too. Attendees will be able to register to become a St. Jude Hero, raise money for St. Jude Children?s Research Hospital, or both.