Go Hard Fitness Bootcamp pushes its participants toward their heights of health and peaks of personal wellness with a curriculum based around strength training, cardiovascular endurance, and smart eating habits. Classes are tailored with all fitness levels in mind, allowing bodybuilders and sofa security guards alike to benefit from the instruction. Under the encouraging guidance of the boot camp’s instructors, boot campers will evict any fat currently squatting in the body's apartments, while also toning up muscles and spit-shining self-esteem. Class sizes run between 15 and 20 participants per four-week session, allowing Go Hard Fitness Bootcamp clients to benefit from one-on-one tutelage from the trainer. Email, call, or messenger-pigeon to register for a month of boot camp with Go Hard Fitness Bootcamp. Sessions start on the first and the 15th of each month.
The instructors at All Life is Yoga teach Purna Yoga, a discipline that encompasses not just movement, but an entire lifestyle. This holistic approach combines classes with meditation, philosophy, and even diet—there are cleanse programs that coincide with the teachings in the studio. The discipline aims to address every aspect of well-being in its efforts to help adherents live more joyful lives.
Instructor Rutu Chaudhari, began her yoga studies in 1999 and has a 2,000 hour certification with additional training in therapeutics and meditation. In addition to group classes, workshops and the 200 hour Purna Yoga teacher training, she administers yoga therapy to clients with injuries or ailments, ranging from hip replacements to fibromyalgia. Rutu—director of the College of Purna Yoga in Atlanta—has taught at the Southeast Yoga Conference for the past three years. She also assists yoga master Aadil Palkhivala with conferences and workshops.
The 3,200-square-foot fitness emporium boasts diverse equipment, certified, motivated trainers, and an inimitable approach to workouts not found at traditional gyms. Steeped in the CrossFit style, the energetic establishment tweaks routines to imitate everyday movements and cranks them up to high intensity for the ultimate experience in muscle building and caloric arson.
A large mural spans the outer brick wall of Hotlanta Yoga. This piece, entitled The Sunrise of Edgewood, reflects its location: the Fourth Ward, just one block away from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home. But rather than paint his portrait, the artists created one "that was more ambiguous, an everyman face that faded into a rising sun." It's appropriate that Damian Viera and his fellow instructors practice yoga behind this moving image.
They welcome students of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds to study the power Vinyasa yoga techniques developed by Baron Baptiste and grow in the space. Though their focus is on wellness, they rely on traditional alignment principles that avert injuries, inspire healthy living, and set a good example for the planets. When they are not guiding students through the cornerstones of yoga, therapists reduce pain, induce relaxation, and increase joint and muscle mobility through the 2,500-year-old healing technique of Thai yoga massage. Administered to fully clothed clients, sessions combine yoga, massage, and Eastern medicine to produce the ultimate healing technique.
As U.S. Olympian Jeff Galloway, race director for the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk told The Weekly, “What makes this program unique is that it’s not just a one-day event.” The race begins two months before the starting gun fires with a free eight-week training program, whose curriculum Galloway designed. Galloway describes the weekly sessions, created to foster fitness among corporate employees and people with essentially sedentary jobs, as “a perfect way to help someone get started with a fitness program,” much like a treadmill that emails embarrassing photos of its owner when no one is running on it.
During the culminating race, The Weekly predicts a turnout of more than 15,000 runners and walkers, affiliated with more than 350 companies. The throng departs from the Turner Field starting line, chugging through the route to collect finishing commemorative T-shirts and the cheers of high-school gym coaches at the awards ceremony.