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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.

755 Hank Aaron Drive Southwest
Atlanta,
GA
US

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.

840 Cherokee Avenue Southeast
Atlanta,
GA
US

If you ever jumped rope as a kid, it probably never crossed your mind that you were burning calories, toning muscles, and improving your cardiovascular endurance. Knowing firsthand the benefits of jumping rope, Double Dutch world champion Michelle Clark is re-introducing the activity to adults?only this time, as a heart-pumping workout. During Michelle's classes, exercisers jump rope, of course, but they also perform jumping jacks, push-ups, and jump squats between the whirring strands. And though nostalgia may elicit plenty of smiles during class time, these jump rope-driven workouts still help participants work up a healthy sweat, kind of like if one of the strands was replaced with a huge anaconda.

840 Cherokee Avenue Southeast
Atlanta,
GA
US

Run by USMC Iraq war veteran, Jake McIntyre, this workout is intense for professionals and beginners. No matter your fitness level, you can complete the program and come back for more.

515 Kelly St SE
Atlanta,
GA
US

The kickboxing classes at Explosive Sports MMA & Fitness are deceptively named—they cover much more than kickboxing. Beyond training on speed bags and heavy bags, students work with weight poles, dumbbells, and medicine balls in exercises that range from plyometrics and strength training to MMA moves. For more combative workouts, full-contact MMA classes blend muay thai, jujitsu, and kenpo with kickboxing and boxing, creating a self-defense system that’s more comprehensive than giving threatening people big hugs. Age-appropriate classes for kids round out the fitness studio’s class schedule.

1959 Metropolitan Pkwy SW
Atlanta,
GA
US

At the women’s only Glitter’s Fitness Club, visitors tone their physiques while unleashing their inner vixens during a choice of 22 classes per week. Instructors guide students through yoga and Piloxing, a fusion of Pilates and boxing, and helm sultry Zumba dance parties and Sexy Chair classes, during which students learn to look seductive while building a wooden rocking chair.

448 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW
Atlanta,
GA
US