Known for its Christmas-themed Magical Nights of Lights show, Lake Lanier Islands Resort celebrates another season with LEDs on a Halloween-themed driving tour through the streets of the resort. The enchanted three-mile-long drive, which is navigated from the safety of your own vehicle, is lined with twinkling displays of incandescence, such as a sparkling patch of smiling pumpkins, flying phosphorescent witches, glittery Frankensteins, and eerily glowing famous postmaster generals.
The trainers at CrossFit 30518 are only interested in the complete fitness package. That's why they've chosen CrossFit. Its series of constantly varied functional movements, when performed at a high intensity, enhances competence in all 10 physical domains—cardio, stamina, strength, and flexibility included. By inspiring their charges to sprint, push weighted sleds, and jump on and off ploymetric boxes, they prepare them for all physical activities.
Power, speed, and coordination are also bolstered during workouts that change daily. The trainers vary the workouts to keep routines from becoming stale while bettering agility, balance, and accuracy. The combination of mastering functional movements and strengthening the 10 physical domain means their charges can take on all sports, work, and daily physical activities.
Led by champion power lifter and head coach Caleb Williams, CrossFit Gwinnett's staff helps small groups sweat their way through a different Workout of the Day (WOD) every day. In varying these routines, CrossFit classes manage to fend off the tedium associated with endless hours on the treadmill or boring gym circuits. High-intensity sessions incorporate a wide range of disciplines including weightlifting, running, and even rowing. Much like a fight over who gets the last turkey at a family Thanksgiving, these sessions mix camaraderie and competition. As they encourage each other, students form bonds that help them stay motivated and achieve their fitness goals.
South Hall CrossFit’s coaches prepare their charges for every kind of physical activity they might engage in. To ensure holistic fitness, they teach a system of functional-movement exercises, including pushing, lifting, pulling, and running. Those actions combined with strength and cardio training—as well as equipment such as weighted sleds and medicine balls—enhance speed, agility, and power. To avoid boring students and their muscles with repetitive exercises, the instructors also change the routines each session to execute truly challenging full-body workouts.
At G.A.T.A CrossFit, trainers teach their charges to master functional-movement exercises that work out all muscle groups in a single session. They use conventional and unconventional exercises such as lifting weights, swinging kettlebells, and flipping tractor tires from end to end, as well as gymnastics rings and row machines. To keep everyone motivated, they avoid the boredom of repetition by changing up the workout each day, and use positive reinforcement to keep everyone on course to achieving their goals. As believers in overall fitness, they also promote the inclusion of a healthy diet.
The instructors at Choe’s HapKiDo Karate of Flowery Branch believe martials arts to be more than a flurry of kicks and punches. Instead, they know them to be the mastery of self-discipline, inner peace, respect, and fulfillment, and they don’t award black belts until students have achieved them all. They offer martial-arts classes for students of all ages, and also foster self-discipline, skill, and fit forms with fitness-kickboxing and Zumba sessions.