Coffee & Treats in East Ridge

$10 for Five Groupons, Each Good For $4 Worth of Coffee and Cafe Fare at Abundant Grounds Cafe ($20 Value)

Abundant Grounds Cafe

Acworth-Kennesaw

$4 $2

Baristas pour locally-brewed coffee and mix together fruit smoothies at cozy cafe stocked with fresh baked goods and sandwiches

Three or Five Groupons, Each Good for One 32 Oz. Specialty Smoothie at Reload Health Bar & Supplements (Half Off)

Reload Health Bar & Supplements

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Grab 32 oz. smoothies made with 100% real fruit and nutritional supplements

$15 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Sputnik's Yogurt ($25 Total Value)

Sputnik's Yogurt

Roswell

$5 $3

Enjoy a large selection of frozen yogurt with sweet, tart, and non-dairy options, as well as more than 50 toppings

$9 for $16 Worth of American Breakfast and Lunch Food Tuesday–Friday at The Pfunky Griddle

The Pfunky Griddle

Murfreesboro

$16 $9

Do-it-yourself pancakes with 20 toppings cooked at tables with inset griddle

Baked Goods and Cafe Cuisine at Boro Town Cakes (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Boro Town Cakes

Murfreesboro

$20 $11

Huge selection of baked goods such as fruit pies, cupcakes, and brownies match with grilled paninis and breakfast sandwiches

$7 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $3 Worth of Shaved Ice at Hawaiian Paradice ($15 Total Value)

Hawaiian Paradice

Hiram

$3 $1.40

Shaved ice flavored with Hawaiian concentrates, such as guava, coconut, and pineapple, and embellished with condensed milk or ice cream

$11 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Bubble-Tea Smoothies at Krazy Buffalo's ($20 Value)

Krazy Buffalo's

Sandy Springs

$5 $2.75

Fruity and milky bubble tea smoothies in flavors such as mango-pineapple and peach banana

Ice Cream, Sorbet, and Desserts at Jackie's Ice Creams (Up to 50% Off)

Jackie's Ice Creams

Mableton

$20 $11

Ice-cream and sorbet flavors can be custom made

Baked Goods at Soo Soo Tasty Sweet Boutique (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Soo Soo Tasty Sweet Boutique

Mableton

$5 $3

Bakery creates treats such as cake balls, cupcakes, and full-size cakes, as well as liquor-infused cake balls

$6 for $11 Worth of Food — Sweet Beignet Cafe

Sweet Beignet Cafe Douglasville

Douglasville

$11 $6

One Half a Cow burger; add any cheese, bacon, and sweet potato fries

Coffee Drinks and Ice Cream at World of Coffee and Tea (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

World of Coffee and Tea

Duluth

$6 $3

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Hot espresso drinks and iced concoctions such as blackberry smoothies or frozen chai latte

Tea Tasting for Two or Four at ZenTea (Up to 51% Off)

ZenTea

Chamblee

$40 $20

Tea tastings focus on a particular type, such as green or hot-tea lattes, and include 5–6 samples and a dessert

One Dozen Cookies or One 15-Inch Cookie Cake at Nestlé Toll House Café (Up to 43% Off)

Nestlé Toll House Café

Athens

$15.90 $8.99

Nestlé Toll House chocolate chips sprinkled on cookies or a decorated cookie cake

One Dozen Mini Cupcakes or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Sweets at Fit Sweets Cupcakes (50% Off)

Fit Sweets Cupcakes

Knoxville

$13.99 $7

Mini cupcakes come in flavors such as chocolate buttercream, banana pudding, and apple cinnamon; gluten-free options available

Two 20-Ounce Smoothies, Coffees, or Shakes at Smoothie King Knoxville (50% Off)

Smoothie King Knoxville

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Dozens of smoothie flavors can be blended with multivitamins, minerals, enzymes, nutrients, and amino acids or rich coffee or milk shakes

$5.50 for $10 Worth of Gelato, Paninis, and Espresso at Coolato Gelato

Coolato Gelato

Downtown Knoxville

$10 $5.50

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Italian cafeteria combines the sweet taste of gelato, made fresh daily, with handcrafted paninis and espresso drinks

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A sizzle rings throughout Lou’s Burger House’s kitchen as the cooks toss behemoth 10-ounce burgers onto grills. Nearby, friendly staffers sing and dance while washing dishes or joke with the customers, who lick flaky chicken-pot-pie crust off their forks and tear into barbecue pulled-pork sandwiches. Forks also dig into heaping sides of mac ’n’ cheese, creamed potatoes, and collard greens, as well as sweet-cherry and peach cobbler. Lou’s recently added the barbecue options to its menu—making its slogan, “Our butts will drive you nuts!” finally have more than one meaning.

1401 McFarland Ave
Rossville,
GA
US

Organic and fair-trade ingredients transform into beverages, breakfasts, lunches, and dinners at Pasha Coffee & Tea. Between walls bedecked with original artwork, patrons nestle into plush armchairs to warm up with marbled-froth cappuccinos. Guests also spoon up Oreo frappes heaped with pillowy dollops of whipped cream, as well as coffee that, according to the roasting philosophy printed on the menu, is painstakingly roasted to the optimal degree. Cholula mayo paints crispy bacon slices in the spicy BLT, and pesto and mozzarella accent the italian breakfast melt's stack of ham and tomatoes. And occasionally, the coffee tables, magical beanstalks growing from dropped beans, and mismatched furniture part ways to make room for live music and poetry.:

3914 Saint Elmo Ave
Chattanooga,
TN
US

Cakes By Mac, recently featured in Chattanooga CityScope magazine, serves up handheld confectionary creations, artfully crafted and accessorized with flavorful frosting. The doubly decadent chocolate cupcake topped with fudgy frosting rouses sleeping sweet teeth from cocoa-less slumbers, and strawberry cake tickles tonsils with a strawberry buttercream beret. Cupcake recipients can luxuriate in pillowy white cake blanketed by silky soft buttercream or boost vitamin C with lemon-infused cupcakes and a head of broccoli.

5113 Highway 58
Chattanooga,
TN
US

Marble Slab Creamery's dessert experts blend frozen treats with 67 sweet and savory mix-ins for a menu of dairy delights. Premium ice creams in nearly 70 flavors join forces with mix-ins in cups ($3.99+) or shakes ($4.59+), freezing brains and arresting thoughts of eating fiber-rich cereal boxes. Sugared favorites like vanilla, white chocolate, and Nutter Butter vie for the ice-cream scoop's attention alongside sugar-free options, low-fat yogurt, and fruit sorbet. The cakes—available in small ($19.99+), medium ($25.99+), and large ($29.99+)—combine blended ice cream and rich traditional cake. Swiss chocolate ice cream swirled with crunch bars and peanut-butter cups rests on a bed of chocolate cake to comprise the swiss cocoa Buttercup cake, which yodels at a very high octave when sliced.

1913 Gunbarrel Rd
Chattanooga,
TN
US

N’awlins Big Easy Bistro owners Craig McNamara and Venu Puttagunta celebrate the spirit of New Orleans with a regular lineup of rustic cuisine as well as occasional oyster roasts and crawfish boils. Prepared in the tradition of Cajun cooking, the eatery's menu ignites taste buds with shrimp or barbecue shrimp. Soppin bread accompanies crawfish étouffée, and po boys come dressed up in lettuce, tomato, and house sauce or dressed down in buns made from blue jeans.

3103 Broad Street
Chattanooga,
TN
US

Equipment: Real Ryder and Lemond Bikes, Lululemon yoga accessories, Everlast box

Students should bring: A bottle for water. We have purified water and towel service.

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Average class length: 30?60 minutes

Number of Staff: 11?25 people

Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes

Established: 2012

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Pro Tip: Bring a friend. Having a workout buddy motivates both of you and makes it more fun.

Q&A with Kimberly Gavin, Co-owner

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?

Our trainers keep it fun by changing things up all the time. Whether it's cycling, yoga, or group fitness, each day is different. And we focus on balance in working out?cardio, strength, and flexibility are all part of our program at Thrive.

What's the most radical physical transformation you've seen a client make?

We have a client in his early 60s who has absolutely transformed his body by consistent exercise and training and good nutrition. He credits his personal trainer, but really he's done all the hard work. And it shows.

Sweating to the oldies is acceptable, but sweating to the blues less so. Do you find that certain styles and genres of music generate more intense workouts?

Music motivates movement; there's no question. We have a great mix of instructors who play a wide variety of music, including original mixes from one of our DJ instructors. You'll find rock and roll, jazz, reggae and lots of electronic dance tracks here. And we have a disco ball in the cycle studio.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Thrive is all about functional fitness?that is, keeping people healthy as they move through all phases of their life. Our clients range in age from rom the twenties to the seventies. Even though their fitness needs differ, their goals are basically the same: to stay healthy and fit. It's our challenge to help them. We think we do a great job; at least, they tell us that we do.

191 River Street
Chattanooga,
TN
US