For two days, racers and fans convene at Road Atlanta's 750-acre complex for Drift Atlanta IX, a dazzling showcase of high-skill Formula Drift racing. During the main event, drivers navigate a winding course, sliding their cars sideways while quickly changing direction to handle the sudden turns. A panel judges determines the winners based on execution and style, rather than typical racing's speed and willingness to brake for old ladies crossing the track. On Friday, competitors face off in qualifying matches to determine the 16-car field for Saturday's main showdown. Meanwhile, a lineup of non-feature events keep adrenaline levels from depleting to the lethally low "extreme."
Two Wheel Adventures owner Chris Carr's love of motorcycles has driven him to adventures including becoming the 2011 AHRMA Middleweight Superbike National Champion, careening into authordom with Street Riding Secrets, and bestowing his knowledge of motorcycle handling on budding enthusiasts with a series of introductory classes. Together with a team of moto-enthusiasts, he leads courses that run the gamut from two-hour introductions to motorcycling or scooter skills to two-day basic riding courses, motorcycle street-savvy sessions, and licensing courses. For certain courses, students can borrow one of the motorcycles from Two Wheel Adventures' stable of 250cc Kawasaki Ninjas, Honda Nighthawks, and Yamaha XTs, rather than scrounging up a borrowed bike or attaching a motor to a unicycle.
At Canvas Mixers of Braselton, an artist unearths the hidden talent of amateurs in three-hour painting classes. After handing out aprons and 16”x20” canvases or directing patrons to the nearest blank wall, the teacher carefully guides the brushstrokes of students with step-by-step instructions, helping them craft acrylic paintings of mountains at night, ornamental crosses, or glasses of wine. Some nights focus on specific themes, including The Hunger Games on teen night and kissing koi on date night, and every BYOB adult class allows pupils to pop a bottle of their own bubbly and dip into snacks. The studio also hosts classes for kids aged 6 and older or puppies disguised as kindergartners, who create masterpieces that star silly critters, such as a winking owl.
The instructors at Masterpiece Mixers Paint & Party Studio supply the canvases, paints, and brushes, requiring visitors to bring only their creativity. At studios located around Georgia and Florida, they lead all-level painting classes that last up to 1.5 to 3 hours and focus on subjects ranging from the natural, such as birds and flowers, to still-life guitars, vases, and wine bottles. In some themed sessions, instructors also teach groups to paint abstract pieces or create their own variations on famous landscape paintings that, unlike the originals, can include dinosaurs. Some sessions follow a special date-night structure, whereas others occur off site at a winery retreat. At some locations, the staff members encourage visitors to bring their own wine and beer if desired—and they always allow snacks.
Bounce Back Into Shape! We offer cardio, free weights, and the best selcetionof group fitness classe in the area including body sculpting, spin, yoga, Zumba. check out our Facebook page for the latest group fitness schedules! We are open 7 days a week for your convenience.
Legacy Family Fitness makes getting into shape a simple matter of choice. Members can opt to spend their time using strength and cardio equipment, or they can join one of the gym’s many studio classes. Basic yoga and Pilates, cardio kickboxing, and Zumba are all included with membership. For those seeking personalized attention, Legacy’s armada of highly qualified personal trainers can shape workouts to individual needs and fitness goals.