As CNN Medical Correspondent Judy Fortin discovered during her visit to Atlanta, PoleLaTeaz's flirty-fitness classes encourage self-confidence as much as toned muscles. Studio owner Angela Edwards and her staff of experienced instructors—which includes international pole dancing champion Heidi Coker— lead sultry sessions that range from introductory pole dancing to suspended yoga. Each class retains an all-female roster to further promote a comfortable environment. Before participants learn routines consisting of swings, swivels, and uncanny imitations of flagpoles, they also work to gain agility by practicing Pilates stretches.
Modeled after the rugged attitude of the Old West, Deadwood Saloon captures a piece of Americana with its saloon interior and savory, fire-grilled eats. The menu offers up a bevy of hunger-crushing plates, including specialty sandwiches, build-your-own burgers and upscale pub fare. Share starters such as roasted chili salsa with avocado and chips ($5) and mini corndogs ($6) with a friend or your second mouth, or dip into heartier fare including the country-fried pork chops with gravy, smashed potatoes and steamed broccoli ($12). Wrap hand mitts around a specialty house burger, or build your own monster patty using traditional and premium toppings ($8+).
During summer months, camp counselors at Learning For Your Future help kids in first through eighth grades explore their creativity and learn valuable skills. Their day camps incorporate indoor and outdoor activities in areas such as music, dance, math, and art. The day camps can also help kids develop skills in sports.
How many times have you wound up to whack a golf ball only to completely miss because your rotational mobility isn't up to par? If you answered "often," get today's Groupon, a 50-minute one-on-one Pilates or GYROTONIC session from CORE for $37 (51% off a $75 value). While most people think about Pilates in the broader sense of improved fitness and flexibility, CORE knows that both Pilates and GYROTONIC can be applied to improve your golf game; GYROTONIC improves the range of motion in your swing and Pilates helps improve balance and strengthen core muscles.
Sacred Garden Yoga founder Cindy Olah discovered a love for nature growing up in Peru. She’s fused that passion with yoga instruction by leading retreats in the mountains of North Georgia, North Carolina, and back home in Peru. Whether outdoors or within her pastel-green workout studio, Cindy and fellow instructors lead non-competitive sessions that foster lifelong friendships. Their group, private, and prenatal sessions emphasize proper body alignment and breath work. Students can also discover healing with reiki and reflexology treatments and workshops on subjects such as meditation and painless band-aid removal.