Swimming in North Decatur

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The first person at Chattahoochee Gold Swim to exemplify the attributes of determination and tenacity so highly valued by coach Pat Murphy, the club's founder, was not a swimmer, nor did the character-defining event occur near the water. The person in question was a hard-working landscaper, who—though he had only one arm—approached his work with an unbridled passion that coach Murphy couldn’t help but admire. Keeping the landscaper ever in his mind, Pat—with the help of his team of coaches and instructors—strives to impart a similar sense of commitment, integrity, and inspiration in swimmers of all ages via a host of lessons, programs, and swim meets.

Throughout the year, the crew of coaches can be found in the pool and on the deck helming fun and educational lessons for students of all levels. The introductory parent-tot program teaches first-time swimmers the basics of water safety, and the swim league grants kids the opportunity to meet for weekly practices in a noncompetitive environment, free of the middive thumb wars often associated with competitive programs. Along with lessons and classes, Chattahoochee Gold Swim offers fitness programs, such as water aerobics, to help participants streamline their physiques.

103 Arnold Mill Rd
Woodstock,
GA
US

Whether he's training a celebrity for an upcoming role in an action film or helping a client lose weight, Joey Dillon is poised to challenge and motivate. It's a role the personal trainer first took on in high school, when he would assist his fellow football players in reaching their fitness goals. Now the owner of STATUS Athletic Club travels to his company's locations in LA, Miami, New York, and Atlanta to oversee the various programs he's established and personally train clients.

Clients will find plenty to do to jump-start their fitness routines or maintain their physiques. They can simultaneously strengthen muscles and self-defense skills during Brazilian jujitsu and muay thai kickboxing classes; fortify their cores and postures in Pilates sessions; and trick themselves into working out during upbeat Zumba classes. They can also meet with nutritionists to create meal plans that will help them shed unwanted pounds?or relinquish stress and muscle aches during massages and chiropractic appointments.

2870 PEACHTREE RD NW STE 228
Atlanta,
GA
US

A non-profit organization, Camp Village expands children's mental and physical abilities through one-week summer day camps. During the summer months, instructors and counselors lead children in 30 activities spanning a full spectrum of the sciences, arts, and outdoor adventure. On any day, children may transition from swimming or horseback-riding to drama, music, and dance. Campers might develop technical prowess in rocket building and media production, or hone language skills in French, Spanish, and binary code. The roster of offerings also includes the Eastern fitness disciplines of tae kwon do and yoga. To accompany these wide-ranging activities, staffers also take campers off-site for at least two field trips each week, heading to institutions such as the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, attractions such as Maxx Fun Family Entertainment Center, and annual events such as the National Black Arts Festival. Learning doesn't stop once school comes back into session; the organization extends its summery mission with year-round after-school programs.

PO Box 110188,
Atlanta,
GA
US

Although each of the seven Just Fitness 4U locations has its own distinctions?such as the Lawrenceville location's 24/7 hours or the Marietta location's 25,000 sq. ft. facility and marble lobby?they more or less share the same tools for getting in shape. For starters, each is furnished with state-of-the-art Life Fitness and Hammer Strength equipment, which can be used or lifted to increase strength. Moreover, the facilities have a team of certified personal trainers and group fitness instructors who lead one-on-one workouts and fitness classes such Pilates, Zumba, yoga, and spinning, respectively.

6335 Roswell Rd
Atlanta,
GA
US

Swimming, football, basketball, tennis, and golf are all very different sports, requiring very different skills. But at Mclimited4Sports, coach and accomplished athlete Johnny Mcclenton—who has spent time in NBA organizations and as a member of the Junior Davis Cup team—schools young athletes in each of the above sports by boiling things down to the basics and focusing on fundamentals. During basketball lessons, for instance, Coach Johnny has students practice ball handling and defense; during golf lessons, they work on posture and balance. Coach Johnny strives to keeps his curriculum flexible, and puts an emphasis on maintaining a personal connection with his students to better understand their goals and aspirations.

3323 Woodlaurel Drive
Snellville,
GA
US

The licensed and insured cleaners at 2 Ladies & a Broom rid residences of clutter and mess during 2-hour, detail-oriented scrubbing sessions. Armed with their own cleaning supplies and treats to distract territorial dust mites, crews disinfect, sanitize, and shine as many surfaces as they can during the allotted timeframe. The tidy techs' vacuums zip across floors in bedrooms and living rooms, their scrubbers sanitize toilets, and their cloths clean out refrigerators, making a hygienic home for vegetables and butter sculptures of vegetables.

910 Durham Way
Stockbridge,
GA
US