With a resume that includes ballet and rock-climbing experience, Amber Monson took naturally to the graceful art of aerial silks. She founded Sky Gym as a place to train herself and others in her most beloved pastime, and ultimately, her venture paid off.
When she's not training and performing with other aerialists all over the world—including some from Cirque du Soleil—she passes on her skills to new students, helping them discover new levels of strength and grace. Besides aerial silks, she keeps students elevated with classes such as trapeze, sky yoga, and lyra—a ceiling-mounted hoop in which students spin after being dunked by their favorite NBA player. “I can’t decide which is more fulfilling to me, performing aerial or teaching it," she says on her website. Nonetheless, she continues,"I am incredibly grateful to my students and my trainers for allowing to make aerial dance my life."
Specializing in draft beer to go, the bartenders at J.U.G.S fill 32- and 64-ounce growlers with craft beer, root beer, and seasonal cider decanted from 40 taps. At least 15 of those kegs keep Georgia beers on hand, while bottles and 22-ounce bombers hold hard-to-find brews that aren't already on tap. In addition to offering a massive beer selection, the J.U.G.S. team distributes libation samples at wine and beer tasting events and highlights different craft pours through their Brewery of the Month program. Along with breweries, J.U.G.S has partnered with The Brew Blazes to create three environmentally friendly, scented candles from 32-ounce growlers and shot glasses.