Inside Out Center, Inc. provides a safety net for the working poor, the unemployed, the homeless, and other struggling Atlanta citizens—a safety net so comprehensive, it includes a boutique. Dubbed "The Professional Look Boutique," its racks brim with clean, donated job-interview attire, from suits to wingtips. Founders Sharon and Jock Crump, who once unexpectedly spent time on food stamps themselves, have created other resources, too. Their team helps clients out of financial crises with emergency rent and utilities assistance, and runs budgeting and job-training seminars.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: Balance Walking Nordic Poles
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Personal coach training to get u walking
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Pro Tip: Wear comfortable walking shoes with a good arch support
Spurred by a desire to connect with other adventurers sharing his passion for exploring wilderness territory, Reginald Mitchell began leading hiking trips throughout Georgia and the Southeast. Though he regularly helms mountain-climbing excursions on local slopes such as Kennesaw Mountain and Amicalola Falls, he's also traversed mountains in areas as disparate as Tennessee, California, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. Sandwiches and trail mix fuel hikers on most tours as they enjoy hiking's numerous health benefits, such as weight loss, endurance building, and stress relief.
Students should bring: Water
Average class length: One hour
Number of Staff: 1–5
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Q&A with Saidah Kinerman, Instructor/Owner
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
I offer a variety of different exercises to meet all fitness levels. I believe the most important thing is self efficacy. It is my goal that everyone participating in class will be able to complete at least one exercise well. There is also a lot of peer support from other class members and encouragement from the instructor.
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?
Definitely, most of the music that is played in class is pop and today's top hits. Mainly upbeat current tunes.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
This class combines cycling with core routines and high intensity water workouts. I relocated from California where fitness fusion is common. This class is offered in the world-renowned Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta, is convenient, and offers a total body workout.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Our circuit training classes are never the same, adding elements of sports training you'll never be bored. Push yourself with cardio, weights, and endurance training.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
Not only are we helping to shape your body we help to build your confidence. No yelling or screaming needed.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We train athletes and realize that everyone has an athlete inside of them and could benefit from this style of training.
What do you love most about your job?
Seeing people become stronger, faster, and eager to do more. The transition process is great to witness.
The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine, running 2,180 miles over mountains, rocky slopes, and deep valleys. Since it was established in 1925, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has cared for the trail, maintaining 250,000 acres of public land. The organization educates hikers on Leave No Trace camping and why it's not a good idea to challenge a bear to a hugging contest.
Volunteers and trail crews build and repair shelters along the footpath and engage youth and community members in outdoor activities. In addition to these human-oriented services, the ATC works to protect endangered species living along the trail and to preserve the land's watershed streams and migratory corridor.