Young people across our communities desperately need a sense of belonging and self-confidence, and Atlantans can help make that a possibility in a mere 90 seconds this Saturday, September 26. The FitWit Foundation is hosting its third annual Pushup Throwdown: Pushup at the Pullman, their biggest fundraiser of the year, to help fund their flagship program, FitWit Club. How many pushups can you throw down? >>
It’s such a busy time in the city, it can be tough to pick just a few events. Fortunately, we’ve done the sorting for you. This week, learn to minimize your trash, attend a yoga conference, get in on a boot camp for free, run a race, sharpen your knife skills, or enjoy Streets Alive!
This week’s free, trainer-designed Workout of the Week is perfect for newbie runners as well as established runners who want to work on speed. Lace up and hit the pavement! You’ll only need about 25 minutes plus warm-up and cool-down time.
It’s Tabata time! Grab a timer and spend 16 minutes doing this week’s free, trainer-designed Workout of the Week. Let us know how you did!
This week’s top Atlanta health and wellness picks include rowing and yoga classes, BeltLine and Trees Atlanta events, a running club, and more! Go make the most of our gorgeous city.
Need a little kick in the pants to take charge of your life and your health? Check out Steven Rankin’s story. While serving as a sheriff’s deputy in south Georgia in 2006, he made what he thought was a routine traffic stop late at night. While simply trying to tell a driver to turn his music down, Steven was shot point blank in the face, the bullet destroying the right side of his jaw and fracturing his C1 vertebrae. It remained lodged in his spine for four years and led to a whole slew of health problems that his doctors wouldn’t acknowledge could be attributed to, you know, a bullet being stuck in his neck.
Sun-dried tomato chicken pasta is one of our family’s new favorite meals. While it meal takes a little longer to make than some of my other recipes, it’s so worth it! I made it twice in less than eight days and still got a “YAY!!” from the kids both times. It’s even better as leftovers. I hope you like it as much as we do.
Ready to work off the sins of the long weekend? Challenge yourself with this simple, timed workout of the week. Set a stopwatch, get hyped up, then go! Finishing in 16 minutes is good. Finishing in 12 is great. Finishing in 8 minutes earns you hero status. Let us know how you did.
This week’s top Atlanta health and wellness events include a free bike maintenance class, a race for a cause, and the start of a whole week of weight loss activities at Piedmont Park. The weather is gorgeous. Get out there and enjoy it!
Nearly 200 Atlanta veterans are gathering this Saturday, September 5, to march the Atlanta Beltline in teeny tiny shorts (otherwise known as silkies) and combat boots. But it’s all for a good cause, of course. It is estimated that nearly 22 veterans commit suicide each day. The Silkies Hike was born just a few months ago in San Diego, founded by retired Marine Captain Donny O’Malley, who served in Afghanistan. He held the belief that if veterans have the opportunity to come together to talk about their unique experiences, then they are better able to access the resources they need to acclimate back to civilian life. About the Silkies Hike >>