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FitWit wants to change someone’s life. Beginning November 1, 2015 anyone looking for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to lose weight and gain strength, in a supportive and fun environment, can enter to win one full year of FitWit’s life-changing program.

In addition to one grand prize winner who will win 12 months of FitWit ($2000+ value), two runner up prizes of a one-month membership each will be awarded. Previous winners of this contest have had truly life changing results including weight loss (one winner lost 60+ pounds), improved self esteem and gaining a new community of supporters.

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Obviously, Atlanta is popping with programs for adults to get their fitness fix, but did you know there are tons of programs for kids too? Many organizations in our community provide a variety of fitness programs geared toward keeping kids moving and getting them excited about it. These programs give kids the unique opportunity to build confidence, learn about community, teamwork, sportsmanship, functional movement and proper nutrition.
ATL Kids get fit >>

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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? >>

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New WellATL columnist Kathleen Lorey will spend the next 12 months making serious changes to her health and life — and sharing the experience with you. In truth, her journey is probably going to last way more than one year because once you start down that path to better health, it’s hard to stop… but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. For now, let’s meet Kathleen and find out what spurred her to make this life-changing commitment to better eating and regular exercise. And remember, it’s a brave and vulnerable thing to write publicly about such a big lifestyle change. As with other stories that have been shared here, if Kathleen’s column inspires you, motivates you, helps you see that you aren’t alone in whatever struggles you face, or just makes you want to cheer her on, it has done its job and we hope you’ll let her know or share your own experiences in the comments.

Meet Kathleen. >>

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Sometimes the best ideas are birthed from the most casual conversations. That’s what happened when April Gellanty and Rich Yarbrough chatted on the pool deck after a swim practice and left with the idea for shemoves ATL. April had been working for an event management company and running a national health and fitness program for Time Warner (Time Warner FitNation). She started to notice that the athletic events she managed — things like 5Ks and triathlons — were the spark that led people to make healthier lifestyle choices. As she helped people prepare for upcoming races, she saw them exercising for the first time, making healthier food choices, and eventually incorporating fitness into their daily lives. She’d been pondering how to take that spark to the next level when that fateful poolside conversation happened. Rich, an avid triathlete and coach, was looking for opportunities to work in athletic events, and when the two put their brains together, shemoves ATL was born.

Get a discount on shemoves ATL’s next event! >>

Anthony Burrell
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There’s more than one way to get fit. And if you think being a grown-up means you have to limit your dancing to those times when you’re alone at home (hairbrush microphone, anyone?), think again. Atlanta has dozens of places where you can shake your tail-feather and get fit at the same time — no experience necessary. Here are five of the best.

Put on your dancin’ shoes! >>

Curling Stones
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If you’re a fan of the winter Olympics, you’ve no doubt seen at least a little curling. It’s that thing where Scandinavians in wacky pants slide stones along a sheet of ice while other Scandinavians in wacky pants yell and use brooms to sweep the slippery surface. It looks a like a giant game of shuffleboard on ice, but it’s much more than that. It’s great exercise, a lot of fun, and (here’s the surprise) available in Atlanta. The Atlanta Curling Club offers learn-to-curl sessions, open house events, and even a regular leagues for vets and newbies. Curling in Atlanta >>