Your Week in Wellness: October 27 – November 2, 2014

Oakland CemeteryOakland Cemetery Image: David Kosmos Smith (Creative Commons)

Atlanta is chock full o’ amazing health and wellness events. Every Monday, WellATL will bring you a handy-dandy list of the week’s finest options. If you’d like to submit something fun and fitness-y for consideration, shoot an email to And now, behold, seven days of awesome…

Monday, October 27
Atlanta’s own Guru of Abs, Dashaun Johnson, will make you feel the burn at his 7 p.m. Stomach Sculpting Standing Abs Class, every Monday night at Precision Health and Weight Loss Center. $10.

Tuesday, October 28
Bust out the Brussels sprouts! Cooks Warehouse’s three-hour, hands-on Celebrating Fall Vegetables class at 6:30 p.m. will have you singing spaghetti squash hosannas. $65.

Wednesday, October 29
Piloxing? Yeah, it’s a real thing. The combination of pilates, dance, and boxing will have you sweating for real too. 7:30pm at Gotta Dance Atlanta. $8 for first-time students.

Thursday, October 30

Get pedaling with Bicycle Tours of Atlanta’s Heart of the City tour  at 12:30 p.m. The 10-mile route highlights historic sites and hidden jewels right here in the ATL. $49 includes your bike, helmet, water, and a snack.

Friday, October 31
Get yourself into a spooooooky mood with a self-guided tour of the historic Oakland Cemetery. Swing by the Visitors Center for a map ($4) so you can conjure up the final resting place of many of Atlanta’s noteworthy settlers and citizens. Don’t RIP too long; the cemetery closes at dusk.

Saturday, November 1
Chomp & Stomp
Kick off a day at the annual Chomp and Stomp Chili and Bluegrass Festival by running the Romp and Stomp 5k. The course is fast and flat (you know… for Atlanta), race proceeds benefit the Cabbagetown Initiative and you’ll get free chili at the festival later that day. The race starts at 8 a.m. in front of Milltown Tavern. $50.

Sunday, November 2
Support maternal mental health while breaking a sweat with the Move for Moms! 5k at Piedmont Park, organized by the Project Healthy Moms of Mental Health America of Georgia. Strap Junior in the stroller and come on out at 10 a.m. to this family-friendly event with food, games, music, and an interactive puppet show. Who doesn’t love a puppet show? $35.