Your Week in Wellness: August 10 – 16, 2015

Marvel at Wednesday’s meteor shower during a special hike and mixer from REI. Image: Per on Flickr

Atlanta is chock full o’ amazing health and wellness events. How’s a person supposed to keep up? Fear not! We’ve got your back. Every Monday, WellATL brings you a handy-dandy list of the week’s finest options. And now, behold, seven days of awesome…

Monday, August 10

Eat, drink, be merry, and support a good cause. The Farmer Fund supports local farmers when natural disaster hits. Attend the launch party from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $65.

Tuesday, August 11

Tighten and tone your body with a blend of yoga and pilates at Barre3’s free class on the Beltline. Meet at 6:30 p.m. in Tanyard Creek Park and be sure to register beforehand.

Wednesday, August 12

REI hosts a Meteor Shower Evening Hike and Mixer at Panola Mountain State Park. Enjoy hiking, eat some “trail tapas,” and learn about astronomy. It’s $40 for REI members and $60 for non-members, and the hike starts at 9 p.m. Group size is limited so register early.

Thursday, August 13

Get a total body workout, develop strength and mobility, and get a bangin’ core with TRX at FitWit Studio (Disclosure: WellATL’s publisher is a founder of FitWit). Classes are held at 6 a.m., 6:45 a.m., and 6 p.m. A single class is $25 or get a three-class trial pass for the same amount.

Friday, August 14

Ride into the weekend with The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s Business + Bikes event. Ride on two wheels to shop and eat at local businesses along Peachtree Street between 8th and 10th streets in Midtown. You’ll get some exercise and support the local business community all at the same time!

Saturday, August 15

We told you about the good work happening at Back on My Feet, a non-profit that uses running to transform the lives of homeless individuals. Hit the road for the 4th Annual Meaningful Miles 4 Mile Run/Walk at 8 a.m. Register for just $5 if you create a fundraising page with a $100 goal, or register without one for $35 ($40 on race day).

Sunday, August 16

We sure do love our tea in the South. Attend The Homestead Atlanta’s Building Teas for Health and Wellness workshop to learn how to blend the perfect cup for taste, mood, condition, and environment. Held at the Buckhead Acupuncture and Herbal Center at The Astoria from 3 to 5 p.m., the event is $40.



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