Your Week in Wellness: March 23 – 29, 2015

Cherry BlossomsCherry blossoms by Hans Enderle. (Creative Commons)

If variety really is the spice of life, Atlanta is having a very spicy week indeed. This week’s event picks include the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival, an urban coop tour, the Morningside Mile, the 10th annual Georgia Rides to the Capitol, and lots more. There’s bound to be something you’ll love. Have fun!

Monday, March 23

Grab your yoga mat and head to Historic Fourth Ward Park for a 60-minute Pilates session starting at 5:30 p.m. Like all fitness events hosted by the Atlanta BeltLine, it’s free! Just be sure to register.

Tuesday, March 24

Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 12.04.05 PMDemonstrate on two wheels at the 10th Annual Georgia Rides to the Capitol. More than 1,000 cyclists will ride from Decatur and Roswell to Liberty Plaza at the Capitol to raise support for improved cycling conditions.

Wednesday, March 25

The Piedmont Park Conservancy hosts Spinergy Fitness Extreme, a combination of indoor cycling, strength training, and ab-burning core work. The class starts at 6 p.m. and is $20. PPC members receive a 20 percent discount.

Thursday, March 26

If you’re feeling tight, head to the 7 p.m. Deep Stretch class at Tough Love Yoga. It’s aimed at new yogis, athletes, and people recovering from injuries and is $10 to drop in.

Friday, March 27

Start the weekend right with a visit to the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival, kicking off Friday and going through Sunday. Enjoy live music, dance performances, food, crafts, and even a stunt dog show. Come back Saturday morning for a 5K Run/1K Walk.

Saturday, March 28

UCT_8.5x11_posterGet eggs-cited for the Atlanta Urban Coop Tour, your chance to see chicken raising right here in the city. The two-day tour showcases 13 coops from Decatur to Old Fourth Ward. Early bird (get it? bird?) tickets are $20, or $25 on the weekend of the event. That’s something to crow about.


If you think everyone should have access to healthy food, why not show your support and get some exercise too at the Food Access For All 5k Fun Run and Walk? Proceeds from the race benefit The Boulevard Food Co-Op, Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture, and Wholesome Wave Georgia. Registration is $15 to $25 and the race kicks off at 9 a.m.

save_our_stationSunday, March 29

“Dude, it’s only a mile.” Take part in the 5th annual Morningside Mile starting at noon. It’s one of the shortest races in town and ends with a block party. Easy! Plus, the race benefits preservation of Historic Virginia Highland Fire Station 19. Registration is $25 and closes on Thursday, or at 1000 participants, whichever comes first, so sign up quick!