Your Week in Wellness: September 21 – 27, 2015

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!

Monday, September 21

It’s “Try Us Out” week at Boot Camp 4 A Cause, the local fitness program that donates 100 percent of its proceeds to local causes. Meet at 5:45 a.m. at Piedmont Park to… you know… try it out. It’s free!

zeroinatlTuesday, September 22

Ever feel guilty about the amount of garbage you toss out each week? Attend Sevananda’s free Zero Waste Life workshop at 6:30 p.m. to learn how to shrink your landfill impact.

Wednesday, September 23

Chop and peel your way to new culinary heights at the Basic Knife Skills class offered by The Cooking School at Irwin Street, 7-9pm. Registration is $80.

Thursday, September 24

End the workday with a 5K! Join Kaiser Permanente and a whole lotta people for the KP Corporate Run/Walk 5K at 6:30 p.m. The race is the culmination of Get Active Atlanta!, a free eight-week workplace wellness program. The $37 race registration fee also supports organizations like the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Back on My Feet, and the Atlanta Braves Foundation. The race is followed by a picnic nicknamed the “World’s Largest Office Party.”

Friday, September 25

Namaste, y’all! Beginning Friday and going through the weekend, enjoy the workshops and classes of the Southeast Yoga Conference hosted at the Atlanta W Midtown Hotel. Registration fees range from $60 to $255 depending on your level of involvement.

Saturday, September 26

The Atlanta BeltLine is celebrating the fifth anniversary of their Run.Walk.Go! Series with the 2015 Southest 8K. Beginning at 9 a.m., explore the BeltLine south of Grant Park and burn a few calories at the same time. Registration is $35 in advance or $40 on race day.

Sunday, September 27

Bring your two-wheeled bike crew to the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s Atlanta Streets Alive takeover of Highland. Enjoy 4.5 miles of car-free streets beginning at 2 p.m.

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