This week’s top Atlanta health and wellness events include a free bike maintenance class, a race for a cause, and the start of a whole week of weight loss activities at Piedmont Park. The weather is gorgeous. Get out there and enjoy it!
Monday, September 7
Take part in a healthy Labor Day tradition at the Big Peach Sizzler 10K to support Miles for Cystic Fibrosis. This fast race kicks off at 7:30 a.m. Registration is $45.
Tuesday, September 8
Okay, so you’ve got a bike, but do you know how to take care of it? Learn Bike Maintenance Basics from REI Perimeter at 7 p.m. It’s free!
Wednesday, September 9
If you’ve gone Paleo and are missing comfort food, head to DBA BBQ for Paleo Wednesdays from 5 to 10pm. Flash your gym membership card for a 10 percent discount on Paleo-friendly barbequed meats and veggie sides. Look away from the mac-n-cheese!
Thursday, September 10
Ladies! How do cedar salmon, zucchini hummus, and grilled figs with goat cheese and toasted walnuts sound? Pretty good, right? Learn to make these yummy seasonal delights plus more at the Healthy Entertaining – Girls Night Out: Summer Harvest cooking class at Cook’s Warehouse in Decatur at 7 p.m. Registration is $45.
Friday, September 11
Grab your bicycle and meet at Woodruff Park just before 7 p.m. for The Mobile Social. Take a ride through the streets of fair Atlanta and enjoy socializing afterwards.
Saturday, September 12
Run for a cause at the 15th annual The Legal Runaround Road Race at 8:30 a.m. Sponsored by The Atlanta Bar Association (think lawyers, not booze) and the Atlanta Police Department, proceeds provide college scholarships to the children of APD officers who have been disabled or killed in the line of duty. Registration is $25 in advance or $35 on race day.
Sunday, September 13
Kick off a week of wellness at Piedmont Park Conservancy’s Weight Loss Week with full body workouts, yoga, seminars and much more. Registration is $265 and PPC members receive a 20 percent discount.