Brrrrrrr. While your heart may be warm during the holiday season, your body’s probably pretty chilly. From the hustle and bustle of shopping for all your favorite folks to making those travel arrangements, it’s easy to let our muscles get cold and our stress levels soar. While you may be tempted to let your fitness fall by the wayside in the midst of all things merry and bright and BUSY, remember this: You can’t pour from an empty cup, and your lights can’t shine if they’re not plugged in!
Luckily, if you’re spending some time with us in Alpharetta, you’ll find plenty of ways to refocus your attention to that critical mind-body connection and center yourself to finish out this season even stronger than you started it! Be sure to check out these awesome fitness studios certain to empower, inspire, and warm you right up!
1) Core 57
Functional fitness meets active recovery at this new local sweat haven. From special stretch classes that work to soothe tight fascia and stimulate blood flow (and who doesn’t need a little relief from all the tension you’ve built up just thinking about Christmas dinner with the in-laws, am I right?!) to TRX classes, core-specific sessions to high energy aerobic training, Core 57 provides a one-stop shop for all your fitness needs. You can even do semi-private trainings if you’re craving a little more one-on-one attention. Upper body, lower body, total body—no matter what kind of burn you need, you’re sure to find it at Core 57. Core 57 is located at 394 Commerce Street, Alpharetta, GA.
2) Lift Yoga & Body
This is one studio you can discover your center in! The mentality and purpose at Lift Yoga & Body is that anyone can do yoga, and all can reap the incredible benefits of this time-honored practice. Whether living your best life requires a restorative practice, an intense vinyasa flow, or time spent burning at the barre, the team of instructors at this gorgeous studio welcomes you to get your “om” on at Lift Yoga & Body. Featuring a sun room (with tons of natural light pouring in to illuminate your workout) and a moon room (a dreamy space designed to soothe), this Main Street fitness staple is an ideal location to relieve stress and feel empowered. Namaste. Lift Yoga & Body is located at 501 South Main Street, Suite 101, Alpharetta, GA.
3) Club Pilates
Have you been curious about what all the Pilates hype is about? Challenge yourself to experience the workout that Jennifer Aniston, David Beckham, and Madonna all swear by (and, I mean, have you seen Madonna’s arms?!). Invigorating and low-impact, Club Pilates classes deliver a deep, total-body burn you have to feel to believe. Here, you’ll fortify your core while creating plenty of lean muscle and improving flexibility thanks to Reformer-based group classes. Club Pilates is located at 7160 Avalon Way, Alpharetta, GA.
Dark room. Throbbing beats. A charismatic instructor cheering you on. This one’s not your Aunt Sally’s spin class. Flywheel is the spot where hype meets heart, and the ride is a next-level fitness experience every single time. With state-of-the-art bikes in a stadium-cycling setup, you’ll go all out with interval-based rides led by an inspiring instructor, all set to an incredible soundtrack. You can even track your personal performance stats and push yourself to new personal bests. And if you’re into a little friendly competition, you can even “race” other riders during class to score a spot on the stadium leaderboard. Click in and ride on—this might just be the best hour of your day. Flywheel is located at 2100 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta, GA.
Do more than just walk through a winter wonderland this holiday season—cycle, stretch, flex, and squat! Take time to take care of you during the most wonderful time of the year. Merry Fitness!