Fit-cation [fit kay-shun]: A vacation that doesn’t derail your fitness goals!
You know the deal… you go on vacation and you return with a suitcase that’s 5 pounds heavier thanks to souvenir shopping… and with an extra few inches on your waistline. It’s seemingly inevitable when you’re in a different routine and eating out more! Well… we’re here to tell you that you can have a fabulous vacation without giving up your fitness goals… right here in Alpharetta, GA. Though we can’t promise your suitcase won’t be heavier thanks to Alpharetta’s 250+ retailers, we know that with plenty of great activities and events to look forward to, you can have a great vacation while keeping your fitness a priority!
Eat Well, Be Well!
We all know that fitness starts in the kitchen… but when you’re on vacation, it’s only natural to want to “splurge” and eat the yummiest, most indulgent foods you can. Luckily, there are plenty eateries in Alpharetta serving dishes that are flavor packed and thoughtfully prepared with locally sourced ingredients. Try the Ancient Bowl at Butcher & Brew for a delectable combination of marinated quinoa, roasted sweet potato, soft boil egg, dry roasted chickpea, fresh herbs, sautéed baby kale, caramelized onion, avocado, and green goddess dressing topped with chili flakes. Bite into Chicken Kofta at Delbar for perfectly cooked chicken with Fresno pepper, onion, parsley, and tomato, served over taftoun bread with peppers, tomatoes and sumac onions. Enjoy coastal chic vibes at The Cape Restaurant & Beach Bar with a menu inspired by Cape Town, South Africa that includes a divine Tuna Tataki and a Whole Red Snapper! See what the newest additions to the menu are at True Food Kitchen, where menus are seasonally inspired and made with the freshest ingredients for health-driven dining. Pair your entrée selection with one of their famous Spritzers, made with house-filtered sparkling water and fresh-squeezed fruit juice!
(Insider tip: Visit Alpharetta during Alpharetta Restaurant Week, October 15-21, to enjoy exclusive menus from 45+ restaurants across the city!)
Break a Sweat
If you’re looking for classes to crank up your heart rate, try Burn Boot Camp or Senergy Fitness. Prefer to find a class that will tone and strengthen your muscles? Bodybar Pilates and Core57 will leave you feeling strong and lean. For the fitness folks that are also looking for ways to budget better throughout the year, have no fear! Alpharetta has a plethora of free classes throughout the community such as Bollywood Dance Fitness, yoga for all skill levels, and tai chi. Take your movement outdoors and walk along any of the incredible trails in Alpharetta’s park system, or tack on some miles from two-wheels on the Big Creek Greenway.
(Insider tip: Leave the bike at home and save room in the car. You can rent a bike locally from Pedego Alpharetta!)
Recharge with Self-Care
Self-care is important to overall health, so we recommend making time for a trip to the spa for hot stone therapy at Woodhouse Day Spa or repairing your muscles with cryotherapy at Restore Hyper Wellness. Treat yourself to retail therapy and buy new running shoes at Big Peach Running Co. or get yourself a new workout ensemble that makes you feel like the best version of yourself at any fitness-focused store at Avalon, North Point Mall, or Downtown Alpharetta.
Put Your Heart and Sole Into It
The ladies who love to walk, jog or run can get their steps in for the day at the Alpharetta Women’s Half Marathon & 5K on Sunday, November 5, 2023, at 7:30 AM. This USATF certified event will start and finish at Avalon, and participants are invited to celebrate with a post-race party! All pre-registered race participants will receive an Alpharetta Women’s Half Marathon 5K shirt, finisher medal, goodie bag and complimentary food and refreshments.
Get Plenty of Rest
Alpharetta is home to 30 modern hotels that are ready to welcome you for a great night of rest. With many offering gyms and indoor pools as amenities for guests to enjoy, you can be sure that you get plenty of movement in throughout your stay!
Plan your fit-cation now and check out our calendar of events to find more exciting events and activities that will keep you moving! Share the adventures with us by tagging us on social media @awesomealpharetta and using our hashtag, #AwesomeAlpharetta.