The holidays are always a time of excitement, and with the hustle and bustle, it can be easy to put our personal health goals aside. Between shopping for the perfect gifts, planning holiday feasts, and the natural temptation to stay indoors, it’s easy to let our muscles get cold and our stress levels soar. Luckily, in Alpharetta you’ll find plenty of ways to refocus your attention to that critical mind-body connection and focus on your health and wellness goals!
1. Burn Boot Camp – 5950 North Point Parkway, Suite 120
Focusing on both cardio and strength training, Burn Boot Camp’s 45-minute structure provides a balanced take on getting active. Offering multiple classes a day, with each day dedicated to different muscle groups throughout the week, there is bound to be a day and time that suits your needs. No matter your fitness level, the Burn Boot Camp trainers will challenge you and push you at the level that is best for you. For parents who want to work out but do not have childcare for their youngsters, Burn also offers Childwatch, where children can play in a staff supervised area.
2. Arthur Murray Dance Studio – 7855 North Point Parkway
So you think you can dance? Waltz, Tango, Samba, Rumba and Fox Trot your way into shape this holiday season. Arthur Murray Dance Studio offers various levels of programs, so whether you’re looking for a fun new way to exercise or want to become the next Julianne Hough, there is a program for you. Swing into the new year feeling the benefits dancing has to offer. Not only will you relieve stress and improve your overall health, you’ll stand out on the dance floor and feel confident. Hustle over to Arthur Murray Dance Studio to dance your socks off!
3. Hotworx – 869 North Main Street
For a unique exercise experience perfect to combat the cold weather and to help your body detox, check out Hotworx! Classes at Hotworx are virtually instructed in their patented saunas and designed to let you experience the benefits of infrared heat absorption. Take a 30-minute Isometric or a 15-minute High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) session. As the infrared heat causes you to sweat, the exercises target your muscles and accelerate your body’s process of ridding toxins. What makes Hotworx even better is that there is something for everyone. Take Hot Yoga, Hot Pilates, Hot Bands or any of their other isometric offerings, or try a Hot Cycle or Hot Blast HIIT workout! You’ll leave feeling warm and energized!
4. The Barre Code – 2500 Old Milton Parkway
Barre, Bootcamp and Brawl™ your way into wellness this holiday season at The Barre Code. Experience a traditional barre technique focusing on barre work and isometric workouts with high energy music. If HIIT (high-intensity interval training) is more your style, try a Bootcamp style session focusing on cardiovascular conditioning, functional strength building and music that will keep you going. For an extra kick, we also recommend trying the cardio kickboxing! Raise the “barre” for yourself this holiday season and find your niche.
5. TITLE Boxing Club – 735 North Main Street, Suite 1700
The first rule of fight club is you don’t tell anyone about fight club, but you’ll be dying to tell your friends about your boxing experience at TITLE Boxing Club. Practice your jab, cross, hook and uppercut combinations on a 100-pound punching bag and feel your holiday stress melt away as you get in shape. With a trainer leading traditional boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts, you’ll get a serious sweat session and a learning experience. Even better, in a year where we want to stay active without much interpersonal contact, all you need is you, your gloves and the bag.
Want to get outside to get your blood pumping? During the short days of winter, some alfresco time in the sun can definitely boost your mood. Alpharetta’s beautiful, award winning parks are the perfect place to squeeze in a light jog or a friendly exercise routine. Or bring the family or your furry friend to the Big Creek Greenway where you can walk, run, skate or bike along the 8-mile-long paved path.
Take some time for your health and wellness goals to flourish this holiday season. For more ways to stay active, check out our full list here. Merry Fitness!