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Your 2021 Guide To Relaxing, Resetting and Recharging in Alpharetta

In Food + Drink, Outdoor Adventures, Shopping
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“New year, new me” is the official mantra of January, especially as we leave 2020 behind. No matter what your new years’ resolution or mindfulness exercise is, Alpharetta has everything you need to kick off 2021 the right way. Exercise classes, outdoor spaces, good-for-you food and spa treatments are all awaiting you in Alpharetta.

Find Your Path to Fitness

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With award-winning parks, green space galore, nature paths to explore, and awesome gyms across the city, you are destined to find a fitness niche for yourself. Check out the free outdoor exercise equipment at Wills Park or next door to Avalon. Brooke Street Park, Wills Park Recreation Center and Avalon also offer free yoga classes throughout the year. Or if wide open spaces are calling your name, explore the Big Creek Greenway for 8 miles of paved trail perfect for walking, running, skating and biking.

Is it a brisk day and you’d rather be indoors? Alpharetta is home to some of the best studios and gyms, whether you prefer boxing, barre, yoga or something else. Click here to for a list of awesome places to get active at in Alpharetta. Many of these awesome gyms even offer a free first class!

Need some new exercise gear to get you in the workout mood? Check out one of Alpharetta’s sport and fitness-focused stores like Mountain High Outfitters, Athleta, Lululemon, Alpharetta Outfitters, or Big Peach Running Co. Or just need pure retail therapy? Alpharetta’s got you covered with more than 250 shops in three distinct shopping districts. Now that is an easy way to get 10,000 steps in!

Fill Up on Healthy (and Delectable) Eats

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After the holiday season, it can feel like our eating habits are a tad off course. No one said eating three slices of cake with a glass of eggnog after a 3-course Christmas dinner was a great idea, but ‘twas the season! Whether you simply want to eat clean or need a refresher on how to cook up yummy but healthy meals, Alpharetta has it all.

Visit True Food Kitchen at Avalon for a divine serving of Lasagna Bolognese. Fennel chicken sausage, mushroom, organic spinach, ricotta and herbs all come together for a mouth-wateringly good gluten-free dish. Sip a smoothie from Kale Me Crazy and add your favorite fruits and supplements to make sure you quench your craving and hit your goals. Or pick from a plethora of all-natural ingredients and build your own salad from Salata to get your greens in. See all (26 to be exact) of your Alpharetta healthier dining choices here.

Would you rather learn how to cook a healthy meal for yourself? Then head to Publix Aprons Cooking School where you can sign up for classes like “At Season’s Peak: Winter Fruits & Vegetables on January 19 or “The Vegetarian Table” on January 27. Register now to make sure to save your seat!

Try New Wellness Experiences

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Get out of the box with your spa and wellness rituals by literally stepping into an icebox. Icebox Cryotherapy is innovative cold therapy at its finest and has been touted for its health benefits. Would you rather opt for a warm spa treatment? Try Infrared Sauna Therapy at Restore Hyper Wellness where infrared lights warm your body, releasing endorphins and alleviating pain, boosting energy and increasing the body’s natural healing abilities. If you are looking for more of a traditional zen moment, Alpharetta has more than 20 spas that offer everything from facials to hot stone massages on the menu. There are so many ways to find your “ahhhh” moment in Alpharetta!

You’re going to need a few days to pack in all of the ways to refuel your mind, body and spirit in Alpharetta. Get the full relaxation treatment at one of the city’s 28 modern and upscale hotels that are ready to pamper you! Click here to book your stay.

Cheers to the new year!