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8 spots for your health and fitness splurge

Where to go in Atlanta to help create a healthy lifestyle - or at least the illusion of one

CityGuide photo by Scott Chester for CL
Photo credit: Scott Chester/CL
Arden's Garden - Atlanta

Maybe you just finished watching an episode of “The Biggest Loser,” or you’re finally getting around to tackling that New Year’s resolution (better late than never, right?). Whatever the reason, Atlanta is home to plenty of fitness and wellness spots that can supply you with the goods to get fit, lose weight, or simply live healthier. From workout clothes and exercise equipment to healthy food, these spots will help get you through that health splurge — even if it only lasts for the weekend.


Event Venue

This farmers market features offerings from real farmers. The slightly smaller market offers mostly fresh produce, perfect for a healthy Saturday night dinner. Vendors also sell pies, honey, herbs and spices, soap, flowers, homemade candy and other organic treats, perfect for an afternoon indulgence... | more...

Juice Shop

One of nearly a dozen shops run by Arden Zinn, Atlanta's leading fresh-juice producer. Pure fruit and veggies go into her juices and smoothies. Also a one-stop shop for detoxers and juice-fasters. | more...

Sporting Goods

Big Peach Running Co. is a locally owned and operated retailer serving the needs of metropolitan Atlanta's ever-growing community of runners and walkers. It is for everyone interested in a pedestrian-active lifestyle, selling running shoes, apparel, and other accessories. | more...

Yoga Studio

Candler Park ashram that offers a packed daily yoga calendar so there's always a class available whether you like your yoga at sunrise, on your lunch break, or before bed. Consistently voted the best yoga studio in the city by Creative Loafing readers. Don't miss the boutique yoga store for clothing... | more...

Bike Shop

Loose Nuts Cycles is a full-service bike shop specializing in commuter, urban, and transportation bikes. It carries a large selection of new and vintage parts, something you won't find at most other places. The shop does repairs and maintenance on the cheap and, occasionally, for beer (but you didn'... | more...

Bike Shop

Visit for retail bicycle sales, bike repair, and cycling events info. | more...

Health Food Store

Grab locally grown organic produce, specialty groceries, and healthful food-to-go sold by members of a democratically run, politically correct co-op that you can join. Ground zero for the Birkenstock crowd. | more...

Sports

Wall Crawler Rock Club offers more than 8,800 square feet of indoor rock climbing surface to climbers in the Atlanta. Expect a laid-back atmosphere combined with fun and challenging climbing area. | more...



The list above first appeared in the 2015 CL Cityguide and was updated by CL Staff recently.