While the Residences offers its own spa and fitness experiences like Saturday morning yoga and a detox retreat with Tammy Stokes, founder of West Coast Workout, residents seeking alternative fitness experiences have a myriad of options in the neighborhood. Buckhead is home to some of Atlanta’s best studios from yoga to cycling to full-body with amenities and flexible schedules designed to keep exercisers coming back.
Located inside the Forum Athletic Club at Lenox Square Mall, Cyc Fitness is hailed as one of the most fun ways to get fit in Atlanta. The class departs from traditional spinning and introduces a party on a bike, with bumping music and movements that work the entire body. Best of all, the class is only 45 minutes, so it can easily be worked into a busy schedule.
Pure Barre has gained a massive following with its ballet-inspired workout classes that tone each individual muscle and encourage balance and good posture. The technique is low-impact and designed to create long, lean ballerina muscles. In addition, Pure Barre focuses on giving clients an hour-long break in their busy day, where they can focus on improving themselves mentally and physically.
CorePower Yoga in the Shops Around Lenox offers a wide array of yoga classes that combine traditional yoga with intense core exercises in a heated room that encourages maximum calorie burn and detox. Classes are available for beginners and seasoned yogis alike, with different variations such as candlelight yoga and power yoga with weights. These fusion workouts strengthen the mind and body while improving balance and flexibility.
Like a typical gym workout, Orange Theory fitness uses treadmills, free weights and rowing machines to get its clients in shape. Unlike a gym, there’s no waiting in line, trainers are there to motivate every step of the way, and a heart rate monitor is provided to measure the workout’s impact. The hour-long sessions maximize time by combining cardio and strength changing for visible results quickly.
Celebrity trainer Tammy Stokes has brought her West Coast-style exercise regimen to Atlanta, including a Detox Retreat at Mandarin Oriental. Her classes focus on using one’s own body as weight and resistance, and range from barre to LIFT, which combines weights and movement to achieve results. Try a Best of the West class to get started and experience LIFT, barre, yoga and core workouts.