FIVE FIT AND WELL MUST-TRIES FOR THE NEW YEAR
From cupping treatments to meditation classes with wireless headphones, there are always plenty of new fitness and wellness trends to try in our Buckhead ’hood. To simplify your search, we’ve done the heavy lifting and pulled together a list of five must-tries. Read on to decide which should be added to your 2017 bucket list.
CUPPING ICEBOX – CRYOTHERAPY
Although it’s been around for thousands of years, this therapy recently gained popularity thanks to swimmers showcasing round purple marks on their backs during the 2016 Summer Olympics. “Cups are applied to the skin with the use of suction,” says Britt Parrish, a licensed neuromuscular therapist who practices at Icebox. “This helps to clear a channel for the body to send fresh blood and energy to promote our healing process.” Benefits can include pain relief and increased mobility.
$65 for a cupping session
$85 for one-hour massage with cupping
3872 Roswell Road N.E.
SOUP CLEANSE – CAFE WEST EXPRESS
Eager to purify your body after the excess of the holidays? This cleanse can be done in three or four days and involves eating five plant-based soups each day. “Cleansing should make you feel great, not hungry,” says Tammy Stokes, creator of West Coast Workout and Cafe West Express. “These soups are loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, providing a total of 1,000 calories and 57 grams fiber per day.”
$38 per day (pick up); $46 per day, plus tax and shipping (delivery)
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3792 Roswell Road
SOUND OFF MEDITATION – ATMASPHERE
You can meditate anywhere, but Atmasphere has upped the ante by offering classes where participants wear Sound Off wireless headphone technology. “Our 30- and 60-minute classes are very approachable for both beginners and seasoned meditation gurus,” says Pavel Stuchlik, founder of Atmasphere.
First class is free; drop-in rate is $25
3097 Piedmont Road N.E.
SPA DAY – THE RITZ-CARLTON, BUCKHEAD
With the hustle of the holidays behind you, treat yourself with a spa day at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. The Ultimate Restorative Ritual is a 180-minute treatment that will pamper you from head to toe with a hot stone massage, HydraFacial and pedicure. “The experience is meant to bring your body, mind and skin back into balance,” explains Steve Carbajal, spa manager.
$530 for the Ultimate Restorative Ritual
3434 Peachtree Road N.E.
ROCK YOUR RIDE – CYCLEBAR BUCKHEAD
Get ready to follow your CycleStar (CycleBar lingo for “instructor”) through a 50-minute mix of choreographed upper body work, hills and drills at one of Buckhead’s newest cycling studios. “You can track your performance using our CycleStats technology that sends your stats, along with the playlist you rode to during the class, to your inbox following each ride,” says Denae Olberding, studio manager.
First ride free; three rides for $49
3280 Peachtree Road, Suite 155
STORY: Amelia Pavlik
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