FLEXING MOMMY MUSCLES

Helping women stay fit during pregnancy, not just after

STORY: Nicole Letts

Katie Scharf is the happily married, proud mom of two boys. Beyond these important roles, Scharf also holds a few other titles. She’s a certified perinatal fitness trainer, a certified personal trainer and a women’s strength specialist. She’s also the owner and lead trainer behind Strength in Moms, an in-home personal training company servicing Brookhaven, Sandy […]

A PROTEIN POWDER PRIMER

Get schooled on these popular health supplements

STORY: Nicole Letts

JAMIE BODNER

Protein powder is a pantry staple for many athletes. Its benefits include aiding weight loss, assisting with tissue repair and encouraging muscle building. However, not all protein powders are created equal. In fact, a 2018 study by the Clean Label Project found that out of 134 […]

IT’S LIKE A SAUNA IN HERE

TREAT YOUR BODY TO A DESIGNER DETOX AT BUCKHEAD’S NEW INFRARED SAUNA STUDIO

Infrared saunas are good because “your core heats up gradually, and you’re not breathing air,” says Perspire Sauna Studio co-owner Danielle Smith

STORY: Amelia Pavlik
Hillway Photography

Imagine private infrared saunas where you can binge on Netflix while detoxing your body. Thanks to the new Perspire Sauna Studio in Buckhead, your sauna experience is […]

CREATIVITY IN BLOOM

Travis Ann Bull brings life to her elegant botanical arrangements

STORY: Amy Meadows

Travis Ann Bull knows that inspiration can strike anywhere and at any time when she’s beginning a project. For instance, when the owner of Travis Ann Botanicals visited a new client’s home to start work on a customized composition, the first thing that caught her eye was an outdoor rustic bench. “I immediately told my […]

STRETCH YOUR LIMITS

WHY YOU NEED TO ADD STRETCHING SESSIONS TO YOUR WORKOUT MIX

Motion Stretch Studio offers clients 30- to 60-minute myofascial stretching sessions with licensed professionals.

STORY: Amelia Pavlik
PHOTO: Jay Boatwright

Running, spinning, yoga—these are just a few of the workouts that might be part of your weekly routine. But have you ever thought about adding a good stretch with a licensed professional to the mix? “A […]

HOLIDAY HEALTH HACKS

Savor the season with 9 tips to keep you on the road to wellness

STORY: Amelia Pavlik

‘Tis the season when soirees serving up boozy eggnog replace cycling classes, and we tell ourselves that sugar cookies are just as calorie-friendly as kale. To help you get through the holidays without undoing all of the good you’ve accomplished over the last 10 months, here are 9 tips from area wellness pros.

 

POST-SURGERY SWEAT

ADVICE FOR EXERCISING AFTER A BREAST CANCER-RELATED PROCEDURE

STORY: Amelia Pavlik

Terri Robertson Elder

Almost 7,500: According to the American Cancer Society, that’s the estimated number of breast cancer cases that will be diagnosed in Georgia in 2018.

A fair number of these women will face breast cancer-related surgery, and the aches and emotional exhaustion that follow. These challenges […]

WELLNESS WISDOM THROUGH THE YEARS

A SANDY SPRINGS DOCTOR HIGHLIGHTS HEALTH ISSUES FOR MEN OF ALL AGES

STORY: Amelia Pavlik

Immunizations, cholesterol screenings, prostate exams. Guys, you all know these health issues should eventually be on your radar, but at what point? To answer this question, we turned to Dr. Charles Taylor, a family practitioner at Perimeter North Medical Associates in Sandy Springs. Here’s his wellness advice for men in their 20s and […]

TONE AND TAN

PACK THIS WORKOUT FOR STAYING IN SHAPE ON YOUR NEXT BEACH GETAWAY

STORY: Amelia Pavlik
Photos: Meredith Davis, Merrily Creative

The temptation is real, y’all. That is, the temptation to do nothing but laze in the sun and drink margaritas during that week at the beach. “It’s easy to feel self-conscious putting on a swimsuit, but getting a workout in will help boost your confidence and make you feel […]

DIET DETOX

3 CLEANSE OPTIONS FOR HITTING YOUR EATING RESET BUTTON

Considering a cleanse? Sama’s includes filling kitchari, Cafe West Express’ features several soup options and Dtox Juice’s boasts delicious Brazil nut milk and other bottled liquids. Photo: Raftermen

STORY: Amelia Pavlik

From boozy patio brunches to burger-laden barbecues, summer brings a slew of unhealthy temptations that leave many of us needing to hit “reset” on our eating […]