Atlanta Bloggers Descend On Avalon

Getting to explore new Atlanta destinations is always a real treat – and made even more wonderful when you can run around with fellow Atlanta bloggers. We recently visited the new Avalon Alpharetta, a sustainably designed, 86-acre development with more … Continue reading

January in Review AND Last Minute Super Bowl Recipes

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We can’t believe it’s already February – where did January go?! Thank goodness, we can relive the month through our Instagram feed. Are you following us? January was full of fashion, fitness, food, and of course cocktails 🙂  And, in case … Continue reading

A Georgia Valentine’s Day

              Spoiler alert…guess what I’m getting for Valentine’s Day: Georgia chocolate by the truckload, y’all! We briefly interrupt our road to fitness to bring you Chocolate Raspberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake and sea salted caramels … Continue reading

Livin’ the #BarTacoLife

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It’s no secret that Meg and I are OBSESSED with Mexican food. Our Instagram feed is overrun with margarita pictures (#sorryimnotsorry). Many a blog meeting has occurred over margs and queso. And, our best ideas tend to be made under … Continue reading

Thursday Waylay – Atlanta Happenings

Southern Comfort Taco by Jeremy Adamo Hi Res

To Eat: The Pig & The Pearl is kicking off a new beer dinner series today with Orpheus Brewing. Tonight’s dinner starts at 7pm and the cost is $50 – call to make a reservation at 404-541-0930. Dinners to follow … Continue reading

A Southern Gentleman Emerges in Buckhead

Atlanta is well-known for Southern-style restaurants a-plenty. On many-a-restaurant menu you will find fried chicken, pimento cheese, grits, and deviled eggs in some form or fashion. Buckhead Atlanta’s latest eatery, The Southern Gentleman, is spicing up our typical Southern cuisine, … Continue reading

Thursday Waylay – Fitness Wins and Failures of 2014

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It’s been a fantastic first year, and we’ve covered a lot of ground on our site. When we started blogging one of our biggest goals was to be more active and explore fitness options across Atlanta. In fact, the idea … Continue reading

A World-Class Dining Experience with an Atlanta View: Nikolai’s Roof

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For Meg’s birthday last month, we (and the husbands) had the wonderful opportunity to dine at the newly-renovated Nikolai’s Roof atop the Hilton Hotel in downtown Atlanta. Did you know Nikolai’s has been around for 38 years?! That is an … Continue reading

Fit for the New Year – Take Advantage of Free Exercise Classes

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Christmas is over (wipe the tears) which means 2015 is dangerously close. Kelly and I are committed to getting even more serious about our Road to Fitness this year, and, while we took the holidays off, it’s time to get moving. There’s only one issue…while we’re a bit heavier (thanks Christmas cookies) our wallets are a little lighter from the flurry of present buying. That’s why we want to encourage you to embrace the FREE FITNESS this year.

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We’ve talked about using the city as your free gym – which really just means get out and run or do yoga in the park (the outdoors are free…) – don’t make your wallet do the heavy lifting. But for times when you need a little more structure and someone to force help guide you in your workout, look for free fitness classes going on in your city!

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Lots of gym offer the first class free. Here is a quick list of opportunities in Atlanta.

But sometimes you need to get creative about finding these opportunities. For example, Belk (yes, the Belk known for it’s awesome selection of Lilly Pulitzer shift dresses and great sales) is having a FitFest on January 3 at locations around the South (a complete list is at the bottom of the post.) We are going to be at the Atlanta Phipps Plaza location – come join us if you’re in the area!

Belk is hosting free mini #FitFest classes: whether it’s a 15 minute fitness boot camp in the parking lot, a 10 minute yoga stretching class by the fitness apparel, or a 5 minute dance session designed to get you moving, there’s some kind of class lead by a local fitness expert. Plus,they will have shoe fittings there with experts who can help you identify what shoe is best for your foot AND your workout…something I’m looking forward to since I need a new pair of kicks.

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They’re also having healthy food tastings – think granola, fruit, smoothies, juice, and protein bars. Recharge, y’all!

And in true Belk fashion there will be cosmetics sampling so you won’t leave empty handed and can stock up on any skin and body care products Santa didn’t bring you.

Fit Fest

Let us know what other free fitness classes you find – AND if you’re going to the Belk Phipps Plaza event. We’re looking forward to getting our fitness kicked off the FREE way! 🙂

Meg is wearing: pants: lululemon Speed Tight (other colors here), top: Old Navy graphic tee – LOVE these for working out (similar styles here), shoes Brooks Pure Drift (similar here)

List of locations hosting #FITFEST events:

  • Charlotte, NC (Southpark)
  • Raleigh, NC (Crabtree)
  • Greensboro, NC (Shops at Friendly Center)
  • Winston Salem, NC (Hanes Mall)
  • Hickory, NC (Valley Hills Mall)
  • Wilmington, NC
  • Charlottesville, VA (Charlottesville Fashion Square Mall)
  • Dallas, TX (Galleria Dallas)
  • Huntsville, AL (Brudgestreet)
  • Huntsville, AL (Parkway Place)
  • Birmingham, AL (Riverchase)
  • Tuscaloosa, AL (University Mall)
  • Jackson, MS (Ridgeland)
  • Jackson, MS (Flowood)
  • Greenville, SC
  • Columbia, SC (Columbiana)
  • Savannah, GA
  • Atlanta, GA (Phipps Plaza)
  • Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • Florence, SC
  • Statesboro, GA