6 Fun Ways to Stay Fit & Active in Atlanta

Keeping fit and healthy is paramount; it’s a day to day involvement for those who have their goals on health and fitness. From time to time, our daily endeavors may hinder us from attaining our goals on healthy living, especially when we’re on-the-go. Traveling from one town to another doesn’t always make it easy, but there are ways to stay on track with your fitness goals while you’re on-the-go.

Even though it is the ninth largest metropolitan area in the country, there are several ways to stay fit and active in downtown Atlanta. With an impressive trail system, extensive hiking opportunities and tons of open urban space, it’s easy to keep your fitness goals on track in Atlanta. If you happen to find yourself in the area, here are just some of the ways you can stay fit and healthy while on your trip.

1. See the City in a Whole New Way on a Bike Tour

All across Atlanta, the city’s bicycle tour programs are a very fun and exciting way to see the city and burn some extra calories. Even if you aren’t an experienced cyclist, many of Atlanta’s bicycle tours move at a leisurely pace throughout many of the city’s top attractions to help accommodate all skill levels. There are a variety of tours available, with each following its own theme and hitting different destinations in downtown Atlanta, so take some time and choose the one that interests you the most.

2. Join a Fitness Group on the Atlanta BeltLine

Every day, hundreds of locals and tourists alike take to the Atlanta Beltline to get their daily dose of fitness in. The BeltLine offers several classes ranging from walking tours, organized yoga classes to boot camp styled sessions to offer something for everyone all at no charge! Experience first-hand just what the BeltLine is all about and keep up with all of their upcoming events by visiting their website.

3. Exploring Nature in Atlanta’s Stone Mountain

Encompassing over 3,200 acres of land just outside of downtown Atlanta, Stone Mountain Park has long been one of Atlanta’s top attractions. However, there is much more to see and do than the rides and attractions. Aside from being a great place to play, Stone Mountain Park is home to countless hiking trails and nature paths that allow its guests to stay fit while taking in some of the most scenic views the state. Although it’s a bit tiring, hiking involves active participation of your body, which consequently helps you keep fit. It is all fun and healthy. Moreover, the adventure during the hiking madness is a memory you’ll always keep.

4. Group Fitness in Piedmont Park

No matter if you’re looking to lose weight, gain balance or increase your daily energy levels, there is a group fitness course for you in Piedmont Park.

  • Love You Healthy Fitness:

Give your fitness routine an energy boost with a Love You Healthy Fitness class from the Piedmont Park Conservancy. Each one-hour training session provides personal training in a group setting to help push your body to the limit in a fast-paced, varied and challenging workout that focuses on scientifically proven HIIT Training Methods.

  • BC4C

Once a month, Piedmont Park’s BC4C hosts a ‘Try Us Out’ day for those fitness fanatics who want to get their workout in. This boot camp styled workout meets four times a week to help participants greatly improve strength, cardio, balance, flexibility and much more.

If you prefer solo exercise excursions, Piedmont Park features over five miles of paved terrain free for you to use as you keep up with your daily fitness goals.

5. Try the Hotel’s Fitness Center

Many Atlanta hotels have free fitness centers onsite. Best of all, most have entertainment stations available so you won’t have to miss your favorite show while getting your daily workout in.

6. Keep Your Meal Plan on Point with These Healthy Eats!

While Atlanta gets its culinary chops by being the headquarters of Coca-Cola and Chick-Fil-A, southern cooking isn’t all about barbecue and hearty meals. Take a trip to the Krog Street Market or the Ponce City Market for some healthier options! Located along the Atlanta BeltLine, the Krog Street Market and the food hall at the Ponce City Market are the top spots for farm fresh produce, organic foods or even some cheat day treats.

Staying fit and active is crucial for your health. Don’t let your travels to downtown Atlanta derail your fitness efforts. Stay fit and healthy the entire length of your stay by booking your downtown Atlanta accommodations with the Ellis Hotel with a wonderful complimentary Fitness Center! Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta on historic Peachtree Street, the Ellis Hotel is a short walk, run, or streetcar ride away from the city’s most popular fitness spots. Add in the complimentary fitness center onsite or have access to a full-service executive fitness center with classes at Resolution Fitness, across the street from the Ellis Hotel, for only $11 a day and staying on top of your fitness goals becomes even easier! Don’t let your next vacation keep you from reaching your fitness goals, stay where being active and fit comes second nature and book a room at the Ellis Hotel today!

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