Associate Publisher, Patti Stephens tries her hand  at making a spring roll.

Best Fun: February 2012

Bringing people together for a special occasion can often be a challenge. Finding the right music, place, food and drinks can make or break an enjoyable evening. So this past year, Best Self Atlanta decided to do something a little different. We livened things up by heading over to Hal’s… Read more...

A chat with Locomotive Race Series creator Mark Vescio

It’s hard to believe that the same man who has run over 500 races was once a teenager who weighed over 300 pounds. At 15, Mark Vescio knew that if he didn’t change his ways it would mean the difference between life and death. Following the example of his parents,… Read more...
Inspirational Weight Loss Stories from Local Atlantans

Inspirational Weight Loss Stories from Local Atlantans

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is weight loss – a goal that can be difficult to achieve due to busy schedules, personal health or lack of motivation. Despite all of the obstacles you may face, there is nothing more rewarding than stepping in front of a mirror… Read more...
An Interview with West Coast Workout owner Tammy Stokes

An Interview with West Coast Workout owner Tammy Stokes

As the owner of West Coast Workout, Tammy Stokes has always had a passion for exercise, and now she has turned that passion into a successful business. Here, she talks about her journey and gives us her tips for staying fit. Most importantly, she offers a step-by-step instruction for “The… Read more...
Best Bulletin: January 2012

Best Bulletin: January 2012

Take A Stand Tiny Revolutionary is a local T-shirt company that donates a portion of their sales to a variety of charities including Hands to Hearts International, One Village at a Time and others.Available for kids and adults, the tees are produced using non-toxic and water-based inks. Their “Tiny Bucks”… Read more...
Finding Inspiration with Atlanta Personal Trainer Brian Johnston

Finding Inspiration with Atlanta Personal Trainer Brian Johnston

What made you want to get into the world of health and fitness?
Here is something most people don’t know about me, because I’ve never publicly shared in great detail my personal story: Growing up I wasn’t an obese kid, but I was heavy enough to be poked, prodded and… Read more...
The Biggest Loser’s Local Atlanta Trainer Dolvett Quince

The Biggest Loser’s Local Atlanta Trainer Dolvett Quince

On NBC’s “The Biggest Loser’s” Thanksgiving special, the show’s newest trainer Dolvett Quince was asked what it felt like to be a part of something as amazing as transforming people’s lives. Since Quince has helped countless people lose weight during his career as a personal trainer, his answer was simple… Read more...
Fun Atlanta exercise programs and classes

Fun Atlanta exercise programs and classes

Jessica Shops Pick of the Month Enough of boring treadmills. Time to change up your workout routine for the new year and change up both the fun and fitness factors. If you’re looking for an intense, body-changing option, you must try the TRX Suspension and RIP Training Classes at Witzlib… Read more...
Improving Your Digestive Health

Improving Your Digestive Health

Chances are, you’ve experienced digestive issues at some point in your life. From common problems like gas and bloating to more serious conditions like ulcers and gallstones. These ailments can run the gamut from being uncomfortable to downright painful. The good news is you can alleviate (and often eliminate) these… Read more...
Best Cause: Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation–Atlanta Chapter

Best Cause: Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation–Atlanta Chapter

Imagine a chronic disease that spans all age groups and can develop at any time in your life. It can cause fever, abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, and sometimes bleeding. This is a daily reality for 1.4 million Americans who live with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), with that number split evenly… Read more...