Life Enrichment
Best of 2013 Facebook Contest Winners

Best of 2013 Facebook Contest Winners

Fitness & Weight Loss

Best Large Fitness Facility

Adrenaline Group Xercise

This facility offers a variety of classes and training options to keep your heart pumping, like Zumba, hot yoga, CrossFit and more.


001-dumbellsBest Small/Medium Workout Facility

North Point Fitness

Having been in business for 20 years, this facility has cultivated quite a following, offering their members services such as personal training, team training, nutrition, massage therapy and golf fitness.

Greatest trainers you will find anywhere! Can't imagine a more caring group of people who are there to help you achieve your goals, whatever those may be. – Debbie B.

Best New Gym

Rowbot Fitness

This unique indoor rowing gym uses the Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing machines that are designed to approximate the motion of rowing on the water. The technique uses every major muscle group to burn up calories.

Excellent workout, amusing and informative instruction! – Walter A.

Best Workout

Pure Barre

Classes at Pure Barre are total-body workouts that utilize a traditional ballet barre to strengthen and tone you from head to toe.


002-JeffBairdGroupCroppedBest Personal Trainer

Jeff Baird

Jeff is a former national competitor and instructor in martial arts who earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 2004. He owns and teaches at Chaos Conditioning.


Best Yoga Studio

Lift Yoga Therapy

This studio offers different styles of yoga classes based on your personal needs, goals and abilities. Classes include Lift Yoga Flow, bodyART Fitness Yoga and even a kids' yoga class.

Love this studio! The instructors and classes are amazing. – LeeAnn R.

003-yogaBest Yoga Instructor

Cindy Olah

Cindy received her yoga certification in 2002 and opened Sacred Garden Yoga in 2003. She has led yoga retreats in Georgia, North Carolina and Peru, and she teaches multiple times per week at her studio.

Thank you Cindy for being your true authentic self, helping myself and others realize our true potential! – Lisa S.


Best Pilates Studio

Absolute Pilates

They offer mat classes, Reformer classes, chair classes and even barre classes to help you achieve your fitness goals.

Absolute Pilates is a friendly and warm place to get fit. The instructors are excellent. – Rose W.

Best Pilates Instructor

Megan Fields

Megan, a nursing student at Kennesaw State University, has over 200 hours of training with a Pilates Method Alliance certified teacher trainer. She teaches at Launch Awareness Yoga Centre.

Megan is the best ever! – Felicia B.

004-bikeBest Indoor Cycling Studio

Energy Lab

This indoor cycling class uses CycleOps Pro 400 Indoor Cycles which offer the rider control over the power, slope and gearing of the bike for a challenging workout.


Best Indoor Cycling Instructor

Jeremy Levison

A graduate of the University of Arizona, Jeremy began his passion for fitness spending countless hours hiking and biking. He has been a fixture in the indoor cycling community for over six years. When not in the Flywheel studio, he can be found riding the streets of Atlanta.

This man has done the impossible. He has made me not only like to exercise, I love it, I look forward to it, and I count down the time until I get to go to class again. Yeah, he is that good. – Jennifer W.

Best Zumba

Dance Stop Studios

With both dance and fitness classes to choose from, this studio offers up many different ways to break a sweat and stay in shape.

Nobody does Zumba better. The most fun you will ever have! Thanks Omega for all the fun! – Lesley S.

Best Group Fitness Class

Complete Chaos

This unique interval training class aims to keep people motivated with a full-body workout that includes strength and cardiovascular training.

Great workout! – Lynn G.

005-barmethodBest Group Fitness Instructor

Ashley Watt

Ashley is an owner and partner at The Bar Method. The technique used at The Bar Method has its foundation in physical therapy, and it combines dance conditioning with interval training to strengthen and elongate your muscles. Catch Ashley's classes several times a week in East Cobb.


Best CrossFit Gym

CrossFit Atlanta

This CrossFit gym began with Saturday afternoon meet ups in the fall of 2005 in the backyard of Dan MacDougald. Today they still have a huge following.

I have known Dan through rugby and CrossFit and can't recommend his operation highly enough. Definitely worthy of accolades among fitness alternatives. – Glenn B.

Best CrossFit Instructor

Gaby Sanjurjo

In addition to being an instructor at CrossFit AGX, Gaby is an International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) certified personal trainer and a former Naval rescue swimmer.

I know Gaby's level of dedication and effort. He is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. – Gabriel N.

Best Martial Arts/Boxing Gym

Knockout CrossFit & MMA

This 12,000 square foot facility offers strength and conditioning equipment as well as a multitude of different fitness classes like boxing and mixed martial arts.


Best Martial Arts/Boxing Instructor

Dhiego Lima

Originally from Brazil, Dhiego is a professional mixed martial artist who teaches at American Top Team Gwinnett. He is a Jiu-Jitsu purple belt.


Best Place to Rock Climb Indoors

Stone Summit Rock Climbing & Fitness

Stone Summit, the nation's largest climbing gym, has walls extending 25 feet to 60 feet high to challenge both your strength and mind.


Best Place for Kids Fitness

DYNO Fitness & Training

This unique fitness facility offers a space where young athletes can practice and hone their skills on an indoor turf field. Kids can also get homework and SAT tutoring before or after a workout.


Best Place to Buy Outdoor Gear/Shoes

Half Moon Outfitters

Since 1993, Half Moon Outfitters has provided the community with gear for kayaking, rock climbing, backpacking, hiking, trail running, surfing, travel and more outdoor adventure.


Best Place to Buy Running/Walking Gear

Big Peach Running Co.

Make sure to check out their online calendar of events to see when the next fun 5K, 10K or 30K race will be going on.


Best Cycling Shop

Cannon Cyclery

Started by Curtis Henry in the summer of 2007, they provide many different mechanical and fitting services for cyclists of all levels.

Great shop, great expertise to get you out and keep you out on the road and in the competition! – Trevor B.

006-CGBest Boot Camp

Camp Gladiator

Inspired by their experience on the NBC show "American Gladiator," owners Ally and Jeff Davidson founded Camp Gladiator as a motivating and challenging boot camp for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Hands down the best workout, the most fun and the best value! – Amber D.

Best Over 40 Rec Sport League

O.G.L. (Over 40 Guys League) for Basketball

Since its inception, the O.G.L. at the Concourse Athletic Club has grown from four teams to 23 teams offering fierce competition, laid-back physical activity and everything in between.


007-bbBest Place to Hike

Sweetwater Creek State Park

This 2,549 acre Georgia state park, located in the New Manchester area of east Douglas County, is named after Sweetwater Creek which runs through the park.

Such a beautiful setting! I love walking upstream on the rocks out in the creek - so fun! - Patti S.

008-beltlineBest Place to Run/Walk

The Atlanta BeltLine

This sustainable project is providing a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit by re-using 22 miles of historic railroad corridors circling downtown and connecting 45 neighborhoods to each other.


Best Weight Loss Program

Good Measure Meals

Not only do they provide a fresh portion - and calorie-controlled meal plan, but 100 percent of proceeds from Good Measure Meals go to the nonprofit Open Hand.

While it's great for helping you lose weight responsibly, it is also a well-balanced meal option. I love all the tasty gourmet choices! – David R.

009-paddleBest New Outdoor Sport or Activity

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

This fast-growing sport is a fun way to get fit on the water.


Best Triathlon Club

Atlanta Triathlon Club

If you are thinking of participating in a triathlon, this club offers a variety of unique training opportunities for the beginner to the advanced athlete on a monthly basis.

A nominator said: "Incredible support staff, coaches are fantastic, supportive, creative, fun. Go to a Monday night swim at Mercer University with coaches Matt and Ryan-you will be a great swimmer, have a kick butt time and love them!"

Best Running Club

Atlanta Track Club

Whether you want to learn about all the upcoming races or simply volunteer at one of their many events, there are plenty of ways to get involved and get fit.


You also cast lots of votes and gave love to:

Pilates Instructor

Katie McNeight at Stability Pilates & Physical Therapy,


Pilates Studio

Body Awareness,


Weight Loss Program

Citron Nutrition,


Place to Buy Running/Walking Gear

West Stride,


Boot Camp

Fitness Revolution Roswell,


Indoor Cycling Instructor

Lynn Goldstein, Stellar Bodies,


Yoga Studio

Yoga Collective,


Indoor Cycling Studio



Group Fitness Class

ValeoFit 1000,


CrossFit Gym

CrossFit Breaking Boundaries,


Life Enrichment

Best Place to Play Tennis

Blackburn Tennis Center

This center offers 18 lighted hard courts, a staff of highly trained tennis professionals, a fully stocked pro shop with Nike apparel and shoes, a 48-hour stringing service and a variety of tennis accessories.


010-PatrickShell3_IHCCBest Tennis Instructor

Patrick Shell

Patrick graduated from Auburn University and has been with Indian Hills Country Club since 2011. He has 11 years of experience in the tennis industry.

Pat brings passion, energy and tons of experience with him to the court every single day. He's way better than Andy Roddick. It's not even close. – Ryan T.

011-golfBest Place to Play Golf

Atlanta Country Club

Originally designed by Willard C. Byrd, the course is built adjacent to historic Sope Creek and Confederate paper mill ruins from the Civil War era.


Best Road or Trail for Cycling

Silver Comet Trail

This fun, family-friendly trail is a free, non-motorized trail that runs through Smyrna, Georgia to central Alabama.


012-cometBest Doggie Daycare

Puppy Haven

This dog daycare offers plenty of room for your furry friends to have fun. Services include overnight dog boarding, dog grooming and retail services.


Best Dog Park

Brook Run Dog Park

This park is located in the Liane Levitan Park at Brook Run in Dunwoody. The dog park is roughly four acres, with completely fenced-in areas.

013-dogNot only is this the best dog park, but the dog park patrons are the best here, too. The dog park association is very proactive in keeping it clean and safe for dogs and "parents." – Nancy W.

Best Pet Store

City Dog Market

This pet store is committed to offering healthy, all-natural foods, toys and products for cats and dogs. They also have wash stations for owners who want to give their pets a quick and easy bath.

Absolutely the best! - Susan M.

Best Groomer

Uptown Pups

Uptown Pups not only provides grooming services, but also fun pet products, foods, treats, pet toys and more.

This is the best pet boutique in Atlanta. The groomers are great and they do not crate which reduces the stress on your pup. - Debby B.

Best Local Vet

Paces Ferry Veterinary Clinic

This full-service small animal hospital has been serving the community since 1971. They offer comprehensive medical and surgical care for cats and dogs.

I have been a client for 13+ years and cannot say enough good things about Paces Ferry Veterinary Clinic. The practice and the people are friendly, caring & professional. - Christopher C.

Best Park

Chastain Park

From tennis to horseback riding, art fairs to concerts, this green space in Buckhead offers a variety of ways to enjoy the outdoors.

Awesome place for running! – Cathy K.

Best Charity Running Event

Shamrock 'N Roll Road Race

The annual Junior League of Atlanta's Shamrock 'N Roll Road Race includes runners, walkers, kilts, strollers and dogs that come together to help raise funds to train and educate the membership of the Junior League of Atlanta for effective community service.


Best Local Festival

Chastain Park Arts Festival

The Chastain Park Arts Festival is a two-day celebration of the arts presented by Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces.

As an artist I can say that Chastain Park Arts Festival is not only my favorite show but also the best art show in Atlanta.– Rosa R.

014-wineBest Local Vineyard

Chateau Elan

This luxurious getaway spot in Braselton has everything you need to relax – spa, winery, golf courses and more.


Best Bookstore

Bound to be Read Books

This independent neighborhood bookstore specializes in good quality used, new and discount books.

Friendly and knowledgeable staff! Love to come in here and check out the variety of titles. – Luke S.

015-booksBest Music Venue


Catch such acts as Panic! At The Disco and The Wanted next year at this famous local concert venue.


Best Cooking Classes

Cook's Warehouse

This gourmet store and cooking school has four convenient locations in Midtown, Brookhaven, Decatur and East Cobb as well as an online store for the professional and budding chef.


Best Financial Counseling

Laura Schilling

Laura Schilling's Financial Innovations is a financial planning and wealth management firm that offers a customized, caring approach to their clients' financial well being.


Best School

International School of Skin, Nailcare & Massage Therapy

This local school offers programs for nail care, massage therapy and esthetics. The school also provides a full line of spa services to the public at school prices.

ISSNMT gave me the foundation I needed to pursue my goals and execute my dream of being an entrepreneur. – Yolonda C.

Best Hypnotherapist

Brighter Tomorrow Hypnotherapy

Valerie Cobbin, who attended the Sylvia Browne School of Hypnosis, offers hypnosis services to help with weight loss, smoking, relationship development and self-improvement.


016-dancersBest Dance Studio

Ballroom Dance Clubs of Atlanta

Teaching in Atlanta since 1985, this award-winning studio is the place to go for fun, professional instruction of everything from the Waltz to the Cha-Cha.

Great place to learn to dance and to meet new friends! Lots of fun! – Susan K.


You also cast lots of votes and gave love to:




Local Vet

Brookhaven Animal Hospital,


Doggie Day Care

Dog Days Atlanta,



Little Shop of Stories,


Beauty & Anti-Aging

Best Hair Colorist

Mitchell Barnes

Mitchell Barnes of Carter Barnes Hair Artisans has 30 years of experience in the hair salon industry and is known for creating beautiful hair color and great looks for any occasion.


Best Hair Salon for Blowouts


This new "blow dry bar" concept was created to offer a simple service: just blowouts for only $40.


Best Hair Extensions

White Salon & Spa

The creation of Max Sanchez, a stylist with over 20 years of experience, this salon offers hair, skin and nail services.

​My experience with White Salon & Spa was incredible. A truly unique gem and by far the best salon experience I have ever had! – Camilla R.

Best Hair Salon

017-hairBob Steele Salon

With several locations throughout the city, this salon offers a friendly environment with many different hair care services.

I've been going here for years. Great colorists, stylists and overall customer experience! – Joanie C.

Best Place for Waxing

European Wax Center

Since 1975 they have been offering their waxing services to men and women. They take care of unwanted hair from brows, underarms, backs and more.

Best place I have ever gone! – Gordon M.

018-scissorsBest Men's Grooming

American Haircuts

They offer men's haircuts, hot lather shaves, straight razor neck shaves and, at the end of each haircut, a signature hot towel treatment. Their first shop opened in 2005 in Roswell, followed by a Midtown location in 2008.


019-harryBest Hair Stylist

Harry Wood

Harry is a leading stylist and educator for Van Michael Salons, and he has been in the business for over 20 years.,


Best Place for Sugaring

Defined Sugaring Studio

These natural-ingredient hair removal services are performed by sugaring specialists who are Georgia licensed estheticians. Services are available for teens, ladies and men.

A wonderful place to feel mentally and physically beautiful without the stress! Complete Southern comfort! – Marquita N.

Best Place for Eyebrows

Authentic Beauty

With over five years in the community, this one-stop beauty spot has been recognized nationally in magazines like Allure.

Best brows and makeup anywhere! Plus Aly and the rest of the ladies are so fun! – Angela S.


020-Bonny-DomotoBest Esthetician

Bonny Domoto

Bonny earned her esthetics license from the Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics and began her career working in dermatology. Today she works with Dr. Benjamin Stong at Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery as the primary medical esthetician and laser technician.

Bonnie is amazing! She is the most knowledgeable about having amazing looking skin! – Angela M.

Best Plastic Surgeon

Brian Maloney, MD

At The Maloney Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Maloney spends one-on-one time with each patient to ensure the best outcomes for their surgical or non-surgical procedures.

I can't imagine a more skilled facial plastic surgeon than Dr. Maloney. He works wonders! – Anne T.

021-lipstickBest Makeup Artist

Julian Reynolds

Julian has over 14 years experience in the retail cosmetics industry. He has done makeup for TV, print, stage and NYC fashion week. He also has extensive experience with numerous cosmetics and skincare lines.


Best Botox and Filler Injections

Marc E. Yune, MD

Dr. Yune is a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with Aesthetic Specialty Centre. He has been featured on CNN, NBC and Discovery Health Channel, among others.

Dr. Yune is an excellent plastic surgeon! His professionalism is beyond reproach. He comports himself in a professional manner and is kind and understanding. – Heather K.

Best Facial

Sol Oasis

This spa offers relaxing and pampering treatments. Treatments are designed to accommodate just one person at a time, providing a more tranquil experience.


Best Laser Hair Removal

The Fountain Laser Hair Removal

This center begins your treatment process with a free consultation to create a personalized program and treatment schedule to meet your goals.

Leah Wansley [medical esthetician] is the best! – Imelda R.

Best Eyelash Extensions

Rika Anamayatana

After attending cosmetology school, Rika entered the beauty industry in 2011. She specializes in all forms of high-end, semi-permanent eyelash extensions at White Salon & Spa, including glamour lashes and mink lashes.

Rika is the best. – Pranee N.

022-RikaWhiteSalon1Best Local Skincare Products

Sally B's Skin Yummies

Founded in 2005 by Sally Larsen, this line of skincare and makeup products avoids toxic ingredients and instead provides customers with a natural, safe, eco-friendly option.

Love Sally B's! Great company, products that are safe and healthy for your skin, and the customer service is fantastic! – Lea Ann O.

Best Permanent Cosmetics

Michael Lynch

As a medical esthetician and makeup artist with over 30 years of experience, Michael is an accomplished laser technician. He currently works at the Aesthetic Specialty Centre and the Beauty Bar of Buckhead.,


Best Microdermabrasion

Gardner Dermatology & Med Spa

This practice treats everything from acne to hair loss, as well as providing spa treatments like peels, oxygen facials and CoolSculpting.

No question, the nicest and most caring people always. I love Dr. G., and the results are always terrific! – Bonnie F.

Best Mani/Pedi

Gallery Spa of Historic Roswell

This spa offers a full range of services like massages, facials, microdermabrasion, anti-aging light pulse therapy, peels, men's facials and waxing, detoxifying and exfoliating body treatments and more.


You also cast lots of votes and gave love to:


Alicia Nicely, Aesthetic Specialty Centre,


Hair Salon for Blowouts



Hair Stylist

Tina Coluccio, Area 4 Hair Salon,



Renew Laser & Cosmetics,


Health & Wellness

024-eyeBest Place to go for Eye Health

Thomas Eye Group

Since 1974 this full-service eye care center has been providing a variety of eye care services to their patients including routine eye exams, LASIK, as well as medical, surgical and cosmetic services.


025-pareBest Eye Doctor

Dr. Richard Pare

Dr. Pare joined the North Fulton Eye Center in 1993 and was board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1996. He served as the Section Chief of Ophthalmology for the North Fulton Regional Hospital for several years and is currently on staff at the Northside Forsyth Hospital.

Dr. Pare is the most knowledgeable, kindest, patient, and all around wonderful ophthalmologist in the South! - Maryleigh H.

Best Podiatrist

Perry Julien, DPM

Dr. Julien specializes in the medical, biomechanical and surgical treatment of the foot and ankle with an emphasis on sports medicine of the lower extremity. He is the co-medical director for the Peachtree Road Race and Atlanta Marathon.


Best Physical Therapy Center

One on One Physical therapy

With a team of physical therapists, massage therapists, Pilates and Gyrotonic Fit instructors, as well as state-of-the-art equipment, they offer a wide range of treatment options.


Best Chiropractor

Austin Cohen, DC

Dr. Cohen received his doctor of chiropractic degree from Life University and is currently a structural chiropractor at Corrective Chiropractic. In his spare time, Dr. Cohen loves spending time with his wife and competing in CrossFit competitions.


026-veggiesBest Integrative Medical Facility

Atlanta Center for Holistic & Integrative Medicine

This center combines conventional and alternative medicine, offering everything from acupuncture and Ayurveda to fertility planning and cancer risk evaluation.


Best Vein Treatment

Vein Atlanta

Among other conditions, Dr. Louis Prevosti and his team treat varicose and spider veins, lymphedema, Restless Leg Syndrome and venous insufficiency.

Good staff, awesome doctor, wonderful treatment. A person could not come to a better place. Great service from top to bottom! – Stephanie C.

027-drsBest Orthopedist

Reuben Sloan, MD

Dr. Sloan is a physical medicine and rehabilitation spine physician who specializes in spine care with Resurgens Orthopaedics.


Best Hormone Doctor

Scott Isaacs, MD, FACP, FACE

Dr. Isaacs, a board-certified endocrinologist, is a faculty member at Emory University School of Medicine and the medical director for Atlanta Endocrine Associates. Author Jillian Michaels called him the "guru of all things hormonal" in her New York Times bestselling book "Master Your Metabolism."

Dr. Isaacs is ahead of his time. He is honest, connected and compassionate to his patients and their struggles. He stays on top of the research and shares his knowledge and what works. But most importantly, he is a great motivator for obtaining optimum health in a balanced fashion. - Danamarie D.

Best Naturopathic Doctor

Debra MacIntyre, ND

As a naturopath, board-certified by the American Naturopathic Certification Board, Debra has over 37 years of health experience. She practices at Natural Health Solutions.

Deb is one of the most caring health care professionals I have ever been to. She seemed "ahead of the pack" with her knowledge and her technology and she 100 percent genuinely cares about her clients. She listens. She has a desire to help people improve their health, and she is determined to make a difference. – Jenny L.

Best Integrative Medical Doctor

Maziar Rezvani, MD, FAAAAI

Dr. Rezvani is board-certified in both internal medicine and allergy and immunology. He is currently training at the University of Arizona Integrative Medicine Fellowship Program under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Weil, and he practices at Avicenna Integrative Medicine.


029-spaBest Dermatology Practice

Dermatology Center of Atlanta

Specializing in medical, surgical and customized cosmetic services provided by board-certified dermatologists, they offer numerous options to help you look your best.

Love these people. The best and most professional! – Clare B.

Best Massage Therapist

Corey Dobyns

Corey has been practicing massage since 2006. Today, Corey offers neuromuscular therapy, deep tissue, myofascial release, and Swedish massage at her practice Core Balance + Wellness.

Hands down, Corey gives the best massage I've ever had. – Sara R.

Best Cosmetic Dentistry

Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Debra Gray King, who has appeared on "The Doctors" and "Extreme Makeover," founded this practice in 1987. They offer a variety of services that span both general and cosmetic dentistry.

They're the best! – Kendra K.

030-ribbonBest Cancer Treatment Support

Kaiser Permanente Breast Care Center

This treatment center provides a two-hour Multidisciplinary Breast Conference for women diagnosed with breast cancer.

The center's coordinated approach is unmatched. – Cheryl B.

031-Dr-Scott-MillerBest Urologist

Scott Miller, MD

Dr. Miller was one of the first to utilize urologic laparoscopic techniques in Georgia, and he has been board-certified by the American Board of Urology since 1997. He practices at Georgia Urology.

Nothing but top notch! A pioneer in his field, and an excellent teacher. – Susan R.

Best Primary Care Doctor

Richard Ellin, MD

Dr. Ellin has been practicing internal medicine since 1985. He attended Emory University and completed his residency there.

Dr. Ellin definitely has my vote for best doctor! – Robin A.

You also cast lots of votes and gave love to:

Physical Therapy Center

Back 2 Motion,



Norman Eng, 14th Street Chiropractic,


Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Hugh Flax of Flax Dental,



Michael Miller from Miller Hypnosis,


Massage Therapist

Shannon Greenhill at Apogee 18,


Food & Nutrition

Best Farm-to-Home Delivery

Garnish & Gather

These meal kits make it easy to make a delicious, nutritious meal in the comfort of your own kitchen. Complete with ingredients and instructions, it's all delivered right to your door.


032-farmers-marketBest Farmers Market

DeKalb Farmers Market

The market began in 1977 as a small 7,500 square foot produce stand in Decatur. Since then, it has grown into a 140,000 square foot world market serving up to 100,000 people per week.


Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant

Bantam + Biddy

Chefs Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere opened this local eatery which features high quality all-natural pastured chicken and seasonal, organic vegetables.


033-genkiBest Food Truck

Genki Food Truck

The Genki-To-Go food truck is the perfect option for enjoying Japanese-fusion cuisine on a dime.

So, so good! – Jennifer W.

Best Pet-Friendly Restaurant

Nancy G's Café

In business for 30 years, this Sandy Springs cafe not only boasts a delicious Southern-comfort-style menu, but also an open-air patio for your pooch.


Best Health Food Store

Whole Foods Market

With a wide range of organic food options from regional producers, their multiple Atlanta locations offer regular events and promotions to support the organic food movement.


Best Vegetarian Restaurant

Café Sunflower

They serve vegetarian cuisine in their two Atlanta locations, Buckhead and Sandy Springs. Their menu offers everything from tofu entrees to veggie loaf that even the staunchest meat-lover would enjoy.


Best Juice Bar


With a variety of organic juices, teas and treats to choose from, dTox has something healthy for everyone to enjoy.

Hands down, always fresh, organic and consistent goodness in a glass! – Anne C.


You also cast lots of votes and gave love to:

Juice Bar

Kale Me Crazy,


Food Truck



The Best Self community also nominated people and places in these unique categories:

034-braBest Lingerie Store

LiviRae Lingerie

Owners Molly Hopkins and Cynthia Decker help women of all shapes and sizes find the proper bra fit and understand the health benefits that come along with it.


Best Place to Work

Commissions, Inc.

This company welcomes employees' dogs, offers in-office chef-cooked lunches each day, sponsors company outings to sports games and provides a workout room in the office.

Duane Legate, president/owner, believes in family first

so our number one core value is work/life balance. We celebrate our goals as we meet them with fun company outings. – Verdery T.

Best Dog Training

Angie Woods

Angie has been working with dogs for over 20 years. She currently operates U.S. Canine, a canine rehabilitation center in Buford, GA.

A nominator said: "Angie is the Georgia dog whisperer – she helps get you and your dog back in balance."

Best Posing Coaches

House of Payne Personal Trainers

Steve Payne is nationally recognized as an IAFS Master Presenter and Trainer. The co-owner of House of Payne Personal Training, along with his wife Rachel, is also one of the premier posing coaches in the country.


Best Pet Portrait

Emily Griffith

Emily hand paints custom portraits of your pet based on photographs.

A nominator said: "She really captures your pet's personality!"


Best Local Farm

My Dad and Me Family Farm

This farm in Powder Springs aims to produce fresh, wholesome, sustainable, healthy food for the local community.

A nominator said: "The Hammonds are committed to raising and offering truly clean and sustainable food."


Best Career Counseling

Hallie Crawford

Since 2002, Hallie has led a team of certified career coaches in helping job seekers identify their ideal career path.

A nominator said: "Hallie is a very encouraging and insightful counselor! She has great insight into techniques needed to showcase job skills, as well as positivity and aim to coach the 'whole' self."