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Q: How can I make sure my workout routine is well-balanced?

A: “First determine how much time you can devote daily to working out. For example, if you have an hour, try breaking it down into 10 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of stretching and 30 minutes of strength training,” says Miguel Ortiz, Life Time Athletic Sandy Springs National Program Manager TEAM CUT

Details: 5580 Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs; LifeTime.Life

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Neighbor LoveNeighbor Love makes sure metro Atlanta seniors never feel forgotten. The group organizes special holiday parties throughout the year for nursing home residents. With the help of volunteers, these events provide the elderly with much needed social interaction and fun.

Join the organization for various Father’s Day events June 16-17 at nursing homes around the city. Assist with setting up party decorations, goodie bag preparation, and then spend quality time getting to know the attendees. Sign-up is available online.

Details: AdoptASenior.net

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Coco KissesLooking for skincare that nurtures sensitive skin? COCO KISSES by BRWN Beauty features a creamy body wash, a body scrub and moisturizing lotion consisting of shea butter, coconut oil, vitamins and other essential oils. Founder and Atlanta native, Asheya Dixon was inspired by her mother who swore by cocoa butter that kept her skin feeling great.

Details: BRWNBeauty.com

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The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Atlanta Buckhead


At the new culinary hotspot, Trade Root, (located inside The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel) executive chef Marc Suennemann lets whole-food ingredients take center stage in each dish. Cool off with the Zucchini Cakes paired with a refreshing tang of cucumber-garlic-yogurt sauce or taste a rainbow of vegetables like carrots and roasted Brussels sprouts with the Lemon Poached Georgia Trout sprinkled with pine nuts.

Details: 3434 Peachtree Rd. NE., Atlanta. TheWhitleyHotel.com

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Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta Executive Chef Michael Patria is back with another easy and healthy recipe. As Chef Patria embarks on a weight loss journey this summer, each month he’s sharing a nutritious recipe that he’s been loving lately.

Chef Michael“I really enjoy this dish because I think it’s a great way to utilize a local fish and combine it with a medley of vegetables that screams ‘fresh out of the garden.’ I enjoy adding the mustard greens because they’re beautiful and they add a wonderful pepper flavor to the dish,” says Patria.


1 ear of golden Florida corn, cut from the cob

4 Heirloom Cherry tomatoes halved

8 cooked fava beans

1 cipollini onion, sliced into wedges

1 chopped scallion

1/2 tablespoon picked tarragon

1 teaspoon picked thyme

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon sherry vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste

One 8-ounce North Georgia trout deboned

5 sprigs of red frill mustard green


North Georgia TroutProcedure

Heat cast iron skillet over medium heat. Drizzle pan with olive oil.

Season trout on both sides with salt and pepper to taste. Place trout in skillet, skin-side down, and sear.

Meanwhile, in a sauté pan, heat remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Add cipollini onion and corn and sauté over medium-high heat until both vegetables begin to brown.

Remove from heat and add fava beans, tomato, fresh herbs, and scallion. Finish with sherry vinegar and season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon succotash onto the center of the plate.

Once trout is 85 percent cooked (roughly 2-3 minutes), flip in the pan so the flesh-side is down.

Place fish over succotash. Garnish with springs of red frill mustard greens


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SoulCycle AtlantaLoved by celebrities such as Madonna, the indoor cycling sensation, SoulCycle, has opened its first Georgia location in the Shops Around Lenox. At the 56-bike studio, attendees can hop on for a high-energy 45-minute ride that incorporates hand weights and core-engaging choreography. You won’t need coffee after a 7 a.m. class with Lorenzo!

Details: 3400 Around Lenox Dr., Atlanta; Soul-Cycle.com

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Want to see your workout results through more than just your reflection in the mirror? If so, try a 40-second full-body scan at Next Age Fitness. Comparable to a
BOD POD® test, this Fit3D device can provide information about body-fat percentage, posture, and more.

Details: $25,1610 Lavista Rd. NE., Atlanta;  NextAgeFitness.com

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Shepherds MenFor many soldiers, the battle doesn’t end once they return home from deployment. That’s why The Shepherd Center offers a rehabilitation program called SHARE Military Initiative that provides assessment and treatment for veterans who have sustained traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. On May 28, cheer on the fundraising and awareness arm of the initiative, Shepherd’s Men, as they complete the final leg of a seven-day run (covering 22K daily) starting in Chicago and ending in Atlanta to raise awareness for the 22 veterans’ deaths that occur by suicide each day in the U.S.

Details: ShepherdsMen.com

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Sapelo Skin CareStephanie Duttenhaver and Cindy Edwards struggled to find natural products for their sensitive skin, so the Georgia moms created their own. Available at Saks Fifth Avenue, the cruelty-free cleansers, masks and more by Sapelo Skin Care are free of parabens, sulfates, and silicones. A fan favorite is the Milk & Honey Body Lotion, made with chamomile, milk peptides, and honey—a perfect combo for hydrating the skin.

Details: $65, SapeloSkinCare.com

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Fidget SpinnerFidget spinners, a ball-bearing toy that rotates between the fingers, have become a trendy coping tool for kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, and autism. However, they are often banned from schools for being a distraction. But according to the education advocates at Brain Balance Achievement Centers, silent alternatives such as kneaded erasers, sand-filled stress balls, chair rubber bands, or doodling can work just as well.

Details: BrainBalanceCenters.com

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