Alive! Expo - BSA 0416

This two-day event on April 16–17 at the Cobb Galleria Centre features interactive demonstrations, health talks and ideas for integrating environmentally friendly strategies into daily life. Learn more about products for home, family and pets from over 150 national and local companies specializing in everything from natural and organic personal care to alternative and herbal medicines to hybrid and electric cars.

Details: Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30339,

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Pure Barre Platform - Pure Barre - BSA 0416

Pure Barre Platform is not your average barre class — everything in Platform is bigger: bigger movements, bigger breaths and even bigger shakes. This 55-minute heart-pumping class combines quick bursts of high-intensity muscle-sculpting movements. Add a Platform class into your weekly routine for an extra boost to your endurance, your metabolism and your cardiovascular health. Platform classes are currently offered at Pure Barre’s Virginia-Highlands and Decatur locations.

Details: 1402-4 North Highland Avenue NE, Atlanta GA 30306,

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Bar Method Lenox - BSA0416 The Bar Method has recently expanded closer to the heart of the city with a new Lenox location. Based on the Lotte Berk Method, Bar Method workouts aim to build long, lean and muscles with exercises fined-tuned by physical therapists.





Dr. Craig Wilkinson - Atlanta Oncology Associates - BSA 0416

Dr.Craig Wilkinson of Atlanta Oncology Associates has recently been certified to treat patients using Optune™. This portable, wearable device administers continues temozolomide (TMZ) treatment to glioblastoma (GBM) tumors following surgery and sufficient radiation therapy.







WellStar Cancer Center - BSA 0416



After $11 million in renovations the new WellStar Cancer Center at Kennestone Hospital is now open. The massive 100,000 square-foot Cancer Center campus is centered completely on the superior care of the patient and includes the latest radiation and surgical treatments.




Pancea Plastic Surgery - BSA 0416


Emory-trained and board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Kimberly Singh and Dr. Nour Abboushi have opened the doors to their new practice, Panacea Plastic Surgery. Located in Inman Park in the new and luxurious Inman Quarter, the practice will offer injectable fillers and a full range of surgical and non-surgical procedures.








Reinhardt University - BSA 0416Northside Hospital-Cherokee has been selected as the exclusive sports medicine partner for Reinhardt University Athletics and the Cherokee Recreation and Parks Agency. The hospital will work to provide sports-related nutrition and competition-training support, as well as education services for both athlete and coach. Information and education about concussion management will also be an emphasis for this partnership.

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Strawberries - BSA 0416

Springtime’s here and so are the fruits of the season. Did you know strawberries, which begin to hit their peak in Georgia this month, can help you ward off pesky colds? They are packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium and folate, which can help prevent you and your family from getting sick. Try topping your pancakes with strawberries instead of syrup in the morning, pairing strawberries and cheese for a quick snack or adding strawberries to your favorite salad. For more healthy tips keep your family strong, check out the Strong4Life® campaign at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.



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2016 EDIN Co-Chairs - EDIN - BSA 0416

Some of Atlanta’s favorite local celebrities will shake, shimmy and jive for a good cause at the Eating Disorder Information Network’s (EDIN) 6th annual Celebrity Dance Challenge on April 14. Styled after hit shows like “So You Think You Can Dance™” and “Dancing with the Stars™,” this “who’s who” of Atlanta has spent months training with professional dancers and choreographers in order to prepare for their night in the spotlight. They’ll take to the floor at the Buckhead Theatre to perform everything from swing to waltz to break dancing in hopes of winning your vote. The Pair with the most fan votes will claim the title of winner and the bragging rights about their smooth moves. Anyone can vote for their favorite celebrity for as little as $1. Along with the show, guests can enjoy cocktails and light bites while mingling with the dancers. Proceeds from the event support EDIN’s initiative to increase education and awareness about positive body image, self-love and the dangers of eating disorders. EDIN is the only nonprofit in Georgia actively working to make these resources available and easily accessible to all,  regardless of economic status, gender, race or age. Their professional resource network includes mental-health therapists, dieticians, psychiatrists and medical doctors dedicated to helping those suffering with disordered eating. Those looking for help themselves or someone they know can find local support groups on the organization’s website, along with treatment facilities, lists of specialists and other ways to help further the nonprofit’s mission.

Details: Tickets start at $25,

2015 EDIN Dancers - EDIN - BSA 0416

2016 Participating Celebrities   

Maryan Aiken of Paperglass Media, Ann-Marie Campbell of The Home Depot, Jessica Dauler of Jessica Shops, Nyssa Green of The Green Room Agency,  Audra Hall of Cami Cakes, Evander Holyfield a Professional Athlete, Nancy Harris Keenan of Harris Park Homes, Christi Paul of CNN, Dr. Louis Prevosti of VeinAtlanta, Scot Safron of The Weather Channel, Lisa Senters of Jet Senters Aviation, Raquel Souza of Sweet Peach Wax & Sugaring Studio.


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Warmer weather is finally upon us! Take advantage of any opportunity to get outside and soak up some sun. Cane Creek Farm presents an ideal spot for those ready to learn more about nature and develop a greener thumb. With over four acres of fields overflowing with vegetables, flowers, fruit trees, berries and more than 200 shiitake mushroom logs, this is fertile ground for gardening education. This farm’s Lunch ‘N Learn series takes place every second Wednesday of the month and includes a lunch made with farm-fresh ingredients. Guests leave with information on a variety of gardening topics such as vegetable and flower transplanting, planting organic beds, using herbs in the kitchen and more. The farm also offers more in-depth instruction on sustainable, chemical-free gardening techniques in their Organic Growing Course (OGC) curriculum which, for the first time this year, includes an online Georgia Organic’s classroom component.


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Jeff&Jenn - Blue EvoloStudio - BSA 0416

Your morning commute just got a little livelier. Jenn Hobby and Jeff Dauler (former co-hosts “The Bert Show”) reunite on Star 94.1 for “The Jeff and Jenn Show.” Joined by Mike Marino, the trio will delight drivers with fun and upbeat content to get their morning started on the right note. Tune into the airwaves from 5:30 to 10 a.m. and smile through the traffic pain!


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NARS 413 BLKR Blush and Illuminator Group Shot - NARS - BSA 0416

The Shops at Buckhead are about to get even more beautiful with the addition of NARS. On April 8, the luxury makeup brand is opening one of only eight freestanding U.S. boutiques in the popular new shopping district. The nearly 1,5000 square-foot free-standing boutique will be designed to match the brands signature clean and minimalist style. Along with plenty of room for makeup lovers to browse NARS latest launches, the space will also feature a private room for special events, workshops and VIP guests.

Details: 3035 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 

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Tramell Smith, Atlanta local and owner of Total Nutrition and Training, embarked on a transformation of a different kind for an episode of the new A&E TV show “Fit to Fat to Fit.” To better understand the struggles of weight loss, “Fit to Fat to Fit” challenges exercise professionals to pack on extra pounds and then take them off. Over the course of four months, Tramell gained 70 pounds, then proceeded to work alongside two of his clients as they all tried to shed the excess weight through strength training and balanced nutrition…all while the camera rolled. Now, he has a new perspective from that weight loss journey and he shares tips to boost fitness success.


Tramell Smith - BSA 0416

Tramell’s Tips for Success

During my years as a Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist I have tried many techniques with my weight-loss clients and some have worked better than others. During this experiment, I most definitely pulled out all the stops to ensure success, not only for myself but also for my clients. Some favorite tips include:

1. Drink More Water

When trying to get in shape it is super important that we drink enough water to ensure that our body is functioning correctly. I generally recommend that my clients drink 1 ounce of water per pound of bodyweight per day. (So if you’re 150 pounds, you should be drinking 150 ounces of water daily!)

2. Keep a Clean Gut

The use of probiotics in the form of pills, yogurts and drinks like Kombucha and raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar will provide good bacteria in the intestines which helps gut health.

3. Car-Free Breakfast

I encourage my clients to eat a breakfast of protein and fats only.

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Run the River - BSA 0416

Delight in the spring sunshine at the Choate Construction Run the River 5K/10K on April 16. This race route tracks runners and walkers on a fast and flat course alongside the Chattahoochee River, making it ideal for those looking to set a personal record of those simply looking to enjoy a leisurely stroll by the water. Great for families and furry friends, this race makes for a refreshing Saturday activity.


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