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Yoga @ Atlanta Activewear

Yoga is something that I've only recently begun exploring...and I'm starting to get hooked! In my very own neighborhood, within walking distance of my apartment, I discovered an amazing little gem. *FREE* yoga on Saturday mornings at Atlanta Activewear, an adorable fitness wear boutique in the vibrant heart of Virginia Highlands. The store is a beautiful and bright, clean open space FULL of fabulous fitness apparel and accessories.

Although I haven't practiced yoga for that long, I've been impressed with the quality of the classes at Atlanta Activewear. They work with various yoga studios around town, so there's a different instructor each week. But I have to say they certainly choose the instructors that know their stuff! Currently Sacred Threads Yoga is teaching and I got the pleasure to practice with Deborah, one of their founders, last Saturday.

It feels incredible to stretch! Some of the classes I've done here are challenging and others are peaceful and cen…

Atlanta Food Truck Park & Market

Since moving to Atlanta over a year ago, I discovered that I absolutely adore street food. Today's food trucks are no longer the "roach coaches" of yesteryear. Most trucks in Atlanta now have restaurant-quality health code ratings posted in their windows for all patrons to see. (It reminds me of California!) The modernized trucks offer a wide variety of eats, from healthy to fried, and there's always a new truck to try. Sampling items from various trucks is like building your own tapas meal!



The Atlanta Food Truck Park & Market is the first permanent food truck site in Atlanta that's open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. They also have a weekend farmers market, live music and artist farm for visitors to enjoy.

Check out this Vimeo about AFTPM:


The Art of the Food Truck: ATL from Sarah Linebaugh on Vimeo.

I've been hunting food trucks regularly for a while now. Finally made my way to AFTPM last month. There were about 8-10 different trucks there, includin…

Best Foodie Mobile Apps

I have to admit that I'm sort of a technology and social media geek. I adore all things digital. I'm that girl people come to with their tech questions regarding the social and mobile space. I can't help but get all nerdy about it. It's just my thing...

I recently attended a "tweet up" here in Atlanta and found myself talking about my blog and then my favorite foodie mobile apps. Many of the people had not heard of these amazing apps, so I decided to put this shiny new blog post together with my faves. All of these apps are free!


Foodspotting

I've "spotted" over 100 dishes in less than a year with this handy app. It's slick interface makes finding and recommending great dishes fun and easy to do. You can browse photos, ratings and descriptions of eats people have spotted to see what looks good at local restaurants. It's a cool way to discover new places to grub! Here's a little blurb from the app store:

As seen on The Today Show and i…

Yeah! Truffle Burger & Fries

Hello there, August. I can't believe you're already here and autumn is right around the corner! Last night I wasn't up to cooking, so ended up at Yeah! Burger and they had new monthly specials...truffle frenzy! Bacon Truffle Burger and Truffle Parmesan Fries. I don't eat red meat often, but just had to try the new menu items.


When I hear "truffle" I always thought it was a bite of chocolate goodness, but recently discovered the truffle mushroom and it's interesting pungent flavor profile. Apparently there are hundreds of species of truffles, they are a prized ingredient in European countries and sometimes called "the diamond of the kitchen". Who knew?!

BURGER OF THE MONTH
BACON TRUFFLE BURGER $10.99
Grass-fed White Oak Pastures beef, rosemary bacon, grilled onions, housemade true mayo & Parmesan cheese
I skipped the H&F Bread Co. Southern White bun and added lettuce instead...and only ate 1/2.


SIDE OF THE MONTH
TRUFFLE PARMESAN FRIES $6.99

What time of day do you exercise?

A while back I did an experiment where I tried to change my habits and transform myself from a night owl to an early bird. After 10 days of attempting to wake up early enough to squeeze in some fitness...it was an epic fail.

The only time that I've succeed at consistent morning workouts is during T-Tapp Fitness Retreats where the first session can start as early as 6am. And I have been making it to 9am yoga classes on Saturdays lately. Yes, that's right... I can only bring myself to wake up consistently when I'm exercising with a trainer or workout partner. There's something to be said about accountability! On my own, I fit in more evening workouts since I just can't seem to pull myself together in the mornings.

Reasons, excuses, pitfalls (whatever you want to call them) AM and PM workouts can be derailed because of similar things. Just to name a few...how about low energy, short on time, incredibly hungry. Sound familiar? What's important is that you find a t…

Cycle for a Cure

Last month I took my very first cycling class at Flywheel Sports Atlanta! Flywheel offers indoor cycling classes that are quite challenging for the newbie, but totally doable. The Buckhead studio is a modern, clean space with helpful, friendly staff members.

I've wanted to try a cycling class for years, so when Laura Steel (my work friend) asked me to attend her charity ride I could not refuse. Each year Laura participates in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day 60-mile walk in honor of her mother, a 3 time breast cancer survivor. This was a fun way to raise money for her charity walk that goes toward breast cancer research and local community programs. Her mom even joined us for the class -- she rides at Flywheel regularly. How cool is that?!

A little about my experience at Flywheel...
When you check in you get a pair of special shoes that lock into the bike pedals. A staff member helped me find my assigned bike, adjust the height and get my shoes locked in. I was ready to roll!

We did a 45-m…