Out-of-the-Box Fitness Ideas in Atlanta

Atlanta is known for doing things differently. Just as the city’s dining and entertainment scenes are unique, so it is with fitness. An Atlanta fitness journey doesn’t have to follow the conventional path. Redefine your fitness routine with some of these out-of-the-box ideas. 

Get fit with a hike at Stone Mountain Park. (Photo by Joleen Pete)

Atlanta Ballet

Take class among some of the best at the Atlanta Ballet. (Photo courtesy of Jamestown)

Whether you want to live out your childhood dreams or dust off your old ballet shoes, the adult open-class program from Atlanta Ballet is the perfect way to get fit even if you’ll never pirouette on the Fox Theatre stage. From beginner to advanced classes, there is a wide range of classes that can fit your skill level and help get you moving.

Where: Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre: 1695 Marietta Boulevard, NW; Buckhead Centre: 4279 Roswell Road; Virginia Highland Centre: 504 Amsterdam Ave. NE

Better Off Bowling

Work hard and play harder. Better Off Bowling offers Atlanta-based bowling leagues for young professionals to stay active and network while doing so. Enhance your bowling skills while making new friends at some of Atlanta’s best bowling arenas.

Where: Multiple venues


Stone Mountain Park Summit
Enjoy exercise and views atop Stone Mountain. (Photo courtesy of Stone Mountain Park)

Escape the hustle and bustle of the vibrant city and take on some of Atlanta’s best hiking trails. There’s nothing like getting a scenic workout in before being rewarded with beautiful views, perhaps atop a Stone Mountain.

Where: Stone Mountain Park walk-up trail lot: Confederate Hall parking lot, Robert E Lee Boulevard, Stone Mountain, Ga.

The Overlook Boulder + Fitness

Test your upper body strength at The Overlook Boulder + Fitness, an indoor bouldering gym fit for both first-timers and professionals. Whether you’re into rock climbing or unique fitness classes, The Overlook has something for all levels.

Where: 1030 White St. SW

Painted Pickle

Known as America’s fastest-growing sport, pickleball has taken Atlanta by storm. Keep your eyes open for the official opening of the newest pickleball experience. This “compeatery” venue will allow you to play pickleball along with other gaming options while enjoying a great dining experience.

Where: 279 Ottley Drive

The Peach Pit

Uncover new tumbling skills at The Peach Pit. The adult program offers plenty of fun and unique classes meant to get you fit. From tumbling and barre fitness to aerial silks, The Peach Pit will surely keep you active.

Where: 1019B Collier Road and 1017F Collier Road

Sky Barre

Have you ever tried working out while floating? Aerial Silks at Sky Barre is a suspension-based fitness class that involves stretch and flexibility training off the ground. With several different class styles you can easily find a session that works for your skill level. 

Where: 210 Bill Kennedy Way SE

Xcel Studios

Whether you’re a trained dancer or have no experience at all, there’s nothing like breaking a good sweat while moving your body. Test your dance skills with a class at Xcel Studios. You can choose from various genres from ballet and jazz to contemporary and hip-hop.

Where: 2093 Faulkner Road NE

Looking for more ways to get active? Check out this Guide to Hiking and Backpacking around Atlanta.

Aubree is a content creator with a passion for all things food and travel. You can find her around Atlanta tasting some of the most iconic bites or burning it all off on the dance floor.

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