There are always going to be problem areas we want to tackle in the gym, and the belly area tends to top the list.
Unfortunately, belly fat can feel like the easiest to gain and the toughest to lose.
Try these Atlanta abs classes to tone, sculpt and strengthen that problem area.
Urban Body Fitness. 500 Amsterdam Ave NE, Atlanta. 404-885-1499.
It may be tempting to tack this intense 30-minute sweat session onto another workout, but give Ab Blast a try before scheduling any intense activity before. Taught at various different times throughout the week by killer instructors Reggie Greene or Mike Banks, this abs intensive workout is a sure way to watch your belly shrink when combined with regular cardio and a decent diet.
The Training Room. 742 Ponce De Leon Place NE, Atlanta. 404-333-3677.
Expect to leave this class feeling muscles you didn't know you had, especially if strength training is few and far between in your routine.
The Training Room offers many types of GET FIT classes, and those looking for washboard abs should check out the "Chest/Triceps/Abs - Get Strong" course, taught by powerhouse trainer and tireless motivator Amber Goppert, who also owns the minimalist Poncey-Highlands gym. The studio is worth a try for anyone looking to build muscle and strength, especially in a focused area.
Abs, Thighs and Glutes
Fit: To Be. 842 North Highland Ave. Northeast #3. 404-229-4195.
This boutique Virginia Highland studio has become a beloved and welcoming home for many Atlanta women seeking a healthier lifestyle and tighter physique, and between its barre, cardio, TRX and sculpt classes, it's not hard to see why. In "Abs, Thighs and Glutes," the instructor takes students through 20 minutes focused on each particular area, sculpting each body part by working all of the muscles.
West Coast Interval Abs
West Coast Workout. 107 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Suite 100, Atlanta. 404-467-0602.
West Coast Workout uses its small space for big results, and its interval abs class is no exception. This class variates between using light weights and body weight to sculpt muscles and raising the heart rate to burn calories. Expect to sweat.