We've trekked through the mire of our first week of resolutions – waking up at unseemly hours to head to yoga classes before work, paying boatloads for gym memberships we'll only use a handful of times. Heck, we even bundled ourselves up and went for a run in the frigid evenings (and came back with sweatcicles in our hair). Whenever we start to question how long we'll be able to keep this up, we turn to our inspiration: the fitness gurus of Atlanta. Turns out even they give into their burger cravings at times. Here's the scoop on where some of our local fitness champs go to eat well, and where they go to eat not-so-well. Nobody's perfect, after all.


Jeffrey Wisard, The Atlanta Cycling Festival
Introduce yourself. Tell us what you're all about.
Oh, hi, there! I'm Jeffrey Wisard - Organizer of The Atlanta Cycling Festival. I love all things bikes, transportation and community engagement. And trampolines. And cereal. I eat a LOT of cereal. 

What are your favorite dishes or restaurants in Atlanta for eating clean/keeping it healthy?
I'm a big big big fan of Arepa Mia and their, well, arepas. You get one of those and your body is like, "Hey, thanks. That was a healthy and delicious decision." That and Little Bangkok. Their Pad kee Mao is Pad kee WOW.  Or just cozy up to a 4-mix curated bowl of cereal with locally sourced (AKA Kroger) almond milk (delicious cerael mixes don't just happen, you know). 

We can't be good all the time, right? When you're ready to give into the dark side, what's your go-to?
When I'm ready to rumble with my Inner Fatty, I head straight to Canton House Dim Sum. Fried dumplings? Check. Fried tofu? Double check. Chicken feet, red been cake, pork rice? Check, check, and check. Oh, and what's that just down the way on Buford Highway? Jinkies - It looks like a Sweet Hut! Guess it's time for a taro bubble tea with boba, three pasties (they're so cheap!) and a coffee. And 26.83lbs later, I'm back at home... time for another 4-mix curated bowl of cereal with locally sourced (A.K.A. Kroger) almond milk.




Elizabeth Rowan, Haven Yoga
Introduce yourself. Tell us what you're all about.
Kinda digging the yoga. I’ve been teaching full-time for several years now, most recently here in Atlanta when I’m not sharing yoga around the world on retreat. I teach in the Ashtanga and Jivamukti lineages, aka a strong physical practice with a focus on yoga’s origins: the history and philosophy. It’s so much more than cool playlists and pants - though I definitely appreciate both. You’ll often hear me say in class, “Serious yoga, yes. Yoga taken too seriously, no.” The postures and party tricks are a tool to create the conditions for yoga to arise. You can find me teaching vinyasa and giving allll the adjustments at Form Yoga, Sacred Thread and the Mandarin Oriental hotel spa, as well as prenatal at Urban Body - not to mention on my next retreat to Baja, Mexico in March (tanlines, tequila and surfing, anyone?). to )

What are your favorite dishes or restaurants in Atlanta for eating clean/keeping it healthy?
I can be found at Kale Me Crazy on the regular, especially refueling with green juice between taking and teaching classes around town. Candler Park Market’s veggie burger never fails to deliver, and sushi at Miso Izakaya keeps it clean and tasty too.

We can't be good all the time, right? When you're ready to give into the dark side, what's your go-to?
My favorite part. I find the asiago mac at Argosy, a fondue pretzel at The Wrecking Bar and - depending on the day - champagne or bourbon treat me pretty well. Yoga’s about balance, after all...




Laura Pritchard-Compton, Urban Perform
Introduce yourself. Tell us what you're all about.
Hi, I'm Laura Pritchard-Compton, and I'm the Founder of Urban Perform, a nonprofit striving to demolish 'fitness deserts' by making exercise accessible and affordable. Through our $2 fitness classes and free mobile youth programs, we create health conscious changes for families in low-income communities.

What are your favorite dishes or restaurants in Atlanta for eating clean/keeping it healthy?
I will say, when I go out to eat I much prefer to indulge.  With a nine month old at home, my husband and I do lots of cooking. When I need a quick healthy lunch, I enjoy the Arugula Salad from Osteria Del Figo and any Whole Foods Salad bar. Nothing beats a create-your-own salad with all the toppings at your disposal!

We can't be good all the time, right? When you're ready to give into the dark side, what's your go-to?
My personal favorite, as well as my family's favorite dark side go-to is Hankook Taqueria on Collier. We cannot get enough of their shrimp tacos, sesame fries (seriously, the best fries ever!), bibibamp and even their nachos are worthy of writing home about! I also love thai food, so we enjoy dining in or grabbing take out from EAV Thai & Sushi. They even have great early week specials.




Josh Guerrieri, FitWit
Introduce yourself. Tell us what you're all about.
I live in Decatur with my wife and five kids (yes. 5. kids.). I helped start FitWit and The FitWit Foundation nine years ago, and I currently manage the four locations we operate in the Atlanta-area.  I also help publish Atlanta's newest resource for all things health and wellness- WellATL.  We've got a great team, and we're super excited to be highlighting amazing people and organizations as well as helping Atlantans live a healthier life. 

What are your favorite dishes or restaurants in Atlanta for eating clean/keeping it healthy?
I love Dekalb Farmer's Market for lunch. It's relatively cheap and they've got a great selection on the buffet. With 5 little ones, we don't get out much, so we tend to buy a lot of organic stuff from the farmer's market and cook at home. We try to cook in bulk on Sunday's -grilled chicken for salads, sweet potato pancakes, egg bake, trail mix, etc. This makes things a wee bit easier during the week with seven mouths to feed.

We can't be good all the time, right? When you're ready to give into the dark side, what's your go-to?
I love me some Revolution Doughnuts. Salted caramel with bacon was sent from the heavens above. And, a Farm Burger with FB fries is about the perfect meal for me. Beer has to be on the list too. Good local delicious beer.