Happy April!

We have a busy month, and know you do, too.

The warmer weather means we will be cycling, running, paddling, skating, hiking and walking more outdoors along our favorite rivers and routes. Need inspiration? Read about the Cross family of Alpharetta, where competing in triathlons is a family affair. Super mom, Sarah Cross shares her healthy recipes for a go-to to go bar.  Grab one on the way to one of the gyms Alexa Lampasona reviewed.  She tells us about cool programs and classes that will provide plenty of variety. No excuses now.

Lifestyle Publications is proud to be sponsoring two very important events this month. The 51st running of the Atlanta Steeplechase will benefit Bert’s Big Adventure and tickets are still available for the April 23 party. Bert’s Big Adventure is a nonprofit that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children between the ages of 5 and 12 with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. Talk about magic! We hope to see you there and will be strolling through the party tent and around the steeplechase course looking for our favorite hat. Wear yours and we’ll snap your photo for our Good Times pages!

Then, on April 30, we’ll gather at the Delta Flight Museum to celebrate survivors, fighters and their families at the American Cancer Society Hope Ball, honoring our friend Jeff Wigbels, who battled and beat stage four non-smokers lung cancer. You can win tickets to join us at the sponsors table by going to our website and entering, then follow the link to donate what you can to support research, education and support for people fighting cancer right here in your Atlanta community. Read about Jeff’s persistence and targeted cancer treatment on page 32.

Keep it fresh this month and post your fitness endeavors on our Facebook or Instagram pages!