Dear friends,

I admit it. I got emotionally involved with one of the stories in this month’s Health & Fitness issue. I got too close. I was a nervous mess before the photo shoot, with butterflies doing a number, my head swimming. Athletes. Dedication, finesse, strength, success.

January 2017 Around Town

The Young Men's Service League is a non-profit organization that initiates and encourages young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and provides an opportunity to enhance mother/son relationships. In Alpharetta Lifestyle's inaugural issue last January we featured the young men and some of their philanthropic activities, we want to congratulate them again on their 10…

Pilates, Please

Pilates allows an opportunity for the body to re-align, re-educate and rehabilitate muscles, joints and bones. Looking for a new workout routine for 2017? Sick of running? Not coordinated enough for Zumba? Why not try Pilates? Vernette Channel, who manages and coordinates the Pilates Program at Life Time Fitness in Alpharetta, sat down with Alpharetta Lifestyle to give an expert’s…

Feeling the Healing

I visited Aesthetic Specialty Centre, the day after my birthday, entering the quiet and sunny office with a headache and a hopeful heart. I’d completed the patient background forms online (easy) so was quickly whisked into a spacious and dimly lit treatment room which resembled a hotel room more than a sterile medical practice office room. I appreciated that and…

Luxurious, powerful and stealthy

Since Nissan introduced their Maxima to start off the 80s, this pioneer of the “four-door sports car” has never ceased to excite the auto industry with its revered combination of power, road-gripping handling, and eye-popping body designs. Now with five trims delivered from Nissan’s Smyrna, Tennessee plant—S, SV, SL, SR and Platinum—the 2017 Maxima Midnight Edition of the SR looks…

Blues Be Gone

Following the fun and festivities of the holiday season, mild depression or mental distress is common as many people find it difficult to get back into their normal daily lives. This is commonly referred to as holiday blues or post-holiday syndrome. It’s not unusual for a person suffering from the blues to behave erratically for the first few weeks after…

10 under $10

Winter is a stressful season. With gift shopping behind us, wanting to self-indulge is understandable but budgeting finances can be tricky. To satiate those feel-good needs, here are a 10 of my favorite skin healing and enhancing products under $10. Enjoy!

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2017 Lifestyle Pubs All-Star Team

Meet the team, from left to right, back row first. We are in awe of these girls. They work hard in the classroom, in the community and at practice. We asked about their go-to protein snack, their guiding light, their advice to young athletes and about their lucky charm. Meet the team!