Pack Your Gym Bag

Written by Colleen Ann McNally | Photography courtesy of Exhale Spa; Drybar

In February, the national leading boutique wellness brand, exhale spa opened the door to its latest 1,400-square-foot yoga and barre studio at Avalon in Alpharetta. Armed with the core mantra, “If it doesn’t challenge
you, it doesn’t change you,” guests can transform both mind and body with exhale’s exclusive yoga and Core Fusion programs. The upbeat classes like Barre+Cardio, Boot Camp, Extreme and Sport can surely get your body in bikini shape before spring break, but the soulful community here is equally devoted to inner and outer wellbeing. Breathe it in for yourself with single classes starting at $25, or call 770-282-3073 for membership details. Don’t forget to indulge in the showers and changing rooms — this is a spa, after all.

While you’re in the Avalon neighborhood, stock up on the perfect post-work out hair care products at Drybar. The easy, breezy blowouts-only salon added two more must-haves to their list of cocktail-inspired concoctions for spring. The Sparkling Soda Shine Spray instantly adds softness and sheen, creating a lightweight high-gloss finish while calming fly-aways, static and frizz. Extra bonus – the spray contains UV absorbers to prevent color fading for pools day in your (hopefully) near future. Another great addition for your bag – whether you’re headed to the gym or beyond – is the new “I Heart Road Trips” Travel Kit, $32, which is available March 2015 and includes the salon’s signature Chaser Shine Cream, Mai Tai Spritzer Sea Salt Spray and Triple Sec 3-in-1 packed together in a pouch. Drybar products are available in-stores as well as and