Staying healthy is at the forefront of everyone's mind right now so we're compiling a list of ways to keep your muscles moving, specifically OFF your couch. 

Eat Your Greens 

Humanitree House: Can you say kale yeah? This family-owned business uses ingredients that satisfy all vegan, organic, and local lover’s needs so take your quarantine to the next level with a juice cleanse. Simply text your juice order to 706.832.9750 for delivery or pick-up. Follow them on Instagram (@humanitreehouse) and visit their website for more information.

The Southern Salad: Make a bowl or order a smoothie to help support local businesses AND stay healthy. Be sure to follow the greens on Instagram (@thesouthernsalad) and check out their website for a full menu. 

The New Moon Cafe: Think of this local favorite as a Build-A-Smoothie location. Spinach, bananas, Greek yogurt, and BLEND! Follow their Instagram for some blend-spiration (@newmooncafe) and visit their website for more information. 

Soca Vegan Kitchen: Want to make lifestyle and diet changes with flair? Enjoy delicious top-quality Caribbean-inspired vegan dishes that are tasty, healthy, fresh, and soy-free, using locally-sourced ingredients. Follow them on Instagram (@socavegankitchen) and visit their website for more information. 

ProTip: The Southern Salad is giving a FREE smoothie or grilled cheese to kids with a paying adult! 

All Sweat, No Stress

Oxygen Fitness: Has your gym closed? No worries! Oxygen Fitness is streaming LIVE videos of workouts to do AT HOME. Follow their Instagram (@oxygenfitstudio) for a schedule of workouts that include yoga & barre classes. 

SPACE Yoga Studio: Homeschooling and need a little physical education? Join the live stream community and grab an at-home yoga class for the whole family. Namaste and follow their Instagram (@spaceyogastudio) for a complete schedule. 

ProTip: Oxygen Fitness and SPACE Yoga Studio are both going live on their Instagram stories so join a class from your phone!

Where the Wild Things Are

Phinizy Swamp: This nature park is nestled about a mile and a half outside of downtown Augusta and is the perfect outdoor escape and educational visit for the kids so take a drive - visiting the park is FREE from dawn to dusk. 

Rent a Bike: Feeling a bit cooped up? Rent a bike from Andy Jordan’s Bicycle Warehouse. Visit their website for rates and products. ProTip: For all you at-home parents, use this as a “field trip" idea (and a break from homeschooling). 

Is dog walking your cardio? Take your fur baby for some exercise on the Augusta Riverwalk, at the Augusta Canal Heritage Area, or hit a trail on the Forks Area Trail System (F.A.T.S) for great scenery and fresh air. Don’t forget the leash! 

ProTip: Be sure to snap a few photos of your pup and #LoveAugusta - we'll absolutely share 1,000 pictures of your fur baby.

Local Spotlight

Bethany Smith Yoga: A yogi and fitness influencer, this local instructor is doing at-home classes on her YouTube channel and providing tips for staying active while you quarantine. We interviewed her for the best advice to keep you active while continuing your at-home schedule.

  1. Write It Down: "If you’ve never worked out 7 days a week, or if you are at home with your spouse or child, you’re setting yourself up for failure. Be realistic and write down a schedule."
  2. Create Your Space: “With all of this social distancing and having to stay home, getting outside and soaking up some good Vitamin D is going to be good for you mentally as well. If going outside isn’t an option, create a ready-made space inside.  That can be your living room, office, balcony or backyard - just make it your own! I share my workout space with my living room, so everyone in my family just moves my weights, mats, and blocks to the corner when we're not active."
  3. Show Up: “Commit right now to moving your body during this time.  It doesn’t matter if you walk a mile, practice 30 minutes of yoga, or rock out an hour of HIIT exercises, moving your body throughout the week is going to help you stay sane!”

Photo Credit: Bethany Smith Yoga (@bethanysmithyoga). Be sure to check out her interview, YouTube channel, and best advice for staying healthy throughout your at-home activities.