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Dana Gardner | April 24, 2018 | People

There are fitness fiends and then those who make it look completely effortless. Here are four fit Atlantans who make the art of looking good look easy.

Sherry Kubanyi
A lawyer-turned-professional fitness competitor exudes strength and style.

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Sherry Kubanyi is a successful Buckhead-based lawyer who doubles as a professional fitness competitor, competing three times a year. When getting in shape for these high-stake competitions, Kubanyi pushes her body to its peak with daily training: Think heavy weight training and cardio every day with high-intensity interval training sprinkled in throughout the week. She also works with California-based nutritionist Kim Oddo to ensure she’s fueling her body with optimum nutrition. Even when she’s not in training, Kubanyi knows how important it is to eat right and stay moving. It’s during these times that she dines at places like Eat Fit Go, participates in heavy-bag boxing and keeps herself limber at Atlanta Hot Yoga.

1 “Not only is Sun Potion’s cold press Ashwagandha good for lowering stress-induced cortisol levels, it has whole-body health benefits like boosting brain power, lowering sugar levels and increasing muscle mass.” $43, Little Barn Apothecary

2 “When I’m not in sneakers, I’m in heels. To keep my feet healthy, my go-to is Still Standing foot spray.” $40

3 “Organic Gypsy cream is a miracle in a jar. It’s good for everything from increasing collagen and skin elasticity to reducing acne. Love it!” $26

4 “My Apple Watch is a real live digital assistant, workout motivator and cheerleader—all in one convenient wrist-wearing package.” $329, Apple, Lenox Square

5 “I sometimes workout in the middle of the day… and keep Badlands dry shampoo paste in my gym bag. It saves the day.” $29, Neiman Marcus, Lenox Square; randco.com

Ronnie Agami
A fine-jewelry mogul knows the importance of polishing up your act.

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For Ronnie Agami, it’s getting out what you put into your workouts. For maximum effect, the CEO of Universal Diamond Corporation goes to Alex Carson at Eclipse1on1 at least twice a week. “He’s a character, has a great sense of humor, and I always look forward to our sessions,” says Agami, who’s also a fan of Fit9, where you can find Carson teaching alongside owners Jeff Toney and Amy Selig. Agami goes to Amor Largo for therapeutic massages when needed, and a haircut from Pascal Bensimon at The St. Regis Atlanta completes his look.

1 “I like the Vent Tech shirts at Lululemon—comfort is everything!” $68, Westside Provisions District

2 “I’m loyal to Baxter of California products. They keep me looking and feeling good.” Body wash, $32, Rudy’s Barbershop, Ponce City Market

3 “These Bose headphones are great.” SoundSport headphones, $150

4 “I use Executive Armor products because I like the way they make me feel. I take the Men’s Armor and Daily Armor, and can see a much better shape to my body since taking it.” Men’s Armor $39, Daily Armor $59

5 I keep thinkThin white chocolate bars in the car or office to keep me from eating junk food when I get that afternoon craving.” $22 for 10, thrivemarket.com

Katie Miner
A natural runner’s high is what keeps this design powerhouse in the best of spirits.

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ADAC General Manager Katie Miner has run two half-marathons per year for the majority of her life. Miner loves to run outdoors, especially to soak up beautiful scenery of the Chattahoochee Nature Center to up her heart health and boost her mood. Aware of the toll running can take on her body, she visits The Chiropractic Center in Buckhead to keep her back in good shape. Miner also keeps her skin hydrated via visits to Dr. Anna Paré of the Dermatology Consultants for facials that keep her looking radiant. And when she needs a quick pick-me-up? The blond beauty opts for healthy choices, often visiting Veda Juice to get the vitamins and minerals her body needs.

1 “Trina Turk’s designs are always unique and colorful. It’s important to look fashionable while working out.” From $58, Phipps Plaza

2 “The Drybar detox dry shampoo is superabsorbent and naturally blends with any hair color. Bonus: no sulfates, no animal testing.” $23, Drybar, Buckhead

3 “My hands get dry when running in the winter, so L’Occitane Delicious Hands is a must for me to keep my hands soft and hydrated.” $24, Nordstrom, Phipps Plaza

4 “GU Energy chews are great for endurance, especially during those long runs.” 18 chews for $36

5 “Adidas UltraBoost running shoes are fashionable and good for running or casual use. They really keep me comfortable throughout my running sessions.” $180, Big Peach Running Co.

Alan Herrick
The retired CEO of Sapient focuses on the science of longevity.

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Alan Herrick does most of his working out at SculptHouse, where he’s learned to embrace slow movements, which focus on lengthening muscles. For him, the great workouts provided at SculptHouse have allowed him to feel stronger and more flexible—sans pain. He also visits Thunderbolt Power Yoga at least once a week. Herrick’s health and nutrition is taken care of at Cafe West Express. Owner Tammy Stokes makes the “most nutritionally dense food. … Her approach to life, health and fitness is on a level beyond anyone I’ve met,” he says. You can also spot him getting his steps in playing with his dogs outside or running the Cochran Shoals trail.

1 “My go-to snack is Georgia Grinders cashew butter—that stuff is good.” $12

2 “I will only wear Suunto watches, as I think they are the coolest fitness adventure watches, and it helps my motivation to look at the tally for the week.” From $219, High Country Outfitters, Buckhead

3 “I’ve been wearing my Brooks Adrenaline sneakers for over 12 years. If you can keep your feet feeling good, then the sky is the limit.” $120

4 “I take Garden of Life probiotics daily to add good bacteria.” From $33

5 “I am going into my third fasting-mimicking diet by L-Nutra developed at the USC Longevity Institute.” Price upon request



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