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2018 Suwanee Beer Fest Guide

On March 17th, 2018, thousands of beer lovers will once again descend on beautiful Town Center Park for the 8th annual Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest, the biggest craft beer festival in the Southeast. And though it has always aligned itself with St. Patrick’s Day, this year’s festival will be bigger and better than ever


Jump on the Seoul Train

Mark your calendars now because Explore Gwinnett’s Seoul of the South Food Tour is back! The 2018 tour dates are May 12th, June 16th, August 18th and September 29th. A few of us had the opportunity last year to jump on the Seoul Train (actually, it was an old-fashioned trolley, which is even cooler) and



Professional Soccer Comes to Gwinnett

Suwanee Magazine interviews Coach Scott Donnelly, Midfielder Kevin Barajas and Center Back AJ Cochran of New USL Team, ATL UTD 2 as they share their excitement about their inaugural season at Gwinnett County’s Coolray Field. By: Angela Veugeler | Photos by Tim Dryden The success and fan base Major League Soccer team, Atlanta United, experienced

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Suwanee Get Fit Challenge

‘Today I feel like I am a completely different person’

My blog post is late but after tonight’s heartfelt conversation with Crux trainer Dan, I realize now that it was all by design. I needed to have this conversation with him to give me enough motivation to continue to push through. Enough motivation to dig deep and be as transparent as I can be in

Suwanee Get Fit Challenge

‘I’m still going strong’

By the time you see this blog it will be two months since we started our challenge! We met up with the whole group last week for a pilates class — oh my gosh I had no idea how hard it was going to be!! We all got a workout and got to see each

‘I am fascinated by the scientific concepts behind what I am doing’

Never stop learning: It’s Science! Basal Metabolic Rate. Ketosis. Branch Chain Amino Acids. Visceral Fat. These are just four examples of the numerous new words and phrases that have entered my vocabulary since starting the Suwanee Get Fit Challenge. Early on at Crux Fitness, I heard Trainer Dan LeBlanc say time and time again, “It’s

‘Give yourself credit because you’re working hard in the gym’

The last two weeks of my challenge have been just that: a challenge! I’ve felt like I was going backward with my progress — my weigh-in last week wasn’t what I was expecting! I lost weight, but now with the way they weigh you it tells you everything that’s going on inside of you which

‘This time it was different because it’s working!’

I had my half-way point body composition weigh-in last week for the #SuwaneeGetFit challenge. I’ve been so disappointed the past few years with how unhealthy, unhappy and out of shape I had become. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in December of 2014, I was the heaviest I had ever been. I weighted over

‘It’s the small victories that keep me coming back for more’

From the very first day I met Crux Fitness trainer Dan, I gave him a few of my ailments (i.e., lower back and knee injury) dating back years ago. In my mind, I already had a list of exercises I “couldn’t” do or perhaps was afraid to do, so I came into this competition with my

‘I’ve noticed that I’m mentally more alert’

We’re about six weeks into the program, and this is where it starts getting hard to stay encouraged. The weight loss has slowed significantly, so I’m not seeing the results on the scale I’d like to see. However, I’m losing fat and gaining muscle according to the biometric device. Technology is my new friend. I’m

‘These next six weeks are going to be about training my muscles and mind’

I have been really frustrated over the past couple of weeks. I have been struggling with learning a new role at work and being overwhelmed. I have been depressed that I’m not losing weight or not feeling a difference in my clothes yet. I knew I needed to write the next blog entry and I wasn’t feeling inspiring

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Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park Grand Opening

Rockin’ Jump Officially Leaps into Business!  Meet the hottest new attraction in Gwinnett, and win free stuff, too, at the Grand Opening Celebration of Rockin’ Jump on Saturday, February 10th starting at 10am. Have you heard about Gwinnett’s hottest new attraction, Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park? Following a soft opening last November and a winter season

#TrainerTipThursday: Angie Willet

For this week’s installment of our Get Fit Challenge #TrainerTipThursday, Stage 3 Fitness‘s Angie Willet stresses the importance of rest and recovery when working out: “One thing I like to say to my clients, ‘If results are what your after, then it’s not just about the exercises or workouts that you do, it’s about the effort

‘I’m learning things I had never considered before’

This week, I was excited to be down 16 pounds already! However, my excitement was short-lived when they tested my BMI on the body composition machine. My fat content had changed barely three-tenths of a point. Angie, my trainer, took me to the woodshed, and with her face blushed and contorted, reminded me that the

‘I am really trying to do the right things’

I’m having a harder time coming up with my second blog entry than I did the first; I am really struggling to get the words out. I guess that is appropriate since if I had to pick a word for the past two weeks it could be “struggling.”  There are a lot of changes going

‘I feel like I’m at home again in the gym’

I just finished up my fourth week in the challenge! Things are changing, like my ability to work harder during a workout and seeing and feeling the results of that hard work. They say that the more fit you are the more you sweat. I sure hope that’s true because I’ve noticed I’m soaking wet

‘Being consistent has been key’

We’ve made it to month two and I’ve already felt (and see) a huge change! I sometimes am in awe at how much I have accomplished thus far and I must say, being consistent has been key. Ive been consistent in going to the gym at least 3 days out of the week and giving it my all.

‘My energy is off the charts.’

Be Willing to Bleed. It didn’t take long after attending a few workouts at Crux Fitness to pick up on a theme around the gym — a playful, but macabre theme.  There is the ghostly skeleton hanging from the rafters. There are outlines of bodies (a la a murder scene) on the gym floor. There

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5 Web Design Trends Making an Impact in 2018

The landscape of the digital world is always changing. New advancements in technology continue to roll out, shifting the direction of web design at the drop of a dime. What was hot last year may be old-fashioned by the time the new year comes around. By: Alicia Carter Businesses not only have to adjust their


OMG!!! Kids and Social Media

Here are some helpful questions to ask yourself to help decide if your kids are ready for social media profiles. By: Laura Lebovitz | LAMFT at Grow Counseling If you are the parent of a teenager, or your kid just wants to be a teenager, you’ve probably been asked about a variety of social media apps.

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Hash Brown Cutest Pup Winner 2018

Cutest Pup Contest Winner 2018

… AND THE WINNER IS: HASH BROWN! With over 120 entries, this year’s Suwanee Magazine Cutest Pup contest was the largest yet. There were lots of adorable pups, but when it was all said and done, Hash Brown came out on top. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated! Hash Brown is a Soft

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