The dance-based fitness brand AKT is coming to Inman Park, according to a press release from the brand Tuesday. Franchisees Samantha Cox and Suzanne Fischer will open the studio next month on Auburn Avenue.
AKT was founded by celebrity trainer Anna Kaiser in 2013. With the opening in Inman Park, AKT now has 27 studios open across the country.
In opening the studio, Fischer wants to create a welcoming community within Inman park where “for a little while, they can escape their troubles and just dance and sweat it out,” she said in the press release.
As Atlanta natives, Cox and Fischer are both former Pure Barre employees who were drawn to AKT after trying the workouts. Cox said in the press release, “I learned that my good friend Suzanne was also a fan of the workoutand we knew we needed to bring it to our city.”
The studio space is more reminiscent of a dance club than a workout studio, featuring dark lights, loud music, and a disco ball. The space also features a retail section with brands like Koral, Alo and Beyond Yoga.
“We focus on getting results, but having fun underscores everything we do,” Fischer states. “Working out can be such a big part of our lives, you should be able to truly have fun while getting results.”