"I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the different experiences I have had at Thrive Beyond Fitness studio in Vinings.  Instructors are knowledgeable, professional, and personable. Classes offer a variety of methods to achieve balanced fitness - TRX, BOSU, stability balls, kettlebells, yoga, weights, cardio, meditation, and dietary counseling. Classes are never boring and are small enough that you get personalized instruction.  Trainers challenge you more and more as you progress in your strength and flexibility.  You can always depend on Richard to push you to work outside of your comfort zone - which get you such good results.  Administrators are passionate and innovative, offering new programs regularly.  The facility is bright, clean, and well ventilated.  I love working out at Thrive!"   ~ Cathy D

" I feel like I have found the gym that I've always been looking for!  Thrive has it all! The classes are small and the instructors are wonderful.  They are very conscious of form and technique in classes that are different every day.  There are spa services, yoga and fitness classes, a nutritionist on staff and even healthy meals to grab on your way out.  It's a great place nestled in the heart of Vinings. "

"I recently went out of my comfort zone and attended a meditation sampler class on a Saturday morning.  Wow!  How enjoyable and informative it was for me.  I have already practiced a couple of the different meditation techniques at home this week.  Pam opened my eyes to the advantages of meditation - physical, mental and spiritual.  I look forward to incorporating meditation into my whole wellness routine, hopefully on a daily basis.  One evening, after I set aside 10 minutes for meditation, I was able to alleviate a headache that I had for 12 hours.  Thank you Pam."  ~ Kelly L.

"Thrive is a great fitness studio in the heart of Vinings. The daily classes keep me on track for my exercise goals and with great instructors and different routines each day."  ~ Patrick O.

"Thrive is the kind of gym you could only hope to find. It is a little gem in the heart of Vinings. The instructors are phenomenal whether it is group classes or personal fitness. The classes are challenging and different each time you go. ... It truly is one place where you can find it all. Pam and Richard have really created a great facility and go out of their way to add or enhance the wellness journey for everyone." ~ Shelly M.

"Thrive is one of the best new additions to the Vinings community. All of the instructors are professional, personable, motivating and encouraging. I look forward to working out each day." ~ Elizabeth S.

"Thrive Beyond Fitness is a great studio in a great location. Not only are the classes small, allowing for individualized attention from the instructors, but the variety of offerings is accommodating for different schedules. I love how encouraging and motivating all of the instructors are!" ~ Andrea C. 


"Exceeded my expectations."  "Great relaxation and introspection; nice to slow the pace of things for quiet thinking."  "Helps energize and refocus."  "Sincere and thought provoking.  Felt welcome and supported. Good way to establish connections with people."  ~ Hinman Dental Conference Attendees

" Great program! Loved your enthusiasm and positive spirit! I'm really going to try hard to see the possibilities in everything I do."  ~ Georgia Dental Alliance

"Thank you so much for this experience as I really needed to be reminded of being positive and how much that can help get us through the journey we face." ~ Georgia Dental Alliance

 "You have motivated me to really think what it is that I want to do with the rest of my life.  Thank you for the program and for sharing your experiences.  Had a great time laughing!" ~ Georgia Dental Alliance

 "I really enjoyed this so much!  You did an excellent job of making us think. Thanks for sharing your experiences.  Had so much fun laughing." ~ Georgia Dental Alliance

 "It felt really good hearing your story of coming through heavy challenges.  It instills hope for the difficulties that each of us face or will face.  Thank you for sharing!" ~ Georgia Dental Alliance

 "It is encouraging to see your positive spirit - despite the hurdles. Thank you for sharing!" ~ Georgia Dental Alliance

 "Hope is so important and you did a great job helping us see how to hold onto it even in difficult times. Thank you so much for a wonderful program."   ~ Georgia Dental Alliance

 "I can't wait to share this experience with others!" ~ Georgia Dental Alliance

 "1st class experience!  Great program.  Really glad we connected with your amazing crew and enjoyed the extreme love of life that you all emit.  Thank you for helping us grow as a team in adventure and wellness!  I look forward to more trips & adventure with your guidance. :)" ~ N. T, Dentist

 "My experience with THRIVE was eye opening in many ways.  THRIVE opens the mind to new experiences and adventure." ~ Rodney

"THRIVE retreats are an awesome concept!  My plans are to attend and convince more people to join with me the next time!" ~ Gail Barker

 "I had a great time this afternoon – it’s always nice getting more in touch with yourself and meeting new friends.  Thank you." ~ Nirali, Hinman Dental Conference

"This was a wonderful, enlightening experience.  It was varied and chock full of information that I can easily assimilate into my everyday life." ~ Nicole Foley, Hinman Dental Conference

 "Thank you - I needed this.  I could do a whole weekend retreat of this.  I learned a great deal and feel inspired.  Renewed.  I like me again.  Feel supported mentally.  I have some wonderful defenses against stressors."  ~ Laura G., Hinman Dental Conference

 "The Wellness Retreat was a relaxing workshop. This is an excellent office/retreat activity for team building." ~ Hinman Dental Conference Attendee

 A day with Pam and Richard on a mini Thrive Retreat is better than several days to get restored in other contexts. Guided by Pam and Richard our group experienced deep rest for and guidance from our own interior spaces. Our bodies were challenged, each to its own perfect level by the thoughtful and sensitive coaching of Richard. For this half-day our group worked uniquely as individuals while deepening the community we had formed. ~ CeCe Balboni, EdS, LPC

 "THRIVE - What an excellent experience!  I truly enjoyed our day - and - learned a great deal about myself.  You guys make up a wonderful team full of knowledge. And with the knowledge all of you handed to me - I now distress with meditation, I laugh a little more, I enjoy the food that I intake and I have lost 3 lbs. with exercise!  And I have passed this on to my family! Thank you. :)" ~ Diane Smith

 "To all of you! This day was amazing!  I really enjoyed being surrounded by such great and encouraging company.  I truly believe in what y'all are doing. I think it's fantastic!! I definitely left with a sense of peace, calmness, and a renewed outlook; especially on slowing down a bit to really soak in all of life's experiences. I've come to realize that Thriving is definitely an individual perception...and that slowing down a bit can really bring into focus...what it is that makes us THRIVE!!   Thank -you!"  ~ xo Bre :) 

 "I would like to take a moment to let you know I really enjoyed my time spent with you. You were all very informative and gave eye-opening advice.  I would definitely recommend others to attend your retreats.  Thanks so much." ~ Gini

 Wheels and Wellness

"What a great event!  Appreciated the care and concern each leader took with the participants.  Never felt "afraid" biking on the city streets.  Art - history - architecture - wow! Definitely would do again." ~ Susan Sheffield

 "I really enjoyed it.  I think you have a great concept!"  ~ Annie Shreiber


"My wife and I have experienced three hikes together on the Appalachian Trail guided by Pam.  The first time we went I was very nervous about hiking.  What to bring, how to pack, how to hike, what to eat, and safety.  Pam was outstanding! She was in command of what needed to be done...ahead of time and during the hike.  Pam is a great leader and we had a wonderful time on the trail. We look forward to more time on the A.T. in the future." ~ Dean Kirschner

 "When I think of hiking on the trail with Pam...I just smile.  She is a person that is easy to be with and there are always good laughs and conversation.  Because she is an organized person, the hikes go smoothly.  Pam does her research ahead of time, so you now what kind of trail and conditions to expect on each segment.  I started hiking with Pam in 2004 and have never been disappointed!  Each experience had enough excitement and variety to keep me coming back for one or two hikes each year." ` Barb Kirschner

 "I had the opportunity to hike the Appalachian Trail for a four day trip with four other women.    It was not a trip but a true adventure.  As this was our first hike, we turned to Pam for advice. Pam is exceptional in her ability to plan out a trip; telling us what personal items we would need as well as the best hiking equipment to use without being overloaded.  She even included a fabulous menu for the hike.  The trail guide was made individually for our trip telling us what to expect as far as terrain, where to camp each night and special features on the trail. This was an opportunity of a lifetime and not a trip I would have ventured into without the expertise of an experienced guide. Pam has not only great communication skills but also an obvious love of the trial. ~ Gayle Mancini

  "I have had the privilege of being a part of multiple outdoor adventure trips that Pam has planned and led.  Pam's knowledge, her passion for people, and her love of the outdoors are evident on every trip.  Each trip has brought a unique experience that I will never forget.  Every trip I have experienced with Pam has challenged me physically, mentally, and spiritually.  I would highly recommend Pam as a guide for those individuals looking for a new outdoor adventure in this journey we call life." ~ J. Flint

 "I convinced my husband to accompany me on another hike led by Pam.  My husband is not an outdoorsman, but I knew he would find the trip pleasurable and the views breathtaking.  Pam suggested a location for day hikes with stays at bed and breakfasts along the way.  Pam exceeded our expectation with her ability to plan and guide us on the trails, advise us in selecting gear, inform us of what to expect along the way, and ease my husband's anxiety about the trip.  The fall colors were fabulous and the stays at the bed and breakfasts were very enjoyable.  We look forward to our next trip!  Thank you, Pam, for sharing your love of the trail with us." ~ Gayle Mancini