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Living a Healthy Lifestyle with Fitwel at Rambler Atlanta

By Taylor

Are you struggling to keep healthy amid your jam-packed college schedule? You’re not alone.

One of the keys to a successful college experience is prioritizing your overall health while managing your busy schedule. With classes, campus organizations, extracurriculars, and more it can be hard to find the time to find the foods and resources to maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

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At Rambler, we want to support our residents’ goals for health and wellness. That’s why we are pursuing a Fitwel certification to make sure we are providing everything our residents might need to meet their health and fitness goals. 

To help you save time and stay healthy, we’ve curated a list of five healthy restaurant choices near Rambler that meet Fitwel’s criteria for healthy food options. 

Georgia Tech students walking in Midtown

What is a Fitwel certification? 

To start, let’s tackle the main question- what is Fitwel? Fitwel is a certification focused on enhancing health and well-being in buildings and communities. According to the Fitwell website: 

Fitwel is the world’s leading certification system committed to building health for all®. Generated by expert analysis of 7,000+ academic research studies, Fitwel is implementing a vision for a healthier future where all buildings and communities are enhanced to strengthen health and well-being. 

Fitwel was originally created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention and U.S. General Services Administration. The CDC remains the research and evaluation partner for Fitwel. The Center for Active Design was selected as the licensed operator of Fitwel, charged with expanding Fitwel to the global market.

One of the pillars of a Fitwel-certified property is easy access to healthy food options. To meet Fitwel criteria, the building must be within a half-mile walking distance of at least two off-site locations that provide food and drink that meet a lengthy list of health and wellness requirements. 

These requirements range from daily fresh fruit and vegetables to meat- and plant-based proteins and no-sugar added desserts. For the full list of requirements, see the bottom of this article. 

Rambler Atlanta Gym

Fitwel Approved Healthy Food Options Near Rambler Atlanta

Eating clean and opting for healthier food and drink has a multitude of benefits. The American Heart Association stresses this:

“Eating healthy is a key way for individuals to take control of their health. Unfortunately, too many people consume too many foods high in saturated fats, added sugars, and sodium, and they eat too few fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, placing them at increased risk for cardiovascular disease.

Understanding what we feed our families and how we cook our meals is the first step to preventing and treating health conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.”  

If your goal is to make healthy choices during the school year, there are plenty of restaurants offering clean ingredients and healthy food options all within walking distance of Rambler. Here are three restaurants near Rambler that meet the Fitwel criteria, plus two extras that meet the healthy food requirements but are just a bit further than half a mile from Rambler. 

1. Poke Burri

Distance from Rambler: 3-minute walk (0.1 mile)

First up is Poke Burri, a poke shop located in the Collective Food Hall at the Coda Building. The restaurant offers fresh poke bowls, sushi burritos and a variety of secret menu options for poke enthusiasts.

Poke Burri Midtown Atlanta

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2. Kale Me Crazy 

Distance from Rambler: 7-minute walk (0.3 mile)

Kale Me Crazy is a healthy food cafe offering smoothies, pressed juice, wellness shots, salads, wraps, poke bowls and more. Each of their menu items emphasizes health and wellness – packed with vegetables, fruits, proteins and superfoods. 

Kale Me Crazy Midtown Atlanta

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3. Herban Fix

Distance from Rambler: 9-minute walk (0.4 mile)

If you’re looking for vegan and vegetarian options, Herban Fix is a vegan restaurant near campus in Midtown. The menu features fusion dishes inspired by different parts of Asia. Each of their ingredients are “premium select, fresh and aimed at good health as well as great tasting.”

4. Momonoki

Distance from Rambler: 12-minute walk (0.6 mile)

Momonoki is a unique restaurant and cafe offering Japanese-inspired dishes. Their menu includes ramen and rice bowls with a variety of proteins from cooked chicken and pork belly to raw sushi and poke.

Momonoki Atlanta

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5. Sweetgreen

Distance from Rambler: 6-minute drive (delivery available) (1 mile)

Last on our list is sweetgreen. While it’s located a bit further from campus, the restaurant is a popular spot for students looking for a healthy pick me up meal. Sweetgreen specializes in protein- and veggie-packed customizable salads that are sure to fill you up. 

We hope this article helps you better understand how living at Rambler can help you prioritize your overall health and wellness. For more information on living at Rambler, check out our website and feel free to contact our leasing team if you have any questions!


Taylor is the New Development Community Manager for Rambler Atlanta. She has 5+ years of experience in leasing and property management. In her free time, you'll find Taylor trying out a new restaurant or playing with her dog, Boujie.

May 24, 2024

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