The state-of-the-art equipment, convenient amenities, and variety of exercise classes at Courthouse Racquet & Fitness's six locations earned the club several of Jackson Free Press's Urban Living awards in 2011 and 2012, including Best Fitness Center/Gym and Best Yoga Instructor. Visit the flagship Lakeland location to swim in a pool of professional athletic proportions. Explore the 13,000-square-foot Madison 51 facility's yoga, spin, and boot-camp classes or the Northeast center's indoor and outdoor tennis courts.
The newest location in Brandon boasts more than 100 treadmills, elliptical machines, rowers, and other pieces of cardio equipment. Women can take advantage of the Downtown site's ladies-only cardio area. Three locations offer childcare, and the Byram facility has launched an afterschool program, where kids can do arts and crafts and engage in healthy physical activities in an environment devoid of teddy-bear drill instructors.
Led by Leslie Jetton Tullos, 1994's Miss Mississippi USA, Beautiful Image of Jackson's skilled technicians help clients to maintain a youthful look with fusions of microcurrent technology and elastin therapy, free of the pain associated with surgery or injections. Treatments infuse the skin with gentle microcurrents—set to a level similar to the body's natural electrical current to keep from tripping cellular fuse-boxes—that work to improve circulation, hydrate skin, and draw an elastin-boosting serum to the deepest layers of the epidermis.
Each session helps to lift and tone muscles and aid in the reduction of fat, cellulite, and stretch marks. Unencumbered by any downtime, patients bound back home or to the office without any redness, ready to flaunt amplified loveliness in their next snapshots or family daguerreotypes.
Doctor of Chiropractic Billie King Shaw and the staff at Armstrong Chiropractic pride themselves on providing advanced pain-relief treatments. One such technique, rapid-release therapy, uses planar waves to break up scar tissue into scar confetti. Once that happens, soft-tissue aches such as muscle spasms, tendinosis, and carpal tunnel syndrome have a good chance of feeling better. Before any treatment is scheduled, Dr. Shaw performs a chiropractic exam and takes x-rays to pinpoint the problem.
One of the only Anusara-based yoga studios in the area, Butterfly Yoga helps yogis connect with their inner triple-threat of body, heart, and mind using expressive postures and meditation. As deep stretches are reached and sweet-scented perspiration is released, students can find themselves reaching deeper spiritual awareness and discarding old habits. With more than 15 classes held each week, students of all skill levels can find a time in the morning, afternoon, or evening to develop their flexibilities and sensibilities.
Dr. Michael Carter and his staff have been brightening smiles and buffing mouthscapes for 30 years. During a 15-minute consultation, receive custom tray impressions for applications of touch-up gel. Then, in the Zoom! session, ivory polishers will need a full hour and 45 minutes to imbue chompers with the whiteness necessary to blind oncoming traffic. During the treatment, a dental doyen will slather teeth with a blanching gel and expose them to a custom-made light for 15-minute increments, the combined effect of which can whiten teeth up to eight shades. Patients can watch TV or recite the numerals of pi while the gel sets in, helping them remain comfortable for two treatment cycles.
Pilates is a low-impact total-body discipline that uses resistance machines, stretching, and controlled breathing patterns to make the body looser, lither, and healthier. All of The Pilates Place's instructors are certified in Pilates instruction and attentive to the individual needs of muscles and their masters. Pilates classes help anyone improve their whole health, from muscle to mind, and no fitness experience is necessary. It's never too late to avert the fate that befell the semi-gelatinous blobfish. Because today's deal is valid for the personalized group mat and reformer classes at the eponymous place, students can sample each style and take their favorite, whilst masochists can sample each style and take the opposite. To ensure the best returns on the bendy investment, Groupon students will also receive one individual lesson, which makes their instruction even more personal with guaranteed one-on-one time and expert pointers, pinkies, and ring fingers.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Celtic Heritage Society's CelticFest brings together traditional music, dance, art, and culture to Mississippians with live performances and special booths from local vendors. On Friday night, 15 acts will perform on five indoor and three outdoor stages from 7:00 p.m. through 12:00 a.m., reliving the Gaelic tradition of settling conflicts with a Battle of the Bands. Catch international acts including Scottish songwriter Brian McNeill or Irish pluckers The Fuchsia Band performing Celtic-style tunes from their native lands. Eclectic locals, Wild Irish Roots, will fuse traditional Celtic music with American staples such as bluegrass, rock, and star-spangled banners. Revelers can redeem their tickets for premium beers such as Guinness (5 tickets), domestic brews (4 tickets), or cool bottles of water (2 tickets).
St. Dominic's mission-based health care delivers high-tech healing services with a human touch, promoting the well-being of body, mind, and spirit with each treatment. Unlike some spa massages, which tumble-dry all backs regardless of instructions, this deep-healing therapeutic massage is customized to individual needs to rejuvenate spines gently. The spa’s trained massage therapists help relieve stress and tension, while increasing blood flow to out-of-reach extremities, and imbuing limbs with Gumby-like pliability and poise. A relaxing ambience pervades the spa, which also provides complimentary valet parking.
The mission of Pilates V Studio is to enrich lives through movement. The staff utilizes a large catalog of equipment in pursuit of this goal, from stability balls and kettle bells to gondola poles and magic circles, so named for their ability to make sharp table corners disappear. Their principal apparatus, however, is the reformer. As they position guests aboard the resistance-training machine, the certified instructors customize their instructions, depending on each client's history and fitness aims. Their one-hour classes and private sessions accommodate students of all ages and skill levels, working to bolster core muscles, enhance posture, and improve flexibility with traditional Pilates exercises. The studio is highly professional; utilizes state of the art equipment; and employees highly qualified instructors who work and responsive to the needs and ability levels of clients.
At Body In Balance Healthcare, Doctor of Chiropractic Laura Stubbs keeps her ailing patients far from unnecessary drugs and surgery. Instead, she takes a holistic approach to healing sciatica, lower-back pain, headaches, and auto injuries. When treating patients from infants to senior citizens, Dr. Stubbs employs chiropractic adjustments to gently eliminate pressure on the vertebrae. She also supports strained muscles with SpiderTech kinesiology taping therapy. Body in Balance also offers relaxing 30- and 60-minute massages, which use the client's preferred method of gentle Swedish strokes, deep-tissue kneads, or tap-dancing across their backs while juggling hot stones to relieve pressure and pain.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 1,800 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
Some people prefer to pursue personal transformation in the privacy of their own home; others need to leave their home behind to seek change. Sassy Fitness's instructors cater to both sorts of students, with pole-dancing classes held either in their studio or brought to living rooms and offices. For mobile classes, they bring along a variety of poles and are able to accommodate most schedules. They teach small group classes or work with students one-on-one, beginning with light exercises to build upper body strength and simple moves to boost confidence.
Chiropractors Doctors of Chiropractic David N. Tullos and Antoinette M. Mayers correct an array of symptom-aggravating imbalances. X-rays, neurological tests, and orthopedic tests diagnose potential issues. Instead of relying on drugs, surgery, and TV doctors, chiropractors address these findings with adjustments and therapeutic exercises. The duo have outfitted their website with a host of educational resources so patients can familiarize themselves with chiropractic's holistic approach.
Grayson and Chris, the co-owners and cohead coaches at Crossfit 601 South, have five CrossFit certifications between them. Along with a team of other certified coaches, they design a new workout each day incorporating varied, functional exercises from CrossFit’s arsenal of moves. During each class the athletes go hard—repping out Olympic lifts and pushups or running, rowing, and performing plyometrics during Workouts of the Day (WODs), which change each day.
At Lakeshore Dental Group, Dr. John P. Gillespie leads a friendly, professional team that maintains and beautifies smiles with a gamut of dental services. Dr. Gillespie, a lieutenant colonel and senior dentist of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, dedicates himself to administering care to fellow Mississippians with oral surgery, orthodontics, and Zoom! whitening treatments to leave smiles as attractive as anything covered in gravy.