Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing With the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
The team at Memphis MMA is made up of instructors who are experts in their chosen disciplines—and even counts Royce and Rodrigo Gracie, relatives of jiu jitsu pioneer Helio Gracie, among their numbers. The facility conducts age-appropriate group programs in martial arts styles from around the world to hone self-defense skills, as well as providing mental and physical benefits. In addition to Gracie jiu jitsu, the facility trains students in muay Thai kickboxing, karate, krav maga, wrestling, and other techniques.
Dr. Carol Wright-Smith and Dr. Dale Smith spread their chiropractic wizardry—developed in the Palmer College of Chiropractic—across two offices located in Cordova and Oakland. When they're not treating vertebral subluxations with adjustments, on-site x-rays, or cervical-traction sessions, the two enjoy wearing hats made of counterfeit cheese and rooting for the Green Bay Packers. Each Smith Chiropractic Clinic location also houses licensed massage therapists, who are extensively trained to pamper guests with full-body, chair, hot-stone, and prenatal massages.
Equipment: Kettelbells, barbells, medicine balls, free weights, Rogue Fitness
Students should bring: Water bottle, towel
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
For Dr. Michael Bibb, pain is like a grease fire where prevention is the best strategy for dealing with it. He takes a proactive approach to health, nipping pain and illness in the bud with chiropractic adjustments and nutrition information designed to keep the body functioning properly. When pain does occur, he treats symptoms by triggering the body’s self-healing mechanism to correct such conditions as headaches, dizziness, ADD, and digestive issues.