When students of optometry learn how to fit contact lenses, there’s a good chance they pick up The Fitting Guide for Contact Lenses, a textbook co-authored by Dr. Roger F. Shaw, III of Southern Eye Center. As an authority on lens fitting, Dr. Shaw carefully scrutinizes each eye and pinpoints factors that make it a candidate for specific lenses. In addition to continually exercising his skills at Southern Eye Center, he disseminates his knowledge as an adjunct professor with three colleges of optometry. Dr. Ann Hardin Shaw joins Dr. Roger Shaw at Southern Eye Center, contributing expertise in the areas of nutrition and vision care for children with special needs. The duo draws on a full repertoire of ocular measurement equipment to determine prescriptions, prep eyes for corrective LASIK surgery, or tailor comfortably curved pairs of contact lenses or eye umbrellas.:m]]
Wild Tiger's band of experienced yoga and fitness teachers leads a diverse collection of classes all week. The studio’s schedule of classes offers sessions suitable for most ability levels, including yin yoga, which utilizes longer-held stationary poses to target the body's connective tissues around the hips, the pelvis, and the lower spine, helping Elvis impersonators to increase range of gyration. The studio temperature dials up to a balmy 95–105 degrees during one-hour hot-yoga sweat sessions that help muscles to melt into deep, healing postures while ridding the body of harmful toxins. BodyTrim classes sculpt lean physiques with circuit-style training, focusing on a continuous rotation of exercises that build strong cores and improve cardiovascular and mental endurance, and dance-infused Zumba classes feature easy-to-follow steps set to energizing tunes to burn calories and tone lower bodies, providing a more effective and authentic Latin-flavored workout than reenacting scenes from Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights.
Geaux CrossFit builds physical skills and delivers dramatic fitness results with CrossFit’s style of short, intense, and creative workouts. The CrossFit program whips fitness-forward men and women into optimal shape with a range of maximum-intensity, functional exercises, giving students the strength and confidence to stand up to the 5 year old who knocked over their sandcastle. Routines conjure sweat with pull-ups, crunches, and Terminator-esque powerlifting or build balance and coordination with basic gymnastics. Students will struggle up climbing ropes and demolish condemned buildings by swinging giant kettlebells into their crumbling foundations.
The body-sculpting sessions and up-to-date facilities at Fitness Concepts of Baton Rouge reward women of all ages and ambitions with the means to stay active and run circles around their fitness goals. Muscle mavens nudge convivial trainees closer to their peak physiques with intense boot camp workouts available three days a week. Each camper's sweat regimen is prescribed based on individual fitness and the ability to lift and shake the change out of minivans. Trainees also receive a comprehensive fitness assessment and personalized nutrition plan to supplement the routines of boot camp and the bootless beyond.
On a given evening, high-octane beats pulse inside the studios of Geaux Body. Here, enthusiastic instructors lead dance classes that blend upbeat world rhythms with seamless choreography. Participants torch up to 800 calories per session by fusing fitness, entertainment, and culture into one lively workout. Routines change daily to help sculpt lean muscles while toning, legs, tummies, and cores.
While Geaux Body promotes its unique of big-beat fitness it also focuses on other disciplines. Ugeauxlates group classes challenge participants to relieve tension by melding Pilates, yoga, and core training all in one session. The facility also lets students design their own dance classes based on their interests and foot genealogy. Those looking to modify their lifestyles beyond fitness training may enroll in nutritional behavior modification classes, which teach participants how to maintain a diet that stabilizes and prevents blood sugars from spiking and crashing. An in-house protein-smoothie mix and natural supplements sold onsite complement students' exercise regimens.
The Israeli Defense Forces don't just choose any system of self-defense as their specialty. When they're teaching new recruits how to defend themselves in hand-to-hand combat, they favor the grappling and countering techniques of krav maga. And the IDF isn't alone: law enforcement agencies and intelligence organizations around the world have chosen krav maga as their official fighting system.
Add Baton Rouge Krav Maga to that growing list. The studio's instructors have designed a series of classes that introduce students to the fighting style's combat techniques in a noncompetitive environment. Even as they teach specific targeting attacks, the instructors help students understand the psychology of a street confrontation and demonstrate ways to avoid violent altercations. In addition to their core offerings, Baton Rouge Krav Maga also offers an array of non-self-defense classes to sculpt ripping muscles and notch up fitness levels.