Instructor Paula Eure discovered Zumba for the first time on a chance trip to Atlanta with her friends. Infatuated after her first workout, Paula set to work earning her certification in the lively, Latin-inspired dance classes. Paula now leads up-tempo dance parties several days a week, and is certified to teach Zumba’s sub-styles that emphasize muscle toning and classes specifically designed for children and older participants.
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.
Stretching 6,500 yards from the back tees, Brookwood Byram Country Club's recently renovated 18-hole, par 72 course has enticed wedge wielders for more than 50 years. Test handicaps of all levels on Brookwood's links, which are ripe with obstacles including lightly pitched terrain, water hazards, and endless blades of grass. With today's deal, you and up to four friends can cruise the tree-lined fairways in an included cart, recovering balls after explosive bunker shots and overzealous drives.
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.
Quest Fitness prides itself on being a one-stop shop for exercise. Each of the three locations features strength-training and cardio equipment, personal trainers, and group fitness classes such as Zumba, spinning, and yogalates, which combines yoga and Pilates. Complementing the workouts is an array of handy amenities, including a sauna, childcare services, and a smoothie bar for freezing healthy thoughts in your brain.
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.