At CrossFit Clinton, group workouts charge the atmosphere with a communal vibe that powers members toward their last remaining reps. Each routine incorporates functional movements such as pushing, jumping, and carrying, while techniques from Olympic weightlifting and gymnastics set muscles ablaze. Though CrossFit's credo revolves around a varied lineup of high-intensity exercises, all moves are scalable and can accommodate clients of every fitness background. The gym’s head coach, Adam Rees, wields CrossFit Level 1 certification, which not only bespeaks his expertise but grants his students immediate access to VIP celebrity cage matches.
General dentist April Turnage, DMD heads up Turnage Family Dentistry, a community-minded practice that meets a spectrum of dental needs. She performs general procedures such as check-ups and cleanings, as well as cosmetic treatments that make teeth look bright and aligned. For individuals with more serious oral issues, Dr. Turnage restores smiles with dentures, partials, and implants.
Curves is a fitness center designed exclusively for women; each membership can be used toward unlimited visits as well as free weight-management classes led by trained professionals. Curves houses a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines designed to work with women's bodies to promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and cope with arthritis. Instead of guests fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches each exerciser's abilities. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, machines use push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can. Every thigh- or torso-transformer is equipped with the CurvesSmart personal-coaching system, which uses programmed information on weight, endurance level, and fitness goals to automatically calibrate the perfect challenge for individual bodies. The CurvesSmart system also delivers a postworkout rundown on the strength built and progress achieved during each session. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage machine-maneuvering and to squirt overheated guests with a Super Soaker.
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.
Dr. Billie King Shaw and the friendly staff at Armstrong Chiropractic seek out stress strongholds with adrenal tests and apply deep-tissue massage techniques to free limbs from their tormentors. A thorough consultation involving two to three specialized assessments analyzes spinal states to determine areas of concern and to identify evidence of injury from common activities such as raking leaves or juggling rakes. Dr. Shaw then investigates adrenal glands for signs of invaders that might be causing discomfort in the form of chronic fatigue, arthritis, or high blood pressure. Once pinpointed, tension becomes the target of a deep-tissue massage, with deft digits dedicating attention to specific areas of concern as specialized strokes delve below superficial layers to relieve stress in connective tissues and fascia. As residual aches fade, the therapeutic kneading can result in improved posture and an expanded range of motion, freeing bodies to once again respond appropriately to boxes that need lifting by pointing to someone else.