Owned and operated by fitness consultant Kathleen Rea, Regeneration offers yoga, Pilates, yogalates, and cardio sculpt classes for keeping the body as close to its factory settings as possible. The yogalates class is the result of cross-breeding yoga and Pilates, both of which are also offered as separate classes, and is designed to maximize the body's muscle tone, improve its flexibility, and pour a fresh batch of strength into its core. During the cardio sculpt class, light weights and resistance training help tone bodies while increasing the odds of out-swimming an angry hippo. Walk-ins are welcome, but calling ahead is preferred.
At Arkansas Physical Medicine, doctors Steven Bennett and David Morse counteract pain through in-depth analysis modern therapies. Digital motion X-rays help identify the culprits behind back pain or sports injuries, while disc decompression and traction therapy help patients recover from traumatic injuries. The physicians can also offer preventative health techniques such as massage therapy, nutritional counseling, and eating a box of Band-Aids every morning.
Unity Martial Arts is the first school in Arkansas to teach Cuong Nhu, a mixed martial art with a traditional feel and no contracts. Classes are offered for kids and adults all week long. Special events and summer camps are on the website along with a class schedule and video demonstration.
The experienced trainers at CrossFit Little Rock school fitness-seekers of all levels in the fundamentals of the signature CrossFit program during Bulletproof, the required introductory course. Structured around lower-intensity cultivation of flexibility, mobility, and tissue work, the three-week, six-session program prepares students in groups of 12 or less to effectively pounce on the high-intensity fitness regimen. Classes designed to steel physiques against potential injury by ratcheting up the body's range of motion ready participants for CrossFit, which incorporates elements of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, and rowing with power-lifting moves, such as bench-pressing rolled-up strongmen. An initial 15-minute phone consultation lets certified trainers get to know clients and their ever-present Hulk Hogan apparitions while helping to establish individual goals. All students also get a 30-minute follow-up one-on-one personal assessment to track progress. Check the schedule for class times.
At Westside MMA, professional mixed-martial-arts instructors tutor students in the calorie-destroying, stress-relieving methods of attack and defense. Having trained everyone from first-timers to internationally competitive pros, the Westside MMA staff is fully equipped to teach pupils the fundamentals of kickboxing. Participants will relish a month of fun, challenging workouts while getting their gloves on proper punch and kick techniques, blocking skills, and footwork drills designed to make full-contact ballroom dancing less intimidating. In addition to forging a stronger core and increasing flexibility in its practitioners, kickboxing can help build confidence, and as a practical self-defense method, it has proved to be 100% more effective than carrying around a balloon with a scary face drawn on it.
Inside Barefoot Studio's spacious, 4,000-square-foot facility, instructors guide students through a variety of yoga classes according to experience levels in two separate practice spaces. The studio’s team of studied yoga instructors lead students through a seven-day schedule of morning and evening 90-minute stretch sessions, including a beginners' class to acquaint newbies with the foundational postures and breathing exercises necessary for more advanced classes. Veterans gather for Hot Fusion Yoga classes in a 92- to 95-degree room, letting the heat maximize their flexibility and appreciation for January. Hatha and Vinyasa classes are also available. Yin Yoga instructors help students target the deep connective tissues surrounding the joints and the muscles around the hips, pelvis, and lower back by holding postures for 3–10 minutes at a time. Though the studio hosts educational workshops and special events, this Groupon is only valid for 90-minute yoga classes.