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.
Born from a desire to optimize fitness through a balance of training and support, Elite Performance and Fitness harbors a team of certified trainers dedicated to designing individual programs that achieve measurable results. One-hour group fitness classes meet on a six-day schedule, and each fosters the camaraderie needed to push exercisers through tough routines or unexpected patches of studio-floor quicksand. Zumba torches calories with a high-energy, Latin dance-inspired routine, and BodyPump sets a weightlifting routine of squats, lunges, and chest presses to a soundtrack of bumping tunes. Settle feuds with your imaginary friend during noncontact Turbo Kick classes, or follow a female instructor through fat-blasting routines during Boot(y) Boot Camp sessions.
Ageless Health & Fitness Center's expert trainers keep senior citizens and baby boomers finely tuned with age-appropriate exercises executed in a full-service gym facility operated by a physical therapist with more than 30 years of experience. A two-month membership invites health enthusiasts of any level to explore the exercise emporium that helps keep attitudes and bodies youthful with bench presses, treadmills, and cryogenic stair climbers. Healthy bites from the downstairs bistro help exercisers refuel, and hard-earned sweat can be washed away beneath an individual shower in the spa-inspired locker rooms. The upper level provides a spacious wonderland for group exercise classes (not included in the price of today's Groupon), including yoga and tai chi, which allow guests to expand their mind, balance their body, and practice dangling from the rafters by their toes.
Savage strands are tamed at Ooh La La, where licensed cosmetologists mold mussed-up hair into straighter forms. During the keratin complex smoothing treatment, hair cuticles are infused with k-power to promote healing, occlude environmental toxins, and block the tousling tendencies of humidity and lightning strikes. The two- to three-hour keratin treatment (longer and more intensive than the procedure listed on the website) produces smoother, shinier, and silkier hair that's easier to maintain than a suede scuba suit. The gentle process fine-tunes frizz and curls for all hair types; results typically last from three to six months.
Brandon Mazander learned in the military a myriad of ways to keep fit, while Celestee Wilson acquired expert knowledge through her years as a college volleyball player and her masters degree in kinesiology. Together they co-own BAM CrossFit and lead training sessions that focus on high-intensity exercises using functional movements such as lifting, pulling, and waving away pumpkin pie after Thanksgiving. Mixing up routines to keep disinterest at bay, their classes work out all muscle groups by executing diverse exercises such as gymnastics, weightlifting, and rope climbing.
Dr. John Cloud, a recognized Master in the Academy of General Dentistry and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, has been tending to local teeth since 1983. Roll out your tongue-red carpet for a comprehensive dental exam ($46), with one of Dr. Cloud's skilled hygienists exploring the terrain of your toothy forest for cavity caverns or plaque mines. X-rays (up to a $55 value, depending on the number of x-ray bitewings used) will offer an in-depth insight into the contours of your canines and positioning of the molar solar system, while a cleaning ($71 for adults, $57 for children) will leave pearly whites polished and pristine. For patients who haven't visited the dentist in awhile, Dr. Cloud and his staff may opt to perform a full-mouth debridement ($125) instead of just a regular cleaning, with patients undergoing a more intensive scrub-down of chompers to eliminate buildup of bacon bits or "Dole/Kemp '96" stickers within the teeth.
Little Rock Eye Clinic examines visitors' eyes with the precision gained from more than 55 years of continuous eye-care experience, offering full exams and a collection of designer glasses for the stylish seer. For the eye examination, eyeballs are gently regarded by one of the clinic’s physicians, who looks for the presence of cataracts and checks the pressure of the eye for pre-glaucoma. Prescriptions are written based on the acuity test, previous prescriptions, and the eyeballs' ability to memorize the visual encyclopedia on a time limit. Once peepers are swathed in the reassuring glow of a prescription, customers are able to browse through accessories for the perfect set of glassy shields. Experienced opticians aid in picking out glasses from the myriad of designer labels, using the prescription to designate single vision lenses for fashionable Vogue frames ($210 on average) or a lightweight Dior spectacle set ($420 on average), with upgrades to the lenses available for additional costs. With the thinnest and lightest weight products available, opticians also boast a speedy service, with a possible same-day turnaround to ensure spectacle seekers can resume chronic winking from behind the gleaming new frames.