Linda the Bra Lady, featured on The Nate Berkus Show, outfits women with bras, underwear, and other garments carefully designed to provide proper support to specific upper-body types. A wide selection of sizes, styles, and detachable compasses allow women to bolster their breasts with bras such as the Elila Jacquard soft-cup bra ($38), padded with triple-ply straps to ease shoulder pain, and the Le Mystère Soiree strapless bra ($74) to sport under elegant dresses. Harboring popular brands such as Spanx, Hanky Panky, Wacoal, Olga, and Mary Green, Linda equips bottoms with an eclectic collection of underwear ($8+) ranging from comfy basics to boyshorts and thongs. Bra-sized swimwear and bra accessories supplement the intimate selection, and all customers receive a complimentary fitting to make sure they're wearing the correct bra size and not a loose quilt of fig leaves.
Comedy Caravan corrals chuckles into a singular locale with a lineup of professional comedians performing in the Historic State Theater. This summer, the show will regale theater-goers and inconspicuous phantoms of the opera with such line-punchers as Rich Ragains, a hard-working standup and regular on The Bob and Tom Show. WLEX-TV feature reporter Lee Cruse, who has performed alongside such notable funny-bone ticklers as Jon Stewart and Bill Engvall, will also take the stage in a flurry of guffaws. Ohio native Kelly Collette, a comedienne as lauded as her name is alliterative, will emcee this year's event.
At age 7, Jung Oh Hwang began practicing martial arts in a small village in South Korea. As a young man he represented his home country at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, where he earned a silver medal in judo. At Hwang's Martial Arts, Grandmaster Hwang and his staff pass on decades of martial-arts wisdom to the next generation, instilling technical combat knowledge and imparting valuable life lessons on self-discipline, perseverance, and teamwork.
Since opening the doors in 1986, Grandmaster Hwang has dedicated both time and money to bettering the lives of others. Hwang's has raised more than $750,000 for the local community and has a named playroom in the new St. Matthews Kosair Children's hospital.
The Try Scuba class is a safe, simple way to figure out the fundamentals of marine missioning, which the passionate underwater voyagers at Louisville Dive Center have been teaching for more than 30 years. After each student displays a medical history form, towel, and swimsuit, a friendly, certified instructor will lead the class to the shallow, warm pool, where students will learn the basic tenets of underwater breathing before being allowed to plunge into the artificial pond for the duration of the session. While submerged, divers can play Frisbee and snap underwater photos of friends reenacting World War II battles in slow-motion under the sea. If goggled visions of high-fouring manatees on the open water waltz in your head, Louisville Dive Center will happily apply a $20 discount for scuba-certification classes. In addition to gaining scuba knowledge, you can gain scuba gear by presenting your Groupon at Louisville Dive Center's gear shop for 10% off a wide selection of pinnacle manufacturers like Scubapro, Oceanic, Aeris, Genesis and Sherwood.
Strong Hold Climbing Gym at Hester's Family Fitness beckons to rock clingers of all skill levels with more than 4,000 square feet of top-rope routes, bouldering, and peerless climbing classes. With padded floors throughout, Strong Hold's crew of climbers can scale the multicolored routes with no fear of hard falls, and Strong Hold equips each climber with the harness, shoes, and cliff-badger bait necessary for topping its walls. Introductory classes, taught by master stone whisperers, cover the basics of rope work, proper knots, and the techniques required for pulling on slopers or crimps.
Derby City Mixed Martial Arts, featured on ESPN as a cross-training haven for Kentucky Derby jockeys, coaches both beginners and competitive fighters. Expert instructors showcase such MMA schools as Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which teaches leveraging holds to best bigger opponents, and muay thai kickboxing, deemed The Science of Eight Limbs after its signature move of throwing a tarantula at an opponent's face. Classes on agility, cardio conditioning, boxing, and wrestling round off the roster, and open sparring times let practitioners hone their fist- and footwork.