Health & Fitness in Oxford

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A member of the American Dental Association and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The Oxford Center’s Dr. Wooten applies more than 30 years of experience to carrot chompers and their aesthetic ambitions, producing dazzlingly white ammo for DMV photos and daily grinning. Consultations (a $100 value) begin with a discussion about smile concerns, including any changes patients might wish to see in their mouth’s treasured range of molar mountains. After taking a photo of the smiling client posing atop a fine Arabian mare while pointing boldly toward the future, Dr. Wooten uses digital cosmetic imaging to demonstrate what kind of enhancements are possible through further cosmetic treatment, including changes to tooth color, shape, and gum-line characteristics.

1605 University Ave
Oxford,
MS
US

Marascalco Dermatology Clinic, led by Dr. John A. Marascalco, banishes unwanted hair using modern laser equipment operated by friendly and experienced professionals. In a 30-minute laser hair-removal session, an epidermis expert targets rogue follicles dwelling along bikini lines (a $150/session value) or under arms (a $125/session value) with laser beams designed to penetrate epidermal terrain in order to uproot strands safely and effectively. The treatment reduces unwelcome fuzz and can prevent future regrowth and the formation of power-ballad-prone hair bands. Marascalco Dermatology Clinic’s hospitable depilation gurus strive to provide each skin owner with compassionate dermatologic care, keeping skills sharp with ongoing training and by adopting new technology.

1194 S 18th Street Ext
Oxford,
MS
US

Tucked northwest of Sardis Lake just above John W. Kyle State Park, Mallard Pointe Golf Course showcases undulating bermuda-grass fairways that offer sweeping views of the area's towering trees. Designed by Bob Cupp, the course’s layout challenges players with back-to-back par 5s on the lengthy 6th and 7th holes, as well as on the 10th and 16th holes, requiring players to break at least once for s’mores while trekking from tee to green. Before hitting the fairways, swingers can take advantage of an extensive practice area consisting of a 350-yard driving range with six target greens and 100 hitting stations, a 10-acre grass-tee area, and a practice fairway bunker.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par-72 course * Length of 7,004 yards * Course rating of 73.8 * Slope rating of 131 * Four tee options * Scorecard

3037 State Park Rd
Sardis,
MS
US

Lawrence Muruako is waging a full-on rebellion against the obesity epidemic. With a degree in exercise science from Ole Miss and a personal-trainer certification from the American Council of Exercise, he brings an extensive body of fitness knowledge to the battle.

Lawrence’s boot camps begin with an evaluation for each student, taking complex measurements that move beyond waist size, such as muscle to fat ratio. Armed with that knowledge, he leads sessions filled with plyometrics and cardio exercises, challenging students to negotiate obstacle courses and sweat through interval training. For guests with physical limitations, Lawrence tweaks the sessions, ensuring that his students can work safely toward their goals, whether they are to lose weight, build muscle, increase endurance, or finally get the confidence to ask the boss if casual Friday can include mascot costumes.

413 South 14th Street
Oxford,
MS
US

Named to the 2010 PGA President's Council on Growing the Game, The Country Club of Oxford's head pro Ricky Hamilton hones the swings of seasoned and nascent golfers alike. Over the course of two private 45-minute lessons (a $65 value each), students learn proper stance and gripping techniques, as well as the precise angle at which to sport a jaunty pom-pommed cap. Using high-tech video equipment, Hamilton helps clients achieve optimal ball-walloping form, fine-tuning misaligned swings, adjusting out-of-whack slices, and redirecting sputtering putts with the patience of a seasoned lemming wrangler. Though private lessons are generally offered Tuesday–Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., patrons may schedule later appointments if necessary, as well as team up with a buddy for shared sessions. Players should bring their own clubs.

3888 Majestic Oaks Dr
Oxford,
MS
US