At age 7, Jung Oh Hwang began practicing martial arts 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 make it their mission to promote happy and healthy lives in their community.
For the past 15 years, Grandmaster Hwang, his students, and his supporters have dedicated both time and money to supporting the lives of the HMA students and positively impacting the larger community. 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.
No one can stop the aging process, but Dr. Rudy J. Triana, Jr. has the experience and advanced training to confidently challenge Father Time. After completing his medical degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he would later return to teach as an assistant professor of surgery, Dr. Triana entered the Navy and became an acclaimed flight surgeon. He capped off his studies by gaining board certification in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology/head and neck surgery and became a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Triana has shared his expertise by authoring numerous medical articles and appearing in multiple television and print media, though he has yet to expand into skywriting.
At Triana Institute, the doctor's skilled hands perform procedures ranging from tummy tucks to face-lifts. Dr. Triana is continuously innovating new ways to help patients feel better about themselves, even developing his own skincare line. Not content with merely treating bodies’ outsides, he also created a collection of healthy, anti-aging blends of M.D. Coffee and Fibersorb, a food supplement designed to reduce calorie intake.
Though its name may conjure fantasies about sprinting down crowded streets or bench-pressing buses stalled in traffic, Urban Active Fitness grants its members abundant space in which to spread out and follow their workout proclivities. At dozens of locations across the Midwest and South, members can sculpt their bodies in whichever manner they choose—from personal training with resistance machines and free weights to group classes in cycling, Zumba, and Pilates. A number of group classes draw on the gym’s urban theme for inspiration. Urban Iron, for example, focuses on building muscles that resemble the cast-iron beams of skyscrapers, and Urban Yoga closely imitates the poses necessary to squeeze onto a subway train at rush hour.
Continental Defense Group trains students in a variety of martial-arts techniques, including Burmese boxing, Brazilian jujitsu, and Russian sambo. In the takedown class, opponents blend elements of wrestling and judo into sparring matches, and the studio's self-defense course incorporates the same techniques the military uses to train soldiers.