Feel the Beat Fitness’s Dance Trance classes evoke a high-energy club with vibrant lighting and up-tempo tunes ranging from hip-hop to rock-‘n’-roll. No more than 25 trainees sweat to the beat in each class as instructors lead cardio-centric workouts that demand as many as 5,000 surefire steps in one hour’s time—the same number required to break in a new pair of flippers. Currently, the studio’s class offerings include DT Breakdown, in which students learn one or two choreographed routines, and DT Jam, which eschews choreography in favor of free-form dances designed to summon sweat downpours. Classes on the current schedule take place in the evenings on Monday–Friday, and on Saturday mornings.
Arkansas Golf Center is one of the largest public driving ranges in the state with more than 100 tee stations, a golf learning academy, a 7,000-square-foot pro shop, and more. Groupon golfers can enjoy a Tour Quality fitting ($50 value) to find out what club length, swing weight, and style of paisley knickers best suit their particular panache on the course. Novice swingers and golf gurus alike can improve their skills with the V1 Pro digital video lesson ($70 value) led by one of the Golf Center’s qualified instructors, who employ the help of high-speed digital video cameras and the advanced swing analysis technology of the V1 Pro Digital Coaching System software to break down swing mechanics. Arkansas Golf Center offers classes in various locations, including the indoor air-conditioned video-lesson bay and the 27-acre driving range.
When she was a kid, yearly family visits to California persuade Johanna Epps to move west as soon as possible. En route in 2001, she attended her first yoga class in Phoenix. Within a year, she had quit her job to teach the exercise form. After wracking up extensive training experience and meeting all but one California Raisin, Johanna moved back to Arkansas, where she founded Go Inside Yoga Studio. Here, she teaches vinyasa-style yoga classes for beginner and intermediate students, with an emphasis on hard work.
While she picked up her yogic training on her travels, Johanna's studio has been in her family for generations. Originally called Ma Tuckers, the joint served Southern-style fare to students and factory workers. Although the ghosts of grits and greens still haunt the hallways, Johanna's studio has been completely remodeled by her father to suit her yogic practices.
Although Patrice Collins works alongside a team of medical doctors and laser specialists, she wields her own secret healing weapon: massage therapy. The licensed practitioner soothes stress and assuages sore or injured muscles with a range of massage techniques, including the taps, kneads, and clogging routines of Swedish massage and the concentrated pressure of the deep-tissue technique. Whereas Patrice deals with tissues, joints, and muscles, the rest of the SkinStar staff works on aesthetics, erasing wrinkles and tattoos with noninvasive lasers or nixing uncontrollable acne with a Spectra Peel.
The certified instructors and black belts at Grandmaster Hans Martial Arts of Central Arkansas do more than just teach their students how to kick and hit. Instead, their sparring lessons in various arts––including jujitsu and tae kwon do––are designed to build confidence, teach bravery, and instill self-discipline. They do so for adults as well as kids, who can also take advantage of the facility's active after-school program.
Dr. Brent Scroggins wants to help people feel more comfortable in their skin. That's why he employs Zerona, a patented body-contouring system that uses low-level lasers to zap unwanted fat from hips, thighs, and waists. The process, which results in visible inch loss, has received myriad media accolades, appearing on The Dr. Oz Show, Extra, The Doctors, and Nightline.