Peek into Expressions Studio’s deep-red space, and you'll spy ladies of all stripes—cheerful friends trying something new, plucky mothers hoping to get into shape, and confident businesswomen seeking to let off some steam after work. The instructors welcome women of all ages and athletic ability into their private pole-dancing studio, where they offer classes and private instructional parties for beginners and seasoned dancers alike. They lead students through basic spins, climbs, and transitions before moving onto more difficult moves, such as tricky sit-ups where you use your elbows and graceful twirls where you must name 10 US presidents before your feet touch the floor. During Vertically Fit classes, they shift the focus of the lesson from erotic dancing to pole exercises that tone abs, legs, and arms. The instructors also offer open pole sessions, where students can utilize the studio's six stationary, professional-grade Lil' Mynx poles and three petite poles to practice moves on their own.
Celebrating its 36th year as an official NCAA bowl game, the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl pits the Mountain West and ACC Conferences against one another in savage gridiron combat. Guests start out in December with an invitation to the bowl's announcement party, where they'll learn firsthand which teams will compete without having to rely on fallible testimony or free-floating horse mouths. On the day of the game, fans can skirt stadium congestion with shuttle passes, parking at the St. Vincent or Pierre Bossier malls and riding to the venue in style. Sideline-bench tickets ensure enviable views of the on-field heroics, which will be televised on ESPN. After the game, shuttles drive back to the mall, returning guests to their cars or homes in store-window displays.
Licensed massage therapist Tammy Coggins works to fight stress and pain with deep-tissue, Swedish, and lymphatic-drainage massage techniques. Coggins performs additional modalities including craniosacral therapy, designed to lengthen and align the spine, and visceral manipulation, during which she applies soft force to the connective tissues.
Sharing studio space, Gorilla Fitness and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Shreveport/Bossier imparts different fitness techniques to its students, with the ultimate goal of students carrying their teachings into their everyday lives. Over on the Gorilla side of things, personal trainers instruct exercisers in one-on-one sessions. The trainers put emphasis on working out the whole body instead of just quickly prepping clients for slinky summerwear, including focusing on habits and lifestyle. They see the human body as a machine that needs to be reprogrammed in order to see lasting results. Meanwhile, students at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Shreveport/Bossier learn the Gracie style of martial arts, which gets bodies and minds to work together to affect change, just like a movie set in a high school gets rival cliques to work together to plan prom.
Sifu James Carinio of Tiger On The Red garnered tutelage from 10th-degree black-belt Grand Master Johnny Lee, and shares his 20 years of explorations with eager pupils. Although it provides training for adults in sparring, traditional Chinese weaponry, and Chinese exercise ball juggling, the pride of Tiger On The Red is found in its Tiny Tigers program for children ages 5 to 8. Customers can take an unlimited number of classes, which emphasize family, honor, and respect as well as basic kung-fu techniques, over three months. Like competitive toe wrestlers, students get a uniform to wear and are expected to consistently adhere to the rules of conduct.
Fairfield Family Clinic's licensed medical doctor, Neil Halim, promotes well being with yearly checkups that prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases. At the beginning of the checkup, Dr. Halim will perform a complete blood count to screen for infection and anemia and ensure that each platelet has been paired with a swimming buddy. Next, a lipid panel reviews the patient's cholesterol levels and risk of heart attack, and a blood-pressure reading reveals high or low blood pressure. Checkups culminate in Chem 12 testing, which scans vital organs such as the heart and liver, making sure they're performing at optimal levels and still under warranty.