Yoga Center of Jackson channels the energy of its peaceful, brightly lit studio into classes tailored to all fitness and ability levels. Groupon users can choose from Beginner Basics, Gentle Yoga, Intermediate, Advanced, Pilates, and Prenatal yoga sessions taught throughout the week. Each class is designed to improve flexibility, joint mobility, strength, and SAT vocabulary throughout the skeletal, muscular, and nervous system. Practitioners searching for the core stability of a mutual-fund-invested cedar tree can join a Pilates class, and those looking to oil rusty joints can try a Gentle Yoga class. Prenatal yoga classes offer alignment relief to mothers with swelling Buddha bellies, and Beginner Basics teaches new yogis the benefits of improved posture, breath work, and handy semaphore contortions.
The CI-certified trainers and counselors at Curves help women lose weight and tone muscles. Unlimited circuit classes increase heart rates with cardiovascular exercise as well as strength training, and Zumba classes blend Latin-style dancing with a traditional workout to prove that fusion is more than just sushi tacos and Labradoodles. A circle of hydraulic resistance machines engineered specifically for women's bodies are interspersed with cardiovascular recovery boards, where sweat savants focus on keeping up an optimal heart rate. An experienced instructor monitors the room to help students with equipment and to guard the door against cootie-carrying boys.
TeamCurnow is run by a group of wellness-minded women, led by owner and fitness trainer Amy Curnow. Amy and the trainers at Teamcurnow help the women stay fit and healthy through group fitness classes, personal training, and nutritional guidance.
Chief Instructor Mike Cochran is a living contradiction of the idiom that “those who can’t do, teach.” Having spent 23 years in the U.S. Army, including 11 as an operator with the 1st SFOD-D Delta Force, Mr. Cochran shares his expertise by training military forces, law enforcement officials, and civilians in tactical situations at his expansive facility. His team of instructors, which comprises additional military special-forces members and former SWAT operators, oversees shooters, who learn the basics in a 100-seat classroom before practicing in one of the outdoor facilities. There, they are allowed to draw, move, and shoot in dynamic scenarios where they make use of cover and engage multiple targets.
Under the tutelage of 4th-degree black-belt sensei Sherwin Moore, students at Fudoshinka Dojo investigate the ins and outs of of martial arts during 90-minute youth and adult karate classes. Calibrated for students between the ages of 5 and 14, kids' classes combine sparring and sets with lessons on culture, etiquette, and history, leaving kids ready to defend themselves from bullies or impress guests at a bully’s garden party. Adult classes train students aged 15 and older with cardiovascular exercise, calisthenics, and self-defense tactics. In addition to physical exercise, Sensei Moore also instills reverence for the main philosphoical tenets of martial arts: self-discipline, respect, and the right to wear white after Labor Day.