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.
At age 7, Jung Oh Hwang began practicing martial arts in a small village 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 pass on decades of martial-arts wisdom to the next generation, instilling technical combat knowledge and imparting valuable life lessons on self-discipline, perseverance, and teamwork.
Since opening the doors in 1986, Grandmaster Hwang has dedicated both time and money to bettering the lives of others. 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.
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.
Outdoors Inc. is a one-stop shop for outdoor gear and apparel. With a vast stock of goods from brands such as Patagonia, The North Face, Mountain Hardwear, Arc'teryx, and more, there's no shortage of trustworthy items to layer atop your torso, snuggle inside of, or grapple with over a sheer cliff's face. Socks from Smart Wool (up to $20) protect the other end of the human form in a variety of sweat-wicking, cozy options. Customers can pack a peck of pickled peppers in a purse from Kavu ($40 and under) or slip safely into a pair of women's classic argyle Uggs ($140). Find all sorts of accoutrements, from Wilderness Systems Tarpon kayaks ($749), Arbor Slater Koa skateboards ($179.95), and North Face venture jackets ($99) to Vibram FiveFingers Bikila shoes ($100) and perennially fashionable headlamps ($50) in time for your annual hiking trip into the Pacific Ocean with the nature-ready goods at Outdoors Inc.
The Jackson Generals snag flies, slam homers, and take on Southern League rivals in pursuit of a 2011 championship. Clutching four general-admission tickets, fans attending Pringles Park can catch nine innings and swiftly approaching foul balls at any Generals home game until August 31. Attendees can refuel with two concessions packages featuring a choice of three items, such as slices of pizza, bags of peanuts, and bags of Cracker Jacks. Reap additional benefits on one of the Generals' special promotions nights, delighting in $1 concessions on Thrifty Thursdays, and postgame firework displays after weekend contests.
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.
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.