Within Studio Movie Grill's expansive auditoriums, towering screens enrapture audiences seated in plush leather recliners and at dining tables. As the familiar celebrity faces in blockbuster and cult-classic features deliver Oscar-worthy lines, sneakily quiet waiters deliver meals from a full menu decorated with more than 100 items, including gourmet pizzas, smoked ribs, and cocktails infused with the spirit of Daniel Day-Lewis. Bartenders at the lobby bar dole out glasses of premium liquors, wines, and draft beer before and after shows.
At BoomerJack's Grill & Bar, diners feast on spicy and savory dishes, complemented by refreshing drinks and the frequent shouts of cheering sports fans. Appetizers include hand-battered and fried mushrooms, pickles, and the restaurant?s eponymous Boomer chips, freshly sliced jalape?os served with a homemade sauce. Chefs also sculpt a half pound of ground beef into a behemoth of a burger, adorned with aged cheddar or blue cheese crumbles. Lemon pepper or Cajun seasoning spices up a fillet of farm-raised catfish, while grilled peppers and onions top Ray?s sizzling sausage sandwich made from ground filet mignon and pork.
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
At Dynamic Dance DFW, dance steps are an afterthought. Rather than simply teach motions, instructors want to share the inspired and exhilarating moments that dance creates. To that end, they introduce students to a variety of styles such as salsa, merengue, tango, and West Coast swing, all shared in a positive and supportive environment. Once participants start to feel the rhythm, they can sharpen their moves at Saturday Night Fever dance parties, or tone during Dynama-Size exercise classes. And in the ultimate pursuit of the perfect dance-floor moment, the studio’s staff also helps couples craft a unique wedding dance that expresses their love without stuffy speeches or primal scream therapy.
Do pushups, sit-ups, jumping jacks, and squats, and then run around the building. This is just one of the many WODs (Workout of the Day) scrawled on the chalkboard at Crossfit Abattoir. High-intensity strength and conditioning workouts combine gymnastics, lifts, and endurance movements for calorie blasting and muscle sculpting. Participants vary from individuals merely looking to get in great shape to those wanting to pursue CrossFit as a competitive sport.