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With the help of a team of trainers, owner of Cover All Bases, Chris Gay, gives little-leaguers a leg up on the competition. During his clinics, he spends much of the time working on the sport's most essential motion?the swing?in private hitting lessons. But to help build all-around athletes he and his four trainers lead sessions geared toward pitching, fielding, catching, and the closely related art of hitting softballs. A high school athlete himself who went on to pitch for the University of Texas at Arlington and double-A minor league baseball with the Chicago White Sox for 2 1/2 seasons, his love for the game shines through in his training sessions. "(I) love teaching baseball to kids and helping them make their high school teams," he says.

Business Basics

Established: 1997

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Parking lot

Reservations/Appointments: Optional

Most popular offering: Private hitting lessons and token cards

Pro Tip: It's more comfortable when you bring your own bat

Good for Kids: Yes

Walk-ins Welcome: Yes

2025 S Cooper St
Arlington,
TX
US

A neighborhood is most often defined by its people, its businesses, and its recreational facilities. Arlington Parks and Recreation is dedicated to making Arlington a more enjoyable place to spend time with your family in the great outdoors. Scattered throughout the city, the affiliated parks, swimming pools, and athletic centers summon people to get moving. Have a picnic, play a game of horseshoes, and wander down a wooded path at your local park, or jump into the nearest swimming pool to escape the heat of a hot summer day. Families can also take part in a variety of special events throughout the year such as Light Up Arlington, when the entire city celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, and Ecofest, which teaches environmental awareness with do-it-yourself ecological demonstrations.

717 W Main St
Arlington,
TX
US

Zachary Lewis and Hope Song are a malefactor?s worst nightmare. Both black belts in tae kwon do, they have been teaching others their kicking, blocking, and striking secrets for 18 and 10 years respectively. Today, they share their expertise with students at Arlington Martial Arts, focusing on the lessons of discipline, self-defense, and respect that the fighting style ingrains. For adults, they also offer Forge Fitness classes, which combine cardio kickboxing and boot camp with nutrition analyses to help clients achieve weight-loss and fitness goals.

1902 W Pioneer Pkwy
Arlington,
TX
US

Climbers negotiate a web of routes that snake up walls that stretch as far as 25 feet toward the roof inside Dyno-Rock Climbing Center’s cavernous, air-conditioned space. The center sprawls to 16,000 square feet in all, including 2,000 square feet dedicated exclusively to bouldering. Climbers of all stripes will find challenges suited to their skill level, from straightforward routes with large handholds for beginners to inverted ceiling climbs for advanced spider people. The center’s staff also regularly scrambles the routes and handholds to keep climbers on their toes. All first-time visitors must take a quick course that helps them climb confidently, understand gym rules, and ensure a safe experience for everyone in the gym.

608 E Front St.
Arlington,
TX
US

United Performing Arts Company offers quality instruction with a professionally trained staff in all styles of dance, strong technique training, a loving environment for all students, and clean, age-appropriate choreography. We offer classes for students age 2 to 18 in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop and more!

2304 W Park Row Dr
Pantego,
TX
US

At Absolute Boxing & Personal Training for Women, personal trainers with vast martial-arts experience, including UFC manager Francois Nguyen, help men, women, and children of all skill levels get into fine fighting form. The team combines the fundamentals of boxing and kickboxing into heart-thumping sessions capable of incinerating calories, toning muscles, and arming students with the self-defense techniques necessary to ward off bullies. Personal trainers expand upon fight-based conditioning with yoga instruction, massage therapy, and a promise to hold clients accountable for the goals they set, such as running 10 miles or high-fiving 10 strangers each day.

955 N Cooper St
Arlington,
TX
US