Park Lane's equine educators foster centaur impersonations across 300 sprawling acres of covered arenas, jumping rings, and horse-friendly turnouts. Students 2 and older settle into saddles atop lesson-ready steeds, mastering topics from rein use and verbal commands to general caretaking such as grooming and always removing horseshoes inside the house. Classes group attendees into units of three, allowing the talented staff of instructors to provide personal attention and the retired horses to remain at rest, as lessons include both mount and equipment.
To quote co-owner Christian Washington, Paramount Strength & Conditioning “pretty much trains you to excel in a man vs. orc battle from Lord of the Rings.” Christian began building Paramount’s strength-training philosophy while serving overseas in a Navy response team. Since then, he’s sharpened and refined his program with assistance from fellow trainers Kevin Becker and Stephanie Washington. Students learn the finer points of squats, deadlifts, and the snatch during classes that fuse competitive-style lifts with interval training and bare-knuckle tickle fights. With her keen understanding of what it’s like to be a woman in the weight room, co-owner Stephanie Washington created the gym’s signature Beauty By Barbell class, that relies on unique exercises and offers an approach geared towards ladies.
The J welcomes everyone, regardless of age, background, or sleep score, to enjoy more than 100,000 square feet of activity space. Members receive full access to top-notch workout equipment in addition to three basketball courts, eight lighted tennis courts, and an indoor swimming facility furnished with a lap pool and warm-water exercise pool. Feel free to liquidate your toxic assets in the sauna, flush clogged pores in the steam room, or miniaturize big-budget disaster films in the whirlpool. Membership includes enrollment in personal training and fitness classes, varying from tai chi to Muscle Activation Techniques, a course designed to identify and help strengthen weak muscle systems.
Sponsored by Dr. Pepper, the Dallas Cup XXXII excites audiences by providing a soccer showcase for the world’s most talented youth players. Over the course of seven days, teams from seven age groups will compete for a Dallas Cup championship with the hopes of etching their name in tournament history, leaving with international bragging rights and increased odds for future hacky sack careers. Delight in the family-friendly atmosphere of Pizza Hut Park while future soccer stars pass, dribble, and headball paneled orbs past the outstretched arms of leaping goalies and overzealous parents. Several games will be decided on each day of the tournament, and fans can consult the schedule to see when games will be played.
Founded in 2002, the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas provides support and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters and police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The non-profit foundation covers 16 counties in North Texas, which comprises more than 23,000 police and firefighters. To raise funds throughout the year for such an expansive area, Guns & Hoses hosts numerous charitable events, including an annual boxing tournament, golf tournament, and football championship between competitors from the police and fire departments.