Helmed by certified personal-fitness specialist and avid marathon runner John Thurmond, Thurmond Fitness helps clients achieve and exceed fitness goals with one-on-one training and motivating boot camps. Lindsey Mathes is a level 1 Crossfit certified trainer who is able to adapt to every client's workout plan, regardless of fitness level. The other trainers—one a Golden Gloves champion and former Olympic boxing team member, one an arena-football player and coach for elite athletes—empower their students with hands-on sessions in private, uncrowded gyms. They also lead outdoor TruFit boot camps throughout the area.
After transforming their bodies into rippling masses of sinew, pupils enlist the expertise of licensed massage therapist Naomi Jagim, who reduces the risk of injury with Swedish massage, deep-tissue treatments, and magic tricks with muscle knots.
Operating according to the belief that all children deserve a safe and nurturing childhood, ACH Child and Family Services strives to protect children from abuse, neglect, and family separation. All programs—whether they try to keep children and families together or provide healing homes for children who can’t live with their families—work toward the goal of helping children live healthy, productive lives. ACH’s programs serve more than 3,000 children, youths, and families each year, and an additional 14,000 youths receive critical safety information through outreach and education services.
With more than 30 years of experience behind them, the staff at Life Shots Photography captures memorable moments both in the studio and outdoors. In addition to classic family portraits, the pro shutterbugs specialize in high-school senior portraits, business headshots, and wedding photography. Their children and infant portrait sessions are personalized with a cache of cute props, including flowers and winter sleighs.
A Fort Worth fixture for five decades, Cowboy Cleaners deploys its finest dry-cleaning methods to tidy up clients’ clothing. At five locations, staffers excise stains from suits, ties, jeans, and dresses with ease and swiftness. Household items also receive a thorough dirt purging, leaving comforters to once again swaddle their owners and tablecloths to stop tempting guests to play connect the dots with their stains.
J Clinton Photography’s skilled photographers rely on their keen eyes and artful use of color and contrast to capture on-location portraits of families and kids. They also commemorate events such as engagements and weddings, snap portraits of high school seniors, and can customize their services to create keepsakes such as custom photo-cards and event announcements.
In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that prioritized personal growth over competition. Unveiled at a time when physical-education classes pushed students to focus almost exclusively on winning, Robin's program was swiftly adopted and is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide. Robin still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers aged 4 months to 12 years with gymnastics, dance, karate, and parent and child activities.
Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, allowing kids to progress at their own pace until they can finally build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build a base for lifelong social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer camps or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents Magazine.