Arlington Life Shelter helps local individuals and families transition from homelessness with short-term shelter and support services. For 25 years, it has provided fresh beds, clean showers, and hearty meals for anyone seeking refuge from extreme weather or a night on the street, or looking for a way to gain employment and attain long-term self-sufficiency. The shelter offers 72-hour services for people who are just looking for a place to sleep and 14-day services for people who cannot work due to disability or age. For residents looking to gain stable employment, the 9- to 12-week rehabilitative program includes educational classes for children and adults, as well as job-coaching sessions to prepare for interviews and new jobs. Volunteers teach a range of skills, including classes in computer skills, parenting, and yoga. Residents can also take part in health and social-work services and access resources to help them move into transitional housing as they work toward self-sufficiency.
When Billy Corbett was still in high school in the late 1970s, he wrote letters to personal trainers in Hollywood, asking their advice on how he could become one too. Some of the trainers wrote back, giving him advice that he still remembers and utilizes today as head of Billy Corbett's RetroFit. There, he and his team of instructors lead groups through high-energy boot camps and personal-training sessions catered to individual goals. They also guide young people toward a healthy lifestyle with youth sports-conditioning classes.
The Arlington Public Library maintains a comprehensive stock of fiction and nonfiction reading materials through a network that consists of a central library and six branch libraries. Residents receive free access to borrow these materials and can use the onsite databases for research. The library also sponsors a variety of programs including public-speaking and Microsoft Excel lessons for adults, story-time sessions for preschoolers, a free-book program for new mothers to read to their children, and a Books on Wheels program that connects homebound and isolated seniors to the community.
HealthSource's team of chiropractors, licensed massage therapists, and physical trainers aid patients in shedding bodily ailments through personalized Action Plans. Staff members work closely with patients to identify sources of pain such as misaligned vertebrae, pinched nerves, arthritis, and office chairs made out of magma. Treatment Plans may prescribe daily exercises as well as spinal adjustments performed by machines or the sure hands of chiropractors raised by machines. During rehabilitation sessions, knowledgeable trainers help patients overcome athletic and trauma-related injury with exercises to reestablish muscle strength and flexibility.
Dave Fannin remembers when treadmills were found only in doctors’ offices. As someone who has watched the fitness industry evolve since his first front-desk job at a gym in 1984, it’s no surprise that his weight-loss programs incorporate a wide range of techniques. Since opening his training business seven years ago, he’s helped more than 1,000 clients achieve a healthier lifestyle with a combination of nutritional coaching, fat-burning workouts, bursts of cardio, and ample support and motivation. He shares these regimens through one-on-one sessions, small-group personal training, boot-camp classes, and by acting them out in games of charades. Regardless of a client’s fitness level or unsuccessful attempts at weight loss in the past, Dave welcomes the challenge of helping them get healthy.
The 17th annual Celebrity Cutting event raises funds for the Careity Foundation while bucking fans to the edge of their seats with equestrian competition, celebrity appearances, and performances by country-music stars. This year, a fresh lineup of famous faces saddles up in search of horse cutting glory. Judged by a panel of experts, competitive cutting bouts spotlight the relationship between rider and horse, as the tandem work together in attempt to prevent shifty cattle from slipping past and rejoining the herd without first presenting proper identification. A combination of speed, agility, and balance, 2.5-minute rounds are scored on each sprightly stallion's training and skill. Meanwhile, live performances by Lyle Lovett, Presley Tucker, Radney Foster, and various other stars help assuage the heat of competition faster than the intial bites of a frozen salt lick.