Glen, owner of Warrior Training Ground, has been studying the human body for more than 15 years. When he graduated from the University of North Texas in 1997 with a degree in kinesiology, he already possessed three personal-trainer certifications. Unsatisfied with his extensive expertise, Glen went on to acquire licenses as a master-level Resistance Training Specialist and muscle-activation-techniques specialist. During a conversation with a friend on a rifle range, he realized that he wanted to prepare people for the worst the world could throw at them, and—according to his resume—he already had the tools do so.
Warrior Training Ground was born out of this steely objective. Both basic training and combat-ready courses meet outside weekly, no matter the weather. Glen bombards his students with heavy-duty workouts that test the limits of strength, agility, and mental and physical endurance. Exercisers heft kettlebells and flip tires, with Glen constantly emphasizing proper form and properly enraged facial expressions. His training builds not only muscle, but self-confidence and “a combat ready iron resolve,” as he fondly puts it.
At Sunstone Yoga, students radiate calm and self-awareness as they practice ancient poses designed to stretch, strengthen, and purify the body. Instructors complete 500 hours of training in yogic techniques, teaching, and physiology before leading classes, so they can hand out researched, tested tips on safety and alignment. Most classes come in 30-, 60-, and 90-minute varieties and focus on energy or restorative relaxation. A two-class introductory series welcomes beginners with basic standing poses, and the popular fire series explores up to 34 poses in a 99-degree room that loosens muscles to facilitate deeper stretches as it ousts toxins. Filled with soothing music and 90-degree temperatures, the water series cultivates more serenity than getting a massage from a singing whale.
The Boarding Bungalow lavishes affection on its furry tenants, allotting plenty of playtime and a minimum of six walks per day for boarding pups. Team members trained in pet first aid oversee the premises, allowing dogs to play in large and small groups, intervening if a canine is causing trouble or trying to organize a poker game. Dogs spend the night in private suites, whereas cats relax in cabanas featuring multiple ledges and smaller animals such as birds, hamsters, and rabbits are supervised in their cages. In addition to boarding and doggy daycare, the staff offers pet-spa services such as haircuts, baths, facial scrubs, and nail trimming.
Sunrise Asian Cuisine takes taste buds on a tour of Vietnam, Thailand, China, and Korea without having to stamp your tongue's at the border. Fresh ingredients abound in bowls of pho, nestle into piquant banh mi sandwiches, top noodles, and shine in colorful curries. The only thing every single dish has in common is the chefs' commitment to bold flavors and classic recipes.
Dos Charros, an eatery tucked away on Eldorado Parkway in McKinney, has been serving up Tex-Mex cuisine for the last 20 years. After a 2014 remodel, however, diners get to devour their favorite dishes in a revamped environment lined with flat-screen televisions. While groups relax and sip cold drinks, cooks whip up heaping plates of sizzling fajitas, queso-smothered steaks, and seafood specialties such as red snapper in a creamy tequila sauce. Diners with a sweet tooth or a doctor's order to consume only desserts will appreciate treats such as apple pie a la mode with cognac and brandy sauce.
Adventure Kids offers safe, clean, certified, and lively environments stocked with barrels of toys, arts and craft supplies, playgrounds, movie theaters, air-hockey tables, and even a karaoke stage. All staff are trained in CPR and undergo a criminal background check as well as extensive awesomeness certification. While you're away at work, type easy knowing your child will be learning, growing, making new friends, and breathing in Honeywell filtered air. This deal is good for new members and inactive members who've not used Adventure Kids for at least six months.