Susan G. Komen North Texas is one of more than 120 local affiliate offices connected to Susan G. Komen, a global leader in the fight against breast cancer. As part of the countrywide network, the North Texas affiliate has poured more than $10 million into local organizations providing breast health education, screenings, and treatments. Up to 75% of the North Texas affiliate's net income remains right in North Texas, and gets invested into surrounding counties. To raise such impactful amounts, the North Texas team organizes special fundraising and awareness events throughout the year, including the Plano Race for the Cure, Denton Race for the Cure, and Ride for the Cure..
It wasn't until after she had graduated from college and raised her two kids that Jenny Scott discovered that her true passion lay in teaching others how to cook. Undeterred by the relative lateness of her discovery, she went straight back to school in order to pursue her calling. Now, the Le Cordon Bleu graduate teaches classes both at Williams-Sonoma and through her own company, Kitchen Essentials. In her home kitchen, she teaches students the fundamentals of Italian pasta making, Thai cuisine, and Southern fare, as well as tips for making sauces and not shaking hands while holding butcher knives.
Certified trainer, AJ Tucker, acquired myriad methods of staying fit while playing college football, training for jui jitsu, and during his four-year service with the U.S. Army. Today, he molds all that experience into a three-day-a-week boot camp that incorporates strength straining, a specialty class such as boxing, and a session designed for fun where participants buddy-up and complete a more light-hearted session of exercises. He also offers private boot camps that can be held at the office, school, or front yard.
There are no large group classes at Fit N Pilates. Instead, instructors lead sessions of no more than four, guiding students through classic Pilates moves while focusing on form and technique. Owner and instructor Shannon Rene designed it this way in order for her students to get the most out of their practice, whether they want to increase their flexibility or tighten their core muscles before a big quarter-bouncing contest. Shannon, who is also a personal trainer and a registered dietitian, brings her expertise to each session, advising on proper movement as well as offering nutrition counseling.
Through Great Tastes, Andy Gonzales the Wineaux Guy?offers classes in collaboration with local wineries, wine stores, restaurants, and in private homes throughout the Dallas area. Wine Experience educational classes are available for parties, birthdays, bachelorette events, house warming, office team events, and more. They also offer guided wine tours with Texas Wineaux Tours.