Brandon Farran might look familiar. He's both a professional fighter and fitness model. Plus, he's one of the trainers who helped Lance and Melissa Morgan stay fit after they finished up on season nine of The Biggest Loser. At Future Fitness Team, Brandon, his wife Channing, and partners Jason and Shawndra Haak collaborate to whip the average Joe into shape at a variety of workout sessions, from boxing and jiujitsu to yoga and stability classes.
Twice Upon a Time's collection of children's clothes and toys have all been previously owned—although it's hard to tell. Since 1999, the shop has ensured that every item looks as good as new, whether it's apparel for newborns—size-20 kids, or furniture, strollers, and books. The owners have also created a designated play area, which keeps young kids entertained as parents shop.
Serenity Soapworks' cleansing alchemists fuse natural ingredients into revivifying balms including bath soaps, salts, and aromatic candles. Delicate epidermises discover an effective ally in the lightly vanilla-scented Scaly Skin Skeedadle vegan soap, which treats extreme dry-skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, and spontaneous combustion with avocado and sweet-almond oils, as well as coconut, hazelnut, and wheat germ ($5.95). Vegan lip balms ($3) capture summer’s essence in convenient, pocket-sized form, slathering smoochers in juicy flavors such as raspberry lemonade and strawberry-peach parfait. Aromatherapy-packed, chocolate-fudge-brownie-scented soy candles ($3.50–$6.50) unlock memories of childhood baking adventures and lure packs of feral cookies, and the Oatmeal, Milk, and Honey brown-sugar exfoliating scrub ($5) treats the senses to a luxurious brunch while cosseting sapped skin with moisture-maximizing oils.
The Jump Around caters to children 12 and under with a 10,000-square-foot facility full of bounceable terrain and rubberized apparatuses. A 30-day membership allows free admission during normal hours of operation, giving kids a safe and fun place to exercise and socialize. The Jump Around also houses a toddler area to engage smaller bouncers while free WiFi entertains adults looking to check their email or blog about scandalous Hollywood toupees.
Bucketheads furnishes Texans' turfs and torsos with an extensive selection of clothing, jewelry, candles, signs, bumper stickers, and more. Direct wayward thrill-seekers with a party sign (starting at $20) or force onlookers to confront your moral code with a "Peace, Love, Faith" T-shirt ($20). Colder evenings are sufficiently warmed up with long-sleeve burnout shirts in zebra-striped and plain varietals (starting at $20). Cars' rear ends can be decoratively adorned with a selection of bumper stickers ($5). Bucketheads' rubber watches ($12.99), meanwhile, make great gifts for lonely wrists or people who regularly backhand brick walls.
Boasting a bevy of southern-made brands, Dead Flower Society Apparel doles out clothes, jewelry, candles, and novelty gifts at a pair of boutiques in the Mall of Abilene. Monasterial record keepers relish in the luminescence of a Texas-made taper, such as Circle E ($20.95) and Cowboy Candles ($19.95), as they illuminate manuscripts with Little League scores and gilded sudoku grids. Add beaming baubles to lobes and wrists with the shop's potpourri of personal bling, including earrings ($8.95) and bracelets (up to $24.95). Vintage Rowdy Maui T-shirts ($29.99) and Cowgirl Tuff denim ($94.99) fill wardrobes with versatile and casual coverings.