At Absolute Boxing & Personal Training for Women, personal trainers with vast martial-arts experience, including UFC manager Francois Nguyen, help men, women, and children of all skill levels get into fine fighting form. The team combines the fundamentals of boxing and kickboxing into heart-thumping sessions capable of incinerating calories, toning muscles, and arming students with the self-defense techniques necessary to ward off bullies. Personal trainers expand upon fight-based conditioning with yoga instruction, massage therapy, and a promise to hold clients accountable for the goals they set, such as running 10 miles or high-fiving 10 strangers each day.
Orbs of freshly made dough chug along the lustrous metallic conveyor belts of Marquez Bakery and Tortilla Factory's enormous tortilla-making mechanism, polka-dotting the chainlink pathways as they're flattened, baked, and morphed into the eatery's trademark fare. The chefs at the family bakery load the disks with traditional Mexican meats, such as chorizo and chicharrón, by hand, whisper "goodbye" to each morsel, and send them off to catered events or the onsite restaurant. They also sate sweet teeth with meticulously constructed custom cakes, harking back to founder Jose Marquez's legacy of selling donuts, pies, and sweet bread from his own home.
Ken, the founder of Munson-Cox Portrait Design, set up his studio with children in mind. To get genuine smiles out of adults and young ones alike, the photographers constantly reach for their fun-loving sides, ready to roll around on the ground with tots to get the perfect angles or get them smiling by debating favorite ice-cream flavors.
More than 25 North Texas boat dealers will motor their 2013 model pontoons, cruisers, and speed boats into parking Lot A at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on Friday, February 1, for the 10-day DFW International Boat Show. Aquatic outfits such as North Texas Marine, Waterski America, and Cabela’s will showcase their seafaring vessels alongside other supplies from nearly 200 vendors, all under a giant 260,000-square-foot tent. While attendees admire the gleaming hulls and hum engine sounds to complete daydreams of driving through waves, a parade of special guests will drop by the show to sign autographs and meet with fans. Former Rangers outfielder Rusty Greer will be in attendance during the ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 1, and the team's mascot, Rangers Captain, and the Six Shooters will make joint appearances on several days throughout the show.
A complex chorus rises from a crowd, drifting onto the patio of J Millan’s. The sound comes either from the nearby Cowboys Stadium or Rangers Ballpark, or from televisions inside the bar. At tables on the patio, conversation centers around burgers, enchiladas, and grilled shrimp, and glasses clink together with the gentle jangle of Robocop trying to get out of a sedan.
Since 1989, licensed acupuncturist Bill Clement of DFW Acupuncture Center has used holistic techniques to help his patients improve the connection between mind and body. Bill uses acupuncture and herbal medicine to treat ailments that range from chronic pain and migraines to digestive disorders and asthma. Prior to each service, Bill evaluates patients' health concerns within an initial consultation and measures their comfort with needles by discreetly popping a balloon. During acupuncture, Bill inserts hair-thin metal needles at points along the body’s 14 meridians, which are energy points that run the entire length of the body. Specific adjustments to the needles can circulate balanced energy throughout the body. Allergy sufferers should inquire about the outfit’s allergy-elimination service, which rids patients of a variety of symptoms through acupuncture, chiropractic treatments, and muscle-response testing, all without using medications or plotting pollen coups.