On any given day, NYTEX Sports Centre's expansive compound—with plentiful courts, fields, and an ice rink—can simultaneously host youth soccer, a women's flat-track roller derby, and a rowdy Brahmas ice hockey game. A hub for both world-class competitors and recreational athletes of all kinds, the 140,000-square-foot facility welcomes casual skaters to explore the same full-size rink the pros play on during open-skate sessions and amateur hockey leagues. Birthday-party packages also grant rink access to partygoers for celebratory skating and "Happy Birthday" songs sung by a chorus of revving Zambonis. Special community events like the annual Armed Forces Hockey Classic call the sport's complex their home, while the on-site Italian restaurant ZuRoma replenishes calories spent cheering on favorite teams.
Fitness is important, but so is not being bored. LoneStar Sports and Social Club aims to kill two birds with one stone in its coed athletic events for grown-ups. Teams assemble for friendly, competitive seasons of flag football, indoor soccer, kickball and dodgeball, tennis, bowling, and other events, working up a sweat and socializing at the same time. Sometimes things go beyond the simple formula of one team challenging another: organized events, such as the 5th annual Downtown Dash, see teams of two doing battle with both their feet and their brains as they race around the city. Some, but not all, venues permit the consumption of a beer or two, and SCC organizers encourage attendance at post-victory (or loss) happy hours.
Brian Weese, seasoned personal trainer behind Paramount Performance, sports a list of training and health certifications that is as impressive as the lists of professional athletes he has guided. His clients range from Olympic medalists to NHL and NFL players, many of whom he has worked with for 10+ years. At Paramount, Weese also engages trainees of various fitness levels in accessible techniques that help them attain their fitness goals faster. Everyone from aspiring collegiate athletes to routine-happy gym rats can train under these time-tested methods to develop the training foundation, skills, and endurance to have successful athletic careers in a variety of sports.
The health professionals, business leaders, youth psychologists, coaches, and parents that make up Successful Students & Athletes are hard at work on the future. Their goal is to make the next generation well-rounded and successful in all areas of their life. Their programs are designed to enhance kids' mental and physical health, as well as their cognitive and non-cognitive skills. The program is continuously evolving to reflect kids' changing needs and ever-more-complicated calculators, and includes sessions on athletics, technology, creative writing, business, and dance.
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Do you run your gym according to a particular exercise philosophy?
All youth training is guided by the tenants of the IYCA, or the International Youth Conditioning Association. It's considered to be the pinnacle of youth training in the industry.
What sort of expertise do you have?
I have over 15 years of training experience, a bachelor of science in fitness management, and was awarded the 2010 World Fitness Elite Trainer of the Year. I was also featured in "USA Today" and co-authored the international best-selling book "Total Body Breakthrough."
Do your instructors have any noteworthy qualifications or certificates?
Our Athletic Revolution program head coach Erin Walker is a certified youth-conditioning specialist who earned the 2011 Outstanding Coach award from Athletic Revolution.