Want to get fit? Read about these DFW-area businesses
Alexander Hilligsoe Trans (center) is a former jiujitsu fighter who has competed and earned top titles in national and world championships. He will open his first gym, Progresso Jiu Jitsu, in Plano in mid-September. (Courtesy Alexander Hilligsoe Trans)
Former world champion to open Progresso Jiu Jitsu gym in Plano
Progresso Jiu Jitsu expects to open around Sept. 14 at 3000 Custer Road, Ste. 220, Plano. The gym’s owner and lead instructor, Alexander Hilligsoe Trans, is a former jiujitsu fighter who has competed and earned top titles in national and world championships. The gym will offer skill-level based classes for adults and children as young as age 4.
Rise Nation to bring 30-minute climbing workouts to The Shops at Legacy in Plano
Rise Nation plans to open a new fitness center at The Shops at Legacy, 7300 Lone Star Drive, Ste. C103, Plano. The business specializes in 30-minute, high-intensity climbing workouts. The official opening date for the Plano location is Oct. 5
Former UFC fighter rolls 'with the punches' at McSweeney Martial Arts in Plano
James McSweeney built part of his career on taking hits and delivering them.•But the former UFC fighter said starting a mixed martial arts arts gym a few months before the start of a global pandemic has tested him like nothing else.
GALLERY: Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa unveils renovations
Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa hosted a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the recently completed renovations to its lobby. The event also kicked off the Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa Youth Center's first day of Social Distance Learning as well as a food and school supply drive for local nonprofits.
Club 4 Fitness coming soon to McKinney
Club 4 Fitness plans to open Sept. 2 at 3190 S. Central Expressway, McKinney.
The fitness center will offer group fitness classes, KidCare programs, personal training, tanning, red-light therapy, a women’s-only weight room and hydromassage in a 45,000-square-foot area.
Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village
Flower Mound's YogaSix to open in late August
YogaSix plans to open in late August at 4610 Long Prairie Road, Flower Mound. The boutique yoga studio had previously expected an opening in May, but the coronavirus pandemic lead to some additional delays in permitting, according to YogaSix management.
Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth
Bear Creek Running Co. finds perfect fit in Keller Town Center
For someone with a love of running and more than 20 years of experience on the business side of the sport, Mark Murphy said he found a perfect fit with the city of Keller and a location near Bear Creek Park.
The Foundry Gym opens in Southlake
The Foundry Gym opened at the beginning of August at 2120 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake. The gym’s training program is based off of SOFLETE, which is a routine developed by former special operations personnel that incorporates elements of nutrition, fitness and more.
BEYOND Pilates to open second Frisco location this fall
BEYOND Pilates will open its second Frisco location in the fall at 4747 Fourth Army Drive, Frisco. The boutique-style fitness studio will offer music-driven, 50-minute workouts on custom Pilates reformers. BEYOND Pilates’ first Frisco location can be found on Legacy Drive.
Bicycle shortage expected to last months, says Richardson Bike Mart owner
In more than 30 years in business, Richardson Bike Mart owner and President Woody Smith said he has never seen a bicycle shortage like the one that has occurred since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
Olivia Lueckemeyer, Daniel Houston, Miranda Jaimes, Ian Pribanic, Gavin Pugh, Elizabeth Ucles and William C. Wadsack contributed to this report.