The Last Word: Canyon Ranch’s Mark Rivers On the Demand for Fitness and the Wellness Wave

In 2022, we told you about two next-gen, robotics-packed Walmart facilities that were coming to Lancaster, just south of Dallas: a 1.5 million-square-foot automated fulfillment center and a 730,000 square-foot automated grocery distribution center. The first opened last year and the second is still under construction. When it's completed, it will complete a trifecta of transformation in the region, including a retrofitted 1.2-million-square-foot distribution center in Sanger, north of Denton.
‘Untapped Opportunity’: Dallas Mayor’s Franchise Initiative Aims to Spur Southern‑Sector Job Growth, Economic Development
by | Oct 12, 2023
Entrepreneurs say being a franchisor or a franchisee is a good way to scale their businesses and build generational wealth.
Texas-Sized Fitness: Life Time McKinney at Craig Ranch Opens
by | Dec 5, 2022
Life Time McKinney at Craig Ranch encompasses more than 100,000 square feet with 12 lighted outdoor pickleball courts, 50-meter outdoor pool, studio boutiques, training floor, restaurant, spa and more. It's the Minnesota-based company's eleventh location in DFW and its 29th in Texas.

Impact Ventures: Meet TopIt, a Social Platform for Communal Direct-Challenge Competitions

by | Jul 30, 2020
Dallas-based TopIt allows users to create customized challenges based on their interests and hobbies. A user can choose to post their own niche challenge from a variety of categories or join in on an active one.
Impact Ventures: Meet One Stop Wellness, a Comprehensive Health Solution That Empowers Employees
by | Jul 27, 2020
The Dallas-based startup offers customizable programs that empower employees to improve their wellness behaviors while helping to reduce their company’s health insurance costs. In response to COVID-19, the team launched a risk mitigation tool for employers to remain compliant with OSHA guidelines.
This Fort Worth Startup Uses At‑Home Lab Kits to Calculate Your Personalized ‘Bloodscore’
by | Jul 18, 2019
A blonde woman. A few drops of blood. Sound slightly familiar? Rachel Miller, the CEO and founder of Bloodscore, has heard it all before—people can't help but think of Theranos. "And, of course," she says, "being a blonde female doesn’t help... but that’s where the similarities end."

Follow the Money: CareView Gets $1M, TheCapitalNet Raises $500K, Milkshake Nets $400K

by | Jul 26, 2018
From Mark Cuban and football star Von Miller to the tech company M-Files, here's a look at recent funding and acquisitions involving companies and investors with North Texas ties.
Social Mechanics
Common Desk Expands Portfolio With Acquisition of Local Gym
by | Jul 10, 2018
East Dallas' The Gym of Social Mechanics will help Common Desk become a more well-rounded office "experience provider," with a new wellness offering.
Gold's Gym
Dallas-based Gold’s Gym Launches Fitness App
by | Oct 12, 2017
The trainings include workouts for all intensity levels set to music and range from 6-60 minutes.
North Dallas Startup Weekend: Fitness Names Winning Teams
by | Aug 1, 2017
The top team, Hike Nation, now will be eligible to pitch for a possible $50,000 in seed money to the Seed Sumo accelerator.
Jacques Laventure

Why These ‘Buff’ Vegans Chose Dallas

by | Jul 22, 2016
The Vegan Voice explains how a plant-powered diet can fuel your muscles and psyche.