The Epic Culinary Chef – Stories from the Kitchen

By | Epic Extras

October, one of my favorite months of the year.  Finally, we begin seeing the triple digit temps drop down to something much more bearable, pumpkins start appearing in the floral departments at the grocery stores, Halloween candy is in full display, and football and tailgating are in full swing.  We aren’t quite to the “holidays” but we can feel it.

This month in The Epic Culinary Kitchen, we are bringing some talented individuals, presenting some great classes and preparing amazing dishes to share with you.

On October 17 at 6:30 p.m. join us as we bring new ideas for your next tailgate with our game day favorites.  Learn and taste.

Saturday October 19 at 11:00 a.m. Tyra Garcia is bringing us the knowledge, the procedure, and the terrific taste of nutrient dense cooking.  We all know we need to include nutrient dense food to our diets but what does this mean? What does this look like? Most important, what does it taste like?  Come start your healthy eating journey with the information you need and the excitement to get you going.

As always I invite you to visit jointheepic.com select “Arts” then click on “Culinary”.  Here you can view all of October’s offerings, including a couple of fun and festive kid’s classes. Remember – membership is not required to attend a class.

Have a terrific weekend and come join a class or two.

Enjoy the food you bring into your life

Connie

I believe in the power of food to bring families together, to build communities, to expand conversation, and to strengthen relationships.

 

Join Today for a Healthy Tomorrow

By | Epic Extras

If your goal is to get healthier or more active, a 2017 study from Iowa State University confirms a gym membership is a start in the right direction.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Physical Activity Guidelines recommends adults get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes per week of vigorous aerobic activity, including two days of strength training.

The researchers found that “75 percent of study participants with gym memberships, compared to 18 percent of non-members, met the guidelines for both types of activity”. Other member health benefits included:

  • Lower odds of being obese – weight loss is a main reason for joining a gym
  • Smaller waist circumference – about 1.5 inches less for men and a similar trend for women
  • Lower resting heart rate – about five beats lower than non-members
  • Higher cardiorespiratory fitness – this measures heart strength, lung function, blood circulation and muscle mass

Researcher Duck-chul Lee said “Gym members were 14 times more aerobically active than non-members and 10 times more likely to meet muscle-strengthening guidelines, regardless of their age and weight.”

Source: Iowa State University: “To improve health and exercise more, get a gym membership, Iowa State study suggests” 22 Jan, 2017

Get active today. It doesn’t matter where you are on your wellness journey; it matters that you get started. Join The Epic for access to world class amenities, dedicated professionals, and life changing opportunities. Visit JoinTheEpic.com or stop by the Guest Service desk to learn more.

#starttoday #getmoving #fitfam #neverskipmonday #mondaymotivation #hasslefree #gptx #JoinTheEpic

 

NEW GroupFit and CrossFit 2960 – Try One or Three Months!

By | Epic Extras

Have you been wanting to add Group Fitness or CrossFit 2960 to your membership but are not sure if you can make a long term commitment? Well The Epic has some exciting news for you! You can now enjoy our exciting and motivating Group Fit and/or CrossFit classes in 1 month or 3 month increments! Visit the Guest Services main desk for more details.

CrossFit 2960

  • 1-Month CrossFit 2960 upgrade for $74 – valid for 30 Days
  • 3-Month CrossFit 2960 upgrade for $184 – valid for 90 Days
    Membership required. Ages 14+

Group Fit

  • 1-Month Group Fit upgrade for $24 – valid for 30 Days
  • 3-Month Group Fit upgrade for $64 – valid for 90 Days
    Membership required. Ages 12+

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Stress Less

By | Epic Extras

Stress is inevitable. We live in a fast-paced world that can feel overwhelming with work, family needs, and just the day to day demands. Staying on top of stress is key, and fortunately, there are many enjoyable management techniques.

Reduce Stress at The Epic:

  • Take a culinary class and learn new kitchen skills to prepare healthy meals.
  • Play a favorite sport like basketball, futsal, pickleball, or volleyball.
  • Take up a hobby like painting, drawing, or making jewelry.
  • Enjoy quality active time with your family.
  • Listen to music or watch an inspiring performance at The Epic Theater presented by Texas Trust Credit Union.
  • Take a walk outside or on The Epic’s two indoor tracks.
  • Workout using state of the art fitness equipment or the outdoor turf zone.
  • Get a relaxing and soothing massage.
  • Take a yoga class or meditate.
  • Take a Spin class or go for a run to clear your head.
  • Read a book from the Epic Reads library.
  • Watch your favorite sports team while relaxing with friends at Crompton’s Pub.

The Epic provides access to world class amenities and dedicated professionals to support you on the journey to your best self. Memberships are hassle free and flexible. 1-month, 3-month, annual, and auto draft plans are offered to fit your life and goals. No initiation fees and no annual maintenance fees. Want to make your membership even more epic? Upgrades are available for GroupFit, CrossFit 2960, KidsPlay babysitting, and Gold Medal parking.

Visit JoinTheEpic.com or stop by the Guest Service desk to learn more.

#stressfree #starttoday #hearthealth #getmoving #fitfam #neverskipmonday #motivationmonday #hasslefree #gptx #JoinTheEpic

The Epic Culinary Kitchen – The Kitchen Table

By | Epic Extras

I have always believed that the kitchen table is the heart of the home. Where everything and everyone comes together, where problems are discussed and hopefully solved, where celebrations occur, where love is shared in happy or sad times, and when you have something exciting to share.  Well, I am excited to share that a community member called and asked if she could use “our” kitchen tables to announce the launching of her new book, Get off the Struggle Bus, by: Jamese Willis. I hope you will come out and meet Jamese and spend time listening to her speak.

Jamese will showcase her book in The Epic Culinary Kitchen on Saturday September 28 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

You may pre order her book here.

People can pre-order the book at 25% off. After the 28th it will be $20 via lulu.com

To register for this free event click here.

More times than I’d like to remember I’ve been asked the question: “Why are you still single?” My answer was always: “I don’t know.” After going through all the reasons why I shouldn’t be single I’d try to jump into the dating world with no success. Have you ever been there? You’ve done everything you think you could and thought: ‘Why am I being punished?’ Good News: You’re not being punished rather you’re being prepared and refined. I had to realize that singleness is truly a gift and I needed to live without worry. This book is chuck full of crazy dating stories, come to Jesus moments and comedy. If you’re tired of riding the struggle bus of singleness take this journey with me and ride in purpose. Jamese Willis

Enjoy the food you bring into your life

Connie

I believe in the power of food to bring families together, to build communities, to expand conversation, and to strengthen relationships.

New Massage Therapist at The Epic – Meet Patty

By | Epic Extras

Patty Torrez has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2008 and enjoys helping people feel better.  Besides most common massage modalities, such as Swedish, Therapeutic, Reflexology, Hot Stone, Bamboo Massage, Body Wraps & Massage Facials, Patty is also a Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist vía Liddle Kidz Foundation.  She also holds Certifications in Pediatrics Massage for Autism and Oncology as well as NICU all through the same Foundation.  Patty will customize your sessions as needed and looks forward to meeting you and your family and aiding you in meeting your massage goals.

Patty Torrez

214-502-9383

pattytorrezlmt@gmail.com

Visit our website for services and rates and book your massage today!

Small Changes Make a Big Difference – Fitness Tips with The Epic

By | Epic Extras

How can adding just 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise to your weekly routine change your life?

  • Lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, dementia and Alzheimer’s, several types of cancer, and some complications of pregnancy
  • Better sleep, including improvements in insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea
  • Improved cognition, including memory, attention and processing speed
  • Less weight gain, obesity and related chronic health conditions
  • Better bone health and balance, with less risk of injury from falls
  • Fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • Better quality of life and sense of overall well-being
Source:  American Heart Association

*Always talk with your healthcare provider before starting a new fitness regimen.

It doesn’t matter where you are on your wellness journey; it matters that you get started. Join The Epic for access to world class amenities, dedicated professionals, and life changing opportunities.

Visit JoinTheEpic.com or stop by the Guest Service desk to learn more.

#starttoday #hearthealth #getmoving #fitfam #neverskipmonday #motivationmonday #hasslefree #gptx #JoinTheEpic

Upcoming at The Epic Culinary Kitchen – It’s So Vegan

By | Epic Extras

There are many creative and interesting people that surround us in our daily lives.  I think that if most of us would slow down to really observe and talk occasionally we would all be amazed at how fascinating the world around us really is.

One of the many benefits of working in the culinary industry through The Epic is the unique individuals that reach out to be a part of our program. I am truly blessed to be in a position that attracts others who have a love of cooking, tasting, and experiencing food in ways beyond just the act of eating.

Amiya is among many chefs who are making food prepared from unique ingredients comfortable for the rest of us.  Making a name for herself as the queen of Vegan Soul food she will make her initial appearance in our culinary kitchen this coming Monday evening.  Her class is filling quickly so I do encourage you to reserve or purchase your tickets soon.

I hope you will come out to be educated, to laugh, to taste, and to really experience her passion which is Vegan Soul Food.

Enjoy the food you bring into your life

Connie
I believe in the power of food to bring families together, to build communities, to expand conversation, and to strengthen relationships.

Artist Spotlight – D and Chi

By | Epic Extras

Artist Spotlight: D and Chi
You can see D & Chi perform on The Epic Theater stage during The Epic Music Showcase on Saturday, September 28.  Each week, we will highlight one of the artists on this year’s lineup, all composed of local music talent across different genres.  Tickets are available here.
Genre: Indie Pop
Goes great with: Maroon 5, Dashboard Confessional, Imagine Dragons
Hometown: Dallas

Bio
Fresh off American Idol, KAABOO Texas and opening for Chaka Khan, D and Chi are set to climb to even higher heights in 2019. The Dallas Band showcase a fusion of pop, Rock, and Hip Hop music. Combine that with two-part harmonies and honest lyrics and you get genre-bending songs that you’ll be singing for months to come.

Band Members
Darren Eubank: Vocals, Guitar
Chima Ijeh: Vocals
Courtlin “C-note” Murphy: Keys
Austin Jett: Lead Guitar
Markwayne Kennedy: Bass
Mason Grimes: Drums

Videos
“If You Are” music video

“Amazing Grace” music video

Find out more on D and Chi

Website

Facebook

Spotify

Instagram

Twitter

Soundcloud

Apple Music

We hope to see you at The Epic Music Showcase to support D and Chi and all of these local artists!

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New Massage Therapist at The Epic – Meet Keva

By | Epic Extras

Keva Mack is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner. She specializes in providing Clinical Massage Therapy for pain, rehabilitation and symptom management. She also uses Reiki Therapy, Mind Body Medicine and Holistic Spa Services to help her clients to manage their stress and improve their overall well-being.  When she’s not helping clients, Keva enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

Keva Mack
817-668-5382
Keva@KevaMack.com

Availability : Thursdays: 3pm – 9pm | Most Saturdays:  9am – 12pm

Visit our website for services and rates and book your massage today!

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