Day Two in Dallas -- Texins

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My second day in Dallas began on a warm note--both in terms of the weather (temperatures hit about 80 degrees that day) and in the warm hug I received from Saudia Shaheed-Kroviak, marketing and business development manager at Texins Activity Centers (much warmer than the reception I got at the security gates coming into the Texas Instruments campus--they record your driver‘s license number and license plate number). I‘d met Saudia in October at the Club Industry show in Chicago. Texins Activity Center, which is managed by Health Fitness Corp., won one of our Best of the Best awards, and she was one of the representatives who came to accept the award at that conference. I also met up with Blair Archer, who gave the presentation on behalf of Health Fitness and Texins at the Best of the Best awards reception.

I was excited to see the facility, which includes a nice-sized child care room, a basketball court (with no plans to convert it to anything else), a juice bar, group exercise room, a two-level cardio and strength equipment area, and outdoor volleyball courts and a soccer area, among other features.

My way out of the Texas Instruments campus was much easier than my way in. The guard just waved me through the gates. --Pam

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