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In one of Infused Performing Arts’ Bollywood routines, a princess is trapped in a box, which her assailants then stab with swords. But when they re-open it, they find she has vanished without a trace. Featured on ABC13 News, this routine is just one example of the studio’s Bollywood style, which blends classic choreography with magical flourishes more impressive than pulling a rabbit out of a rabbit-shaped hat. The married couple that heads the studio—Kiron Kumar and Tina Bose—has worked with South Indian movie stars, but now teaches their choreography to the house dance troupe, as well as students trying to master the style.

2615 Cordes Dr.
Sugar Land,
TX
US

Signature service: Archery lessons and birthday parties

Established: 2011

Reservations/Appointments: Recommended

Staff Size: 1 person

Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes

Brands Used: Genesis compound bows and Sammick recurve bows

Pro Tip: Bring a water bottle. We are outside and there are no fountains. Wear tennis shoes.

17034 Old Richmond Road
Sugar Land,
TX
US

The expert instructors at Zion Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness believe that students can pursue the principles of fitness and sound personal defense at any age. Under the watchful eye of their gi-clad sensei, kids as young as five learn the underpinnings of Brazilian jiujitsu, building their self-confidence more effectively than replacing their glasses with a visor that reads "you're a champ!" on the inside. Older students often continue their study of jiujitsu, or expand their self-defense arsenals by branching off into kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Those just looking to shed a few pounds can enroll in the center's targeted training programs, which are dedicated to weight loss and body sculpting.

335 Staffordshire Rd
Stafford,
TX
US

The Range

Live-fire training takes place at an outdoor range, which accommodates handguns and rifles.

The Rentals

Free gun rental is available upon request.

At a Glance

Sheepdog Tactical Training, LLC's NRA-certified instructors?including an Army veteran and a retired Special Forces sergeant major?share their expertise in firearm safety and self-defense skills with an array of classes for all levels. At their facility, or other convenient locations for students, the teachers introduce or help build upon techniques for handling pistols, rifles, and shotguns. They cover subjects such as grip, trigger control, and advanced-fighting skills. To cater to varying comfort levels, they also administer private lessons and lead women's-only classes.

3626 Bluebonnet Drive
Houston,
TX
US

As the owner of Phat Body Gym, John Mitchell has witnessed some pretty extreme physical transformations. One client, he says, lost 30 pounds in a single month, prompting friends and relatives to file one-quarter of a missing-persons report. Mitchell says the secret to keeping his clients motivated is variety. Whether in boot camps or one-on-one training sessions, he concocts unique combinations of exercises to help them reach their goals.

Business Basics

Equipment: Cybex

Students Should Bring: Great attitude

Average Class Length: 30–60 minutes

Number of Staff: 1–5 people

Class Location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes

Established: 1998

Registration Required: No

Good for Beginners: Yes

Guests Allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

445 FM 1092, Suite 101E
Stafford,
TX
US

The owner of Gymtex, Christina Zhou, attained China’s highest honor for sports—Sports Master—before moving to the United States 29 years ago. At Gymtex for the past 12 years now, she helps young Texans boost both their confidence and fitness levels with gymnastics classes divided by age or skill level. The hour-long group or private classes teach fundamental skills, which kids are welcome to show off at open-play sessions or birthday parties. Coach Christina also heads up competitive gymnastic teams, which consistently perform well at State competitions.

4502 Highway 6
Sugar Land,
TX
US