Classes in Chappell Hill

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Marie Christine's Dance and Fitness was founded as a way to help women 18 and older to meet their wellness and fitness goals. Our founder, Kristen Hall, is certified in the PrimaBarre and Booty Barre workout methods which will create a lean, toned, and sculpted physique.

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?

Our workouts are challenging, but we strive to create and upbeat environment that is filled with plenty of encouraging words. We also pull a lot of positive focus into each class to help our clients visualize meeting their goals and creating the body they've always wanted. We provide modifications for those who feel that they are not yet ready for some of our more challenging routines. We change our workout routines weekly in order to keep our class fresh and exciting, and we also assist our clients by being available for any questions before and after class.

Do you run your gym according to a particular exercise philosophy?

We believe that the workout environment should be free of any judgment. Clients of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels are encouraged to join our class.

What is a typical session of your program or class like for a student?

A typical class lasts between 50-60 minutes in length. We begin with a warm-up, followed by several routines that sculpt the arms, legs, glutes, and abdominals. We stretch between each workout segment and utilize light hand weights, exercise bands, and medicine balls. Each workout is done using the Ballet barre or Pilates mat. At the end of each class you will have worked out from head to toe.

Business Basics

Equipment: Ballet barre. Resistance bands are available for purchase.

Students should bring: Pilates mat, small hand towel, and water.

Average class length: 30?60 minutes

Number of staff: 1?5

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 2012

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

502 South Friendswood Drive
Friendswood,
TX
US

Physically and emotionally rejuvenating clients is the ultimate goal at Divinity Med Spa and Wellness. To that end, double-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Swet Chaudhari uses his medical expertise to offer a wide range of services. Cosmetic laser systems can minimize the appearance of unwanted hairs, discolored blemishes, fine lines, wrinkles, and spider veins. Ultherapy treatments lift and tighten the skin using non-invasive ultrasound energy. Microdermabrasion treatments and chemical peels thoroughly exfoliate faces and reveal the naturally radiant skin concealed just beneath the surface. Additionally, Divinity Med Spa and Wellness helps people make positive lifestyle changes by offering physician-supervised weight-loss programs and providing nutritional consultations.

400 West Parkwood Avenue
Friendswood,
TX
US

• For $10, you get a student-level membership, which grants a 10% discount on art classes, a subscription to exclusive FFAI publications, and members-only benefits and exhibition previews for a single person ages 4 and up (a $30 value).

304 W Parkwood Ave
Friendswood,
TX
US

It seems there's something for everyone beneath the high ceilings of the Friendswood Fitness facility. Different sections of the floor are painted with track markings, yard lines, and basketball-court delineations. Weight machines challenge muscles, as do stationary bikes when people try to carry them onto the treadmills. Workout gear such as free weights and fitness ropes abounds. Varied class options include yoga, Zumba, and interval training, and personal trainers customize one-on-one workouts.

133 W Parkwood Ave
Friendswood,
TX
US

A former player for the Green Bay Packers and LA Raiders, Sean Jones now captains Xcel Performance and Fitness's staff of performance specialists, physical therapists, and nutritionists, inspiring patrons to transform into fitter versions of themselves. Guests sprint and corral balls on the indoor turf field and basketball court, which spread out across the 18,000-square-foot facility, and muscles pump on cardio and strength-training machines in the workout areas.

In addition to tailoring personal-training sessions to each client's fitness goals and abilities, the trainers lead myriad fitness classes. The classes accommodate patrons of all ages and desired outcomes, from adolescent athletes training for their sport of choice to retired physicists who secretly always dreamed of bench pressing gravity.

133 West Parkwood Avenue
Friendswood,
TX
US

Kara's Pole Studio is anything but exclusive. Owner Kara Davis makes a point to welcome every adult—no matter their age, size, or gender—to engage in high-flying, liberating exercises. Though spouses and significant others can't attend the same classes as their mates, Kara welcomes all to experience her pole-conditioning, chair-dance, and cardio-burlesque courses. As an extra treat for her students, Kara also hosts special guests, which have previously included industry celebs such as regional pole-dance champions and Miss Pole Dance Australia 2012.

133 West Parkwood Avenue
Friendswood,
TX
US