Perched on picturesque Galveston Island, Moody Gardens possesses a storied history that complements its scenic surroundings. Next to the sprawling grounds, the Moody Gardens Golf Course boasts multiple holes that run alongside the rippling waters of the Gulf and its intervening waterways, forming intimidating hazards and housing a thriving civilization of merpeople who use golf balls for currency. The tourist destination also thrills families with water attractions, including a wave pool and a lazy river. The restored 10-story Rainforest Pyramid holds more than 1,700 exotic plants and animals from Asian, African, and American rainforests, while the Aquarium Pyramid features a diverse range of ocean inhabitants including sharks and penguins.
The staff at Island Bicycle Company keeps its fleet of bikes, surfboards, kayaks, and cruisers ready to traverse surf or sand with the help of their in-house service department. Recently added to the store's fleet, A2B Metro electric bikes buzz along the beachfront and harbor via maps included with self-guided tour packages. Metal detectors and binoculars help beachgoers find buried treasure or spot incoming ghost ships. In addition to rentals, the store sells two-wheelers from brands such as Electra, Sun Bicycle, and more.
The trained opticians at Texas Eyewear help fit peepers with flattering glasses and sunglasses. Rims by Ray-Ban ($150–$245) channel one's inner aviator, and a pair of Coach frames ($190–$245) pays optical homage to actor Craig T. Nelson. The eyeglass hub also stocks varieties by Oliver Peoples, David Yurman, and Costa Del Mar. Lenses range from $105 to $600, depending on their material, coatings, tint, and other factors. Some prescriptions may be ready within an hour, but others may take 3–5 business days to whittle to 20/20-granting completion. Though not included with today's deal, eye exams are also available at The Eye Clinic of Texas.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We have a great community at CrossFit Galveston, and a big part of it is the people that you meet, the accountability partners, and the coaches [who] stay on top of attendance. We reach out to our members if they haven't been to class to see why they have not been attending class. We also have a different workout each day, so you don't get bored of the same old fitness routine.
Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain”? Why or why not?
To get results, you are going to have to put in the work. Our workouts are high intensity but each person is different and we all have limits. We want our members to push themselves, but know their limits and do the best they can. Our workouts are all able to be modified to any fitness level and experience .
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We care about our members and want them to succeed and achieve the results they are looking to get. We give nutritional guidance and help our members to live a healthier lifestyle.
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Free street parking
Designed to meet the five pillars of optimum fitness—cardio, resistance training, food intake, vitamins, and professional assistance—Total Fitness helps elite athletes and couch potatoes alike achieve their health and weight-loss goals. Personalized-training sessions are the mainstay of the program, with certified trainers designing fitness plans that cater to each individual’s goals and abilities. Athletes wanting to improve their performance in a specific sport—or even a specific position—can enroll in Sports Strength Camp or boot camps.
Rocked by a powerful storm in 1900, Mayfield Manor has never been the same since. Apparitions appear in the hallways, ghouls dwell within the walls, and insane Dr. Mayfield himself lurches through the dozen haunted rooms that plague the house. A full cast of characters inhabits the attraction, as Dr. Mayfield searches for a new pair of eyes for his bride, Sarah.