At age 11, Tony Genova faced an inescapable problem: bullies were making his life miserable. Looking for help, he found his way to martial-arts classes—and he was a natural. Only three years later, he was a black belt in karate. Now a fourth-degree black belt, he seeks to pass on the self-discipline and respect he learned through his classes at Texas Karate Center. He and his team of instructors teach kids and adults of all ages and abilities, including classes designed for kids with special needs.
Scott Smith knows about the importance of firearm safety. He began hunting at the age of 7 and eventually went on to serve in the U.S. Army Reserves and the Texas Army National Guard, where he trained soldiers in the use of various firearms. Scott brings this experience and dedication to NTX Firearms, helping teach students of all levels to become safe, responsible gun owners. Introductory-level, NRA?designed courses familiarize students with the fundamentals of handguns, rifles, and shotguns. Half-day courses provide the training and education that customers need before applying for a concealed-handgun license. Additionally, NTX Firearms offers specialized instruction, including clinics that cover hunting safety and the responsible use of period-authentic muzzleloading firearms.
When Lynette Carter walked into her first Zumba class, she weighed 230 pounds. When she walked into her most recent Zumba class, she weighed 120 pounds, and waved hello to her students. Today, Lynette owns PGR Family Cardio Club, an all-ages fitness facility based around Zumba. She uses her own story of transformation to help motivate and inspire new exercisers. Lynette and her instructors know that each attendee starts at a different level of physical fitness, and so they tailor classes accordingly, even holding special sessions geared towards teaching kids or seniors. "You don't have to be a dancer, or in top ... shape to attend any of our classes," she says. "Just come ready to have fun and burn all the calories away."
Equipment: Rope walls, props, aromatherapy, massage therapy, Reiki,
Students should bring: Water and mat. The studio does have a limited number of mats available
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60-90 minutes
Number of Staff: 5–10 people
Class location: Indoors only
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Please park in the parking lot behind our studio and enter through the back door.
After meeting at a training session for yoga teachers, Shayla and Heidi established Transform U Fitness, with Heidi as the trainer-based studio's first client. Transform U's communal credo forges a supportive workout space that informs its private, semiprivate, and group classes where gym-goers of every experience level pursue more streamlined physiques.
In an effort to help their members lose weight safely, certified trainers sit down with clients to work out realistic goals and practical ways of achieving them. Preworkout trips to the T.U.F. Boutique outfit exercisers with yoga accouterments from brands such as Zobha and Hard Tail.