Stroller Strides puts an athletic twist on parent-child bonding time, as baby-filled strollers are integrated into one-hour cardio and toning classes. The program is the brainchild of Lisa Druxman, a pre- and postnatal-fitness guru who also exclusively writes the "Mompreneur" column in Entrepreneur magazine. In addition to creating the now nationally practiced fitness program, Lisa has also shared her expertise in her book L.E.A.N. Mommy and in award-winning fitness articles.
As their parents take part in a health-centric activity, little ones also benefit from the social aspect of spending time with other children that share a similar interest in hedge-fund investments. Stroller Strides suggests toting babies that are at least six weeks old, but welcomes kids of any age that enjoy carriage-riding to accompany their parent or caregiver.
At the Latin Dance Factory, Christian Franco Gutierrez teaches students rather than a set of rigid moves. A native of Peru, Gutierrez emphasizes the importance of personal flair when dancing—but he also emphasizes the importance of repetition. Instead of teaching entire routines to beginners, he builds their dance repertoires with simple drills, ensuring that his footloose charges master the basic steps of their chosen style.
The studio's dance styles run the gamut from salsa and merengue to cumbia and kizomba. The lesson formats are similarly eclectic. Students can hone their skills in hour-long group lessons, four-hour intensives, or private lessons. For a more social atmosphere, newly minted two-steppers can practice at "date nights," candlelit dance lessons with wine and cheese spreads.
Centrally located in Pearland, Hilton Garden Inn Houston-Pearland is convenient to Pearland Town Center and Southwyck Golf Club. This hotel is within the vicinity of Clear Creek Golf Club and Wildcat Golf Club.
Make yourself at home in one of the 137 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Your Select Comfort bed comes with cotton sheets and down comforters. Relax and take in city and garden views from the privacy of your room. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 32/42-inch high-definition televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness facility. This hotel also features wedding services and a television in the lobby.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in Pearland? This hotel has 9,000 square feet (836 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Free parking is available onsite.
Lawn Doctor's roots lead back to the mid 1960s, when friends Bob Magda and Tony Giordano took on the endeavor of reviving uncared-for lawns in their hometown of Matawan, New Jersey. Their local business has since blossomed into a national franchise with more than 400 locations across the United States, each adhering to the mission of enhancing lawns' allure with time-tested techniques, dedicated customer service, and dabs of foundation makeup.
Before Lawn Doctor's assiduous staffers unleash expertise on swards, they arrive at the client's home for a complimentary consultation to gauge each lawn's specific needs. Grass gurus can thicken turf with their patented Turf Tamer power seeder and foster healthy growth for grass, trees, and shrubs with fertilizer. Uninvited lawn assailants—such as grubs, ants, and grazing neighbors—shudder at the sight of Lawn Doctor's pest-control experts. The company also helps to preserve Mother Nature's receding hairline with organic lawn treatments and natural, eco-friendly products.
Dr. Afroz Burges enjoys treating patients with gentle, compassionate care. She takes pride in her ability to listen to their questions and concerns, thoroughly explain all treatments, and restore or improve their health. Whether they require general, preventive, or cosmetic services, visitors’ comfort is further ensured by the use of advanced technology, including powerful teeth-whitening treatments and CEREC equipment that can allow for a tooth restoration in a single visit. Dr. Burges also straightens smiles with orthodontics and offers Invisalign as an alternative to metal braces or smiling in front of a jet turbine to shift teeth into place.
Live-fire training takes place at an outdoor range, which accommodates handguns and rifles.
Free gun rental is available upon request.
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.