Instructor Cindy Weller—who holds master-level certifications from Pilates Method Alliance and Pilates Academy International—and her team of nationally certified instructors draw on more than 500 hours of training as they lead private and semi-private Pilates classes. Limited class sizes reduce the chance of getting several students who share the name "Agapithe" and let instructors focus on customizing each workout. When teachers aren't leading sports-performance, rehabilitation, or men's classes, they whip physiques into shape with the Redcord suspension system, mat Pilates, yoga, and ballet classes.
Tell us about your business.
Impact Total Bodyshaping & Core Fitness are located in East Shore of The Woodlands. Core Fitness is not a big-box fitness center and we'll never make you sign a membership contract. We are a small boutique fitness studio that will make you feel like family, not just a membership number. Core Fitness caters to everyone ranging from those seeking to get back into shape to elite and professional athletes. The IMPACT Total Bodyshaping program is the perfect way to jump-start getting back into shape or changing up your workout routine to get a lean, healthy physique.
What makes your business stand out?
Impact Total Bodyshaping lets you choose between an 8 week/5 days per week challenge for fastest results or a 12 week/3 days per week option to fit your schedule. Class size is limited to 10 people, so you will receive lots of one-on-one attention. If you join the Impact Total Bodyshaping program, you get a complimentary nutrition consultation with one of the senior trainers. Unlike many "boot camp" type programs, Impact let's you work out in air-conditioned comfort in a fun, energetic, supportive environment.
What inspired you to start or run this business?
After spending a few years in corporate America and feeling like just a number, I always wanted to have my own business and make a difference in people's lives. I've always been passionate about fitness, food, and nutrition and I want to pass on my knowledge and enthusiasm to others.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
I think the best reaction I've heard was "You've changed my life." I also love hearing "I've dropped 2 dress sizes" or "I can now fit into my goal jeans" after only a few weeks.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
I love helping [clients] achieve challenging life goals and inspiring people to both feel their best and be their best in life.
Coach Rex Causey knows that most effective workouts begin with stretching the most important of all muscles: the mind. A lifelong learner, he constantly studies journals and articles to give him a better idea of how to match each of his clients with the proper fitness program. Part of this matching process is figuring out what, exactly, these clients want. Shortly after introducing himself, Rex will likely ask you a series of questions—do you want to lose weight? Reduce your stress? Improve your flexibility?
The answers to these questions determine a lot. If you're a baseball or soccer player, for example, Rex may recommend a sports-specific training program designed with your on-field position in mind. If your end goal is to touch your toes or lick the bottom of your foot, he'll likely recommend a self-myofascial-release class that teaches easy ways to improve flexibility and reduce muscle tension. To ensure that his clients have access to the best amenities around, Rex has joined the family of fitness professionals at Core Fitness, an expansive workout facility in The Woodlands.
Texas Boot Camp Fitness's certified trainers fortify physiques with an ever-shifting compendium of exercises performed in an outdoor setting. Attendees of all fitness levels sprint and jump toward fitness goals, lifting their own body weight when performing pushups, chin-ups, and acts of levitation. Arms hoist weights, resistance bands stretch between partners, and friendly competitions reveal hidden stores of stamina and strength. Pushing beyond pure leadership of boot-camp classes, instructors supplement workouts with nutritional guidance and lifestyle advice. In the interest of safe and easy mirroring, coaches emphasize clean technique rather than speed or the benefits of cloning.
Dahn Yoga integrates Korean Taoist philosophies and holistic Korean Oriental medicine into a form of yoga that strives to forge stronger connections between mind and body. The certified instructors at Dahn Yoga adhere to these ancient practices and help students of all ages and fitness levels develop core strength, which, according to Dahn philosophy, is the basis of physical, mental, and spiritual health. Through classes, private lessons, and workshops, students learn to link postures with breath control, ultimately developing greater bodily awareness. Besides improving flexibility, strength, and posture, instructors also emphasize the brain's role in overall well-being. They lead brain exercises that challenge and sharpen the mind to develop more productive habits and levitate pennies out of mall fountains.
Dahn Yoga's founder, Ilchi Lee, also built a comprehensive brain-development program—called Brain Education—from the principles upon which Dahn Yoga is founded. Combining physical, emotional, and cognitive exercises with guided imagery and games, Dahn Yoga's instructors develop emotional control, improve communication between the brain's hemispheres, and inspire guests take decisive action. This program has five progressive steps that can be applied to a dedicated yoga practice as well as everyday life.
At each of its 31 area locations, the YMCA of Greater Houston pursues a mission to bring health, wellness, and personal growth to communities. Kids leap into activities ranging from swim lessons and youth sports to a teen Youth & Government program that stirs up confidence and leadership abilities in students, preparing them for mudslinging student-council campaigns.
Zumba, ballroom dance, and Les Mills group exercise classes shake up adult workout routines, as complimentary childcare frees up parents to pursue fitness goals. Meanwhile, adult sport leagues such as basketball and racquetball result in friendly competition and hyper-literate team names inspired by obscure philosophers.