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The interior of Crossfit 290 resembles a cross between a warehouse and a gym. There's a towering ceiling, sunny windows, and a slew of plyometrics boxes, chin-up bar stations, and squat racks scattered across the sprawling floor. Essentially, the space is a perfect stage for CrossFit's daily workouts. CrossFit is a no-nonsense fitness discipline that relies on functional exercises such as chin-ups, squats, and dead lifts. Its exercises can be customized to suit all fitness levels, which was proven when CrossFit officials successfully trimmed a couch potato into a couch french fry.

15400 Hempstead Rd
Hempstead Rd,
TX
US

Dr. Jeffrey Schultz has been improving smiles for more than 20 years. He studied at the University of Texas before opening his private practice. He now aims to provide the best comprehensive cosmetic, restorative, and general dental care. To stay on the cutting edge of dental advances, the office is equipped with some of the latest technology, including intraoral cameras and a digital x-ray system. For added comfort, patients can watch TV or movies during treatments.

6565 West Loop S
Bellaire,
TX
US

Treating symptoms is relatively straightforward. Addressing the underlying causes and promoting holistic wellbeing across the entire body is a more ambitious goal. As a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine, John Shay attempts to accomplish the latter by channeling centuries-old treatments intended to locate and remove the blockages inhibiting the natural flow of the body's energy. The idea is that unrestricted energetic flow allows the body's natural healing mechanisms to operate at peak efficiency and not only relieve painful symptoms, but also prevent other conditions from arising in the future.

Originally born in Taiwan, Shay studied at the Chinese Culture University in Taipei before immigrating to the United States and obtaining a formal degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine. His approach to healthcare adopts a holistic focus, aiming to restore a sense of balance to ailing systems throughout the body. In addition to acupuncture, he also uses natural Chinese herbal medicines and cupping sessions to help ramp bodies back up to peak performance.

5959 West Loop S
Bellaire,
TX
US

UNITED Tae Kwon Do's group classes aren't really about punching and kicking. Sure, students work to master self-defense techniques, but they also focus on topics such as confidence and respect. The conditioning and reaction drills also help to build lean muscle and serve as an effective form of stress management. In this way, UNITED Tae Kwon Do's sessions benefit all types of students, whether they're kids or adults, beginners or more seasoned martial artists. The trained instructors also teach private lessons that adhere to personal goals, such as preparing a student for an upcoming black belt test.

These programs didn't develop overnight. UNITED Tae Kwon Do has been honing them for more than three decades, long before martial-arts uniforms became a red-carpet fashion trend. The educators have expanded into multiple locations throughout the Houston area and show no signs of stopping.

5202 Bellaire Blvd
Bellaire,
TX
US

As a former NFL linebacker for the Miami Dolphins, 1st Class Training owner Antonio Armstrong knows what it takes to lead a healthy, fit, lifestyle on and off the field. At both of 1st Class Training's studios, he and his team of fitness and nutrition experts lead small-group and private workout sessions for people of all ages, abilities, and most security-clearance levels, all while coaching them to make certain their lifestyle changes are sustainable long term. Armstrong's metabolic workout system is designed to maximize fat burn, combining quick spurts of intense strength training with bursts of cardiovascular exercise, and the team customizes each workout to avoid mundane repetition and cater to each client's maximum level of intensity.

5410 Bellaire Blvd
Bellaire,
TX
US

MyVita Houston Hormone Treatment Center's Dr. Zbigniew Chmielewski and President Leonard Ventimiglia don't promise a pill that can reverse the signs of aging, but they do have a pill to make aging easier. Before any treatment is performed, a free consultation with a doctor maps out the patient’s goals. Then, using all-natural hormone complexes and noninvasive procedures, the doctors regulate hormones levels in the patient’s body. The new burst of hormones keeps both men and women feeling balanced, and they reinvigorate patients' lives by eliminating hot flashes, fortifying against emotional highs and lows, and keeping things interesting in relationships.

4950 Bissonnet St
Bellaire,
TX
US