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Journey To Your ABSOLUTE BEST!

Spring is here and there is no better time than now to get fit! What better time than springtime to kick your fitness up a notch? Longer days and warmer weather provide the perfect motivation. And you don't have to start training for a marathon, either; as long as...

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Spring Market • April 8th

Bouncing, shopping, & socializing! It’s spring time and we want to invite you to join us on April 8th for the DEFINE Spring Market to celebrate the arrival of spring with bouncing, shopping, & socializing. Local vendors will feature one of a kind, high-quality...

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DEFINE Introduces TIEM rev & Cycling Shoes

A few months back I stumbled upon a post in one of my favorite health and wellness blogs about a new cycling shoe just hitting the market, the Slipstream made by TIEM. It was definitely the photo that caught my eye...these shoes looked amazing! I passed the details...

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How the perfect outfit makes your workout better

There is no doubt the right outfit can 100% have an effect on your workout and fitness goals, both psychologically and functionally. For starters, when you look good you feel good right? In this way, getting a new workout outfit can make it that much more exciting to...

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Challenge Yourself!

Spring is in the air! Although here in Houston, “winter” typically consists of only a handful of days when you might need more than a sweatshirt to keep you warm, there is still a feeling of excitement when the azaleas start to bloom and the temperatures start to...

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What To Drink and Eat Before rev!

Wondering what you should eat and drink to get the most out of your rev workout? Wonder no more... Depending upon when you plan on saddling up; your intake of food and drink can make or break your rev workout.  Staying hydrated is not a shock in how well you...

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Take the DEFINE Challenge!

Are you looking for a challenge? A challenge that can help you transform your body & mind, and take your goals to a whole new place… If you think that you’ve got what it takes… try the DEFINE Challenge! It's March and by now your New Year's goal to get fit may...

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New DEFINE Programs – Be Your Absolute Best!

REGARDLESS OF YOUR GOALS, WE HAVE THE PERFECT PROGRAM FOR YOU! ABSOLUTE BEST: Who doesn’t want to be their “absolute best?” Our ABSOLUTE BEST program is ideal for those who are looking to fully utilize all D E F I N E has to offer. Achieve strength, length, &...

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Experience the Benefits of DEFINE yoga

Whether you have a devoted practice, are exploring yoga class by class, or are just curious about taking your first ever yoga class, chances are you have an idea of what yoga is. You may also know some of the benefits (and challenges) you might expect to experience by...

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Getting your Sexy Back – Just In Time For Valentines!

Have you ever thought about how lucky we are that Valentine’s Day hits in February instead of January? It gives us approximately 45 days to undo everything unhealthy we may have done to our bodies over the holidays. There are New Year’s resolutions, “Dry Januarys”,...

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Share the DEFINE love!

As a client, you already love DEFINE, so why not share it with your friends, family, and loved ones! For the month of February only, you can bring your loved ones to DEFINE for a FREE body, rev, bounce, yoga, or mind class. Show everyone in your life what makes DEFINE...

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New Year, BEST Year!

SWAG Bags Will Be In Studio Next Week! Since the hallmark behind D E F I N E is promoting a healthy lifestyle, it’s truly our goal to help you shine and be your ABSOLUTE BEST for 2017.  Many people get excited initially about turning over a new leaf for the new year...

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Beginner’s Guide To bounce

I have to admit, I’m obsessed with our bounce classes at D E F I N E. If anyone knows me, they know it’s my favorite thing to teach! But first, what exactly is D E F I N E bounce? bounce is a fun, high-energy, fat-burning, 45-minute interval cardio class of strength...

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Instructor Spotlight – Coco

Get To Know Coco - Instructor for body, rev, & mind Houston-raised, Cornilia (known around DEFINE as Coco), has a passion for all things health and wellness. A Physician Assistant with a focus in oncology by trade and a body, rev and mind instructor by passion,...

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bouncing Into A Better You!

“Have you tried DEFINE bounce yet?” I asked a client/friend this week. Her eyes squinted slightly, one eyebrow lifted. Her face expressed fear and uncertainty. But it also registered the slightest look of possibility. I took that as my chance to launch into all of the...

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Mix It Up!

With So Many Class Options at DEFINE, You Can Keep Your Workout Fresh, Fun, & Effective!  I am a runner. I always have been, and as far as I know and hope, I always will be!  Running completes me like no other workout. But as much as I love to lace up my kicks,...

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Stay Active: Even In The Heat!

The hot Houston days are still lingering with us. With that comes the continuation of social media car dashboard photos displaying 100+ degrees and rants about just how hot it truly is outside. Houstonians, are you really that surprised by the heat? It seems that even...

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Get Ready To bounce!

Get Prepared for bounce at DEFINE with a Few Helpful Tips! If you’ve spent some time in your local DEFINE lately, you’ve probably noticed some fun new things popping up and around the studio. Maybe you’ve seen your friends coming out of the body studio dripping sweat...

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DEFINE Your Strength With Three Key Moves

DEFINE Your Strength With Three Key Moves Years of working as a fitness instructor for DEFINE body & mind have taught me true strength means strength of body, mind, and soul—and any good workout should help you cultivate all three. Exercise is a great way to...

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Join Us: Back To Beauty Event

DEFINE BODY & MIND TO HOST BACK TO BEAUTY EVENT Find your most beautiful self –inside and out WHAT: DEFINE body & mind invites area residents to end summer on a high note with Back to Beauty on Sunday, August 28. Summer is wrapping up...It's time to get back...

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5 Tips For Staying Motivated by Lauren Mills

5 Tips For Staying Motivated by Lauren Mills  It’s easy to come up with excuses not to work out: laundry, grocery store, and work to name a few. In my case, it’s a new baby! Here are my 5 tips for staying motivated: Buy A New Outfit – Don’t have to tell me twice! A...

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Look & Feel Your Absolute BEST

With the recent Tidbits Treat special, we encourage clients to truly “dive in” and take as many classes as you can within 30 days. The timing for summer couldn’t be more perfect, and we are really confident with what our program stands for: DEFINE is all about helping...

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NOVEMBER 2015: THE BODY MIND REVOLUTION

This season DEFINE takes you on a revolution for your body and mind. We'll explore DEFINE's three core class method with unique workshops, new retail, client success stories, and promotions to end with strong bodies and renewed minds to start the New Year.   New...

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Celebrate You!

My partner and I have a four-year-old son.  His name is Cameron.  Cameron, like most children, has an innate ability to express himself. At this point in his four-year-old existence, Cameron expresses himself through planes, trains, and automobiles. We have not only...

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Music Inspires, Motivates and Enhances Performance

Music is, no doubt, a huge part of DEFINE and interestingly enough, there is a lot of research to support the natural motivational power of a good upbeat song to not only enhance your workout, but your mood as well. We all know that really good feeling that flows...

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SPEND YOUR SUMMER AT DEFINE

Stay fit this summer while away from campus by attending classes at your local DEFINE studio. Spend your 3 months off finding strength, length and balance at a discounted rate. See below for Student Special options at our various locations. All specials must be...

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5 Reasons to Workout with A Friend

It’s the last week to Spread the Love, where current clients have the opportunity to bring a friend for a free introductory class. This is a great way to get your BFF to fall in love with DEFINE, but there are also a number of psychological and physical benefits of...

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Share the Love: Free Friend February

  All February long, we're inviting you to share your love for DEFINE by inviting a friend to the studio. All new clients will experience their first class for free. Pass on your passion for strength, length and balance on these days:   DEFINE Houston...

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10 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Workout

Most of us are fresh off the holidays and have set New Year’s resolutions. DEFINE Founder Henry Richardson shares why you could be sabotaging your workout resolutions with 10 fitness mistakes. Read below or watch Henry on Great Day Houston.    1. Unrealistic...

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STOCKING STUFFER GIFT GUIDE

Stuff your stockings with strength, length and balance this year! All under $60, these gifts will inspire the DEFINE-goer in your life to become their absolute best. Signature DEFINE items like equipment, apparel, foods and scents, these stocking stuffers will...

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Give the Gift of DEFINE

Give the gift of Strength, Length and Balance this season or make DEFINE your New Year’s Resolution with our holiday offerings. Gift Certificates Each DEFINE gift certificate is designed with a winter theme and arrives in a metallic envelope. Gift certificates can be...

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November Men’s Special

Let's hear it for the boys! In November, DEFINE is celebrating the blokes with a Men's Special all month. Any new male client can experience his first DEFINE class for FREE. If a class package is purchased during this visit, he will receive 50% off. New clients only....

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SUMMER SUCCESS GIVEAWAY WINNERS

In August, we asked clients how DEFINE has changed them in our Summer Success Giveaway.  By telling us their story, the participants were entered into a drawing to win a private body or revolution event. Our DEFINE inbox was full of empowering tales of finding...

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Erin’s Summer Success Story

The DEFINE team has loved reading all of the Summer Success Giveaway entries. We are honored to learn how DEFINE has played a part in your health and fitness journey. One that has inspired us is by DEFINE: Sugar Land client, Erin. We hope her entry encourages you to...

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END OF SUMMER SPECIAL

Soak in the last of the season and get ready to spend your fall in studio at DEFINE. With our End of Summer Special, you'll receive over $150 in savings on our barre, cycling and yoga-infused classes. Offered ONLY at the following studios. DEFINE: Midland Purchase 3...

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Spend Summer at DEFINE

Calling all undergrads! Stay fit this summer while away from campus by attending classes at DEFINE. Take advantage of our Student Summer Special where you can spend your 3 months off finding strength, length and balance. Student Summer Special $333 for 3 months of...

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Looking and feeling young in every phase of life, pt. 3

Looking and feeling young in every phase of life Part 3 of 3-Skin and Hydration  By Lori Hudson Bertrand DC, RN    Football on TV, a chill in the air…fall is here and there’s nothing quite like it!  A new season is approaching meaning another year has gone by.  With...

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DEFINE goes Pink!

Reflecting on this past weekend, we want express our gratitude to everyone who was able to participate in our DEFINE goes Pink event. We were overjoyed to see the love and support we felt within the community and to give a special thanks to Pinkberry, Zoe's Kitchen,...

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At 63, what DEFINE does for me!

Congratulations to our very own John Bagwell on his corporate highlight for his dedication to fitness! So proud of you and happy to play a part!! Here is his Team Member Highlight from Transwestern: "Find a modality of exercise that you love. With so many great...

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76 going on 77

Our client, Fairfax, is is turning 77 next month! She can do a forearm plank for 2 minutes.  She is amazing!...

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Stress: No one is exempt Part 2 of 3

Lori Hudson Bertrand DC, RN Stress is virtually impossible to avoid.  Doesn’t it seem like it’s become a “normal” state of being.  In some shape or form, stress has a way of taking hold of us, transforming who we are, how we function, and even our capacity to live...

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Can You Pass The Stress Test?

Chapter 3: Balance Balance is active.  Like a tightrope walker on a wire.  Creating balance takes both strength, length & an awareness that comes with practice.  At DEFINE all classes are based on the principle of both physical and mental balance so you can move...

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Can You Pass the Stress Test?

Chapter 1: Strength Strength is a founding principle of long-term health and wellness.  At DEFINE, this represents power, focus, and vitality.  The strength we develop in all of our classes carries us throughout our day, whether we are strengthening our muscles, minds...

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Beware the Glare, pt 2

Do Your Sunglasses Match Up? Keeping your eyes protected from those colorful, harmful rays. Part 2 of 2 (part 1 is here!) After several broken pairs of my sunglasses, my son received a pair of his own.  He’s kept up with them fairly well and surprisingly hasn’t broken...

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Beware the Glare! Keeping your eyes protected.

Beware the Glare! Keeping your eyes protected from those colorful, harmful rays. Part 1 of 2 Sunglasses-we sit on them; throw them in our purse, sometimes even let our kids play with them.  My son, now 3, has been banned from playing with my sunglasses due to his bad...

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Music Makes A Difference!

At DEFINE we believe in making the world a better place! From workouts to charity's, we all aspire to do better, strive to accomplish personal goals and  ultimately make a difference in someone's life. Music can get us pumped up to do so, or stir our hearts to make...

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Stressed, Anxious, Overwhelmed?

Tap Into the Power of MINDFULNESS to Find RELIEF and SELF-ACCEPTANCE One of the most challenging things to do is to be with ourselves, without judgment or distraction. Sitting in our own skin, acknowledging our feelings, paying attention to our desires and recognizing...

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Headaches 101

A Brief Overview: By: Lori Hudson Bertrand D.C., R.N. It’s estimated that over 45 million Americans experience headaches with health care costs reaching to an estimated 1 billion a year. With such a common and sometimes debilitating experience, how often are pain meds...

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Pay It Forward Today & Everyday

Be the Change You Want to See in the World - Mahatma Ghandi Today is the global celebration of Pay It Forward, making it the official day the entire world is encouraged to pass on random acts of kindness in hopes of creating a ripple effect of positivity, good deeds...

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Refresh Your Life Story – Part 2

Moving Past Your Past: Tips to increase self-awareness for greater SELF-ACCEPTANCE by DEFINE's Emotional Wellness Expert, Jessica Pass, LMFT  In my post last week, I extended the challenge to take a deeper look into who you are. To reflect on your past experiences and...

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Fight Fatigue!

Keeping the body refreshed and vital By: Lori Hudson Bertrand D.C., R.N. It’s no secret that with all the joy a newborn can bring into one’s life, there’s little sleeping going on. This is my world now and welcome to it…feedings and duty patrol around the clock have...

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Move Your Body To The Music!

This month we are emphasizing feeling REFRESHED!  Check out the upcoming workshop with Ashley Barber, as she guides you in brushing up on the DEFINE body basics to get the most out of your workout!  We asked  Ashley how music “plays” into a DEFINE body class. Here is...

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Pain In The Neck?

Neck Pain: culprits, preventions and tips By: Lori Hudson Bertrand D.C., R.N. Does it ever seem that the more we fill our lives with deadlines, responsibilities and meetings, the more tension builds in our neck and shoulders?  The truth is that the neck (cervical...

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Refresh Your Life Story

Uncover (And Embrace) Your Past to Make More Room for Your Future by DEFINE's Emotional Wellness Expert, Jessica Pass, LMFT  Like everyone else, I’ve struggled through heartache and disappointment more often than I’d like to remember. Some big and some small, but...

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TWO NEW!

We are proud to announce TWO NEW DEFINE locations and THREE very talented instructors, now studio owners!   DEFINE : The Woodlands 4747 Research Forest Drive, Suite 100, The Woodlands, Texas 77381 (MAP) (832) 499- 6383 Owner Gelena Scally, a former dancer...

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The Feeling of Spring!

With every change of season, there is an external and internal shift that happens around us and within, and we are fully welcoming that feeling of SPRING this year at DEFINE!  We are feeling refreshed and motivated by the lighter mornings, longer evenings, warmer...

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Define Your Strengths!

Are You Aware of  Your Strengths and Utilizing Them Daily? Generally speaking, as a society we are much more likely to over-focus on our weaknesses, criticize ourselves for not being good enough and exhaust our personal resources to get them to a strength level...

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Wunder Under Roundup!

This month at DEFINE we are celebrating community and  and how important it is to get involved!  Since everything is bigger in Texas, we had to include The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - the world’s largest livestock show and rodeo dedicated to benefiting youth,...

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Move and Groove Monday!

It's Monday, and it is always hard to get going! Here are some songs that got the heart pumpin' from last Saturday's DEFINE revolution "Ride Your Heart Out" workshop with Elizabeth Whitehead. So check out this link to her playlist to keep your Monday moving and of...

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LOVE YOUR LOOK

This week for LOVE YOUR LOOK we caught up with DEFINE instructor Ashley Barber to share with us how she mixes up her fashion favorites in and outside the studio! Ashley, you have a way of mixing and matching all the right pieces for a truly cool & comfortable...

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LOVE YOUR LOOK

This week for LOVE YOUR LOOK we checked in with DEFINE instructor and Splits 59 "Firestarter" Erin O'Leary Stewart! She shares with us her favorite style choices in and outside the studio! Erin, you are quite the trendsetter in and outside the studio. Can you tell me...

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Lyrics in Love

Hey folks! I'm sure you've been itching for some new tunes to check out.  I couldn't be more excited about the list this week that is full of cover songs, new music artists, mashups, remixes.  Days of searching websites and blogs...here it is! ENJOY! Super Bowl Anthem...

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One Month Mark! Resolutions & DEFINE

My name is Lori Hudson.  Some of you may know me already, I have been with DEFINE since the beginning. My training at DEFINE started before the first coat of paint ever went on the walls at the Tanglewood location, more than 3 years ago. My background – I was a...

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DID YOU HIT A PLATEAU?

Resolutions & DEFINE cont'd  with Lori Hudson Plateau…the dreaded word that can creep into your vocabulary, make you halt in your tracks, and disrupt the progress towards reaching your fitness goals!  But what does this word really mean and how can we achieve...

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The Story – DEFINE donation & LLS

Shea Kohman - LLS from DEFINE on Vimeo.   Q: What is LLS?  A: Since 1949, LLS has been dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to...

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Give The Abs & Arms Some Love!

We get the common question, "Will I Bulk From Weights?" Let DEFINE instructor Kasey Buchtien tell you! Abs from DEFINE on Vimeo. DEFINE body : Arms & Abs Focus with Kasey They may be hiding under sweaters (or maybe not since this is Houston!) but that’s no reason...

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A Little Sore? Resolutions & DEFINE

Resolutions and DEFINE Part 2 , With Lori Hudson How have you been doing over the past week?  It’s early in the game, motivation is high and our New Year’s Resolutions are still at the forefront of our minds! By now energy levels are rising and muscles we never...

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DEFINE Balance 2013

Dress, pin, like, post, plan, work, eat, play, repeat . . . We know life can get hectic leaving your mind very little time to relax. From keeping up with the world's pace to checking off your "to-dos", keep your mind and your wardrobe balanced with DEFINE. With...

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Making Your 2013 Calendar?

Jot us in! Start 2013 off with a BANG at DEFINE.  We have something for everyone!  Play, ride, stretch, and nibble in the New Year at DEFINE! We have a great lineup of workshops from a Kids Day with Kasey to a cardio-intense Resolution Ride with Jennifer. Join G for...

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Busy season got you tense?

We know the holidays can get stressful.  KEEP CALM with DEFINE! Low on time? Swing by to take a DEFINE body & mind express, or mind express class for a refresher during your day. Here are few of the many ways the class can help, especially during the busy season:...

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Tuck… Tuck… & Stuff?

While finishing your workout, are you wondering what you are going to do for those stocking stuffers?  Enjoy your workout and let us help you with the rest.  DEFINE has a few items you can grab to and from your workout to complete your shopping list. Want to leave it...

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Monday Music MiX

New music!  We've gathered some of the good ones for you guys.  Find, download, enjoy.  Let us know what you want to hear in class, too!   We are always open to musical suggestions. Erin's new tunes... some you may have heard these in the past week and two will be...

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1.. 2.. 3..4.. & Shake!

  Shake things up this holiday season and give your loved ones a gift that fits them perfectly. DEFINE Holiday packages available for purchase NOW until Sunday at DEFINE's new online store!   Go to www.DEFINEbody.com and click SHOP now!  ...

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Mistletoe and CoCo!

Tis the season to give and here are two events where YOU can help out and warm someone's heart. Macy's Mistletoe on the Go Pucker-up, Texas’ biggest mistletoe ball is coming to downtown this holiday seasonas the newest addition to the Downtown District’s annual...

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DEFINE Thanksgiving Schedule!

REMINDER: road closure around DEFINE tanglewood studio on Thanksgiving due to the Turkey Trot.  For a map and road closures: https://turkeytrot.shelteringarms.org/faq/ Normal morning schedules. Afternoon and early evening schedule with the following cancellations: To...

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Stretch, Breathe, Repeat!

It is "Extend Your Reach" month at DEFINE and we are highlighting the importance of stretching for sports, working out, and every day flexibility. Not only is stretching great for the body but also for the mind! "Stretching should never be painful. You want to feel...

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Sit up straight and be happier!

According to new research,walking with a slouched or despondent body posture can lead to feelings of depression or decreased energy, but those feelings can be reversed by walking in a more upright position. "What we're saying is that if you start integrating more body...

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On your mark, get set, go!

5 ways to keep your body healthy for running or cross training! - DEFINE instructor, Jennifer Harkins   Roll it! Take a DEFINE mind class once a week. even a 30 minute express class can lengthen the muscles, break up lactic acid, and increase the elasticity of...

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What stretch do you CRAVE?

We want to know...What stretch do you CRAVE?  We are all built differently and have different stretches that our bodies just need or crave everyday, and while the splits might not be your thing, you could love a good pigeon pose. Share with us a snapshot of the...

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Get to the core!

"Every movement stems from your core. Your abdominals support your entire body structure, and are the foundation of each position in DEFINE body classes!" says DEFINE instructor Erin O'Leary Stewart. Weren't able to make a DEFINE Back2Basics Workshop? Jump into a...

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Breathe in and out.

Don’t forget to breathe, inhale and now exhale. . .  just a few sayings you might hear during your workout.  Most people are not conscious of their daily breathing patterns, especially when a muscle is burning or shaking. It is a natural tendency to want to hold your...

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Less is More!

Basic tip from DEFINE instructor Ashley Barber! Less is More! The simplest movements are often the most effective. Finding your working zone and staying in it lets you make the most of your time and get results quick! When you keep things small and controlled. ....

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Which barre-bie are you?

The group fitness stereotype series continues... Here's a list of 14 classmates you'll run into in a Lotte Berk / barre class. While you're up-an-inch, down-an-inch-ing, look around - you may see some of these folks! Which one are you? (I've been many of them...) 1....

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Labor Day Class Schedule

We’re here all weekend to help you celebrate Labor Day! We will have a modified schedule on Saturday, September 2nd and Monday, September 3rd. Check out each studio's schedule below and be sure to register for classes today! Tanglewood Class Schedule River Oaks Class...

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Got hip circles?

Do you catch yourself saying, "If I could get on that dance show and move like the stars, I could be in shape!"?  If only I could do those hip circles! With a little bit of coordination, and a whole lot of sweat, you too can master them!  Join Gelena THIS WEEKEND, for...

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Just Dance

This summer we've loved watching So You Think You Can Dance so much that the show inspired our fun dance focused August Workshops!  But what are some of the benefits of dance?  Here are 8 reasons you should start moving and shaking today! 1. It's a great cardio...

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Workshops Coming UP!

Our August dance workshop series starts this Saturday!  Grab your spot and come shake with us! SCULPT DANCE SCULPT WORKSHOP WITH ERIN Engaging the mind and body through cardio freestyle movement and full body sculpting. Erin’s NYC dance background will keep you moving...

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Which Indoor Cyclist Are You?

Do any of these indoor cyclists remind you of someone? From the abnormally vocal student to the texter, if you cycle frequently you've probably come across some of these cartoon characters. Or... you are one! 1. The 8-towler. Dude likes to keep dry. 2. The guy who is...

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Bedercise

Whether you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, or the right, you can get a workout without leaving your bed!  Henry shares with Rebecca Spera and Mirror/Mirror some great AM exercises. "First thing in the morning is a great time to get the core strong, warm, and...

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Spin Bike Song

On Wednesday's "Late Night", Jimmy Fallon partnered with LMFAO for a catchy new tune: “The Spin Bike Song.”  The fun, funny, high-energy track will make you laugh and bring a smile to your face now in your next DEFINErevolution...

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5-Minute Energy Boost

To watch video click : DEFINE Mirror/Mirror Video Segment Whether it's first thing in the morning or during that midday slump, instead of grabbing for that cup of coffee or tea, Fitness Studio Owners Henry Richardson and Erin Stewart say get moving."It's kind of that...

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Memorial Weekend Schedule

All DEFINE studios will still be having classes this weekend and Memorial Day! Come in for an energizing class before you head out of town or take advantage of a stay-cation and join us this weekend! Follow the studio links below to view each schedule: DEFINE...

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Upcoming Workshops & Events!

SUMMER DAYS & SUMMER NIGHTS TRUNK SHOW at DEFINE River Oaks Tomorrow! We have also added another day and location for the Summer Days & Summer Nights Trunk Show: Thursday, May 24th from 9am to 6pm at theRiver Oaks studio. The Carlisle Collection is offering...

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PUSHUPS FOR CHARITY DAY!

At DEFINE we have been practicing those pushups and getting the arms ready.  Here is a chance for you to put those biceps & triceps in motion for an even better cause! In Houston, TX, Mayor Annise Parker signed a Proclamation that "May 19, 2012 is Pushups For...

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Taken a break lately?

Take some time from your busy schedule to refresh, relax or rework your wardrobe at one of our upcoming workshops & events!       To refresh and calm your mind, sign up for the DEFINE mind workshop with Ashley Eldringhoff -Barber! When:Saturday,...

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Easter Class Schedule

Take some time with your loved ones this coming Easter holiday! We've adjusted our schedule on both Friday April 6th and Sunday April 8th. But after you've spent some time relaxing, be sure to join us again for an energizing class! Class cancellations include:...

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The Importance of Breathing

There are several reasons why personal trainers, instructors in fitness videos and other exercise specialists routinely specify how you should breathe during the course of any exercise. It's not just to help make sure you don't run short of breath, though that's...

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7:05AM Class at TW

Thank you for all the great suggestions that we have received thus far in the studio's feedback boxes!  We're working on incorporating some your ideas.  One popular request was the addition of a 7:05AM class at Tanglewood on Wednesday mornings and we're bringing it to...

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Prenatal Workshop

We had a ton of requests, so we're bringing back April's Prenatal Workshop.  Be sure to sign up if you are interested! Prenatal Workshop with April Coutino The benefits of moving more during pregnancy begin immediately and last your whole life. Your baby will start...

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New Instructors

Wondering about all the new faces teaching classes the past couple of weeks?  You can find out more about our new instructors (and all DEFINE instructors) in the about us page of...

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BusinessMakers

Henry Richardson - Define Body from The Businessmakers on Vimeo. Last week, Esther from The BusinessMakers Radio Show sat down with Hank to talk about DEFINE: body & mind! You can watch the interview...

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How Can Yoga Wreck Your Body

We came across this article the other day in the New York Times and were a little shocked.  It's a perspective on yoga that we've never see or really thought of before - How Can Yoga Wreck Your Body?  Check it out and let us know what you...

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December Holiday Schedule

tanglewood, river oaks and energy corridor: We will have a modified holiday schedule starting Friday, December 23rd through Sunday, January 1st, with all classes canceled on both Christmas Day and New Years Day. To view our holiday schedule and register for classes,...

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DEFINE energy corridor is open!

DEFINE energy corridor is now open and we had a great turn out for our preview weekend! But if you haven’t made it out to the new studio yet, take a mini tour with us: Or come by the studio to see it for yourself and take a class! We have classes 7 days a week! Visit...

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Energy Corridor Schedule

Wondering when you can start taking classes at our new energy corridor studio after this weekend's sneak peek...?  How about this Monday!!! To see the energy corridor's studio December schedule, visit our website or click here to register for a class...

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The Color Run

How fun does this look? What is the Color Run? The Color Run is a one of a kind experience that is less about speed and more about enjoying a color crazy day with your friends and family. The events, is all about people of all different speeds, ages, shapes, and sizes...

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Thanksgiving Schedule

Join us for either a pre or post turkey class!  Both the Tanglewood and River Oaks studios will be holding classes on Thursday, Friday and Saturday! tanglewood and river oaks: Monday, 11/21 and Tuesday, 11/22 Normal Schedule Wednesday, 11/23 Normal Morning and...

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Workout Wednesday

Curbing Holiday Weight Gain with Exercise The next few months, filled with holiday feasting, represent a dire threat to most people’s waistlines. Even those of us who normally eat a wholesome diet can find ourselves gorging on fatty, high-calorie foods and gaining the...

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Workout Wednesday – Push it

A Little Deception Helps Push Athletes to the Limit When you don't think you can hold chair any longer, you can!  It's mind over matter!  Read this great New York Times article to see how you can push yourself to the limit....

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Trick or Tidbits Treat?

Just in time for the holiday gift giving season, treat your family and friends with a sweet deal from DEFINE! Today thru Friday, visit Tidbits Treats and take advantage of this sweet treat of 10 classes at DEFINE: body & mind for just $80 ($180 value)! It's not a...

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Workshop Wednesday

DEFINEbeginner Workshop Saturday, October 22nd from 1pm – 2:30pm. Tanglewood. $30* Whether you'd like to perfect your form or want to introduce a friend to DEFINE, our DEFINEbeginner workshop is the place to be! Instructor Gelena Scally, will break down our DEFINEbody...

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DEFINE on Groupon

We have a great offer on Groupon today and tomorrow for new clients!  So if you  haven't tried a class yet or want to share the DEFINE fun with a friend, check it out! Innovation makes life easier for everyone—carriages developed into cars, telegraphs developed into...

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Resistance Band Workout

One rubber band can give you a full body workout, anywhere, anytime! "So, my favorite things about the resistance band aren't just that it gives you an amazing workout, you can take it wherever you want and it's really cost effective. The best part about it is it...

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Labor Day Schedule

We're here all weekend to help you celebrate Labor Day! Saturday normal schedule Sunday 8:30AM DEFINEbody 9:45AM DEFINEbody 11:00AM DEFINEbody Monday 8:15AM DEFINEbody 9:30AM DEFINEbody 10:45AM DEFINEbody&mind Visit DEFINE body&mind to reserve your...

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Workshop Wednesday

We have some awesome workshops coming up at DEFINE! Most notably, this weekend, April is holding her DEFINEdefense workshop at the Tanglewood studio.  And Houston Tidbits even gave this workshop a shout-out! Here's what they had to say: DEFINE Your Defense Mechanisms...

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Workout Wednesday

Reading the new September (SEPTEMBER!  Where has the summer gone!), Natural Health magazine, I came across an article about reasons why you should start weight training.  A lot of the reasons I already knew - increasing your metabolism, maintaining bone mass,...

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Tuesday Tip – Have a ball

Why buy gadgets when you already have everything in your house for a great workout? Grab a ball and get a full body workout. Hank shows Rebecca Spera of Mirror/Mirror how you can get a full body workout using the balls you have sitting around your house -- footballs,...

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Every Little Bit Counts

It's good too know that when it comes to fitness, the little things count. We recently read in an Atlantic article that a new study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise suggests that, contrary to what many people believe, strenuous...

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World Cup Wednesday!

The US Women's Team is playing France today in the World Cup Semifinals!  USA! USA! USA!!! (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images) We're all excited about the game and really inspired by the team's never-give-up attitude and their killer endurance, as they came back...

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July 4th Class Schedule

We will be open at DEFINE all weekend, with a modified schedule on Monday! Come and spend your holiday with the DEFINE team! river oaks & tanglewood Saturday normal schedule Sunday normal schedule Monday 8:15AM DEFINEbody 9:30AM DEFINEbody 10:45AM...

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Workshop Wednesday – DEFINEdefense

Prepare and prevent at DEFINEdefense Being able to defend yourself is paramount when you encounter unexpected and unwanted trouble.  Join April for DEFINEdefense, to learn a real set of basic self-defense techniques and become prepared for anything that comes your...

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Best Stretches for Runners

Even though Houston sometimes seems like one of the hottest places on the planet, it is also the home of an amazing number of runners.  One common problem that many runners face is finding time to stretch after the  repetitive stress and strain that running puts on...

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New Saturday Morning Class

Our Saturday morning classes at River Oaks have gotten so popular that we're adding a class time! Yay! Starting this week, Gelena will be teaching a 10AM DEFINEbody class at the River Oaks studio.  Now you have the option to sleep in a little bit later on Saturday and...

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Interval Training

At DEFINE, we crank up the intensity periodically throughout the DEFINEbody class, so you get all the benefits of interval training!  But what is interval training, what is so good about it? Interval training is basically exercise which consists of activity at high...

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Mood Lifting Iyengar

According to this recent Real Age article, yoga can be a great mood booster! If life's got you feeling a little frazzled or blue, adjust your mood for the better by striking a few yoga poses. According to a small study, this popular joint-loosening, muscle-toning...

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Workshop Wednesday – DEFINEspine

DEFINESPINE WORKSHOP Saturday, June 11th from 1 – 2:30PM.  River Oaks. $30. Contrary to what some people believe, back aches and pain aren’t a natural part of life. Who hasn’t felt that mild twinge or tightness in their back or neck? Just because these symptoms along...

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Memorial Day Schedule

As you make your Memorial weekend plans be sure to keep DEFINE in mind!  Come in for an energizing class before you head out of town or take advantage of a stay-cation and join us Saturday, Sunday, or Monday at the following times: Tanglewood & River Oaks:...

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Women’s Health Week

This week is National Women's Health Week!  Check out what they have to say about women's health! National Women's Health Week is a weeklong health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health. It brings together...

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Cores and Chores

With a busy schedule, it's hard to find time to work out. It's also hard to find time to do all your household chores. So why not combine the two and get fit while you shop or fold the towels?  With some help from Mirror Mirror, now you can feel the burn as you pick...

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define spine

How much do you know about your spine and the "architectural" support system of your body?  As a former competitive athlete, I suffered several various injuries:  shoulder, wrists, knees, and lower back.   Spinal injuries are really the worst because it affects...

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Easter Class Schedule

We wanted to remind you of our Easter Schedule! At both the Tanglewood and River Oaks studios, we have a slightly different class schedule on Friday, when we are canceling the 6:30PM and 6:35PM DEFINEbody classes, but then we will be sticking to our regular schedule...

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Workshop Wednesday: DEFINEstrength

DEFINEstrength Workshop with Eric Muller Do you have a friend (maybe a male friend) that has been resisting coming to DEFINE? Once they heard the words: barre, pilates and yoga, they immediately disengaged and shut down? Our DEFINEstrength workshop is the answer. It's...

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Workshop Wednesday – DEFINEbeginner’s

DEFINEbeginner's Workshop Whether you've been coming to DEFINE for months and have seen amazing results but want to fine tune your form, or it's your first time to the studio, our DEFINEbeginner's Workshop is a great way to learn about the DEFINEbody class! During...

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Wedding Testimonials

It's the perfect time to start getting in shape for summer, especially if you're a bride! Let some of our inspiring clients and instructors tell you how DEFINE: body&mind got them ready for their big day!

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Fitness Tips

As we were looking for "Workout Wednesday" inspiration, we came across some of Jackie Warner's (fitness guru, best selling author and Bravo star) fitness tips on www.shape.com. (Thanks SHAPE!)  Jackie has an AMAZING body and some of her tips really resonated with us...

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Spring Forward

Don't forget to spring forward this Sunday and set your clocks ahead an hour! We'll still be having our usual Sunday morning classes at 8:30, 9:45 and 11AM and would LOVE to see you...

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Workshop Wednesday

We had so much fun last month, we're bringing Beyonce's Single Ladies to Tanglewood for all the ladies (and guys) over in the Galleria area who want to shake their groove thang! So before you finalize your weekend plans, see if you can round up some friends and join...

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Tipful Tuesday

Can't make it into the studio or a class?  No worries!  Take some tips from Hank on how to workout at home while you are doing your chores.  It's called exponential productivity! Mixing Your Chores with Exercise:...

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DEFINE river oaks Parking Lot Repair

The DEFINE river oaks parking lot will be closed for repair all day Tuesday (tomorrow) until Wednesday morning. But don't worry...you can still visit us! Parking is available on the side streets surrounding DEFINE and limited parking spots can be found directly behind...

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Love to Laugh?

Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. In addition to the domino effect of joy and amusement, laughter also...

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Home Fitness Tips

We know that it's hard to be motivated away from the studio or gym, but today on Great Day Houston, Hank shared some "moves" that we can all do at home. Even Chaz and Deborah Duncan are getting in on the action! And if Chaz can do these simple moves, anyone...

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Morning Class Cancellations

It's still freezing out there and the roads are worse than we expected.  Due to the icy on the road conditions, we will be canceling all morning classes.  We will plan on resuming class at 1:30pm at both locations.    We will send another update if conditions do not...

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Brrrr…Class Cancellation

Due to the wintery wonderland heading Houston's way, we will be canceling a few classes as a safety precaution. The 7:45PM tonight, as well as the 6:30AM & 8:15AM on Friday at both locations will be canceled. The 9:30AM classes are tentative, so please check back...

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Class and Schedule Updates

It's February and just like the crazy weather today, we're mixing things up at DEFINE!  Well, what exactly is changing you my ask...?  We made a few class and instructor changes that we hope you guys will like!  But with everything we do, we would LOVE your feedback....

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DEFINEbody&mind

This might be the best thing since whole grain flaxseed enriched sliced bread!  Check out one of our newest classes, DEFINEbody&mind. DEFINEbody&mind is a great way to improve your strength as well as experience the therapeutic effects of DEFINEmind.  This...

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DEFINEapp

DEFINE has an app for that too!  Ever been on the go and needed to check the DEFINE schedule? Or do you need some help tracking your fitness results?  Well...we have an APP! The DEFINE: body & mind has an amazing app that allows you to not only view our schedule...

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Goals

Image Credit As 2010 comes to an end and the new year is staring us down, we've all started to think about our New Year's resolutions and goals. We normally stick with something simple, like an old favorite: eating less sugar and sweets. But by Valentine's Day, that...

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tipful tuesday

Make sure to check out all of DEFINE's great classes this new year!  In the meantime, watch today's quickstop at Channel 26 Houston, Fox's Morning News on how to get in amazing shape this New Year! Exercise with Ballet Bar Like a 'Black Swan':...

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the early bird gets the worm

Thanks Jenny for sharing a great article with us at DEFINE@DEFINEbody.com! This New York Times article is a perfect tidbit for the holiday times. I love the holidays. Who doesn't! And personally, I love holiday treats (especially holiday cookies!). So, I am going to...

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Holiday Schedule

tanglewood: Thursday, 12/23 * Regular Schedule Friday, 12/24 (Christmas Eve) * 8:30, 9:45 & 11:00 AM DEFINEbody Saturday, 12/25 (Christmas Day) * All Classes Canceled Sunday, 12/26 * 8:30 & 10:00 AM DEFINEbody * 2:45 PM DEFINEbody * 4:00 PM DEFINEmind Monday,...

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New Living

Thinking about greening up your home?  Or maybe trying to incorporate eco-friendly products in your next home remodeling project?  OR just wondering where some of the green elements in and around DEFINE came from?  All the answers can be found at a store on...

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Workshop Wednesday

We've been promising you some workshops and here they are!  I'm especially excited about DEFINEwine and hope to see you there! DEFINEwine Saturday, December 18th from 1pm – 2:30pm.  $30 The perfect holiday treat for yourself.  Join us December 18th for a full...

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Save Your…

What's the gift that keeps on giving...? Well, DEFINEmind definitely fits into that category! The class not only helps you destress and relax, but it also enables you to gain flexibilty and relieve any muscle tightness that you might be feeling.   And did you know...

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Thanksgiving Schedule

Join us for either some pre or post Turkey fitness!  Both the Tanglewood and River Oaks studios will be holding classes on Thursday, Friday and Saturday! tanglewood and river oaks: Wednesday, 11/24 * Normal Morning and Afternoon Schedule * 6:35 PM (ro) / 6:30 PM (tw)...

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Baby Workout Wednesday

As we get closer to Thanksgiving, I've started to see holiday decorations everywhere and inevitably, I've also started to think about holiday gifts for my friends and family. So...as we get closer to Christmas, I thought I would start sharing some of the things on my...

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Tidbit Tuesday

Hey guys, we just wanted to give you a little bit of a heads-up on an upcoming Tidbits Treat. On Thursday, you will be able to treat yourself to a special DEFINE deal exclusively through Tidbits Treats! And if you're not on the Tidbit Treats bandwagon yet, here's how...

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A Few Good (Business) Men

Our talented videographer/interior designer/owner was recently featured in Absolutely in the Loop Magazine! Check out the article by clicking here or read the excerpt about Hank below. Hank Richardson- DEFINE Opening just over a year ago, the Memorial studio of ...

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DEFINEcaliente Sneek Peek

I know this is the tiniest of sneak peeks... But this rainbow of color (well, really only blue, green and yellow) will be used in our new DEFINEcaliente class!!!  For an actual sneak peek of the class, come by our FREE preview class at 2:45 next Tuesday, where Hank...

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Inspiration

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and...

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Come Join the Fun!

Come join the fun! And starting October 15th we are about to have even more fun with more class times, more classes, and more instructors! DEFINE river oaks is opening OCTOBER 21TH!!! Sign up for the newsletter and check out the blog as we will be offering FREE...

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Tuesday Tip – My Daily Deals

Here's our Tip this Tuesday...check out our AMAZING deal available TODAY ONLY on My Daily Deals! DEFINE: body & mind is giving Houston dwellers a reason to be excited about exercising. Today, for $25 with My Daily Deals, choose to attend Any Three Fitness Classes...

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Mommies to Be

As you might have noticed, we have a lot of mommies to be that take class. And even one of our instructors, Lori was recently preggo and had her baby boy about 6 weeks ago. Lori's story is amazing! She taught and took DEFINEbody classes throughout her pregnancy and on...

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Tuesday Tip – Playlist Power

Unleash the Power of Music You probably know that listening to a good song can improve your mood. You smile a little, start tapping your foot and maybe throw in a dance move if you're feeling crazy. Well, when you're exercising, listening to a good song can not only...

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Shake it

Awhile ago, we gave you a heads up on the dreaded 5 second hold.  But before you even get to that hold, you've probably experienced THE SHAKES!  It has happened to everyone and still happens to me...but why? Well, here's the deal: Your muscles shake when they are...

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“Fall” into Fitness

Now is a great time to “Fall” into a fitness routine...hahaha! (Oh yes, we went there!) With no holidays in the immediate future that 1) add stress to an already hectic schedule and 2) sabotage you in multiple ways (pie, presents and parties, oh my) it’s time to focus...

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Exercise makes us smart!

Need some motivation to keep going this week? Well, not only does exercising regularly make you look good and feel good, it also makes you SMART! Here are 2 fun facts to get you through your next workout and on your way to becoming a GENIUS: 1. New brain cells...

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Just Breathe

You're doing it right now and you've been doing it since birth. Breathing. But who would have thought that this thing that you're always doing could solve a lot of your health problems? Well, not so fast...there is a difference between regular breathing, that we do...

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National Dance Day

I don't know how many of you guys are with me on this, but my favorite TV show of the summer has been SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE.  And in honor of National Dance Day today (the aim of which is to  promote health and self-esteem through the art form of dance), I...

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Workout Wednesday – great abs

The "Curl" is really one of the most powerful exercises we do at DEFINE.  It not only gives you great physical results, it helps to lengthen the para-spinal muscles and keep the entire spine long for a stronger and more flexible back.  Why do you want strength and...

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moving forward

DEFINE's goal is to open DEFINE river oaks by early to mid September 2010. We are pursuing LEED certification to provide the healthiest atmosphere (materials, air quality, and sustainability) for all to experience. Stay tuned as we get closer and closer to the...

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DEFINE river oaks

It is official!  DEFINE is opening their second location in late summer/early fall of 2010!  The goal is the beginning of September (but we will be in touch on that). It's going to be an amazing location with the following: 2 large studio rooms (DEFINEbody,...

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Tipful Tuesday: Sciatic Nerve Relief

Diving was always a huge part of my life growing up, and now that I'm all grown up(most of the time) some of the injuries I experienced from diving still cause discomfort (especially when I'm not consistently doing DEFINEbody and DEFINEmind classes).  My body has a...

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Secondary Food is what you eat!

There is a great theory that what nourishes us can be broken into two different categories: 1) Primary Food 2) Secondary Food.  You might be surprised to see that Secondary food is the actual food that we consume.  So, what is Primary food then? Primary food is our...

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a leap of faith – video

There are times when things don't make sense.  For me, it was when I broke my lower back at the peak of my diving career.  It's easy to have such a strong desire to do something or be something that we forget everything is going to be okay.  Often times the universe...

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DEFINE and LIVE WELL

Check out the latest segment on getting great summer legs! With the summer quickly approaching, we can get you ready in time to look and feel your absolute best!   All of these exercises are sustainable, safe, and easy to do.  Don't be surprised if your legs start...

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DEFINE unwind

Decompress and declutter that mind with Savasana:  If you are saying, "savasa-what", well, that's what we do at the end of each class!  Savasana is a great way to destress, declutter, and define your balance both mentally and physically! Why Savasana? At the end of...

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DEFINE survey

We are looking to update our class schedule along with some of the products and services we offer!  If you have an opinion (which we know you do), we would love to hear from you. Click on the following picture, and it will take you to a short survey!  If you complete...

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DEFINE health

I came across this great article in Men's Health that describes the benefits of strength based training over cardio training.  Check it out by clicking on the image below. At DEFINE, we are firm believers that strength training is the best way to burn fat.  And, if...

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Steppin Out

We are really jumping and steppin into the new year!  We have some great classes going on with WONDERFUL instructors! If you haven't been able to check out some of our new teachers, here's a little something to introduce them!  Hope your January is off to a great...

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DEFINE: detox

Have you considered starting 2010 with a fresh new glow?  If so, consider starting this new year with a gentle detox for your body and mind.  This detox will incorporate small changes to your diet and participating in both DEFINEbody and DEFINEmind classes. Diet:  Our...

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DEFINE: thanksgiving Hours

Happy Thanksgiving!  We are here for you this holiday season with a slightly modified schedule. Thursday, November 26th:  8:30am and 9:45am (all DEFINEbody) Friday, November 27th: 8:30am (DEFINEbody), 9:45am (DEFINEbody), and 11:00am (DEFINEmind) Saturday, November...

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DEFINE: stall bar

If you have a tight spine (or you just want to grow an extra inch), then I strongly advise you to check out the stall bar (see picture below) in your next class. As you hang, you will help create space between your discs and vertebrae.  The muscles along your spine...

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DEFINE: teachers

Each of our teachers is dedicated to help each client look and feel their absolute best.  That's why we have instructors that are compassionate, knowledgeable, and fun! Lori Hudson D.C. is a doctor of chiropractic. She is a University of Kentucky alumni, and a native...

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DEFINE: I DO

DEFINE is proud to offer our newest package:  DEFINE: I DO! We are offering the following to all Brides-To-Be: * 90 days of unlimited classes:  DEFINEbody, DEFINEmind, & DEFINExpress ($375) * Personal Consultation with a DEFINE instructor to go over goals,...

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DEFINE your balance

As the owner of DEFINE, I am obviously biased when I say "DEFINEbody and DEFINEmind are the two best classes I have ever taken!"  However, as someone who just a few months ago was looking for a place that offered a class that was challenging, intelligent (form and...

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D E F I N E is now O P E N

Although there were some doubtful moments as to the exact date when we would open (thanks to my beautiful bamboo sinks...read below), DEFINE is 100% open:  7 days/week, 364 days out of the year! As you can see from a few of the pics, DEFINE is looking a lot different...

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