VillaSport Athletic Club, Spa & Gym Opens in Katy, TX

It’s not just a gym in Katy, TX—VillaSport Cinco Ranch is a whole athletic club and spa! Villa Sport boasts a grandiose facility with a little something for everyone in the family!

Keep reading on to discover all that this new Cinco Ranch gym has to offer.

VillaSport Early Bird

For those of you who work the early shift, I know you’ll appreciate the hours of operation that they have here.

For those of you who don’t care to wake up early for the gym, the breakfast cafe may entice you. It got me! Coined Villacafe, it even sounds luxurious to the ear…

Villacafe hosts a wide range of breakfast and lunch options. At the cafe, you’ll find everything from pastries, to salads, to sandwiches, wraps and toasts, to smoothies. They even have a selection for the kids, to include pizza, chicken nuggets, macaroni and more.

Oh, and we can talk about breakfast without mentioning coffee. Yes, they have that too! Not big on coffee, then you’ll want to try out the hot cocoa or the fresh iced tea.

You’ll quickly grow to love your morning workout. Rest assured that your early bird tendencies won’t be penalized. Villasport offers a multitude of athletic classes all throughout the day. But, we’ll talk about that later in the blog.

What VillaSport Has For The Kids

So, let’s start with the typical kid stuff… They have several kids play areas, so that parents can come and knockout their workout free of distractions. Staff made it a point to let guests know that they do change diapers, because who wants to exit stage left out of a fitness class to go do that.

You will have no worries while your child plays all of their energy away with VillaSport staff. They have a multitude of play rooms that are separated by age range. They make sure to engage your children just as much, if not more than you would.

I saw lots of books, puzzles, building blocks, and other creative activities for children to enjoy. One room was a gym complete with everything that I can remember from my childhood PE class. This part of the facility really made me miss being a kid again!

Outside, they have several pools. One of which, is pretty much a water park with a huge water slide. You’ll have to watch my Youtube video to see that! Who needs the beach, when you have a VillaSport gym right around the corner.

As if that wasn’t enough… Wait, there’s more—they offer summer day camp for kids too! Get more details about the Cinco Ranch summer day camp program by clicking here.

What VillaSport Has For The Adults

VillaSport gym has even more to offer if you’re an adult trying to get slim thick on. Multiple resort style pools (one of which, is an adult only pool), a bar & grill (with all of the accouterments for the perfect adult refreshments), a spa offering facials and massages, a full on salon, and all of the gym equipment that you could ever want.

The gym has tons of machinery. Whether you like using free weights or machine, just know that Villasport has plenty of everything. They even had an imitation grass lane for you CrossFit folks that love to workout outside.

There was plenty of lockers with space enough for all of your belongings. Both the men and women’s area have a dry sauna, steam sauna, and a hot tub.

If you’re coming from or going to a busy day at the office and haven’t finished all of your work, you can do it here. They have a ton of relaxing sitting areas where you can just sit and reflect. Yes, they do offer complimentary WiFi to guests.

For the Gym Newbie at VillaSport

For those of you that are just embarking on you fitness journey, take advantage of the knowledgeable staff that VillaSport has. I walked up to a couple staff members to ask them about different equipment that they had that I had never seen. When interacting with other coworkers and patrons, all of the staff was very friendly and enthusiastic. Everyone was very cognizant of the member experience that they were providing.

If you are someone that needs even more guidance, hire one of the Villasport trainers to instruct you through your workout. Just want minimal guidance, then take advantage of the fitness classes that we mentioned above.

While I was at the gym, I was able to take and witness a couple of the group exercise classes that they offer.

Group Exercise Classes that I’ve taken at VillaSport Cinco Ranch

  • Les Mills THE TRIP™ bike class
  • Body pump
  • Yoga

To say that they were all quite the challenge, would simply be an understatement. Be sure to watch the video here if you want a first look at me attempting those classes.

VillaSport Cinco Ranch for the Posh

After my workout, I showered and headed over to the spa. I got a rejuvenating facial and a full body massage. I was amazed by how fresh and calming everything was. Think mint, eucalyptus, pumpkin… everything that soothes the soul!

It was so relaxing! I felt like I was at a luxury spa resort. The experience was just perfect. Don’t take my word for it…

Spa staff was very respectful and knowledgeable about the procedures that they were performing. They inform you every step of the way, what they are using and how it helps your skin. My masseuse even made sure to ask me how the pressure was throughout my massage.

It was the little things like that, that really made this a wondrous experience for me. Go watch my Youtube video, so you can get a glimpse of how awesome this gym and all of the staff are!

Be sure to check out their upcoming events. They host birthday parties, social clubs, networking events and more. You can access the calendar of events here: VillaSport Calendar.


Ready to Join VillaSport Gym of Katy, TX?

Ready to take advantage of all that VillaSport has to offer? Sign up today! Registration fees are being waived right now, so sign up soon!

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Visit VillaSport to find out more information:

VillaSport Athletic Club & Spa

9930 Gaston Rd

Katy, TX 77494

346-322-2468

VillaSport Athletic Club, Spa & Gym Opens in Cinco Ranch | Final Rant

What’s In My Gym Bag?

Whenever I start talking about my new found love for the gym, the conversation always leads to people asking what’s in my gym bag! If you’re curious about it too, then keep on reading!

Gym Bag

Every gym enthusiast needs a place to keep all of their go to gym essentials. If you don’t already have a gym bag, then you can find an inexpensive one on Amazon.com or at Ross Dress For Less.

what's in my gym bag

They have a plethora of cute options with a wide range of colors. You can opt for duffel style, or for the cute 90’s backpack type of gym bag. Go with whatever complements your fitness style!

gym bag essentials

As you can see, my gym back is by FILA. It has two of my favorite colors in it: black and neon green. I love the bag because it’s very sturdy and stands up to all of my abuse. In my morning rush, so much ends up getting thrown into my gym bag: breakfast, clothes, my makeup bag.

My gym bag is full of pockets and meshing. This is great because it allows for adequate air flow throughout the bag. It even has a separate pocket for me to store a pair of shoes. So, it’s no problem for me to go from my work heels to my gym shoes.


Headphones

I’m so dependent on my headphones that I will go all the way back home if I end up at the gym without them. Silly, right?

lg headphones

For whatever reason, I can not go to the gym without a pair of headphones. I have a pair of Bluetooth LG headphones that I absolutely swear by. They are virtually weightless while I’m working out.

Headphones are a great distraction, especially when you’re not particularly motivated to work out. As soon as I turn on my headphones, it takes my mind to an entirely different place. It’s almost like I’m in a trance.


Fitness Swimsuit

If I plan on swimming that day, I make sure to bring a fitness swimsuit with me. A one piece swimsuit–because uhh, she got a donk! Speedo has the most comfortable swimwear in my opinion. We definitely don’t need all of that being exposed to virgin eyes in the gym.

I have so many swimsuits, it’s ridiculous. So, it’s nothing to leave a spare suit in my gym bag for whenever I need to grab and go. I also make sure to pack my FILA slides for walking to and from the pool area.


Towel

Having a towel while you’re at the gym is vital for several reasons. Mostly because sweat an germs… Additionally, it serves as a show of courtesy to your fellow gym members.

gym towel

In my fitness group, I hear so many people ranting about others not bringing a towel with them to the gym. It’s a serious thing guys!

It’s best to use a towel with discernible sides. One side for the part that will touch dirty gym equipment, while the other will only touch surfaces of your skin.

Nobody wants to get on a piece of gym equipment that’s still full of fresh dew from the last person’s sweat. Take advantage of your gym’s towel service if they offer it.

Plus, it’s always nice to have a towel if you’re using the sauna!


Deodorant

Okay, this item doesn’t require a big description. Deodorant is deodorant… Bring some! I personally use Arm & Hammer deodorant. The brand claims to use all natural deodorizer ingredients, so the green in me loves that.


what's in my gym bag

Resistance Bands

I recently ordered some resistance bands from Amazon. These are typically used to increase intensity in a workout. They are great for toning my legs.

You can find resistance bands online for cheap. Also, you can take them virtually anywhere. I take mine with me to work and use them at my desk during the day.


Ankle Straps

ankle straps

Ankle straps have helped with toning my glutes so well! I get so many compliments on my legs and butt. I purchased my straps online at Amazon. I use these straps for my workouts on the dual pulley machine.

Click here to watch my Youtube video where I show my favorite booty building exercises. Do these and you will definitely notice a big change within two weeks. Yes, you can quote me on that.


Water Bottle

blender bottle

Another essential at the gym is a means to drink water. It’s a hassle to walk back and forth to the water fountain, so I typically try to bring a water bottle with me for every workout.

My preferred brand is the blender bottle. It doubles as a cup for both water and my protein shakes. It comes with a metal contraption that helps with blending any supplemental powders that you may be incorporating.


What’s in your workout bag?!


Pre-workout

You can’t talk about supplemental powders without mentioning pre-workout. Pre-workout is one of my must have gym items, especially if I workout in the morning.

c4 preworkout

C4 is my preferred blend. It gives me the boost I need to wake up and get to the gym. I take the pre-workout about 20 minutes before my workout. It has me floating across the gym for the duration of my workout.

I noticed that I can do a longer, more intense workout when I take C4. A more intense workout means greater gains, so I’m here for that.


If you enjoyed this blog, be sure to drop me a comment below. Is there anything in your bag that I don’t have in mine? Let me know! Check out my last fitness blog here!


Shop my gym bag essentials below!

Metric USA Resistance Bands
Arm &  Hammer Deoderant
Metric USA Ankle Straps
Sports Swimsuit
Blender Bottle Classic
Fila Slides
C4 Pre-Workout
LG Tone Headset
Acteon Gym Towel
Fila Gym Bag

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Lose Weight Fast with These Simple Weight Loss Tips

Curious about how to lose weight fast? Is it even possible? It definitely is–I know, because I managed to do it. I planned a last-minute trip and had to drop 15 pounds quick!

Find out how I did it here by reading this blog! Oh, and don’t forget: You have to actually work out for this to work!

how to lose weight fast

Drink More Water to Lose Weight Fast

If you’re trying to lose weight fast, you have to consume more water. Make it a point to kick soda and other sugary drinks out of your diet.

lose weight fast

You should be drinking at least 6 to 8 glasses of water a day. If you struggle with drinking water, then try to find alternatives that best suite your taste buds.

Green tea is great. It offers a burst of energy and has way less sugar than your loaded iced coffees.

I struggled with this tip when I first started my weight loss journey. However, if you must have coffee, try to drink it black. Black coffee packs a strong punch without all of the empty calories.

Lately, I’ve also been enjoying the powder packs that you can add to your bottled water. They come in all types of flavors. Opt for low sugar and low-calorie mix-ins for optimal weight loss!

Do Away With Milk

I’ve never been a big fan of milk. I used to drink it as a child, but I’m really not big on it now. If there are other breakfast options, then I’m most likely going to avoid any involving milk.

lose weight fast

If you’re trying to lose weight fast, go with an alternative like goat’s milk, or nut milk. There are so many milk alternatives these days, it’s crazy.

They have almond milk, coconut milk, rice milk, and even soy milk. There are literally all types of milk to suit whatever dietary constraints you may have. I mean, seriously… The other day, I saw something labeled oat milk.

All of these are great milk alternatives. They have less sugar and calories, but still, have a similar consistency to milk.

Consume More Lean Protein for Weight Loss

The hardest part of this transition for me has definitely been the dieting. I love food–all kinds of foods! It’s so hard to say no to a plate that’s right in front of me. In order to lose weight quickly, I had to make some difficult dietary changes. I had to learn to say no and push the plate away.

My best advice is to make it a point to only buy healthy foods. By buying healthy foods, you will be forced to eat just that. In an interview with HuffPost, nutritional biochemist, Shawn M. Talbott, Ph.D., states that weight loss is mostly about dieting.


“As a rule of thumb, weight loss is generally 75 percent diet and 25 percent exercise. An analysis of more than 700 weight loss studies found that people see the biggest short-term results when they eat smart. ” – Shawn M. Talbott, Ph.D.


lose weight fast

Lean protein consumption is a must for fast weight loss. If you are serious about losing weight, you have to keep this in the forefront of your mind. This means eating lots of vegetables, low sugar fruit, and lean meats.

Get used to eating salads, lean beef, turkey, chicken, eggs, and fish! If you get tired of this, tofu and other soy foods are always an option. Try to keep a bag of nuts around you for snacks in between meals.

Avoid Foods That Are High in Starch

For faster weight loss, avoid foods that have lots of starch. This includes avoiding potatoes, pasta, rice, cereal, crackers, bread, and trans fats. It’s tough to make this change, but the results that you will begin to see will only motivate you even more.

weight loss

When I stopped eating starchy foods, I noticed less inflammation. My stomach seemed to instantly flatten. My face looked skinnier. I even had less acne. All of this because of a simple reduction in starch consumption. Okay, this is a change that I can deal with.

Commit to Your Weight Loss

To lose weight fast, make a commitment to your fitness. Join a gym if funds allow you to do so. The gym is basically a community in itself. Once you get into a routine of going, you’ll start to connect with more like-minded people.

There are plenty of Youtube videos that you can watch to fulfill an at home workout regimen. My favorite fitness Youtuber is Annabelle Hayes. She blogs and makes videos showing you what to eat and what workouts to do to drop weight quickly.

lose weight fast

Another way to really commit to your weight loss is by joining a supportive community. I’m in several Facebook groups myself. We often share pictures of our progress and details on how we are meeting our goals.

You can also try joining a Meetup group or a fitness boot camp. There are even apps that assist with dieting and weight loss. There are many types of communities out there. Ultimately, it’s great to see what others are doing to achieve maximal fitness.

Reward Yourself for Weight Loss

Set goals for yourself. Once you meet a goal, treat yourself to a new fitness perk. It can be anything from new shoes to an infrared sauna treatment, to new workout clothes, or even a new water bottle.

The possibilities are endless when you are treating yourself. Accordingly, you will start to meet goals more consistently.

How to Lose Weight Fast!

If you want more tips on weight loss, drop some suggestions below on what I should talk about next.


If you’re not following me on Youtube, go check out my channel right now! I just started a weight loss series that I’m sure you’ll be interested in watching!

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I Tried An Infrared Sauna in Houston

Houston has a new Infrared Sauna Spa! I was eager to give it a try and see what it was all about. If anyone is skeptical about any and everything, it’s me!

I had to get first hand details on this place. Read on more to hear my experience with the session.

infrared sauna spa

I was recently invited out to a local infrared sauna in Houston, called The ShapeRoom. At first I was really skeptical because I’d never heard of anything like it before. I mean, this is the day and age of scams and quick fixes–so it was only right for me to be apprehensive.


“The moment that I stepped into the sauna spa, I felt a sense of calm overcoming me.”


The spa rests almost hidden in a low traffic area of Houston’s River Oaks District. The moment that I stepped into the sauna spa, I felt a sense of calm overcoming me. The ambiance was so tranquil, from the lighting, to the aroma, to the energy and the owner’s pleasant personality.

Elaina, the manager, gave me a tour of the infrared sauna spa and explained to me the process and benefits of the infrared body wrap. At this point, I felt reassured and ready to try it out!

infrared sauna in houston

My session started off with a a dry brushing over my torso. This exfoliates the skin, increases collagen production, and improves vascular blood circulation to the surface of the skin. This process helps diminish the appearance of cellulite.

After this, she applied her proprietary firming gel (ShapeUp). The gel firms and burns fat. Yes, you can go in and purchase a bottle for use in your home. She recommended using the gel under a sweat belt, waist trainer, faja or girdle for increased results.

She wrapped me up and then placed me in the infrared sauna bed. My skin felt very cool at first, but it quickly started to warm up. After all of that, I was ready to go under!

the shaperoom houston

What Are The Benefits of Infrared Sauna Therapy?

  • burn 600-2500 calories
  • relieve pain and joint stiffness
  • drastically reduce cellulite
  • detox waste and impurities
  • improve immune system
  • improve blood circulation
  • increased clarity
  • whole body rejuvenation

How Do You Prepare For Your Infrared Sauna Session?

You can prepare for your session by making sure you are adequately hydrated. Make sure you eat prior to your infrared sauna session, as infrared therapy increases your metabolism.

During my session, I had on a full face of makeup. Make sure you remove your makeup before getting on the table. If not, it just ends up sweating off. I brought an extra set of undies with me to put on after my post session shower.

infrared sauna spa detox

How Will You Feel After The Infrared Sauna?

During my session, I was able to relax and reflect. It was so peaceful! After my session, I felt like I had just done a full on workout. I was literally drenched in sweat! It was such a relief to disrobe and jump into a cool shower, which they had at the spa.

It’s difficult to describe what I felt mentally. If you meditate, then you know the feeling… absolute clarity. I can definitely see myself coming here weekly. I think it’s also worthy to note that I lost 3 lbs.

Want to schedule you Infrared Sauna Session?

If you have additional questions or want to schedule a session, I’ve included the address and phone number below. Use my discount code: RANT to get $9 off your booking!

If you end up going, drop me a comment below letting me know how your experience went! Go follow The ShapeRoom on Instagram ( @theshaperoom )to keep up with their latest deal specials!

The ShapeRoom

832-524-2270

2631 Persa Street

Houston, TX 77098

 

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Lose Belly Fat Quick With Hourglass Angel Waist Trainer

Everyone is always searching for a quick fix when it comes to wanting to lose belly fat quick and getting that hourglass frame.

Let’s get real–there is no quick fix. Most of the transformations that we see on social media took lots of time and effort–or surgery. No shade, if I could afford it I’d do it too!

I’ve seen everything from teas that promise to make your tummy tinier, creams that instantly reduce water weight, clothes that slim. So, naturally I wanted to give waist training a solid go around.

You can’t knock it until you try it, right… I mean, look at Kim’s waist! If that’s not an hourglass, then I don’t know what is.

I was recently sent a waist trainer by Hourglass Angel. They are an online vendor that offers a wide range of bras, panties, and an assortment of various types of shape-wear.

I even saw some shape-wear for men. What?! Yasss… Everybody is out here trying to live their best life! I’m not even mad.

What size should I get?

I ordered my waist trainer not knowing exactly what size to get. I didn’t have any tape to get accurate measurements, but I made a sizing guess based off of my bra size which is a 36.

When I received the product, it was a bit tight. But, after a few uses that wasn’t much of an issue… not because it stretched, but because I was actually shedding pounds fairly quickly.

The quality of the waist trainer is very impressive. I’ve seen these in stores at a lower price point. However, those looked very flimsy. The Hourglass Angel waist trainer is very well sewn, no lose seams or frays anywhere. The front zipper is very sturdy.

How does wearing a waist trainer feel?

When wearing the Hourglass Angel waist trainer, I feel increased spinal support. My bust seems more lifted. I notice way more sweat in my midsection than I normally do during my workout.

And guess what, my waist line looks snatched to the Gods. I look like a whole hors d’oeuvre when I’m wearing it. I’m not even lying! Heh!

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out my video review of the Hourglass Angel waist trainer. You can find that here. Be sure to subscribe once you make it there!

Waist Training with Hourglass Angel

Did my the waist trainer give me permanent results? I’m not sure… Ask me again in a few months and that’s if I actually stick to my diet plan. I’ve been known to yo-yo when it comes to my fitness routines.

If you’ve tried using a waist trainer previously, comment below letting me know how your experience with it went.

Want to purchase a waist trainer? Link to product: https://dealspotr.com/go/Pup8x Also, be sure to use referral code: FINALRANT

If you like this post, be sure to check out my last fitness post on how to get slim thick real quick. I’ll see you guys in the next one!

 

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