I Tried An Infrared Sauna in Houston

Infrared Sauna Spa? Is that even a thing… Why yes, it is. As usual, I’m late finding out–but better late than never!

i tried an infrared sauna

I was recently invited out to a local infrared sauna, 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 spa rests almost hidden in a low traffic area of Houston’s River Oaks District. The moment that I stepped into the 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?

  • 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 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?

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?

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


2631 Persa Street

Houston, TX 77098









Waist Training with Hourglass Angel

Everyone is always searching for a quick fix when it comes to weight loss 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.

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.

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!


Get Slim Thick Quick with These 5 Tips

Spring has sprung, but is your body bikini ready? If not, check out these easy recommendations on how to get that “slim thick”  look just in time for Summer vacation.

The secret’s out, we’re all about to get slim thick for the summer!

get slim thick quick


Studies show that it takes roughly 66 days for a new behavior to turn into a habit. If you’re reading this, then you still have time to get summer time fine before bikini season. Create a fitness plan and stick to it. If you need accountability, join a Facebook fitness support group or plan to work out with a friend. If you need inspiration, scroll through Instagram’s latest trending fitness hashtags: #slimthick #fitnessfreaks #fitnessgoals #summertimefine. Ultimately, if you don’t have a plan then you are planning to fail. Consistency is truly key!

slimthick fitness routine


You can’t talk about slim thick without mentioning exercise. This leads us right into our next tip. 80% of success is showing up. So, plan to show up daily if you really want to see results. No, you don’t have to go to the gym every day! You can easily find things to do in your home or even at your place of work during your lunch break. I keep two 15 pound dumb bells in my office for days that I know will be too hectic to get to the gym. Check out Youtube if you don’t know what workouts to do for the areas that you are targeting. Vynessa Alease is one of my favorites when it comes to fitness vloggers. Try to shoot for at least 45 to 60 minutes of daily physical activity. A little effort each day will have a considerable pay off in the long run.

slim thick fitness


If you expect to see weight loss or to lean gains for the slim thick look, then just know that you’ll need to make the appropriate changes to your eating habits. This means monitoring both what and how much you eat at each meal. The My Fitness Pal is a great app to use if you are trying to stay at a specific caloric intake. The app will tell you how many calories you’ve consumed based of what you’ve eaten for the day. This will help you determine how much you need to work out in order to burn that amount of calories. Don’t forget that seasonings, dressings and beverages will add calories to your total daily intake as well.

diet meal plan


Speaking of beverages… All of the frequent exercising can dehydrate you if you’re not taking in adequate amounts of water. Try to keep a bottle of water within close reach. Yep, this gives you an excuse to purchase a cache of cute tumblers. This will deter you from drinking things that you shouldn’t, like soda. This will help you meet your daily water intake goal. It is recommended that you consume eight 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Yes, it sounds overwhelming—but think about all of the wonderful ways your body will reward you for your efforts. If water isn’t exactly your thing, try brewing up a tea or adding a healthy drink mix, like Crystal Light.

drink water to lose weight


This new lifestyle will have you feeling amazing! If done right, you can begin to remodel your metabolism. A good balance is of the upmost importance.  It is vital that you give your body the necessary time that it needs for proper recovery. This means, making sure you are rotating the muscle groups that you choose to work out each day. In addition, make sure you are getting enough sleep at night. Try to get at least 8 hours with each slumber. Without this rest period, your body can not effectively replenish its energy nor can it repair damaged tissues. Resting is imperative if you want to have a successful fitness regimen and prevent injury.

fitness routine and rest

Drop a comment below, to let me know:

  • What goals you are currently working on…
  • What milestones do you hope to reach by Summer…
  • Your favorite fitness related app…

Until next time guys! Remember, fitness is the new 20s…

Before starting any workout or diet plan, please consult with your physician.


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