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HTX New Beginnings

The best thing about the new year is it offers a clean slate — once again — to make the changes in your life you've always wanted to. To get off to a healthy start that will stick throughout the year, this CultureMap editorial special series focuses on realistic ways to lose weight, exercise more and kick a bad habit — and have fun doing it. 


HTX New Beginnings


Local TV star fights back from bike accident, loses 60 pounds in dramatic weight battle

By Tyler Rudick

Feb 3rd, 2013 at 3:01 PM

September 2011 marked the beginning of a rough patch for local public television celeb Ernie Manouse. "I was literally laid up for two-and-a-half months after the accident," he says of ...


Hot boutique exercise studio looks to change the gym game: Pilates on steroids, anyone?

By Jayme Lamm

Jan 27th, 2013 at 3:01 PM

If I cancel last minute I’ll get charged? If I don’t sign up quick enough, will there be a spot for me? The woman twice my age looks ...


Tricks of the trade: Refresh your space — on any budget — and fall in love with your home again

By Karon Karter

Jan 26th, 2013 at 3:00 PM

This time of year, we always become antsy to start anew — and that includes refreshing our abodes. For these sorts of problems, we turn to a pro, like Bill Lawrence ...


A new exercise craze hits Houston: Are you tough enough for the Bar Method?

By Whitney Radley

Jan 24th, 2013 at 6:02 AM

As I sit at my desk, my legs are weak, my shoulders sore, my abs aching. No, I didn't get in a fender bender. Didn't run a marathon ...


Taking the juice cleanse challenge . . . and failing: Detoxifying is tougher than you think

By Jayme Lamm

Jan 23rd, 2013 at 11:18 AM

With the New Year comes a lot of promises to ourselves. Like evading the mall and lowering credit card bills. Or bringing your A-Game to work everyday. Working out more ...

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