According to Monica Danna, Director of Community Outreach at Revive, the center at 34th and Ella is over 90 percent leased, with options currently out on the final two spaces. The most recent signee is Re/Forme lagree fitness.
Popsugar recently posted an article on the fitness program which centers around the Megaformer, “which uses adjustable spring-loaded resistance to allow for a customizable resistance load that is engaged via slow, deliberate movements that activate slow-twitch muscle fibers, increasing stamina and oxygen capacity of your muscles and allowing the body to burn energy for longer periods of time.”
The method was developed by Sebastien Lagree, “a self-described former chubby kid who wanted to merge the nurturing approach of Pilates with the more rigorous approach of bodybuilding.”
“I needed to devise a workout that’s going to give you the same kind of result [as high-impact activities like weightlifting and running] — it’s going to chisel you and sculpt you and tone you — but it’s not going to destroy you,” Lagree told Popsugar of the workout.
Danna says that Houstonian and soccer athlete Meghan Gibbons McAlpine is bringing the Megaformer, to the Oak Forest/Garden Oaks area. Re/forme will open in January 2018 and will be the second shop in the center, the first being Surfhouse.
For more on the community’s recent support of Surfhouse, and an update on which restaurant will occupy the center first, and when, see this week’s Leader.