IMPACTS ROUNDUP: Adaptive fitness program now open in southeast Houston and more

Special Strong offers personal, group and virtual adaptive fitness programs for those with mental, physical and cognitive challenges who want to socialize and improve their health and wellness. (Courtesy Mike Lutey)
Special Strong offers personal, group and virtual adaptive fitness programs for those with mental, physical and cognitive challenges who want to socialize and improve their health and wellness. (Courtesy Mike Lutey)

Special Strong offers personal, group and virtual adaptive fitness programs for those with mental, physical and cognitive challenges who want to socialize and improve their health and wellness. (Courtesy Mike Lutey)

Now open

Special Strong began serving clients April 1 out of the Anytime Fitness location at 4420 W. Main St., League City. The business offers personal, group and virtual adaptive fitness programs for those with mental, physical and cognitive challenges who want to socialize and improve their health and wellness. Southeast Houston location owner Mike Lutey is the company’s first franchisee, he said; this is the third Special Strong location in Texas and the first in Houston. 832-856-0158. www.specialstrong.com

Gordo Niño’s opened in mid-April inside the Chevron gas station at 1419 E. NASA Parkway, Houston. The Mexican eatery offers various burritos, tacos, breakfast all day and “killa-dillas,” which can be served with the signature bright purple Lean Sauce. 281-280-0090. www.facebook.com/gordoninos

Coming soon

Lefty's Famous Cheesesteaks, Hoagies & Grill has leased 2,691 square feet at League City Plaza, 176 S. Gulf Freeway, League City. A timeline for the restaurant’s opening has not been revealed. In addition to cheesesteaks and hoagies, Lefty’s serves burgers, corned beef, cold cuts, hot dogs, salads, desserts and more. Most Lefty’s locations are in Michigan, but a few are in California and Houston. www.eatleftys.com


Anniversaries

Assistance League Resale Shop, 100 E. NASA Parkway, Ste. 80, Webster, celebrated its 10-year anniversary through a “Silver Celebration” that began May 5. The resale shop, which has a refreshed look, cleaned, polished and sold silver jewelry and serving pieces in anticipation of Mother’s Day. The shop opened in May 2010 but was unable to celebrate its 10th anniversary last year because the business was closed for months due to COVID-19. Assistance League of the Bay Area is a nonprofit organization that funds local philanthropic programs and is funded in part by the shop. 281-554-2594. www.assistanceleagueba.org



Keels and Wheels celebrated its 25th annual Concours D’Elegance at 2322 Lakewood Yacht Club Drive, Seabrook, on May 1 and 2. The event brings together the country’s largest collection of classic cars and vintage wooden boats over the course of the weekend with awards given to distinguished cars or boats in various classes, according to the Keels and Wheels website. The anniversary celebration included the cars featured in the 2019 film “Ford v Ferrari,” and a new event logo was designed to commemorate 25 years of shows. www.keels-wheels.com

By Colleen Ferguson
A native central New Yorker, Colleen Ferguson worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. Colleen graduated from Syracuse University in 2019, where she worked for the campus's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange, with a degree in Newspaper and Online Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a degree in Spanish language and culture. Colleen previously interned with The Journal News/lohud, where she covered the commute in the greater New York City area.
By Jake Magee
Jake Magee has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper.

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