New Year's Resolution Guide for the Katy area

Get ready for the new year with the 2017 New Year's resolution guide.

Get ready for the new year with the 2017 New Year's resolution guide.

Clean eating

Harvest Natural Market
25600 Westheimer Parkway, Katy
281-665-4800 •

The grocery store features produce, bulk supplies, organic baked goods and artisan cheese. The market incorporates locally sourced food and items from around the world.

Sprouts Farmers Market
23105 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy
281-769-0444 •
The grocery store chain offers a variety of fresh and organic foods at affordable prices, including 180 varieties of organic produce, freshly made and prepackaged meals, baked goods, beer, wine and hormone-free meats and free-range chicken. Knowledgeable staff members are ready to assist customers with the store’s extensive selection of vitamins.

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Whole Foods Market
6601 S. Fry Road, Katy.
281-769-5670 •

The Austin-based grocery store offers a large selection of fresh foods, including an extensive salad bar that allows customers to customize their meals and a variety of Health Starts Here meal options from a grab-and-go cooler. The produce section has precut fruits and vegetables as well as fresh pressed juices made in-house daily. A store concierge can assist with meal planning, ordering, shopping and curbside pickup.


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Absolute Fitness and Nutrition
25600 Westheimer Parkway, Ste. 300, Katy
832-913-6612 •
The all-inclusive health spa offers personal training, nutrition consultations and chiropractic care. Personal training sessions use functional training methods to get clients in their best shape to do everyday actions well and without pain. Yoga, self-defense and boot camp small group classes are also available.

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Aerial Fitness
11605 S. Fry Road, Ste. 105, Fulshear
281-346-8454 •
Clients age 6 years and older do aerial poses and silhouettes while hanging 25 feet off the ground from silky fabrics. The gym also offers barre, yoga, aerial yoga and Pilates and yoga combination PiYo. Clients can work out on their own or with a personal trainer using weight machines and straps, treadmills, bikes or an elliptical.

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ESN Health
22756 Westheimer Parkway, Ste. 160, Katy
2770 FM 1463, Ste. 102, Katy
281-395-0827 •

Two Katy facilities offer private fitness training, small group classes, nutritional coaching, supplements and ready-to-go healthy meals. The gyms take a holistic and synergistic approach toward one-on-one personal training and fitness, providing the personal attention clients need to help them improve their health, bodies and lives.

Proactive Lifestyle Fitness
811 Mason Road, Ste. 116, Katy
281-599-3100 •

The gym focuses on science-based exercise, working with each client’s anatomy and physiology. Client go through metabolic testing to find out how many calories he or she actually uses in order to set specific targets. Trainers help clients work toward long-term solutions rather than short-term goals. The gym is one of five facilities in the Greater Houston area that uses muscle activation techniques to improve muscle structure.

Life coaching

Cres Lake–Life Coach
713-550-0935 •
With more than 20 years of experience, life coach Cres Lake helps her clients become the best version of themselves through setting goals and changing perspectives. Lake uses coaching techniques and strategies to help clients develop determination and find self-assurance to face life’s challenges. She also travels to meet her clients.

My Inspired Life Coaching
832-716-7118 •
Certified professional life coach Karlene Cantrell specializes in helping clients work through impending life changes. Serving as an accountability partner, she creates an environment where clients are able to transform the issues that are in the way of achievement. The partnership helps to uncover and realize potential and find new possibilities.

Money management

Cinco Ranch Financial
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Ste. B222, Katy
281-693-2222 •
Full-service certified financial planner Emory Guest helps clients assess their needs and risks in order to achieve long-term financial goals. Guest has 24 years of experience. His services, which are offered through LPL Financial and are fee- and commission-based, include assistance with taxes, saving conservatively, cash flow analysis and retirement projections.
*LPL Financial Security and Advisory services are offered through LPL Financial, member FINRA/SIPC.

Edward Jones
888 Avenue D, Ste. A, Katy
Financial advisor Pat Doucette assists clients with their retirement and estate planning and education funding needs. Doucette invests time to understand client goals, assess level of risk and monitor progress to keep on track toward long-term success.

Weight loss

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Katy Ideal Weight loss
21733 Provincial Blvd. Ste. 130, Katy
832-321-3765 •

Katy’s only stand-alone ideal protein clinic teaches the body to burn fat, creating energy and losing weight. Medically created and supervised, the program offers one-on-one coaching with a diet consultant.

Medi Weight loss
22167 Westheimer Parkway, Ste. 105, Katy
281-305-0735 •

The lifestyle change program focuses on the person as an individual in a fun and motivational environment. Medical supervision helps to monitor cholesterol and other health indicators as well as ensure patients are healthy throughout the weight loss process.

Physicians Weight Loss Centers
5550 S. Peek Road, Katy
281-769-9204 •

The center offers different plans where clients set weight loss goals, eat food purchased from the grocery store, keep a food diary and weigh in once a week. Three consultations each week help encourage and motivate clients to stay on track.



water pouring out of many pipes into a basin
Katy-area residents may see water bills increase in 2020

The authorities’ increased rates are meant to help pay for billion-dollar water infrastructure projects to reduce their dependence on groundwater.

The Greater Houston area is expected to see a net gain of 42,300 jobs in 2020. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Greater Houston region expected to see slower job growth in 2020

The Greater Houston area is expected to see a net gain of 42,300 jobs in 2020.

Downtown Katy will turn into a winter wonderland for Katy Old Fashioned Christmas Festival on Dec. 7. (Courtesy Katy Market Days)
14 things to do in the Katy area this weekend, Dec. 6-8

This weekend offers hayrides, snow fun and other holiday activities.

Fusion Grill opened in Katy. (Courtesy Fusion Grill)
Fusion Grill opens on Mason Road in Katy area

The new restaurant made its debut in November.

Harris County Commissioners Court
Harris County unanimously approves plan for Healthy Food Financing Initiative program

The countywide competitive grant program will provide funding to support healthy food retail, nutrition education and urban agriculture in underserved communities.

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games
Andretti Indoor Karting & Games plans Katy-area facility

The business will have electric go-karts among other activities across 90,000 square feet.

Aloft Hotels opened in November. (Courtesy Aloft Hotels)
Aloft Hotels opens near Katy Mills

The hotel has 104 rooms.

(Courtesy Katy Responds)
Katy Responds fixes, returns Katy-area home damaged by Hurricane Harvey to local family

Fixing the home took about 480 volunteer hours and about $27,000 in grants and donations.

(Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Here’s where to vote for the state House District 28 runoff election

Early voting runs Jan. 21-14, and election day is Jan. 28.

Children’s Lighthouse of Nottingham
Children’s Lighthouse of Nottingham opens on Kingsland Boulevard in Katy

This location is owned and operated by locals Andy and Allisa Hovis.

New federal funding available for small businesses affected by Hurricane Harvey

Small-business owners can apply for up to $250,000 dollars in federal disaster relief.

Santa Claus is coming to Katy. (Courtesy Pixel-Shot/Adobe Stock)
Katy Fire Department 2019 Santa Tours gather toys, food in miniparades Dec. 2-18

Upon Santa’s arrival at a neighborhood, sirens, bells and music ring in the air, and families can wave to Santa.

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