IMPACT ROUNDUP: iCode, UFC Gym, Evolution Pain and Spine open in Sugar Land, Missouri City

Computer coding school iCode offers after-school programs, online classes and camps for students in grades K-12. (Courtesy Pexels)
Computer coding school iCode offers after-school programs, online classes and camps for students in grades K-12. (Courtesy Pexels)

Computer coding school iCode offers after-school programs, online classes and camps for students in grades K-12. (Courtesy Pexels)

The following three businesses opened this summer in Sugar Land and Missouri City.

Computer coding school iCode opened in early August at 4899 Hwy. 6, Ste. 113C, Missouri City. The national franchise provides coding education through after-school programs, online classes and camps for students in grades K-12. Both on-site and online coding classes are available. This iCode location is also serving as a remote learning center—a place where students can engage in their district curriculum during the school day. 281-584-6618. www.icodeschool.com/sugarland117


UFC Gym Sugar Land had a soft opening of its facility at 16566 Hwy. 59, Sugar Land, on July 25 but has delayed a grand opening celebration due to the coronavirus pandemic. The family-friendly, mixed martial arts-inspired fitness center is open to patrons and enrolling new members. Gym amenities include a variety of exercise equipment, free weights, personal training services and mixed-martial arts classes. UFC Gym has additional Houston-area locations in Pearland and the Heights. 346-340-8323. www.ufcgym.com

Evolution Pain and Spine opened an office at 17510 W. Grand Parkway S., Ste. 320, Sugar Land, on July 6. The practice, led by Dr. Sunil Thomas, an interventional pain management and physical medicine and rehabilitation expert, aims to help patients recover from injuries or degenerative conditions by treating the root cause of nerve, back, neck and joint pain. Evolution Pain and Spine has other locations in League City and Lake Jackson. 281-916-1012. www.evopain.com
By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Northwest Austin

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition and in December 2021 moved to Austin to become the reporter for the Northwest Austin edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.