Here at Katy Moms Network, we are all about creating a community of moms – a safe place to come as you are and be accepted. Well, when we started talking to Emily Mitchell, the Community Outreach Coordinator at DEFINE Body & Mind Katy, we realized their goals at DEFINE are the same, but in the name of health (both body and mind)!
If you have never been to DEFINE’s studio, they are a unique fitness studio that uses low impact movement to create total body & mind transformation. They have the most unique classes – using trampolines and hammocks plus a mix of yoga, Pilates, and barre. But, they are also unique in that they offer community, support, and accountability for their members. A majority of the DEFINE instructors are mamas themselves at all stages of motherhood and so it’s important to them to cater to moms by offering childcare where they have created a safe place for kids to have fun while mom can take some time to invest in herself.
Check out this interview with Emily to learn more about DEFINE, their goals here in Katy, and all the unique classes that they offer. PLUS, they are offering YOU a FREE class on them if you mention this blog post and there are some more exclusive deals for you at the bottom of the interview!
Where was the original DEFINE Body & Mind and how did this business come to be?
DEFINE Body & Mind started originally in Downtown Houston. The Founder Henry Richardson founded a contemporary integrated body-mind concept through personal pain management for a post graduate study after coming off a serious injury to his back. The methods he created are all low-impact movements that create total body & mind transformation. DEFINE Katy has been in the Katy community for 3 years.
How many of the DEFINE team are also mamas?
We have a total of 12 instructors at our studio and the majority of them are moms. Their kids’ ages range from infant to college aged. Whatever phase of motherhood one is in, they will always find strength and support in our community.
When did DEFINE Body & Mind open it’s doors and what was the inspiration behind bringing DEFINE to Katy?
DEFINE Body & Mind Katy opened its doors in June 2016. We are deeply committed to helping individuals live their absolute best lives by creating strength, length, and balance. DEFINE Katy sees the value in investing in yourself so you can in turn, invest in others. We seek to provide a community where clients can build both their physical goals and their inner strength. Our studio is unique in that we offer community, support, and accountability. We are so passionate about spreading the love and reaching out to our Katy village!
DEFINE is a unique fitness studio – tell us about the classes that you offer.
We offer five different low-impact methods geared toward total body & mind transformation: barre, cycle, yoga, hammock, and trampoline classes. Creating strength, length, and balance is our heartbeat!
Body: Our rhythm-based, DEFINE BODY class incorporates the science of pilates, yoga, core strengthening & ballet in a balanced workout on the mat.
Bounce: Our DEFINE BOUNCE class is high intensity interval training on the trampoline combined with targeted barre work. Trampolines are 20% more cardio effective than treadmills and give 80% less stress to your knees. Our DEFINE BODY & DEFINE BOUNCE classes are an efficient way to build muscle definition while being easy on your joints.
Revolution (cycling): Develop the energy you need to feel your best or cross train for your next race. Clear your mind and ride to the beat in our rhythm based revolution class. DEFINE REVOLUTION helps you build a strong body & mind without sacrificing your joints.
Yoga: In our DEFINE YOGA, MIND-BALL ROLLING AND HAMMOCK classes, you’ll loosen the knots that can accumulate in your myofascial tissue. After just one class you’ll notice you have more range of motion, and are less prone to injury. Clients often tell us that even they even have more patience in their daily lives after DEFINE YOGA & MIND classes, because there is less tension in their bodies, and therefore their mind.
30:30: This is 30 minutes of cycling and 30 min of body class. It combines strength and cardio all into one solid hour.
What are your favorite or most notable class(es) that you offer?
The DEFINE method was established so that as you take a mix of our classes during the week you will keep your body guessing and develop changes in your body and mind like never before! We are here for total body & mind transformation and encourage each class as an essential to that journey.
Other than the unique classes, what else makes DEFINE different and unique to other fitness studios in Katy?
We offer childcare to our mamas during the week and on weekends. We create a safe space where the kiddos are taken care of, so mamas can take time to invest in themselves.
Our driving force is our community, our tribe, and our village. When you find the people you love doing life with you are guaranteed to be successful! Accountability brings consistency and is the key to success!
What’s the best fitness/health advice you have ever received?
You will not always be motivated so you must learn to be disciplined. Find something you really love to do, a place where you belong, and never look back!
Future plans for DEFINE?
Our DEFINE Katy community is growing! We cant wait to share our community and reach more and more individuals on their journey to be their best selves in all areas of life. The sky is the limit and we want to help you get there!
Any discounts or specials our moms can look out for?
Reference this feature/ blog post and your first class is FREE on us! We would love to meet you! We have specials exclusively for the Katy Mom’s Network followers! New clients can take advantage of our: $25 New Client Unlimited Week Special- unlimited classes & free shoe rentals. $99 New Client Unlimited Month Special- unlimited classes & free shoe rentals! This can be purchased online or in studio.