Local Businesses and Services that offer Healthier Options for a Healthier Lifestyle

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2022 is coming whether you’re ready or not so let’s start the year off with a bang! Instead of fad diets and exercise routines that last for a month, check out these local businesses that help with making a healthier lifestyle easier to achieve.

 

Gyms: 

 

1. Extreme MMA & Fitness

Extreme MMA & Fitness has been in operation for 15 years. They offer a variety of workout options for all ages: boxing, cardio, Jiu-Jitsu, Yoga, and more. Located at 1226 Lafayette St.



 

2. CrossFit Houma

A little-known fact about Crossfit Houma is they were the first Crossfit in LA when they opened in 2007.

They offer new trainer-led workouts every day for all fitness levels for all ages. Located at 1437 St. Charles St. Suite 119.

 

3. Melanie B’s Powerhouse Gym Houma & Spartan Fitness

This local gym offers fitness classes, great workout equipment, nutritional supplements, workout gear, and a great atmosphere to train. Located at 6803 W. Park Ave.



 

4. Power Crossfit

Power Crossfit boasts “short, but not so sweet” workouts, long and low-intensity workouts, and strength training with coaches that encourage you to not only get through your workout goals but also keep you on track with good eating habits.

 

5. 21/90 TRX, LLC

The name says it all. It takes 21 days to form a habit. It takes 90 days to create a lifestyle. This local fitness center offers a close-knit workout family with great programs, equipment, and fitness classes. Located at 1463 St. Charles St. Suite 900.

 

6. The Workout Co.

This gym is not only packed full of equipment but also provides the nutritional and motivational support needed to create a healthier lifestyle. Located at 443 Corporate Dr.



 

7.Paramount Health and Fitness

This small boutique fitness center has qualified personal trainers that are dedicated to providing the tools needed to succeed. They have a limited number of memberships which allows for a quiet and inviting environment. They’re located at 675 Enterprise Drive, Suite B.

 

Get yourself moving:

 

1. Punch Gymnastics

Here’s one to get your little ones moving in the new year. Their mission is to provide a positive atmosphere for children and teach the physical and mental demands of gymnastics. They are reopening on January 3, so check them out! Located at 126 Alliance Court.

2. Da Swamp

This is on here for everyone of all ages! If you have been to the trampoline park, you know it’s a full-body workout and it’s fun! Located at 2764 Coteau Rd.



 

3. Twisted Studio

Twisted Studio offers Spin, Yoga, Pilates, Bootybarre, Pilates Reformer, and strength training. They welcome all levels of all ages. Check them out at 112 Equity Blvd. Suite 103.

 

4. Anelas Yoga & Wellness Center

 Anelas is more than just a Yoga studio, they also have organic groceries, supplements, massage services, meditation, and more! They’re located at 7720 Main Street in downtown Houma.

 

5. Root2Rise

Root2Rise creates a space for people to gather and grow in an environment that cultivates fun and fosters a journey to personal wellness.



They offer Yoga classes, training programs, and more. Located at 605 Barrow Street.

 

6. Bayou Country Sports Park

This free community option is more than just softball and soccer fields, they offer activities for the whole family to get you out and moving. The ponds are perfect for kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding/boating. Go for a swim at the beach or chase the kids at the splash pad. Located at 4374 Hwy. 311.

 

7. James Academy of Gymnastics

This gym provides a wide array of training in a safe, fun, healthy environment for every child to grow and achieve. The facility offers a huge amount of room and equipment. They also are a member of USA gymnastics and specialize in training gymnasts for the Junior Olympic Program from level one through elite and have trained the best local athletes. They’re located at 308 Venture Blvd.



 

Nutrition:

 

1. C’est Bon Nutrition Cafe

They are the spot downtown to stop for what’s good for you. Located inside of Root2Rise, they specialize in craft smoothies, drinks, bowls, and bites! Located at 605 Barrow St.

 

2. BodyByThomas

BodybyThomas offers a healthier way to pick up lunch. The food trailer is located in the 985 Eats Food Truck Park that offers plates with delicious options that include veggies, carbs, protein, fruit, and juice all for a balanced meal. Follow them on Facebook for more details and visit them at the food park, 302 Trinity Lane in Gray.

 

3. Nutrition Wonderland

Nutrition Wonderland is there for all of your pick-me-ups, delicious meal replacement shakes, Acai Bowls, and more. Skip that high-calorie coffee and stop by 1795 Martin Luther King Blvd. Suite C!



 

4. St. Charles Nutrition

Ring in the new year with healthier choices. From Velvet Ice meal replacement shakes to loaded teas, to much more, this is your place to stop at 1437 St. Charles Street Suite 123.

 

5. Local Markets

There are two local markets that will not only help support local business but also will help you make better health choices. The Market at the Marina presented by Terrebonne General runs the first Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. to noon. They have a variety of vendors and starting in 2022, they will have a Terrebonne General Physician Specialist or a Healthy Lifestyle expert attend so you can stop by to get answers to all of your health questions. The market is located at 8228 Park Avenue under the bridge. 

The other market that will be starting back up on January 4 is the Downtown Houma Market. This local artisan market includes local produce, seafood, and more! The focus is on farmers, fishermen, and artisans. It will run every Tuesday from 3 p.m. until dark in the Terrebonne Main Library Parking Lot, 151 Library Dr.



 

6. St. Francis Vegetable Garden

The gardens are a collaborative community effort to supply the Lafourche and Terrebonne food banks, and the public, with fresh produce, as well as educate them on fresh and healthy eating. St. Francis Vegetable Garden has 4 locations that cover Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes: Rienzi Drive in Thibodaux, Southdown Plantation, The Elks Community Garden (Coteau Rd.), and the Main Library Garden.

 

7. LSUAg

LSU Ag Center offers programs and services that cater to a healthier southern lifestyle. Terrebonne has an abundance of seafood, wildlife, and natural resources. The Ag Center offers help on agriculture and horticulture, fisheries, and has an abundance of programs geared towards nutrition including Corporate Wellness, Dining with Diabetes, Food Recipe videos, “Greauxing at Home,” Grocery Store Tours, “Let’s Eat for the Health of It Adult and Youth”, Live Healthy Houma, Small Changes, Healthy Habits, Smart Portions, Live Healthy Houma Exercise Park. These programs offer everything you need for a healthier lifestyle. Click here for more information on the individual programs.