Today’s Meet a Mom saves lives during the day as a Respiratory Therapist/Clinical Supervisor for MD Anderson Cancer Hospital and then changes lives the rest of her day as the owner of The Woodlands Lagree. Angelyne is the mama owner of the lagree studio that opened in The Woodlands last Summer. I personally love lagree and was so excited to see that there was a studio in this area (and that it was mama owned 🤍). But if you aren’t familiar with lagree, it’s a high intensity, low impact, full body muscular endurance workout that is adaptable to all fitness levels. The workout uses a megaformer machine and it’s honestly the best, most effective workout I have ever done. I love that it’s low impact, yet it’s so effective and you will never plateau with this workout – It remains hard and challenging no matter how long you attend classes. Plus, there’s nothing like a small workout studio & the community that is created inside that space.
Check out Angelyn’s #meetamom interview below to learn more about the inspiration behind opening The Woodlands Lagree, her clothing apparel line she is starting, & her future plans and current deals at TWL!
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in the North Houston area?
Born in Quezon City, Philippines and moved to the Southwest side of Houston when I was 10 years old. My husband and I moved to Spring, TX in 2012 to be closer to my husband’s job.
How many kiddos do you have and how old are they?
2 Girls – Tatum is 11 years old (12 in Jan.), and Piper just turned 8.
What are your favorite local things to do? (with kiddos or just for mom!)
Mom – Trying out new local food spots with the hubby!
Kiddos – staycations and going to the beach!
As hard as it is to find the time, what’s something you do just for yourself?
Shopping therapy especially now that more places are open.
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
Besides being a Cert. Lagree instructor I also work full time as a Respiratory Therapist/Clinical Supervisor for MD Anderson Cancer Hospital in the Med center for 15 years now and for a span of 5 years a part time student finishing grad school at Texas Tech with my Masters in Healthcare Administration.
What’s the best mom advice you have ever been given (or your own advice to mamas out there)?
The best advice I have for mama’s out there is to live in the moment. Spend quality time with your kids and family because they grow up so fast. Take lots of pictures and videos and capture the moments so you can look back to it and remember those sweet memories. Time is not something you can ever take back.
Tell us about The Woodlands Lagree! When did you open the doors and what was the inspiration behind opening a lagree studio?
At TWL, our foundational pillars of success are CLIENTS – to build long time relationships with those we train and serve. CRAFT – to master and deliver the highest level of expertise and safety in our Lagree method instruction and COMMUNITY – to give back and improve the area which we work and reside in.
We opened June 29, 2020. Our studio just made 1 year! Opening the studio during a global pandemic has been extremely challenging and we did what we can to safely push through! We started out with just 5 machines opened to now 9 of the 10 machines! My team of instructors have been outstanding and extremely supportive, and our budding clientele truly love health and fitness.
The inspiration behind opening a Lagree studio is being able to share the Lagree method to the community! I love Lagree for the feeling of self-accomplishment whether it be teaching or taking a class. The Lagree method can quickly humble you and strengthen you at the same time. Each day is a challenge, and it never gets old.
I LOVE lagree! But some might not know what lagree is, so could you explain what type of workouts / classes you offer, and what makes lagree unique to other fitness studios?
Lagree Method is a high intensity low impact full body muscular endurance workout that is adaptable to all fitness levels. It’s a perfect alternative to other high-intensity training options that can potentially damage the joints and connective tissues. Lagree fitness effectively combines strength, endurance, core, cardio, balance and flexibility training, and toning. Men and women can benefit from this full body workout.
We are open 7 days a week, our classes are 45 minutes of full body workout. Every Sunday, the 9;30am class is an arms/abs class. We are looking to add more classes like this in the fall. We also offer private and semi-private classes.
Have you always been into fitness and health or when did that begin for you?
I’ve always been active and have tried numerous workouts but nothing consistent when I was at my younger age. I started getting more serious about my own health and fitness after my second daughter. My second daughter was a preemie born at 36 weeks due to pre-term labor and I also had gestational hypertension and diabetes. Unfortunately, I was unable to come off my BP meds after giving birth. I did not want to rely on medications forever, so I started eating better and working out more consistently. I wanted to do something low impact and that was when I discovered Lagree. I am also off BP meds today! Hooray!
What has been the most rewarding thing about owning your own business?
My profession before becoming a business owner is in healthcare – saving lives is a rewarding feeling. Making a difference in someone’s life is rewarding. The same goes with owning a fitness studio. Anytime my team can help with making a difference in someone’s life whether it be physically or mentally is a good feeling for me and my team. Being able to make this come to life and to be able to have the opportunity to share the Lagree method to the community has been amazing and rewarding experience.
How do you “balance” owning your business and being a mama?
Always know when to stop, take a deep breath and spend time with your family. Work will always be there.
Do you have any other business or creative endeavors? Please share!
I am also starting a clothing apparel called TWTX shops which are clothing apparel representing The Woodlands, TX – the IG handle is @twtxshop
What are your future plans and dreams for The Woodlands Lagree? Any deals, sales, or events North Houston Mom can be on the lookout for?
Future plans – to open another location in Montgomery area – possibly in 2022!
Deals – Intro class packages are still on sale!
10 class at 175$ (3 mos.exp), 5 class at 100$ (2 mos. Exp), intro class 10$ (2 weeks exp.), 2 weeks unlimited class 75$.
Last month to purchase our VIP promotional unlimited membership for 199$ (offer ends 8/31)
To learn more about The Woodlands Lagree:
Location: 207 East Shore Drive, STE 160. The Woodlands, Texas 77380