Body Designer is Open and Ready to Offer Easy and Unique Exercise to Houston Area Residents

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Body Designer utilizes the Thera-Plex Unit which provides easy and unique exercise for anyone from medical clients to those trying to maintain general wellness. Located in Rosenberg, Texas this unique facility would like to invite Houston area residents to visit our location to see what this easy exercise is all about.

Easy exercise is here and Body Designer has it! Body Designer utilizes the Thera-Plex Unit which provides easy and unique exercise for everyone from a quadriplegic to an athlete. Body Designer was purchased by Kathie Owen in late 2008. Kathie would like to announce to all of Houston that Body Designer is open and would like to invite customers in to see what the Thera Plex Unit can do for them.

The unit is a self contained system with five planes of passive motion which works at variable speeds that range from 0-10. So the athlete can get his or her workout at a speed of 10 while the quadriplegic may use a speed of 3 or 4. The client basically reclines on the unit and the machine does the work for them. Little to no effort is necessary for a work out.

Because the unit can be used for so many different types of fitness. Of course rehabilitation is a huge beneficial factor but exercise is also a factor when using the unit. Many people use the unit to maintain weight loss, aid in muscle recovery, and general health. And the exercise is easy and private. One could even purchase a unit for use in the privacy of their own home. But the unit is expensive so going to a studio or business that uses the unit is generally more feasible. So Houston area residents are invited to come see what we are all about. However, the purchase of a unit can be arranged by Body Designer as well.

There are many remarkable aerobic benefits to this type of exercise such as increased circulation, oxygenation of the blood and movement of the lymph fluid, which can be beneficial to the immune system. Other benefits of this type of exercise include:

  •     Stress Reduction
  •     Tension Relief
  •     Favorable pulse and blood pressure changes
  •     Improvement in sleep patterns
  •     Improvement in anxiety, mood, and depressive reactions
  •     Weight loss
  •     Cardiovascular conditioning

Many clients use the unit for medical reasons too. This type of exercise is recommended by neurologists and orthopedic surgeons for handicapped and physically impaired patients. Use of the unit by these patients has also shown to be beneficial for gait training, traction, joints and soft tissue mobilization, and muscle memory re-education. The client receives adequate range of motion without any impact whatsoever on the joints. Some of the medical clients include:

  •     Post Polio
  •     Stroke Recovery
  •     Accident Recovery
  •     Muscular Dystrophy
  •     Muscular Sclerosis
  •     Parkinson's
  •     Arthritis

In sum, the Thera-Plex Unit utilizes five different positions designed to stimulate the entire circulatory system, in sequential order, starting with the upper body and working throughout the entire body. It uses an undulation (a massaging type of movement), not a potentially harmful vibration. The timer can be set to give the individual user more time on the positions where the most benefit is desired. Usually a treatment is 30 minutes but the unit can be used up to 60 minutes per day. But 60 minutes is the maximum time that is acceptable for unit use.

Generally it is required that a client use the unit at least 3 times a week for 30 minutes per treatment for adequate benefit. Medical clients usually use the unit for 45 minute treatments about twice a week. And that is sufficient time on the unit for them. Body Designer offers many different packages depending on one's goals and needs. We also offer discounts to medical clients and clients who travel 40 miles or more to visit us (some restrictions apply). Visit for more information.

About Body Designer and Kathie Owen:

Kathie Owen possess a Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston, is a Certified Fitness Trainer, a Certified Specialist in Older Adult Fitness, and a Certified Specialist in Sports Conditioning. Kathie has been active in the Richmond/ Rosenberg Community as a fitness specialist since 2000 and is the new owner of Body Designer. She writes wellness articles for websites on the internet and works as a personal trainer and fitness instructor in local gyms in the community.

Body Designer is located in Rosenberg, TX and serves the entire Houston area. Body Designer utilizes the Thera-Plex Unit. They also run a small exercise studio in which they offer unique fitness classes & yoga taught by certified instructors. This studio and Body Designer can be reserved by a private group for unit use or for private wellness classes. For more information please visit:

To schedule an interview with Kathie, please contact:

Body Designer
Telephone: (281) 232-9142
1021 8th Street
Rosenberg, TX 77471

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