Dr.Amy Nongowner and Chiropractic Doctor
'My focus as a health care professional is to continually educate patients as we treat and help prevent their unique conditions. I believe that each patient should be treated as a whole rather than just the symptoms. The customized treatment plan each patient receives will encompass a combination of chiropractic, nutrition, rehabilitation, and wellness protocols which will cater to the patient's objectives and comfort. '
Amy Nong is originally from Saigon, Vietnam but moved to Houston, TX during her early childhood. She grew up with a natural health mentality, having a Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor for a grandfather who prescribed herbs instead of allopathic medication. Throughout her education, she has maintained that perspective on health. She fulfilled her undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Texas at Austin with a Business Foundation and received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, TX. She understands the importance of balancing cardiovascular exercise, meditation, and flexibility to achieve the goal of living to the fullest potential. With this knowledge, she studied under master yoga instructor Lex Gillan at The Yoga Institute, where she was certified as a yoga instructor to implement the practice into her clinic's rehabilitation program.
Dr. Nong is Board Certified in chiropractic and physiotherapy. She utilizes gentle manual adjustment techniques and the instrument assisted Activator Protocol. Dr. Nong is dedicated to serving the Houston area by improving people's health through chiropractic, yoga, and Pilates and giving back to the community through local volunteer events that benefit organizations such as the Arthritis Foundation, the Longhorn Scholarship Fund, and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Dr.Chris RoundyChiropractic Doctor
'Chiropractic care has changed my life. My first experience with a chiropractor was at age 21, while on a mission for my church in 2006. Pounding the pavement every day tends to do a number on one's back and the only relief I found was at the hands of an excellent chiropractor. I wanted to be able to provide that type of relief to as many others as possible. As my knowledge increased, I gained an understanding of the importance of approaching patient care with a 'whole body' approach. The body is the ultimate engine. If one or two parts of the engine are malfunctioning, or even just a little off balance, the entire system is affected. I'll do everything in my power to find the root cause of any problem, fix it, and then provide my patients the care they need to live the healthy, active lives they want.'
Chris Roundy was born and raised in Pasco, WA, the oldest of six kids. He grew up on a 4,000 acre farm where he learned the value of hard work and spent the majority of his youth involved in multiple athletic endeavors including football, baseball, basketball, and track & field. He is also an Eagle Scout and loves spending time in the outdoors. He attended Brigham Young University for his undergraduate studies where he earned a degree in Exercise Science. He attended Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, TX where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree in 2015, as well as receiving a second undergraduate degree in Human Biology.
Dr. Roundy is Board Certified in chiropractic care and has had extensive training in the most current physiotherapy procedures. He also has in-depth training in soft tissue release techniques, activator protocol and is an FMT 1&2 certified Rock Tape practitioner. Dr. Roundy has a passion for helping people, especially through chiropractic care, and is currently receiving post grad training in acupuncture so as to better serve his patients in the future.
Dr. Roundy is a Texas transplant, but has come to love living in Houston. He loves exploring the city with his beautiful wife Jennifer, a Houston native, as his guide. Together they love to see and experience all that Houston , and Texas, have to offer and are beyond excited to be part of the Cypress community!
Nicole BuechnerYoga Instructor
I worked in the corporate world for seven years then left the cubical life to pursue my dreams as an aerial/yoga instructor. I've been active with the Acro Yoga Community since 2012 which became a hobby that guided me to discover my passion in aerial and traditional yoga. Before yoga school, I looked outwards for happiness in a constant cycle of wanting something more. I know now that one must look inwards for complete happiness. One of the best choices of my life was to sign up for 200hr-YTT (Yoga Teacher Training). I've been deeply transformed by my experience in my yoga journey and bursting with excitement to share my knowledge with the world! I seek to help others thrive in life by nurturing their body, mind, and soul through yoga and hope that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished, and balanced. I'm on the enlightened path now and would love to guide you through your yoga journey. In my class you will feel welcome and comfortable no matter what age or size you are. See you on the mat!
“The appeal of yoga is really timeless – it’s a practice that can be adapted as your life changes. Whether you want to relax, reduce stress, get in shape, or stay youthful and flexible as you age; asanas (yoga postures) can be customized to fit your needs. Yoga is truly for everyone.”
For the past twelve years, RYT 200 trained yoga instructor, Laurie Claypool, has been modifying traditional yoga postures to serve a variety of students including adults, children, pre-professional ballet dancers, and those with mobility limitations. She began her studies in Syracuse, New York, with Kripalu certified teacher, Tony Riposo, whose style influences her own. In Texas, Laurie earned her Yoga Alliance 200 Level Training Certificate through Yoga West. She has taught yoga classes at Pure Balance, Texas Yoga Center, and several fitness centers in the Houston area. At Studio of Dance (Robert Underwood, director), Ms. Claypool serves on faculty as yoga instructor for their annual Summer Dance Intensive, a two-week workshop for pre-professional ballet dancers and teaches yoga to children as part of their summer Ballet Story Camp. She also works privately with students to develop their own personal yoga practice designed to meet individual needs. Laurie has been employed as a Staff and Curriculum Developer for the New York State Public School System. In yoga, she has written a training manual and facilitated Yoga Training for Physical Therapy Assistants (2009) and developed a manual and facilitated a workshop on Performance Preparation for Dancers Using Yoga and Ayurveda Techniques (2010). In addition to yoga, Ms. Claypool currently teaches ballet and creative movement. She possesses two Masters Degrees—in Dance (Illinois State University) and Instructional Design (Syracuse University)—and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Teaching of Ballet from Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Virginia. She was awarded two scholarships for academic excellence for undergraduate work and full graduate assistantships for both of her Masters Degrees. She earned a black belt in Kenpo Karate (1995).
Kerry ChuMat Pilates & Barre Instructor
Born and raised in Long Island, NY, Kerry received her B.A. in Psychology from Providence College, where she discovered her love for running for stress relief. Shortly after graduation, Kerry underwent brain surgery for a genetic condition called Chiari malformation. Kerry’s healing goal was to train for and run a marathon within five years. Four years later, Kerry ran her first marathon, the Country Music Marathon in Nashville, TN. Since then she has completed six marathons, including New York City, where she raised $5,500 for the American Syringomyelia and Chiari Alliance Project, Inc (www.asap.org). During her marathon training, Kerry noticed how important core strength is for achieving an efficient running stride. Kerry started attending mat Pilates classes. Upon moving to Texas with her husband, Kerry decided to become a certified mat Pilates teacher through the AFPA (American Fitness Professionals & Associates).
Based on the variations she offers with each exercise, Kerry’s classes are beneficial and challenging for both the beginner, as well as the intermediate student.
Kim WeingartMat Pilates & Barre Instructor
'Sharing Pilates and barre with others is my happy place.'
Kim Weingart grew up in New Jersey and later moved to Indiana, where she met her husband. Together they have five children and two grand children. She was introduced to Pilates in 2008. In 2009, Kim earned a group fitness certification through NETA (National Exercise Trainers Association) and a Pilates Instructor Certification through FiTour. Kim instructed individual and small group sessions, once for a popular country singer. She taught Pilates, core and reps group classes at a gym for women in Indiana up until relocating to Texas in July 2011.
Jayne’s yoga journey began in 1998 and she has been actively practicing for 19 years. She is qualified at the 200-Hr level through the national association of certified yoga teachers (NACYT) and has been teaching at Pure Balance since 2014. Her passion to teach is driven by her desire to see yoga improving her current (and future) students’ health and well being and to promote yoga in the Cypress community.
Jayne is a Minnesota native, has BS and MS degrees in geology and is recently retired from a 34 year corporate career as an oil and gas professional. She is the mother of two and lives with her husband, three cats and a dog in Cypress, Texas.
Jayne’s classes are both challenging and fun. Laughter is welcome! Classes are designed to safely lead students of all levels towards increased flexibility, joint opening and strength building. She encourages her students to become aware of their breath as combined with body position and movement and to find their own personal edge. She teaches Hatha, Restorative and Vinyasa at Pure Balance. Her goal is to have students leave the studio feeling strong, refreshed, rejuvenated and at peace with their lives.
Abigail SlivaMat/Reformer Pilates Instructor
'I am dedicated to helping my clients reach their fitness goals through healthy alignment, posture and movement and I tailor my sessions to suit my client's individual needs. I have experienced the healing powers of Pilates personally and hope to pass this knowledge on to my clients.'
Abigail began practicing Pilates at the young age of ten and has continued to grow in appreciation for the art over the years. A Peak Pilates certified instructor, Abigail has enjoyed seeing the progress her students have made over the past three years she has been teaching in Houston. In addition to her experience as a Pilates Instructor, Abigail has a strong background in Ballet and continued to study the art throughout college. Abigail is currently a doctoral candidate in music at the University of Houston and is an active professional harpist and harp instructor.
Valerie WolfordMassage Therapist
Raised in a military family, Valerie has lived in many states and has visited 47 of 50 to date. After getting her undergraduate degree in Finance and International Business at the University of Colorado, she worked in Procurement for an oil company, leaving there to be a stay-at-home mom to her 3 kids for several years. Having received professional massages since the age of 17, Valerie chose to go back to school and train for one of the things she loves best, massage therapy. A lifelong fitness enthusiast, Valerie believes in the healing power of touch and the value of massage for athletic recovery, surgery/injury recovery, and traditional relaxation therapy.
Evette ArmerMat/Reformer Pilates Instructor
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