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WellnessSpace Lobby

Co-working has gained popularity over the last several years, as entrepreneurs and creatives seek to be around like-minded individuals while reducing overhead costs and centralizing resources. And why wouldn't those benefits appeal to those in the healthcare world? Husband-wife duo Sunny Somaiya and Sonia Krish decided to create a facility that would similarly empower health and wellness practitioners, and they've opened WellnessSpace on West Alabama near the Galleria.

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A Man Possessed

Newly minted bestselling author Johnathan Cranford has tamed his ‘sugar demons.'

Traci Ling
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You think you just have a sweet tooth, but Johnathan Cranford — middle school teacher, CrossFit coach and author — knows it’s much worse than that: It’s a sugar addiction. “I know what I’m talking about,” he says. “There was a time not so long ago when I found myself sometimes eating two pints of ice cream in a night.” 

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Lift Off

With a timely body-positive message, fitness entrepreneur Yami Mufdi rises up.

Jhane Hoang

It’s a cool Wednesday night in December, and Yami Mufdi is getting prepped for the 7pm yoga class she’s leading after a full day of online fitness coaching. The Houston influencer is equal parts stunning, energetic and confident, with a head full of curls and an infectious laugh. Mufdi, a YouTube star who moved here in 2017 after a seven-year stint in New York, has paired her love of health and wellness with her passion for uplifting others to create a small empire with a big future ahead. In 2019, she launched her own activewear line as well as a fitness app with workout routines and nutritional advice — and 2020 promises to be just as exciting. 

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