We offer a wide range of wellness services

At The FIRM U, with our unique, total health-and-wellness approach to fitness, you have the best opportunity to be the best U you can be — and feel great while reaching your goals.

Our Happy Clients

Ray has helped me change my life for the better.  He always has a great attitude and the knowledge that I have learned has been priceless.

Kyle Kettler

Ray is a dedicated trainer. Dedicated to helping his clients succeed in obtaining their health & fitness goals, as well as educating them to understand the science behind the training. I have learned so much from Ray. He has pushed me beyond what I believed to be my own limitations. Most importantly, he cares. He passionately cares!

Renee Buckhoff

Ray is a true business health and fitness professional. True focus on each individual, teaching and guiding along the way. Workouts are challenging and are being taught-the right way and help avoid risk of injury. Thanks Ray!!!

Darin & Aimee Kennard

Ray started me on a plan and it is contagious.  He now has my whole family. He is a good man.

Brooke Murray

Meet Our Team

The quality of what we do at The FIRM U is a direct result of the people we have on our team. Come in and meet us today.
Ray Bessette

Ray Bessette

Founder & Co-Owner, Cancer Specialist, Master Clinical Fitness Trainer
Ray is the Founder and Co-Owner of The FIRM U and a Master Clinical Fitness Trainer. He studied Exercise Physiology at The University of Vermont (1978-79) then decided to serve our country in the United States Air Force in 1979. In 1986, he received an Honorable Discharge and Good Conduct Medal. He graduated from the prestigious Professional Training Institute in Las Vegas, NV. Ray is a Cancer Exercise Specialist and has earned and maintains national certifications from ACE, NASM & NSCA. Biomechanics & rehabilitation are his specialty. He is a Natural Pro Bodybuilder and ranks consistently in the top 5 as a competitor at the NPC National Masters level (50-59 yrs. old). At 58 years old, Ray enjoys perfect health and a youthful physique due to the bodybuilding lifestyle. His clients have been highlighted numerous times in the media for reaching fitness goals once thought unattainable!
Carol Bessette

Carol Bessette

Co-Owner, General Manager & Clinical Fitness Trainer
Carol is the General Manager of The FIRM U and a certified personal trainer. She has over 20 years’ experience supporting C-level executives of major energy companies and office manager experience with a startup company where she was instrumental in establishing company policies and managing the operations and marketing function of the office. She uses this experience to streamline operations, lead the company’s marketing program, launch new studio programs and oversee the integration of Fit N Firm Foods. A previous Certified Nutrition & Wellness Consultant with the American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA), Carol uses the knowledge she garnered to inspire wellness in others. As a former physique competitor, Carol knows the discipline required to commit to a fit and healthy lifestyle while balancing the roles of wife, mother, and full-time employee. She is currently studying for her NASM certification and to renew her standing with AFPA. Carol works full time for Hess Corporation and when she is not at her day job, you will often find her at The FIRM U working or working out.
Tamyra Y. Comeaux

Tamyra Y. Comeaux

MD, NMD
Dr. Tamyra Y. Comeaux is board certified in Gynecology, Anti-Aging, and Regenerative Medicine. She has been in private practice since 2000. Dr. Comeaux is experienced in preventing as well as helping treat health problems using the least invasive and disruptive methods possible. Her expertise includes Weight Loss individualized planning, Orthomolecular medicine (Vitamin Intake calculation and advice, recommending the right vitamins in the right amounts), Natural Hormone Therapy, natural solutions for gynecologic problems (like PCOS, fibroids, and endometriosis). She is also at the forefront of the new and exciting trend of treating conditions not amenable to traditional therapies via autologous Adipose Stem Cells (for example: aging, menopause, fertility, autoimmune diseases, impotence, chronic pain, baldness) and Platelet-Rich Plasma. After receiving her Medical Degree and becoming board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, she also obtained a Master’s Degree in Holistic Nutrition and a Naturopathic Medical Degree. She has also completed additional training in liposuction and fat transfer (for facial rejuvenation, implant-free breast enhancement, vaginal rejuvenation). She is board certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and completed her Integrative Cancer Therapy Fellowship to help naturally combat the dramatic increase in cancer rates. She has developed her own line of unique nutraceutical supplements (that have been independently analyzed) to “fill in the gaps” left by traditional medicine and help patients achieve optimal health. A native of California, in her leisure time she enjoys reading, writing, and has traveled to over 60 countries.
Christine Boss

Christine Boss

Pharmacist, Master Clinical Fitness Trainer
Christine is a Biochemist, Bio Identical Hormone Specialist, Clinical Personal Trainer, and Nutritionist. She studied biomedical science as an undergraduate at Texas A&M, completed pharmacy internship at MD Anderson Hospital and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. She is certified in Diabetes Management from University of Texas and serves as a test examiner for the highly respected only “hands on” professional fitness instructor training school in Houston (PFIT). Christine is extensively certified in hormone optimization by world expert Dr. Neal Rouzier. She served 10 years as a test Examiner for PFIT, the only hands-on professional fitness training school in Houston and is a mentor for Kinesiology Interns for Sam Houston/Baylor University. She also serves as a preceptor for Pharmacy School Interns and consults for Functional Medicine Practitioners. By spending her lifetime intensely studying Human Metabolism, Physiology and Biochemistry focusing on mitochondrial function, Christine has been able to use SCIENCE not gimmicks to help individuals optimize their hormones, diet and strength training to find good health and looks for over 25 years. As a Pro Natural Bodybuilder, Christine proves that proper nutrition and diet DO work by competing as a bodybuilder at 50+ years old.
Tom Hopkins

Tom Hopkins

Master Clinical Fitness Trainer
Tom joined The FIRM U in 2009. He is a 36 year old, NASM certified fitness trainer that has lived in Houston for 26 years. He was exposed to weightlifting at 5 years old and played football and wrestled throughout high school. Tom has been a dedicated weightlifter since the age of 18 and struggled with weight issues all his life. He decided to make a change when the guy in the mirror weighed in at 305 lbs. and his size 46 pants were getting too small. Tom couldn’t let his son suffer because of his condition. Since that moment he has dedicated his life to helping others make the same change. He lost 110 lbs. and wears a 33 pant size. After seeing that he could make such a life altering change once, he uses his knowledge and 14+ years' experience to give the gift of health to others. Tom now guides others to the same success. His goal in life is to be a positive influence on everyone he meets, particularly when it comes to health and physical conditioning. Each person brings a new challenge to the table and he enjoys each new experience and success story that he’s a part of.
Lee Epps

Lee Epps

Master Clinical Fitness Trainer
Lee is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and joined The FIRM U in 2014. Weight training and circuit training have been primary interests of hers for the last 14 years. She wants her clients to achieve strong, healthy bodies and feel great, physically and mentally. Lee believes a variety of cardiovascular exercises incorporated with dynamic weight lifting and balance stabilization programs are necessary to eliminate boredom and to keep people exercising over their lifetimes. It gives her great satisfaction to see her clients achieve their goals, relieve stress, and enjoy the benefits of stretching and myofascial release which is important, particularly among the aging population. Lee wants everyone to experience the relaxation and peace of mind that comes at the end of a challenging, but enjoyable workout.
Tony Boss

Tony Boss

Clinical Fitness Trainer
Tony achieved a BS in Exercise Science from Sam Houston State and MBA from the Bauer School of Business at University of Houston,. He can help you improve all aspects of life. He is also certified through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Tony pays particular attention to joint protection to ensure pain free, lifelong use, and using proper biomechanics techniques. Tony is a native Houstonian, and has over five years of business experience. He knows the struggles a full-time working American goes through when it comes to staying healthy. He is dedicated to coaching you on how to maintain a healthy balance between LIFE and work, and improving your body 24 hours at a time.
Kerrie Bikram

Kerrie Bikram

Owner & Chef, Fit N Firm Foods
Kerrie Bikram is 39 yrs. old, born and raised in the Caribbean island of Trinidad n Tobago. She moved to the US when she was 11 yrs. old with her parents and two elder sisters. She is a business owner and recently started her own catering company. Kerrie is the chef of The FIRM U’s pre-packaged anti-inflammatory meal service called Fit N Firm Foods. After struggling with her weight for years and being diagnosed with high blood pressure and pre-diabetes, Kerrie refused the medications her doctor was going to prescribe and chose to self-educate on how she could use food and diet to eliminate her conditions. While doing so, she dropped from a size 24 to 14. Kerrie uses her personal experience with nutrition research to create culinary creations that are satisfying to the pallet and don’t cause inflammation in the body. She prepares meals with grass-fed meats; organic, free-range poultry; wild-caught seafood; organic, low carb veggies lots of green, leafy veggies and tons of grass-fed butter; coconut oil and olive oil. There are no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors and all meals are made from scratch every day. They are perfect for those with a busy lifestyle.
Chuck Costello

Chuck Costello

Licensed Massage Therapist
Chuck has been a full time massage/sport therapist for over 10 years. He spent 4 years doing sport massage at Sananda Clinic before moving to Houston with his wife, Sharon, in 2010. After relocating, he worked together with his wife at a franchise in Houston for another 4 years before opening their own private office/practice in 2014. With experience in sports massage, deep tissue, advanced stretching, and applied kinesiology, Chuck has been successful in treating clients who are training for marathons/triathlons, clients with car wreck or work-related injuries, as well as clients with everyday aches and pains that occur from a sedentary work environment. Chuck is confident that he can help you in your journey for overall wellness.
Rio De Leon

Rio De Leon

DC, NP-C – Certified Nurse Practicioner
Dr. Nicerio “Rio” De Leon has been a chiropractor since 1995. Dr. Rio De Leon is board certified in Family Practice through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. He graduated from Texas Chiropractic College in 1995 with Honors. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Kinesiology. He currently is a member of the Texas Chiropractic Association and a member of the Texas Chiropractic College Alumni Association. He also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Hardin-Simmons University and a Master’s of Science in Nursing from Samford University — Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. He is certified in acupuncture and has completed 200 hours in rehabilitation from Los Angeles Chiropractic College. He has over 15 years of experience in holistic medicine, musculoskeletal, anti-aging, and adrenal fatigue conditions. His approach in diagnosing and treating medical conditions utilizes both natural and pharmaceutical approaches. His 15+ years of experience in medicine include comprehensive treatments for the basic joint pain, muscle pain, and routine physicals.

The Firm U Pricing

See some of the amazing services we offer below with pricing. Call us today!

Master Clinical Fitness Trainer

1:1 personal training with nationally-certified Master Clinical Fitness Trainers. For best results, we recommend three personal training sessions per week. Sessions are purchased in advance in blocks of 12 sessions.
  • 12 Sessions: $1,548
  • Per Hour: $129
  • Monthly Gym Fee: $45

Clinical Fitness Trainer

1:1 personal training with one of our nationally-certified Clinical Fitness Trainers. For best results, we recommend three personal training sessions per week. Sessions are purchased in advance in blocks of 12 sessions.
  • 12 Sessions: $1,188
  • Per Hour: $99
  • Monthly Gym Fee: $45

Duo Training

2:1 personal training. Train together! Have your favorite workout buddy join you! For best results, we recommend personal training three times a week. Sessions are purchased in advance in blocks of 12 sessions.
  • 12 Sessions: $1,920 for the duo
  • Per Hour: $80 per person
  • Monthly Gym Fee: $45 per person

Trio Training

3:1 personal training. Have two of your friends or family members join you! For best results, we recommend personal training three times a week. Sessions are purchased in advance in blocks of 12 sessions.
  • 12 Sessions: $1,800 for the trio
  • Per Hour: $50 per person
  • Monthly Gym Fee: $45 per person

Hormonal Balance Lab w/Review

Includes the cost of the Life Extension/Lab Corp. lab test, a one-hour lab review with a doctor; prescriptions written and/or supplements recommended . Rx, supplements & three month follow up labs are additional.
  • $1,200

Hormonal Balance Follow-Up

Includes the cost of the Life Extension/Lab Corp. follow-up lab test; a 30-minute lab review with a doctor; writing of prescriptions or supplement recommendations (if needed). The cost of prescriptions and supplements is additional.
  • $600

Strawberry Laser Lipo

Imagine the results of liposuction without surgery. This ground-breaking treatment offers non-invasive, instant inch loss without pain or downtime. You may spend hours in the gym or follow the strictest of diets, and still have fat pockets that exercise and calorie control simply cannot shift. In 8 treatments this could be a thing of the past. Works on the stomach, hips, thighs, back, buttocks, “moobs,” knees.
  • Single Session – $250
  • One (1) 20 minute treatment (can be applied to the 8 session package).
  • Package of 8 Sessions – $1800
  • Eight (8) 20 minute treatments (suggested treatment frequency, every other day)

The FIRM U Gym Membership

The FIRM U gym membership is designed for individuals who have completed 12 to 36 sessions with a FIRM U Trainer. The program supports you through your own workout and helps you chart your progress without a trainer. The Member is entitled to access to the gym at the posted hours of operation. If the member is interested, one of our Clinical Fitness Trainers can monitor your progress with our Tanita Body Composition Analyzer and/or by brief fitness consultations. Memberships are limited to a total of 20 so we may keep our facility semi-private.
  • $99 per month

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