Getting and staying fit is a way of life for many folks, and something others aspire to. We’re lucky to have so many great facilities right on the doorstep, all with one aim in mind: Helping you look after yourself. Here are a few of them:
Inner Me Studios
You’ll never be stuck for a class or a fun way to get in shape at Inner Me Studios. And if you get bored with one form of exercise, there’s always another to jazz things up a bit.
ME classes are for anyone, any size and any shape. Geared to develop strength and tone to core stabilization muscles, classes are designed so everyone can reach their full potential no matter where they’re starting from. And in case you’re wondering, ME stands for Motion and Energy.
Choose from any in the range, divided between Cardio, Dance and Flexibility. In the cardio section is Plyometric, mixing stretching and strengthening drills interspersed with a few challenging cardio bursts. There’s also Urban Kickboxing for a total body workout, Kickboxing Fusion, and Indoor Bootcamp.
Fancy something a little more dance orientated? How about Belly Dancing, Chair Dancing, Hip Hop or Pole? Or, you could choose to build flexibility with HipHop Yoga/Piyolet or advanced stretching and contortion. It sounds challenging, but you can start from scratch and build up from there.
Find Inner Me on Richmond Avenue between Montrose and the Highway 59. They’re just a block from the downtown Fiesta and the Sears building.
Timberline Fitness Studio
From personal training to Pilates, Spinning, and Yoga classes, right through to nutrition counseling and massage, Timberline Fitness Studio takes pride in knowing every client personally. For that reason they don’t issue membership cards, which is a novelty in itself.
If you’re interested in weight training, there is just about every kind of machine you could imagine, but they also take the time to show clients how to use free weights safely and effectively. Equally personalized are the small Pilates classes, with no more than seven participants exercising in specially equipped areas.
Even the locker rooms are a touch above, with individual showers and hair, body and facial products provided. They also provide the towels, so all you need take along is a fresh set of clothes for after your workout.
You’ll find Timberline Fitness Studio on Montrose Boulevard, between West University, River Oaks, and The Heights.
River Oaks Gym
If you’re not sure a formal gym membership is for you, River Oaks Gym offers a no-cost, one week trial so you can go along, try them out, test the facilities and meet the staff. This small, boutique gym is ideal for anyone who wants a quiet workout. Membership numbers are capped so it’s never overcrowded, and the showers include small individual changing areas for private convenience. All the products you need are included for a refreshing conclusion to your fitness sessions, including towels.
High on their priority list is hygiene, so all the equipment is cleaned and sanitized three times daily. They also provide gym towels so users can leave areas as clean as they find them. Some of the specialized machines provided at River Oaks Gym include Quantum Strength equipment and Precor Cardio equipment.
Open seven days a week, you’ll find River Oaks Gym at Suite 200, 1937 West Gray, Houston.
Fit Athletic Club
Also at West Gray, Fit Athletic Club offers state of the art machinery in an atmosphere designed to promote socialization as well as fitness. Everyone is welcome, whether it’s just to lose a few pounds or develop an entire new lifestyle. Personal programs tailored to the individual make sure you stay on track to achieve those goals.
Offering a full range of fitness training, there’s cardio, circuit, and self defense classes to choose from, including:
Cycle Classes, such as Rhythm Ride, Power Intervals or Fat Burn
Yoga and Pilates, including Power Yoga and Yogalates, plus classes for beginners
Martial Arts, featuring Fit Bag or Bag Boot Camp
Or, you could choose to work one on one with a personal trainer, who’ll fire up your motivation and support you to achieve the goals you set together. After all that hard work, you can get refreshed in the steam room or sauna, then relax in the Wi-Fi Lounge Cafe and Smoothie Bar.
Fit Athletic is located at 1532 West Gray Street, Houston and is open seven days a week.
Feeling inspired? You should be. Not only are fitness classes a lot of fun and good for you, they’re also a great way to meet people and make new friends with similar goals.
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