Sports in Houston

Up to 53% Off Cardio Tennis Classes

Homer Ford Tennis Center

$100 $49

Cardio tennis classes burn calories while teaching the fundamentals of the game in a fun group setting

Half Off Kids’ Funtastic Friday Gymnastics Sessions

Independence Grove

$18 $9

Under adult supervision, kids ages 4 to 12 freely explore gymnastics in an environment specifically catered to them

Up to 82% Off Two Tennis Lessons

Houston

$230 $59

Learn to smash wicked forehands and blazing aces in private and group tennis lessons for all skill levels

50% Off Services

Greater Eastwood

$110 $55

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

75% Off Personal Training

Northshore

$140 $35

Navy veteran with 19 years of martial arts experience and certification to work with seniors leads on-location personal training sessions

45% Off Services

houston

$175 $96

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

55% Off Services

Houston

$60 $27

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

55% Off

Southbelt/ Ellington

$199 $90

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

55% Off

West Little York

$100 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off at Rilion Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy

Woodlake - Briar Meadow

$279 $139

Youngest son of Brazilian jiu jitsu and MMA creator teaches students controlled fighting methods and self-discipline during classes

86% Off Kids' Karate Lessons at Sagemont Martial Arts

Southbelt/ Ellington

$200 $29

Black-belt instructors impart self-defense skills to kids in karate classes

50% Off 4-Mile Bayou City Dash Houston

Rio Bravo Moto X Park

$80 $40

With 30 obstacles in between you and the finish line, you'll get muddy, climb ropes, and traverse lily pads in this fun, physical challenge

Up to Half Off The Colorful 5K – Graffiti Run

Sam Houston Race Park

$50 $25

Runners dash along a 5K course while splattering one another with nontoxic color powder

75% Off Marathon-Training Package

Houston

$100 $25

Coaches prepare teams to walk or run half or full marathons, in exchange for support, participants raise money to cure cancer

Up to 55% Off Great Urban Race Team Entry

Celtic Gardens

$120 $66

Scavenger-hunt-style race sends teams through city to compete for cash prizes and raise funds for St. Jude

Up to 55% Off Neon Dash 5K Entry

Downtown

$54.95 $25

Participants run through glowing, black light-lit 5K set to high-energy music, and are doused with colorful glow water along the way

Color Me Rad – 50% Off 5K Run

Reliant Park

$50 $25

Stations placed throughout a looping 5K track lob clouds of colored cornstarch to transform runners' outfits from white to rainbow

Run or Dye 5K Race Entries

Houston

$47 $23.50

This lively 5K race douses its participants in colourful dyes as they cross the finish line

Up to 41% Off Rhythm and Blues Half Marathon

Downtown Houston/Memorial Area

$135 $80

R & B bands line the race route of the third annual Rhythm and Blues Half Marathon; proceeds benefit several local charities

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When Henry Harvey went to the University of Houston in 1975, he realized the dance moves he'd picked up at high school in Fort Worth were more valuable than he thought. In fact, he gave lessons to new people in the area who wanted to fit in on the dance floor. Years later, his wife decided they should start dancing together. "I went to dance class and found out they were doing the same things I was 10 years before," he said. Taking stock of his management abilities and previous dance experience, he realized he had the opportunity to be successful, so he brushed up his skills and founded High Steppers Dance Troupe LLC in 2007.

At locations throughout the area, Harvey and his team of instructors teach the hot urban Houston two-step, as well as swing-out dancing and line dancing. The dances are set to cool urban R&B tunes and neo-soul grooves and help participants release the seductive strut or smooth swagger they've kept bottled up. Instead of duct taping themselves to a good dancer in the club and letting them do all the work, students can be confident in their ability to finally know what they're doing on the dance floor.

Harvey claims that his students, many of who are aged 40 and older, come not only for the improved skills that come from dancing for two hours, but also for the atmosphere, which he calls "very upbeat and very festive." His dance classes can also act as a stress reliever after a long day at work. "They get into dance class and they're rejuvenated," Harvey says.

In addition to dance lessons, the group takes charter buses on regional trips and hosts two to three showcases per year, where students regale audiences with a synchronized dance routine. At their social dances, a DJ spins tunes as students get the chance to put their lessons into practice and leave behind their days of doing the worm shyly on the dance-floor sidelines.

4521 Highway 6 North
Houston,
TX
US

Brazilian jujitsu could be considered the black sheep of the martial-arts family. Instead of relying on raw force and strength like many disciplines, Brazilian jujitsu uses leverage and precise movements to land blows and defeat opponents. That’s why students at Gracie Barra’s 300+ locations worldwide come in all shapes and sizes. In fact, Brazilian jujitsu often inspires entire families—mom, dad, kids, and security blankets with faces drawn on them—to get in shape and learn the art of self-defense. Its main focus is grappling on the ground, an experience made easier by the new Westchase location’s 2,000 square feet of zebra floor mats. Students learn the basics during a Fundamentals Program, tackle varied techniques at mixed martial arts, or get on the fast track to victory at Future Champions. No matter the class, students are taught by highly trained instructors.

9099 Westheimer Rd
Houston,
TX
US

Travis Tooke's passion for mixed martial arts fueled his decorated competitive grappling and Brazilian-jujitsu careers, which instinctively led him to form Team Tooke Mixed Martial Arts and share his expertise with others. He proudly wears a Gracie Barra black belt and has been a Brazilian-jujitsu and submission-wrestling trainer for more than 12 years, during which he’s mentored renowned UFC fighter Yves Edwards. He and his team of instructors lead students in an array of mixed-martial-arts fitness classes, including kickboxing, Brazilian jujitsu, and wrestling. They offer kids' classes, women's classes, and classes for combat buffs looking to break into the professional mixed-martial-arts world, which used to require locking your resume in a chokehold until it got you a job.

18730 State Highway 249
Houston,
TX
US

When people say they teach mixed martial arts, they often mean a blend of kickboxing and grappling techniques. But the instructors at King's Mixed Martial Arts LLC take a more traditional approach: they also incorporate the unparalleled striking techniques of muay thai boxing, or the devastating joint locks of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. And that's just the beginning—they also teach classes in nunchuku and bo staff weapon forms, Okinawan karate, and even yoga to keep legs limber and fighters capable of punching anyone in the toes.

Business Basics

Established: 2013
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Most popular offering: Kickboxing Classes
Pro Tip: Dress in comfortable work-out clothes

6423 Richmond Ave
Houston,
TX
US

Instructors at I.M.A. Karate Houston—a USANKF recognized dojo, bring years of skilled experience - including instructor Shihan Patrick Richoux, a 6th degree black belt with the IMA and World Karate Federation. The instructors at the center all have trained under the same accomplished sensei and teach kids and adults shotokan karate, one of the oldest styles of the martial art. The school’s curriculum tends to focus on kihon, kata, and kumite (basics, form, and sparring), but sometimes branches out into self-defense, tournament-specific training, and tying one's belt fashionably. One of the shotokan discipline's primary objectives is to build character, and classes focus on both this tenet as well as the sport's fundamentals.

3225 Fondren Rd.
Houston,
TX
US

At Secrets in a Bottle, a fitness studio exclusive to women, playful instructors teach students to twirl sensually in pole-dancing classes and break a sweat together in dance-based cardio classes. Along with perfecting their firefighting routines in two levels of pole-dance classes, members dance to a thumping soundtrack of Bollywood and hip-hop hits in Nightclub cardio and strap on kneepads before hitting the mat for derriere-focused Booty Shake sessions. Secrets in a Bottle also invites revelers to host private parties at the studio and can dispatch an instructor and mobile pole to merrymakers’ homes or unsupported canvas tents for on-location bashes.

12373 Scarsdale Boulevard
Houston,
TX
US