According to Men’s Health magazine, Houston topped the list of the fattest cities in America earlier this year. Though Houston wasn’t the only Texas city in the top 10 (four others also made the list), that is small consolation. Fortunately, there are plenty of Houston gyms, exercise, and weight loss facilities ready to help the town get back into shape.
A search for Houston gyms might start at the aptly named Houston Gym (Durham Drive), an independent club that has been helping residents get into shape for almost 20 years. Timberline Fitness is an upscale center that provides one-on-one training. FIT, on West Grey Street, has been ranked as the number one health club in the Houston area and many enjoy its swanky, almost nightclub-ish atmosphere.
Find bliss at one of the many Houston yoga studios such as Yogaone (the Galleria and Midtown). Their “whole life” approach to the practice makes it one of the city’s most popular studios. Joy Yoga on Washington Avenue teaches Vinyasa flow yoga, a smooth way in which the poses run together and become like a dance. Bikram Yoga Houston, with locations in the Galleria and West University, stands as the city’s original “hot yoga” studio. For other sculpting techniques and studios, try the challenging Houston Pilates classes offered at Happy Bellies Studios located in the Washington/Memorial-Heights area, or at Hardcore Pilates (Kirby Street and Voss Road), which promises results in as little as a month.
If weight loss, not just toning up, is the primary concern, the professionals at the Houston Weight Loss and Lipo Center can help design a comprehensive weight loss program. Soma Solutions on West Alabama,offers FDA-approved treatments as well as fitness classes. Help the city get back into shape by checking out the Houston gym, exercise, weight loss, and overall health options available.