LOCAL Houston | The City Guide October 2016 - Page 64

LIFESTYLES OF THE FIT AND FITTER By Jayme Lamm One of the advantages of living in a big, sprawling and forward-thinking city like Houston is having endless options. No matter what you are looking for, you’ve got options. Want a night out at the trendiest and hard-to-get-into restaurant? Take your pick. Want to join a new gym with a unique focus? Endless possibilities. To help narrow down all the fit options in this great city, here are three of the newest and hottest fitness clubs in Houston, along with a look at what makes them each one-of-a-kind. Although they all have something in common: the promise to help you create a healthier lifestyle far beyond what you get from traditional gyms. FIT ATHLETIC CLUB FIT Athletic Club now has two Houston locations. Their flagship facility, FIT River Oaks (West Gray St.), opened in 2004, and their second location, FIT Downtown (1200 McKinney St.), launched in January 2015. A haven for business professionals who want it all, FIT is all about balance and inspired living and truly has something for everyone. The West Gray location has a café where you can get healthy food to go, eat at a table or relax and unwind on one of their comfortable sofas while watching news or sports on large TV screens. FIT offers members wireless Internet access as well as desktop computers to conveniently check email. Both locations offer fully tricked-out locker room facilities for men and women. “FIT Athletic Club is not only highlighted by the quality of our group exercise classes, but by the excellence of our training staff. FIT personal trainers and group exercise instructors are serious about developing your workout program based on your fitness goals. They take time to listen to you and understand your needs. Our trainers and instructors are experts at pushing you to your limit so you can reach your peak fitness level in an optimal amount of time.” – BARRON TOMPKINS, General Manager, FIT Downtown, and SCOTT MICHALSKY, General Manager, FIT River Oaks www.Fithouston.com 64 L O C A L | october 16