Best Fitness Centers in Houston

Houston has some great outdoor spaces and activities for those who want to get into shape. But when the weather gets hot, fitness buffs might want to opt for more air-conditioned venues. ​​​​​The city boasts a ton of great spaces for working out indoors. Whether you are looking for group fitness classes, personal training, yoga or simply a gym that is open 24/7, there are plenty of places to choose from. Here's a list of the top fitness centers and gyms in the Houston metro.  

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Snap Fitness

Cardio equipment at Snap Fitness, Houston TX

Snap Fitness

Snap Fitness is a 24-hour gym and fitness center offering cardio and strength training equipment, personal training, tanning facilities and a daily fitness monitor for tracking activity and calorie consumption. 

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Life Time Athletic

This gym, located in Houston's CityCentre, gets high marks for its spaciousness and abundance of workout equipment and amenities. Its services include kids camps and sports, nutritional coaching, health assessments, and weight loss programs. It also has a rock wall, basketball and racquetball courts, and a lap pool. 

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Ms. Texas pageant training at the GYM in Houston


The Get-Your-Motivation (GYM) is located in the River Oaks shopping center between Montrose and River Oaks. It's smaller than many of the gyms on this list, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in quality. The equipment is well maintained, cleaned and organized, and the trainers really know their stuff.  

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Gold's Gym

Man on treadmill at Golds Gym Houston

Golds Gym Houston 

Gold’s Gym offers the latest cardio and strength-training equipment, along with a dynamic group exercise program that includes classes like yoga, group cycling, mixed martial arts, muscle endurance training, and pilates. 

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Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA

Tellepsen YMCA

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The YMCA offers comprehensive family fitness with a full schedule of group classes, ample machines and weights, and various activities for children, including dance, swimming, and gymnastics. The top floor features an indoor walking and jogging track that is a great place to get your steps in when the heat index is off the charts. Child care is also available while you work out. 

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Sculpt Fitness Studio

Sculpt is a fitness studio offering training options, such as pilates, yoga, and massage, as well as a wide range of exercise classes. Those interested can sign up for them online through their website. 

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Timberline Fitness

This Montrose-area fitness center has been providing personal training in Houston since 1996. Timberline's personal trainers get great reviews for their knowledge, versatility, and friendliness. The site also offers a variety of fitness classes like pilates, spinning and boot camps. 

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FIT Athletic Club

Kickboxing at FIT Athletic Club

FIT Athletic Club 

Consistently voted one of the best fitness facilities in Houston, FIT Athletic Club promotes a health-centered way of life, and its members are among a new breed of fitness enthusiasts. The club offers a variety of group programs, including yoga/pilates, cycling, kickboxing — even meditation classes. 

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Houston Gym

The Houston Gym floor

Houston Gym

The Houston Gym has a good selection of equipment, classes and tanning facilities, and its services provide good value for the money. Overall, it's an excellent place to work out without having to deal with "the show" found at many gyms. 

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The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

Pool and Slide at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

If you’re looking to workout in luxury, this is the place to do it. The Houstonian's extensive, country-club selection of classes and amenities makes its fitness center one of the best in the city.

Bonus: Finish your workout with a relaxing massage or pedicure at the spa.

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