In our Where to Work Out series, we search Greater Houston’s vast array of neighborhoods and communities for the best fitness studios for cardio, strength training, yoga and more.
Work up a sweat in one of many exciting options for fitness in the shoppable Memorial City. From pilates and yoga to boot camps and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, there’s something for everyone in this bustling city within a city.
For the purposes of this list, Memorial City is defined by this map.
Where to Work Out in Memorial City
Not sure where to start? We did the research so you don’t have to. Read on for a list of our favorite places to exercise in Memorial City.
Yoga, Barre & Pilates
- Dominic’s Ultimate Pilates – Just minutes away from Memorial City Mall is Dominic’s Ultimate Pilates, where you can tone, strengthen, and increase flexibility during a one-hour, instructor-led class on their reformer machines. And while they work you hard, reformer machines allow for slow (but intense) movements that are easy on your joints—a great option if you’ve suffered from past injuries or simply prefer a low-impact workout. Click here for directions.
- Yoga Athletex LLC – Started in 2013 by an athletic sister duo, Yoga Athletex provides a solution for athletes who experience performance plateaus, suffer from recurring injuries, or simply wish to switch up their training routine. They offer a unique blend of sports-specific yoga paired with performance breathwork for a balanced approach to training. Click here for directions.
- The Bar Method – It’s no secret that barre loyalists love The Bar Method. And with more than 100 locations across the U.S. and Canada, the structured classes clearly yield results. Head here for a challenging workout that lengthens, tones, and strengthens your muscles through precise, isometric exercises using free weights, a mat, and a ball. Click here for directions.
HIIT, Cardio & More
- Burn Boot Camp – With complimentary childcare, 45-minute classes, and a powerful community network, Burn Boot Camp makes things easy for the athlete on the go. They say you’ll burn an average of 700 calories per class through their dynamic exercises and cardio bursts. Even better? You can test out their classes during a free 14-day trial. Click here for directions.
- Fit Factor – Longtime personal trainers Fabian and Ivan Salazar decided to switch up their approach to fitness instruction through their own gym, Fit Factor. Shifting away from traditional methods, their Fit Factor focuses on raw functional training, functional range release and conditioning, mobility, body-building, boot camps, core, balance and more. Click here for directions.
- Bernardo Pitel Jiu-Jitsu Academy – Kids, adults, and families alike can all master the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at former world champion Bernardo Pitel’s Memorial City academy. They instruct students of all ages and experience levels with a variety of programs that offer a thrilling, confidence-building workout for all. Click here for directions.
- Orangetheory – Competitive fitness junkies take note: Orangetheory is addictive. Why? For starters, they have you wear a fitness tracker that tells your heart rate, calories burned, and number of “splat points” (a.k.a. amount of time you’ve shown a high heart rate) throughout the class—the perfect distraction and/or motivation, depending on your personality type. Second, the studios keep you guessing with an always-new combination of HIIT on the treadmill, rowing, and strength training. Click here for directions.
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