The beginning of January is by far the most popular time of the year to start a new fitness routine. In fact, health and fitness rank at the top of the list for New Year’s Resolutions. If you are looking to change up your workouts or are starting from scratch, finding a gym that suits you is a great place to begin your journey towards better health. Luckily, there is an abundance of options in The Woodlands and Spring areas.
Large fitness centers, such as 24 Hour Fitness on Lake Woodlands Drive and LA Fitness off I-45 North can be a one-stop-shop for all your workout needs. Offering group exercise classes, small group boot-camp style workouts, swimming pools and a plethora of cardio and weightlifting equipment, you can find it all here. Personal trainers are available to customize a workout and diet plan for you, as well as to introduce you to different styles of training and new workout techniques. This would be a great place to join if you are a beginner or want lots of choices and support.
If weightlifting and competition appeal to you, trying out a CrossFit gym may be your best bet. CrossFit workouts encompass the entire body, in both strength and stamina training. Personalized attention, small group competitions, and recognition for beating your personal records are highly motivating and the camaraderie in CrossFit can’t be beat. CrossFit Point Break, Spring CrossFit and CrossFit North Houston are all conveniently located along I-45, and there are several other options in the area.
Smaller, boutique gyms work best for people who don’t like crowds and are looking for more personalized attention. Great places like Spring Fitness, Inner Element and Yellow Jacket provide fitness solutions in a more intimate setting, often incorporating other health areas such as massage and nutrition services. The Workout Barre is a studio for ballet barre and yoga classes and Orange Theory Fitness mixes elements of strength and cardio training for a total body workout in a high-intensity class.
Still not sure what is right for you? Most gyms will offer a free day or week pass so you can try it out without obligation. Try a class or routine for at least three weeks before you decide if it is right for you – you may not hit it off with the first instructor whose class you take, but the next one might motivate you like no other. And with all the deals and discounts available in January, don’t be afraid to drive a hard bargain when you sign up. Here’s to your health in 2018!