Fun Fitness Options in Midtown to Drop Holiday Calories


Did you eat an extra piece of pie on Thanksgiving Day? With whipped cream or ice cream on top? Well, that may be the least of your concerns. According to the Calorie Control Council, the average American consumes 4,500 calories in their Thanksgiving meal, and about 229 grams of fat. And then come the leftovers.

The good news is you can do something about it right now, with plenty of fitness options in Midtown Houston. 24Hour Fitness at 3201 Louisiana Street offers round-the-clock accessibility to cardio and weight machines, courts, a lap pool, and classes in cycling, Pilates, yoga, martial arts, and Zumba.

MetDance at 2808 Caroline Street gives you a choice of six-week classes in ballet,  jazz, hip-hop, and modern dance.  GYMGUYZ can bring certified personal trainers to your home or office. To exercise outdoors, head to one of Midtown Houston’s three wonderful parks  that provide greenspace for a variety of free, monthly fitness events.

Got a bike just taking up space in your garage or apartment? Pull it out and pedal up and down La Branch Street–named by Houston Press in 2016 as one of the six safest streets in town for cyclists.

Just get out and do it! Start now–before the crowds begin their New Year’s resolution regimes in January–and you might even lose a few pounds before the Christmas cookie tray gets passed around.