H-Town Diary

Perpetually a Pukie, Thanks to CrossFit

Too much of a workout fad can do more harm than good.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan. 1–3

A fresh start at Rothko Chapel, the 2016 Run Houston! at Sam Houston Race Park, MFAH screens Night of the Shooting Stars, Fly Dance Company pops and locks at Children's Museum, and the Texans close out the 2015 season.

12/30/2015 By Nick Esquer

Fitness Friday

Spin Cycle: 4 Indoor Cycling Studios that Stand Out

Traditional spin classes get a boost at these specialty studios popping up around Houston.

11/27/2015 By Ayshe Tayfun

Fitness

Pain and Gain

Houston hosts the 2015 IWF Weightlifting Championships, the first one in the U.S. in more than 40 years.

11/18/2015 By Nick Esquer

Fitness Friday

Sweat Meets Stats at Orangetheory

Burning the most calories (even after your workout!) is the name of the game at Houston's most cutting-edge fitness studio.

10/09/2015 By Andrea Siso

Fitness Friday

Where to Find Free Yoga This Weekend (Hint: It's Everywhere)

Houston's 11th annual Free Day of Yoga is your official invitation to lotus-pose all over town.

09/04/2015 By Beth Levine

Made in Houston

Yoga Wherever You Want with Yoga-Spots

This Houston invention is perfect for travelers, beginners, or anyone who wants more yoga and less fuss.

08/27/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Upcoming Events

Recapture Your Youth at the Blacklight Run

An upcoming 5K run appeals to the Peter Pan in all of us.

08/04/2015 By Nick Esquer

The Cyclist’s Guide to Houston

Joy Ride: 4 Bike-Friendly Itineraries to Get You Rolling

These routes will get you started, plus food, drink and entertainment ideas along the way.

07/09/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen and Kyle Nielsen

The Cyclist’s Guide to Houston

Riding With the Pack: A Guide to Houston’s Bike Clubs

Braving Houston streets can be a daunting task for a new cyclist—fortunately, you’re not alone.

07/09/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Summer Fitness

Staying Cool in the Pool

From Schlitterbahn to splash pads, a guide to the best watery oases around

06/02/2014 By Peter Holley

Summer Fitness

Crossfit Confidential

Are the high fees and endless burpees really worth it?

06/02/2014 By Michael Hardy

Summer Fitness

Shirts (and More) You Won’t Sweat Through

Moisture-wicking technology is almost as good as air conditioning.

06/02/2014 By Sarah Gabbart

Summer Fitness

The Men’s Locker Room: a Survival Guide

Tip 1: Stop doing naked lunges.

06/02/2014 By Jeff Balke

Summer Fitness

Beat the Heat: Four Summer-Friendly Exercise Alternatives

Workouts delightful, even when the weather outside is frightful

05/01/2014 By Kerry H., John Lomax, Katharine Shilcutt, Chris Abshire, and Catherine Matusow

Cycling H-Town Solo

Ridin' Dirty

A few of the sights I've seen from my bike recently.

10/03/2013 Photography by John Lomax

Ice House

Houston’s Ninja Warriors

Does your hairdresser moonlight as a ninja? We didn’t think so.

09/30/2013 By Kerry H.

Adventures in Exercise

New to the Pole

At Verticality, two game interns learn proper booty-swishing technique.

09/03/2013 By Erika Vazquez

Fitness

Something In The Air

In preparation for the inaugural Festival of Aerial Arts, our intrepid correspondent learns the ropes of a new fitness movement

06/26/2013 By Abby Koenig