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5 Places to Break a Sweat this Summer

By Lawrence Knox


Summer’s around the corner, and H-Town’s newest fitness hubs are settling in for a busy season.
Equinox’s new barre class uses three barres instead of two.
Body 1: 

1. Become a triple-threat fitness guru in Pilates, yoga and cycling at STRETCH Studio, the newest elite fitness spot in Montrose. The 4-000-square-foot space features the latest equipment and even offers one-on-one private instruction. Singles classes from $40, packages from $120, 2205 Montrose Blvd.,

Body 2: 

2. Define Body & Mind’s fitness franchise expanded into Bellaire this month with a 2,700-square-foot studio that features a diffusive digital sound system to enhance the workout experience. Available child care is also a big plus! Single class $24, membership from $150, multiple locations,

Body 3: 

3. Join the crowd at Equinox River Oaks for its newly launched Trilogy Barre class, a new ballet-inspired workout that conditions the entire body using Equinox’s signature triple-barre system and exclusive resistance bands. Membership from $162, 4444 Westheimer Road,

Body 4: 

4. Experience the “orange effect” yourself at Orangetheory Fitness’ newest studio in Kingwood. Intense one-hour sessions burn calories for 36 hours afterward! Membership pricing varies, 4525 Kingwood Drive,

Body 5: 

5. FIT Athletic Club recently remodeled its Downtown location to feature the latest machinery, new locker rooms and even a plyometric stretching zone for rejuvenation after a long day at work. 1200 McKinney St., Ste. 444,