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12 Crazy-Fun Katy Workouts for Women


KATY MAGAZINE | MAY 2019

By Addie Davis and Katy Magazine Editors

Tired of your usual workout routine? Maybe it's time to step up to the barre, or stretch out with some goats. Improving your health and reaching your fitness goals should be exciting and rewarding. So, grab some silks, put on your heels and boxing gloves and find a new crazy-fun-favorite way to get into shape.

1. Aerial Fitness

Don't get hung up on your old fitness routine. Find a new one, like aerial yoga or an aerial fitness class. These exciting yoga classes use silks or fabrics hung from reinforced ceiling mounts. The program is designed to extend traditional yoga, Pilates, and barre exercises to increase flexibility, strength and relaxation.

Where to Go:

Define Body and Mind

27131 Cinco Ranch Blvd #100, Katy

Vibe Fitness

1800 S. Mason Rd., #220, Katy

Lifetime Fitness Cinco Ranch

23211 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy

2. goat yoga

Did someone say, "Downward Goat"? Goat yoga combines traditional yoga with, yes, goats. This workout is a fun way to introduce basic yoga positions to beginners. Goat yoga helps participants relax and reduce stress, while interacting with some cute, furry friends!

Where to Go:

Goat Yoga Katy

7738 Katy Fulshear Rd., Fulshear

3. TRAMPOLINE YOGA

Do you want to blast up to 1000 calories in an hour? Get jumping! Trampoline workouts can help you lower your blood pressure and improve circulation. Plus, you can try something new and fun while you strengthen and tone your muscles. Trampoline workouts are ideal for anyone with joint problems too.

Where to Go:

Altitude Trampoline Park

24952 Katy Ranch Rd., Katy

4. Indoor Rock Climbing

Rock climbing builds strength and endurance as well as reduces stress. This workout can even boost brain function because every move involves problem solving. Indoor rock climbing can accommodate any fitness level, too, because you can determine your degree of difficulty before attempting a course.

Where to Go:

Momentum Indoor Climbing

25410 Katy Mills Pkwy., Katy

5. hIGH iNTENSITY tRAINING (hiit)

HIIT workouts focus on short, intense bouts of calorie-blasting moves, with short breaks in between (typically only 30 seconds). This regimen includes a variety of different workouts to confuse the muscles and force them to become stronger. With the intensity level pumped all the way up to a 10, classes or workout sessions usually last no longer than 30 - 45 minutes. HIIT proves ideal for anyone with limited time who loves a good, challenging sweat session.

Where to Go:

Z Zone Fitness Studio

11605 S. Fry Rd. #105, Fulshear

Redline Athletics

25133 Lakecrest Manor Dr., Katy

Koko Cardio

23010 Seven Meadows Pkwy., Katy

Beat Strong Fitness and Nutrition

6420 FM 1463 #200, Katy

Iron Tribe Fitness

9555 Spring Green Blvd., Katy

6.MARTIAL ARTS & KICKBOXING

Martial Arts and kickboxing provide a total-body workout. They burn calories and tone your body. Sign up for classes if you want to lose weight, release stress and improve your reflexes. Most classes include a brief warm up with basic fitness/agility drills or light weights, followed by alternating drills on heavy bags and mitts held by an instructor or partner.

Where to Go:

Tigers Martial Arts Group

Locations vary

9 Round Katy

Locations vary

Texas Krav Maga and Kickboxing

870 South Mason Rd., #131, Katy

Texas Kickboxing Academy

2004 South Mason Rd., D-3, Katy

Revolution Dojo

414 West Grand Parkway S., #197, Katy

7. POLE WORKOUTS

Pole workouts can be sweat-inducing, super-effective workouts. The fitness routines enhance flexibility, tone your body, and build strength. Plus, you’ll learn how to flaunt your curves and celebrate your body.

Where to Go:

Z Zone Fitness Studio

11605 South Fry Rd. #105, Fulshear

K Dance and Fitness

21732 Provincial Blvd., KatY

8. MEGAFORMER

Megaformer addresses all five of the elements of physical fitness: cardio, strength, endurance, body composition, and flexibility. With moves called “catfish,” “spider lunge,” and “mega preacher curl,” you’ll burn between 300 - 600 calories during class - and slow burn for up to 38 minutes after.

Where to Go:

Reform Pilates Katy

3750 South Mason Rds., #700, Katy

9. STILETTO WORKOUTS

Looking for a challenge while you exercise? Then try a Stiletto workout. The class typically consists of Pilates and barre and exercisers have to balance in stilettos and find their center. The stilettos are usually reserved for just the toning exercises. Participants are advised to go barefoot or wear sports sneakers for the cardio portion of the class.

Where to Go:

Dance with Stars Academy

829 Mason Rd., #240, Katy

10. hot yoga

Many different types of hot yoga classes are offered in Katy. This vigorous form of yoga is performed in a warm and humid studio and helps build muscle and improve flexibility. Make sure to drink plenty of water before attending one of these classes.

Where to go:

Bikram Yoga

6734 Westheimer Lakes North Dr., Katy

Art Montage Yoga

2501 South Mason Rd., #240, Katy

11. international dancing

Dance like there's nobody watching! Try an international dance class to get your heart rate up and absorb some culture too. The quick beats of flamenco and salsa will have you burning calories before you know it! For the truly adventurous, tie on your hip scarf and start belly dancing to improve flexibility and core strength. After a couple of sessions, you might notice you've lost that stubborn belly fat and started toning!

Where to Go:

Dance with Stars Academy

829 Mason Rd. #240, Katy

12. BARRE WORKOUTS

Barre workouts improve your balance and make you more flexible. But don't be fooled, barre workouts burn some serious calories. Check out this exercise program for building muscle strength without putting a strain on ligaments and tendons.

Where to Go:

Pure Barre

23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard, Suite D120, Katy, TX 77494

DEFINE Body and Mind

27131 Cinco Ranch Blvd. Ste. 100 Katy

Reform Pilates and Fitness

3750 South Mason Rd., Ste 700, Katy

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