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Relocating to Houston? Houston is on the American Fitness List

111ironman-300x133Are you considering relocating to Houston or planning to temporarily rent some space in this dynamic city? If so, you may be surprised at just how much Houston has to offer in the realm of healthy living. This vibrant Texas community is ideal for anyone striving to live a healthier lifestyle. There are various exciting and enjoyable fitness events taking place in and around the city, and each one offers something different.

The Ironman Triathlon

This athletic competition is planned for April 25, 2020 and takes place in The Woodlands area. Contestants will compete in three physical events: swimming, biking and running. The rolling start, point to point swim begins at North Shore Park and ends in the canal at Town Green Park. Athletes will start their 112 mile journey by navigating part of The Woodlands, then enter into Northern Harris County. Once in Harris County, athletes will navigate two loops on the Hardy Toll Road. Do not worry about the tolls; we have you covered! The majority of the course is closed to traffic and should make for a fast, flat course due to the minimal elevation. The run course takes place entirely within The Woodlands and concludes with a spectacular finish on Waterway Ave.

Run Thru The Woods 5K

A local Thanksgiving morning tradition, YMCA Run Thru the Woods, presented by Huntsman, has supported local non-profits with the goal of strengthening The Woodlands, Spring and Oak Ridge communities for 28 years. The event brings thousands of community members together for entertainment and runs/walks designed for all ages.

5th Gear CrossFit My Mommy is Stronger Than Your Mommy

The 5th Gear CrossFit fitness center hosts this competition solely for moms and stepmothers. Several categories covering various skill levels are available. Regardless of your abilities, you can participate against other moms in your category and see how you measure up. There are even bounce houses set up for the little ones to get moving and burn some energy.

Athletic Championships

The Athletic National Championships are cheer bowl and freedom dance competitions held around the country. The George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston will be hosting some of these events. It is a one-day silver-level championship competition. The event features large and small gym divisions as well as an All Star Prep division for beginner or half-year squads. Teams will compete for national titles at this athletic championship series.

Whether you want to take a temporary retreat in Houston or you plan on relocating to the metropolitan area, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to maintain your fit lifestyle. Ranked as one of the 50 fittest cities in the country, Houston offers countless activities and events all year that promote healthy living. Not only can you participate in many of these events, you can be a supportive spectator for the competitors. If you want to get up, get out and get moving, Houston is the place to be.


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