This hip health club boasts mod velvet sofas, 18 flat-screen TVs, Internet stations, smashing skyline views, luxe locker rooms and a health food café. It all adds up for a clientele of the young, the buff and the successful who come here to hang out as much as to work out. Located in River Oaks Plaza, FIT was the brainchild of entrepreneur Scott Lutwak, who believed that the accomplished, trendy set in town wanted an alternative to either a country club or your basic no-frills gym. Yes, this is the kind of gym where you feel like you already have to look good before you join. But be brave and walk in — ratty T-shirt and makeup-free face be damned — because this is one of the chicest atmospheres in town in which to shape up, and the fluffy, boutique-hotel towels and fresh fruit smoothies waiting for you at the end of your workout will ease the pain of all of those stomach crunches.
FIT members get great deals at partner locations like Central Market, Hotel ZaZa, Ruggles Green, Alden Houston and Sun and Ski Sports.