One of the finest additions to downtown Houston in the past ten years, this mammoth YMCA boasts state-of-the-art equipment, a cornucopia of fitness classes and some of the friendliest staff in the city. We love everything about this joint, from the delicious cafe on the first floor to the weight and cardio area up top that offers a panoramic view of downtown. Everything you need is right here: swimming, basketball, racquetball, fitness camps, and adult and youth sports leagues. The price is right, especially considering what you get. Whether you're a hardcore fitness fanatic or you haven't seen the inside of a gym since you were in high school, this is the place for you.