• We loved coming to Studio Fitness. It is by far the best gym we have ever joined. They've done really good work to create a special atmosphere that's welcoming to everybody and has all the facilities to get a great work out. It's the gold standard by which we'll measure any gym we join in the future. Please keep doing what you're doing.

  • This gym and its staff go above and beyond to encourage a safe and knowledgeable place for people of all skill sets to improve their health. I see the clients that the training staff take on. Some are extremely obese and may have given up on their health and their bodies for whatever reason. Life is full of trials and unfortunate circumstances and unless you walk in another’s shoes there is no way to know why certain people give up. Life is tough, simply put. BUT, what I see, is a gym that is willing to take on these clients, encourage them to work out in a safe and nonjudgmental place, and get them back to where they are supposed to be. Other gyms are superficial and would not take the time nor risk their image to help these people. While doing the right thing might come naturally to you all, it’s not that way at most gyms. You guys deserve all the praise in the world for the environment you have set up. I know that you will continue to change lives by leading by example. As an outsider, I am motivated and encouraged by the way you have set up your business.

  • My wife and I have been members of Bill Mallin's classes for over three years and of Studio Fitness since he joined forces with them. I am 58 (and proud of every year!) and Bill has "lovingly" motivated me to lower my body fat from +32% down to under 20%. I can't say enough good things about Bill as a trainer and a friend. We also utilize other spin classes as well as the gym weight training equipment. We love our gym and the people (both those that work as well as attend) who make it so special!

  • I first started going to Studio Fitness because the fitness class I had attended for years, CST-X, was moving there. CST-X, led by Bill Mallin, is a fantastic class. Bill has a passion for people and fitness. Many in the class, including myself, have lost pounds and body fat. It's hard to escape unnoticed--you will receive texts if you miss too many classes! And he always tries to mix it up, which keeps the class interesting. I now also participate in spinning Thursday mornings, the Hill Tuesday mornings (sometimes at Spott's Park and sometimes at the gym), and trail running Sunday mornings, so fitness has become an integral part of my life. The community of group exercise classes is very motivating as well. I see many of the same people at spinning, CST-X, and the Hill each week.

    I have been to a couple other group classes at Studio Fitness, such as Andrea's spinning class, and I've enjoyed those as well. The gym feels small and friendly. I love the layout and, as a Heights resident, the location as well! It's a great gym that I'm happy to belong to!

  • Studio Fitness in the Heights is more than a gym, it's a community in which neighbors become friends, which encourages consistent attendance. What better way to start the day than with friends working towards better health in a warm, friendly and fun manner! Bill Mallin makes every workout memorable from muscle aches to laughter. He invests in each and every member of the CST-X class and the investment pays off in terms of weight and inches lost.

  • I love this gym. It's like the "Cheers" of fitness. People are friendly. Great classes. Love Core Synergistics and Hunter's new spinSIX. Great, enthusiastic trainers.

  • This fitness studio is fantastic! Roomy, great staff, perfect training environment!

  • I love this gym! I have been looking for a gym with a boxing bag for a long time and I have finally found it. The staff is great! As soon as you walk in and look around, you will realize that this is what a gym is supposed to look and feel like.

  • Has lots of machines to use. Nice people working at the desk. And they're pretty quiet at noon when I go during lunch. Love this place.

  • Studio Fitness is a serious gym...the workout facilities have everything you will ever need. They put the granite in your body, not on the countertops.

  • I love the owner and the staff. People know you by name and they all motivate you!! My trainer helped me lose 30 lbs. I will never go back to a chain gym!

  • This place is HUGE. Options, options, options! Into CrossFit? - they got it. Spin classes? Check. Just want to hit the gym and run on the treadmill, DONE. Something else? Yeah, they got that too. Probably the most complete real gym I've seen with much more reasonable prices to boot.


"Studio Fitness is an exercise playground paradise that presents members with an abundance of fitness styles in a fun atmosphere while maintaining a noticeable standard of operational excellence." See more at www.flexintexas.com

"Layn Chess, President of Studio Fitness, talks with Matt Register and Jay W. Curry, Hosts of "Texas Business Radio," about a new training concept called "Facet Seven" which is actually an acronym for Flexibility, Agility, Core, Endurance, Toning, and Strength. This training concept helps people to have a road map to exploring different training modalities to achieve Complete Fitness." Watch the full video at TexasBusinessRadio.com

"The gym itself appears to be a refurbished old garage, and yet it somehow manages to combine the best of both worlds in terms of style - appealing to those who like that grungier gym feel (not me), while at the same time welcoming people who are total snobs and want to work out somewhere pretty (me). In terms of classes the gym offers, Stephanie's HIIT class is an insane bootcamp-style workout, and it's my total jam. I also took Carlton's kettlebell class one morning, and that was a great workout as well!" See more at http://www.adventuresinanewishcity.com/

"Being a parent can be difficult. If you are committed to exercise, finding a gym that also offers child care is important, but not all places are the same. Keep your child happy and safe while you work out..." See more at Houston CBS Local

A review of Urban Movement's MovNat Workshop held at Studio Fitness in the Heights. The Art of Manliness