This article is sponsored by Planet Fitness.

With New Year’s resolutions still fresh in people’s minds, getting healthy and exercising more is something that many people are thinking about. It’s hard to make the commitment to work out more, though, if you don’t have the right tools to fare in the cold winter weather. Make sure you can reach all of your fitness goals with the equipment, clothing and other exercise gear you need. Houston is full of great local businesses that can provide whatever you could possibly need — and a few other things besides — all at great prices and close to home.


Mighty Aphrodity 
2803 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 936-3049

For the cutest of workout outfits, you won’t want to look any further than Mighty Aphrodity. This boutique features designer yoga and exercise apparel put right at your fingertips. If you can’t make it to the store directly, you can shop online and have the best tanks, tops and leggings show up at your doorstep. They also have layering options for the busy woman-on-the-go who needs to be able to leave yoga class, throw a stylish piece on over her workout gear, and keep going throughout her day without stopping or looking like she just came from the gym. Their trendy accessories, maxi dresses and jackets will provide the rest of what you need to complete your active day feeling refreshed, sexy and cool.


Daniel Boone Cycles
5318 Crawford St.
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 526-7011

If you’ve decided that this is the year that you’ll tackle the MS 150, you’re going to need to get yourself to a great bike shop. While not being known as a biking city, Houston has great bike shops for all levels, whether it’s for a regularly competitive cyclist or someone just taking off their training wheels. Cyclists are often very passionate about their sport and offer not only the equipment and gear that you need to make your training successful, but their expertise as well. For those who have an old bike that needs fixing up, try Daniel Boone Cycles. Their experts will help you with any bike repairs you need and carry many bike parts for older models. With their experience, getting good advice for the novel bicyclist is a breeze, and you can also pick up some top-notch clothing and accessories while there to complete the picture.


Handlebar Cyclery
26440 FM 1093, Suite A100
Richmond, TX. 77406

If you’re on the western side of town, Handlebar Cyclery in Richmond is located near the small town of Fulshear, where you can find packs of cyclists training each weekend over the terrain at the start of the hill country. Their passion for bikes — as well as great facial hair — will help you find the perfect bike for your needs.


Luke’s Locker
1953 West Gray
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 529-0786

Whether you’re hitting the green belts or hitting the treadmill, make sure your feet are covered and supported with stylish running shoes from Luke’s Locker. This Texas-born store trains all of its employees on the features and designs of all the shoe styles they carry and the proper way to ensure the best fit. With a proper running shoe from Luke’s Locker, you may even find that running is your new favorite activity! They carry a wide variety of top brands, and once you’ve broken them in and trained yourself up, check out one of the local races they sponsor to keep your fitness goals going.


This article was written by Gillian Kruse of for CBS Local Media.


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