Up For Whatever
Dec
1
3:00 PM15:00

Up For Whatever

If you feel like throwing caution to the wind, this tour gives you a taste of everything! This tour combines walking with the best experiences that Houston has to offer! This tour is full of surprises and ends in the sky.

Great for:

  • Exercise

  • Spontaneity

  • Graffiti Park

  • Houston views

  • Meet locals

  • Craft beer

  • Dynamo Locker Room

  • Hollywood ending in the stars

Start: Holler Brewery

Duration: 4+ hours

Distance: 6 miles

Terrain: Flat with some hills

Neighborhood traveled: First Ward Art District, Sixth Ward, Downtown, and Eado

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Emancipation Gentrification
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Emancipation Gentrification

Price:  $40

Members: $20

Join us on the workout that tells the story of Emancipation and Third Ward. This adventure starts in the serene, tree-lined paths of Rice University and ends at Project Row Homes Art Gallery in Third Ward. There are plenty of surprises on the adventure and as always a great workout.

Distance: 5 miles including ride on Metro

Terrain:  Flat 

Calories Burned: 500+

Neighborhoods Visited:  Rice Village, Museum District, Mid Main, Third Ward

 

This adventure is great for:

  • Exercise
  • Mural Posing
  • Tour of Project Row Homes
  • Meet new people
  • Try a new restaurants
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Let’s Go Dynamo
Sep
29
4:00 PM16:00

Let’s Go Dynamo

Let’s  Go Dynamo. This adventure starts at Holler Brewery and ends in the rally tunnel at the Houston Dynamo vs Earthquakes game. Cheer for our team and boo our rivals as they enter the field. This event is a brewery and mural tour that ends at the game. 

Price: $85

Member Price: $70

Neighborhoods visited:

First Ward Art District, Buffalo Bayou, Downtown, and Eado

Distance: 6 miles

places Visited:

  • Holler Brewry
  • Sawyer Yards Mural Wall
  • Buffalo Bayou
  • Graffiti Park
  • Rodeo Goat “Damn Good Burger”
  • 8th Wonder Brewery
  • Houston Dynamo Stadium

 

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The Story of Rice Village
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

The Story of Rice Village

Price:  $40

Members: Free

Enjoy this exploration of one of Houston's prestigious universities and the village around it.  This exploration takes place on the Rice University Campus.  Enjoy the art exhibits and 4,000 trees of the campus.  This brisk walk is followed by a tour of Gremillion's Fine Art Gallery featuring world renown artist, Fernando Castas.  Finish with brunch at neighborhood restaurant Hungry’s.

Distance:  4 miles

Terrain:  Flat and serene

Calories Burned:  350- 400

This event is great for:

  • Exercise
  • Meet New People 
  • New experience
  • Art Exhibitions
  • Exclusive Gallery Tour
  • Photo Opportunities
  • Networking
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We ❤️ Houston Astros
Sep
15
3:00 PM15:00

We ❤️ Houston Astros

$85 includes ticket.

$70 members

Join Houston Tourism Gym as we cheer on the World series winning Houston Astros!  This will be a fun filled adventure including beer, and baseball.

Distance: 5 miles 

Terrain:  Flat with Some Hills

Neighborhoods Visited:  First Ward, 6th Ward, Buffalo Bayou, Downtown.

 

This adventure is great for:

  • Exercise
  • Beer
  • Mural Posing
  • Spectacular Houston Skyline views
  • New Experience
  • Meet new people
  • Networking
  • Group Picture

 

 

 

 

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The Story of the Houston Creatives
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

The Story of the Houston Creatives

Price:  $50

 Members:  $25

Spend some time on one of the largest art campus in the United States. This adventure begins at Sawyer Yards and includes a walk Downtown Houston. It is 2 tours in one. One Downtown and Buffalo Bayou and a tour of artists.

Duration: 5 hours

Distance: 6 miles

Terrain: Flat with some hills

Great for:

  • Exercise

  • Mural posing

  • Views of Downtown

  • Original Art Purchases

  • Personal time with the talented artists of Houston

  • Lites Bites and Libations

 

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The Story of Doomsday Wrestling
Jun
2
5:00 PM17:00

The Story of Doomsday Wrestling

Price:  $60

Members:  $40

Learn the story of Doomsday Wrestling!  Take a brisk walk through Rice University, Museum District, and Montrose to funnest times in Houston.  Enjoy watch the hilarious scripted wrestling (that means fake) of the cast of Doomsday.  Characters like Animalia, Chad Varsity, and Cody and Cory Cream.

Distance:  5+ miles

Terrain:  Flat and serene

Calories Burned: 500+

This tour is great for:

  • Exercise
  • Art exhibitions
  • Doomsday Wrestling Show
  • New Experience
  • Meet New People
  • Networking 
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Preview Week of Fitness
May
7
to May 12

Preview Week of Fitness

Free for All

Come out and preview our Strength Training, 5K, and Half Marathon training.  We will meet 3 times weekly.

Monday:  7am-8am @ Buffalo Bayou Park   Strength and Hills

Wednesday:  7am-8am @ Discovery Green  Strength and Cardio

Saturday:  8am-10am @ Levy Park  Weekend Run/Walk to Farmer's Market 

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First Thursday Festival:  The Story of Oddities
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

First Thursday Festival: The Story of Oddities

Price:  $30

Members:  $15

This adventure starts at Hungry’s in Rice Village. We will take a brisk walk through the Rice University Campus and the museum district. After a short ride on the Metro Light Rail, we will explore the First Thursday Festival at Mid Main. This festival is hosted by the businesses in the 3500 - 3700 block of the Mid Main Neighborhood. Part of your price is donated to a local non profit. This month is Bike Houston. Sponsors of the festival are Deep Eddy Vodka, St. Arnold’s Brewery, and Oasis Brewery.

Distance: 4 miles

Terrain: Flat

Calories burned: 350 - 400

This adventure is great for:

  • Exercise

  • Mural Posing 

  • Live Music

  • Shopping

  • Food

  • Libations

  • Philantropy 

  • Networking

  • New Experience

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Adventure to Project Row Houses
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Adventure to Project Row Houses

This adventure is truly unique.  It starts in Rice Village where we will tour Rice University.  After a short ride on the Metro rail, we will continue our trek through Third Ward to Project Row Houses.  Project Row houses are a row of HUD homes turned art galleries.  More information to come.....

Distance:  3 to 4 miles

Duration:  4 hours

Terrain:  Flat

Calories burned:  400

This adventure is great for:  

More information to come

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Volunteer with Pets Alive
Mar
31
9:00 AM09:00

Volunteer with Pets Alive

This volunteer opportunity will de-stress you and lower your blood pressure.  We are calling on a few good men and women (20 to be exact) to:

  • feed and cuddle cats
  • clean crates
  • walk dogs
  • fold laundry
  • bath dogs
  • general cleanup of building
  • organizing donations

Wear cloths that you do not mind getting dirty.

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Rice Village Exploration Ending at Hungry's
Mar
3
11:00 AM11:00

Rice Village Exploration Ending at Hungry's

We will explore Rice Village starting with the Rice University Campus.  This exploration continues through the shopping area of Rice Village to Gremillion's Fine Art Gallery to view their exhibits.  This exploration ends at Benjy's in the Village. 

This exploration is good for:

Exercise
Street Art
Exclusive tour of Gremillion's Fine Art Gallery
Great Food
Complimentary mimosa
New Experience
Networking

Distance:  4.29 miles

Duration:  4 hours

Terrain:  Flat

Calories burned:  450

 

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Eado Adventure with Doomsday Wrestling
Feb
17
4:00 PM16:00

Eado Adventure with Doomsday Wrestling

This adventure is one of a kind experience that ends with a wrestling match from Doomsday Wrestling.  It starts with a walk on Rice University and the Museum District.  After a short ride on the Metro Rail, this adventure continues in the heart of Eado with stops at local breweries and ending at Sigma Brewery for the show.

Duration: 6 hours

Distance:  5 miles

Terrain:  Flat, serene, and urban

Calories burned:  500

This adventure is great for:

  • Exercise
  • Street Art 
  • Murals
  • Craft Beer
  • The Beatles 
  • Comedy Performance
  • New experiences
  • Meet new people
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Volunteer on Finca Tres Robles Farm
Feb
17
9:00 AM09:00

Volunteer on Finca Tres Robles Farm

We are looking at 15 good men or women to volunteer at Finca Tres Robles Farm.  We will start with a short tour of the farm.  We will be preparing beds, weeding, and planting.

Wear:

Closed toes shoes, pants, long sleeve shirt to avoid getting bit by insects.  It is good to wear layers.

We will be given a break.

Bring:

Sunscreen and the attitude to get dirty!

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Heights Exploration Ending at Harold's in the Heights
Feb
3
11:00 AM11:00

Heights Exploration Ending at Harold's in the Heights

This exploration starts on 19th Street on explores Heights Blvd and Heights esplanade.  Things to be seen are the quaint shops of 19th street, sculptures on Heights Esplanade, the Historical Victorian houses on Heights Blvd, and murals.  This exploration ends with a visit to I Hope I Come Back Alive's favorite shops and a delicious creole brunch at Harold's Restaurant.

Free for members

Duration:  4 hours

Distance:  4 miles

Terrain: Flat

Calories burned: 439 

This exploration is great for:

  • Exercise
  • Local art
  • Local restaurant
  • New experience
  • Meet new people
  • Mural posing
  • Houston culture
  • Shopping
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Volunteer to Restore Buffalo Bayou
Jan
20
8:00 AM08:00

Volunteer to Restore Buffalo Bayou

Buffalo Bayou Park  Meet at the Waterworks and the Cistern

 

Hurricane Harvey had a significant impact all along Buffalo Bayou.  Our staff is working diligently and quickly to restore the waterway’s green spaces and trails.  But we need your help!  Volunteers are needed to pick up trash and debris, and shovel the enormous amounts of silt that Harvey left behind.  (Buffalo Bayou website)

Join I Hope I Come Back Alive Tourism Gym to restore the beauty of Buffalo Bayou so we can enjoy our adventures even more.  Volunteers can be as young as 9 years old.

What We Will Do:

  •         Picking up debris
  •         Picking up tree limbs
  •          Weeding
  •          Shoveling silt off the pavement
  •          Raking
  •          Sweeping

What to Wear:

  •          Long pants
  •          Long-sleeve t-shirt
  •          Mosquito repellant
  •          Sunscreen
  •          Hat/cap
  •          Rain boots/ rubber boots
  •          Sunglasses

How Intense the Work Will Be:

You will be bending, stooping, lifting, reaching, kneeling and walking through silt during your shift.

What materials should you bring?

 if you happen to have the following items at home, it would be great to bring it for yourself.

  •         Gloves
  •          Shovel
  •         Trash picker

Space is limited to 20 people.  You will have to sign a waiver with Buffalo Bayou Partnership by January 20, 2018.  To be included in the volunteers, please call Jovan @ 832.655.5332  send an email @ jovan@TourismGymHTX.com.

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Eado Exploration Ending at Around the Corner
Jan
5
6:30 PM18:30

Eado Exploration Ending at Around the Corner

Around the Corner is a quaint bungalow turned restaurant in Eado that is known for it's amazing patio overlooking the Downtown Houston view.  This walk will start and end at the restaurant.  

Distance: 3 miles

Terrain:  Flat

Duration:  3 hours

Neighborhoods Explored:

Eado, Downtown

This walk is great for:

  • Graffiti Park
  • Discovery Green
  •  Amazing Downtown views
  • Dynamo Stadium
  • Art Blocks
  • Food 
  • Meet new people

Calories burned:  250-300

 

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River Oaks Walk to Farmers Market
Dec
16
to May 26

River Oaks Walk to Farmers Market

This walk/run begins at Levy Park.  This happens every Saturday morning.   It explores the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston.  We will see the West Ave and beautiful grandeur of River Oaks.  This exploration ends at Eastside Farmers Market.  We will experience a presentation from a featured farmer.

Duration:  2 hours

Distance:  3-4 miles

Terrain:  Flat

Calories burned:  300

This exploration is great for:

  • Exercise
  • Shopping local
  • Education
  • Live Music
  • Meeting new people
  • Trying local cuisine

 

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Mural and Brewery Adventure
Dec
2
2:30 PM14:30

Mural and Brewery Adventure

2206 Edwards St

Houston, Tx 77007

Price: $60

Member Price: $30

Houston is getting known for for its murals and its breweries.  Join I Hope I Come Back Alive Tourism Gym in this adventure of Holler brewery and 8th Wonder Brewery.  

This event is great for:

  • Exercise
  • Craft beer
  • Mural
  • Amazing Houston skylines
  • Food Trucks

Start:  Holler Brewery

Duration:  5 hours

Distance:  8+ miles

Terrain:  Flat with hills

Calories burned: 800+

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Heights Sip and Stroll Exploration
Nov
16
5:00 PM17:00

Heights Sip and Stroll Exploration

  • West 19th Street Houston, TX, 77008 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Start: To be determined

Price:  $30

Member Price: $15

Experience the quirkiness of the legendary Heights neighborhood in this evening exploration.  This event ends with a curious probing of The Shops on 19th Street.  Pick up complimentary sips along the line of local shops while you shop boutique clothings, handmade jewelry, home decor, antique, vintage, local made toiletries and visit our Eateries for crafted cocktails and delicious local fare!

This exploration is great for:

  • Exercise
  • Street art
  • Meet new people
  • New experiences
  • Shopping
  • Sips
  • Food

Distance:  3+ miles

Duration:  5 hours

Terrain:  Flat

Calories Burned:  300+

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First Thursday Festival Adventure
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

First Thursday Festival Adventure

 

Price:  $30.00

Member Price:  $15.00

This night is full of surprises.  Meet I Hope I Come Back Alive in the Greenbriar Lot at Rice University.  We will enjoy a walk through Rice University campus through the Museum district.  This adventure ends at the First Thursday Festival at Mid Main.  This festival benefits the non-profit organization: @Gulf Coast.  A $5 donation gets you into the main festival.  There is night shopping and Cleburne St is closes for a night market.

This adventure is great for:

  • exercise
  • Live music
  • Deep Eddy Vodka
  • St. Arnold beer
  • Night Shopping
  • Night market

Start:  Greenbriar Lot on Rice University

Duration: 3.5 hours

Distance:  4+ miles

Terrain:  Flat

Calories burned:  300+

 

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Art Lovers Adventure
Oct
7
5:00 PM17:00

Art Lovers Adventure

Price:  $50

Price for members: $25

Spend some time on one of the largest art campuses in the United States.  This exploration begins at Sawyer Yards and includes a walk Downtown Houston, through Discovery Green, and into Eado.  We will make a stop at Houston's own 8th Wonder brewery.  Afterwards, we return to Sawyer Yards to meet some of Houston's best artist.

Great for:

  • Exercise
  • Craft beer
  • Mural posing
  • Views of Downtown
  • Original Art Purchases
  • Personal time with the talented artists of Houston
  • Food trucks
  • Light bites
  • Wine

Start:  Sawyer Yards

Duration:  4 hours

Distance:  5 miles

Terrain:  Some Hills

Calories burned:  600+

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Art Lover's Adventure
Oct
7
12:00 PM12:00

Art Lover's Adventure

Price:  $50

Price for members: $25

Spend some time on one of the largest art campuses in the United States.  This exploration begins at Sawyer Yards and includes a walk Downtown Houston, through Discovery Green, and into Eado.  We will make a stop at Houston's own 8th Wonder brewery.  Afterwards, we return to Sawyer Yards to meet some of Houston's best artist.

Great for:

  • Exercise
  • Craft beer
  • Mural posing
  • Views of Downtown
  • Original Art Purchases
  • Personal time with the talented artists of Houston
  • Food trucks
  • Light bites
  • Wine

Start:  Sawyer Yards

Duration:  4 hours

Distance:  5 miles

Terrain:  Some Hills

Calories burned:  600+

 

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Volunteer at the Houston Food Bank
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer at the Houston Food Bank

Hurricane Harvey hit Houston in a bad way.  Some of us lost little, but many of us lost greatly.  We need your time and energy at the Houston Food Bank.

Tasks vary with the makeup volunteers for shift. Most of the projects at the warehouse involve inspection, sorting, and repackaging of donated food items for community distribution. 

You must be over 16 years of age.  You are able to complete a waiver in person.  

  • Please plan to arrive at least fifteen minutes before your scheduled volunteer shift so you can check in, receive instructions and start on time.  If you arrive after the start of your shift, you may have to wait up to 30 minutes for orientation and assignment.  If members of your group arrive late, we cannot guarantee they will be able to join you in your assigned project area.

How to Dress?  Closed-toe shoes REQUIRED - smashed toes are no fun, so we strongly enforce this safety precaution.  Casual dress, long pants (preferred), t-shirt with sleeves.

Call Jovan at 832.655.5332 to sign up.

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Weekly Walk at Rice University.  (Members Only)
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Weekly Walk at Rice University. (Members Only)

Stay accountable with your walking habit.  You never know where it will take you.  This is an exhilarating evening exploration on the prestigious Rice University Campus.  There are plenty of trees and art exhibitions along the way.  End this workout with the lights of the Texas Medical Center in the night sky.

Start:  The Greenbriar Lot of Rice University.  Enter the lot on Greenbriar St. between Rice Blvd and University Blvd.  You will be looking at the back of the stadium and the bike track.  We will be in far left back corner.  You will see the IHICBA table.

Duration: 1 hour 30 min.

Distance: 3 miles+

Terrain:  Flat

Calories Burned: 250+

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First Ward is Blooming
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

First Ward is Blooming

Nothing boosts self-esteem like helping others.   I Hope I Come Back Alive has partnered with local artist Carol Simon to help beautify First Ward.  

We are making a decorative inlay from up cycled water bottles to place on a fence on Houston Ave. The volunteering will consist of either spray painting water bottles or cutting them up like flowers. 

This event is great for:

• Giving a helping hand

• Self Esteem

• Relaxation

• Meeting people

• Snacks

Text Jovan with any questions @ 832.655.5332

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Up for Whatever Adventure
Sep
24
4:30 PM16:30

Up for Whatever Adventure

  • Greenbriar Lot- Rice University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Price:  $50

Member Price $25

If you feel like throwing caution to the wind, this adventure gives you the tastes of everything!  This tour combines walking with the Metro Rail.  We will experience various events in the city.  

Neighborhoods visited will be Rice Village, Museum District, Downtown, Discovery Green, Eado, and Mid Town.

Great for:

  • Exercise
  • Spontaneity
  • Live mural painting
  • International Graffiti Art Festival
  • Meet locals
  • Karaoke
  • Craft beer 
  • Jameson shots

Start:  Rice University

Duration:  6 hours

Distance:  9 miles

Terrain:  Flat

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Farmer's Market Exploration      (Free for members)
Sep
16
7:30 AM07:30

Farmer's Market Exploration (Free for members)

Price:  $20

Enjoy an exploration of Upper Kirby and River Oaks neighborhoods.  See some amazing parks, some art from local artists.  After burning some calories, have an insider experience at the Eastside Farmer's Market.  Try some wholesome local goods, find out about a day trip, or even meet some of Houston's best chefs.

Great for:

  • Exercise
  • Meet new people
  • Try new food
  • Education

Start:  Levy Park

Duration:  2.5 hours

Distance:  3+ miles

Terrain: Flat

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