We  ❤️ Houston Astros
Jul
20
2:30 PM14:30

We ❤️ Houston Astros

This is one of my favorite tours to date. After a beautiful 6 mile journey through H-town filled with laughs, breweries, mural art, and of course, lunch, we cross the “the finish line” that makes you feel like a star. Cheering on our favorite World Series champs is an added bonus.

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Emancipation Gentrification
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Emancipation Gentrification

See Houston open up right before your eyes as this walk from Rice University to Emancipation Ave explores the ever changing scene of Houston. Not only will you see Houston change, but you’ll learn the cultural changes and gentrification of the city that you may not have known. So come and see the past, present, and future of Houston.

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Quickest Way to Austin is First Thursday
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Quickest Way to Austin is First Thursday

In 2016, I took to the streets to discover Houston. On my second discovery tour, I walked right into the First Thursday Festival at Mid Main. I found clothing stores only open late night. Poetry readings, dancing hippies, and pet piglets. It was weird like Austin. This adventure ends at the First Thursday Festival which always benefits a local non-profit. Sponsored by Deep Eddy Vodka, St. Arnold’s Brewery, and Oasis Brewing.

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6 Miles to Doomsday
Mar
30
6:00 PM18:00

6 Miles to Doomsday

Hungry’s Restaurant

2356 Rice Blvd

Houston, Tx 77005

Violence has never been this funny. Join me on this 6 mile adventure to the “best wrasslin’ show in all of Texas.” You are going to laugh your ass off when you see matches between characters like Milk and Cookies, the Russian Bear and Cub, and the Lunchador. This tour starts in Rice Village and ends at Numbers in Montrose.

Reserve your spot at this link:

https://www.tourismgymhtx.com/tours/doomsday



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Pay What You Can Brewery and Mural Tour
Mar
10
to Jul 7

Pay What You Can Brewery and Mural Tour

True Anomaly Brewery

2012 Dallas St

Houston, TX 77003

Explore the wonders of Houston craft beer and the murals of EADO. This 5 mile tour stops at 8th Wonder and Sigma Breweries and ends at Rodeo Goat for a bite.

To get on the list, contact Jovan at info@tourismgymhtx.com. Include your and everyone who is coming with you.

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Emancipation Gentrification
Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Emancipation Gentrification

People always ask me about the Gentrification of Houston. Emancipation Gentrification explores the subject of the ever changing neighborhood of Third Ward. The tour goes from Rice University to Project Row Houses. It is 6 miles of walking and includes a ride on the light rail.

You can purchase your ticket at this link:

https://www.tourismgymhtx.com/tours/the-story-of-emancipation

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Volunteer for the Houston Marathon
Jan
20
6:30 AM06:30

Volunteer for the Houston Marathon

Houston Tourism Gym is looking for volunteers to provide roadside hospitality to the runners. I have planned some really cool events to complement this exciting opportunity. Here are the events in order:

Volunteer Meet and Greet

Thursday, January 10, 2019

6:30pm-10:30pm

I thought this was a great opportunity to try one of my tours. We will enjoy an Up For Whatever Tour starting at Hungry’s Restaurant in Rice Village that ends at Z on 23 in Downtown. We will have plenty of time to get to know each other and we will go over what our assignments are and make the extremely important decision on where to eat.

Volunteer Happy Hour

Friday, January 18, 2019

6:00pm-

Held at 8th Wonder Distillery . We will go over any final details including where we are meeting up and where we are parking on race day. Feel free to bring any friends especially if they are running the race.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

6:30pm-10:00pm

Raceday is here. It is our job to give a nice welcome to Houston to runners and spectators. More information to come.

Celebration Brunch

10:30 am

Restaurant to be decided…..

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Boxing and Brunch
Jan
12
8:30 AM08:30

Boxing and Brunch

Do you have the courage to try something new?. Cross off one of your bucket list items by joining me at Westchase Title Boxing Gym. This is cardio on steroids for the lack of a better word. Come early to sign in and get your hands wrapped. Wrapping cost $10.

After the hour long class, we will meet at Los Tios for brunch. Feel free to bring a friend.

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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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