Tucked away on Pruitt Road sits a Woodlands jewel that will celebrate its fourth birthday this month. The location might be subtle, but the facility is not.
At more than 100,000-square- feet, Legends Sports Complex is home to four full-size indoor basketball courts, eight volleyball courts, a 20,000-square-foot turf field, several batting cages, a fully-equipped gym, group exercise room, a juice bar, arcade and child-care center.
It is a haven for new athletes, elite athletes, casual exercisers and fitness fans.
Membership Director Darren Shimek said they are a family-friendly, one-stop shop.
While Mom and Dad check out a group Zumba or spinning class, cardio boxing or perhaps a "Legends Impact Boot Camp"— said to burn up to 900 calories an hour—Junior can hone his or her skills in soccer, basketball, flag football, baseball and volleyball.
"There's really no reason, if a parent is here watching their child practicing, they can't get a workout in at the same time," Shimek said.
While there are ongoing adult sports leagues, Shimek said Legends is largely youth driven. Kids as young as 18 months can get started in soccer; older kids between 5 and 12 years old can tackle sports-specific academies, clinics and holiday camps in order to hone their skills.
Coaches are hired rather than volunteer and are hand-picked by Legends staff and have already played or coached at the high school level or above.
Shimek said Legends currently has about 3,400 members, including an estimated 1,400 family memberships. While memberships are available, folks can also just drop in for a class or two. The biggest drop-in draw, Shimek said, is the batting cages.
Like most fitness centers, Legends experiences an increase in inquiries during the New Year as people make resolutions to be more active. But at Legends, activity peaks in April and May, Shimek said, right when the school year is ending and people are preparing for fall season sports.
Legends is also involved in community outreach year round, said Allison Alfaro, special events director.
"Anything and everything to do with our local schools, when they come to us for community outreach, donation drives, silent auctions and such, we're there," Alfaro said.
They also host special events that bring in the public, such as the annual Mom Expo & Health Fair, slated for Jan. 27–28.
"This past year has been one of our strongest years," Shimek said. "We've been very fortunate to keep growing."
At a glance
Who they are:
- The largest multi-sport and fitness complex in Southeast Texas
What they do:
- Sports training for new athletes and elite athletes in basketball, volleyball, baseball and soccer
- Fitness and wellness programs
How to get in on the action:
- A wide variety of membership and price options are available
Legends Sports Complex, 602 Pruitt Road, Spring 281-298-5700, www.thelegendssportscomplex.com