About Us

New Equipment 2018 and 2019

Family Fitness is a dream come true for the Brazosport community and for its team of fitness providers. Built to fill the need for a first-class health and wellness club, Family Fitness has become a landmark on the North side of Lake Jackson since 1998. The club continues to chart the course for exercise providers throughout Brazoria County.

The 26,000 square foot facility with thousands of members is a result of steady growth in membership supported by a family friendly environment that is gracious and non-intimidating.

The facility is prepared to host family, individual, and corporate sponsored members. Family Fitness is a major player in the windfall of corporations looking for a healthier employee and a benefit package that includes wellness and a proactive lifestyle.

The ambiance of Family Fitness sets the club far head of multi-location operations that are unable to offer a comparable level of member service with a large dose of Southern hospitality. We also provide the latest in group classes and upgraded equipment to exceed member expectations.

Family Fitness is committed to a results oriented direction that continues to encourage its members to come together for exercise and fun. Quite simply, Family Fitness is a first class operation with an amazing team of fitness professionals.

Kay Aplin – Founder of Family Fitness Inc.

A dynamo of a woman are great words to describe the beautiful Kay Aplin, founder and owner of The Family Fitness Center in Lake Jackson, a city just an hour south of Houston, Texas. Kay is a veteran health and fitness club owner who in her 30's exited a world as a ballet and classical dancer to enter the world of entrepreneurship as a health club owner/operator. In 1994 this Mother of three children, Anne-Elizabeth, Katherine, and Hart, bought a 12,500 square-foot health club out of near bankruptcy. The club served 867 members with 9 employees. Now Kay owns a stand-alone building, this 25,500 square-foot Family Fitness Club on 3.3 acres which features a special club within a club, a women's only facility called Female and Fit and a 2,000 square foot Kid's Club. Kay's facility now serves 5000 members in the Lake Jackson community and employs 60 people. Kay has learned a lot about the health and fitness club industry by regularly attending the national IHRSA Conventions and Trade Shows, as well as the Club Industry Shows. Kay says this about her first IHRSA experience: "I went to my very first convention in 1994 and I didn't know anyone. I was just a ballet dancer from Texas who had bought a bankrupt club." She adds, "To me, the fitness industry is exciting and rewarding on many different levels. These meetings of great minds at the shows were energizing and productive and helped me get through the coming year long after I've left the events. Now whenever my staff and I return to Family Fitness from the national conventions we come back to the community energized and motivated. I love to surprise our members with new concepts and challenges." Kay Aplin is a dedicated, talented, hard-working woman who is a true credit to the health and fitness club industry and she should be known and acknowledged as such.

The Founder of Family Fitness in Lake Jackson, TX, Kay Aplin, is a lifelong native of Brazosport and has been providing excellent fitness and wellness programs for 25 years. The Family Fitness Team is committed to serving the community, supporting causes that are dear to all of our hearts and reshaping lifestyles one workout at a time. Family Fitness remains a leader in Senior Exercise and Swim, and sports specific training programs. Join us at Family Fitness, and we will partner in your fitness journey for life.

Norm Cates, The Club Insider Publisher, 1st IHRSA President and Co-Founder; www.clubinsideronline.com

Community Involvement

Active Member

Brazosport Chamber of Commerce
July 1994 – Present
 23 years 7 months

Board Member

Lake Jackson Historical Museum
Jul 2012 – Jun 2016
 4 years


Brazoria County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Jul 2014 – Jul 2016
 2 years 1 month

Vice President

Brazoria County Historical Museum
Jul 2013 – Present
 4 years 6 months

Board Member

Texas State Bar Review Commission
Jul 2008 – Jul 2014
 6 years 1 month

Altar Guild Member

St Timothy's Episcopal Church
Jul 1988 – Present
 29 years 6 months

Annual 5K Race Coordinator and Volunteer

Brazoria County Peace Officers Association
Jul 2012 – Present
 5 years 6 months


Angleton Chamber of Commerce
Jul 2012 – Present
5 years 6 months

Board Director

City of Lake Jackson Seniors Commission
Jul 2016 – Present
1 year 6 months


Economic Development Alliance of Brazoria County
Sep 2008 – Present
9 years 4 months

Reading Facilitator

Apr 2017 – Present
9 months

Call or e-mail Family Fitness to set up a personal visit to tour the facility and receive the 3-day pass. One of our sales team members will be your host and answer any questions that come up. They will also schedule a follow-up visit to discuss membership options.