UBFit is a private boutique studio located in Northwest Houston. Our mission is to provide exercise routines that work for clients individual needs. Any trainer can provide a killer workout; the true challenge is in weighing the risks versus benefits of given exercises. UBFit trainers will assess individual clients fitness levels as well as health concerns and help clients achieve their fitness/health goals without causing injury. Manuela is committed to participate in continuing education seminars to bring more knowledge to her studio to serve her clients needs.

Our mission is to make every client feel welcome. Pilates will make you stronger from the inside out. It will undo the damages from a sedative lifestyle, as well as help people that are fit to stretch over-tight muscles.We want to help our clients living a healthier more energized life.

UB Fit was voted number one personal training studio two years in a row.

How To Get Started

If you are new to UBFit please fill out the contact us form or
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We do not charge a membership fee. Call us for information on prizing for individual and group workouts as well as packages 713-213-9473

General Stuff

All workouts are scheduled and pre-paid. We require a 24 hour cancellation in order not to charge for a scheduled class / session.

Where Does Pilates Come From?

Joseph Pilates

Joseph Pilates did not intend his system to be "stand alone", but rather to be a foundation for other activities. It is not a system that is meant to make you dependent upon a trainer or a piece of equipment. It is meant for you to use to strengthen your body so you'd be better able to perform your daily activities and sports and its becomes a foundation for anything else you were doing. I think that's important because people tend to think that if you learn Pilates, then that all you will do. Many people do find that after learning Pilates, it provides then with everything they need so they don't choose to do anything else - and that's fine too.

However, Pilates was active man and wanted all people to be active and efficient in their activities. This is the foundation of Pilates.
Benefits of Pilates

Increases strength and muscle tone; compliments all sports training; conditions efficient patterns of movement making the body less prone to injury; builds stamina; restores posture alignment; tones and builds long, lean muscles without bulk; heightens neuromuscular coordination; boosts efficiency of respiratory, lymphatic and circulatory systems; increases flexibility and range of motion; lowers levels of stress and overall tension; trims and flattens stomach and waist; relieves back pain and joist stress; enhances joint mobility; engages mindfulness.


Manuela Lane

Owner of Ultimate Balanced Fitness

Manuela was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States when she was 21 and became a naturalized citizen in the 90's. She studied Psychology at the University of Texas, Austin, Texas. In her late 20's and early 30's was the first time she started struggling with her weight realizing that she had to workout in order not to become one of those sturdy German women. She met her husband, who was a personal trainer at the time and learned the value of personal training first hand. After going through episodes of on and off "fad" diets she realized the best way to get to a healthy lifestyle was to eat food in its most natural state. Manuela is not just a great personal trainer she is a counselor and therapist. She is great at adjusting personal training sessions to the individuals needs and lives by the motto that she does not want to beat people down but rather build them up, however if you can handle an intense powerful workout - she is ready to give that to you!! Certified Pilates instructor holding several certifications from Balanced Body for Reformer, Exo-Chair, and Tower of Power, she is also a certified trainer holding certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), BBU, and CES and is also certified to teach Piloxing. Manuela is the instructor for you if you want to learn Pilates and if you want personal training she will build you up not beat you down and help you live a healthier lifestyle.

Brittany Halen


Brittany Halen is a Houston based dance instructor and performing artist. She offers a wide array of options in dance based fitness! Whether it be achieving balance with ballet inspired barre fitness, or a unique cardio experience like tap dancing, Brittany will help you dance your way to wellness! Brittany is a teaching artist with Theater Under The Stars, and several other theaters and dance studios in Houston. As a performer, she has appeared as a vocal soloist with the Houston Symphony, as well as numerous productions with Houston theaters including Reefer Madness, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Avenue Zoo, White Christmas, Guys and Dolls, Scrooge, and Urban Cowboy with Theatre Under the Stars, Mack and Mabel and Failure; A Love Story with Stages Repertory Theater, and A Civil War Christmas, Madeline’s Christmas, and The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley with Mainstreet Theater.

Sylvia Duque


MISSION:   I’m here to help you reach your goals and make you feel younger than ever! At 53 years old today and feeling the best I’ve ever felt in my life.  Many would ask me how long did it take me? What do you eat? Etc.  Only one answer:  Passion and love for what you do! In 2007, I decided to make the change for myself and it’s the best decision ever!.  You too can do it!  Bring your energy and I will do the rest.  Training the right way with the right trainer is crucial to gain strength, muscle, make your body stronger and healthier. My mission now is to inspire you to live in a better permanent lifestyle using my training methods which will allow you to dig deep within yourself and discover your inner fire. ABOUT ME: I have been competing for 6 years in Bodybuilding, Figure and Physique Divisions. I have won many first place titles at National and International level but today I can say that my effort, courage and perseverance has me earned my PRO – Professional Athlete.  I’m a certified personal trainer through Pfit – Professional Fitness Instructor Training Certification as well as Boot Camp certified.   Personal Trainer for several years at Bally Total Fitness. MMA –Mixed Martial Arts training.  Fitness Model for different studios in Houston.