Austin Gyms and Fitness Centers
published on October 19, 2012
Austin offers a bevy of outdoor fitness and recreation options, from rowing on Town Lake to jogging trails threaded throughout the city. When the weather is not hospitable for an outdoor workout or an elliptical or set of weights is a better option, Austin indoor gyms offer a high-quality fitness experience, with locations throughout the city. Below are a few Austin indoor gym options:
Pure Fitness is known as “the indoor gym for outdoor people.” The facility offers personalized training with Fitness Specialists, boot camps, a coffee bar, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming indoors and outdoors, indoor rock climbing, cardio machines and resistance equipment, as well as over 120 classes. Pure Fitness has two locations, at Town Lake next to Lady Bird Lake and close to neighborhoods like Barton Creek, and a Quarry Lake location, close to the Milwood neighborhood, which features a private lake and running trail.
Castle Hill Fitness, located in central Austin close to downtown, offers a cafe, Pilates and yoga classes, personal training, a bike shop, and organic skin care. In addition to fitness, Castle Hill also offers acupuncture, massage, structural integration, and Kinesio taping.
The Hills Health Club and Wellness Center in Westlake Hills integrates indoor and outdoor recreation as well as holistic fitness centers and services on an 11 acre campus. The facility offers state-of-the-art fitness equipment, convenient hours, and a highly qualified staff to meet all fitness needs.
Mecca Gym & Spa is designed to be an urban wellness luxury retreat, where strength and fitness meet relaxation and rejuvenation. Located in downtown Austin at the intersection of 6th and Lamar, Mecca provides luxury spa services and personalized fitness training. Members enjoy a well-stocked fitness area, spa-like locker rooms, steam rooms, and group classes.
Hyde Park Gym is known for a welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff, superb personal trainers, Olympic weightlifting & powerlifting facilities, diverse clientele, and a giant, dumbbell curling arm and bicep protruding from the side of the gym’s façade. The 7,500 square foot gym is open every day of the year and features a range of cardio equipment and strength training equipment, including powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting equipment.
Planet Fitness is known as the “Judgment Free Zone®” where a lasting, active lifestyle can be built. The gyms maintain clean, stylish, hassle-free facilities that are filled with tons of brand-name cardio and strength equipment and “a lot of happy people.”
CrossFit Austin offers group classes six days a weeks and additional personal training times and specialized classes and seminars in areas like nutrition, Olympic Lifting, and pose running. Training tools include: pull-up stations, Olympic Bars, kettlebells, dumbbells, speed ladders, gymnastics rings, and more.
24 Hour Fitness offers a wide range of group exercise classes and personal training. Locations include Hancock Center, Lake Creek, Research Blvd., William Cannon, and Parmer. Each location features a different mix of amenities, and most are equipped with cardio equipment, free weights, classes, and swimming pools.
Gold’s Gym combines diverse amenities with high quality personal training to deliver the ultimate fitness experience. They offer the latest cardio and strength training equipment along with a dynamic group exercise program that includes classes like yoga, group cycling, mixed martial arts, muscle endurance training, and Pilates.
Lifetime Fitness facilities offer a diversity of trainings, equipment, classes, and work out options, including basketball courts, rock walls, martial arts, running clubs, squash, racquetball, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, yoga, and more. They also offer childcare and kids classes for members with families.
Also, see Yoga Studios in Austin.
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