The 2019 Austin Workout Guide

We are quickly approaching the point of knowing whether or not this year’s resolutions are going to stick. And if you are still determined to be one of those glowing, healthy Austinites who are always on the hike and bike trail, then we salute you!

For those of you, like us, who could use some help, we’ve partnered with Heart Rate Social, (the local app that connects people with active lifestyles for healthy relationships) to compile a list of our favorite workouts, studios, and activities around town. There are so many affordable, fun, and interesting options to choose from—your body will never get bored.

Yoga/ Barre/ Pilates

Barre3

Barre3 is a full-body workout that involves sustained holds, micro-movements, and cardio bursts that will leave you feeling balanced in body and empowered from within. It’s hard as heck, but totally worth the burn!

https://barre3.com/studio-locations

Wanderlust Yoga

Austin owners, Ashley Spence and Krish Patel are bringing the extraordinary aspects of the Wanderlust Festival into the everyday lives of the people who live, work ,and visit ATX. You will love the warm and happy vibe at this studio.

206 E 4th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 502-5183

Practice Yoga Austin

Practice offers “absurdly high-quality” donation yoga (suggested $10-$20 anonymous donation) all day every day, which makes it easy and accessible for all. And there is no need to sign up ahead of time, just drop in!

1103 E 6th St 
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 730-1638

Black Swan Yoga

At Black Swan Yoga, instructors are encouraged to freely express their own interpretation of the practice, giving you an authentic connection to their unique journey. Their mission is to gather a community of yogis that is accepting and loving of all.

https://blackswanyoga.com/studios

Yoga Vida

Yoga Vida opened its doors in 1999 and was the first hot studio in Austin. They now offer classes of all levels seven days a week, including 60-minute and 75-minute heated power vinyasa flow classes led by caring, experienced teachers.

3620 Bee Cave Rd Ste A 
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 750-2213

MOD Fitness

MOD Fitness is another barre-based workout that takes an athletic approach to the principles of ballet, pilates, and They combine innovative strength and resistance training, cardio, and stretching into a full-body workout. Get a long, toned physique, better posture, and increased flexibility in 2019 with their help.

https://modfitness.com/studios

Local Gyms

Athletic Outcomes

If you hate the impersonal nature and massive size of the big box gyms, this place is for you. It’s a boutique studio that focuses on functional fitness and modern athletic recovery through personal training and small-group classes.

2301-A E Riverside Dr #50 
Austin, TX 78741
(512) 291-3562

Castle Hill Fitness Gym & Spa

This place is old Austin at its best. A gym that doesn’t feel like a gym, their mission is to provide a welcoming environment for the Austin community to improve their overall health. The vibe is about community, variety, refueling, recovering, and challenging your mind and body and it’s always a great experience.

1112 N Lamar Blvd 
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 478-4567

Tetra Fitness

Tetra is known for intensity. Work hard and listen to great music while you get it all over with. The effort here will really pay off and you might find yourself actually find yourself liking that intensity after a while.

1717 W 6th St #110 
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 480-0262

Affordable Options

Swimming at Barton Springs Pool

Barton Springs Pool is the fourth-largest spring fed pool in Texas with a constant 68 degree water temperature making it one of the best places to swim year-round. Here’s a fun fact: Robert Redford learned to swim here. We say that bodes well for your athletic aspirations. If you want to get in shape and live your best Austin life while you do it—swimming the length of this civic treasure should be a go-to.

2131 William Barton Dr 
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 974-6300

Roy and Anne Butler Hike and Bike Trail

The Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake, a lush, urban path that meanders along the water’s edge and passes by skyscrapers, neighborhoods, ball fields and cultural attractions. It is THE Austin workout and a great way to fall in love with fitness and this fabulous city at the same time. The 10-mile trail is Austin’s most recognized and popular recreational area.

900 W Riverside Dr
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 495-9163

Walnut Creek Greenbelt

A popular spot for both hikers and mountain bikers, Walnut Creek is an explorer’s dream. There are tons of unmarked paths, so you may get a little lost; but that’s more fun, right? With multiple winding paths and few obstacles, undertaking part of the trail is perfect for beginners. The hike offers plenty of overlooks, so don’t forget to stop and smell the roses on the way up. And of course, cool down in the beautiful creek on the way down.

2611 Park Bend Dr 
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 974-6700

The YMCA

An oldie but a goodie—don’t forget the Y! They have great group classes, a primo location, and all the equipment you need to get fit.

https://www.austinymca.org/locations

Hidden Hiking Trails

Research continually shows that walking is an amazing workout, and getting outside is obviously great for the soul. We’ve put together a list of our favorite hidden gems in Austin that may not be on your radar. All the trails are free and are within a 30-minute drive from downtown. Check ’em out!

Bootcamps

Camp Gladiator

If you want to get in shape, get hooked up with a supportive community. Camp Gladiator is a bootcamp with lots of heart. They offer unlimited workouts at thousands of locations nationwide to fit your lifestyle that are always different and geared toward all fitness levels. The trainers are super passionate and won’t let you slack.

https://campgladiator.com/locations

Stronghorn Fitness

Another great group option is this program that offers comprehensive eight-week cycle focusing on strength, speed and stamina. One Yelp review says, “Stronghorn is more than a workout group. It’s a true community. One of, if not the, most welcoming fitness families in the city.”

1506 Forest Trail 
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 913-7301

Other Options

Knockout Austin Kickboxing

The 45-minute group kickboxing class combines heavy bag work with body weight exercises around intense training intervals (HIIT) targeting core, legs, butt, and arms. Get in shape and get all that stress and agression out of your system! You’ll feel like a brand new human.

1211 W 6th St Suite 100
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 520-4050

Love Cycling

This spin studio delivers big on fitness and spirituality! The 45-minute workout is intense and upbeat, with some instructors utilizing a giant video wall to make the classes so fun and entertaining that they totally fly by. They also get your upper body in gear with a weight-lifting session on the bike.

507 Pressler St #900,
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 761-3398

City Surf

This place has 35 and 50-minute full body, surf-inspired strength and conditioning group classes. Designed to be the most challenging and rewarding part of your day, because nobody said surfing was easy! Get that California bod in the heart of Texas.

1500 S Lamar Blvd Ste. 130 
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 576-3177

Ride Indoor Cycling

This place is on a mission to help people feel good, on and off the bike! Ride like the wind and burn a crazy amount of calories in a short amount of time. If you haven’t ever spun, one of these classes will kick off your year with a bang.

117 Lavaca St 
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 322-5252

Fight Club Austin

Their trainers will lead you through a 60-minute group workout that emphasizes proper form and technique while incorporating cardio, strength, and kickboxing elements. Each class is different, and no two instructors have the same routine.

2222 Rio Grande St #170 
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 983-0938