Best Gyms in Austin

Castle Hill Fitness

Castle Hill has everything you would want in a gym—150+ group fitness classes, steam rooms and saunas, pools, a large gym, Pilates reformer studios, spa treatment rooms, a clean locker room with showers, childcare, acupuncture, and more. They offer all of this while still being an approachable local neighborhood gym with a welcoming staff and a no-frills attitude. When we think of Austin gyms, Castle Hill is the one that combines the perfect amount of everything.

Locations: Downtown (12th and Lamar) and Westlake

Favorite Instructors: We love Amid for Bootcamp classes and Deborah for Pilates!

Cost: $89-199/month – with 10% discounts for students, educators, military, couples, and families

Parking: In parking lot or free on street

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Castle Hill Fitness

Equinox

Not only is Equinox a super nice gym, they are known for their classes. They take instructors from the best studios like SoulCycle, CorePower, Barre, etc. and bring them to Equinox. Complete with a eucalyptus steam room, cafe and juice bar, personal training, state-of-the-art equipment, and a perfectly central location—this is a place to be and be seen.

LocationSouth Congress (closer to Riverside)

Favorite Instructors: Miguel Romero (Bootcamp), Hans, Helen, and Eric (cycling), Rashana (heated barre), Jamie Rouso (Stacked & Whipped), Jess Clark (Precision Run)

Cost: $150-180/month (Depending on if you go with the Early Bird Special)

Parking: Free parking for two hours in the garage

Equinox

Lifetime

Lifetime is like a spa—the South and North locations even have a pool and eucalyptus steam room! You can truly spend all day here; they have child care, basketball courts, tons of classes, etc. This place is a dream! They also have a ton of classes from yoga, spin, barre, weights, and personal training.

Locations: South (William Cannon and Mopac), Downtown (West 5th – where the old Pure used to be) , Arboretum (Quarry), and North (45 and 183)

Cost: $40/day pass

Downtown: $129/month for young adults under 29 years old, otherwise $149/month

South & North: $99/month for young adults under 26 years old, otherwise $109/month

Arboretum: $119/month for young adults under 26 years old, otherwise $129/month

Parking: Free parking in garage or lot

Lifetime Fitness – South

Golds Gym

Golds is a great budget option with over 20 locations, decent facilities, and frequent discounts.

Locations: 20!

Cost: $40/month – option for paying $20/biweekly, frequent discounts that run and a lot of employer discounts here (be sure to ask!)

Parking: Depends on location but all are in parking lots or garages for free

*Classes and open gym time on ClassPass for 1-3 Credits. 

Onnit

This is more of a CrossFit style gym with fewer machines and more weights, kettlebells, ropes, bands, and more. The group fitness classes really challenge you in a full body HIIT type workout, building lean muscle. They also have a sports recovery area,  which includes Cryotherapy machines and an infrared sauna. They offer nutritional guidance, and also have a nice cafe in the facility.

Location: South – 35 & 71 (St. Elmo & Friedrich Lane)

Favorite Instructors: Juan, great at improving your form and will always push you to the limit!

Cost: $150-200/month

Parking: Free Parking in lot

*Classes on ClassPass for 5-8 Credits. 

YMCA

Another budget friendly option with multiple locations in Austin, and membership discounts for lower-income members.

Locations: Townlake, Southwest, East, North, Northwest, Cedar Park, Buda (Hayes), Dripping Springs, and Bastrop

Cost: $30-60/month depending on number of members and Income

Parking: Free parking in lot

TruFusion

Tons of classes! Over 65 class types and over 240 classes a week featuring Yoga, Barre, Pilates, Bootcamp, Cycle, Kettlebell, Battle Ropes, Boxing, and TRX.

Location: South Lamar near Target

Favorite Instructors: Megan and Kay (Hot Pilates), Miguel Romero (Kettle Booty)

Cost: $30 for First 30 Days (Unlimited), $50-150/month depending on how many classes you want to take per month

Parking: Free parking in lot

*Classes and on ClassPass for 5-7 Credits. 

CRUX Climbing

This place is more than just rock climbing—they have Yoga, Circuit/Bootcamp workouts, and multiple climbing classes.

Locations: South Austin – South Congress by Cosmic Coffee; and Central Austin/Highland – Opening Mid-2020

Cost: $17/day pass or $70/month

*Classes on ClassPass for 4 Credits. 

CRUX Climbing

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