When Jeff Hazzard was younger, he stayed in shape by playing sports year-round. But after he was done with sports, he realized that keeping fit and trim was a challenge, especially if he continued eating poorly without regular exercise. He researched ways to stay healthy, discovering his own path back to fitness, and the experience eventually led him to earn a degree in exercise science and open Jeff Hazzard Fitness. He conducts private and semiprivate personal-training sessions, nutritional coaching, and boot-camp programs small enough to offer individualized attention to participants.
Flywheel Fitness is an Indoor Rowing and Spinning Studio in South Austin. We also offer dynamic body-strength classes such as Camp Flywheel, Flywheel Yoga, and Flywheel Core. Classes are limited to 10 participants, so everyone gets expert coaching. All classes can be scaled to your experience level and ability. Try us!
Once visitors pass through the teal door and step into Excellence In Touch, a tranquil space decorated with purple walls, bright paper lanterns, and a gurgling fountain helps guests transition from the busy city outside to the calm that massages, reiki, and reflexology treatments promote. Licensed massage therapist Kathy Casey opened the office as a place to both provide her services and teach students the healing possibilities of touch. A Reiki Master with certification to work at all three levels of integrated energy therapy, she believes that massage and similar treatments hold physical and emotional benefits such as stress reduction, muscle-ache relief, and being able to see through walls. She offers many modalities of massage as well as neuromuscular therapy, reflexology, chakra balancing, myofascial release, and energy therapies. She also teaches reiki, massage, and reflexology, with classes for two aiming to make learning and practicing more fun.
When lifelong gymnast Natalie McKee first started teaching children gymnastics as a college student, it was more of a side job than a career. Her only goal was to pay her tuition. But that changed when Natalie realized that most gymnastics curriculums for kids suffered a fatal flaw. They all landed in one of two camps: either too structured, or not structured enough. Students were forced to choose one, leaving them either bored without challenges or frustrated by tasks they couldn't achieve. To solve this problem, Natalie opened Jump! Gymnastics, which strives to challenge each gymnast within his or her ability level in fun, engaging gymnastics programs for kids.
Each class, designed for children from 18 months to 12 years of age, builds upon the previous class's teachings, ensuring that gymnasts stay stimulated with new moves without feeling overwhelmed by the challenge. With the success of her gymnastics classes, Natalie also decided to foray into other children's activities, including after-school care that keeps kids active, preschool, camps, and birthday parties.
FIT Austin's trainers specialize in teaching classes on the TRX suspension system, which uses the student's own bodyweight to generate resistance. Instead of attempting to build bulky muscles, these workouts instead take a more balanced approach that helps attendees of all fitness levels strengthen their cores and limbs, increase their range of motion, and become more resistant to athletic injuries. When using one of the gym's 20 TRX stations or 11 Rip Trainer stations as part of a group class or personal-training session, students will learn how to use controlled, functional movements to engage the core and utilize muscles that are hard to target with a traditional weight training workout or a workout where all the weights have been replaced with lazy cats.
The instructors at Austin F.I.T. Boot Camps' three indoor locations lead intense, results-oriented boot-camp classes. During each session, the instructors combine resistance training, cardio, and plyometric exercises for full-body muscle building.