Co-owners Kirk and Julie Leavell set out to make Wild Basin Fitness the antithesis of impersonal chain gyms. They're dedicated to fostering a comfortable and welcoming environment, where all of their clients feel like they can reach out for training advice and a personal connection. They have even let their exercisers determine the operating hours, class schedules, and instructor hairstyles at their two gym locations. Their team of experienced trainers subscribe to this personalized ideology during their custom personal-training sessions and in the more than 100 monthly fitness classes that accommodate an array of fitness interests such as yoga, boot camp, Pilates, Zumba, spin, and exercise programs for kids. Further beautifying bodies, patrons can lavish themselves at the spa, or make their beach-ready bod glow with tanning services.
Coming from a large family of athletes, Tim Kaderli has made physical fitness a de facto part of his daily existence since he was a kid. He soon realized, however, that many others have never been exposed to the training techniques and nutritional habits that he relied on his entire life. This realization led him to found Synergy Fitness Boot Camp and to formulate his own methodology. Today, Kaderli aims to reach aspiring exercisers in three ways: fun and lighthearted fitness regimens, nutritional education, and motivational friendships between trainer and client. Joined by six other trainers, Tim meets with students morning, midday, and night at outdoor locations all over Austin, such as Milburn Community Park or Bee Cave Central Park. Alternatively, classes can convene at the Synergy High Intensity Training (HIT) Facilities, which provide students with equipment and shelter from the jealous glare of the sun?who will never be anything but an immobile ball of gaseous elements.
Equipment: Indoor Schwinn bikes with computers that measure RPMs and watts
Students should bring: We provide towels, water, and shoes or mat rentals; also available for purchase
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 11?25 people
Class location: Indoors only
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign waivers; we do not allow late arrivals in class.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
In both cycling and yoga, our instructors are highly trained. We'll guide you alongside great music in a gorgeous, state-of-the-art studio. There's also nothing like the energy of the group. At Resolute Fitness, your resolution is our commitment. Our instructors will push you in a fun, all-levels environment. You'll want to stay committed to your fitness, because the classes and energy are fun, and the combination of cycling and yoga is everything you need for total mind and body fitness.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We offer cycling and yoga, along with a cycling-and-yoga combo class. These two activities are everything you need for total mind-body fitness. Cycling classes are a high-energy, 45-minute total-body workout. (Yes, we do upper body weights in cycling.) Yoga classes are a 60 minute power vinyasa flow?an athletic style of yoga that improves strength, balance, and flexibility. At resolute, we help people lead purposefully balanced lives.
At River Place Country Club, a championship golf course designed by Jay Morrish and Tom Kite, winner of the 1992 U.S. Open, invites golfers to launch balls over sand bunkers and twisting creeks that wend their way through the landscape’s hilly contours. The course’s superintendent draws on experience at Baton Rouge Country Club and Colonial Country Club, as well as a degree in Plant and Soil Systems, as he ensures that the greens and rolling Bermuda grass fairways are more carefully manicured than a prize-winning pet wooly mammoth. The course’s PGA professional instructors are on hand to improve individual games, and a driving range lets players practice at 15 hitting stations.
Adjacent to the course, eight lighted tennis courts abut a 40,000-square-foot clubhouse with an outdoor pool, fully equipped fitness center, and locker rooms whose dry saunas and whirlpools melt tension quicker than butter melts on the calves of a sprinter. The Grille invites clubgoers to sup on steak or seafood, and a pair of outdoor decks let guests drink in scenic views.
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