Within Athletes Equation’s 3,000-square-feet of training space, the gym’s certified fitness team guides members through the exercises and cardio training needed to boost both muscle tone and overall health. Members can go at their own pace on any of the hand-picked weight equipment or partake in one of the gym’s boot camps and training sessions to get in shape for an upcoming marathon or the eventual day a tractor tire gets stuck in your yard.
Fitness 4 Mind and Body holds outdoor fitness camps designed to burn calories and stretch the mind and body with yoga and tai chi. The staff boasts an array of athletic backgrounds, from kinesiology majors to marathon runners to practitioners of sports medicine who run marathons when they're not bench-pressing trophies. Putting their heads together, staff members lead group or personal training sessions, which are often supplemented by the advice of a resident holistic nutritionist. The fitness-forward company also organizes trail-based retreats at a nearby cabin in Spicewood.
The certified trainers at Pure Fitness Training channel former careers in athletics and coaching to head their personal, semi-private, and group programs. Their gym is awash in functional strength-training equipment, from battling ropes and agility ladders to free weights such as sand bags and advanced sand bags with one desert snake hidden inside each. All of these tools help clients redefine their physical limits during one-on-one sessions, as well as boot-camp classes that incorporate drills that adapt to suit progressively leaner muscles. With daily routines posted on its website, as well as a weekly newsletter, Pure Fitness Training motivates its patrons even when they aren't actively perspiring within the gym walls.
After earning her NFPT certification and conquering her own weight-loss goals, fitness aficionado Mercedes founded Rogue Motivation and Movement to offset mainstream and monotonous exercise regimens. Her boot-camp programs encourage clients to "Go Rogue!" and combat dreary routines with rock climbing, mud obstacle courses, and lifts that replace dumbbells with fidgety dachshunds. Fit Fusion classes combine cardio with a sampling of techniques from popular fitness schools including Zumba, Pilates, and kickboxing and private training and nutritional guidance help clients tackle overall wellness goals.