The first thing you notice while approaching Gonzo Juice is a giant rooster head perched atop a vintage 1949 trailer, which flashes multicolored feathers painted on its sides. The gargantuan bird and his towering coxcomb cast an imposing shadow over Gonzo's wooden picnic tables and grassy lawn. The food hut's eccentric façade hints at what to expect on its menu: either an inventive spin on classic American cuisine or an omelet made out of the world's largest rooster egg. Gonzo's chefs festoon made-to-order hot sandwiches, wraps, and salads with a variety of unique, all natural ingredients including slow-braised meats, tangy carrot slaw, fruit jam, and hawaiian rolls. Earning the spotlight of 365 Things to Do in Austin, Gonzo's freshly squeezed juices catch taste buds by surprise with a tasty blend of unexpected flavors such as ginger and jalapeño.
Equipment: Ringside heavy bags, speed bags, kick bags, kettle bells, dumbbells
Students should bring: Workout clothes and water bottle
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class location: Indoors only
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking garage
Pro Tip: Parking is validated in The Quarters parking garage. No need to feel intimidated. No contact boxing
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Clients love Fight Club because no two classes will ever be the same. This makes class always exciting and prevents boredom. Clients can see results in as little as two weeks, so the quick improvements motivate return. Our trainers know every client by name and will always give personal and positive feedback. We offer many classes a day to accommodate all schedules.
Do you run your gym according to a particular exercise philosophy?
Music is everything. We workout to loud, motivating, and upbeat music to "pump-up" clients. Fight Club has been described as "a dance party where you get to beat stuff up." It's very judgement free ? clients are only focused on their own workout and everyone works at their own level. We have a philosophy that clients who don't feel at home the second they walk in our gym for the first time won't come back. Because of this, it's our top priority to show new clients around, teach them the basic punches, tell them where to put their stuff, etc. right when they walk in the door so that they feel welcome and comfortable with everything when class starts.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Many people feel intimated upon trying their first class. It's important for prospective clients to know that we have at least five newcomers in every class who are in the same boat. We teach new clients everything they need to know before class starts, so they'll never feel lost or out of place. It's an intimidating environment at first glance, as the front of our facility has an elevated boxing ring. We always tell clients that there's no person-to-person contact in class ? the only things you hit/kick are bags. It's also important that people know our gym is strictly a fitness class. We incorporate all aspects of kickboxing, but our primary focus is a full body workout rather than teaching self defense or any specific type of boxing skill.
If you were to trace the origin of one of Jamba Juice?s freshly squeezed juices, it wouldn?t take long before you ended up face to face with its most important supplier: Mother Nature. Whole fruits and vegetables from her gardens, groves, and orchards fill Jamba Juice's stores: kale, apples, pineapple, carrots, beets, and other produce. Although it?s serious about filling cups with wholesome, natural ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate.
Sure, there are classic juices on the juice menu. Purely Carrot, for instance, which is as elemental and straightforward as it sounds. But there?s also the Tropical Greens, which combines apple juice and pineapple with super greens and chia seeds. And there?s Kale Orange Power, loaded with kale, bananas, and orange juice?all of which are packed with a serious helping of vitamins and manganese. Regardless of which flavor you choose, each 12-ounce juice packs in at least 1.5 servings of fruits and veggies, making it a convenient way to restore energy and get nutrition on the go. The same commitment to simplifying healthy eating can be found throughout the Jamba Juice menu, from its Fruit and Veggie smoothies to its Artisan Flatbreads.
In addition to providing healthy options to customers, Jamba Juice sponsors Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative is focused on improving childhood nutrition and fitness by encouraging fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to helping the nation stay fit?which you can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.
With over 500 stores serving the full freshly squeezed juice menu, Jamba Juice is the perfect way to blend in the good.
Lavazza has been brewing rich, flavorful Italian espresso for 110 years, but guests didn?t have a place to sit down and enjoy it until Lavazza Espression caf?s began popping up in 2007. At locations throughout the world, guests savor the renowned brew alongside a menu of freshly baked pastries, breakfast bites, and light caf? fare. Diners sip glasses of cream-topped caf? mochas and spoon bites gelato, or do both with chef Ferran Adria's signature edible Espesso?not espresso: think coffee with a solid, foamy consistency. Margherita pizzas, mushroom paninis, and goat cheese salads make for elegant light lunches, and bites of scones and Italian-style quiche greet the morning gourmet-style.
The modern refinement extends to the d?cor, as diners slip into retro-futuristic red and white chairs and pull up to glossy mod tables. Visually arresting photographs from Lavazza calendars cover the walls, along with shelves stocked with portable Modo Mio espresso machines and fair-trade coffee.
What started as a tragedy eventually became a chance at a new beginning for the owners of New Awlins Cafe. After Hurricane Katrina, the family of bakers that owned the caf? for more than 20 years found their business underwater, both literally and figuratively. So they decided to pack up and move to Austin, where they could share their sweet and savory New Orleans-style pies with a whole new crowd. Their specialty is the pecan pie, but their gooey blackberry pie and decadent cream cheese pie are also fan favorites. When it comes to their savory pies, they don't use run-of-the-mill vegetables and meats. Instead, they fill crusts with New Orleans staples such as crab, crawfish, and shrimp, and occasionally alligator, which tastes a lot like chicken according to most people and even better than chicken according to most farm-raised birds.
Before opening a restaurant of his own, chef Blake Moffitt trained in kitchens across the globe, from Boulder, Colorado to Provence, France. At Blake's on Sixth Street, he draws on his international skill set to craft a menu of American dishes executed with typical French precision.
Tomato jam and sprouts crown Blake's turkey burgers, while slices of multi-grain toast bookend medleys of chickpeas, hummus, and lemon-marinated kale. But the sandwiches are only the beginning at this neighborhood lunch spot; Blake offers everything from short-rib pot pies to chilled soups that Texas Monthly simply calls "amazing." He even puts his distinctive stamp on breakfast with dishes such as pulled-pork hash and from-scratch biscuits smothered in sausage gravy.