Texas Health & Racquet Club's owner, Randall Lavender, started his fitness career in the Navy, where he developed exercise regimens to keep men, women, and submarines in tip-top shape. At Texas Health & Racquet Club, his dedication to fitness is readily apparent: besides providing guests with access to state-of-the-art resistance training equipment, free weights, and cardiovascular machines, the gym offers a diverse array of group fitness classes ranging in discipline from cycling and body combat to Zumba and yoga. The crew at Texas Health & Racquet Club also offer personal training sessions, as well as other amenities that help make exercising easier, such as child-care and nutritional guidance. Members can also make use of on-site basketball and racquetball courts, and, afterward, they can relax in the sauna or atop the gym's hydro massage bed, which can help relieve pain and stress in just 10 minutes.
Kickball. Archery. A nice swim in the lake. As you get older, you sometimes leave the simple pleasures of summer camp behind. Fortunately, the counselors at Camp Our Way are here to make sure you remember. At this all-inclusive, 21+ adults-only sleep-away camp, campers relive the carefree summers of the youth with the perks of adulthood. That means party buses to and from camp, booze instead of bug juice, and deluxe cabins with many of the comforts of home.
Before you pack your rucksack, read on to learn more about this grown-up take on the kids' summer classic:
Start the day right: Daily breakfast buffets ditch the typical camp fare for scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, and chilly mimosas. They also serve full-course lunches, s'more roasts, and plenty of other eats and drinks.
Stay active: Just like at kid-size summer camp, your days will be filled with activities; the schedule includes everything from slip 'n' slide parties and dodgeball to hiking and color wars.
Crafts: Want to learn a trade? Check out courses in painting, sculpting, or even organic soap making.
Bust a move at the campfire dance, aided by spirits at the open bar. Other alcohol-friendly activities include flip-cup contests and mixology lessons, where campers learn why a mixture of Coke, Hawaiian Punch, Mountain Dew, and rootbeer doesn't actually taste good.
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.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par 71 course
Length of 6,611 yards
Course rating of 72.0
Slope rating of 128
Through its camps, clinics, and year-round programs, Ball Hard gives a boost to youth, junior high, and high school hoopsters on their quest to becoming college basketball players. Since its founding, Ball Hard and its team of professional trainers have produced more than 60 Division I scholarship recipients—none of whom were red-shirted, meaning they entered college ready to contribute on the court and did not spend an extra year growing in a giant flower pot. During clinics, many coaches draw from experience coaching NBA, WNBA, and D1 athletes, but Ball Hard doesn’t limit its wisdom to just the hardwood. Away from drills, practices, and games, the company emphasizes academic success and personal advancement, and even offers programs and GPA monitoring to ensure its players become both well-rounded athletes and well-rounded members of society.
The West Austin Youth Association opens its doors to everyone, regardless of their ability, zip code, or financial status. It hosts a number of youth sports programs that run the gamut from lacrosse to basketball to soccer, as well as camps dedicated to other pastimes, including watching movies, dancing, and conducting science experiments. And each day, they welcome kids to burn off excess energy during open-gym sessions, which are held in the massive gymnasium.
Tweak, tone, shape up, or slim down! YMCA in Austin is just the place you need to get the results you want.
Make the trip to this gym even more savory with a visit to their fine restaurant.
Bring the whole family to this gym, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Treat yourself to a cardio blast and kick and punch your way to your health and wellness goals.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.