title: Texas Health & Racquet Club
html_text: '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.'
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
The life of a Los Angeles corporate executive didn't suit Maja Kermath, so she decided to pursue a more personally fulfilling path by moving to Austin and co-founding Kor180. The fitness studio fosters a community-minded spirit that encourages members to collectively inspire, empower, and challenge one other. Trainers help by offering professional guidance while leading group classes intended to provide full-body workouts.
Kermath focused her studio on two types of workouts: Pilates and indoor cycling. The studio was mentioned in Austin Monthly's Best of the City 2013 issue as a standout Pilates studio, and Kermath's unique perspective and passion earned her a spot near the top for both Best Pilates Instructor and Best Indoor Cycling Instructor 2013 in Austin Fit Magazine. During classes, Pilates-inspired exercises strengthen and lengthen muscles and pulsating music accompanies indoor-cycling workouts as ryders simulate cycling up a mountain or imagine that it's just a very reasonable hill.
Spark Fitness Club is a results-driven facility, with the goal to do more for our members. We want to not only help you reach your fitness goals, but also improve your quality of life. Spark Fitness Club feels strongly about fitness and how it can affect your life and we want to help you get the most out of your time with us.
Locally owned and operated, Spark Fitness Club is located in the new Gables Park Tower building next door to the Seaholm District. Our premier location, unparalleled architecture, amazing locker rooms, innovative group classes, and unique personal training programs will inspire and amaze you. Spark Fitness Club offers both small and large group training options. From the seasoned athlete to those new to exercise, everyone will find exciting and affordable alternatives to traditional one-on-one training.
Spark Fitness Club even has its very own bar. Open to the public, Black Dog Bar offers fresh, made-to-order smoothies, coffee drinks, and cocktails. Grab a quick smoothie or snack before or after your workout or stop by during your walk on the hike-and-bike trail and enjoy our outdoor patio overlooking Lady Bird Lake.
Though they seem quite different at first glance, Tetra Fitness’s 12 group classes have a few important traits in common. All of the classes, for example, follow the lead of an elite instructor with experience in personal training and biceps strong enough to arm-wrestle Atlas to a draw. All of them also adhere to the company’s core values, which include such rock-solid maxims as “be adventurous and creative” and “do more with less.” The indoor cycling class certainly embodies these two values with its 50-minute workout that sends riders racing over hills and steep inclines on straightforward stationary bikes. The aptly named Sweaty Weights class requires students of all skill levels to “be passionate and determined” as they strengthen and tone every single muscle in their bodies. When the instructors compel their students to “embrace change,” they can reference their own Barefoot Burn cardio class as an example. This intense workout focuses on flexibility, calorie burning, stretching, balance work, toning for all the connective tissues, core strengthening, and corrective exercises for the feet.
If you love to try new things, head to Austin F.I.T. Center in Austin and experience something new and exciting.
Notice the results in your physique when you take any one of their great aerobics classes.
Brush up on your dance and fitness techniques with a fun and conditioning Zumba class.
Step up your commitment to fitness by enlisting the help of their fabulous personal trainers.
If hot yoga is your thing, Austin F.I.T. Center is just the right place to sweat it out.
Next time you need a workout, be sure to try the cross fit training offered here. Your body will thank you.
If you're seeking a fitness class that will push you to your limits, try your hand at spinning.
Elevate your heart rate and burn calories during one of these cardio kickboxing classes.
When was the last time you truly tested your body's limits? Elevate your fitness today with their terrific circuit training.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.