If you’re getting ready for spring break, you may have started to think about getting into better shape. There are many fitness facilities around downtown Austin and West Campus where students can get in shape for spring break. Whether you’re aiming for a rock-solid beach body, to shed a few pounds, or simply to feel more comfortable in your own skin, spring is a great time to start working on your fitness. As you get ready to put together a spring break workout plan, consider visiting a few of these Austin fitness facilities. From basic gyms to rock gyms and Pilates studios to cycling studios, Austin offers a variety of ways to work out.
401 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
SoulCycle is an upbeat, 45-minute indoor cycling class that gets your blood flowing. Cycling is a phenomenal cardiovascular exercise that will improve your overall health, as well as get you in spring break shape! The high-intensity workout sculpts muscles and melts away fat. SoulCycle has also built a culture around cycling that is all about support, inspiration, and the mind-body connection. After every class, you’ll feel energized, motivated, and uplifted. You can find the local SoulCycle studio in downtown Austin on Congress Avenue.
SoulCycle by Shina Suzuki via Flickr.
Omni Fight Club Austin
2222 Rio Grande St., Suite 170, Austin, TX 78705
Achieve your spring break body goals with kickboxing classes at Omni Fight Club. Take an hour-long group class that will push you to your physical limits, or set up a session with a personal trainer to meet your specific fitness goals. There are classes and training options for every level, from the seasoned fighter looking to improve their form to the inexperienced first-time kickboxer just looking to break a sweat. Some class options are the early bird power 45-minute class, the high-intensity interval training (HIIT) fight club class, tabata, the late-night club FC, and technical training in the FC impact class.
Downtown/West Campus: 2222 Rio Grande St. #105, Austin, TX 78705
The Domain: 11011 Domain Drive #115, Austin, TX 78758
South Lamar: 1414 S. Lamar Blvd. #101, Austin, TX 78704
Pilates became a fitness trend in the early 2000s, popularized by celebrities like Cameron Diaz and Reese Witherspoon who gave credit to the training method for their impeccable figures. The trend has stuck around, though, thanks to the results people saw from the combination of strength training and cardio intervals. Pure Pilates offers 45-minute classes that maximize muscle exertion in a low-impact environment. You’ll feel muscles working you didn’t know you had!
Skyloft Fitness Center
2310 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78705
Residents of the luxury Skyloft Austin apartments in West Campus can get fit right at home. The popular student living apartment offers a state-of-the-art fitness center. Most people realize that you can’t build a spring break beach body overnight; it takes months of consistent work and dedication beforehand. The Skyloft fitness center is open 24 hours, so residents can work toward their health and fitness goals at any time. The facilities include cardio equipment, strength machines, free weights, Fitness On Demand, and a view overlooking the rooftop pool.
Gregory Gym at UT Austin
2101 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712
Recreational Sports manages eight fitness and sport facilities on the University of Texas at Austin campus, including Gregory Gym. The student gym features basketball, volleyball, racquetball, and squash courts, as well as weight training, cardio, class, dance, and game rooms. Students can also change up their routine with the climbing wall and the outdoor center. When it’s time to relax your muscles after a long workout, head to the steam room or sauna. Gregory Gym will remain open over spring break, so you can maintain the good habits of your workout plan.
Pure Austin Fitness
Downtown: 907 W. Fifth St., Austin, TX 78703
Quarry Lake: 4210 W. Braker Lane, Austin, TX 78759
Pure Austin is known as the indoor gym for outdoor people. The staff of this locally owned gym has worked hard to provide a fun and inspiring environment for the people of Austin to get in shape. At Pure Austin, you can participate in outdoor activities you wouldn’t normally expect to have access to at a gym, like outdoor cycling, paddleboard yoga on a lake, outdoor trail running, rock climbing, and swimming. They also offer traditional fitness equipment, such as cardio machines and weight training machines. The gym has multiple locations in Austin, so you can visit the one most convenient for you.
Pure Austin Downtown Walkthrough
Austin Bouldering Project
979 Springdale Road, Suite #150, Austin, TX 78702
The Austin Bouldering Project (ABP) is a big, friendly, welcoming space to climb, exercise, and socialize. There are a ton of boulders for rock climbing without ropes or harnesses. Most boulders are between 13 and 15 feet tall. The knowledgeable staff provides training and safety courses so you can have the most enjoyable bouldering experience possible. They also offer yoga and fitness classes. ABP is unique to Austin and provides a fun way to get in shape for spring break. You can enjoy the facilities with a day pass, a monthly punch pass, or a monthly membership.
If the approach of Austin’s spring break season has motivated you to get in shape, check out one of the many great exercise facilities mentioned on our list. Workouts don’t have to be a chore. With so many different activities available, you can achieve your spring break body goals while doing something you enjoy!