2015 AFM Best Of Awards

Our annual survey results are in! And now, we present to you the most popular people and places in Austin’s health and fitness community.



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Fitness

Best Outdoor Group Workout
1. Camp Gladiator
Camp Gladiator’s four week adult fitness boot camp will get your blood pumping and your muscles moving. With a focus on equal parts strength, stamina, and speed, CG’s workout will provide positive results in a short time.
2. Stronghorn Fitness
3. Rogue Running

Best National Gym
1. Gold’s Gym
The gym that prepared Arnold Schwarzenegger to thrive as a professional bodybuilder still carries on the legacy as one of the best places to get your sweat on.
2. LifeTime Fitness
3. 24 Hour Fitness

Best Local Gym
1. Pure Austin
Pure Austin sets itself apart from competitors with special amenities and activities like a two-story rock climbing wall and lake access exclusive to members. This is the kind of gym that will help you change your life for the better, thanks to award-winning nutritionists, dedicated personal trainers, and a performance testing center.
2. Castle Hill Fitness
3. CG Arena

Best Bootcamp
1. Camp Gladiator
2. Stronghorn Fitness
3. Relentless Boot Camp

“I think initially, people are not in love with it. But they fall in love with the community that comes together to support one another. We ask our clients to get uncomfortable—and no one really wants to get uncomfortable—but when they experience the results of getting uncomfortable, the reward is what keeps them coming back. They push themselves a little bit harder. They challenge not only their bodies but also their mental capacities to do one more rep or go a little bit harder or show up when they don’t want to. A lot of us don’t do that in other areas of our life.” - Crossfit Central’s Co-founders Jeremy Thiel and Carey Kepler, Best CrossFit Facility

Best CrossFit Facility
1. CrossFit Central
Celebrating their 10-year anniversary, CrossFit Central has been a longtime cornerstone in the fitness community. The coaches radiate positivity and plan to continue building a brand of health and happiness through strength training.
2. CrossFit South Lamar
3. Woodward CrossFit

Best Yoga Studio
1. Black Swan Yoga
The donation-based yoga studio is a back-to-back repeat winner. Feel free to take a drop-in class or purchase an affordable unlimited membership to get your yoga fix with charismatic instructors and unique classes.
2. Wanderlust Yoga
3. CorePower Yoga

Best Pilates Studio
1. Kor180
Kor180 prides itself as a studio that goes beyond Pilates and spin classes, motivating members to live an inspired life and follow their passion. The Pilates classes are one-of-a-kind, thanks to the korFormer machines that provide a full-body workout combining strength, cardio and stretching.
2. Pure Pilates Austin
3. Pilates Bodies and Barre

Best Barre Studio
1. Pure Barre
Sculpt and tone your body and stimulate your mind with this ballet-inspired workout. No dance experience required, and it’s challenging for even the most skilled athletes.
2. Mod Fitness
3. Barre 3

Best Boxing/MMA Gym
1. Lions Krav Maga & Conditioning
This gym accepts all ages and skill levels, with classes that educate kids and teens in comprehensive self-defense and anti-bullying programs. For adults, Krav Maga and conditioning are available at all times of the day.
2. Fit and Fearless
3. Fight Club Austin

Best Youth Fitness Organization
1. CG Victory
Camp Gladiator’s nonprofit program motivates kids to get active and be adventurous. It’s a great way to keep kids busy, have fun, and get them excited about healthy living.
2. West Austin Youth Association (WAYA)
3. YMCA

Best Free Community Workout
1. Stronghorn Fitness
The Stronghorn Saturday Sweat Session (also known as #SSSS) will get your weekend off to the right start. You’ll bust your butt to earn your shower, and make new friends in the fitness community.
2. Camp Gladiator
3. CrossFit Central

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