Gym Guide

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How to Choose the Right Gym

By Jessica Clark

It’s no question that Austinites love working out. We can probably thank our beautiful geography, pleasant weather, and the amazing food in our city for giving us extra motivation to be fit (most of us will sweat for tacos). Around every corner these days it seems a new boot camp, fitness studio, or gym is popping up. With so many options, and more on the way, how do you choose the best fitness program and studio or gym for you? 

Choose a program based on your fitness preferences.

You could choose a fitness program based on the type of activities or environment you enjoy most, or based on your goals. For example, if you love to run or want to become a better runner, you’d want to find a run group or group fitness class that incorporates running that will help you push yourself to improve your endurance and speed. 

Maybe running is not your thing, but you love other types of cardiovascular fitness. There are many options, from indoor cycling, indoor rowing, kickboxing, higher-intensity yoga, Pilates, or barre “boot camp” classes, group HIIT classes, functional training classes, and even dance classes. There are even trampoline classes now available in Austin. Think about the type of exercise that appeals to you most, based on your main interests and what you truly enjoy, and explore gyms and studios that offer it. 

When in comes to improving your health and fitness in a general sense, there is no such thing as a superior workout that works best for everyone. The “best” workout for most people is the one they will do consistently that helps them achieve their goals—with the key being consistency. So, figure out what you love to do, and do it consistently. If you have a specific performance or physique goal with a deadline, then it would be wise to seek out personalized or specified training.  

Choose a program based on your location and it’s convenience. 

You could choose a fitness program based on proximity and your schedule. For example if you live further out and work downtown, take advantage of the plethora of gyms located near your work. As a bonus, if you are going to the gym before or after work, you’ll beat traffic and get that hour of your life back to put toward your fitness goals! Find a gym or studio that is open early before work, at lunch, or open late after work so that you can get your workout in no matter how busy your days get. If you need access to a shower and locker room area, be sure to include that as a requirement in your search criteria.  

Maybe you prefer to hit the gym after you’ve gotten home, or on the weekends. In this case, you will want to check out what is near your neighborhood. Use the guide we’ve provided and try out a few places. Be sure to go at times when you’ll actually be working out so you can scope out the atmosphere and see how crowded it might or might not be. If it’s too crowded or the class you want to take is always sold out, that might be an obstacle for you to stay consistent with your workouts.

Choose a program based on price and your budget. 

Another way to choose a fitness program is based on price and what your budget will bear. However, don’t use this as your primary criteria for one simple reason: it’s not how much you're spending per month, but how much value you're getting out of that membership that means the most. A pricier gym or fitness studio that's closer to home, offers a program that gets you results, or offers longer hours might be a better option than an inexpensive gym, where there is little accountability or the workout isn’t helping you achieve your goals, in an inconvenient location with limited hours or classes that you can’t ever get into. 

You’ll get the most value out of a fitness program that helps you meet the criteria most important to you. So, get clear on that, and then compare options. 

At the beginning of the year, you’re likely to find a ton of great deals out there, so be sure you are using other criteria to help you select the right fit for you. The best time of year to find fitness deals is January and September, so don’t miss out! Take a few classes or try a gym out for a week or so before committing to a membership. Most studios and gyms offer inexpensive special deals for new students. Really take a look at what value you are being offered before you sign up for that long-term membership. All gyms and studios are in the customer service business first and foremost, so make sure you are being treated well and to your expectations. If you feel ignored or like another number, get out of there. There are too many amazing options in this town not to absolutely love your fitness program and find a community where you can grow. 



9Round Fitness

Kickboxing Gym

30 min Circuit Classes

There are no class times, come when ever you want to start!

24 Hour Fitness

General Gym 

Studio Classes and Training


Anytime Fitness

General Gym 

Studio Classes and Training

Austin Peace Studio - Yoga & Pilates

Yoga and Pilates Studio

$15 per class, $12 for 4 classes, First Class Free

Austin Prenatal Yoga

Yoga Studio

Classes on Tues/Thur/Sun

Austin Yoga Tree

Yoga Studio


BAM Academy 

Parkour Gym

Big Tex Gym

Powerlifting, Bodybuilding, Strongman

Black Swan Yoga

Yoga Studio

Body by Frame Gym

Transformational Fitness

BodyBusiness Fitness Club

General Gym with Training, Yoga, Cardio, Cycling, Dance, & Group Classes

Breath & Body Yoga

Yoga Studio

BVM Crossfit



CorePower Yoga

Hot Yoga, Multiple Locations

Crenshaw Athletic Club

Gymnastics Studio

CrossFit Cedar Park

Crossfit Gym

CrossFit Central (Burnet)

Crossfit Gym, Multiple Locations

CrossFit City Limits

Crossfit Gym

CrossFit Realm

Crossfit Gym

CrossFit Round Rock

Crossfit Gym


General Gym, Women


Dancers Shape

Barre, Pilates, Yoga

DANZA - Center for the Arts

Dance Studio

Defiant CrossFit

Crossfit Gym

DRAMATICO Martial Arts

Martial Arts and Self Defense


Flex Fit 24/7 Gym

General Gym


General Gym


Gold’s Gym

General Gym, Multiple Locations

GrassIron Fitness Training

Personal Training, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting

GRIT Austin

Strength, Conditioning


General Gym


Heroes CrossFit (formerly CrossFit Valor)

Crossfit Gym


illuminate Gym

General Gym

Inspire Fitness

Personal Training


John’s Gym Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness

MMA, Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai in Austin & Cedar Park


Kilter Fitness

Personal Training

Kim’s Gym

Gymnastics, Cheer

Koko Fit Club of Cedar Park

General Gym


LA Fitness

General Gym, Multiple Locations

Life Time Fitness

General Gym, Multiple Locations


Marlow’s Fitness

Cardio, Strength Training

Maximum Martial Arts Academy 

Taekwondo, Yoga

MBA Boxing Gym

Boxing Gym

Metroflex Austin

Hardcore Training

Modo Yoga

Yoga Studio


Next Level Ride Austin

Wakeboard Park


Of The Lion Fitness

Strength and Conditioning, Bootcamps

Orangetheory Fitness

Interval Training, HIIT


Peak Performance Martial Arts

MMA, Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, Football and Boot Camps

Pinnacle Training Center

Muay Thai Kickboxing, Boxing & Functional Fitness/Exercise Training

Planet Fitness

General Gym, Multiple Locations

Premier Party Fitness

Zumba, Dance

Premiere Lady Fitness & Spa

General Gym, Women

Pure Austin Fitness (Quarry Lake)

General Gym, Cycling, Strength, Yoga, Personal Training

PURE Bikram Yoga

Yoga Studio


Richard Lord’s Boxing Gym


Rockhold Karate

MMA, Tai Chi, Archery


SaraStyle Fitness

Yoga, Pilates

Spirit Fitness Training

Personal Training

Studio Mantra

Yoga, Pilates

Sundara Yoga Therapy


SunstoneFIT - North Hills Center

Pilates, Yoga, Barre, Fitness


TexFit CrossFit

Crossfit Gym

The Little Gym

Kid’s Fitness

The Pilates Center of Austin


TITLE Boxing Club


ToddPilates & Barre (Round Rock)

Pilates, Barre, Multiple Locations

Transform Fitness Austin

Yoga, Fitness

Travis County Strength

Strength, Conditioning



MMA, Fitness, Personal Training


Voodoo CrossFit 512

Crossfit Gym


White Tail CrossFit

Crossfit Gym

Woodward CrossFit

Crossfit, Strongman, Olympic Weightlifting, Gymnastics


Yin Yang Yoga

Yoga Studio

YMCA (North Austin)

General Gym, Fitness

Yoga Yoga Northwest

Yoga Studio

yogalotus Austin

Yoga Studio

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