Old to Austin

A throwback to the long-standing fitness and nutrition staples of Austin (all of which happen to be older than this publication).

Hyde Park Gym

4125 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX, 78705

Founded in 1979, Hyde Park Gym made its mark in Austin by providing a serious weight room with a friendly environment. This homegrown establishment has stood the test of time by sticking to its roots and branding itself as a neighborhood gym that welcomes all ages, skill levels, and fitness goals. Although the equipment is custom-made, amenities are basic—including drinks, lockers, showers, air conditioning, water fountains, and chalk. Hyde Park Gym is a no-frills, affordable spot that keeps the focus on giving people exactly what they came for: a satisfying workout.

Fresh Plus Hometown Grocers 


It’s no doubt this grocery store is a favorite among Austinites. Four locations and 80 years of serving the community make Fresh Plus a dependable choice for residents looking to find an extensive beer selection, fresh meat and produce, reasonable prices, and an array of over 40 locally sourced products. Each store is unique, but fits in with its respective neighborhood’s charm and workers will often still offer to help you carry your groceries after checking out.

Bicycle Sport Shop 


In the past 34 years, Bicycle Sport Shop has grown with the city of Austin. There are currently three locations, but the first one had humble beginnings many decades ago on Barton Springs Road, when Hill Abell and Laura Agnew committed to serving the cycling community. It’s since become the most popular go-to resource not just for retail, but also for many cyclists—novice to advanced—who have the desire to learn more about maintenance, race training, safety, and everything in between.

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