New to Austin
photo by Brian Fitzsimmons; Yomosas photo by Jennifer Bash
Austin Aquatics & Sports Academy
5513 Southwest Parkway; aasa-atx.com
Your inner athlete has met its match. Austin Aquatics and Sports Academy, the new state-of-the-art training facility located in South Austin, offers a new way to meet your athletic goals. Amenities of the academy include a 50-meter Myrtha pool, 5,500+ square-foot indoor training facility, outdoor training, and an onsite running loop. Their world-class team of instructors—led by Olympic medalist Brendan Hansen—prides itself on offering students a professional level of experience with personalized, individual goal setting and small group training. Classes are suited for beginner to elite competitors. Programs include age group swimming, masters swimming, home school swimming, athletic conditioning, water polo, and a triathlon club. The indoor facility also features group fitness spin classes and one-on-one personal training.
Prepare yourself. As the academy’s mantra states, the way you train is about to change—forever
3825 Lake Austin Boulevard; yomosas.club
Your yoga practice will never be the same. From the co-founder who brought you the Austin Beer Run Club comes Yomosas, a yoga and mimosas club aimed at connecting the dots between satisfying one’s physical exercise practice and meeting one’s social needs. Yomosas, a one-hour hatha yoga session, overlooks scenic Lake Austin on the second story indoor deck of Abel’s on the Lake off Lake Austin Boulevard. John Liska, co-fonder of Yomosas, said the only complaint he’s heard from students so far is when the yoga teacher leading the class instructs them to close their eyes. “The view is so beautiful that students don’t want to look away,” Liska said. Classes are held every Sunday at 10 a.m. and are followed by, you guessed it, mimosas and brunch. Drop-in class rates for “yomogis” are $16. For those who chose to stay after class and mingle with newfound friends, mimosas are $2 and brunch is $8.
661 Louis Henna Blvd, Round Rock; orangetheoryfitness.com
The theory behind the Orangetheory workout model is based on the science-backed philosophy known as “Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption.” The high energy studio offers students a simple, 60-minute workout alternating between treadmill, rowing machine, TRX, and weight lifting exercises. The workout, accompanied by a heart rate monitor, is split into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training, using a 5-zone training session (base pace, push pace, all-out pace, etc.) designed to push you into the Orange Zone—the heart rate target zone that stimulates metabolism, increases energy, and continues to burn calories post workout. Their studio in the Greenlawn Crossing shopping center in Round Rock is one of six planned Orangetheory studios set to open in the Austin area.