New to Austin
Studios and stores for fitness-minded folks
Photo by Neil Ghandi
Wild Heart Yoga
5604 Bee Caves Rd, Austin, TX 78746
When Wild Heart Yoga opened its doors in December, Austin got its first chance to experience owner Marybeth Brady’s bohemian vision. With the help of her husband, a skilled woodworker, she brought the relaxing vibe she had always dreamed about to life. The Westlake yoga studio strives to capture the creative and artistic spirit of Austin with unique touches, like a handcrafted barn door, colorful rugs, and a boutique that showcases local designers, snacks, and drinks. Music is also at the core of Wild Heart’s mission, so their outdoor yoga deck frequently comes alive with energizing dance classes. Don’t worry about the Texas heat, though—the shady grove of oak trees surrounding the deck will keep you cool. The studio also offers indoor yoga experiences, including Vinyasa, Power, Align, Foundation and Sculpt classes, with discounts for students and teachers. No matter what class you choose, though, what’s most important to the team at Wild Heart is that you let go and be yourself in the free, eccentric environment they’ve built a community in.
8301 S IH 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78744
If you’re looking to branch out in 2017 or flex your Texan muscles, you might want to pay The Range a visit. This 52,000 square-foot shooting facility opened this February and features the largest selection of guns and accessories in Central Texas. The Range used advanced technology to create their 37 rifle-rated lanes, including five 100-yard rifle lanes with new targeting systems and an opportunity to view a video of your performance. Customers can demo the different firearms available for purchase to see what type captures their interest. For sport shooting enthusiasts, The Range offers the chance to rent out their private event space and become a premium member. For gunslingers who might be a little rusty or simply looking to reach a master level, taking training classes to improve your skills is also an option. The facility’s trained instructors and range masters are committed to offering the best experience in a safe environment. Whether you’re an expert marksmen or a curious beginner, The Range has something to appeal to you.
Tune Up: The Manly Salon
13376 Research Blvd #512, Austin, TX 78750
The phrase ‘manly salon’ is a misnomer, right? Wrong. Welcome to Tune Up, a men’s salon that’s a one-stop shop for any guy who’s got an eye for looking sharp. It’s equipped with a full bar, relaxed atmosphere, and a variety of affordable services—including haircuts, pedicures, manicures, beard trims, straight razor shaves, and massages. Tune Up’s most enticing feature has to be its VIP Program, which gives members an unlimited amount of haircuts, beard trims, and massages, along with a manicure and pedicure each month. VIPs even get to skip the line and are allowed to pick their own personal liquor, which is kept in-house and reserved for their drinking pleasure. Beer, liquor, haircuts, and the most personalized experience you’ll find anywhere. Need we say more?