Plates on Plates Fitness
Everybody knows the two key parts of weight loss and overall fitness are nutrition and physical activity. It’s easy to find a cool new gym or “healthy” restaurant on almost any street corner in Austin, but where do you go if you want your healthy, on-the-go food with a side of burpees?
New to the Austin fitness scene, Plates on Plates Fitness brings both elements into a true one-stop-shop for getting in shape the healthy, maintainable way. This new business led by two young Austin women – Kristina Feil Kaderli and Mackenzie Roberson – offers fun boot camp classes that get you in and out within 45 minutes. When you’re done with your sweat session, you can grab a tasty, protein-packed meal on your way out the door.
Kristina has a passion for weight lifting, short, intense workouts, and nutritional education. In 2012, she met Mackenzie, who was 70 pounds overweight and trying (unfortunately) to starve herself skinny. With Kristina’s guidance, Mackenzie lost the weight in less than a year and learned to love cooking healthy food. The two have teamed up to create a place that arms you with everything you need – from yummy, healthy food to butt-kicking workouts – to get in shape (for real this time). No gimmicks, no pills, no starvation diets; just results.
Regardless of your fitness level, you’ll break a serious sweat at Plates on Plates. The classes incorporate high-intensity interval training (HIIT), which keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time. Your days of wasting time on the treadmill and seeing zero results are over. The coaches craft a unique, invigorating workout each day that focuses on a specific set of muscle groups, removing the guesswork and aimless meandering about the gym. You’ll get a good combination of both cardio and strength moves, and you’ll be pushed to your limits every single workout.
If you’ve never tried a boot camp class, you’re missing out on a whole different level of “community.” The Plates on Plates family is about more than just showing up to work out as a group. They sweat together, laugh together, and get stronger together. Your fellow members will encourage you to get in that extra rep or pick up heavier weights.
Fit people love food, and you can’t out-train a bad diet. The founders are true foodies, and they don’t believe in fads or cutting out food groups to get results. Nothing is “off limits” here.
They stock their fridge with a variety of meals, including Peanut Butter Protein Waffles, Spinach and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken, Garlic Shrimp Pasta, and Cookie Butter Protein Blondies. The menu items change each week based on what the members are asking for. Most meals have an average of 35-40 grams of protein per portion, so you can rest assured that your muscles are getting the fuel they need to recover from those intense workouts.
If you’re looking for somewhere to make your New Year’s Resolutions a reality, this is the place to be. Make sure you bring your A-game and a solid appetite!