AFM’s Best of 2022

By AFM Team – December 1, 2022

There are wins and losses that mark each year, and we recognize not all end-of-the-year reflections are celebratory — a business lost, a loved one passed or a passion project failed. But we get back up and try again each year, and that’s what makes the year truly worth celebrating — our endurance. These businesses we get to highlight this year in our Best Of remind us of what it means to endure; a little can go a long way, and our Austin Fit Family knows that more than anyone. From each step in a run, rep in a workout, bite in a meal and moment in a meditation, we open our eyes and look back to see how far we’ve come, and we’re both pleasantly surprised and encouraged to move forward, all at once. Here’s to another year of endurance and reflection! May you find another reason to celebrate!


Best of Smoothie or Juice Shop

  1. JuiceLand
  2. The Soup Peddler
  3. Daily Juice Cafe

Best Coffee Shop

  1. Patika
  2. Summer Moon Coffee
  3. Medici

Best Non-Taco Food Truck

  1. Paperboy
  2. Coat & Thai
  3. Patrizi’s

Best Taco

  1. Veracruz
  2. Tacodeli
  3. Torchy’s

Best Health Food Restaurant

  1. Flower Child
  2. Casa de Luz
  3. Picnik

Best Plant-Based Restaurant

  1. Casa de Luz
  2. Bouldin Creek Cafe
  3. The Beer Plant

Best Bar

  1. Nickel City
  2. Rustic Tap
  3. The Roosevelt Room
Meanwhile Brewing.

Best Local Brewery or Distiller – Meanwhile Brewing Co. // Photography credit to Traverse Photography

Best Local Brewery or Distillery

  1. Meanwhile Brewing Company
  2. Lazarus Brewing Company
  3. Still Austin Whiskey Co.

Best Winery

  1. The Austin Winery
  2. William Chris Vineyards
  3. Wanderlust Wine Co.

Best Chef

  1. Daniel Ben-David
  2. Tyson Cole
  3. Shawn Cirkiel
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Best Farmers Market

  1. Mueller
  2. Sunset Valley
  3. Lakeline
Shannon Dolan.

Best Nutritionist – Shannon Dolan // Photography credit to Ali Nolan

Best Nutritionist

  1. Shannon Dolan
  2. Taylor Stolt
  3. Colleen Flynn


Best Store for Fitness Apparel and Gear

  1. RIDE Indoor Cycling
  2. Lululemon
  3. REI

Best Spa Experience

  1. Viva Day Spa + Med Spa
  2. Milk + Honey
  3. Mint and Thyme

Best Staycation

  1. Fairmont Hotel Austin
  2. Commodore Perry Estate
  3. South Congress Hotel

Best Nonprofit

  1. Austin Pets Alive!
  2. Ballet Austin
  3. Meals on Wheels

Best Running Shop

  1. Fleet Feet Austin
  2. The Loop Running Supply Co.
  3. Ready to Run

Best Bike Shop

  1. Mellow Johnny’s
  2. Bike Farm
  3. Cycleast

Best Water Sport Rentals

  1. Rowing Dock
  2. Texas Rowing Center
  3. Austin Rowing Club
True Hemp Science.

Best CBD Shop – True Hemp Science // Photo courtesy of True Hemp Science

Best CBD Shop

  1. True Hemp Science
  2. Restart CBD
  3. Greenbelt Botanicals
Lady Bird Lake.

Best Hike or Bike Trail – Lady Bird Lake // Photography credit to Brian Fitzsimmons

Best Hike or Bike Trail

  1. Lady Bird Lake
  2. Barton Creek Greenbelt
  3. Walnut Creek Trails

Best Vet Clinic

  1. PAZ Veterinary
  2. Firehouse Animal Health Center
  3. Roots Integrative Veterinary Care

Best Pet Food Store

  1. Tomlinson’s Feed
  2. Healthy Pet
  3. Paws on Chicon

Best Live Music Venue

  1. Antone’s
  2. Emo’s Austin
  3. Stubb’s
Honey Made performing.

Best Live Band – Honey Made // Photography credit to Tre Karnes

Best Live Band

  1. Honey Made
  2. Spoon
  3. Shinyribs

Best Public Golf Course

  1. Lions Municipal Golf Course
  2. Roy Kizer Golf Course
  3. Morris Williams Golf Course

Best Disc Golf Course

  1. Circle C Ranch Metropolitan Park
  2. Zilker Park Disc Golf Course
  3. Wells Branch Disc Golf Course

Best Dog Park

  1. Zilker Metropolitan Park
  2. Yard Bar
  3. Neighbors Dog Park

Best Horseback Riding Ranch

  1. Switch Willo Stables

Best Photographer

  1. Weston Carls
  2. Adam Kealing
  3. Benjamin Tijerina

Best Austin Mural

  1. i love you so much
  2. Wonder Woman
  3. You’re My Butter Half

Best Podcast

  1. Living Very Well
  2. The Joe Rogan Experience
  3. Running Rogue

Best Swimming Hole

  1. Barton Springs Pool
  2. Deep Eddy Pool
  3. Blue Hole Regional Park

Best Plant Nursery

  1. Barton Springs Nursery
  2. Shoal Creek Nursery
  3. The Natural Gardener


Jarod Carter.

Best Physical Therapist – Carter Physiotherapy // Photography credit to William Reeves Photography

Best Physical Therapist

  1. Carter Physiotherapy
  2. Jessica Tranchina
  3. Elaine Tsay

Best OB/GYN Doctor

  1. Dr. Christopher Seeker
  2. Dr. Megan McCoin
  3. TIE: Dr. Diana Wang and Dr. Andrea Campaigne

Best Cosmetic Surgeon

  1. Dr. Aisha White
  2. Dr. Rocco Piazza
  3. Dr. Ned Snyder IV

Best Acupuncturist

  1. Lucas Brown
  2. Chanelle MacNab
  3. Chris Goddin

Best Orthopedic Doctor

  1. Dr. Scott Welsh
  2. Dr. Joel Hurt
  3. Dr. John McDonald

Best Dermatologist

  1. Dr. Elizabeth Cooper
  2. Dr. Amy McClung
  3. Farady Dermatology Associates

Best Hospital

  1. Ascension Seton
  2. Dell Children’s Medical Center
  3. St. David’s

Best Dentist

  1. David Frank, D.M.D.
  2. Summer Rydel D.D.S.
  3. Toothbar

Best Massage Therapist

  1. Tammy Marquez
  2. Mark Bonus
  3. Katie Davies

Best Chiropractor

  1. Lifespring Chiropractic
  2. Inner Sun Chiropractic
  3. Dr. Brad Holden

Best Pediatrician

  1. Dr. Emily Brown
  2. Children’s Medical Group
  3. Dr. Sandra Treybig
Milk + Honey.

Best Med Spa – Milk + Honey // Photo courtesy of Milk + Honey

Best Med Spa

  1. Milk + Honey
  2. Mint and Thyme
  3. Viva Day Spa + Med Spa

Best Mental Health Professional

  1. ATX Counseling
  2. Red Koala Counseling
  3. Dr. Sarah Osmer

Best Allergist

  1. Aspire Allergy & Sinus
  2. Dr. Allan K. Lieberman
  3. Dr. Seth Hollander


HIT Athletic.

Best Place to Workout – HIT Athletic // Photography credit to Brian Fitzsimmons

Best Place to Workout

  1. HIT Athletic
  2. Pure Pilates
  3. RIDE Indoor Cycling

Best Bootcamp

  1. HEAT Bootcamp
  2. HIT Athletic
  3. Camp Gladiator
CrossFit Renew.

Best CrossFit Gym – CrossFit Renew // Photography credit to Brian Fitzsimmons

Best CrossFit Gym

  1. CrossFit Renew
  2. HIT Athletic
  3. SoLa CrossFit
Practice Yoga.

Best Yoga Studio – Practice Yoga // Photography credit to Brian Fitzsimmons

Best Yoga Studio

  1. Practice Yoga
  2. Black Swan
  3. HIT Athletic

Best Barre Studio

  1. Pure Barre
  2. MOD Fitness
  3. barre3

Best Pilates Studio

  1. Pure Pilates
  2. [solidcore]
  3. Ballet Austin

Best Lagree Studio

  1. TLS ATX Global
  2. Pure Pilates
  3. Urban Lagree

Best Cycling Studio

  1. RIDE Indoor Cycling
  2. LOVE Cycling Studio
  3. HIT Athletic

Best Boxing/MMA Gym

  1. HIT Athletic
  2. Knockout
  3. Lions Krav Maga

Best Free Community Workout

  1. CrossFit Renew
  2. Camp Gladiator
  3. HIT Athletic

Best Virtual Fitness Experience

  1. Camp Gladiator
  2. HIT Athletic
  3. Peloton

Best Personal Trainer

  1. RP Stuart
  2. Hannah Friggel
  3. Megan Knight

Best Yoga Instructor

  1. Shanda Breazeale
  2. Leah Chyma
  3. Sonali Krish

Best Barre Instructor

  1. Brittany Boehr
  2. Carrie Hill
  3. Nikki Jensen

Best Pilates Instructor

  1. Lance Vincent
  2. Vlada Sheber
  3. Caitlin Fennessy

Best Cycling Instructor

  1. Cole Cragin
  2. David Garza
  3. James Wilson

Best Running Coach

  1. Sonya Schement
  2. Gilbert Tuhabonye
  3. Erik Stanley

Best Group Fitness Instructor

  1. Crystal Pablo
  2. RP Stuart
  3. Hannah Friggel

Best Youth Fitness Programs

  1. HIT Athletic
  2. Austin Youth Fitness
  3. YMCA

Best Youth Sports League

  1. WAYA
  2. i9
  3. Lonestar Soccer Club

Best Influencer in Austin Fitness & Health Community

  1. Caprice Richards
  2. Emily Duncan
  3. David Garza

Hardest Workout in Austin

  1. HIT Athletic
  2. RIDE Indoor Cycling
  3. REGYMEN Fitness

Best Race/Run

  1. Run for the Water
  2. Cap 10K
  3. Austin Marathon

Best Cycling Event

  1. Hill Country Ride for AIDS
  2. The Driveway Series
  3. Race Pace Bend

Best Fitness Competition

  1. CG Games
  2. DEKA Fit
  3. The Fittest Experience

Best New Gym

  1. Grit ATX
  2. DG Fit
  3. CycleBar West 5th

Best Rock Climbing/Bouldering Gym

  1. Austin Bouldering Project
  2. Crux Climbing Center
  3. Gregory Gym at UT Austin

Best Gymnastics Studio

  1. Crenshaw’s Athletic Club
  2. AcroTex Gymnastics
  3. Tumble Tech

Best Aerial Studio

  1. Sky Candy
  2. Blue Lapis Light
  3. Laché Movement Co.

Best Sports Recovery Facility

  1. CoreFunction Clinic
  2. Generator Athletic Lab
  3. Dynamic Sports Medicine

Best Skate Park

  1. House Park Skatepark
  2. Mueller Skate Park
  3. Shaylah Dame Skate Park

Best Pickleball Court

  1. Bouldin Acres
  2. Dreamland
  3. River Place Country Club



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