New to Austin: February 2018

By AFM Staff – February 1, 2018

The Loop Running Supply (pictured)
115 Sandra Muraida Way Ste 105b

The Loop Running Supply is the latest footwear and apparel destination created for the running community. Designed for athletes of all levels, The Loop offers a curated collection of everything from race day gear to routine running apparel. Located in the heart of Austin, near the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail, this hot new avid runner’s spot is the perfect shopping destination for locals and tourists alike.

Club Pilates
2712 Bee Cave Road

Club Pilates is now open in Rollingwood. The new studio teaches classes with the reformer, TRX, BOSU ball, barre, EXO-chair, mats, rollers, and more. Try your first intro class for free, and be prepared for a transformational, life-changing workout. 

Merit Coffee
222 West Ave, Ste 120

If you follow Austin’s favorite food bloggers, then you’ve probably seen this Instagram-worthy coffee spot in the Seaholm District. Hailing from San Antonio, this is Merit’s first Austin location. The menu includes a variety of blends from Merit Roasting Co., snacks and pastries from celebrated San Antonio baker, Bakery Lorraine, Tacodeli breakfast tacos, juices from Juice Society, and donuts from Maybelle’s. And for the coffee aficionados out there, Merit has a specialty line of Morgan Geisha espressos, each with its own unique process—a must-try on your first visit! Merit Coffee is open from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. 

Rise Kickbox
1181 Airport Blvd, Ste 150 
Facebook: RiseKickbox

Rise Kickbox is officially open at the corner of Airport Boulevard and 12th Street. Owners Fernando Bernstein and Jessica Drake bring over 20 years of fitness experience and are excited to offer classes to athletes of any level. 

“Our goal is to empower Austin to rise and let their inner athlete shine through affordable, goal-oriented group kickboxing fitness classes performed in a welcome and positive environment,” said Drake. “Rise’s approach to self-defense through kickboxing is paired with the perfect blend of agility, plyometrics, resistance, core work, and strength training to help build a lean, toned physique,” said Bernstein. An introductory rate of $80/month for unlimited classes is available online, in-person, or through the MINDBODY app. 

Yoga Pod Austin
9333 Research Blvd Ste C-200

Yoga Pod has announced its new location in the Arboretum Crossing shopping center. A beautiful three-room studio will include a meditation room, luxurious showers and changing area, a retail and accessory shop, and an inviting lounge area. Yoga Pod will offer yoga, fitness, and barre classes for all fitness levels. New members will receive a membership rate of $89/month.

Birds Barbershop
3736 Bee Caves Road, Ste 2

Austin’s best barber shop opened its tenth location in West Lake Hills near Texas Honey Ham. 

"Westlake is the ideal location for Birds since it’s such a family-oriented community,” said Birds Barbershop co-founder, Jayson Rapaport. “We like to say the party is more fun when everyone is invited, which is why we’ve always focused on serving as the neighborhood’s go-to place for men, women, and kids to get a high-quality haircut, together.” 

Haircuts are available for walk-ins or call-aheads, and color services are available by appointment. 

Hill Country Indoor Sports and Fitness
13875 Bee Cave Parkway

The highly anticipated Hill Country Indoor facility is now open! This 140,000-square-foot facility offers indoor sports, fitness classes, specialized athletic training, and the newest Dancers Shape location. Hill Country Indoor also has private gym memberships, hitting and pitching tunnels, party and meeting room space, and healthy snacks. This incredible new facility has something for the whole family! 



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