1100 South Lamar Blvd; store.boardlifeusa.com
In search of a fun, new way to explore the city? Then get your grip on a longboard. Denver-based BOARDLife, a longboarding lifestyle boutique, is now open in Austin. Owners Michael Pisarcik and John Klutznick opened their first, flagship shop in Colorado. Sharing many similarities with the sports of surfing and stand-up paddleboarding, longboarding offers those hopping on the bandwagon a fun and alternative outlet to exercise and transportation. BOARDLife specializes in creating personalized boards in addition to offering gear and free instruction clinics. Side note: The shop also carries paddleboards for those in search of more buoyant methods of exploration this summer.
4646 Mueller Blvd., Ste 1048; trainlifefit.com
This newly opened training facility offers personal training and small-group fitness classes that allow students to focus on being the healthiest version of themselves they can be. Owner Sumair Bhasin envisions his facility as a place where clients can receive personalized fitness care and be taught better movement techniques, as well as nutrition and lifestyle habits. TrainLifeFit offers a variety of programs that focus on strength and conditioning, and coaches are authorized to offer nutritional advice and guidance. If you can’t make it to the gym, TrainLifeFit also offers online training with its personal trainers via Skype and FaceTime.
1904 Bagdad Suite 3, Leander, Texas; trybeyoga.com
Calling all yogis and their mats. Leander, a suburb north of Austin, recently opened a new yoga studio. The owner of Trybe Yoga, Jen Daugherty, has been in the health and fitness industry for more than 10 years. Her dream with the new space is to create a welcoming and sacred place where people can feel at home practicing yoga. The studio offers six class style variations, ranging from hatha to vinyassa and from beginner to advanced skill levels. There is also an option to sign up for an hour and 15 minute private, customized lesson. Whatever you’re looking for, Trybe Yoga is sure to help you find your drishti—or intentional focus.
211 Walter Seaholm Drive; traderjoes.com
What started in 1958 as a small chain of convenience stores in California has now opened its third storefront location in Austin (there are over 400 locations in the U.S.). Sitting in the heart of downtown, Trader Joe’s now calls the renovated Seaholm development plant home. The specialty market carries a vast array of hard-to-find-elsewhere products (Cookie Butter, anyone?) in addition to traditional grocery store items. As per Trader Joe tradition, employees are seen sporting Hawaiian T-shirts, which—depending on your fashion taste—might just have you reaching for a job application at check out. The Rollingwood Trader Joe’s opened in September 2013, and the Great Hills Trader Joe’s opened in May 2014.