New to Austin: November 2017

By AFM Staff – November 1, 2017

8127 Mesa Dr. Suite B203, Austin, TX 78759

A new organic beauty store has come to Austin, ready to provide cleaner beauty products to the whole family. Coined as the one-stop-shop for all your family’s product needs, the store aims to be the beauty spot that we all trust. Its products are all-natural or organic, environmentally sustainable, and sulfate, paraben, and cruelty-free. Sentrel also has a community space in-house to educate customers on the benefits of using safer products and why we should incorporate them into our everyday routine. Founded by salon veterans James Bryant and Sarah Bensley, Sentrel is named after the phonetic spelling of the word “central,” meaning ‘of the greatest importance; principal or essential.’

Urban Axes
812 Airport Blvd., Austin, TX 78704 

When the bar scene bores you, where do you go? Take your standard of fun to the next level at Urban Axes, Austin’s first indoor social axe-throwing experience. Although they don’t serve alcohol on-site, the facility is BYOB, so guests are more than welcome (and encouraged!) to bring alcohol and/or food with them to accompany the axe throwing. Urban Axes can host large groups of up to 24 people, making it a hassle-free spot for bachelor/bachelorette parties and adult birthdays for ages 21 and up. Individuals and smaller groups are also welcome to join in on the fun during walk-in hours. All participants receive safety instructions and one-on-one throwing practice led by fully trained coaches.

SPiN Ping Pong Bar
213 West 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701

Did someone say dinner and ping pong? On the map as of this fall, the ping pong bar and restaurant, SPiN, opened its doors in Austin. Housed in the old Antone’s location off fifth street, Susan Sarandon has created a unique space for the people of Austin to play a few rounds of ping pong and hang out. With enough space for up to 500 guests, SPiN includes private rooms and 14 Olympic-style ping pong tables—food and a full-service bar will also be a part of the mix. 


Headquartered in New York, GYMGUYZ has made its way to Austin to bring personal training straight to you. Focused on individualized one-on-one sessions, group, and corporate fitness, GYMGUYZ has a team of certified coaches aiming to target all aspects of health and fitness. The convenience of their door-to-door service is great for those who don’t have the time to head to the gym or have other obligations at work or home. Each van comes fully stocked with gym equipment and supplies the tools and techniques to get clients in shape. 


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