New to Austin September 2015

By AFM Staff – September 1, 2015

Austin Biplane

Founded by a former Air Force F-16 pilot, Austin Biplane is guaranteed to feed even the wildest craving for adventure. Operating out of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Austin Biplane specializes in air tours over Austin, Lake Austin, and Lake Travis. One or two passengers ride in the front seat while the pilot flies from the back, giving an unmatched view to their customers. If a basic flight still doesn't get your blood pumping, aerobatic flights are also available – where passengers are taken through a series of aerobatic maneuvers, including loops and barrel rolls. Flights are between 20 and 45 minutes, and everything is recorded on a series of GoPro cameras to document the experience. $230-$650. Gift certificates available!  


Suavs Shoes  

Suavs Shoes has taken the combination of style and functionality to a whole new level. Designer and creator Monxi Garza has always lived in walkable cities like Shanghai, Madrid, San Francisco, and Austin. Garza found herself looking for a stylish, minimalist shoe that could function for her active lifestyle, from work to running errands to yoga to dinner and drinks with friends. With a focus on ease of wear, the original SUAVS slip-on was created.

The Suavs unisex slip-on is made of a breathable Air Mesh and microfiber terry insole, a material that wicks away moisture while providing elasticity and ventilation. Additionally, the rubber sole is composed at 55 percent density to allow for maximum flexibility. Designed for women and men on the go, the everyday shoe is specifically designed to prevent blistering even when going sockless. $79 


Crush Fitness

300 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78704;

After much anticipation, Crush Fitness has opened the doors of its flagship location on South Lamar with a mission to provide a total body toning workout that’ll push you to your limits and transform your physique. In just 55 minutes of one of their high intensity interval training classes, you can burn up to 800 calories, while focusing on building lean, toned muscle. Workouts are split between cardio on treadmills (with variations in speed and incline), followed by total body weight resistance movements at individual workout benches. Founded by renowned professional triathlete Noah Wright and former personal trainer and fitness professional Lander Peerman, Crush Fitness is making its mark in the evolution of fitness. Try your first class for only $15 (regularly priced at $25). 


Yard Bar

6700 Burnet Road;  

When your neighborhood dog park begins to feel like a chore and bore, that’s when it’s time to head to Yard Bar. Located on Burnet Road, Yard Bar caters to the desires of both humans and canines, doubling as a restaurant/bar and membership-based dog park. With amenities like Wi-Fi, outdoor fans, staffers to scoop the poop and keep the peace, and no breed restrictions, Yard Bar will soon become a regular spot for you and your pup. An annual membership for one dog is $150, providing unlimited park admission as well as special discounts on events, food, and drinks. Monthly and daily fees are also available for purchase. Finally, you and your dog can enjoy happy hour together.



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