Laurels
Best Gyms in
Austin
2017

Why These Gyms?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored gyms on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best gyms in Austin, TX.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Austin Fitness Center

Austin Fitness Center, located in south Austin, is a family-owned gym run by a certified personal trainer with over 20 years of experience. The gym’s flat rate pricing includes daily, weekly, and monthly plans with no contracts. In addition to open gym memberships, personal training services are also offered for those interested in all areas of personal training.

Austin, TX(512) 484-2270

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Austin Rock Gym

Austin Rock Gym is an Austin climbing gym offering bouldering and climbing walls at two locations. The gym offers fitness classes for climbing, as well as yoga and powerhouse classes and workshops for beginners and experts alike. Additionally, full service outdoor rock trips are offered as well as lessons for those in need. The gym was founded by an AMGA, PCIA, WMI, SPRAT, and American Alpine Club certified member.

Austin, TX(512) 416-9299

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Austin Simply Fit

Austin Simply Fit is an Austin gym serving residents from three locations. The gym features several training programs and personal training services, as well as open gym memberships at select locations. Austin Simply Fit also offers potential customers a free workout and consultation with one of their staff.

Austin, TX(512) 502-5032

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Big Tex Gym

Big Tex Gym in Austin specializes in powerlifting, bodybuilding, and strongman. Veteran-owned and operated in North Austin, as well as BodyBuilding.com Gym of the Month win and rated a top 10 gym in the world by SpotMeBro.com. Their memberships feature no contracts or enrollment/cancellation fees and feature a large selection of powerlifting, bodybuilding, and strongman equipment. The gym also hosts Powerlifting meets and open house parties with personal training sessions. Big Tex Gym is the only 24/7 gym that has an open air side and a closed AC side.

Austin, TX(512) 775-7838

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Blackbird

Blackbird is a fitness and nutrition center in Austin offering personal training, nutritional training, and group classes. The gym’s fitness coaches have over ten years of experience and are certified by NASM, CES, SFS, FNS, and Trigger Point. Their holistic, personalized training programs address all areas of training and nutrition and includes cardio and weight training as well as recipes and nutrition consultation.

Austin, TX(737) 210-6868

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BodyBusiness

BodyBusiness is a locally-owned full-service gym serving Austin since 1984 and is open seven days a week. The gym features a full-service gym, group classes, personal and group training as well as Pilates and massage. Additionally, BodyBusiness offers Retro Aerobics, Zumba, step classes, yoga, TRX training, indoor cycling, and rowing. The massage service specializes in sports and therapeutic massage, as well as body wraps and scrubs, from experienced and licensed massage therapists.

Austin, TX(512) 459-9424

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Bodywise Gym

Bodywise Gym is a large, full-service gym serving Austin open Monday through Saturday. The gym offers personal training, group classes and open gym memberships. Classes feature Boot Camp, Cardio blast, yoga, toning, cycling, and others. Additionally, a separate cardio room, men’s and women’s lounges, dry saunas, clothing shop, and nutritional counseling. Bodywise also offers aerobic rooms with the option to rent for specific events and training.

Austin, TX(512) 263-5519

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Castle Hill Fitness

Castle Hill Fitness is a gym and fitness club in Austin focusing on cycling, Pilates, strength, and yoga and also provides spa services. The gym has open workout memberships as well as fitness classes and personal training. The wellness spa offers natural therapeutics such as acupuncture, massage, and skin care and also has a café on site which offers healthy options such as smoothies, coffee, and food.

Austin, TX(512) 478-4567

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CrossFit Jääkarhu

CrossFit Jääkarhu, in Austin, offers group classes and weightlifting taught by certified personal trainers and CrossFit instructors. Open Monday through Friday; the gym also holds CrossFit competitions in addition to their various group classes. The gym caters to individuals of all fitness levels and specializes in competition preparation, fitness classes for beginners, weightlifting classes, and a general sports training.

Austin, TX(512) 693-7725

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Frame Transformational Fitness

Frame Transformational Fitness is a fitness center in Austin specializing in group fitness and training programs. The fitness club features a large gym, outdoor yard area for agility drills, cardio style exercises, ropes, wall balls, and running, and a conditioning gym with six power racks, ring dips, climbing ropes, and pull-up bars. The gym is open Monday through Saturday and features a pro-shop selling clothing and accessories.

Austin, TX(512) 402-2554

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GRIT

GRIT is a strength and conditioning gym in Austin offering group classes and one-on-one training. Membership includes up to 5 times a week of training sessions and also offers a women’s only training program and fitness camps for kids. GRIT’s founder has over 20 years of experience as a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and is the 3rd female in the world to earn the title of Military Athlete Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Austin, TX(512) 964-2562

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Gym One

Gym One is a locally owned, full-service Austin gym. The gym includes racks, free weights, machines, saunas, and cardio equipment. Gym One also offers fitness training for both individuals and groups, nutrition and health coaching, medical and adaptive exercise and youth training. Additionally, the gym has boot camps available and massage services at their fitness center.

Austin, TX(512) 459-6165

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HIIT Fit Gym

HIIT Fit Gym in Austin specializes in kickboxing and high-intensity-interval-training classes. The gym also has classes for yoga and a variety of equipment, such as heavy bags, kettle bells, sand bells, and Primal 7 suspension bands. HIIT Fit trainers are certified and focus on group classes for people of all fitness levels.

Austin, TX(512) 660-8969

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Hyde Park Gym

Hyde Park Gym in Austin provides an open gym and a variety of personal training services. The gym is open seven days a week, with a large selection of free weights for powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting as well as cardio machines. The gym’s selections focus on strength training and are taught by strength and conditioning coach certified by the CSCCA.

Austin, TX(512) 524-0450

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Ignite Fitnez

Ignite Fitnez is a locally-owned and operated Austin gym with group classes, weight room, MMA room, yoga/group exercise gym, and personal training services. Open seven days a week, Ignite’s gym features access to cardio equipment, free weights, and non-traditional equipment such as rings, tires, hammers, and ropes. Group classes include Muay Thai, kickboxing, conditioning, yoga, and boxing.

Austin, TX(512) 445-0773

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Mecca Gym and Spa

Mecca Gym and Spa is a luxury facility offering fitness and spa services in Austin. Personal trainers are available and are nationally certified for individual sessions to meet members’ fitness goals. Mecca also offers group fitness classes focusing on cardio, strength, ballet barre, Pilates, and cycling. Amenities include private lockers, laundry service, private showers, and steam rooms.

Austin, TX(512) 381-2680

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Raw Power Gym

Raw Power Gym is a fitness center in Austin specializing in bodybuilding and powerlifting. They offer training sessions Monday through Saturday 5:00 AM till 10:00 PM. The gym offers kettlebell and strongman boot camps, as well as personal training sessions for individuals, couples, and groups. Raw Power’s co-founders are certified by ACE, ISSA, and NASM and have held state, national, and world records for powerlifting.

Bee Cave, TX(512) 577-4062

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South Austin Gym

South Austin Gym is a kickboxing-centered fitness facility in Austin open seven days a week. The gym offers a fully-equipped weight room, full-size boxing/martial arts ring and training facility, exercise and cardio machines, as well as personal trainers certified in Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Boxing, MMA, and general fitness. Their fitness programs include classes for both children and adults.

Austin, TX(512) 445-2348

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