January 8, 2015

Bastrop County Fitness Guide - 2015

Is getting in shape on your list of New Year's Resolutions? No? Liar, liar, pants on fire! Don't worry, though, you're not alone. It's on everyone's list. Including mine. Right there next to eating healthier, drinking more water, and getting organized.

Earlier this week, I posted an article about learning to love cooking, which is my #1 resolution. What's #2? You guessed it... getting in shape! Technically, I wrote down "exercise regularly" because I felt that sounded more doable, but they both boil down to the same thingfitness.

To help you out, we've compiled a list of 8 local fitness centers/classes in Bastrop County where you can workout, get in shape, and exercise regularly.

Bastrop Jazzercise

Bastrop Jazzercise
612 Old Austin Hwy in Bastrop
(512) 988-1259

Bastrop Jazzercise offers fun fitness classes that mix dance-based cardio with strength training. Fresh music and moves will burn fat and calories, transform your body, boost your mood, and ignite your energy. They have 29 classes per week for all fitness levelsfrom Lo and Lite classes to strength training and fusion classes that will take your workout to the next level. Childcare is available for only $1/child per class. Sign up by January 31st to take advantage of their January Special—NO joining fee and January for FREE when you join for a 6 or 12 month contract, a savings of $94!!!

Bastrop YMCA

Bastrop YMCA
1112 Main Street in Bastrop
(512) 321-9622

The Bastrop YMCA offers group exercise and nutrition classes, sports leagues for both kids and adults, child watch during select classes, and so much more. All programs are open to YMCA members as well as non-members, although members pay lower registration fees and can attend unlimited exercise classes for free. Sign up for an individual, couple, family, or one adult family membership, with rates starting at $35/month. Beginning Jan. 24th, you can participate in their Fit in '15 challengeto attend at least 3 fitness classes every week for 5 weeks.

Body Toners Fitness Center

Body Toners Fitness
1105 Main Street in Bastrop
(512) 321-6181
Body Toners Fitness is a complete gym and fitness center located in historic downtown Bastrop. Cynthia Meyer, the owner since 1986, was voted #1 instructor/trainer in the "Best of Bastrop County" contest multiple years running. For only $35/month, you get access to the gym and unlimited group exercise classes like Zumba, Piloxing, Step & Weights, and more! Plus, there are NO contracts or sign-up fees!

Camp Gladiator Bastrop

Camp Gladiator Bastrop
Lost Pines 8 Theatre/Bob Bryant Park in Bastrop
(979) 200-9000

Camp Gladiator is an outdoor fitness boot camp with a mission to positively impact the physical fitness and ultimately, the lives of as many people as possible! You can expect a challenging, yet highly encouraging total body workout that allows you to get stronger while fostering a sense of family and deep friendships that motivate you to work harder. All fitness levels are welcome, and the program allows campers to go at their own pace. Camp Gladiator is more than a fitness boot camp, it’s an experience!

Fit Club Fitness

Fit Club Fitness
301 Hwy 71 W, Suite 104 in Bastrop
(512) 922-2807

Fit Club Fitness offers bootcamps, CardioFIT and PowerFIT workouts, full and half marathon training, and Vinyasa Yoga. They are not just trainers; they are agents of change, a community of family and fitness ready to help you break through the barriers that are holding you back from being the person you want to be! Click here for info about their membership rates, January specials, and Post-Holiday 30-Day Shred. They also offer childcare during bootcamps for $1/child per class! Sign-up for an account and visit their online store here.

Redeem Fitness

Redeem Fitness
962 Hwy 71 E in Bastrop
(512) 988-7513 / (512) 718-4685

Come REDEEM yourself at Redeem Fitness, and get your workout on! Redeem's classes are designed to increase your overall fitness by combining functional movements performed at high intensity, that are constantly varied to maximize your potential. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Have you tried multiple methods to improve your fitness and fallen short? Commit for 1 month and let the team at Redeem lead you to improve your overall fitness and nutrition, and most importantly, REDEEM yourself! NO contracts, NO initiation fees, NO upfront costsAND your first 3 classes are FREE!

Smithville Recreation Center

Smithville Recreation Center
106 Gazley in Smithville
(512) 237-3282 ext. 7
The Smithville Recreation Center is a city-owned 22,500 square foot multi-purpose facility that features a full-sized UIL standard gymnasium and theatrical stage. It's also equipped with a computer room, meeting rooms, kitchen, racquetball court, weight room, cardio room, and lockers and showers in both the men's and women's restrooms. They offer several fitness classes throughout the week and various programs, including sports leagues, for adults and kids throughout the year. Monthly, quarterly, and yearly memberships are available. Click here for a 10% off coupon!

Vinyasa Jewel Yoga

Vinyasa Jewel Yoga
Various locations in Bastrop, Smithville, and La Grange
(832) 788-7347

Vinyasa Jewel Yoga is run by Bastrop's renowned Yoga instructor, Candice Nicole, who inspires her students to grow in strength, flexibility, and bliss. She offers individual or group private lessons as well as public group sessions in Bastrop and La Grange. Or you can practice at home with her online yoga videos here. New students get their first public group class FREE! Plus, mention 365 Things to Do in Bastrop, Texas to get a 15% discount!

There are a lot of fitness options in Bastrop County! We only covered eight of our favorites. The main thing to remember is that you've got to start somewhere. Choose something that works for you and endeavor to stick with it, no matter what. You'll get in shape in no time!

And if all else fails, there's always the ABhancer...

On second thought, just go to the gym!