January 7, 2016

12 Places to Exercise in Bastrop County

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.

To help you out, we've compiled a list of 12 local fitness centers/classes in Bastrop County where you can workout, get in shape, and exercise regularly...

1. Anytime Fitness

696 Hwy 71 W in Bastrop, (512) 321-1005
910 W. 11th Street in Elgin, (512) 285-2226

Voted 1st place in the Best of Bastrop County Contest in 2015, Anytime Fitness is a full service gym with a wide variety of cardio, strength, and free weight equipment to ensure that you get the best possible workout. Plus, they're open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This month, join for only $15!

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Body Toners Fitness Center

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!

5. 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!

6. CrossFit Strive Bastrop

623 Hwy 71 W in Bastrop, (512) 394-4328

CrossFit is a community of individuals determined achieve True Fitness by committing to a training system that by design is broad, general, and inclusive. High intensity, functional movements provide stimulus for positive changes in your body, and constantly varied programming ensures broad and inclusive fitness and keeps you mentally engaged and entertained. The small group format encourages competitive spirit in a supportive team atmosphere. Plus, there are FREE intro classes every M/W/F at 7pm!

7. 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. They also offer childcare during bootcamps for $1/child per class! Sign-up for an account and visit their online store here.

8. HT Fitness

106 Hwy 71 W in Bastrop, (512) 549-3965

HT Fitness is Bastrop's newest full-service fitness center and gym with weights, exercise machines, weight-loss coaching, fit camps, and more. They're scheduled to open for business on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. They have affordable memberships for individuals, couples, and families and offer FREE childcare. Plus, they've got a great deal going on for anyone who signs up this month!

9. The Looking Glass

1655 NE Loop 230 in Smithville, (512) 237-4300

Besides being a 24-hour gym, The Looking Glass also offers salon services including massage therapy and tanning beds as well as storage units and cleaning/laundry services.

10. 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!

11. 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.

And if you need a personal trainer, we suggest you contact Luis Bosch at Iron Tiger Training, who trains at the Smithville Rec Center. Iron Tiger Training is about becoming the best version of you that you can be. Their goal is to develop the type of fitness that not only makes you look and feel good, but enhances your daily life.

12. 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!

See, there are a lot of fitness options in Bastrop County. 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 fit in no time!

To take the next step in your journey toward fitness, visit The Nutrition Authority, located at 696 Hwy 71, Bldg 2E (next to Anytime Fitness) in Bastrop. They've got real fruit smoothies, vitamins, supplements, Quest bars, salads, fresh hummus, protein brownies, and now, they even offer healthy, prepared meals. It's a paradise for athletes and fitness enthusiasts or for people like me, who are clueless and need someone to help them get started. Stop by and tell them 365 sent you!

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