Austin Fit Magazine’s “Best of” 2011 + 2012 – Best Local Gym
Best of Citysearch – 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010
What do some of the Yelp-ers have to say about us??
“Best gym in Austin. Facilities are top notch and there’s always a great class you can join. There is more variety here than in any other gym I’ve been to. Everything is very clean and in perfect condition. Most importantly, I’ve never met as many friendly, outgoing trainers / staff in all my life. You feel welcome the minute you walk in. Highly recommend.”
“I must admit I am a gym snob…or so my husband says. He works out at another, uh, “unnamed” gym in south Austin. It’s so dirty and gross I felt the need to shower just opening the front door. Now, for Pure Austin — polar opposite! I love how clean it is – the cleaning crew is constantly cycling through on the floor and in the locker rooms, wiping down equipment, mopping floors, using REAL bleach in the locker room showers! I’m not a cyclist, but the cycle classes appear to be very popular and challenging. I love the vast variety of cardio equipment so there’s never a wait, even at peak times (5-6pm weekdays, you know who you are…). Haven’t tried Quarry Lake location as anything north of 6th Street seems like Round Rock to me, but others here have noted its appeal. I’m all about the Lady Bird Lake location, with stellar light from huge, nearly floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. Constant improvements and customer-friendly staff make this place my very favorite indoor workout place. Smoothies are a wonderful reward for hard work well done, and the club is just comfortable. Given that the median age in Austin is something like 34, I was concerned at first that I would be the only woman over 45 in the place. Not so! Good mix of people, lifestyles and ages. Plus, the occasional celeb-sighting is fun. One day I swear Christian Slater was on the bike next to my elliptical trainer. Anyway, if you’re looking for a new gym home or feel the need to make a switch, give Pure Austin a try. Added bonus, Starbucks is right downstairs.”
“I’m new to Pure but so far, it’s a love fest. I can’t believe I suffered the crowds at 24 hour Fitness so long! I actually walked away from my lifetime membership to join Pure. Beautiful facility, state of the art machines, great teachers in the classes, and there are plenty to chose from. Somehow this place managed to RENT Quarry Lake for their clients! I enjoy watching folks swim and paddle board out the window, but haven’t tried it yet. They even sell Mels Meals and have a nice Smoothie Bar. The point is, I feel very comfortable there even though I am new and that’s important since I’m serious about dropping some weight.”
“Pure Austin is incredible. I am SO not a “gym person.” Why am I always sitting in the front of the class? Because if the instructor can’t directly see me, I will slack off for an hour, and then high five myself on the way out the door. But at Pure, I overachieve because the staff and members are all so stoked about health and fitness, I can’t help but feel stoked, too. It’s a beautiful facility, with clean, modern equipment. The locker rooms are always pristine and well-stocked, like those at every good spa I’ve ever visited (don’t get me started on spas… s p a a a s). I love how the staff greet me when I walk in, and if they don’t use my name, I know it’s because I’ve been away TOO long. I am obsessed with Ryon’s cycling classes (really, who isn’t?) and Zoe’s hot yoga classes.”
“5 reasons to start working out at Pure Austin:
* Tons of natural light. Stop exercising in your basement.
* Saturday morning Tread & Shred class, a kick in your hungover keister
* Spinning classes overlooking Lamar with instructors who love cycling, have a sense of humor and a decent taste in music (yes to the Ramones, no to the cheesy techno)
* Insanely great personal trainers. They change up your typical mind numbing iron pumping / treadmill jogging with core strength training, med-balls, BOSU balls, Swiss balls, and freemotion machines. You might even enjoy going to the gym, oh my!
* The best equipment. It’s always in top shape and there is plenty of it. Come in the off-peak hours (outside of 7am and 5pm on weekdays), you might have all of it just to yourself.
Oh yeah, one extra reason:
* A bar with tasty made-to-order protein shakes served by friendly staff”
“Very few clubs meet innovation with up-to-date fitness trends. Pure Austin is amazing. I’m looking at moving to Austin, TX where my family lives and this is the gym where I’ll be. I’ve worked in athletics for years and I’m like a kid in a candy store at each one I visit…but sometimes, you run into the clubs that rise above the standard norm and go above and beyond in service….this is one of those clubs. I look forward to a future relationship with you Pure Austin! Keep up the awesome work!”
“BEST GYM EVER! Worth every penny, that is all I am going to say! Just join. ”