We’ve Got Your Work Week Fitness Covered!

You already schedule all your other meetings – time to start adding these fitness classes into your work week calendar. Our 360 location has mid-day classes that could perfectly coincide with your lunch break every Monday… Read more.

Top Mid-Day Workouts to Do on Your Lunch Break

By: Jess Appel, ACSM Certified Master Level Personal Trainer, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer   Believe me, I get it. We’re all busy. Finding time to exercise each day can be a challenge. Since work, family commitments, and… Read more.

Best Start Package

Get the best start to achieve your fitness goal!  This introductory package of 3, 60-minute private one-on-one sessions will set you up for your best year yet.  Choose your discipline: Strength, Pilates, or Yoga. This package… Read more.

Group Power: A Dynamic Way to Train

You might have seen it on the class schedule, but have you tried Group Power? The Group Power class combines traditional strength exercises with the hottest functional training moves to make you fitter and stronger. High-rep… Read more.

Boxing Lessons

IMPROVE YOUR COORDINATION, REACTION-TIME, & FITNESS WITH BOXING LESSONS! Boxing is a two-in-one workout that improves not just strength and cardio but challenges your brain too. Ever feel so stressed out you just want to hit… Read more.

Move Well on the GO with Tara Penawell

Can’t Make It to the Gym? No Stress! We all have days that are so bonkers busy that making it to the gym just isn’t going to happen. Sometimes it be like that. Times like that,… Read more.

A Metabolic Makeover to Prioritize Your Goals

IT’S TIME TO MAKE YOURSELF A PRIORITY We get it…Sometimes it feels like everything else is more important than reaching your health and fitness goals. Introducing the Metabolic Makeover package, a 10-week program designed to instill… Read more.

Danny’s Hotel Workout

You’ve got your vacation booked, but are you already starting to low-key panic about losing all that hard-earned fitness progress? Traveling and being away from your gym, trainer, classes, and overall routine can throw a wrench… Read more.

Staff Spotlight: Rachael Bercey

When you come to Castle Hill Fitness, you’re entering so much more than just a gym. You’re entering a community – an innovative hub of talented professionals who are here to support your fitness and wellness journey. Between our… Read more.

Body Weight Tabata with Jeremy Sims

You might be going on summer vacation and taking a break from the daily grind, but that doesn’t mean your fitness routine has to! It can be overwhelming to try fitting in a workout in between… Read more.

Diastasis Recti: What Is It, and How to Fix it

By: Jess Appel, Master Personal Trainer, Crossfit Level 1 Coach, and Mom   Clinically, Diastasis means “separation” and Recti refers to the affected muscles the rectus abdominis. However, you may know the condition as the “Mom Pooch”, “Mommy Tummy”, or “Mom… Read more.

5 Reasons You’ll Love Myzone

  I love technology, so when I heard we were bringing the Myzone fitness tracker to our Downtown location, I was ready to jump in with both feet. Myzone is the cutting edge in wearable fitness… Read more.

What Do You Need to Do Before You Start Training?

Set Yourself Up for Success Taking time to get an initial assessment with a certified trainer will pay back dividends on attaining your fitness goals. Get a baseline on how your body moves, protect yourself from… Read more.

Myzone – Get Results With Heart Rate Tracking

Whether your goal is to decrease body fat, increase performance, or simply to establish a regular habit, heart rate based training with the Myzone fitness tracking system can bring you the success you’re looking for! Heart… Read more.

This Deal is Making Waves!

Special Swim Lesson Package for Adults or Kids! Considering swim lessons for yourself or your little guppy?  JUMP IN ON THIS DEAL! Buy 4, 30-minute lessons, get 1 lesson free.  One package per client, expires 2… Read more.

Staff Spotlight: Shannon Dolan

When you come to Castle Hill Fitness, you’re entering so much more than just a gym. You’re entering a community – an innovative hub of talented professionals who are here to support your fitness and wellness journey. Between our… Read more.

Staff Spotlight: Thomas Damron

When you come to Castle Hill Fitness, you’re entering so much more than just a gym. You’re entering a community – an innovative hub of talented professionals who are here to support your fitness and wellness journey. Between our… Read more.

Mindset Matters

You’ve had a long, hard day at the office. Battled evening traffic to get to the gym. Couldn’t find a parking spot for 15 mins and barely rushed into your favorite class.  You’re steamed, frustrated, angry. … Read more.

Staff Spotlight: Tonja Hancock

When you come to Castle Hill Fitness, you’re entering so much more than just a gym. You’re entering a community – an innovative hub of talented professionals who are here to support your fitness and wellness journey. Between our… Read more.

The Scale Is Not Your Friend.

By: Jess Appel, ACSM Certified Master Level Personal Trainer, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer   The scale lies.  Okay, it doesn’t technically lie. It is giving you an accurate representation of what your body weighs. However, our own understanding… Read more.

Staff Spotlight: Ash Atwood

When you come to Castle Hill Fitness, you’re entering so much more than just a gym. You’re entering a community – an innovative hub of talented professionals who are here to support your fitness and wellness journey. Between… Read more.

Why are HIIT Workouts So Popular?

Photo by Nicole De Khors from Burst  By: Jess Appel, ACSM Certified Master Level Personal Trainer, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer HIIT workouts are all the rage and have been gaining popularity for a number of years.  All the way back… Read more.

New Client Swim Deal

Considering swim lessons for yourself or your little guppy? JUMP ON THIS NEW CLIENT DEAL!  Buy 4, 30-minute lessons get 1 lesson free.  One package per client, expires 2 months from date of purchase, new swim… Read more.

30 Day Training Plans

YOU HAVE A GOAL – WE’VE DONE THE PLANNING FOR YOU! Whether your desire is to build muscle or blast fat, Jessica has programmed an easy to follow 30 day training plan for you. Each plan… Read more.

From Tot to Trainer: Shannon

  Before they were the awesome trainers we know and love, they were just kids running amok. So how did they go from cute lil’ tots to badass trainers? Let’s find out more a little bit… Read more.

Who Are We Wednesday: Amid

Amid has a passion for delivering focused results to his clients. With over 20 years of Martial Arts experience, Amid understands the discipline it takes to achieve goals. Well-known for keeping it fresh, Amid’s classes are high… Read more.

Who Are We Wednesday: Deborah

Deborah is a Master Pilates teacher and founding staff member who loves training athletes and beginners with a strong commitment to Pilates. She enjoys teaching her clients how to integrate the Pilates principles into many everyday… Read more.

Who Are We Wednesday: Shannon Dolan

One of our newer members, Shannon, is a Certified Personal Trainer through American College of Sports Medicine and has been active in the fitness industry for over four years. Shannon has a Degree in Applied Nutrition with… Read more.

Who Are We Wednesday: Minna

Besides training and conditioning human athletes and helping clients to build power and strength, Minna has been successful in training and conditioning her 7-year-old Appaloosa gelding, Mocca, which she started training last summer. She is building… Read more.

We Love Our Grads: Juan

Juan Anguiano is one of our yoga instructors- you can find him at Castle Hill Fitness most days at 6:30am teaching Ashtanga. He’s also a personal trainer and he ALSO just graduated from UT. (Whew!) He recently… Read more.

Who Are We Wednesday: Thomas

  Thomas is a Certified Sports and Conditioning Specialist (One of the hardest certifications out there!) and a licensed massage therapist studying to be a Neuromuscular Therapist. In addition Thomas is certified in hard style Kettlebell… Read more.

Who Are We Wednesday: Kevin

We’re starting a new biweekly tradition of showcasing our staff with simple bios so you can get to know us. We’re calling it Who Are We Wednesdays. Get to know our new Spin instructor, Kevin, today… Read more.

EAT.SLEEP.EXERCISE.

Fitness is a mind and body connection. It all starts in your mind- DISCIPLINE – that’s the most important component.  Keep your mind strong, think positive thoughts when it comes to your body and it will… Read more.

Member Spotlight & Interview! Meet the Kumars

Meet Pradeep and Rushmi Kumar – our first double Member Spotlight! This couple manages to balance work, family life and a regular fitness program. We love having them at Castle Hill and enjoyed this opportunity to learn… Read more.

3 Months to Spike!

Over the past 3 months I have been watching the physical changes in Michael Glavan as he prepared for his role as Spike in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Zach Theater. He… Read more.

Member Spotlight & Interview! Meet Ben Gordon

CHF: How long have you been a member at Castle Hill? October 2013   What does your regular routine at Castle Hill look like? Monday -12 Primal Class; Tuesday – 60 mins of cardio; Wed –… Read more.

Member Spotlight & Interview! Meet Julio Otazo

Castle Hill Fitness (CHF) Member Spotlight Interview CHF: How long have you been a member at Castle Hill? I have been a member at Castle Hills since the fall of 13.’  I’ve been attending classes +… Read more.

Cycling 101: Pedaling, by Shannon Burke

There are many different ways to become a better cyclist, but one of the easiest and most effective ways is to simply focus on pedaling. While everyone understands the importance of pedaling in propelling you forward,… Read more.

Fitness Resolution Check In | How are you doing?

It’s hard to believe that we have made it to the end of January already! So, how are we all doing with our resolutions/commitments/goals for 2013? Have you felt any differences? Comment below; we would love… Read more.

How a Triathlete is Born – Part Three

A lot has changed since the 1st few months of my participation in the Triathlon.  Learning how to race has mostly been from making mistakes along the way.  Coaches are fantastic for bringing out your full… Read more.

Dispelling the 220-age Myth

If you’ve stepped foot in a gym sometime with in the last thirty years you’ve seen it.  Hung by the cardio equipment; framed behind shiny glass, proudly guiding you in bold primary colors to your target… Read more.

How a Triathlete is Born – Part Two

 Shortly after my first Duathlon I started to become obsessed with researching the Triathlon on the Internet. I even set my TiVo to record all cycling and triathlon programs.  I began to learn the names of… Read more.

How a Triathlete is Born – Part One

In 2001 to a class full of cycling students, I remember stating: “Triathletes are crazy! I would never do that!” If you are unfamiliar with the sport of Triathlon, it is three parts: 1. Swimming 2…. Read more.

It IS in the Timing | The Post-Workout Meal

Are you looking for a way to maximize your results from training and lose body fat?  Interestingly enough, when you eat could be as important as what you eat. One of the most important meals of the… Read more.

Is It Time For You To TRI?

The Austin Livestrong Marathon is over and that means one thing to me, IT’S TRIATHLON SEASON! If you have ever wanted to compete in a triathlon of any distance, this article will help guide you to… Read more.