Personal Workout Pod Booking is Live!

THE FUTURE OF FITNESS Dive into a new era of fitness by booking your individual Workout Pod! ¬† In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have reorganized and renovated our Downtown and 360 facilities to go…

Free Kids Live-Stream Classes

A Healthy Outlet for All That Energy You and the kids are home all day now, working and home-schooling respectively. Your kiddos need an outlet for all their pent-up energy (and we imagine you need a…

A Mat Pilates Routine with Jae Hoon!

An Online Mat Pilates Workout with Jae Hoon Lim On National Pilates Day (Saturday, May 2), we posted a beginner-level Mat Pilates routine with Jaime Fruge-Walne to follow along to – if you’re ready to level…

A Mat Pilates Routine with Jaime!

An Online Mat Pilates Workout for National Pilates Day Celebrate National Pilates Day with a 30-minute beginner/intermediate level Pilates Mat workout with Pilates instructor, Jaime Fruge-Walne! Grab your mat, turn on your sound, and let Jaime…

Buzz Sessions: Free Health Discussions

REAL TALK, Mindset, and Careful Planning Can Keep You on Track You already look to us as a source for your workout needs and our set of training professionals has a whole other new program in…

Mini Workouts for the Kids!

Activities Your Kids Can Do, Any Time When your little bundle of energy has some steam they need to let off NOW, try these mini-workouts! Restore peace and calm (to everyone) with these quick bouts of…

Your CHF Prop Swap Guide

GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR PROPS Working out at home is the new norm, but your home probably doesn’t look like a fully-equipped gym (or maybe it does?) There could be a number of reasons you might…

Joint-Friendly Exercises with Rachael Bercey

JOINT-FRIENDLY EXERCISES YOUR QUARANTINED BODY NEEDS RIGHT NOW Show of hands who’s body is feeling a little rough these days? ūüė• Whether it’s from a more sedentary “shelter in place” lifestyle, or if you’re hitting those…

Virtual Training and Written Workouts are HERE!

WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER, EVEN IF WE’RE APART I’m sure you’ll agree with us that there’s nothing more hands-on, more face-to-face than doing a personal training session. So what’s a Phase 5 Austin-Travis county resident to…

Daily Workout: Abs and Arms

Now you can do your favorite Abs and Arms workout in your own home, in just 15 minutes! Get Veera Korjala’s written workout and see her move demonstrations in the video below, and get to shredding!¬†…

Daily Workout: Kettlebell Pilates Circuit

WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER, EVEN IF WE‚ÄôRE APART HOME WORKOUT: KETTLEBELL PILATES CIRCUIT Today‚Äôs daily workout is brought to you by Castle Hill Fitness Pilates instructor, Sara Garonzik. Sara put her years of training with…

Daily Workout – Tabata Strong

WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER, EVEN IF WE’RE APART Today’s daily workout is brought to you by Castle Hill Fitness 360 instructor, Tonja Hancock – Tabata Strong. This workout is an adaptation of her Tabata Strength…

Equipment For Your At-Home Workouts and Self-Care

Now that you’re working out at home more often, you’re going to want to up your equipment arsenal! You don’t need the larger equipment that’s found in the gym to guarantee an effective workout for yourself.…

At Home Workouts with Shannon Dolan

Shannon Dolan isn’t letting social distancing get in the way of anyone’s goals! She’s got the movement your body needs to stay healthy while hunkering down at home. What you’ll need to complete these circuits: A…

Staff Spotlight: Leslee Feldman

When you come to Castle Hill Fitness, you‚Äôre entering so much more than just a gym. You‚Äôre entering a community¬†‚Äď an innovative hub of talented professionals who are here to support your fitness and wellness journey.…

Fit Tip: Lat Pull Down Exercise

In your daily life, your lats are tasked with many of your standard “pull” motions. The lats, or latissimus dorsi, are the large flat muscles that cover the width of your middle and lower back and…

Valentine’s Ideas to Set Your Heart Racing

FITNESS FOR ALL THE FEELS When planning out Valentine’s Day activities, there’s a certain vibe everyone strives for. You want something that makes you feel great, puts that flush in your cheeks, gets the heart racing,…

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…

The Health Coach’s Guide to Holiday Survival

Sleigh This Holiday Season ‘Tis the season to be BUSY. If your days aren’t already a flurry of activity, then, sure enough, it’s a-comin’! On the one hand, it’s super exciting to have all these fun…

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…

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‚Äôre all busy. Finding time to exercise each day can be a challenge. Since work, family commitments, and…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Ballet Barre – The Benefits and What You Need to Know

If you’re looking at Ballet Barre and thinking that’s not enough of a hardcore workout for you… then you are wildly underestimating this 400-year old form of fitness. Sure, it may look slow and languid, but…

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…

Staff Spotlight: Rachael Bercey

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

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…

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…

Staff Favorites: Fitness Props for Maximizing Your Workout

What Prop Gets Props for Your Workout? Foam rollers, straps, and blocks, oh my! There are countless of different workout tools out there, each with an endless list of uses and benefits. Fitness props allow users…

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…

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…

Top Options for Mothers at Castle Hill Fitness

Mothers are the center of the household…and the walls, and the foundation, and the roof – and we get it, it’s exhausting! But no fear mama, we got you! Our fitness trainers and instructors have the…

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…

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…

Staff Spotlight: Shannon Dolan

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

Staff Spotlight: Thomas Damron

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

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.¬†…

Staff Spotlight: Tonja Hancock

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

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…

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…

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…

Trending: Fitness Parties for Celebrating Life, Love, and More

post updated: May 15, 2018 Have Your Cake…and Cardio Too with a Fitness Party!¬† More adults are choosing to celebrate special occasions with exercises classes called fitness parties. At Castle Hill Fitness, we’ve seen an increase…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Member Spotlight & Interview! Meet Edye Melton

CHF: How long have you been a member at Castle Hill? I’ve been a member for over eleven years. What does your regular routine at Castle Hill look like? I work out with a personal trainer,…

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 –…

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.‚Äô¬† I‚Äôve been attending classes +…

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,…

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…

How a Triathlete is Born ‚Äď 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…

Dispelling the 220-age Myth

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

How a Triathlete is Born ‚Äď 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…

How a Triathlete is Born – Part One

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

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…

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…