Air Filters: Why Your Gym Should Have Them

Your health has always been our priority at Castle Hill Fitness, and we consider all facets of your well-being. From your physical health, your mental health… down to the very air you breathe. In this new…

Skin Care Products for Curbside Pickup!

Skin Care Products Available for Curbside Pickup at our Downtown Location Want to maintain your radiant glow while sheltering in place? Order your favorite Osmosis, Skin Script, and Lira products today for curbside pickup at our…

Nutrition Doesn’t Have to be Complicated

NUTRITION DOESN’T MEAN YOU NEED TO BE A CHEF In partnership with Farm to Table  On Wednesday, June 24, Shannon Dolan will lead a virtual Buzz Session on how nutrition doesn’t mean you have to be…

Your Gym Visit Journey

PREVIEW YOUR GYM VISIT JOURNEY It’s a new age of indoor fitness, and we’ve revolutionized the gym workout experience for you! In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have implemented new protocols and guidelines that not…

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…

Pilates Chair Workout with Celeste Knickerbocker

Why Sit in a Chair, When You Can Work Out With It Instead?  Celeste’s 30-minute workout routine will deliver on the lengthen and strengthen benefits of Pilates, using any plain ol’ armless chair you have! (Ottomans…

Cosmic Pilates: Gemini

In Astrology, the positions and movements of the cosmos and planets hold so much sway in our characters and how we connect with the world. Our individual astrological signs even offer insight into our ideal exercises!…

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…

Free Live-Stream Meditation Classes

  Even when things were ‘normal’, your mind experienced a ton of activity on a daily basis – work, life, digesting info at all times. In recent times, your mind has probably been in overdrive, whirling…

Meal Plans to the Rescue

Meal Plans Save Time, Money, and Stress Okay! So you followed the CDC’s advice and stocked up your home with pantry staples and the immune-boosting ingredients our Health Coaches recommended – great! Well, now you need…

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 Guide to Our Virtual Resources

In order to attend our classes or make use of our services here at Castle Hill Fitness, you’ve gotta book ’em! Our business utilizes the MindBody software platform for all of our scheduling and purchasing, and…

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…

TeleHealth Sessions

YOUR HEALTH IS IN GOOD (VIRTUAL) HANDS The CHF Health Coaching Department is IN – our professionals are ready to guide you in all aspects of healthy living through virtual TeleHealth sessions!  There is a lot…

Cosmic Pilates: Taurus

In Astrology, the positions and movements of the cosmos and planets hold so much sway in our characters and how we connect with the world. Our individual astrological signs even offer insight into our ideal exercises!…

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…

We Won Austin Monthly’s Best of ATX 2020! Thank you!

WE WON IN THREE CATEGORIES It’s been over a month since we made the decision to temporarily close our doors to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Through it all, you’ve stuck with us.…

Healthy Recipes to Power Up Your Day

A HEALTHY START TO YOUR DAY If there’s one thing shelter-in-place has given you, it’s time, even if you’re still working from home. You no longer have to skip breakfast or rely on a quick grab-n-go…

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…

Cosmic Pilates: Aries

In Astrology, the positions and movements of the cosmos and planets hold so much sway in our characters and how we connect with the world. Our individual astrological signs even offer insight into our ideal exercises!…

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? 😥 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…

Live-Streaming Classes Using Zoom!

STREAMING CLASSES START MONDAY, MARCH 23! During our CoVid closure, we are flattening the curve by closing our physical locations but that doesn’t mean we can’t still invade your living rooms. Beginning Monday our instructors will…

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! …

Pandemic Skincare Tips (Plus Face Mask Recipe!)

PANDEMIC SKINCARE We’ve spent a lot of time making sure your body is staying active during our COVID closure, but let’s take a moment and talk about another pretty important organ – your skin.  We’re pretty…

Daily Workout: Mini Band Workout

YOUR DAILY #SOCIALDISTANCEFITNESS Brought to you by Personal Trainer Tara Penawell, your workout of the day just needs a mini resistance band and your own beautiful body. No access to this prop? You’ll still get an effective…

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…

Self-Jaw Release with Massage Therapist Annie Swafford

Check-in time: Are you clenching your jaw right now? In times like these, we’re betting you are. So first step – relax your jaw! Doesn’t that feel better? Now we need to work out any of…

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.…

Home Pilates Mat Routine with Celeste

Your Home Pilates Mat Move Starter Pack is Here  Pilates doesn’t have to be done in a class or at a gym. There are a few essential Pilates exercises that you can do anywhere! And since…

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…

Advice from Our Health Coaches for a Healthy Pantry

For a Healthy Pantry and Boosted Immune System Right now, one of the best ways we have to prepare against the novel coronavirus is to make sure our bodies are strong and healthy, and to follow…

CoVid-19 Prevention – Castle Hill Fitness temporarily closed

To our Castle Hill Fitness Community –   Based upon the ongoing spread of COVID-19 in Texas and on the advice of public officials who are strongly urging social distancing, we have made a decision to temporarily close…

Hello My Tribe – Special Class Event

CALLING ALL HELLO MY TRIBE MEMBERS Join us on Saturday, March 28 for some free classes at Castle Hill Fitness 360!  Castle KICK with Fonso  10:30-11:15am This is a 45-minute cardio/strength class in the Big Room. …

Cosmic Pilates: Pisces

In Astrology, the positions and movements of the cosmos and planets hold so much sway in our characters and how we connect with the world. Our individual astrological signs even offer insight into our ideal exercises!…

The Story of the Castle Hill Fitness Logo

Welcome to Castle Hill Fitness – Austin’s own gem of a gym! When you step into either one of our multi-purpose facilities you’ll soon learn that we have a lot going on. With hundreds of classes,…

Keeping You Healthy AND Fit at the Gym

Maybe you’re sick of hearing this…but it’s flu season, and it’s a nasty one this year! The CDC has reported high levels of widespread flu activity in Texas this year, and we’ve still got a few…

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,…

Cosmic Pilates: Aquarius

In Astrology, the positions and movements of the cosmos and planets hold so much sway in our characters and how we connect with the world. Our individual astrological signs even offer insight into our ideal exercises!…

Staff Picks: Spotify Playlists

Fuel Your Workouts with these Next Level Beats Exercise and music, a pairing as classic and revered as chips and queso, Batman and Robin, a sunny day and Zilker Park.  Music is the perfect motivator during…

Gift Cards, Always a Crowd Pleaser

BE A GOOD GIFT-GIVER Castle Hill Fitness gift cards are available in any denomination, 365 days a year! Purchase a physical gift card at our front desk, or deliver a gift right to an inbox with…

Castle Hill Fitness BINGO

JOIN THE FUN! Castle Hill Fitness BINGO is a fun game that challenges you to try something new and vary your health and fitness routine.  OBJECTIVE » Complete 5 squares in a row for a BINGO (can…

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…

Your New Year’s Day Fitness Plans

A Strong New Year’s Day If your mission is to dive straight into a successful New Year, than we’re here to support you! We will have several special offerings available on New Year’s Day for you…

Our Holiday Gift Card is Back!

BUY A $100 GIFT CARD, GET A $10 GIFT CARD FREE! This season’s It-gift is a crowd-pleasing no brainer, and is here until December 31! Treat that special elf in your life to the gift of…

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…

Holiday Recipe Makeover

WE KNOW YOUR GREAT AUNT’S PIE IS THE BEST. But don’t let Aunt Tilly’s pecan pie recipe ruin your progress to your healthy living goals. Introducing the Holiday Recipe Makeover! Send your favorite holiday staples to…

Vacation Retreat: Adventures in Santa Fe

This past August, Yoga Instructor Anna Gieselman and Pilates Instructor Jae Hoon escaped the summer heat and led 8 Castle Hill members on a week-long Pilates and Yoga retreat to the slightly cooler Santa Fe, New…

The Quieter Ways We Care for Your Health

Here at Castle Hill Fitness, we define health as more than just exercise and diet. As we say in our Mission Statement, “we EMPOWER our clients towards a greater quality of life with seasoned professionals, varied…

Westlake Apartment Resident Deal

Free Classes for the Residents of 3500 Westlake Apartments Castle Hill Fitness 360 welcomes the residents of 3500 Westlake Apartments with special workout classes! Sign up in advance to secure your spot for these free offerings. …

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…

The Hottest Membership Deal Around!

When the temperature hits boiling outside, step inside Austin’s locally owned gym and spa and BEAT THE HEAT with this summer membership deal.  SUMMER MEMBERSHIP DEAL 3 months of Premier Membership for $329 Upgrade to VIP…

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…

Traveling Out of Town?

ENJOY DISCOUNTED GUEST PASSES AT GYMS WORLDWIDE WITH TRAINAWAY Stay active while you travel away from Castle Hill Fitness with the IHRSA Passport Program, powered by TrainAway! Because we participate in the IHRSA Passport Program, you…

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…

Time to Vote for the Best of ATX!

SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR CASTLE HILL FITNESS BY VOTING US ‘BEST OF ATX’. The Austin Monthly Magazine annual ‘Best of ATX‘ poll is now open! We appreciate any and all votes to put us as the…

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…

Celebrate National Pilates Day

  Pilates Day is an annual, international, community event celebrated on the first Saturday of May every year.  The Pilates Day mission is to foster the public’s appreciation and awareness of the Pilates Method through a…

Staff Spotlight: Jeremy Sims

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…

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…

You Might Need a Health Coach If…

By: Tonja Hancock, Personal Trainer. Re-posted with permission from her blog.    Wikipedia defines Health Coaching as a process that facilitates healthy, sustainable behavior change by challenging a client to develop their inner wisdom, identify their values, and…

Is it a Workout or a Party?

STEP BACK INTO THE 80’S EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT Join Celeste at Castle Hill Fitness 360 for Cardio Dance every Tuesday night at 6:30pm! This high-intensity cardio dance class include a brief interlude of resistance-based exercises using blocks,…

Wednesdays at 360 Just Got More Exciting

ZUMBA WITH VEERA ON WEDNESDAYS AT 6:30PM Castle Hill Fitness 360 now offers a weekly Zumba® class to end your Wednesday on a fun note! We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and…

Member of the Month: Michael Mark

When you come to Castle Hill Fitness, you’re entering so much more than just a gym. You’re entering a community – a creative, playful, multifaceted, and innovative hub of health and fitness. Our team of over 70 talented professionals is only…

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…

An Extra Layer of Support with Kinesio Tape

The Kinesio Taping® Method provides support and stability to muscles and joints without affecting range of motion. Kinesio® Tex Tape is applied over the muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused or tired muscles, and support…

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…

10 Weekend Activities to Manage Stress this Season

Work, home, chores, family time, holiday-related plans and errands…so many things, so little time to relax and decompress! As our weeks ramp up and social calendars become more and more packed, it might feel like there’s…

Now Offering Ashiatsu Massage!

ASHIATSU MASSAGE NOW AVAILABLE IN OUR SPA We are so excited to now offer this deep and luxurious massage style in our Spa with Summer Greenlees!  In Japanese, “ashi” translates to foot, and “atsu” into pressure. With…

Enhance Your Massage Treatments

ENHANCE YOUR MASSAGE AT OUR 360 SPA Your massages just got so much more amazing. We now offer five different enhancements on our 360 spa menu to create a truly custom experience!  Choose from any of…

Why We Gain Weight When Stressed (and How to Prevent it)

Recent scientific research is tying stress to weight gain, and our Health and Wellness coach is here to explain why we gain weight when we are stressed. The first step to understanding this concept is to…

JOY at Castle Hill

Castle Hill Fitness has a new addition, a gift shop,  at its Downtown location! At JOY, you will find a curated selection of treasures and wonders – nothing that you need, everything that you want.  Hours of…

Stress Reducing Tips for the Holidays

The holiday season is approaching and while it is a time for family, celebrations, and general merriment, it’s also one of the most hectic times of the year. All that bustling about can lead to a…

A New Pilates Class at 360

JOIN US THE 1ST AND 3RD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 1PM Celeste has developed a Pilates class at our 360 location that’s just right for everyone! This class is included in the regular membership offerings, and…

Your Guide to Yoga at Castle Hill Fitness

At Castle Hill Fitness, we are proud to offer Austin’s finest yoga instruction in a supportive, encouraging, and relaxing environment. Our center encompasses four beautifully appointed studios across two locations, fully equipped with an array of…

In the News: Club Business International

Have you seen? Our Director of Programs & Services and General Manager of Castle Hill Fitness 360 has been featured on the cover of IHRSA‘S Club Business International magazine! Michele Melkerson-Granryd was elected to the board of…

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…

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: Caleb Noah

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…

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…

Take the Virtual Tour of Our Locations!

Two locations, a total of 37,000 square feet, and now you can tour it all in just 3 minutes without having to take a single step!  Downtown  1112 N. Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78703 22,000 feet…

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…

Exciting Updates Coming to 360!

This May holds many exciting updates for our 360 facility!  MORE CLASSES Our 360 class schedule will now feature even more classes that will be included with your membership, featuring the newest addition to our Personal Training department, …

3 Sunscreens to Complete Your Summer’s Skincare Routine

Sunscreen Faves that Do the Job and Look Good Doin’ It There’s plenty of reasons to rejoice for the end of winter – sunshine, flowers, and the end of those pesky cold weather skin problems! You’ve…

Plan a Mother’s Day Getaway!

Plan some YOU time at our 360 location on Saturday, May 12! Enjoy a class (or two!) from our special schedule, hit the mimosa bar, book a massage, and bring your suit to take a dip in…

Conquer Healthy Eating With These 5 Strategies

On the road to healthy living, fitness isn’t the only thing we need to be focusing on. Nutrition plays a very large factor in the quality of life. However, as many know, healthy eating takes more than…

What to Expect from a Yoga Immersion

Starting this March, and over the course of 6 weekends, Charly Pivert will be leading students in a 100-hour Immersion of the life-affirming philosophy of Anusara Yoga®. As a pre-requisite to the Anusara Yoga teacher training, this…

A Fun, Cozy Morning with Sleep Crown

On Saturday, February 3rd, we had the pleasure of hosting Sleep Crown and their unique, over-the-head sleep aid pillows in our Lobby Shop for the coziest pop-up. With her restorative yoga background and understanding of the importance…

12 Days of Fit Gifts

December 10 – 21 We made a list, we checked it twice, and we’ve found that you’ve all been NICE! So we’re bringing you 12 days of daily deals in our Downtown and 360 Lobby Shops!…

The Winter Warm-Up

Whether you need to head inside for the season or gear up for a new 2018 workout plan, this deal on membership will guarantee a winter warm-up!   3 months of Premier Membership for $329 Upgrade…

Holiday Gift Cards

Buy $100 gift card, get a free $10 gift card! To purchase, please visit our front desk. This offer goes until December 24.

Who Are We Wednesday: Melissa

As a certified Master Pilates instructor for the last 14 years with a vast knowledge of movement techniques, Melissa Lipko is able to cater workouts to fit the individual. She loves to teach Pilates because it…

360 Grand Opening Celebration – Friday, Oct 27

Join us Friday, October 27 for events all day at our new 360 location! ALL DAY CLASSES with 360 staff* 8:30-10:30AM FREE CHAIR MASSAGE  9AM-11AM SUPERFUN PANTS POP-UP!  10:45AM–11:45AM YOGA led by our owner, Clayton* 5PM–7PM…

Who Are We Wednesday: Kim

Kim has been teaching yoga since 2006 and has a gift for guiding her students through the hard work and challenge of asana practice with laughter and humility. Her clear and encouraging teaching style allows even…

Get Ready For Our 15th Anniversary Celebration!

On Monday, October 16, Castle Hill Fitness will be celebrating its 15 year anniversary! One of the many ways we’re celebrating this occasion is with a special logo. What does this logo mean? The C =…

Farmhouse Delivery is Coming!

Imagine fresh groceries delivered while you workout making it SO easy to refuel your body with nutritious food…   YOU ASKED, WE DELIVER! Local is coming! We have partnered with Farmhouse Delivery to bring a special discount…

Collecting Donations for Houston

  In the wake of the devastation left behind by Hurricane Harvey, Houston is going to need all the help it can get. Castle Hill Fitness will be collecting donations for the next week until Tuesday,…

BIG NEWS! We’re Adding a Second Location!

We are excited to announce that Castle Hill Fitness is expanding its “kingdom”! Come see our second location in the Davenport Village off Loop 360 and Westlake Drive.     “It’s Castle Hill Fitness’s vision to…

Why Vision Boards are Important to Unleash Your Potential

Next month, Maricarmen Wilson will host a workshop for women that will guide participants to create Fall season rituals through vision boards and meditation. But why Vision Boards? And why are they an important tool to…

We Won Austin Monthly’s Best Gym!

THANK YOU!   Did you hear? Austin Monthly Magazine named us Readers’ Pick Best of ATX Gym! We couldn’t have done it without our amazing clients and staff.    

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…

Five Reasons to Love Homemade Smoothies

Smoothies are typically marketed as a health food, full of fruit, juice, and protein.  But, as can often be the case with marketing, looks can be quite deceiving.  Some smoothie bars have smoothies on the menu…

6th Annual Founder’s Day

Founder’s Day is our Founder, Paolo Minissi’s birthday. Without his vision, leadership, and grit CHF as we know it would not exist. That’s why each year we do something special to celebrate him! Our 6th Annual…

Unbinding The Rope- Yoga for Fascial Release

September 3rd is the first of four yoga workshops focusing on fascia. We will cover the Superficial Backline aka the Dorsal Sheath in this first class. For more information read Anna’s blog below and click here to…

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…

Our New Logo!

On Wednesday we wrote a post about our research that we did in preparation for the new logo as well as a loose timeline for our overall remodel. If you haven’t read it, check it out…

Who Are We Wednesday: Castle Hill Fitness

We’re taking a little detour from our regular WAWW posts to update you about what’s happening around here. We’re super excited to announce that we’re launching our rebrand project this Friday! As you may know, Einstein…

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: 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…

ICYMI: Our Earth Day Countdown: Top Ten Ways We Walk the Talk

Castle Hill Fitness has been committed to environmental conservation for years. Walking the green path isn’t the easiest path and it certainly isn’t the cheapest and a lot of times it’s not sexy (see our photos…

#superfunpopup with Super Fun Yoga Pants

On March 2nd and 5th, 2016 we hosted our 1st #popup event- brought to the Castle by Super Fun Yoga Pants, who- “believe that a life full of your own personal mood-brighteners is a life better led.…

Price Increases Effective April 1, 2016

As our city continues to grow, so does the cost of doing business, particularly in our desirable downtown, central location. Our last increase for personal training prices was in 2011, our last increase in massage was…

Pros/Cons to Changing the Online Reservation to 48 hours

Beginning December 15th, 2015 we will change our online reservation advance sign up windows from 2 weeks to 48 hours. We do not make changes in policy without thoroughly weighing the outcomes and analyzing how the…

What’s New for Fall at Food for Fitness

Howdy, fitness aficionados!  Fall is upon us and Food for Fitness Cafe is changing with the season!  The creative kitchen juices have been flowing lately, and we have come up with a number of delicious new…

Composting/Recycling Seminar by City of Austin: Recap

Did you know that 45% of our trash contains materials that could have been recycled? Our Castle Hill Green team was definitely shocked to learn that figure. Our mission as an organization is to research, educate,…

3 Tips to Stick to Your Diet this Fall

  Fall is a great time in Texas. Football starts, the temperature chills out from its “too close to the sun” highs, and we start to fill our calendars with social events, school obligations, and holiday parties…

Green Projects at Castle Hill Fitness

We recently sat down with the Founders of the Castle Hill Green Team, Vlad Glouchkov (our Business Manager) and Amy Rogers (our Marketing + Programs Manager). We asked each of them the same six questions. Below…

Castle Hill Fitness Reduces Water Use By 7.5%

Conservation is Key Even though recent rains have saturated our lawns and threatened our annual Bike to Work Day, Austin is still in a historic drought. Castle Hill Fitness is contributing to the efforts of conservation…

Reserve Your Class Spots Online – Coming Soon

Castle Hill Fitness is excited to announce that on November 15th it will launch an online reservation system for weekly classes to member and non-member clients. Clients will be able to: Reserve and pay online for a class up to…

Castle Gets a Customer Service Shout Out

Feedback is one of Castle Hill’s values. Receiving and asking for feedback has become so commonplace in our organization that we sometimes forget that it’s not the norm for most businesses. Enter a recent article from…

Team Big Pistachio: Team Bod Pods “Men vs. Women”

The folks at Team Big Pistachio came by March 7, 2013 for Bod Pods,  because they are in competition: Men v. Women!  All team members must come by for a Bod Pod test THIS week + again…

February Weekly Bike Rides

Join us for a road ride on Saturdays, Feb 9th, 16th, 23rd. Meet at 9:30, leaves at 10 a.m. Length ~ 2 hours | Speed ~ 12-14mph | Helmets + Roadbike Req Ride cancelled if rainy or…

Truslow’s Favorite Things

I may not be Oprah…however I thought I’d share a few of “My Favorite Things” with you to get the New Year started off right! So, here they are….in no particular order (drum roll please): NUUN(pronounced…

In Memory of Paolo Minissi Bike Ride

There will be a bike ride in memory of our founder, Paolo Minissi, on Sunday, Nov. 25th, 2012 + open to the public/all are welcome. Leaving from Castle Hill at 2pm Sunday, Nov. 25th, 2012 -weather…

Kettlebell Contenders!

You may have seen one of our trainers, Minna Miller, practicing high volume kettlebell lifting the past two months. She has been training for a competition with kettlebells, known as Kettlebell Sport or Girevoy Sport. The…

In Memoriam: Paolo Minissi

It is with great sadness that we must deliver news that our leader, owner and general manager, Paolo Minissi, passed away on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011. Paolo opened the doors of Castle Hill Fitness 9 years…