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 of1

Bon Voyage! to Jenny and Sharon

We’d like to bid farewell and good luck to Jenny Russo and Sharon Moon, two of our veteran Ashtanga Yoga teachers, as they leave Castle Hill at the end of the month. Jenny Russo will be1

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 2.1

‘Lighting the Fire Within’ by Charly Pivert

Recently one of my students asked me, “Is it better to stay longer in a pose or repeat the pose with a shorter timing?” The word Hatha as in Hatha Yoga literally means, “to strike “1

‘Above & Beyond’ by Charly Pivert

“Above & beyond” is where the practice of Yoga leads us. Yet, before we expand “Above & Beyond”, we always start with our connection to “Below and within”. At the beginning of each practice we start1

Top 10 Ways to Relieve Your Aching Back

The following are Castle Hill therapist Rachael Bercey’s top 10 suggestions for relieving body aches. This list originally appeared in April Dykman’s article, “Cheap Ways to Relieve Your Aching Back” in Forbes. Look at how you’re1

Member Spotlight! Meet Cinthya Serrato!

How Long have you been a member at Castle Hill? 1 year What is your regular routine at Castle Hill? I see Tatum twice a week and then work out on my own 3 days out1

Yoga Diary – Mysore Recap by Jenny Wicke

I’m not typically a blogger but some of you have asked about my recent trip to India. I probably told you “it was relaxing” or that “mostly I sat on the beach.” More specifically, this journey1

Member Spotlight! Peter Berner

CH: How Long have you been a member at Castle Hill? PB:  I joined in August of 2003 CH: What is your regular routine at Castle Hill? PB: When in town I tend to go daily.1

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. The1

What does a New Year mean to you?

Nothing excites me more than the beginning of a new year. To me, it brings new life, new experiences, and new hope for the future ahead. What does it mean for you? Tell us by commenting1

Jerry Gerlich on Bicycle Fitting

Hello. I’m Jerry Gerlich and I perform bicycle fittings, threshold tests and cover the majority of the sales chores for Castle Hill Cycles in Austin, Texas. My schedule also involves working with gym clients through our1

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 years1