Castle Hill Fitness offers a multitude of formats in which to improve your health and fitness. In our small group, multi-week series, you will receive focused attention and experience progressive learning objectives. Our one day workshops provide an opportunity to dive deep into a particular topic or training type. We also offer in-depth teacher trainings and intensives for those that want to take their passion into a profession. Keep scrolling for our upcoming calendar of events in Fitness, Pilates, and Yoga.

Love Your Jeans: 8-Week Challenge

with Tara Penawell

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm
ARE YOU TIRED AND FRUSTRATED WITH YOUR WEIGHT-LOSS PROGRESS? 

Take a break from the scale and focus on the measurement that counts - your clothes. Elite Trainer, Tara Penawell, has put together 8 weeks of fat loss driven workouts. You'll commit to doing 3 weight workouts a week, a cardio interval training day, and a HIIT workout. Tara will lead you through two weight workouts a week to keep you on track. 

In addition, you will receive habit-based nutrition guidance, pointed weekly emails to keep you motivated, and an app to track the workouts you’ll do on your own. Have some fun and give yourself a challenge!

So pull out that favorite pair of jeans that are a little bit too small or that perfect dress you want to fit into and use it to measure your progress during the challenge. You’ll be provided with all the guidance and support you need to achieve your goals!

Limited to just 6! Sign up in advance.

Challenge Includes:

2x/wk weekly group workouts + 3x/wk additional workouts for 8 weeks habit based nutritional advice private facebook support group weekly accountability emails

Challenge Cost: $399 VIP members save an extra 10%

September 24-November 14 Meeting Times: Tuesdays - Main Gym and Thursdays - Arena from 7-8pm

Any questions? Contact tpenawell@yahoo.com!

Meet Tara Tara has an extensive background in the health and fitness industry, with over sixteen years working as a personal trainer. She earned her Masters Degree in Kinesiology from UT in 2004, and since then has acquired certifications from various organizations including ACE (Certified Health Coach), Precision Nutrition, Functional Movement Systems, and Primal7.

Tara believes in a habit-based, holistic approach to health and wellness. She has successfully helped many clients meet their goals to lose weight, improve their health, look great in their clothes, and age gracefully. Above all, she is passionate about helping her clients find the joy and satisfaction that comes along with accomplishing more than they thought they could.

The Heart of Meditation: an iRest Yoga Nidra Series

with Kim Schaefer

Tuesdays at 6:15pm
Heal unresolved issues in your body and mind. Develop your toolbox for calm amidst all the changing circumstances of life. iRest is an evidence-based meditation practice that helps alleviate insomnia, anxiety, fear, and depression. This 6-week iRest course will teach you a practice to help you relax deeply, release stress, increase resiliency, improve your interpersonal relationships and provide you with greater mastery and control in your life. A workbook and other resources will be provided for your continued practice after the series.
 
September 24-October 29
Tuesdays 6:15-7:30pm
6 week series
in the Chakras Room
 
$99 member $108 non-member
VIP members save 10%
 
Meet Kim Schaefer
Kim is a somatic psychotherapist, experienced yoga teacher, and longtime meditator. Her clear and encouraging teaching style make yoga and meditation accessible to anyone seeking to know more about the practice and about themselves.
 
Freeing the Fascia

with Celeste Knickerbocker

Saturdays at Noon

FIND FREEDOM FROM PAIN & IMPROVE YOUR PERFORMANCE

Fascia is a large organ of fibrous tissue that covers the entire body. Utilizing the Pilates machines, stretches, and self-massage techniques, Celeste will teach you a routine that will help you discover and work toward releasing the stuck spots in your body's fascia. When the fascia is released it allows the body to feel more awake and enlivened, leading to improved performance in all your fitness endeavors!

 

Upcoming Dates: September 28 October 26 November 23 December 21

Saturdays, Noon-1:30pm Pilates Studio minimum 3, max 8

each workshop $30 members $40 non-members VIP Members save extra 10%

Meet Celeste As a life-long mover, and long-time bodyworker, Celeste understands the impact a healthy fascia can have on the whole body. She is thrilled to bring her knowledge and skills in a unique workshop dedicated to giving back to the body you work so hard! Come give your body the TLC it deserves!

Meal Prep Basics

with Tara Penawell

Saturday at 2pm
Set Yourself Up for Success!

Meal prepping is a powerful tool for increasing health and wellness, losing weight and saving money. Many of us don't feel like we have the time to cook or feel overwhelmed at the prospect of planning ahead. Learn effective strategies to overcome these barriers and start putting this tool to use.

In this 90-minute workshop you will learn: • What is meal prepping? • Creating a personalized plan • How to stock your pantry for success • Recipe resources and storage information • Getting started tips

All welcome. Questions? Email tpenawell@yahoo.com

min 2, max 20

Saturday, September 28 2-3:30pm in the Studio

$25 for all 10% discount for VIP

About Tara Tara, a NSCA-certified personal trainer, has dedicated the better part of her life to health, fitness, and coaching. She earned her Masters Degree in Kinesiology from UT in 2004 and has since received a Precision Nutrition and ACE Certified Health Coach certification. Through a habits-based, holistic approach, Tara has successfully helped many clients lose inches, improve their health, look great in their clothes, and age gracefully.

Yoga for Beginners Workshop

with Erica Vetra

Saturday at 1pm
CONSIDERING STARTING A YOGA PRACTICE? START HERE!

This Yoga workshop is for anyone who is considering starting a yoga practice, or any practicing yogi who finds themselves leaving their favorite class with questions. Erica will lead a comfortable non-intimidating workshop with space for all your questions. She will focus on a selection of fundamental poses as well as the classic Sun Salutation A, in order to provide a basis of comfort and safety so you will feel confident when attending public yoga classes, or practicing on your own. 

Saturday, September 28 1-2:30pm Mind Body Studio 

$35 members $45 non-members VIP members extra 10% off Everyone welcome!

 

Meet Erica Erica Vetra is an athletic mobility and yoga instructor who has taught classes all over the world. She uses yoga, fitness, and martial arts to create intentional and effective classes that are safe for all levels. 

International Coffee Day Run

with Shannon Dolan

Sunday at 8am
Your Coffee Run SHOULD Count as Cardio!

 

Coffee lovers, rejoice, because on International Coffee Day, IT WILL! On September 29, we're celebrating this day dedicated to our favorite bean beverage with a literal coffee run. Join Shannon Dolan for a two-mile morning jog around our local Pease Park, and then re-energize for the rest of your day with Cuvee Coffee in our Studio! 

 

Sunday, September 29 8am-10am Meet and depart from the Studio at Downtown Free to all! 

 

Can't imagine going on a run without coffee in your system? Don't worry, we'll be set up with cans of Cuvee Coffee at 7:30am for your caffeine boost prior to the 8am start time. The jog will end back at the Studio, where Shannon will lead you with a stretch and wind-down session, followed by MORE COFFEE. 

 

 

Thanks to Cuvee Coffee for sponsoring this event!

Kettlebell Series

with Minna Harman

Tuesdays at 7am
Build lean muscle and improve your cardio health while effectively working your entire body! In this small group training series you will learn and use correct Kettlebell technique and biomechanics, reduce your risk of injury, and gain fast results both in strength and endurance. We limit the group size to allow individual attention for each participant. Kettlebell training improves coordination and teaches your body to use the entire kinetic chain to improve athletic and sports performance. Build a leaner YOU with Kettlebell!
 
Open to ALL levels.
*If you have injuries, please seek prior approval. Email minna@castlehillfitness.com to discuss.
 
October 1-22 October 29-November 19 November 26-December 17
Tuesdays at 7am 
in the Martial Arts room
 
$130 members $140 non-members VIP Members: Extra 10% off
Space is limited to max 8

Meet Minna Minna Harman is a IKFF Certified Kettlebell teacher and Master Personal Trainer. She will get you started on the right foot to add a dynamic component into your training regimen!

Strength Train for Body Transformation

with Jessica Appel

Thursdays at 7am
Have you been consistent in your training?  Hitting the weights and cardio but still not getting the results you hoped for?  Is the scale not budging?  Have an event coming up that you want to get in the best shape of your life for?  Are you getting frustrated? 
You are ready for a Transformation! This carefully curated program will change the shape of your body, burn body fat, and build lean muscle mass. 
 
The first meeting ins a Bod Pod Body Composition Test. For this test, you should not eat, drink, or exercise at least 2 hours before start time. You also need to bring a tight fitting bathing suit. This base line test is included in the program price, an additional Bod Pod test can be purchased at the end of the program. 
 
This series includes a once a week group workout and 3 days of programmed homework per week. We will work in a small group setting to sculpt your body into the physique you've been hoping for. Emphasis will be on heavy strength training and high intensity cardio. Jessica will review your nutritional log weekly and discuss the incredibly important role of nutrition at each class. 
 
This class is extremely effective and time tested. Careful adherence to the designed program will absolutely bring you the body composition changes that have been alluding you. 
 
August 29-September 26 October 3-31
Thursdays at 7am
5 week program
first meeting is a Bod Pod + 16 programmed workouts
 

$140 Members; $165 Non-Member VIP Member extra 10% off limited to 6

 

About Jessica Jessica is a Master Trainer with over 15 years experience. In 2012, this multi-finishing IronMan decided to shift her focus completely, changing her body composition in preparation for her first Figure Competition at the Texas State Naturals. She lost 25 lbs and 10% body fat. In 2014, she took her training to the next level, giving birth to twin boys. Jessica crafts her programs to empower her clients to meet their goals and blast through plateaus. Most recently she has gotten involved with Crossfit and is more driven and prepared than ever to guide those interested in dramatic fitness and aesthetic results. 

Mobility for Athletes Workshop

with Chad Kraus

Saturday at 12:30pm
When you prep for movement, you prep for success!

Whether you’re getting ready for a fitness class, a personal workout, or after a long day of sitting- this workshop is for you! The goal of this workshop is to give you the tools to properly activate and mobilize the most commonly underactive muscles. Expect to learn proper foam rolling technique and bodyweight movements to fire up your kinetic chain and increase athletic performance. Come prepared to oil those hips and shoulders!

All levels welcome. Designed for athletes and avid lifters.

Foam Rollers will be provided during the workshop and can be purchased for $20 - $10 OFF the regular price!

Saturday, October 5 12:30-1:30pm in the Studio

$25 for all 10% discount for VIP

min 6, max 24

About Chad This native Austinite has competed in sporting events at a national level and accomplished a personal goal of losing 100 pounds. But his biggest achievements in life thus far has been obtaining the NASM Personal Trainer Certification and helping people achieve their fitness goals.

Inversions Made Easy

with Summer Greenlees

Saturday at 1pm
ARE YOU CURIOUS TO ADD INVERSIONS TO YOUR YOGA PRACTICE? 

This workshop is a gentle introductory-level exploration of inversions and how to safely execute them. Inversions have many benefits, including boosting your circulation and vascular system, lymphatic system, as well as building core and upper body strength, and balance. Bonus: an increase in confidence and gain a new perspective!

Try this 90-minute workshop and discover the inversion practice that is best suited for you! Summer will discuss the foundations to achieve the approachable inversions like down dog and standing forward folds, as well as more advanced versions like shoulder stand, headstand, and handstands. 

Saturday, October 12 1-2:30pm 90 minutes minimum 4, max 16

$35 members $45 non-members VIP members extra 10% off Everyone welcome! 

 

About Summer Summer has been teaching yoga and performing massage bodywork for 20 years. Her yoga work is based in somatics and specializes in movement re-patterning. Summer aspires to help clients find their own way of moving in a supportive and nurturing environment. 

CastleFit

with Jessica Appel

Tuesdays at 7am
CastleFit is a small group strength and conditioning series that will push you to the limit and help take your fitness to a level you never imagined possible. This six week series uses dynamic strength movements, equipment from multiple disciplines, plyometrics and high intensity cardio, and will leave you looking and feeling stronger, more mobile and carrying yourself through life with renewed confidence and emotional strength.

Suitable for any fitness or skill level as long as you’re willing to push your personal limits.

Questions? Email Jessica@castlehillfitness.com

 

September 3-October 8 October 15-November 19 TUESDAYS 7:00-7:55am 6 week program in the Arena

members: $168 non-members: $198 limited to 6

VIP members: extra 10% off

 

Meet Jessica ACE Certified Personal Trainer Certified Crossfit Level 1 Trainer Jess is excited by fitness because of its ability to truly transform lives. After 15 years in the fitness industry, Jess has witnessed and directed a multitude of physical transformations and is an expert at helping clientele break through plateaus. 

 

Castle Hill Fitness Book Club

with Summer Greenlees

Saturday at 2pm
A seasonal social club that discusses books on health and wellness topics. 

Summer Greenlees will be presenting, "Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living" by Donna Farhi for discussion at our Fall book club meeting! Bring a friend. Everyone is welcome. While reading the book is encouraged, it's not necessary. Let's come together and learn. 

Saturday, October 19 2-4pm in the Mind Body Room at Castle Hill Fitness 360 with Summer Greenlees

Free to all. Registration is appreciated. 

About the Book: Internationally renowned and bestselling author Donna Farhi moves yoga practice beyond the mat into our everyday lives, restoring the tradition's intended function as a complete, practical philosophy for daily living.

Expanding upon the teachings of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, the core text of the yoga tradition, Donna Farhi describes yoga's transforming power as a complete life practice, far beyond its common reduction to mere exercise routine or stress management. This is the philosophy of yoga as a path to a deeper awareness of self. Drawing upon her years of teaching with students, Farhi guides readers through all the pitfalls and promises of navigating a spiritual practice.

 

"The simple yet powerful message of her book: 'What yoga [promises]...is that through sincere, skillful, and consistent practice, anyone can become peaceful, happy, and free.' This work is a thorough, highly readable, very rewarding discussion of how to do exactly that." - The Yoga Journal Book Review

 

Want to join our Book Club? 

Hands, Feet, and Face Workshop

with Jerry Balderas

Saturday at 2pm

The hands, feet, and face have more nerve endings per square inch than most other areas of the body, yet they are often neglected in many fitness modalities. Join Jerry in this 2-hour workshop and learn simple, effective, easy to repeat exercises and drills that will bring dexterity and intelligence to your hands, feet, and face, leading to improved brain function.

Saturday, October 19 2-4pm in Lotus

$30 for all 10% discount for VIP

min 5, max 24

About Jerry Using range of motion exercises in conjunction with props to help people build awareness in latent/sleeping parts of the body, uncover unknown sensitivities, and bring health to muscles, connective tissue, and joints. Jerry then uses this awareness to encourage one's yoga practice to develop in a harmonious manner.

Main themes throughout classes are learning to internally map the routes of the nervous system, honing in on subtle-body sensations, and creating/maintaining a state of active meditation.

 

Enhance

with Rachael Bercey

Mondays at 11:45am
ENHANCE Better your daily well-being.

Join Rachael in this focused, therapeutic series developed to enhance one's quality of life. Classes will involve exercises to improve strength, balance, coordination, mobility/stability, and reduce the risk of falling. Props will be used to assist throughout class.

Any injuries? Email rachael@castlehillfitness.com prior to attending class. Beginner and intermediate levels welcome.

September 16-October 24 October 21-November 18 Mondays 11:45am-12:30pm 5-week series in Lotus

Full Program Pricing: $60 members $75 non-members Drop-in rate: $15 per class

VIP members save extra 10%

max 10

About Rachael Rachael specializes in neuromuscular therapy, deep tissue sports massage, and myofascial and trigger point therapy. In order to understand the process of injury more clearly and how to educate the client about how to help themselves, Rachael earned her Personal Training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2007. She is a self-proclaimed education junky who enjoys painting, exercising, and spending time with family.

Breakin It Down to Build It Up

with Sara Garonzik

Saturdays at 2pm
SARA WILL TAKE YOUR PILATES PRACTICE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Find out how to master and take your practice to the next level by diving in deep to individual Pilates movements. Using self massage, flow, and movement exploration these workshops will give you insight into your body and your own personal practice. 

Workshop 1 - October 26 Teasers and Rolldowns

Workshop 2 - November 16 Short Spine and Rollovers

Workshop 3 - January 11 Pikes and Planks

Workshop 4 - February 8  Mountain Climbers/Splits on the Reformer

Saturdays 2-3:30pm in the Pilates Studio 4 separate workshops, sign up for individual sessions or all for a discount. 

Pricing for each workshop:  $30 members $40 non-members 10% VIP Discount

or sign up for all 4 at a discount:  $99 members $149 non-members

min 4, max 12

Each workshop is designed for any level of practitioner. 

 

About Sara Sara is a certified Pilates instructor and is passionate about sharing her knowledge in all disciplines of fitness. In her classes you can expect to gain a deeper knowledge of your body as she walks the line between challenge and form with humor sprinkled in. The only pre-requisite is an open mind and readiness to move better in your daily life! 

 

Pilates 101

with Sara Garonzik and Clear Hadden-Gunther

Tuesdays at 1pm or Wednesdays at 7pm
More Options!
This introduction to Pilates will cover the fundamental principles of movement. We will explore breathing, strength, flexibility, balance, and posture. You will have the opportunity to practice on each piece of equipment. Whether your goal is to join a class or gain a deeper understanding of your body, this class is designed to educate and inspire. You will leave feeling taller, stronger, and more knowledgeable of your body.
The limit is just 6! This is a small group series and no Pilates experience necessary. 
Now with TWO options! 
 

October 1-22 October 29-November 19 Tuesdays with Clear 1-1:55pm

October 2-October 23 October 30-November 20 Wednesdays with Sara 7-7:55pm

Both options in the Pilates Studio.

$112 members $124 nonmembers VIP save extra 10% Please sign up in Advance

 

About Sara and Clear With Sara, expect to gain a deeper knowledge of your body as she walks the line between challenge and form with humor sprinkled into the conversation. A complimentary teammate, Clear believes practicing Pilates can deepen and compliment everyone’s fitness goals.

Seasonal Strength

with Chad Kraus

Wednesdays at 6pm
HOLD ON TO YEAR-ROUND, FULL BODY STRENGTH
Now a 5-week series, Chad will take your strength training to a new level and assist you in crushing your goals. Expect to use complex barbell movements to hit new personal bests while focusing on your body's overall function. In keeping with the season, you will learn new moves and use props to improve your balance. This series is not ideal for beginners or anyone with injuries.
 
September 18-October 16 October 30-December 4 (No class November 27) 5 weeks Wednesdays 6-6:55pm
 
max 8, minimum 3
in the Arena
 
$125 members
$155 non-members
VIP members save 10%
 
 
Meet Chad This native Austinite has competed in sporting events at a national level and accomplished a personal goal of losing 100 pounds. But his biggest achievements in life thus far has been obtaining the NASM Personal Trainer Certification and helping people achieve their fitness goals.
Art of Yoga: Weekend Training

with Jo Zukovich

Friday at 6pm, Saturday at 11am and 3pm

Austin welcomes long-time certified teacher and student of Iyengar Yoga, Jo Zukovich. Bringing nearly 40 years of yoga experience, teaching classes and workshops in the U.S. and abroad, owning yoga studios, training teachers, and traveling to India several times to study with the Iyengar family. Yoga is her lifelong passion and her dedication and love of the art of yoga shows in her teaching.

Yoga is an art, exercise, and meditation that opens one to new experiences and enlightenment teaches us to be more compassionate and brings a feeling of joy.

Students and teachers of all yoga traditions are welcome to attend. Some yoga experience recommended, but this will be an All Levels workshop. Don’t miss it!

Three Sessions Friday, November 8 - Saturday, November 9 $35 each session or $99 whole weekend

 

Weekend Schedule:

Friday, November 8 at 6-8pm | Hips & Hamstrings Saturday, November 9 at 11am-1pm | Standing Poses & Inversions Saturday, November 9 at 3-5pm | Backbends & Twists

Friday and Saturday sessions in the Studio

About Jo: Jo is a Junior Intermediate III Iyengar Certified Instructor visiting from San Diego, CA. Starting her yoga journey under the instruction of Mary Dunn in 1979, Jo travels the world sharing her knowledge, expertise, and love for this practice in an accessible and welcoming way for all. Her classes are dynamic, energetic and fun. We are excited to host Jo at our Downtown location for a weekend of expansion and play.

Client Testimonial:

"Jo is the first and best yoga teacher I will ever have. Our work together has transformed me from a struggling, disembodied paraplegic graduate student to a yoga teacher, author, and founder of a non-profit. This would not have happened had I not met Jo, a caring, deeply committed, and profoundly creative yoga teacher. Together we have explored how the principles of Iyengar Yoga travel through my paralyzed body. This pioneering work is now the foundation of our efforts to both make yoga more accessible to people living with disabilities and to transform current medical and rehabilitation practices." - Matthew Sanford, Author of Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence, Founder of Mind Body Solutions

Floating Pilates Series

with Deborah West

Noon Mondays, 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 6:30 a.m. Thursdays or noon Fridays

BUILD STRENGTH IN THE CORE, FLEXIBILITY IN THE SPINE and length in the limbs with Pilates! If you are at the intermediate or advanced level, join Deborah in this small group series to progress your practice to a new level. Four days and times to choose from, sign up for 10 and combine as it fits your schedule. September 23-November 29

4 Times to Choose Mondays at noon Wednesdays at 5pm Thursdays at 6:30am Fridays at noon

 

10 1-hour sessions members: $330 non-members: $360 VIP MEMBERS: EXTRA 10% OFF

Deborah keeps the pace high, please email her before registering for a day to make sure the series is appropriate for your current fitness level and experience. email: deborah@castlehillfitness.com

Ongoing Small Group Training at 360

with Various

FIND YOUR SQUAD

If you're curious about personal training but want a more affordable option - try our ongoing small groups! 

Small Groups offer personal attention at a great price! Drop in to any small group training class or purchase a package of four to receive a small discount. 

30-Minute Ongoing Small Group Rates:  Drop-in Single (member/non-member): $28, $33 Package of 4, 30-minute sessions (member/non-member): $80, $120

60-Minute Ongoing Small Group Rates:  Drop-in Single (member/non-member): $41, $46 Package of 4, 60-minute sessions (member/non-member): $120, $160

Limited to just 5-8 people per class. 

Online sign-ups for ongoing small groups opens 7 days in advance. You can cancel your spot up to 24 hours prior to group start time. 

See our current schedule below!

Drop-In Small Group Training at Downtown

with Various

FIND YOUR SQUAD

If you're curious about personal training but want a more affordable option - try our ongoing small groups! 

Small Groups offer personal attention at a great price! Drop in to any small group training class or purchase a package of four to receive a small discount. 

30-Minute Ongoing Small Group Rates:  Drop-in Single (member/non-member): $28, $33 Package of 4, 30-minute sessions (member/non-member): $80, $120

60-Minute Ongoing Small Group Rates:  Drop-in Single (member/non-member): $41, $46 Package of 4, 60-minute sessions (member/non-member): $120, $160

Limited to just 5-8 people per class. 

Online sign-ups for ongoing small groups opens 7 days in advance. You can cancel your spot up to 24 hours prior to group start time.