Seven new fitness studios opened in the Lake Travis-Westlake area in 2023, demonstrating the community’s interest in a variety of options when it comes to health and wellness.
RVE Fitness, which opened in February in Westlake, offers a gym, sauna, pool, weight machines and more. The business is owned by Carlos Martorell along with his partners Esteban Sandoval and Adam Mata.
Maricel Martorell, gym manager and wife of Carlos Martorell, said she spent 35 years as a registered nurse, while her husband has 35 years of martial arts experience. The couple is incorporating their expertise into their new business, Maricel Martorell said.
“We wanted to open a place that served the community in a way where we held a more holistic view of what health and fitness is,” she said.
Cyced Indoor Cycling Immersive Studio, which opened Jan. 1 in Bee Cave, is one of two cycling studios to open in the Lake Travis-Westlake area in 2023.
The studio is owned by Sara and Ali Golshani. Sarah Golshani said cycling is all about community.
“Cyced was built for our community—head space to clear out anything that doesn’t serve you well, and heart space to fall in love with the feeling that getting on the bike gives you time and time again,” she said.
Learn more about these and other fitness studios now open in the Lake Travis-Westlake area below. This list is not exhaustive.
Cyced Indoor Cycling Studio was opened by owners Sarah and Ali Golshani, dentists who own a practice called Serene Hills Dentistry in Lakeway. The couple decided to open an indoor cycling studio during the pandemic, Sarah Golshani said. Sarah was previously a cycling instructor and said she has been passionate about the industry for years. The studio is a captivating rhythmic indoor cycling studio with dramatic interiors and theatrical lighting.
Boutique indoor cycling studio CycleBar is owned by Rhonda Salerno and offers a variety of classes, from high-intensity challenges to “sanctuary” rides for cyclists to switch off. The practice is open to people of all skill levels and has two other Austin locations: one in Cedar Park and one in Central Austin.
BodyBar Pilates is the first BodyBar Pilates studio to open in Austin and is owned by Katie Kenny. The reformer concept studio infuses core Pilates principles with modern exercise training through 40- to 50-minute classes to provide high-intensity, low-impact exercise instruction; there are also a variety of classes to suit all skill levels.
RVE Fitness has a gym, sauna, pool, hot tub, cardio and strength equipment, as well as a spin room for clients, said gym manager Maricel Martorell. Martorell’s husband, Carlos Martorell, owns RVE Fitness along with their partners Esteban Sandoval and Adam Mata.
- Opened on February 6
- 3801 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., Ste. I-100, Austin
Pilates. It evolves.
Pilates studio, Pilates. Evolved., is owned by Karen Schwalbe Jones. The studio offers several different Pilates techniques, including the basics of Pilates for strengthening, Pilates for athletes, and Pilates for rehabilitation with strength and healing. Studio sessions and home sessions are available to clients.
Kokoro Wellness Center
Kokoro Wellness Center offers a variety of physical therapies and fitness activities. The center has monthly membership and day pass options for access to services such as a gym, yoga classes, cryotherapy, contrast therapy, red light therapy and an InBody body composition assessment machine.
Rumble Boxing opened at the Hill Country Galleria in September, offering group fitness boxing and strength training for all fitness levels.