Here's Austin's favorite form of exercise — and the best spots to sweat in style

Here's Austin's favorite form of exercise — and the best spots to sweat in style
Photo: CorePower Yoga/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on November 06, 2019.

What does Austin have in common with Charlotte, Portland, Oklahoma City and Milwaukee?

According to ClassPass' 2019 fitness trends, those cities share the most popular form of group exercise class: yoga.

Want to know where to go when it comes to Austin's most popular workout? To find the top yoga studios in the area, Hoodline analyzed data from Yelp, Facebook and ClassPass to identify which studios are the most popular. Read on for the results.

(Bonus: You can try them all out if you're a member of ClassPass, a monthly fitness membership that provides access to thousands of different studios, gyms and wellness offerings.)

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Sky Candy

1023 Springdale Road, MLK 183

Photo: amanda k./Yelp

Open since 2010, Sky Candy is Austin's favorite yoga studio by the numbers, with 4.8 stars out of 963 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 68 reviews on Yelp and 9,679 fans on Facebook.

"Having started aerial arts with zero background in dance or gymnastics, Winnie understands the difficulty of being a true beginner," according to the business's Yelp page. "After a frustrating seven weeks of being unable to climb a silk, Winnie approached the apparatus and found herself able to ascend! The magic of that moment has never left her."

"East Austin's own Aerial and Circus Arts Studio offers group classes and private instruction in Static Trapeze, Silks, Lyra, Handstands, Conditioning, Flexibility and more, as well as classes and summer camps for kids, workshops with visiting instructors, open studio practice time, showcase performances, and much more!" its Yelp page continues.

See what people are saying about the offerings at Sky Candy on ClassPass here.

Wild Heart Yoga

5604 Bee Cave Road

Photo: Wild Heart Yoga/Yelp

Also among Austin's favorites is Wild Heart Yoga, with 4.8 stars out of 2,136 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 26 reviews on Yelp and 1,785 fans on Facebook.

"We opened doors and hearts in December 2016 and have been sweating, vibing and building this wild community in Westlake ever since!" Wild Heart Yoga notes on its Yelp page.

"At our yoga studio, we want our clients to feel welcomed into our community," its Yelp page continues. "No matter what your yoga experience level is, we have a class for you. Our yoga classes are meant to enrich your body and spirit."

See what people are saying about the classes at Wild Heart Yoga on ClassPass here.

CorePower Yoga

801 W. Fifth St., Downtown

Photo: Corepower Yoga/Yelp

With 4.9 stars out of 8,324 reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 70 reviews on Yelp and 178,473 fans on Facebook, CorePower Yoga has garnered plenty of local fans. Please note, though, that the Facebook fans are spread across the business's multiple locations.

"Strengthen, balance and detox the body and mind with CorePower's unique styles of yoga, set to energizing music," according to the business's profile on ClassPass. "No matter your age, strength or flexibility level, CorePower Yoga has a yoga class to meet you where you are! CorePower Yoga strives to increase awareness and widespread adoption of yoga by making yoga accessible to EVERYONE, through a variety of yoga styles, for beginners and more advanced yoga students, and class times to meet any schedule."

Learn more about the offerings at CorePower Yoga on ClassPass here.

Modo Yoga Austin

7010 Easy Wind Drive, Suite 130, Crestview

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With 4.8 stars out of 3,683 reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 62 reviews on Yelp and 1,604 fans on Facebook, Modo Yoga Austin holds its own among the competition. It's been open since 2015.

"Modo Yoga is a green, clean, hot yoga series that stretches, strengthens and tones the muscles while helping to detoxify the body and calm the mind," per the business's profile on ClassPass. "While all classes are rooted in the Modo Yoga series, teachers are encouraged to bring their own unique knowledge and experience every time they enter the room to teach. If you're interested in how this sweaty community works, check out their 7 Pillars page to get a sense of what they stand for."

See what people are saying about the different classes at Modo Yoga Austin on ClassPass here.

Breath and Body Yoga

2415 Exposition

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With 4.9 stars out of 3,251 reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 53 reviews on Yelp and 2,121 fans on Facebook, Breath and Body Yoga is another popular local pick. It's been open since 2006.

"Breath and Body Yoga is Austin's only contemporary yoga studio, which breaks the mold of the traditional yoga practice," explains the business's ClassPass profile. "From the architectural design by award winning Dick Clark to the dynamic teaching style of Baron Baptiste, they offer yoga classes in the Power Vinyasa Yoga tradition, linking powerful breath with the dynamic movements of the body. This series of flow cultivates strength, flexibility, balance, focus, and endurance."

Learn more about the different classes at Breath and Body Yoga on ClassPass here.

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