Here's where to find the top strength training gyms in Austin

Here's where to find the top strength training gyms in Austin
Photo: Plates on Plates Fitness/Yelp 
By Hoodline - Published on December 11, 2019.

Want to know where to go when it comes to strength training in Austin?

As luck would have it, there are plenty of high-caliber strength training options to sample in and around Austin.

To find the top strength training gyms 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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CrossFit Central

6205 Burnet Road, Brentwood


Open since 2005, CrossFit Central is Austin's favorite strength training gym by the numbers, with 4.8 stars out of 45 reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 33 reviews on Yelp and 16,718 fans on Facebook.

"Fitness is only one part of your wellness spectrum," per the business's ClassPass profile. "At CrossFit Central, [the owners] believe in coaching, setting goals and fulfilling five areas to create your optimal experience: fitness, nutrition, recovery, resilience and supplementation. Women's only programs follow the same programming as co-ed classes, so there'll be no skimping on your workout!"

See what people are saying about the selection of classes at CrossFit Central on ClassPass here.

Ignite Fitnez

1005 E. St. Elmo Road, Building 10, East Congress


Also among Austin's favorites is Ignite Fitnez, with 4.8 stars out of 2,073 reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 54 reviews on Yelp and 4,171 fans on Facebook.

"Ignite Fitnez is a strength training facility in South Austin that's locally owned and operated," its Yelp page states. "We're an ego free community of diverse individuals whose main focus is no-frills free weight [and] strength training with specialty equipment for powerlifting, weightlifting, body building, strongman, functional fitness, personal training and small group classes"

See what people are saying about the classes at Ignite Fitnez on ClassPass here.

Plates on Plates Fitness

9607 Research Blvd., Suite 675, Gateway


With 4.9 stars out of 1,549 reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 14 reviews on Yelp and 1,470 fans on Facebook, Plates on Plates Fitness has garnered plenty of local fans.

"If you're looking to take your fitness to the next level, then look no further than Plates on Plates Fitness," its Yelp page continues. "Located in Austin, TX, we offer a variety of fitness classes to meet the different needs for athletes of all skills. Whether you're looking for group training, strength training, [45-minute] HIIT classes and more, we've got you covered."

Take a look at reviews of the different classes at Plates on Plates Fitness on ClassPass here.

5 Fitness Training and Yoga

2745 Bee Caves Road

5 Fitness Training and Yoga | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.9 stars out of 441 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of eight reviews on Yelp and 1,420 fans on Facebook, 5 Fitness Training and Yoga holds its own among the competition. It's been open since 2011.

"5 Fitness Training and Yoga is a custom wellness studio where we cater to you. We believe experience matters. We also believe no one succeeds alone. Therefore, we want to partner with you! We offer personal training [and] fitness classes including yoga, boot camps, kettlebell classes and more to come." its Yelp page states. "We want to know your goals, your likes and dislikes, and how we can be a driving force in helping you [to] succeed and improve your health."

See what people are saying about the classes at 5 Fitness Training and Yoga on ClassPass here.

Brass Ovaries

6039 N. Interstate Highway 35 Frontage Road, Windsor Park

Photo: aubrey l./Yelp

With five stars out of seven reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 96 reviews on Yelp and 6,417 fans on Facebook, Brass Ovaries is another popular local pick. It's been open since 2007.

"Brass Ovaries Pole Dancing is a multi-functional aerial arts studio in Austin, that strives to expose our clients to the vertical world," according to its Yelp page. "We seek to maintain an attentive training facility so that our guests are free to explore and express their inner monkey. We are open to all women, men and trans-identified persons, no matter your age, shape, size or fitness level."

Learn more about the selection of classes at Brass Ovaries on ClassPass here.

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