A gym that doesn’t feel like a gym, Castle Hill Specialized Fitness is more of a wellness oasis, offering every discipline imaginable in the fitness field, with Pilates instructors and personal trainers among Austin’s best. Perhaps most “austintacious” is Castle Hill’s role as a premier cycling training center, complete with a virtual-reality cycling simulator so you can learn to ride a road back like Lance Armstrong. Realistic programs allow you to compete along famous ride routes in the comfort of the cycling room. Coached outdoor-cycling programs, also popular, take you on the road and teach practical tips like how to change a tire. We like the ride-like-a-speed-demon-down-hill aspect.

1112 N. Lamar