Well it’s official.
The groundhog not only predicted an early spring, but he seems to have taken winter with him into the ground.
Warmer weather is on your mind. And since you live next door to Lake Travis — the bathing suit mecca of Austin — getting (and keeping) in shape is also something that might be on your mind this time of year.
Luckily you have a plethora of fitness options, many of them right along the 620 corridor.
One local gym, Iron Tribe Fitness Lakeway, is taking a different approach to fitness by starting at the gym level to change your life.
The concept started in 2008 in Birmingham, Alabama by former Auburn University cheerleader Forrest Walden.
Walden was frustrated with what he had to choose from when it came to maintaining his fitness-orientated lifestyle. He decided to start a gym in his garage where he would offer friends tailored daily workouts. Soon “the tribe” was born.
Walden even wrote a book about his journey titled Iron Tribe: From Garage Hobby to Fitness Franchise.
Now there are over 60 locations in 15 states, and all of those locations have membership caps between 250 and 300 people.
What is a workout like at Iron Tribe?
Before you begin you have to complete Iron Tribe 101, which is a 30-day program that teaches you the basics.
This part can be frustrating for the individual that is an avid workout enthusiast just looking to get into a new routine. However, the 30-day program also helps you acclimate to the “community”, which is the cornerstone of the gym.
After you complete the 30-day program you can expect to get in and out of the gym in 45 minutes. Pretty sweet compared to most hour-long workout classes.
In those sweaty 45 minutes you will experience a 3-part workout: warm-up, the workout of the day, and cool down. You also have the option to really drink the kool-aid and participate in weekend competitions with fellow Tribe members.
Every gym has its own personality because the community it resides in, especially the Lakeway location.
Lakeway General Manager Molly Atherton says:
We believe we fit perfectly into the Lakeway community and are extremely grateful that they have welcomed us with open arms. They have showed time and again that they not only care about the success of our business, but us as individuals. We look forward to continuing to extend our reach in this area while changing the lives of Lakeway residents through Iron Tribe Fitness!