For those of you who have had the chance to visit Austin, TX, you already know what a cool place it is! For those of you who have not had the chance yet, it is a must!
One of Austin’s little treasures, is a personal / small group training center, named FIT Austin. During our stay in the Live Music Capital of the World we had the opportunity to work out twice at FIT Austin.
The first day was with Lateef Johnson and the second day with Trey Rosenkranz. You may think that the “FIT” in the “FIT Austin” name is the typical short version of “fitness”. Not quite! FIT stands for “Fun & Intelligent Training”. And yes, it was!
Walking into FIT Austin is a dream come true for a body-weight trainer. The space is a little over 2000 sq ft with clean walls, a black rubber floor and very clean bathrooms. The temperature is about 76-78 degrees Fahrenheit. There is a TRX suspension system placed wisely in the center of the first part of the facility, with a unique looking universal-style machine behind it, still leaving enough space for movement and body-weight training, two of our favorite styles of fitness.
We were greeted quickly by Lateef at the door. His warmhearted smile would make any one feel welcomed. We had made the appointment the day before so we got started right away.
Our training with Lateef was in a private setting which gave him the opportunity to explain to us the concept and philosophy behind FIT Austin. This made our TRX hands on session even more effective! We used the TRX for rows, push ups, lunges, one-legged movements, and so much more. The grand finale of this session was an “animal flow” inspired routine. Lateef’s extensive knowledge made for great queueing and sequencing. And his excitement and passion during training prove that this is his calling. We enjoyed this workout so much that we will be looking to bring TRX and “animal flow” to our studio soon.
The following Monday, after the Voice & Exit Conference, Tim was able to make it back in for a small-group workout this time, with Trey. Tim was introduced to Trey by Chris Tietz, one of our stand up paddle board friends. Trey is the type of guy that just makes you feel comfortable instantly and is a great complement to FIT Austin. The workout consisted of floor exercises, stability ball movements, TRX and soft weights (a piece of gear designed in Austin.) The sequencing was so clever that just when you felt you could not do another rep, you were switching to another exercise. Each exercise played off of the previous one to create complete muscle confusion. We will be sure to also incorporate some of this training to the stuff we do at our studio.
Thank you FIT Austin for being an asset to the Fitness Community! Your studio is about the client and not about showing off. We look forward to training with you again, next time we come to Austin!!
“Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it.” ― Epictetus
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