Pure Austin is a great gym for those of us that hate going inside to workout. I'd rather play outside to stay active, but I wanted gym workouts too. Pure Austin gives me everything I could want.
Both locations are squeaky clean, full of sunlight from the giant windows, and *no big box gym feel*. The equipment is kept up well and has lots of variety.
I love the back space in the downtown gym with a climbing rope, kettle bells of all sizes, medicine balls, speed bag, TRX bands and sooooo much more to keep my workouts functional and entertaining. (This is a great area to watch trainers with their clients to learn some great new moves!)
Up north, they have a climbing wall that for some reason rarely has anyone on it, so you don't have to share it! The private lake in the back is perfect in the warm months- I've gotten hooked on stand up paddleboarding there. I haven't tried the kayaking yet, but I can't wait. I see triathletes of all levels training for open water swimming out there as well. The trail around the lake is beautiful and gets even a non-runner like me to take a few laps after I do some laps in the pool out on the deck.
I love that the classes are all free and the instructors are not ditzy aerobics types, but give you a legit workout without all that annoying 80s/90s cheesiness.
Monthly dues are about $65- more than some gyms, but you get what you pay for.
Pay attention to the contract; it's standard for all the gyms I've been to, but this way you're not surprised by something after you've been a member for awhile. Don't blame the gym because *you* didn't read it. After all, they go over it and it's only one page long.