The Austonian Embraces Austin Fitness Culture

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High-rise luxury home development in Austin announces personal training, yoga and Pilates instruction by an elite team of fitness experts. The 56th-floor gym is the highest in Austin and offers 360-degree views of the city and Texas Hill Country.

Spend any time in Austin, Texas and it quickly becomes apparent that Austin is a city that takes fitness and fitness culture seriously. Just recently, the American College of Sports Medicine's American Fitness Index ranked Austin ninth on its list of America's fittest cities. It's not surprising then that The Austonian, a 56-story, 178-unit luxury home project under construction in downtown Austin, has gone to great lengths to cater to its residents' fitness and wellness needs.

Located just steps away from Austin's beloved running trail at Lady Bird Lake, The Austonian will feature a private 6,000-square foot fitness center occupying the entire 56th floor. With floor-to-ceiling windows, even the most begrudging of exercisers will be unable to resist the 360-degree, panoramic views of Austin and the surrounding Texas Hill Country. The center will be outfitted with resort-quality fitness equipment including Precor AMT's and workout equipment, elliptical machines, treadmills, Fluid S-250 rowing machines, Keiser M3 exercise bikes and STOTT Pilates equipment. Additionally, all machines will include iPod docking stations that support video and audio.

Austonian residents will also have access to the best in fitness services made available through Austin's premier gym, Mecca Gym & Spa. Mecca fitness experts have over five years of experience in exercise prescription and each holds national certification and/or a degree in exercise science. Additionally, Mecca trainers complete a rigorous in-house training program and participate in ongoing continuing education programs. Yoga, Pilates and personal training will be provided by specialists in each respective field.

Spa rooms are available on the 10th floor of the building, which is also home to the building's outdoor pool and garden, guest suites, a game room and a screening room. In the private spa area, residents can enjoy professional massages, facials, and other personal care provided by locally owned and celebrated milk + honey spa. milk + honey is consistently rated Austin's top day spa and was recently rated a top spa by Austin Monthly magazine.

For additional information about fitness and spa services at The Austonian, please contact Cile Montgomery at Giant Media, 512.462.4666 or cmontgomery (at) giantmediallc (dot) com.

About The Austonian
Located at the corner of 2nd and Congress in Austin, Texas, The Austonian will be the pinnacle of downtown luxury living when it opens in spring 2010. Slated to be the tallest building in downtown Austin and the tallest residential building in the western United States, The Austonian will offer panoramic views of Austin and the surrounding Hill Country. More than 40,000 square feet of private amenities are available to residents of The Austonian and include a 55th floor than can host parties from 15 to 150, a 56th floor dedicated to exercise and 10th-floor amenities ranging from poolside cabanas and kitchens to a 12-seat screening room.

The Austonian is the second North American luxury real estate project by Grupo Villar Mir, creators of the Mayakoba golf, hotel and residential resort located on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. For more information about The Austonian, please visit http://www.theaustonian.com . Keep up with the latest news, notes and views regarding The Austonian on the development's blog, http://www.theaustonianblog.com .

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