People gravitate to the Lakeway area for many reasons – the exceptional school district, safe neighborhoods, Lake Travis access, multiple golf courses, shopping and dining options. These are all on the top of our list, too – but one of our favorite spots is the World of Tennis Fitness Center.

This gem of a gym is tucked quietly away in the heart of Lakeway, near our recently completed property at 102 Vixen Court. It’s been our workout spot for years for its neighborhood location with lots of parking; great facilities, classes and equipment; friendly atmosphere; and gorgeous views. Just about every weekday morning, you’ll find us there getting in some type of workout. If we can’t be active outdoors, a stationary bike ride, treadmill run overlooking the lake and hills, or group class is the next best thing.

exterior2I was honored to be invited to be part of the WOT’s Sports Committee this year, a group of volunteers led by chairman and local realtor Warren Chirhart. In my first several committee meetings, I have been reminded why this gym is such a jewel to Lakeway-area residents. The scope of projects underway or planned this year to enhance the fitness facilities is impressive and exciting. Here are just a few highlights of things happening at WOT:

  • More than 200 women play tennis here as part of Women’s Team Tennis of Austin, the most at any WTTA club.
  • The gym recently invested nearly $4,000 in18 new custom-branded tennis scorekeepers at member requests.
  • Fitness classes continue to expand to encompass all levels and workout styles – everything from Power Spin to Body Pump and Zumba, to Yoga and Pilates. The new offerings and talented instructors are generating strong interest from gym members. Check out the listing of classes and try one out!
  • New LifeFitness treadmills installed in March are clearly a popular draw, already having an average of 1,500 miles on them. As a result, additional new equipment options – including a combo stair stepper/elliptical trainer – are being considered.

The fitness center is within walking distance of some of the quietest and most beautiful sections of Lakeway. Our home currently on the market at 102 Vixen Court is a great example. Truly, with this location, homeowners here will have no excuse to not enjoy the facilities. Just head across the walking trail, past the tennis courts and into the fitness center for a great workout. We’ll see you there!

By Sue Durio