New to Austin
Stores and products for fitness-minded folk Pure Pilates Austin
11011 Domain Drive; purepilatesaustin.com Pure Pilates Austin, a pilates studio, has opened in the Domain. Owners Allison Slapnicka and Cameron Drummond decided to start their second location after seeing the success of their first studio, which opened last year near The University of Texas campus. Pure Pilates Austin classes will use the Lagree Fitness method, utilizing Megaformer machines—similar to Pilates Reformer machines, but with easier transitions—that are designed to develop core muscles but also bring an aerobic element to the workout and keep one’s heart rate up. Because of the size of the machines, classes sizes are smaller—with no more than 8–10 people in the studio at a time.
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Five Star ER
1700 Round Rock Ave.; fivestarer.com Five Star ER is a stand-alone emergency room located one mile west of Interstate 35 at 1700 Round Rock Ave. Construction on the free-standing emergency center, partnered with Seton Healthcare Family, began in May 2014. The first of four locations in Central Texas, the 9,200 square-foot facility is set to open on January 15. Five Star ER will offer 11 exam rooms including two trauma rooms as well as X-ray, CT scan and ultrasound services. The 24/7 operation will feature in-house lab services as well as an on-site pharmacy for quicker response and treatment times. Locations in South Austin, Dripping Springs and Pflugerville will open throughout 2015.
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