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Ceil's reflexology and massage/Best massage in the South.
WOW.... and then WOW again.. Unbelieveable! That was the best massage I have ever had and I have traveled A LOT.! Intuitive and detailed down to the last thing on my body. I could have anything , deep or relaxing and she knew how to do all of it. NOT a run of the mill massage that you see so often. Custom made for me. Nice atmosphere and really sweet people in the spa. A HIDDEN treasure in Austin. Then another time I had reflexology. An Hour and half work on my feet. I felt like I had a massage after it was done..Incredible! And no pain anywhere in my body when it was done! Just a heavenly feeling!
You've got to go see her. Great massage, great energy, and fantastic reflexology!!! You don't even have to be a member to see her. And the price is great. The spa is hidden away in the Body Business Health Club
SWEET ! BEST MASSAGE WORK IN TOWN
best gym ever - where everyone knows your name :).
i have no idea why someone would write what they wrote in the review titled "worst gym ever"... sounds like a personal vendetta against a world-class gym.
i've been a member of body business for almost a year now and i have never, NOT ONCE had a bad experience. this gym feels like a family, so it's hurtful to read such insults on a review. there's a classy way to review a gym, and that wasn't it. so let me tell you about my experience at the anderson lane location:
the membership coordinator is engaging and sweet. not pushy at all. i got a tour of the place and loved it from the get go. i met the owner of the gym, susan, who is the nicest person. and what's more, she pours her life into this gym. one time, i called up at the gym at 8pm and she was there answering phones. now that is a dedicated and passionate owner.
moreover, the staff is amazing. they all know my name and there is such a friendly atmosphere. even when i have no desire to work out, i'll still go just because i feel like i'm on a cheers episode - where everybody knows your name. i've tried 3 other gyms and i always felt like it was a meat market or show off contest. at body business i feel like i can really be myself. no one cares what you wear, what you look like, or how hard of a body you may or may not have.
i'm not the most fit person in the world, but i feel confident when i work out there. the classes are a blast, especially zumba. i'm addicted. the management is dynamic and dedicated. this is the only gym i could ever imagine being a part of - and this whole consistent work out thing is new to me. it's a family owned gym and has been around in austin for 25 years.
when i think of body business, i think of integrity, dedication, and a gym that genuinely cares about me as a person, a whole person, not just a number. i couldn't disagree more with "loves2workout"'s negative review. feel free to email me and i will tell you more about this incredible gym and my unbelievably positive experience there. but let's just say this: i've had amazingly positive experiences with everyone there, from the massage therapists, the dietitian, the membership coordinator, to the trainers, the class instructors, and the maintenance guy! it's a great place - one you'll be glad you joined. and a place you'll actually look forward to going to, instead of dreading :) need i say more?
Worst Gym Ever! Way Overpriced! Old Equipment! Do NOT Join!. I have been a member at Body Business for many years and this is my last. In the past it was a great gym but the management is running this place into the ground. I along with many other members have expressed our frustations with the managers several times to no avail. Every week there seems to be a problem: last week no electricty, before that no hot water, the old equipment is always breaking down, and the list goes on and on. They cannot in anyway justify charging $54 a month. Not to mention you only have axcess to one location, if you want to be able to use both locations you will be spending over $100 a month! The owner is unaproachable, the so called "managers" are VERY unprofessional! They never talk to the members and I even overheard the owner and the GM talking about how a member "has really packed on the pounds" (the GM is not in shape either & her shorts are way too short) They closed down half of their building space to save money and squished all the equipment into a few classrooms. Everything is so cramped together. They took away the nice Yoga & Pilates studio and now they put us in those cluttered rooms, I stopped taking those classes. The class schedule does offer alot of classes but as soon as you like a class they take it away. If you complain about the changes in the schedule it does no good, trust me. There are some very good staff members and trainers there too, but the good ones don't seem to stay very long. The turnover here is very high, every month someone else is gone. You can tell the members are getting tired of all the poor business practices too, it seems like every time I go there are less and less people. The one bonus to that is you never have to worry about waiting for a squeky machine; the gym is usually empty. Stay away! The membership person is very nice and good at what he does but don't let his charm and sense of humor fool you, IT'S NOT WORTH THE PRICE!!!
This review is not about this facility because the comments are false - pricing, classrooms, etc.
This gym is the cleanest in Austin. I use 2 of them Davenport and the one on Anderson. Best maintained and professional atmosphere. Gatta see to believe. Maybe I'm a hygiene freak- but this facility was #1 choice for me. Some other options just don't maintain their appearance.
One of a kind Massage Therapist. Body Business has one of the best massage therapists in town! Actually, anywhere I have seen in my many travels around the world. I have never had such a great massage that works on everything, every muscle, ache, everything! It is very fluid and a refreshing approach not out of a "massage school can". Nothing is left undone. I feel completely worked on, relaxed and she is very intuitive at the same time. It can be very deep but not leave me feeling like a truck ran over me. Ceil also does great work on the feet with reflexology. A real find and an amazing body worker! T.R.
First, the little person with the screen name 'ga8625' has posted an incredibly viscious, personal attack against Bryan Lepley in this review section. I can only assume that this ***** (and I assume a woman) has a personal vendetta against Bryan. Maybe he didn't drool over her tush because he has a beautiful wife. Maybe he didn't drool over her BMW (go figger). She apparently has the same level of self-motivation as Bill Clinton going to marrage counseling. Bryan doesn't drool...he sweats, and he motivates me to sweat and work MY tush off, as I train twice a week with him in his spinning classes. Obviously the overall tone of her posting illustrates a destructive rather than constructive ethos on life. OK, so a thin skinned (proof in the towel comment!), viscious little girl whose comments should be regarded as such.
As to Body Business (Davenport), I have belonged to probably 10 different gyms in 5 different cities in my life, and this place is by far the cleanest and best maintained gym I have been affiliated with. There are always at least 1 or 2 employees on the floor to answer questions and maintain/clean/replace the equipment. Never an issue with overcrowding at any station on the circuit, or in the free weight section. The equipment is first class and more than adequate to handle the customer flow. I work out in Bryan's Tuesday evening 1 hour and Saturday morning 1.5 hour (horror, non business hours) spinning classes. I am addicted to Bryan's classes. He doesn't jump up & down, HE IS ON A FRIGGIN BIKE! My 20 yr old UT triathelete daughter attends these classes with me and like me finds the music 'great' and motivating, and the classes incredibly challenging. And we agree he doesn't just make you sweat and raise your heartbeat, he is an animated, inspired trainer who paints vivid pictures in his variety of training scenarios.
Oh yeah, and ga8625 if you are a 'man' please don't drool over my tush,as you act like a viscious little *****.
Bryan Lepley delivers the BEST Cycling in the City of Austin. This facility is remarkably clean, the staff is ?family? and every time I walk out the door I am grateful and full of delight for the positive and very memorable experience I have encountered while there. The owner of the Club, Susan O. Cooper, is on the premises daily enhancing each member?s experience by her pure and absolute passion to deliver the highest quality services. In my opinion, Susan is driven by an absolute drive to positively impact the lives of her members and this drive penetrates throughout the club and is present in all staff. BBD is truly a remarkable Club and Spa!!!! No matter what your fitness goals are or your spa needs, I am certain BBD will meet your every need and surpass your every expectation in doing so. I have been a client at BBD for years. Last year my office moved to downtown and I live in Cedar Park. However, many of the unique and outrageously value oriented services that BBD has to offer motivate and inspire me to commute clear across town on a regular basis for Kinesis, Pilates, yoga, personal training, massage, facials, nutritional counseling and OUTSTANDING fun and effective group exercise classes taught by absolute professionals and nationally recognized well respected instructors. In my opinion, BBD employs two of the very best cycling instructors in town being Michele Granryd, the GM, and Bryan Lepley, the Director of Personal Training. I have sampled most cycle classes in town and find the two above instructors to be ELITE and the VERY best in Austin. Bryan Lepley recently impressed me so with a back to back Saturday cycle class he taught which was my last cycle training session before I departed to France for an International World Championship competition. His cycle classes are so well delivered that an athlete preparing for a world championship competition can ride next to another that may be just embarking on a new fitness regimen and each will receive exactly the workout they need to advance in their goals.
Body Business Is The Greatest!!
I joined Body Business in Feb. after having back surgery with complications last Aug.I started working out with Bryan twice a week. After awhile, he suggested I start Pilates which I also do twice a week with Julie.If I'm not working out with either one of them, I'm working out on my own.My life has changed and my pain has subsided. I owe it all to Bryan and Julie! They are the greatest!!
Body Business has state of the art equipment,extremely clean, and a super friendly staff! I highly recommend Body Business.Cisco
Don't believe everything you read!.
Wow! I've never had a bad experience at BodyBusiness and I've been a member since they opened in Davenport Village 3 years ago. It sounds like the guy who posted below has a personal issue. Personally, I love the class selection - especially the cycle classes where you find a variety of instructors with great music and motivation! The staff makes me feel special and pampered as if I was an honored guest in their home.
They are always trying new things like Kinesis and Zumba and the management does listen - they added two Tai Chi classes when we asked for them.
I've had a chance to try both personal training and Pilates and honestly was a bit nervous because I have a bad back. I have gotten great results - lost 10 pounds overall and my back is in great shape. Keep it up BodyBusiness - I don't want to exercise with party poopers!
The Emperor's New Gym. Dont judge a book by its cover. This gym looks great during a walk through but Buyer beware! Yes, its great to belong to a fancy gym that provides a clean towel upon every visit - but when that towel feels like sand paper against your skin... C'mon for $85 a month invest in some quality linens! I wouldnt wash my BMW with these rags! I suppose this gym would be ok for a soccer mom or a geriatric with a flexible schedule but professionals should steer clear - that is if you want to take classes. Most are during the day with hardly any after 5. The trainers are second rate. I have taken Pilates for 3 years, these instructors were amateur at best - for $60+ an hour- if you dont know any better you'll be fine. The cycling class was a joke. their premier trainer is a joke. He is a seld proclaimed cycling guru that does succeed in making cycling BORING! How can that be? The most intense adrenelin pumping class... well it might be because he plays yoga music, or perhaps that he speaks like an automatron - You wont hear any rockin tunes or "woo hoo, you can do it!" You will hear, in an angry Dr. Spock kind of way, "some of you have not committed. You must commit." Bryan can make the most fun class painful and hard to get through - and not because you are getting a good work out but because he makes it so unbearably boring, annoying and irritating. Oh - but you cant complain because management wont listen. They LOVE him! The good news is that consumers can respond with their pocketbook. I am no longer a member.
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