RVE Fitness, a new gym in the Westlake area, had a soft opening Feb. 6 at 3801 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., Ste. I-100, Austin.

The fitness center currently has a gym, sauna, pool, jacuzzi, cardio and strength equipment, and a spin room for clients, gym manager Marisel Martorell said. Martorell's husband, Carlos Martorell, owns RVE Fitness, along with their partners, Esteban Sandoval and Adam Mata.

As they complete construction on the gym, they are also hoping to add an area for aerobics classes, kickboxing, martial arts, yoga and pilates, she said.

Carlos Martorell has been in the fitness industry forever, Marisel Martorell said, and has a 35-year background in martial arts. Marisel Martorell is a registered nurse of 35 years; she and her husband wanted to find a way to incorporate their backgrounds into a new business, she said.

“We wanted to open a place that would serve the community in a way where we're keeping a more holistic view of what health and fitness is,” she said.

Marisel said their hope is to help Westlake community members stay as functional for as long as possible.

“As we age, a lot of us can lose the ability to even open a door,” she said.

She also said they hope to help people who work from home and may not get enough exercise, as well as children who may not be getting enough physical activity.

“We want to get to know this community,” Marisel Martorell said. ‘We also want them to be involved and give us feedback.” 512-596-5535.