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Austin gym offers cryotherapy to athletes.

NEWS: New Austin Gym Offers High-Tech Recovery Solution

March 11, 2015
Updated April 5, 2018
Category: News

Onnit Academy Gym offers whole body cryotherapy.Onnit Academy Gym, also known as Defranco’s Gym at Onnit Academy, is an innovative new fitness facility that combines cutting edge technology with a modern version of ancient training techniques using steel maces, steel clubs, and kettlebells. To recover from the high intensity training methods taught there, members and outside customers are invited to use Whole Body Cryotherapy to recover and reduce soreness.

“While cryotherapy has been around since 1978, the method we use is much more advanced,” stated John Wolf, manager and Director of Education at Onnit Academy Gym. “Most people are familiar with sitting in bathtubs full of ice to reduce inflammation after tough workout sessions; what we have is a much friendlier 2-3 minute session that does the same thing.”

Onnit Academy Gym offers Whole Body Cryotherapy using a cutting edge Cryosauna unit. This high tech, single person chamber exposes the users body to extremely low temperatures (approximately -200 to -240 F) in order to stimulate receptors and rapidly decrease skin temperature.

Onnit Academy’s cryotherapy chamber has already been used by a variety of NFL athletes and hopefuls that have taken part in the gym’s Combine Preparation Program developed by Joe Defranco. Professional athletes are acutely aware of the benefits of cryotherapy to reduce recovery time, muscle soreness, and joint pain.

Austin Gym’s Cryosauna Cryotherapy Unit

The Cryosauna unit used at Onnit Academy was developed by Jonas Juehne, M.D., the first physician to bring non-medical cyrotherapy treatments to North America with his company Cryohealth. The research behind cryotherapy is decades deep and covers a variety of topics, including the effects it has on depressive symptoms, inflammatory response, anti-oxidative status, and thermal, circulatory, and neuromuscular responses. You can find a full list of the studies at

“I can personally attest to the results of cryotherapy,” said Mark de Grasse, Chief Fitness Officer of Onnit Labs. “The Onnit Academy Gym workouts can be pretty tough when you’re throwing around kettlebells, maces, and clubs; after a long week of training it’s always good to boost your recovery for the weekend with a quick 3-minute session in the tank.”

Onnit Academy is the Complete Fitness Solution

Onnit Academy Gym features cryotherapy, fitness classes, a holistic cafe, and more.

Onnit Academy Gym is located in South Austin at 4401 Freidrich Lane Suite 301, Austin, TX 78744. The gym is open to the public and features personal training, large group classes, transformation classes, a holistic cafe, cryotherapy, infrared sauna, and a retail space that sells Onnit supplements and equipment. Find out more at

Onnit Academy Gym is the 10,000 square foot flagship facility located adjacent to Onnit Labs Headquarters in Austin, Texas. This unique facility combines all of Onnit’s innovative, functional training equipment with the methodologies and highly trained personnel to provide you with unmatched performance. With two uniquely outfitted training spaces, Onnit Academy Gym utilizes highly refined implements and effective training techniques to help you achieve maximum performance gains. The gym is also the official location of DeFranco’s Gym, an unconventional athletic performance training center originally located in New Jersey. Joe DeFranco trained high profile athletes and entertainers using the equipment now being used in Austin. These individuals include Triple H (Paul Levesque) 13-Time World Champion WWE Superstar, Brian Cushing, linebacker for the Houston Texans, and David Diehl, offensive lineman for the New York Giants.
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