Buck to Basics pledges itself to fitness and wellness


A new area yoga studio is setting out to become a community hub for physical, mental and emotional wellness and fitness. Enter Buck to Basics Yoga Studio, a cozy space at 2501 S. Bagdad Road in Leander. 

Owners Anna Silvas and Justin Gustovich, along with marketing and event coordinator Brooks Roach, invite even the most weary minds, bodies and spirits to unwind and rejuvenate.

Silvas has worked in the Alternative Medicine field for more than five years and has recently completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. She also spent over a year working alongside certified family nurse practitioner and owner of MSW Lounge  Jonathan Mendoza , who she says inspired her to co-create Buck to Basics. 

Gustovich, a resident of the Cedar Park-Leander area for more than 30 years, acts as the “Vitamin Bartender” of Buck to Basics. He helped create the studio’s Veteran "Big Tex" Vitamin Shot, which donates 10 percent of the profits to the non-profit organization O.P. Veteran, which provides a growing support system for all veterans transitioning into civilian life.

Roach acts as the team’s photographer, event planner and saleswoman.

Buck to Basics is a branch of MSW Lounge, a local provider of vitamin shots, IVs & FDA approved pharmaceutical-grade supplements. The health, wellness and yoga studio provides yoga, vitamin intravenous treatments, injections and wellness plans customized based on an individual’s blood work.

“We sell everything from supplements to classes to deficiency tests for seeing what vitamins you are lacking,” said Roach.

“We wanted to create a space that provides services for both wellness and fitness,” added Silvas. “There’s nothing like this in Leander. We’re really trying to change health care. That’s the name of the game here. It’s providing an alternative to taking medications that are going to end up causing more issues in the future.”

Gustovich said he is still actively learning about alternative medicine, calling the experience eye-opening.

“I definitely had a different perception of everything before I learned about this business,” he said. “There’s definitely science to vitamins and what it can do for people who are experiencing chronic pain or an issue they are having trouble with.”

The company’s staff say they cater to clients all across the board, depending on what their needs are. 

“I can honestly say that’s the coolest thing about this is that you get a wide scope of people,” said Silvas. “You’re never going to face the same challenges where you see the same people. The scope is so broad because it’s healthcare related that you see someone who’s got diabetes and wants to get off their insulin medication. You see another person that’s in their 20s that wants to detox and get into a healthier lifestyle.” 

Buck to Basics has ongoing Vinyasa and Hatha yoga classes until December.

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