Steve Reeves Retreat: A Golden Era Gathering

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Golden Era Gathering on a private 10-acre property

What:  “Steve Reeves Retreat: A Golden Era Gathering” for Steve Reeves fans hosted by me, Scott York

Where:  Private 10-acre estate 40 minutes outside of Austin, Texas

When:  5/16/24 – 5/18/24 (Registration Closed)

Who:  Limited to 10 guests

Day 1:

Afternoon: Check-in and Welcome
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Arrival and check-in.
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Welcome meeting, introduction, and overview of the schedule.

Evening: Dinner: Group Meal (provided)
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Casual dinner together, opportunity for impromptu discussions.

Physical Culture Memorabilia Viewing #1
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM: Exclusive viewing and discussion of Steve Reeves memorabilia.

Night: Relaxation and Social Time
8:30 PM – 10:00 PM: Informal physical culture discussions and relaxation on the property.

Day 2:

Morning: Breakfast (provided) and Social Time
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Group breakfast, followed by free time for socializing.

Mid-morning: Tour Of The H.J. Lutcher Stark Center For Physical Culture* and Sports In Austin, Texas
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Transportation will be provided to and from the Stark Center.

Lunch: Group Meal (provided)
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Group lunch at a restaurant in Austin, Texas, continuing discussions.

Afternoon: Recreation and Leisure
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Leisure and recreation time on the property.

Late Afternoon: Physical Culture Memorabilia Viewing #2
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Exclusive viewing and discussion of Steve Reeves memorabilia.

Evening: Dinner: Group Meal (provided)
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Texas BBQ casual dinner together, opportunity for impromptu discussions.

Social Wrap-up Event
8:00 PM – 10:30 PM: Social wrap-up event, mingling, and farewell.

*Barring any unforeseen circumstances such as the unexpected closure of the center on that day.

**The times are approximate.  Some events may go longer or shorter than noted above.

Day 3:

Morning: Breakfast (provided) and Social Time, Souvenir T-shirt
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Group breakfast.

9:45 AM Sharp


Questions and Answers:

Q – How much does this event cost?

A – The price is $1750 per person which includes room, meals, and transportation to and from The Stark Center.  The attendee is responsible for airfare, transportation to and from the estate, and any other extras.  For questions and/or to secure your reservation, please contact me at and enter “Steve Reeves Retreat” in the subject line of your email.


Q – What kind of weather can I expect to see in May in Texas?

A – Typically, the weather is sunny in May with highs in the 80’s.  Our rainy season is mainly in the spring (March-May). Showers are generally short and intense and rainy periods last 1 – 2 days.  There is plenty of room indoors if it rains.  Summer is hot with highs in the upper 90s and lower 100s.


Q – What do I need to bring?

A –  You should bring “office casual” clothes for dining out in Austin, casual clothes for your stay on the estate, exercise clothes if you plan on hiking or taking part in an impromptu exercise session, a swimsuit if you plan on swimming, toiletries, personal items like phone chargers, medicine, and any other items that you would normally use over a 2-3 day period. There is a washer and dryer available for use as well as a kitchen. Towels, bed sheets, soap, hangers, bed linens, extra pillows, blankets, an iron, coffee, coffee maker and toilet paper are provided.  Meals are provided but please bring any additional snacks or drinks that you may want.


Q – Can I bring my spouse or other family member?

A – Yes, you can bring your spouse or one family member for an additional $500.00.  Please contact me at if you would like to bring your spouse or one family member as there is limited space.


Q – Will this event be photographed or filmed?

A – Yes, there will be a professional photographer/videographer to capture memorable events during this event.


Q – Will souvenirs from the event be available?

A – You will receive 1 (one) free T-shirt commemorating the event as well as access to select photos and videos in a format that is easy to distribute.


Q – Is there a place to park my vehicle if I drive to and from the event?

A – Yes, there is plenty of uncovered parking.


Q – Can I drive my vehicle to The Stark Center instead of riding in the provided transportation?

A – Yes, of course.  You may come and go as you please.


Q – Can I bring extra friends to the event or lunch in Austin after The Stark Center?

A – This event is just for approved attendees so no unapproved guests are allowed at the estate or lunch in Austin after The Stark Center visit.  Thanks for your understanding!


Q – Is Wifi available on the property?

A – Yes, free Wifi is available.


Q – Scott, what is your background and experience in hosting an event like this?

A – I live in Texas and am married with 4 kids.  I’ve lived in Texas most of my life.  In 1985 when I was 21 years old, I had a panic attack while attending class at Baylor University in Waco, Tx.  I was a typical college kid, not exercising or eating a healthy diet. Within a few days of the panic attack, I saw a Joe Weider “Muscle and Fitness” magazine on display at the grocery store checkout.  I bought that magazine, read it from cover to cover, and joined Gold’s Gym in Waco shortly after.  It was “love at first lift”. I was hooked on bodybuilding.

I worked in the corporate world for 10 years as a buyer, supervisor, and finally, a distribution manager in Suwanee, Georgia. I learned a lot about working with people from all different backgrounds, accountability, budgets, and procedures.  I left the corporate world in 1999 and moved back to Texas to pursue my passion, Fitness.  I owned a very successful personal training business and ran a fitness boot camp with 3 locations for 8 years. In 2008, I sold my fitness boot camp business and became a strength coach, operating out of my garage gym and I have a lot of other interests in the fitness industry.  I’ve hosted 2 day “fitness weekends” before, similar to this event, but geared more towards weight loss, and lifestyle changes.  I love the bonding, relationship-building, sharing, and goal-setting aspects of these types of gatherings.

[My fitness boot camp around 2007.  Me, kneeling.  Monica Brant, my business partner, in the green shirt.]


I stay very active and won “Austin’s Fittest Man Over 50” in 2015.  I competed off and on in bodybuilding from 1988 – 2001.  I worked with Austin Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council in 2007 as well as worked with “Austin Fit Magazine”.  I’m interested in competing in CrossFit in the next decade of my life.  I’m a collector and investor and a huge Steve Reeves fan and have the world’s largest collection of Steve’s personal items, some of which will be displayed and discussed at this event.

I’ve never had another panic attack.

For more, check my “About” page.




For questions and/or to secure your reservation, please contact me at and enter “Steve Reeves Retreat” in the subject line of your email.