5 Ways to Stay Fit: Ride, Fly, Swing, Climb, and Dance

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Spring is here and, for most of us, it’s the time of year for rejuvenation. Slipping out from under the cathartic grip of “winter” and into the sunlight, brings a refreshing energetic vibe.  The trail is packed with runners and the gyms are at full capacity.  As this is my favorite time of the year to try new things, I like to explore my options of “fitness entertainment”. Yes, just like many of you, I suffer from boredom of the typical fitness routine and need to be entertained and motivated while sweating.   Without further ado, I’ve created my list of the top five Austin companies to visit this spring that promote fitness in a unique way.

Ride Indoor Cycling

Co-owned by the incredible David Garza, this new cycling studio opened its doors just steps away from the Moody Theater. Sophistication is an understatement, as everything is top of the line from the moment you walk into the studio.  Schwinn AC Performance bikes provide the best ride one can dream off and the incredible customized playlists will rock you out of your seat.   It’s like going to the dance club but sitting on a bike.   The motto holds true. Ride. Rock. Repeat.

www.ride-indoorcycling.com
117 Lavaca Street
Austin, Texas 78701
512.322.5252

Trapeze Austin

Experience the extraordinary physical exhilaration of flying on the trapeze. Trapeze Austin offers 1 and 2 hour classes that will teach you the basics of the art of the flying trapeze.  During the beginner-friendly lessons, students get a ground-lesson and then spend most of the class flying through the air.  All experience levels welcome, ages 6 and up (250lb weight limit).

www.trapezeaustin.com

Austin Rock Gym

Austin’s premier indoor rock climbing gym has two amazing locations in South and North Austin.  Why head to the mountains when you can have the best of beginner to advanced climbing opportunities at your fingertips.  With the most knowledgeable staff and upscale facilities you’ll be in good hands. Rock climbing is one of the best upper body workouts I’ve ever experienced.   Add this to your bucket list of spring activities!

http://www.austinrockgym.com/
South Austin
4401 Freidrich Ln. Suite 300 – Austin, TX 78744

North Austin
8300 N. Lamar Suite B102 – Austin, TX 78753

Fit To the Core – Antigravity® Yoga

AntiGravity® Yoga is a fitness regime designed to increase one’s overall health and physical agility while having fun and creating beauty in an AntiGravity® Hammock. The technique was created by gymnasts for the sake of exploring the air and has been modified and enhanced to fit into the yoga mold and to cater to the everyday athlete. By adding additional techniques from dance, pilates and calisthenics, AntiGravity® is a complete workout that is certain to get you in shape while realigning you from the compression of gravity. AntiGravity® Yoga takes into consideration both meanings of the word — working to manipulate physics while staying lighthearted.

http://www.fittothecoreaustin.com
2745 Bee Caves RD
Suite 105 – Inside 5 Fitness
Austin, TX 78746
512-751-8080

Brass Ovaries

Brass Ovaries Pole Dancing is a multi-functional aerial arts studio in Austin, that strives to expose clients to the vertical world.  They create an attentive training facility so that guests are free to explore and express their inner monkey.  Open to all women, men and trans-identified persons, no matter your age, shape, size, or fitness level.  They offer a wide range of services and include a world class training facility and staff, party planning, dance instruction, educational center and a talented aerial performance group.

http://brass-ovaries.com/
3111 Manor Rd  Austin, TX 78723
(512) 477-7653

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