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BAM Academy isn't your run-of-the-mill gym. That will become obvious when you walk in and see people swinging on bars, bouncing off a spring-loaded floor, and literally running up the walls. The space?almost like an urban landscape?is especially equipped for parkour, a discipline that enables individuals to move through their environment quickly and fluidly.

Parkour is one of several disciplines taught at BAM, along with gymnastics and natural movement programs. It's based on functional movements and emphasizes strength, balance, and coordination, making it an effective fitness regimen for exercisers of any age. Those training in parkour can eventually become skilled enough to leap over hurdles and sprint up the sides of buildings, much like a superhero trying to catch the bus. For movement efficiency, BAM offers Ballistic Movements classes which entail short workouts utilizing kettlebells, sandbags, Bulgarian bags, battling ropes, and MMA style conditioning tools to help improve mobility, joint and shoulder stability, and core strength.

8222 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin,
TX
US

The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.

8910 Research Boulevard
Austin,
TX
US