Sports in Austin

Cooking Light & Health's Fit Foodie 5K and Love TX Chefs Experience on September 13 for 1 or 2 (Up to 41% Off)

Cooking Light & Health’s The Fit Foodie 5k

Historic Browning Hangar at Mueller

$55 $35

After a stretch and dance, runners or walkers complete a 5k; chef and fitness demos, food tastings, and a beer sample to follow

$49.50 for Four Weeks of Gymnastics Classes with Lifetime Membership at Jump! Gymnastics ($135 Value)

Jump! Gymnastics

Austin

$135 $49.50

Gymastics classes designed to challenge students within their ability level engage kids between 18 months and 12 years at a new location

Golf for Two at One of Five Courses from Austin Public Links (Up to 63% Off)

Austin Public Links

Multiple Locations

$90 $33

Five municipal golf courses with a range of styles, from a historical 9-holer to a links-style layout

One Month of Unlimited Hapkido or Boxing Classes at Zen Fit (Up to 75% Off)

Zen Fit

Austin

$100 $25

Students learn self-defense and other martial arts techniques in hapkido classes, or work on proper boxing form and technique

$39.99 for Eight Mixed-Martial-Arts or Weapons-Training Classes at Parra Academy of Martial Arts ($80 Value)

Parra Academy Of Martial Arts

West Oak Hill

$80 $39.99

Learn self-defense skills and discipline in a studio formed by a Martial Arts Hall of Famer

One or Two Months of Unlimited Beginner's Classes with Uniform at Traditional Martial Arts Academy (Up to 51% Off)

Traditional Martial Arts Academy

South Austin

$99 $49

Instructors teach both traditional martial arts forms and practical self-defense techniques

$25 for $50 Worth of Services at Texas Ukidokan

Texas Ukidokan

Windsor Hills

$50 $25

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Golf-Swing Lesson, Putting Lesson, or Both at True Loft Golf (Up to 57% Off)

True Loft Golf

Kyle-Buda

$75 $35

Using a video playback system, the indoor facility's instructors help golfers master swings before perfecting putts

$50 for $100 Groupon — Impact Martial Arts - Austin Martial Arts & Karate for Families

Impact Martial Arts

Northwest Austin

$100 $50

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One Month of Adult or Children Brazilian Jujitsu Classes at Matt Larsen's Combat Fitness Center (Up to 52% Off)

Matt Larson's Combat Fitness Center

On Location

$125 $59.99

Brazilian jujitsu teaches participants how to defend themselves while also aiding in all factors of life, like weight loss and stress

$28 for $50 Worth of Bicycle Repair — In Motion Bicycles

In Motion Bicycles

Austin

$50 $28

Bike tuneup with brake adjustment, shifter and derailleur adjustment, security check, cable and housing lube, and more

10 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform with Option for Test and a Graduation Belt at Go2Karate (94% Off)

Go2Karate

On Location

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

One Month of Pre-School Gymnastics One or Two Days Per Week at Flipnastics (Up to 62% Off)

Flipnastics

Austin

$95 $39

Pre-schoolers build motor skills, self-esteem, and have loads of fun with a month of children's gymnastics classes

$25 for One Month of Gymnastics or Cheer Classes at Olympia Hills Gymnastics ($65 Value)

Olympia Hills Gymnastics

Austin-Southpark Meadows

$65 $25

Students tumble and twist across padded surfaces or practice cheer routines during gymnastic and cheer classes

One or Two Kids' On-Course Clinics, or One Month of Kids' On-Course Clinics from Golf in Schools (50% Off)

Golf In Schools

Butler Pitch n Putt

$20 $10

The clinics are available on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; kids improve their swing and gain valuable on-course experience

Martial Arts or HIIT Classes at Austin Warrior Fitness and Defense (Up to 80% Off)

Austin Warrior Fitness and Defense

North Austin

$129 $29

Martial arts moves blend with fitness during classes that focus on genres such as krav maga self-defense or high-intensity interval training

Four Small-Group Sprint-Training Sessions for Adults or Kids at Outright Fitness Speed & Performance (51% Off)

Outright Fitness Speed & Performance

Multiple Locations

$72 $35

Certified trainers and athletes David Braswell and Terrance Simms supervise sprint drills for up to 10 adults or 8 kids ages 12–17

One or Three Months of Youth or Adult Classes at Cavalo Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 75% Off)

Cavalo Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Cavalo BJJ

$50 $25

Adults & kids alike learn the basic moves & grappling techniques of jiu jitsu during up to 3 months of classes led by a seasoned instructor

$25 for Two Weeks of Unlimited Boxing Workouts at Title Boxing Club ($55 Value). Two Locations Available.

Title Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

$55 $25

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One-hour classes use boxing techniques for full-body workouts that burn up to 1,000 calories per session

5 or 10 Boxing Fitness Classes for Women at Pink Gloves Boxing (Up to 71% Off)

Pink Gloves Boxing Austin

Austin

$115 $39

Boost endurance, strength, agility, and self-confidence in women-only boxing classes

One or Two Private Tennis Lessons or Four Group Lessons for Ages 3–9 or 10–16 at Austin Tennis Center (Up to 55% Off)

Austin Tennis Center

Northeast Austin

$55 $25

With more than a decade of coaching experience, Lincoln Ward oversees tennis programs for players are all ages and skill levels

VIP 5K Race Registration Package for One or Two for The Run Rock on Saturday, August 23 (Up to 53% Off)

RunRock

Travis Country Expo Center

$35 $18

DJs and live bands motivate runners who move through brightly lit musical zones; the after-party features more music in an indoor arena

One- or Two-Hour Paddleboard Rental for Two or Two-Hour Sunset Paddleboard Rental from Go Paddle Down (50% Off)

Go Paddle Down

Marble Falls

$90 $45

Atop paddleboards, guests traverse secluded Lake Marble Falls’ waters during the day or at night atop paddleboards equipped with LED lights

Golf Club Fitting Session and Lesson from Mike Marcelissen - TaylorMade Adidas Golf Fitter (Up to 84% Off)

Mike Marcelissen - TaylorMade Adidas Golf Pro

Teravista

$250 $39

TaylorMade Adidas Golf Fitter Mike Macelissen ensures that customers are swinging the right clubs before working on form with them

One Month of Classes for One or Two Children at All Stars Unlimited Gymnastics and Cheer (Up to 57% Off)

All Stars Unlimited Gymnastics and Cheer

Round Rock

$105 $45

Staff members teach developmentally appropriate gymnastics and cheerleading techniques to kids

Entry for One, Two, or Four to the Austin Halloween Half Marathon on Saturday, October 25 (Up to 53% Off)

Austin Halloween Half Marathon

Cedar Park

$95 $50

Dressed in costumes or running gear, participants follow 13.1-mile course to raise funds for Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas

Ten Drop-In Classes or One Month of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Rockhold Karate (Up to 59% Off)

Rockhold Karate

Cedar Park

$100 $49

Get fit while learning self-defense skills in a variety of classes, including Tang Soo Do, Haidong Gumdo, Tai Chi and kickboxing fitness

$24 for One Month of Kickboxing Workouts at 9Round ($49 Value)

9Round

Cedar Park

$49 $24

Trainers lead ever-changing 30-minute workouts that incorporate boxing and kickboxing moves with cardio and circuit training

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Gracie Barra Cedar Park (70% Off)

Gracie Barra

Buttercup Creek

$345 $104

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5 or 10 Krav Maga Classes at Austin Self Defense (Up to 54% Off)

Austin Self Defense

Lakeline Mall

$81 $39

Instructors lead students through fast-paced self-defense classes that teach protective moves against attacks such as chokes and grabs

One-Month Basic or Pro MMA Membership for One or Two Kids Aged 5–14 at Street Smart Self-Defense Systems (Up to 56% Off)

Street Smart Self-Defense Systems

Kyle

$89 $39

Kids aged 5–14 learn self-discipline and respect during mixed martial arts classes; two or four classes weekly

Kayak, Fishing Kayak, or Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental for One or Two from Olympic Outdoor Center (Up to 50% Off)

Olympic Outdoor Center

San Marcos

$40 $20

Experienced instructors and guides outfit guest for a half- or full-day of kayaking, fishing, or stand-up paddleboarding

Entry for One or Two to Sights & Sounds 5K Jingle Bell Run 2014 on Saturday, December 6 (Up to 40% Off)

Sights & Sounds 5k Jingle Bell Run 2014

San Marcos

$30 $19

Participants run, walk, or jog through 5K course led by Santa and Mrs. Claus; top performers earn prizes and everyone receives a t-shirt

One Large or Three Medium Buckets of Range Balls at Rivercity Range (Up to 50% Off)

Rivercity Range

New Braunfels

$11.91 $6

Golfers tee up shots and take aim at driving range targets, and can further improve short game skills on putting green and chipping area

$45 for $99 Groupon — Strom's Black Belt Academy & Fitn

Strom's Black Belt Academy & Fitn

Seguin

$99 $45

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All-Day Indoor Rock-Climbing Passes at Boulders Sport Climbing Center (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

Boulders Sport Climbing Center

Harker Heights

$40 $20

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Visitors can try their hands and feet on the 40-foot walls, lead wall, free-standing boulder, or a 30-foot rappel tower

$29 for 10 Kickboxing Classes and a Pair of Gloves from My Dojo Kickboxing ($220 Value)

My Dojo Kickboxing

Killeen

$220 $29

One-hour kickboxing classes combine cardio and resistance training; two locations hold sessions five days a week

Zipline Ride, Tower Climb, and Lunch for One or Two at Don Strange Ranch Adventure Challenge Course (53% Off)

Don Strange of Texas / Waring General Store

Boerne

$105 $49

Working longhorn ranch challenges visitors to ascend five-story log towers and speed across ziplines; burger, fries, and soda for lunch

Race Entry for One or Two to the House Our Heroes 5K (56% Off)

Alamo Community Group

Woodlawn Lake Park

$45 $20

Proceeds from the 5K benefit the Alamo Community Group's homeless-veteran program

One or Two Entries to Electric Run on Friday, November 21 (Up to 40% Off)

Electric Run

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

$79 $49

Runners and walkers of all ages bedeck themselves in glow-in-the-dark swag and groove through a neon course to the afterparty at its finish

Indoor Climbing Classes or Unlimited Fitness Classes at The District (Up to 56% Off). Four Options Available.

The District

San Antonio

$70 $35

Indoor rock climbing or gym membership with access to climbing, bouldering, and slacklining

One Month of Unlimited Brazilian Jujitsu Classes for Women or Men at Gracie Barra San Antonio (Up to 75% Off)

Gracie Barra San Antonio

San Antonio

$258 $65

Brazilian jujitsu instructors impart self-defense skills to students in a supportive, confidence-boosting environment

Kids' Soccer-Clinic Trial for One or Two at Alamo Indoor Soccer (Up to 56% Off)

Alamo Indoor Soccer

San Antonio

$40 $19

Kids aged 5–16 learn the rules of soccer as well as how to play as team during coaching sessions led by a trained instructor

One- or Two-Month Membership or One-Month Family Membership at Champion Martial Arts (Up to 73% Off)

Champion Martial Arts

Stone Oak

$155 $43

Instructors teach self-defense techniques to students of all ages and fitness levels, while also instilling leadership skills

Four or Six Weeks of Tae Kwon Do Classes with Uniform at Korea-America Tae Kwon Do Association (70% Off)

Korea-America Tae Kwon Do Association

Far West Side

$165 $49

Instructors guide students through Olympic-style tae kwon do classes

$49 for a Lesson and One Month of Driving-Range Use at SilverHorn Golf Club of Texas ($100 Value)

SilverHorn Golf Club of Texas

Far North Central

$100 $49

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PGA pro and Director of Instruction Rob Myers analyzes swings and provides advice golfers can practice at the driving range

$75 for $150 Groupon — Yamashita Karate

Yamashita Karate

Northwest Los Angeles Heights

$150 $75

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5, 10, or 15 Self-Defense and Wing Chun Classes at Studio Martial Arts (Up to 73% Off)

Studio Martial Arts

Far North Central

$85 $29

All classes incorporate elements of self-defense and Wing Chun, a martial art that builds confidence, fitness, and personal awareness

One-Month Recreational-Gymnastics Membership or One-Month Afterschool Program at W.E.Gymnastics (Up to 56% Off)

W.E.Gymnastics

Northwest Side

$62 $31

Afterschool and recreational classes welcome male and female gymnasts aged 5–18

10 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes for Kids or Adults at Victory Martial Arts (Up to 89% Off)

Victory Martial Arts TX

Multiple Locations

$270 $29

Founded by a five-time Taekwondo world champion, the martial arts school hosts classes for kids and adults, in styles from MMA to Krav Maga

Four-Hour One- or Two-Seat Kayak Rental from S.A. Kayak Rentals (Up to 48% Off)

S.A. Kayak Rentals

San Antonio

$48 $25

Kayaks are suitable for beginners, and paddlers can take them out on the San Antonio River, Medina River, or a variety of local small lakes

$60 for $200 Groupon — Elite Fitness Sports

Elite Fitness & Sports Conditioning

San Antonio

$200 $60

Training led by Mel Williams, a former NFL player and certified personal trainer

Children's Jiu-Jitsu Classes or Adult Jiu-Jitsu, MMA or Kickboxing Classes at Genesis Jiu JItsu (Up to 66% Off)

Genesis Jiu JItsu

North Central

$80 $30

Instructors emphasizing positive reinforcement guide students through the grappling moves of jiu-jitsu or the strikes of kickboxing

Four Golf-Clinic Lessons with Clubs for Two or Four at Kids on Course Golf Academy (Up to 55% Off)

Kids on Course Golf Academy

Shady Oaks Golf Club

$330 $159

5:1 student-teacher ratio; instructors review posture, stance, putting, chipping, and swing techniques

$60 for $100 Toward One Month of Martial Arts Classes — 7th Mountain Martial Arts

7th Mountain Martial Arts

San Antonio

$100 $60

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Basic, Mid-Level, or Premium Bike Tune-Up at Local Bicycle (Up to 58% Off)

Local Bicycle

San Antonio

$50 $21

Techs and avid cyclists get bikes back to road worthiness with wheel truing, headset tightening, and eco-friendly crank cleaning

10 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Next Generation Mixed Martial Arts (Up to 86% Off)

Next Generation Mixed Martial Arts

Waco

$200 $29

Decorated instructors lead Nogi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA Fitness, boxing, and Muay Thai kickboxing classes that meet up to four days a week

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Since its founding in 1980, Sun & Ski Sports has remained true to its philosophy: “do a few things, but do them better than anybody else.” The shop stocks equipment in five categories of extreme and outdoor activities, including camping, skating, running, bicycling, and water and snow sports. It specializes in these to ensure its merchandise maintains a high standard of quality, and its employees are knowledgeable participants in the sports their department represents.

Bikers can drop off their steeds for tune-ups from certified mechanics who put all brands through the rigors of a 12-point inspection, checking chains and adjusting wobbly pedals and malfunctioning spoke-card motors. While waiting, curious eyes might linger on a North Face two-person tent, a Blackburn Airtower bicycle pump, or a vast selection of shoes from brands such as New Balance and Asics. Men and women can traipse nearly barefoot in the park with Vibram FiveFingers, which offer minimal structural encumbrances for a more natural stride, or cast their feet aside for the new-wheeled prowess that comes with a Fuji SL-1 LE Ultegra performance road bike.

2438 W Anderson Ln
Austin,
TX
US

Growing up in El Paso near Hueco Tanks led Austin Rock Gym owner Troy Wilson to view rock climbing as a way of life. In order to open his own facility he merged his experience running youth climbing programs and gyms with that of his wife and coowner Erica—a Houston native who has spent years scaling New Mexico's rocky ridges. Specializing in bouldering, belaying, and lead climbing, the duo brings mountain terrain indoors at two Austin area locations. The north Austin gym's 30-foot bouldering wall and colorful climbing routes challenge visitors to traverse steep angles, and its top-rope routes let belayed crag clingers scale to the perfect yodeling height. At the south Austin gym, sculpted, 30-foot textured walls loom over a 10,000-square-foot facility, in which climbers can belay, practice lead climbing, or conquer a bouldering cave.

Veteran climbers at each location teach classes and private lessons for rookie rockers 4 and older. In addition to bouldering, lead climbing, and belaying classes, instructors lead women's only sessions and Powerhouse courses that focus on strengthening the body's core. Troy and Tracy's team of experts also guides groups to outdoor climbing venues and lugs a portable rock wall to construction workers no longer challenged by ladders.

8300 N Lamar Blvd
Austin,
TX
US

Although Stewart Yaros has performed with numerous elite companies, including the Boston Ballet and the Basel Ballet in Switzerland, his true passion is teaching dance. Teaching allowed the University of Massachusetts and Martha Mahr School of Ballet alumnus to combine his finely honed dance expertise and his zeal for communicating with others via the "common language" of dance in particular and the arts in general.

That theme of unity and togetherness dates back to the early days of Dance International, circa 1991, when the now bustling center for dance tutoring consisted of three students, their devoted teacher, and an old player piano that played Chopsticks. Today, the organization has swelled into a hub for upbeat, accessible instruction from professional-level teachers and is well-known for organizing the Austin Ballroom Festival.

Part of the guiding vision for Dance International is a focus on community service, as well as promoting the arts by introducing music and visual forms into the dance milieu. True to its multidisciplinary ambitions, the Dance International empire recently achieved 501(c)3 national nonprofit status and will soon add art and music classes.

4615 Bee Cave Road
Austin,
TX
US

Three-time Masters Champion Jimmy Demaret states, “I simply followed the natural features of the land” to explain the genesis of his brainchild, the Onion Creek Club. Here 18 holes of championship golf—designed by course architects Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore—sprawl alongside tennis courts and a clubhouse with a fitness center and junior-Olympic-size swimming pool. The par-70 course’s claim to fame is having hosted the inaugural Senior PGA event in 1978, four years after the greens’ bermuda grass first whimpered under cleated feet. Its signature third hole invites golfers to play aggressively with their drivers in order to vault orbs onto a landing strip guarded by trees and a creek, or to grip their irons and aim for a narrow green that has notoriously uncommunicative air-traffic controllers.

In addition to the course and its accompanying driving range with 30 hitting stations, Onion Creek Club invites racket-wielders to take advantage of lighted hard and clay tennis courts. The clubhouse’s fitness center challenges muscles with Cybex strength machines, and its junior-Olympic-size pool allows 9 irons to slip into their bikinis and go for a splash.

2510 Onion Creek Pkwy
Austin,
TX
US

At River Place Country Club, a championship golf course designed by Jay Morrish and Tom Kite, winner of the 1992 U.S. Open, invites golfers to launch balls over sand bunkers and twisting creeks that wend their way through the landscape’s hilly contours. The course’s superintendent draws on experience at Baton Rouge Country Club and Colonial Country Club, as well as a degree in Plant and Soil Systems, as he ensures that the greens and rolling Bermuda grass fairways are more carefully manicured than a prize-winning pet wooly mammoth. The course’s PGA professional instructors are on hand to improve individual games, and a driving range lets players practice at 15 hitting stations.

Adjacent to the course, eight lighted tennis courts abut a 40,000-square-foot clubhouse with an outdoor pool, fully equipped fitness center, and locker rooms whose dry saunas and whirlpools melt tension quicker than butter melts on the calves of a sprinter. The Grille invites clubgoers to sup on steak or seafood, and a pair of outdoor decks let guests drink in scenic views.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 71 course
  • Length of 6,611 yards
  • Course rating of 72.0
  • Slope rating of 128
4207 River Place Blvd
Austin,
TX
US

"If you can see how beautiful your culture is," China Smith told Austin360, "you can see how beautiful you are." After eight years of teaching dance in East Austin schools, China realized how few opportunities there were to expose students to black art, something she believes is vital to the self-empowerment of her young students. This realization led her to found Ballet Afrique, a performing ensemble and dance studio that blends classical ballet and modern dance with African American culture. Ballet Afrique's team of artists aim to enrich the lives of performers, audiences, and students alike under the belief that expressive movement "transcends race, gender, and socio-economic backgrounds."

In addition to their performances and lectures, the rhythmically inclined dancers also teach classes from their tranquil studio, drawing in pupils of all ages and experience levels. Young twinkle toes learn the fundamentals of ballet, modern, and African dance, and an all-male tap dancing class for ages 9–17 encourages bonding, mentorship, and new ways to communicate with the downstairs neighbors.

6001 Airport Boulevard
Austin,
TX
US