Sports in Austin

Neon Dash 5K – 55% Off Entry

Neon Dash

Austin

$54.95 $25

Participants run through glowing, black-lit 5K set to high-energy music, and are doused with colorful neon along the way

Up to 53% Off Musical 5K Race Registration

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

Up to 41% Off Fit Foodie 5K and Love TX Chefs Experience

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

Up to 70% Off Youth Fitness Classes

Sharp End Athletics

Metric Blvd

$88 $29

Trainers help kids build foundational strength, and go through conditioning sessions that also help reduce the risk of injury.

63% Off Kids' Gymnastics Classes

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

Up to 56% Off at Austin Public Links

Austin Public Links

Multiple Locations

$90 $40

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

Up to 75% Off Hapkido and Boxing Classes

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

Half Off MMA or Weapons-Training Classes

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

Up to 51% Off Classes at Traditional Martial Arts Academy

Traditional Martial Arts Academy

South Austin

$99 $49

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

50% Off Services

Texas Ukidokan

Windsor Hills

$50 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you.

Up to 57% Off Golf Training

True Loft Golf

Kyle-Buda

$75 $35

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

Up to 50% Off Martial Arts Lessons

Impact Martial Arts

Northwest Austin

$100 $50

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50% Off Watercraft Rental

The Expedition School

Expedition School

$30 $15

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Paddle down the Colorado River for 90-minutes in a kayak, canoe or standup paddleboard rented from a locally owned and grown company

Up to 52% Off Brazilian Jujitsu Classes

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

94% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Go2Karate

On Location

$324 $20

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

Up to 62% Off Gymnastics

Flipnastics

Austin

$95 $39

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

51% Off Month of Gymnastics or Cheer Classes

Olympia Hills Gymnastics

Austin-Southpark Meadows

$65 $32

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

50% Off Kids' Golf Clinics

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

Up to 80% Off Martial Arts and Fitness Classes

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

51% Off Sprint Training

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

Up to 75% Off at Cavalo Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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

Up to 55% Off Lessons at Austin Tennis Center

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

50% Off a Three-Week Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Class

Gracie Barra Austin

Austin

$90 $45

Kids ages 6–12 meet for an hour twice a week to learn no-gi Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, a self-defense class emphasizing throws and holds

50% Off Children's Martial Arts Camp

Aikido of Austin

Austin

$500 $250

Friendly instructors guide kids through activities such as Aikido, bully-proofing, origami, Japanese culture lessons, and games

50% Off Standup-Paddleboard Rental

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

Up to 57% Off Gymnastics and Cheer Classes

All Stars Unlimited Gymnastics and Cheer

Round Rock

$105 $45

Staff members teach developmentally appropriate gymnastics and cheerleading techniques to kids

84% Off Golf Club Fitting Session

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

Up to 59% Off Martial Arts Classes at Rockhold Karate

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

70% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Gracie Barra

Buttercup Creek

$345 $104

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Up to 54% Off Krav Maga Classes

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

Up to 56% Off Kids' MMA Membership

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

Up to 50% Off Boys' Basketball Camp

Five Star Basketball Camps

Southwestern University

$99 $59

Basketball camp with notable alumni teaches boys technical skills and includes athletic conditioning

Up to 40% Off Entry to Sights & Sounds 5K Jingle Bell Run 2014

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

Up to 50% Off Kayak, Fishing, or Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental

Olympic Outdoor Center

San Marcos

$40 $20

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

55% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA - Activities

Strom's Black Belt Academy & Fitn

Seguin

$99 $45

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87% Off from My Dojo Kickboxing

My Dojo Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

$220 $29

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

53% Off Outdoor Adventures in Boerne

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

Electric Run – Up to 40% Off 5K Entry and Deluxe Glow Pack

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

Up to 56% Off Climbing or gym membership

The District

San Antonio

$70 $35

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

Up to 75% Off Jujitsu Classes at Gracie Barra San Antonio

Gracie Barra San Antonio

San Antonio

$258 $65

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

Up to 56% Off Kids' Soccer-Clinic Trial

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

70% Off of Tae Kwon Do Classes

Korea-America Tae Kwon Do Association

Far West Side

$165 $49

Instructors guide students through Olympic-style tae kwon do classes

51% Off Golf Instruction and One Month of Driving Range Use

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

50% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA - Activities

Yamashita Karate

Northwest Los Angeles Heights

$150 $75

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Up to 73% Off Martial-Arts Classes

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

Up to 56% Off at W.E.Gymnastics

W.E.Gymnastics

Northwest Side

$62 $31

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

Up to 89% Off at Victory Martial Arts

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

Up to 48% Off from S.A. Kayak Rentals

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

Up to 55% Off a Golf Clinic

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

40% Off Martial Arts Classes

7th Mountain Martial Arts

San Antonio

$100 $60

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Up to 86% Off at Next Generation Mixed Martial Arts

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