Things To Do In Alamo

Glass-Bottomed-Boat Tour for Two, Four, or Six at The Meadows Center (Up to 39% Off)

The Meadows Center

San Marcos

$18 $11

A glass-bottomed boat glides through the San Marcos Springs and affords views of songbirds above and turtles and fish below

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

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

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$65 for $130 Worth of CrossFit at CenterPoint CrossFit

CenterPoint CrossFit

San Marcos

$130 $65

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

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

Short-Track Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

$99 $49

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Three Prokart Races for One or Two at Central Texas Speedway (Up to 51% Off)

Central Texas Speedway

Kyle

$50 $25

Honda GX270–powered go-karts race up to 65 mph with drivers just 1 inch from the ground

Zipline Tour with GoPro Headset Rental for One, Two, or Four at Wimberley Zipline Adventures (Up to 36% Off)

Wimberley Zipline Adventures

Wimberley

$121.02 $79

Take a one-of-a-kind video of your thrilling journey across 10 ziplines, some of which reach heights of 100 feet and speeds of 30 mph

One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot Camp at VRT Fitness (Up to 73% Off)

VRT Fitness

Buda

$129 $39

Clients work at their own pace through exercises that include cardio workouts and resistance training while also receiving dietary advice

$29 for One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Viper CrossFit ($140 Value)

Viper CrossFit

Kyle-Buda

$140 $29

Expert trainers lead students of all levels through high-intensity workouts that use sandbags, kettlebells, and heavy ropes

$70 for an Introductory Scuba-Diving Lesson from Canyon Lake Divers ($140 Value)

Canyon Lake Divers

East Canyon Lake

$140 $70

Introductory course overseen by PADI-certified dive instructors includes on-land education and a shallow-water dive off Hinman Island

Ticket or VIP Package to the Victory Cup on Saturday, October 25, at 1 p.m. (Up to 38% Off)

Victory Cup 2014

Two Wishes Ranch

$82.99 $55

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Annual polo match celebrates autumn with a full day of fashion, drinks, and horseback competition, plus other events such as a car show

River Tubing for Two or Four at Comal Tubes in New Braunfels (Up to 53% Off)

Comal Tubes

Downtown New Braunfels

$36 $18

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Tree-lined shores slip past spring-fed Comal River on leisurely two-hour float through 72-degree waters, with free parking

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

$117 for $261 Groupon — Alpha CrossFit

Alpha Crossfit

Town Creek

$261 $117

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Four Personal Training Sessions with Diet and Weight-Loss Consultation from Free Your Fitness 24 (80% Off)

Free Your Fitness 24

Austin

$440 $88

Four personal-training sessions; meal-replacement supplements and body analysis along with weekly check-ins

18 Holes of Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Rivercity Range (Up to 60% Off)

Rivercity Range

Downtown New Braunfels

$15 $8

Challenge friends and family to a round of miniature golf on grounds equipped with a driving range, sand volleyball courts, and a bar

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

Golf Outing with Cart Rental for Two or Four at Lakeside Golf Club (Up to 54% Off)

Lakeside Golf Club

Canyon Lake

$106 $49

Lakeside breezes drift over 18-hole course that meanders across 6,582 yards of rolling hills, ponds & mature oaks.

Health and Fitness Coaching for those Interested in Running, Triathlons, or Nutrition Counseling (Up to 78% Off )

New Limits Health

Austin

$225 $50

Certified fitness consultants work with clients to create individualized fitness plans; weekly workout sessions and nutritional guidance

$32 for One Month of Gymnastics or Cheer Classes at Olympia Hills Gymnastics ($65 Value)

Olympia Hills Gymnastics

Austin-Southpark Meadows

$65 $32

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

Polar Bear or Standard Paintball Package for Two or Four at Austin Paintball (Up to 65% Off)

Austin Paintball

Dripping Springs-Wimberley

$94 $38

Each player receives a Tippmann 98 marker, protective mask, ammo pack, and 100 rounds of paintballs before taking to multiple fields

$65 for a 60-Minute GAGA Party Package for Up to 10 at Austin Paintball ($130 Value)

Austin Paintball

Dripping Springs

$130 $65

Up to 10 people can play GAGA, an Israeli form of dodgeball, at a paintball facility boasting 30 acres and nine different battle zones

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

Strom's Black Belt Academy & Fitn

Seguin

$99 $45

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One- or Two-Hour Flying-Trapeze Lesson at Trapeze Austin (Up to 50% Off)

Trapeze Austin

Multiple Locations

$47 $25

Experienced instructors guide students through ground lesson & harnessed flying, with opportunity for midair catch in one- or two-hour class

$49 for a Kids' Road-Running Camp at Sport Speed Austin ($125 Value)

Sport Speed Austin

Circle C Park

$125 $49

Kids aged 8–14 work to enhance their strength and endurance under the watch of certified coaches who help create a healthy base for runners

Up to 53% Off General Admission Movie Ticket at Alamo Drafthouse. Four Locations Available.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

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Watch first-run blockbusters and classics free from distractions such as texting as servers bring food and drinks directly to your seat

$5 for One Movie Ticket at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Up to $10.50 Value)

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Multiple Locations

$10.50 $5

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Watch first-run blockbusters and classics free from distractions such as texting as servers bring food and drinks directly to your seat

$23 for $90 Worth of Dance Lessons — Soul 2 Sole Dance Academy

Soul 2 Sole Dance Academy

Austin

$90 $23

Talented instructors lead dance classes in a variety of styles and levels for all ages

5 or 10 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Your Yoga (Up to 70% Off)

Your Yoga

South Austin

$25 $12

Yoga offerings focus on the ashtanga style and include Vinyasa, restorative, Hatha, and power-yoga options

Discovery Tandem Hang-Gliding Flight for One or Two from Thermalriders LLC (Up to 46% Off)

Thermalriders LLC

Carter Memorial Airport

$279 $165

After ground instruction, certified instructors take students up to 2,500 feet, where they fly into an aerial adventure for up to 20 minutes

One-Hour Guided Trail Ride for Two or Four at Hollow Tree Ranch (Up to 35% Off)

Hollow Tree Ranch

Canyon Lake

$90 $59

Participants learn basic riding techniques and catch glimpses of wildlife on one-hour rides that explore the trails of Hill Country

Punch Card for 10 or 20 Fitness Classes at Anytime Fitness (Up to 56% Off)

Anytime Fitness

Dripping Springs

$100 $44

The 24-hour gym hosts classes on yoga, Pilates, and Zumba, as well as calorie-torching cardio sessions

Six Weeks of Unlimited Outdoor or Indoor-and-Outdoor Boot Camp from Synergy Fitness Boot Camp (Up to 88% Off)

Synergy Fitness Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$328 $39

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Experienced trainers inspire campers with outdoor workouts designed to burn fat and build muscle with cardio and resistance exercises

$125 for Special Effects and Pyrotechnics Workshop at Special FX International ($250 Value)

Stunt Ranch

Austin

$250 $125

Professional stuntmen help guests perform stunts and create special effects explosions in a five-hour workshop

$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

4-Week Boot Camp from TNM Fitness (65% Off)

T.n.m. Fitness

East Oak Hill

$240 $84

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

One Private Yoga Session or 10 Yoga Classes at Total Wellness Austin (Up to 81% Off)

Total Wellness Austin

Austin

$65 $29

A certified yoga instructor leads classes or provides a private consultation for a one-on-one lesson tailored to individual needs

$40 for $80 Groupon — Oak Hill Fitness

Oak Hill Fitness

West Oak Hill

$80 $40

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

One or Three Personal Training Sessions at Chris Protein Personal Training (Up to 67% Off)

Chris Protein Personal Training

East Oak Hill

$80 $29

Expert trainer Chris meets one on one with guests to put them through workouts based on their individual fitness level and goals.

One Month of Classes and Playtime for One or Two Children at My Gym Children's Fitness Center (Up to 64% Off)

My Gym Children's Fitness Center

Southwest Austin

$150 $55

Weekly fitness classes entertain children's mind and body, while play visits give them more time to practice new skills

Winery Tour for One or Two from Slowpokes Winery Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Slowpokes Winery Tours

Dripping Springs

$120 $60

Sample 3–4 wineries as you traverse the countryside in a Mercedes-Benz van

Initial Concealed-Handgun-License Course for One or Two at Texas CHL (Up to 55% Off)

Texas CHL

South Austin

$99 $48

Course includes classroom instruction, a handbook, range fees, and completion certificate

Visit for Two or Four to Austin Zoo (Up to 50% Off)

Austin Zoo

Southwest Travis

$18 $9

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Nonprofit rescue zoo and sanctuary provides a home for more than 300 animals and 100 species

Introductory Hang-Gliding Lesson for One or Two with Fly Texas in Luling (Up to 54% Off)

Fly Texas

Luling

$102 $49

Pupils run off the side of a hill strapped to a hang-glider and guided by USHPA-certified instructor Jeff Hunt and team

$24 for a 90-Minute Wedding Dance Workshop for Two at Go Dance ($48 Value)

Go Dance

Multiple Locations

$48 $24

Instructors teach engaged couples dance techniques to impress friends and family on their big day

5, 10, or 15 Adult Dance Classes at Balance Dance Studios (Up to 74% Off)

Balance Dance Studios

Barton Hills

$85 $29

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Balance, coordination, and a boost in self-confidence are fostered during disco, belly-dance, and Broadway-dance classes

One or Two Months of Swing-Dance Lessons for One or Two at The Lindy Project (Up to 57% Off)

The Lindy Project

Multiple Locations

$45 $22

Explore dance styles from the 1920s and '30s with lessons in East Coast swing, Lindy Hop, and Charleston

10 or 20 Kickboxing Classes at CrossPit Extreme Austin (Up to 80% Off)

CrossPit Extreme Austin

Austin

$150 $39

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Using a combination of circuit training and fast-paced punches and kicks, instructors teach calorie-busting moves to up to 45 students

5 or 10 Drop-In Fitness Classes at Movin' It Studios (Up to 76% Off)

Movin' It Studios

West Congress

$50 $12.50

During fitness classes, instructors provide students with individual attention to help them reach their weight-loss and fitness goals

$37 for One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Austin Performance Fitness ($167 Value)

Austin Performance Fitness

West Congress

$167 $37

Sandbags, ropes, and other old-school tools help build a foundation of strength that carries participants through boot-camp classes

Three, Six, or Nine Personal-Training Sessions with Fitness Consult at New Life Studio Fitness (Up to 72% Off)

New Life Studio Fitness

East Congress

$240 $69

Certified personal trainer with more than 15 years of experience creates custom workout plans for clients of all fitness levels

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

5 Pilates or Barre Classes with Babysitting, or 20 Morning Pilates Classes at Todd Pilates (Up to 50% Off)

Todd Pilates

South Austin

$78 $39

Pilates exercises performed on mats or ballet barres help sculpt lean muscles and provide a full-body workout

Concealed-Handgun Course for One or Two at Central Texas Gun Works (Up to 52% Off)

Central Texas Gun Works

South Bend Center

$119 $59

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State-certified instructors qualify students to apply for state CHLs through a daylong class that includes breakfast tacos and pizza

Concealed-Handgun-License Course for One or Two at On Target (Up to 39% Off)

On Target

Austin

$95 $59

Classes cover handgun mechanics, safe cleaning and storage, and malfunction drills; all instructors are former US Marines

Two or Four Personal Training Sessions (Up to 65% Off)

Fitness Command

Spring Branch Area

$70 $29

Personal training sessions with a former Army softball player who tailors workouts to suit each client's needs and goals

Yoga Hike for One or Up to 15 People from Hiking Yoga (Up to Half Off)

Hiking Yoga

Multiple Locations

$20 $9.99

Outdoor hiking and yoga combine for 90 minutes of cardio and strength work in a natural setting, and groups can take private hikes

5 or 10 One-Hour Private Training Sessions at Built II Perform Fitness (Up to 54% Off)

Built II Perform Fitness

Austin

$300 $149

Private functional training in dog-friendly gym incorporates weightlifting, kettlebells, ropes, swimming, running, jumping, and more

$28 for $50 Groupon — daniela arcuri4 tango

Daniela 4 Tango

Austin

$50 $28

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One Month of Kids' Fencing Classes or an Adult Intro to Fencing Class at Texas Fencing Academy (50% Off)

Texas Fencing Academy

Multiple Locations

$110 $55

Fencing classes welcome beginners of all ages to classes where they can learn the art of fencing, whether it's just for fun or to compete

Crafting Sessions with Supplies or Screen Printing Class for One or Two at CRAFT (Up to 61% Off)

CRAFT

Austin

$40 $16

A walk-in, DIY crafting studio includes supplies in its hourly rates; teachers host screen-printing lessons and guided crafting workshops

One, Three, or Five 30-Minute Personal Vibrating-Platform Sessions at Vibe Class USA (Up to 60% Off)

Vibe Class USA

Located in Innate Beauty

$60 $30

Clients perform a series of functional exercises on a vibrating platform, with the goal of working every muscle in the body at the same time

5 or 10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Sanctuary Yoga (Up to 64% Off)

Sanctuary Yoga

Zilker

$45 $20

Small classes of up to 15 students boost flexibility, strength, and overall well-being at nonprofit yoga community center

Admission for Two, Four, or Six Adults with Walking Tours of Austin (50% Off)

Walking Tours of Austin

Zilker

$30 $15

Take a stroll around Austin while a tour guide tells the city's history and leads you to scenic Zilker Park and Barton Springs

5 or 10 FOGO CrossFit or Capoeira Fitness Classes at Capoeira Evolução (Up to 82% Off)

Capoeira Evolução

Riverside

$75 $19

Capoeira combines somersaults and martial-arts take downs with dance; CrossFit's varied workouts torch calories with everyday motions

One or Two Flavored Hookahs with Snacks and Drinks at Ontario Hookah Lounge (Up to Half Off)

Ontario Hookah Lounge

Riverside

$25 $15

Guests sip sodas and munch on snacks as they puff water-cooled clouds of flavored tobacco smoke

Four or Eight Dance Classes at Bollywood with Isha (52% Off)

Bollywood with Isha

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Lifelong dancer Isha teaches Bollywood routines at a slow pace during 60-minute classes set to upbeat Bollywood tunes

Eight or Four Weeks of Unlimited Fit Camps from Sherpa Fitness (Up to 84% Off)

Sherpa Fitness

Multiple Locations

$220 $35

High-energy blend of cardio and strength training in boot camps that meet as early as 5:30 a.m. at rotating local venues

One-Month Unlimited or 10-Class Group Fitness Package with Expiration Protection at Trio Life Fitness (Up to 69% Off)

TrioLife Fitness

Bee Cave

$150 $59

Range of classes, including inventive pilates-based resistant training; instructors teach spin, kettlebells, barre, and Pilates

Wine-Education Class with Snack Pairings and Wineglasses for Two or Four at House Wine (Up to 51% Off)

House Wine

Zilker

$45 $26

Wine-education class bolsters vino fluency and includes snack pairings, reusable wine bags, and travel-ready stemless wineglasses

One or Two Months of Unlimted Bootcamp Classes at Organic Fitness & Training (Up to 58% Off)

Organic Fitness & Training

Multiple Locations

$89 $39

Trainers lead bootcamp classes in the open air

Paint-Your-Own Ceramics for Two or Four at Color Me Mine (Up to 52% Off)

Color Me Mine

Bee Cave

$30 $15

Choose from a bounty of dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations to paint in vibrant colors, then hand off to staff to glaze and fire

Scavenger Hunt Entry for Two or Four from Club Mojo (Up to 50% Off)

Club Mojo

Zilker Park

$50 $25

Teams use clues and riddles to find special locations during a two- to three-hour photo hunt

Dance Classes, Youth Camp, or Performance Team at Dance International (Up to 60% Off). Four Options Available.

Dance International

Multiple Locations

$79 $35

Classes teach social-dance moves, camps immerse kids in different dance styles, and performance team prepares dancers for competitive events

"The Great Love Debate" at ZACH Theatre on September 29 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 38% Off)

The Great Love Debate

ZACH Theatre

$41.99 $26

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Town Hall-style dating event pairs a panel of love experts with 400 singles for an evening of advice, fun, and flirting

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

RC Car-Racing Session for One or Two at Austin Food Park (Up to 61% Off)

Austin Food Park

Austin

$45 $18

Fun park guests rev their mini engines and race RC cars on off-road dirt track with remote controls

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Soda Tooth pries open kids’ inner paint buckets with three types of three-day summer art workshops in a variety of media. In the Experimental workshop, paint pros help tots get creative with contemporary art forms such as stop-motion animation, large-scale collaborative installations, and ambiguously worded text messages. Alternately, the Essential class tutors tykes in painting and drawing, and the Multi-Dimensional course lets them sculpt in paper, found wood and metal, or clay. Divided into two age groups, children absorb age-appropriate instruction from experienced instructors, most of whom are Texas State BFA graduates or reincarnations of Vincent Van Gogh. Each class of up to 12 students meets for approximately three hours per day, with breaks for gallery-provided snacks, juice, and creative vibes. Check the schedule for class dates.

1428 Old Ranch Road 12
San Marcos,
TX
US

Dedicated to satisfying seasoned gourmands and casual diners alike, Palmer’s menu offers everything from sizable steaks and chicken dishes to lighter, plant-based victuals and veggie-nestled seafood. Try the grilled ahi tuna steak with chipotle aioli, chef’s rice, and seasonal vegetables (4 oz., $14; 8 oz., $17), or nibble the tenderloin sandwich with tomato and portobello to harness the necessary brainpower to conquer your Sudoku-based home-security system ($14). A comfy atmosphere replete with multiple stone fireplaces colors the eatery’s interior, and a clean-air garden encourages postmeal relay races in the fountain courtyard.

218 Moore St
San Marcos,
TX
US

An official partner of Texas State Athletics, Bobcat Nation Sports Bar & Grill supports the maroon and gold with memorabilia that spans the school's 115-year history. Beneath displays of autographed helmets and game jerseys, people nosh on burgers, wings, fried seafood baskets, and regional hot dogs?including The San Marcos with chili, queso, onion, and jalapenos?while watching the game on 1 of 25 flat-screen TVs.

On the outdoor smoking patio, you can take a seat and sip on craft beers from Goose Island and New Belgium. If you're having a watch party at home, Bobcat Nation can cater your event or at least text you and tell you they miss you.

700 North LBJ
San Marcos,
TX
US

Why is the studio's schedule so packed with fitness-tinted dance classes? "Because sweating is fun," explains its slogan. Between yellow-green walls, professional dancers teach kids and adults how to cut rugs and stay fit at the same time. Classes like Zumba, Pilates-infused burlesque, and hip-hop dance classes let on-staff choreographers showcase skills they also employ for special events—customers commission them to polish their wedding and quinceañera dances.

317 N Lbj Dr
San Marcos,
TX
US

Underground Games elevates the arcade experience with its palatial gamers' haven decked out with flat-screen televisions, comfy seating, and the latest, most intense video games for a wide variety of systems. Battle with chums (passes cannot be split up among multiple people) or adventure alone through an assortment of riveting titles, from the first-person alien obliteration of Halo: Reach to the superheroic antics and genial brawling of Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Puzzle-game enthusiasts can realize dreams of sliding like a pancake through dimensions in Portal 2, arriving on April 19, and Nintendo connoisseurs can savor a match of Mario Kart Wii, the ultrarealistic racing game that teaches motorists the dangers of giant banana peels and malicious turtle shells.

316 North Edward Gary Street
San Marcos,
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.

170 South L B J Drive
San Marcos,
TX
US

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