From Our Editors
Equipment: Rogue Equipment and Fringe Sport
Students should bring: A bottle of water and mental and physical fortitude
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Be excited and open minded. We believe everyone is an athlete, and welcome all skill levels.
Q&A with Athan, Owner, Head Coach, and Trainer
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
The best thing about Fortitude are the workouts. They incorporate key principles from CrossFit, keeping them constantly varied, but also challenging the athlete to push themselves mentally and physically. We create a friendly and supportive atmosphere so that even tough workouts make you feel successful and accomplished, leaving you ready to take on anything that comes up in life.
What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
When people workout on their own, they often have a difficult time really challenging themselves and seeing the results they are hoping for. With the right fitness program, you can exercise, have a life, and see the progress you want for your body. Plus, having a group environment helps to keep up your morale and encourages you to show up, because you feel accountable to the friends you make at the gym.
Sweating to the oldies is acceptable, but sweating to the blues less so. Do you find that certain styles and genres of music generate more intense workouts?
Music is really important when you workout. And everyone in Austin has an opinion about music. That's why we take requests from our athletes and build workout playlists from their suggestions. We're all about giving you the best workout possible and the best environment to do it in.