Without group fitness, participants would never learn the physicality required of a soldier and galoshes would never learn the correct way to build a s’more. Enkindle a caloric bonfire with today’s Groupon to Austin Sports & Social Club. Classes meet around Town Lake and Zilker Park, and participants will receive precise location information via email. Choose between the following options:
- For $69, you get four weeks of SportFIT classes (a $199 value).
- For $209, you get 12 weeks of SportFIT classes (a $597 value). All 12 weeks must be used consecutively. <p>
Austin Sports & Social’s SportFIT classes remain true to the club’s core by folding sporty elements into each session. One-hour classes meet on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and corral a small group of fit-seekers to ensure that instructors can easily oversee and tweak exercise techniques. Although each session slings a varied routine, patrons can expect to improve agility with speed ladders, tone muscles with body-weight exercises, and make seal performers obsolete by balancing medicine balls on their noses. Instructors can scale each workout to challenge both new and seasoned athletes, and each class’s mixed-up regimen of sprints, stair jumps, and ab work diverts muscles from falling into traditional exercise plateaus.
SportFIT classes also emphasize a social approach to fitness, offering bonus weekly workouts, happy hours, and social events. To hasten results, trainers also advise students on proper nutrition by analyzing optional food journals and facilitating reconciliation with estranged produce aisles. Check the program’s home page for a list of class dates and times.
Downtown Dash TX
Organized by the Austin Sports and Social Club, the community-oriented Downtown Dash TX unleashes teams on a race across the city rife with physical challenges, social interactions, and mental puzzles. The undefined course lets participants choose their own route, but with a catch: travel must be completed on foot or by public transportation, not on bicycles, rollerblades, or stolen emus. While following a clue sheet, teams attempt to topple up to a dozen challenges all while encountering some of Austin's most historic and renowned sites. Upon crossing the finish line, the top three teams receive a special prize, but everyone wins during a postrace party that stretches the day's festivities into the evening. There will also be random drawings in which every team has a chance to win. The race benefits the Austin Sunshine Camps.
Beyond the race, Austin Sports and Social Club offers a range of coed team sports leagues, including soccer, softball, dodgeball, bowling, and sand volleyball. Participants are able to socialize on the court and at team happy hours following games.