Owners Jeff and Michelle Dow met at the University of Iowa on athletic scholarships for gymnastics. After decorated careers that included spots on the U.S. Nationals team, the duo moved to Lubbock and founded Tega Kid's Superplex in 1995. Assisted by a skilled staff, they entertain and educate kids in teamwork and the athletic arts during sports programs, camps, and events. Though planted in gymnastics classes and fertilized with hand-grip chalk, the 18,000-square-foot facility has blossomed into a diverse space that teaches noncompetitive dance, cheerleading, tumbling, and swimming lessons that follow the USAG Junior Olympic Program's curriculum. The facility also houses a preschool, afterschool activities, and summer events and is a licensed provider of Motion Evolution, an interactive fitness program for kids.
Play It Again Sports overhauls lockers with high-quality gear and rescues gently used athletic equipment from untimely retirement. Products from brands such as Nike, Adidas, and Wilson make up an all-star lineup across each store's shelves, which are replenished daily with goods for a wide selection of sports that ranges from baseball and football to snowboarding and lacrosse. Treadmills and exercise bikes equip bodies with muscular suits of armor, and pintsize and adolescent equipment arms youngsters with protective padding until they eat enough bologna to grow muscles of their own. To ensure its stock remains robust, Play It Again Sports encourages athletes to collect their lightly used gear—including bicycles—and bring it into a local store to either sell or trade.
Confined to mountainless Lubbock until his wife completed med school, Jeremy Roberts decided to create his own crags. Today 7,200 square feet of his 10,000-square-foot gym, Defying Gravity, consists of surfaces for top-rope climbing and bouldering. After staffers walk them through techniques for safe climbing, students of all skill levels can scale green, pink, orange, and blue terrain. Shorter walls cater to beginners, while a towering rock wall
challenges advanced climbers and intermediate Peter Pans. The personnel also provide military training, host climbing parties, and rent out gear such as harnesses, chalk bags, and climbing shoes.
Martial arts at Slaton's Slaton Gym and Fitness Center is a great workout that will leave you feeling Zen.
Prefer a more one-on-one exercise regime? No worries. One of the personal trainers on staff can assist you in creating work outs that are specialized to your goals.
With this MMA class, you can learn all the techniques, moves and strategies that you need to know to become an expert at MMA.
Give your body a real workout with a terrific cross fit workout.
These kickboxing classes allow you to build endurance and learn basic kickboxing moves.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Live-fire training takes place at an outdoor range.
At a Glance
At Straight Shooter, Jay Temple teaches classes for new Texas concealed-handgun licenses, as well as an introductory and refamiliarization firearms course. In addition to training marksmen of all experience levels, Jay also specializes in cleaning guns.
Martial arts at Lubbock's Black Belt Universe is a great workout that will leave you feeling Zen.
Learn how to connect your mind and body through self-defense and fighting movements in this MMA class.
These kickboxing classes incorporate a combination of self-defense fundamentals and cardio, providing you with a challenging full-body workout.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Interested in becoming a martial artist? Come visit the classes at Black Belt Universe in Lubbock.