The holidays are upon us, which can mean stressing out about gifts and family, needing to get out of the house, and indulging in good food. So, we’ve prepared 12 days of workouts from all over town full of new or holiday themed fitness classes to keep yourself both sane and healthy throughout the holidays. It helps if you sing it in your head. *Partridges in pear trees are sadly not included.*
On the first day of Fitmas Ballet Austin gave to me…
Mariah Carey’s “Merry Christmas”
Love to dance? Love the holidays? Do you love to sing along to “All I Want for Christmas” by Mariah Carey? YES? This holiday class is just for you! On December 14 at 1 p.m. you can head to Ballet Austin for a fun dance, a good workout and a great way to get in the holiday mood and relieve some of the holiday stress.
Get grooving for $28 with RSVP.
On the second day of Fitmas CorePower Yoga gave to me…
Holiday DJ mix plus Yoga Sculpt
Get in the mood for the holidays at the Core Power Yoga location at the Triangle. On December 17 at 6 p.m. come out for Yoga Sculpt with DJ Jason Stella live in class bumping holiday tunes. It’ll be a combination of free weights, cardio and yoga postures for a sweaty 60 minute full-body workout set to upbeat holiday tracks.
Get your first week free or drop in for $28.
On the third day of Fitmas RIDE gave to me…
Thirsty Thursday RIDE event
With Spiced Cider
RIDE it out on December 19 for the Thirsty Thursday event! The 4:45, 5:45, 6:45 and 7:45 p.m. classes will end with a little mingling with fellow riders and sipping on some festive apple cider. Hydrate in the best of ways.
On the fourth day of Fitmas Omni Fight Club gave to me…
A FREE Pride Workout
Called “The 12 Stations of Christmas”
Punch, kick and keep your heart rate going with Omni Fight Club’s pride themed workout. It’s free, fun and for all levels, so you won’t want to miss out on the 12 strength and cardio circuits around the ring! The event is on December 18 at 5:45 p.m. and you can RSVP through the Mindbody app starting December 13.
On the fifth day of Fitmas Trufusion gave to me…
Three A Nutcracker Barre (December 19)
Weekly Hot Barre and Bootcamp Classes
And a Ho Ho Holiday Remix Bootcamp (December 24)
Your favorite barre class a holiday twist. On December 19 you can pulse, shake, arabesque and grand plié to a trap remastered version of The Nutcracker. Tutus, high buns and your trap vibes are welcomed. If pliés aren’t your thing, they’ll be having a Christmas Eve 45 minute Barefoot Bootcamp Express set to the beat of your favorite holiday jams. Or if you’d rather Bah-Humbug to the festive themes, they offer weekly class to the usual playlists too.
First class is always free, and normal drop in is $25. You also have a 30 days for $30 as well.
On the sixth day of Fitmas YMCA gave to me…
A Gyrokinesis workshop
For mental focus
At the Town Lake YMCA location on December 19, come out for a Gyrokinesis Method workshop. It’s a movement method that addresses the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. It is an original and unique method, which coordinates movement, breath and mental focus. Ideal for working through any holiday stress.
Included with YMCA membership. Inquire about pricing.
On the seventh day of Fitmas Knockout gave to me…
Two hip hop and EDM bumping classes
And a Christmas eve power hour
With Jennie Bender’s back-to-back hip hop and EDM playlist classes on December 21, Morgan Miller’s power hour bright and early at 9:30 a.m. on the 24, and of course, David Garza’s kickboxing class every Sunday at 8:30 a.m.
Start kicking those holiday blues for $25 and a free first glove rental.
On the eighth day of Fitmas, Castle Hill gave to me…
A free Yoga Tone class
With a free class promo: SANTABABY
The perfect mix of stretch and strength training. Yoga Tone combines basic yoga postures, light to moderate hand weights, and a merry playlist to get your om and your tone in one! The Yoga Tone class is held Mondays and Thursdays 5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m. or Sundays 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
First class free with SANTABABY promocode
On the ninth day of Fitmas, NeuFit gave to me….
Techy toning kin Electric Barre
This class will supercharge your Barre practice by combining NeuFit neurological stimulation with a fabulous class lead by certified barre instructors, Edith Salazar and Briana Salpeter.
The NEUBIE machine helps you recruit more muscle and keep your muscles active throughout the entire range of motion, so that your practice becomes both safer and more effective. Perfect combination for that holiday cheer. Every Friday in the NeuFit studio upstairs at 10 a.m.
Register ahead or drop in for $40 a class!
On the tenth day of Fitmas F45 gave to me…
4-0-1 kettle deadlifts
In the Red Diamond Circuit
This resistance workout focuses on tempo and range of movement. Timing is 35 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest. With a mix of kettlebells, sandbags, and barbells, this class will have you singing Jingle Bells all the way home.
Register ahead or drop in for $34!
On the eleventh day of Fitmas E + E gave to me…
Peach Camp with Zeik Molina
To help keep you peachy
Every Saturday at 10:45 a.m., Monday at 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday at 6 a.m. and 12 p.m. Zeik Molina kicks your peach into shape with a HIIT style class targeting all the major muscle groups in the lower body. Feeling a little No matter the day or holiday, get ready to plump it up.
Then at 9 a.m. on Saturday mornings, get ready for Zeik’s non-stop cardio kickboxing class for all levels! First class is $6 for Bootcamp and $10 for kickboxing including free wraps and glove rental. If you’ve sweated it out at E+E before, then the normal drop in rate is $30.
On the twelfth day of Fitmas Generator Athlete gave to me…
HIIT and LIIT Circuits
And a detoxifying recovery
Here you can get your holiday HIIT and LIIT with a unique set of 30-minute circuit style Tabata classes. Choose from HIIT shred, a LIIT shred which is a lower intensity version, and a LIIT flex which focuses on strength, length, and recovery.
Jump into the sauna to double your calorie burn as well as detox from deep within fat cells before your big roast beast feast.
First class is free, drop ins are $19. There are also packs available that bring the prices down to $15 each if you like what you see! For access to all of recovery technology and facilities it’s $39.