Fitness for the Future

By Caroline Murray – June 1, 2017

GRIT Strength & Conditioning  

GRIT coaches believe gaining physical strength can boost self-confidence and teach kids how to overcome challenges. Their two $249 summer sessions run from July 10-14 and July 24-28, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The kids learn basic exercises like squats, push-ups, and running techniques, but also other valuable skills like how to work in teams.  

The Little Yoga House  

The Little Yoga House focuses on family first and foremost. They offer yoga classes for every young age group, from babies to preteens. After School Aerial Yoga at 4 p.m. on Mondays and their free storytime yoga, where kids watch their favorite stories come to life through yoga poses, are both popular options.  

Dance Austin Studio  

Get your kid moving at Dance Austin Studio’s diverse classes. Their youth programs include jazz, tap, and hip-hop options, and all are offered after school hours or on Saturdays. One class a week for a month costs $60, and three classes a week for a month goes up to $133.  

CrossFit Kids  

Kids ages 7-10 years can get their start in the CrossFit world at CrossFit Central on Burnet Road. Every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., experts coach the class to educate the kids about the basic principles of CrossFit through games, challenges, and relays.  

Rolly Pollies  

Rolly Pollies’ nine-week gymnastics summer program offers flexibility for you and a great workout for your kid. Their pricing ranges from $35-$40 a day, depending on how many days you want to sign your kids up for. This summer’s camp themes are ninjas and traveling around the U.S.  

Bliss Kid Yoga  

Bliss Kid Yoga is a nonprofit dedicated to providing free and affordable yoga programs for children and their families and educators. They offer free family yoga at Whole Foods Market and Springdale Urban Farm, and have also created more specialized programs, like their yoga classes for refugees in AISD.  

Mauro Pilates  

Mauro Pilates’ kids classes come in many forms, from after-school programs, to summer camps  to just a short session to give you a break during the weekend. Pricing varies greatly depending  on the size of the class and can range anywhere between $20 to $60 per child.  

BAM Academy  

If your kid is looking for something a bit out of the box, BAM Academy’s parkour classes might be a fun option. During the three-day camp, kids learn to overcome obstacles and improve their agility. For the three full days, they charge $250 a day, but you can also opt for half days for $175. 


West Austin Strength & Conditioning  

West Austin Strength & Conditioning specializes in older athletes, ages 13-17, in their teen strength and conditioning program. The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:45 p.m. to help teens of all experience levels learn weightlifting and improve their flexibility, stamina, and fitness techniques.



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