Toughest Workouts In Austin

By Weston Carls – March 1, 2018
photo by Brian Fitzsimmons

Downtown Blackout at Pure Austin

This is an intense military exercises mixed with calisthenics, plyometrics/explosive exercises, running drills, sprints and more advanced technical movements. Boost your endurance training, fire off the fat, and increase caloric burn. The workout incorporates bodyweight exercises and challenges with weights (dumbbells, body bars, sandbells, and more). Never, never, never give up! This is not your starter workout.

GRIT Strength + Conditioning

At the heart of GRIT’s philosophy lies the belief that they train inside the gym to cultivate the character, strength, and grit required to thrive outside the gym, whether it’s in our sport, profession, or personal life. The nature of this training challenges the body, mind, and spirit.  
GRIT believes that getting strong, fast, durable, and mentally tough raises our overall work ethic, our integrity, our courage, and our capacity for a powerful life.

Ashtanga at Yoga Yoga

Ashtanga is a challenging lineage of Hatha Yoga focused on building strength and endurance that naturally leads to a relaxed mental state. This dynamic sequence of postures, known as the Primary Series, combines focus with continuous movement. Ashtanga is practiced in a warm room (78–84 degrees) and there are three variations of Ashtanga classes offered at Yoga Yoga.

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Barefoot Cardio Burn at Tetra Fitness

A 60-minute heated (85 degrees) indoor barefoot workout with light weights, medium weights, and tons of bodyweight exercises—but without the impact. Get sweaty with stretching, balance work, toning for all the connective tissues, core strengthening, calorie-burning, and corrective exercises for the feet. All levels are welcome and there’s a no shoes requirement.

Atomic Athlete

Becoming stronger, faster, and harder to kill is Atomic Athlete’s primary mission. Their method of training is known as periodization, or the structuring of training into individual blocks that prepare the athlete for each subsequent block. Periodization is heavily used in powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, field sports, and endurance sports. Their path is not the easiest, but it is a very rewarding one.



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