Fitness Articles

‘Free Ride to the Y’ for Students
June 14, 2021
The YMCA of Austin and Capital Metro have announced their “Free Ride to the Y” campaign. In an aim to allow more youth to access the Y, the campaign couples a free ride and a...
Under Armour Scales Back Global HQ Plans
April 26, 2021
As the pandemic continues to change and alter the way we live and work, Under Armour announced its decision to roll back its HQ expansion plans.  
Austin Working to Regain Fit City Status
February 3, 2021
Austin has always had fitness and music as its claim to fame. However, a recent study released by the American Fitness Index put Austin as the 31st place among the country’s fittest cities — a 17-point...
Hero Trainer: The Fit Gamer App
January 16, 2021
Since launching in April, users have walked over 800 million steps, earning rewards on their consoles. Hero Trainer counts the steps the person takes throughout the day via their phone and then once certain...
New Exercise Equipment for Butler Shores
January 13, 2021
The Trail Foundation has a plan to replace and enhance the Butler Shores exercise equipment across from ZACH Theatre. The new equipment is scheduled for completion in 2022 and aims to provide more fitness...
Ken Rawlins Launches Fitness App
January 12, 2021
Celebrity trainer, nutritionist and body transformation specialist Ken Rawlins launches a new fitness app SCULPT. Features include a nutritional guide and innovative virtual training techniques proven to keep users motivated through evolving exercises and engaging regimens. Plus...
Rise Virtual Kickboxing Classes
December 12, 2020
Local kickboxing gym, Rise Kickboxing is creating another option for those who are still uncomfortable with heading to the gym — virtual kickboxing classes. Rise is launching their own, On-Demand platform and will be...
Explore Downtown Austin with the new Smart Trip Bike Map
December 4, 2020
Looking for a fun, safe, and family-friendly activity to help you get outside? Smart Trips has just completed a new route to explore Downtown Austin. This bike map includes turn-by-turn directions and a digital...
Urban Air Adventure Park Grand Opening
November 17, 2020
Urban Air Adventures has set it’s grand opening to Saturday November 21st! Located on Ranch Road, this attraction has activities for all ages. Some of the offered activities include indoor skydiving, ropes course, climbing walls,...
Weekly Fall Yoga Series
October 14, 2020
Starting October 14th, Austin Proper Hotel and Swift Fit Events will host a pool-side yoga class every Wednesday in October and November. A ticket to the event includes the one hour yoga and meditation...
Fitness Instructors Promote Right to Vote with Fit2Vote
September 15, 2020
Fit2Vote is a non-partisan campaign founded by Jennie Bender. Bender and other local fitness instructors have come together to promote voting in the Austin area. It’s aim is to reconnect Austinites with their right...
Fit Body Boot Camp Now Open In Austin
August 10, 2020
North Austin is now home to Fit Body Boot Camp!  Join them for their Fit Body 28 day Stronger Together At Home Challenge for only $38.  Check out more information below.
Meet New CrossFit Owner Eric Roza
June 25, 2020
Eric Roza, former Datalogix CEO, will close on the purchase of CrossFit Inc. next month.  Eric hopes to move CrossFit in a positive direction.
20% Off CG Virtual Workouts!
May 22, 2020
We’re offering AFM readers a 20% discount!  Use the coupon code below and save when signing up for Camp Gladiator’s Virtual Workouts where you will get unlimited access to over 9,500 live, interactive workouts from May 25...
Crux Climbing Center Announces Phased Reopening Plans in Compliance With City of Austin
May 18, 2020
Crux Climbing Center (Crux) will reopen its South Congress location to members only starting Monday, May 25, according to a press release sent out on Monday. The gym plans to follow a multi-phase reopening...
Camp Gladiator Pivots Amid Global Pandemic
May 13, 2020
Following a #HustleAtHome campaign streamed on Facebook Live, Camp Gladiator launched a 6-week virtual workout challenge that boosted their engagement from 4,000 outdoor workouts per week to 10,000 Zoom workouts per week. The CG...
May is Bike Month
May 12, 2020
Austin is a beautiful city for cyclists and there is no shortage of things to ride. You can choose the flat plains to the east or the hill country to the west. Bike Austin...
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