This holiday season, take advantage of the festive offerings at local businesses to spread cheer and do good. To make it simple, we’ve created our annual 12 Days of Fitmas guide to keep you ready and in the know for what’s to come! Stay safe and happy holidays from all of us at Austin Fit Magazine.
So without further ado:
1. On the first day of Fitmas, MOD Fitness gave to me… the 12 Days of MOD Challenge for a raffle opportunity!
Check out the Annual 12 Days of MOD challenge! Just in time for the holidays, MOD is challenging you to complete 10 classes in 12 days. Filled with festive classes and pop-ups, this challenge will run from Dec. 12th – Dec. 23rd. After sign up, you will receive a MOD Fitmas Calendar via email. Complete 10 out of 12 boxes on the MOD Fitmas Calendar – track your own progress and place a sticker on each box when it is complete. At the end of the challenge, you will submit your completed calendar via email. Everyone who completes the calendar will be entered into a raffle to win 1 private session with a MOD instructor for you and your friends (1-8 people). Good luck – NEED CLASSES? BUY 12 DAYS FOR $49!
2. On the second day of Fitmas, Austin Pets Alive! gave to me… a fundraising pawty!
Join Austin Pets Alive! and Woof Republic for a free virtual holiday party for humans and their pets, Wednesday 12/16 at 7pm! Featuring live trivia, an ugly sweater contest with celebrity judges, and fun prizes, this pawty is sure to be a festive, feel-good time. All donations during the event will benefit the lifesaving efforts of Austin Pets Alive! Don’t miss it!
3. On the third day of Fitmas, Fight Club Austin gave to me… a kickboxing holiday class!
On December 16th at 5:40pm, join Fight Club’s Dave Gallander for a traditional one-hour, HIIT kickboxing class with a holiday twist – get ready to burn it out to some awesome Christmas remixes and favorites! This circuit workout will incorporate kickboxing elements and standard cardio and core exercises. Each class is unique and the first one is free. Register on our website at fightclubatx.com while spots last, you won’t want to miss this!
4. On the fourth day of Fitmas, NeuFit gave to me… NEUBIE tech!
Use the unique properties of the Neubie, electric stimulation device, to create a powerful relaxation experience that boosts your recovery and improves overall health. With the stress of modern life, we often hear about the health benefits of meditation and how it can make us more resilient. Yet, it can also be challenging to figure out how to start an effective meditation practice. We can help you by creating an intentional environment including diffusing essential oils, an eye pillow and soft music in our serene studio. We will set you up on the NEUBIE to help amplify the same neurological shifts created by effective meditation, including stimulation of the vagus nerve through specific pad placements. Thursdays at 6pm and Sundays at 10am!
5. On the fifth day of Fitmas, Ballet Austin gave to me… a dance and sing along to Mariah Carey’s holiday hits!
Ballet Austin’s Holiday Dance Workshop, an Annual Favorite every December! NOW offered both ON-SITE and virtually on BA LIVE on December 19th! Love to dance? Love the holidays? Do you love to sing along to “All I Want for Christmas” by Mariah Carey? Then this is holiday workshop is for you! Join Jenny Alperin for an afternoon (just 1.5 hours) and dance it out! Mariah Carey’s iconic holiday hit combined with Jenny’s choreography will leave you feeling oh so good!Santa Hats, Jingle Bells, and holiday socks required! (not really…but they’re fun!)
6. On the sixth day of Fitmas, Paws on Chicon gave to me… festive love for your pup!
Paws on Chicon is a locally owned Pet retail shop that has won pet store of the year. They are located on the east side and will be opening a south location on South Congress in early 2021. They specialize in educating customers on pet nutrition and pet food. They are also are known for making soft served doggy froyo on the weekends and they even have a topping bar. The Froyo is healthy for dogs and cats. Treat your dog to a Froyo after giving your dog a bath in their dog wash rooms.
7. On the seventh day of Fitmas… get your donation to Central Food Bank matched!
Due to work stoppages, business closures and furloughs, the Central Food Bank is seeing increased demand this holiday season. Many of the people they are serving are new clients, finding themselves in need for the first time during the pandemic. Your support today can provide a helping hand, and thanks to a holiday matching challenge your gift will be DOUBLED so that every dollar provides eight meals for your neighbors in need. Now more than ever, we are stronger together.
8. On the eighth day of Fitmas, CorePower yoga gave to me… discounts to stretch and sweat this holiday season!
CorePower is offering a free class to anyone who has not returned or ever been to CorePower since the re-opening! Plus, you can get 30% off class packs through 12/31/2020! Sign up today and sweat out all the holiday stress!
9. On the ninth day of Fitmas, Monica Landois gave to me… Dance Party Fitness with your favorite holiday jams!
On December 22nd at 7pm, wear your holiday flare for Dance Party Fitness with Dance With Monica Landois! This class is outdoors for high energy and a blast of cardio that is fun. Learn simple dance moves that are repetitive to your favorite hits and exciting music. You’ll leave feeling festive and refreshed!
10. On the tenth day of Fitmas, Omni Barton Creek gave to me… a winter wonderland!
Stay in the holiday spirit with Holiday in the Hills at Omni Barton Creek! Make your reservation to dine or staycation at Omni Barton Creek and spend a magical holiday in the hills. Explore our light-filled holiday trail with the family, experience magical snow on select dates and warm up fireside with s’mores.
11. On the eleventh day of Fitmas, Fuerte Fitcamp60 gave to me.. a Christmas Eve AM workout in with Fuerte!
What could be better? Fuerte Fitcamp60 is the classic 60 minute all-level strength & conditioning class with a target to develop every element of fitness – balance, speed, agility, power, strength, endurance, and most importantly, functionality. Incorporating numerous training methods, this hour-long class is designed to whip you into shape using your whole body. All levels of fitness are welcome! We will cap the total number of participants in this class at 10, so sign up soon!
12. On the twelfth day of Fitmas, Castle Hill Fitness gave to me… TWO VIP all-access memberships for the price of ONE!
Castle Hill Fitness Gym and Spa is offering two months of VIP all-access membership for the price of one (a $139 saving)! Working out in this local gym is a true gift with their HEPA-filtered partitioned workout pods, physically distant indoor and outdoor classes, and virtual workouts on-demand. AFM Readers can grab this deal until 12/31