Austin Outdoors Issue
Local Love | April 2017
by Nicole Beckley
SPRINGTIME means longer days and (mostly) moderate temperatures, making it the perfect time to get outdoors and flex your muscles. Here we highlight some ways to get your heart pumping.
Swimming at Pure Austin
Whether you’re training for a triathlon or just want to get some laps in, Pure Austin’s Quarry Lake location offers regular masters’ swimming workouts or day passes to swim on your own in the heated outdoor pool. If you want to make a splash in the lake, sign up for one of the open water races happening this spring. $25 gym day passes.
Full Moon Yoga
Once a month tune up your yoga practice under the full moon. Instructor Charles MacInerney leads the class, which begins as the sun sets, around 7pm. Locations vary. Classes are free and all-ages.
Fitness on the Plaza
Head up to the rooftop plaza at Whole Foods on Lamar for free classes from area studios. Yoga and body conditioning classes are offered a few days a week—a great way to try something new.
Want to take paddle boarding to the next level? Head out to Lady Bird Lake for Hey Paddle’s on-the-water classes focused on conditioning, stability, and resistance training. $24 single classes. First class free.
Get in gear and hit the streets with a couple hundred other cycling enthusiasts each week during the Thursday night social ride. Cyclists meet at Festival Beach and depart around 8pm, wrapping at an eating or drinking spot. Other free social rides happen throughout the week.
Yoga at Infinite Monkey Theorem
Need a full body stretch after work? Follow your Savasana with a free glass of wine at Infinite Monkey Theorem. The winery hosts hour-long yoga classes Tuesday and Thursdays at 6:30pm. $15 per class.
Tennis Workouts at the Caswell Tennis Center
Ace your lunchtime workout with cardio tennis at Caswell Tennis Center. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 1pm break a sweat with fun tennis drills. $15 per class. Advanced sign ups recommended.
Austin Beer Run Club
Run a few miles and then knock back a cold one with the Austin Beer Run Club. Every Wednesday night the group leaves from Uncle Billy’s at 6:30pm for a run (about three miles) and then returns for some well-earned food and drinks.
Dane’s Body Shop Community Workouts
Jump, squat, and flex through your Sunday morning with a free community workout at Dane’s Body Shop. The 9:30am classes combine strength and cardio and meet the first Sunday of the month at the Hyde Park location and the third Sunday at the Manor location.