Sep 14, 2018

Local Fitness Activities to Keep You Fit and Healthy

Get out and get moving. With the promise of cooler temperatures on the horizon, the great outdoors beckons. And, with it comes a long list of fitness activities in the Austin metro area that will keep you and your family healthy and fit. Whether you like to run, bike, exercise, walk, or just take a deep breath of fresh air, the Austin metro area has you covered. From downtown Austin to Leander to Cedar Park, Round Rock, and beyond, fitness is taking center stage this fall. So, to save you a little time we did some research. And, guess what? We found some great events and programs to help keep you active, fit, and healthy. Check them out below.

Stay fit and take a hike at Travisso

Take a hike, enjoy the scenery and a few parks along the way in the master-planned community of Travisso. This great community trail offers over 10 miles of paved planned trails perfect for hiking, biking and running. Residents of Travisso treasure its close proximity to the community’s award-winning clubhouse, The Palazzo, where fitness is on the agenda daily. Or, another option is the Brushy Creek Regional Trail. It’s just a 10 minute drive from Travisso. The entire trail encompasses 10.4 miles. And, with six parks along the way recreational opportunities abound. In addition to walking, running and biking you can also swim, fish, kayak and have a picnic. Or, stop to play a game of bocce ball. A heads up here. For those with kids stop at Champion Park along the way. They’ll enjoy digging for fossils in the sand and climbing dinosaur bone playscapes.

Fitness events for the entire family

What could be more fun than exercising while cuddling a baby goat? GOGA Goat Yoga is offering four one-hour classes at their Hill Country Galleria location on Saturday, Sept. 29 beginning at 9 a.m. Kids are welcome. Check their website for class times and requirements. The class fee is $30.

Lace up your running shoes and make fitness a family event at the 23rd annual Cedar Park 5 Miler/5K and Kids 1K Fun Run. This fitness friendly event takes place at the Twin Lakes Family YMCA on Sunday, Nov. 11. The best part of this event is that participants can choose a race based on their level. There’s plenty of options so there’s no excuse. So, if you’re not quite up to running five miles you can always do three. All runners receive a finisher medal. Click here to register.

For those who want to run for free in a fun environment join New York based burger chain Shake Shack on the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. The restaurant’s Shack Track and Field event is open to the public and happens year-round at the Domain. Participants choose both the distance (3-5 miles) and the pace. All are welcome. The event takes place rain or shine. Check out for a complete list of their upcoming monthly runs and special events.

Fitness studios and camps

Get healthy and toned with a 30-minute training program designed by Simply Fit studios to specifically meet your fitness goals. The studio’s convenient northwest location in Leander across from Leander High School is the newest addition to the Simply Fit family. The spacious 5,000 square-foot facility houses six power racks, strength training equipment, a competition bench, custom platforms, over 20 yards of indoor turf, free weights and more.

Push-ups, burpees, sit-ups OH MY! You’ll also tighten your abs, strengthen your core, and increase your agility with classes from Camp Gladiator. This hometown fitness guru is offering free boot camp sessions every Saturday morning starting at 7 a.m. in the Whole Food Market parking lot at the Domain.

Cycle for fun and fitness

Have fun, meet new people, and enjoy the scenery on your bike. The Peddler Bike Shop in Cedar Park offers a variety of free weekly rides varying in distance and difficulty. Group rides take place every day of the week with the exception of Monday and Thursday. The store’s Hyde Park location offers a 65-mile Sunday ride for beginner and intermediate riders.

Visit Travisso today

Travisso is a place to explore; a place to relax; a place to call home. We offer state-of-the-art floor plans from award-winning premier builders. Homebuyers can choose from one and two-story floor plans ranging in size from 1,900 to over 5,000 square feet with prices starting in the 300s. And, there’s much more including resort style amenities and an outdoor landscape perfect for your active lifestyle. Visit Travisso in Leander today and explore our new model homes and neighborhoods. 

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