10 Ways to Stay Active in Austin during 2018

As January comes to a close, the Trail of Lights has partnered with the Statesman Capitol 10,000 to gather 10 ways to Keep Austin Active and those New Year’s Resolutions going strong in 2018. The great thing about living in Austin is that staying active doesn’t always have to mean a diehard diet or a daunting workout plan. Whether your 10K training needs some variety or you’re just looking for some fun ways to stay active with friends, take a look at the list below to find our 10 favorite ways to have fun as we prepare for the Cap10k on April 8th and the year ahead.

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10. Balance Your Body & Mind. Further (or start) your yoga practice with Yoga in the Garden at Umlauf Sculpture Garden, every Wednesday! Show off your best downward dog in the middle of the most serene sculpture gallery in Austin. Photo courtesy of Umlauf Sculpture

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9. Try something new! Gather with friends and head over to Urban Axes to sculpt those arms and have fun throwing traditional axes at targets. Photo courtesy of Urban Axes

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8. Learn the moves to your favorite music videos with Ballet Austin’s VideoDance workshops. No dance experience required, just be ready to have fun! Photo courtesy of Ballet Austin

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7. Row, Row, Row Your Boat. Get out on the water with the Texas Rowing Center for a full body workout like you’ve never experienced before! Try a 6-lesson beginner course – it’s easier to learn than you think. Photo courtesy of Texas Rowing Center

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6. Fore! Work on that swing and that core. Socialize and get those competitive juices flowing with Top Golf League play. Photo courtesy of Top Golf

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5. Boot Scoot. Get your feet moving while partaking in good times and dancing at the Broken Spoke - a great place to take the family for an original Austin experience! Photo courtesy of the Broken Spoke

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4. Stressed? Not anymore. Take out that aggression and try a new workout like boxing at Knockout or Align — two new studios near downtown Austin. Both will teach you the basics of self-defense while giving you a killer cardio and full body workout! Photo courtesy of Knockout

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3. Enjoy the beautiful Austin “winter” weather on the water. Take advantage of the warmer days and visit NLand Surf Park or SUPATX for a day of surfing or paddle boarding. Photo courtesy of NLand Surf Park

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2. Hit The Pavement. Prep for the Cap 10k with a new pair of running kicks from new running store, Loop Running Supply Co. A shoe store created for runners, by runners — you’re sure to find the right fit here. Photo courtesy of Loop Running Supply Co.

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1. Fresh Air. Take a more natural approach and get outside. Run or walk the Hike & Bike Trail, hike to the top of Mount Bonnell or head up to the 360 Bridge Overlook. Photo courtesy of Tripadvisor

Above all, don’t forget to register for the 41st Cap10k on April 8, 2018 at Cap10K.com. We’ll see you there in all our fave running gear!