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January is a fresh start and this year it’s the start of a new decade. Wellness and fitness are on the top of most of our resolutions. Sometimes that can come at a price, but it doesn’t always have to. We found some of the best FREE health and fitness events coming up in January to help kick start your resolutions and stick to them.
Free Yoga and Travel Chat
January 8 | from 6 to 8 p.m.|Native Hotel, 807 East 4th Street
Join Leti Alvarez and Traverse Journeys at Native Hostel for a FREE yoga class and learn about upcoming yoga retreats. Must RSVP to attend.
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Lululemon Austin Run Club
January 8 | from 6 to 7:30 p.m. | Hops and Grain Brewing, 507 Calles Street, #101
Run with and for your community with Lululemon. Take your headlamps or bicycle lights to make it easier and safer to run in the dark. For more dates and locations click here.
Loop Run Club
January 8, 15, 22, 29 | at 6 p.m. | The Loop Running Supply, 115 Sandra Muraida Way #105B
A weekly group run led by local first responders. Route is three to five miles.
Learn to Meditate with Shambhala
January 8, 15, 22, 29 | at 6:30 p.m.| Austin Shambhala Meditation Center, 1702 South Fifth Street
Meditation instruction is available to anyone, free of charge. Shambhala offers introductory instruction to newcomers on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Please check their calendar for links with more details to meditation instruction sessions. This free program is also offered on Sundays at 11 a.m.
Ready To Rise Kick-Off Party
January 10 | from 6:30 to 9 p.m. | 3616 Far West Boulevard #102
Calling all beginner and intermediate runners! This is the perfect way to get started and train for a 5K and 10K. They will also have food, drinks, games, and raffles. Bring a friend and get an extra raffle ticket.
HILT Workout & Mimosas
January 11 | from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.| Fabletics Domain, 116224 Rock Rose Avenue
Join Fabletics at the Domain for a FREE HIIT/ Cardio workout and mimosas from the newly opened Autonomy Movement. Bring your own mat and be on the lookout for a 30% off discount!
Willie Love to Run
January 11 | from 8 to 10 a.m.| Austin American-Statesman, 305 South Congress Avenue
The Willie Run is a creative three mile run that intersects the Butler Park, crosses Lady Bird Lake, and strolls through the entertainment district of downtown, passing by the statue of one of Austin’s most iconic singer-songwriters. Enjoy hot chocolate, Ruta Maya coffee, and other snacks when you finish. The Willie Love to Run will start and finish at the Austin American-Statesman. Run, walk, skip, or stroll at this free event.
Fit & Fearless Open House
January 11|at 9:30 a.m. | Fit and Fearless, 3701 Drossett Drive, #140
Start building healthy routines to keep your body moving. In addition to getting to try out free classes, We Are Blood will be at the event so you can donate blood and help save lives. Donate blood for prizes and more.
A Day of Climbing Education
January 11 | from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. | North Austin Rock Gym, 8300 North Lamar Boulevard, #102B
Climbers of all different skill levels will have an opportunity for hands on instruction. Don’t miss this great opportunity.
Total Body Reset
January 16 | from 12 to 1:30 p.m.| Skin Savvy, 4238 Bee Caves Road, Suite B
Join Skin Savvy for complimentary bites and discuss the body balance method a new approach to diet and wellness.
Free Pop-Up Boot Camp
January 18 | from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. | Townlake YMCA, 1100 West Cesar Chavez Street
The Townlake YMCA is offering a 45 minute boot camp class designed to make you sweat and feel amazing!
New Moon Sound Bath and Chakra Balancing
January 23 | from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Austin Proper Hotel, 600 West 2nd Street
Celebrate the first new moon of 2020. Set intentions for the new decade and celebrate the present moment. There will also be healing sound bowls, meditation, and moon energy guided by ATX YOGA GIRL, Cynthia Bernard. Click the link for a list of things to bring.
Wholly Bagel Run
January 25 | from 8 to 10 a.m.| Austin American-Statesman, 305 South Congress Avenue
The Wholy Bagel Run is a creative three to five mile route that travels south into the historic Bouldin Creek Neighborhood and then returns along the vibrant South Lamar Entertainment District. South Lamar has exploded with new restaurants, boutiques and condos in recent years ever changing the landscape of this sleepy boulevard. This is your chance to scope out the boulevard and plan something new for your next outing. The route finishes with a merge onto the Butler Hike & Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake and a scenic view of downtown. Enjoy coffee, hot chocolate, and other snacks when you finish. The Wholly Bagel Run will start and finish at the Austin American-Statesman. Run, walk, skip, or stroll at this free event.
The Kriya Yoga Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda
January 29 | from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Norris Conference Centers – Austin, 2525 West Anderson Lane, Suite 365
This talk will be presented by Brother Balananda, a long time monk of Self-Realization Fellowship monastic order. Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings include a system of powerful meditation techniques as part of the science of Kriya Yoga. These techniques are available through the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons. The talk is sponsored by Austin Meditation Group of Self-Realization Fellowship. Following the talk time will be allotted for Q& A . Refreshments will be available.
Featured Photo Courtesy of Fabletics.