Fun activities to do in free time to stay active in Austin

5 non-running ways to get active in Austin

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Duh!  If you haven’t done a session of Stand Up Paddle, what are you waiting for?  Like any kind of workout, you can make it as hard or as easy as you want.  Go for a few miles on a windy day and you’ll get in a tough workout!  But if you’re a beginner, take it easy and go on a calm day instead.  There are several places on Lady Bird Lake where you can rent a SUP board.  So get out there and enjoy the water on a SUP.

Swim at Barton Springs Pool

Dive into the refreshing waters of Barton Springs Pool this summer.  Do a few laps to get a nice workout in on a hot summer day.  Or give aqua jogging a try! Pro Tip: if you go before 8 a.m. it is a lot easier to swim full lengths of the pool. Here are some swim workouts to try out when you go.

Go for a Ride

The possibilities are endless!  From renting a B-Cycle to cruise around town or Lady Bird Lake to mountain biking on the Greenbelt – jump on a bike to mix it up this summer. See two of Austin best bike paths to use this summer.

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Go vertical! Rock Climbing and Bouldering is a full body and mind workout. There are several places with indoor climbing gyms like CRUX Climbing Gym or  Austin Bouldering Project that can rent you the equipment as well. Once you get the hang of it, there are even spots out on the greenbelt where you can climb outside.


From Hot Yoga to Goat Yoga, yeah you read that right, and everything in between, you can find it in Austin! There is even yoga on SUP boards! Check out the different yoga spots in town and find your tribe to get sweaty with.