Maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle while practicing social distancing can be difficult. Check out these area gyms and organizations offering ways to stay fit and focused.
Our friends at The Cowtown Marathon are offering a Live Bootcamp every Wednesday at 6 p.m. CST via the Cowtown Trailblazer Facebook page. You must follow the and request to be a member of the page to gain viewing access. The class is free to join and is geared towards those already in a daily work out routine. Workouts last approximately an hour and are full body with short internal HIIT.
Cowtown 5k-9 Virtual Run
Combine your exercise with giving back. The Cowtown Marathon is offering a 5-K9 virtual run that encourages participants to walk/run a 5K (3.1mile) distance at their own pace, at a location of their choosing, any time before May 31st. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of North Texas as well as the C.A.L.F. Program, which is a direct community give back program that goes to promoting lifelong fitness for area kids. Through this grant program, low-income children are fit properly with a new part of running shoes and entry fees for a training program to run a 5k race. Proof of participation in this virtual race results in a medal with a detachable dog tag and a branded bandana. Cost is $35 per person.
The Cowtown Virtual Speed
This virtual speed class runs now thru May 21 challenging runners to get fast and stay active while minding proper stretching, cadence, run form and more. The course is for serious runners looking to improve their time and costs $75. Detailed weekly schedules and virtual speed coaching sessions (held Tuesdays and Thursdays on Facebook) will be provided.
Fort Worth hosted the USA Table Tennis US Open in December 2019 with over 750 players from over 12 countries. If you aren’t familiar with table tennis, the International Table Tennis Federation has several tips that you can learn with their virtual videos for beginners. Additionally, Joola Pro Athlete Matt Hetherington has several videos for some tips that can be used to improve your game during COVID-19. Check out his Facebook page.
APEC is a worldwide leader in both athletic performance and fitness and are located at the GameOn Complex. They also are the main trainers for the 2020 Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes and have been since he was in 4th grade! Elite training services are available for athletes of all levels during normal operating seasons -- as for now -- they are offering FREE training programs! This is not a one-time pdf, but a programmed app that kids, parents, families and schools can use. Check it out here.
Fort Worth will host the North Texas Regional Fencing Tournament in September along with the 2021 USA Fencing March North American Cup. If you're interested in learning the game before the pros arrive, a local fencing gym called Cutting Edge Fencing is providing Facebook Live virtual sessions Monday-Thursday at 7:15 p.m. If you are gym member, they will also be conducting zoom coaching videos.
For more information about fencing, how to get set up for a session, and even advice on things to use around the house to make your practice more meaningful, contact David Sierra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
enduraLab has moved their health and fitness efforts online including bodyweight classes, strength training and even personal training. The gym is also teaming up with an area restaurant each week to promote an outdoor scavenger hunt and encourage families and individuals to get outside responsibly. Follow them @enduralab for more info on each week's challenge.
Online Bodyweight Training Program - This program is delivered via the app and includes a detailed warmup, progressive workouts with little or minimal equipment, instructional movement videos and scaling options for any level. All athletes get 3x/week check-ins with a coach and a 30-minute FaceTime check-in every month!
Online Strength for Runners Program - This program is delivered via the app and includes a detailed warmup, progressive workouts to make your stronger and more resilient, instructional movement videos and scaling options for any level. All athletes get 3x/week check-ins with a coach and a 30 FaceTime check-in every month!.You also gain access to our private running FB group to connect with your fellow runners, stay up to date with tips from your coaches and join in on the monthly challenges.
3x/Daily Zoom Classes - Currently offering these for our monthly members as well as virtual drop-ins. These are more than just a streaming class. Athletes partake in live small group training sessions led by one of our world-class coaches, receiving real-time feedback on form and modifications.
Online Personal Training - This program offers individualized fitness programming and nutrition protocol. The fitness programming is delivered via the app and is based on goals and current fitness level reviewed by your coach weekly. It also includes a 30-minute check in and review every two weeks with your coach to discuss your program and ensure continued success; along with, unlimited text/email support, weekly feedback and analysis.
Online Nutrition Coaching - This program provides personalized recommendations based on a thorough analysis of goals, diet history, nutrition education and personal preferences.
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