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Choose to Move with Camp Gladiator’s Six-Week Virtual Challenge

Workout with your friends when you register for Camp Gladiator’s Choose to Move

Camp Gladiator, the Austin Marathon’s Official Community Fitness Partner, launched Choose to Move, a live virtual workout platform. The crew that warmed you up before the Austin Marathon and cheered for you on February 16th is bringing their workouts to the masses. Save $10 when you register using the code below. You’ll have unlimited virtual workouts through their online portal. Just like a regular CG workout, these live sessions are fun, engaging, challenging, and for all fitness levels. You can select from any trainer and workout time in the country, so there are endless combinations of training styles and workout times. This is a great way to stay in touch with friends across town or across the country! Get started today and Choose to Move!PDF breakdown of Camp Gladiator's Choose to Move virtual 6-week workout program.

Experience Camp Gladiator

Live workouts with certified trainers

No pre-recorded workouts here! Get fit with Certified Personal Trainers who coach, motivate, and hold you accountable to hitting your goals.

Everybody, everywhere

CG is for all ages and all fitness levers – all across the nation. Choose form more than 9500 live-streamed workouts each week.

Challenge yourself

Now is the time to build a new routine. Work out three times per week to train your body to build lean muscle, lose weights, and feel better!

How it works

  • Sign up for the 6-week virtual workout challenge
  • Register for $29 when you use code HIGH5FAMILY
  • Stay in and work out with the CG Community through Zoom
  • Connect with a Trainer who will be there to help you set goals and see results
  • Track your progress and earn an exclusive t-shirt when you complete 18 workouts

Register for the Choose to Move workout challenge today. Don’t forget to use the code and save! You’ll have access to unlimited workouts from trainers around the country. They’ll fit your schedule so you can choose to move when it’s best for you. You’ll have countless options, but make sure you invite your friends. 

Camp Gladiator Returns as Official Community Fitness Partner

Austin Marathon tabs CG as its Official Community Fitness Partner

The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon presented by Under Armour announced today a sponsorship deal naming Camp Gladiator (CG) as its Official Community Fitness Partner. The agreement marks the second consecutive year in a row that CG and its trainers will be actively involved during race weekend. CG trainers will warm-up participants on race morning and cheer for everyone at multiple Official Cheer Stations along the course. The 29th annual Austin Marathon, owned and produced by High Five Events, will take place on February 16, 2020.

Image of a Camp Gladiator trainer smiling for the camera before the 2019 Austin Marathon. CG returns as the 2020 Austin Marathon's Official Community Fitness Partner.“Running a marathon can be one of the most challenging, yet rewarding physical fitness experiences,” said Ally Davidson, Founder and co-CEO of Camp Gladiator. “At CG, our goal is to show up for our community and share the joy of fitness with everyone. We are excited to encourage Austin Marathon runners every step of the way as they challenge themselves to finish strong during this awesome Austin event!!”

CG’s Official Cheer Stations return

CG is an outdoor group fitness company whose mission is to positively impact the physical fitness and ultimately the lives of as many people as possible. CG strives to be everywhere there are people and actively partners and engages at the community level to support, encourage and facilitate people of all athletic backgrounds in their long-term health and fitness pursuits.

“Last year’s participants were blown away by the on-course energy provided by CG trainers at their Official Cheer Stations,” said Jack Murray, co-owner High Five Events. “We’re glad CG is coming back for a second year and we know they’ll energize Austin Marathon participants!”

The Austin Marathon will celebrate its 29th year running in the capital of Texas in 2020. Austin’s flagship running event annually attracts runners from all 50 states and 30+ countries around the world. Having start and finish locations just a few blocks apart, being within walking distance of many downtown hotels and restaurants, and finishing in front of the picturesque Texas State Capitol makes the Austin Marathon the perfect running weekend destination. Registration is currently open.

5 Summertime Running Tips to Beat the Heat

Stay in shape and beat the heat with these summertime running tips

They say Austin is the opposite of Winterfell… summer is coming. Some days it might feel like it’s already here! Make sure you take advantage of the few cool days and mornings that we have left. When summer finally arrives you’ll know it by the humidity in the mornings and the soaring heat in the afternoons. But that doesn’t mean you have to completely stop running. Implement our 5 summertime running tips to beat the heat. You’ll be that much more prepared for Ascension Seton Austin Marathon training when fall rolls around!

Hydrate

Oftentimes the most overlooked tip. Not because people don’t hydrate, but because people underhydrate. 30-50 fluid ounces is recommended daily. If you’re more active you’ll need to increase the amount. Make sure to incorporate a nice balance of water and a liquid with electrolytes. This 3M Half Marathon blog post will teach you more about the reasoning for proper hydration.

Protect yourself

If you run when the sun is out, protect yourself from its rays.

  • apply sweat-proof sunscreen before your run or workout
  • put on a hat or visor to protect your face
  • wear lighter colored clothes (dark colors absorb more heat) and sweat-wicking material
  • rock the shades (protect your eyes from the sun’s rays and glares from other objects)

Adjust schedule

It’s no secret that the mornings and evenings are cooler than the afternoon. Running/working out when it’s 15-20 degrees cooler can make all the difference. The last thing you want to do is overheat your body.

Pro tip: start your morning run from Barton Springs Pool and jump in after. Entrance is free before 8:00 a.m. This is a great way to cool your body down and relax your muscles.

Cross-train

You don’t have to stop running, but your mileage will decrease when you implement cross-training. This can be as simple as riding your bike on these shaded trails or swimming laps in one of Austin’s amazing pools. You could try goat yoga, Camp Gladiator workouts, or rock climbing. Remember to apply sunscreen if you’re outdoors. Feel like you’ve run out of things to do in Austin? These 5 non-running activities will get you going again!

Hit the trails

Get off the roads and hit the trails! Austin is crawling with amazing trails that you can run on. Running with nature gets you away from the asphalt (absorbs heat), away from cars and their exhaust, and closer to the trees (that provide shade) and creeks (where you can cool off if needed).

Pro tip: if you run with your dog on the trails, obey all city ordinances and make sure you pack water and a bowl (or that the creeks have running water).

Recommendations from Twitter

We asked Twitter “what’s one thing you always do/have/eat/drink before, during, or after your summer runs?” and received some great responses. We listed a few of them below!

@TheBeerRunner – Beer

@fashionablemileDrink: nuun – Do: change shoes/socks mid run + jump in pool post run

@Msnazzy – black coffee before, water during, and beer after

As you can see, there are many ways to beat the summer heat and stay in shape. Feel like you’ve run out of things to do in Austin? These 5 non-running activities will get you going again! You can apply all of these summertime running tips if you live outside of Austin.