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SXSW MINDBODY events
Fitness
Published Sunday Feb 10, 2019 by Devin Dilday

10 MINDBODY Events You Can’t Miss at SXSW

Yoga
Pilates
Kickboxing
Meditation
Bootcamp
Barre

Calling all creative professionals! Are you ready to descend on Austin for the annual SXSW Conference? From film to music, comedy and more, we are packing our bags— and our yoga mats—for the *best* interactive experience Texas has to offer. 

If you’re headed to SXSW, here’s our hit list of can’t miss MINDBODY events that can elevate your wellness game at the ultimate educational + experiential extravaganza. See y’all soon! 

 

Win some pretty cool stuff!

MINDBODY Austin Checklist 
FRIDAY, MARCH 8TH - MONDAY, MARCH 18TH
Plan with our checklist! 

Are you ready to win the ultimate MINDBODY SXSW giveaway while exploring #Austin? Follow @mindbody on Instagram and share a picture at one of our checklist spots to be entered to win a $200 gift card to any MINDBODY studio, $200 gift card to Outdoor Voices and two tickets to any Wanderlust event. Check out all the details
INSTAGRAM: @mindbody | @outdoorvoices | @wanderlust 

 

Meet us at the barre. 

barre3 Austin

MINDBODY SXSW - Private Class @ Barre3 Austin 
SATURDAY, MARCH 9TH
Start Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Barre3 Austin
Price: FREE! 
Reserve your spot
Inspired by barre, yoga, and Pilates, balance your body (and mind) at this private 60-minute class. All levels are welcome, space is limited, and class participants will receive MINDBODY swag. 
INSTAGRAM: @barre3austin

 

Reimagine your Sunday Funday.

wanderlust yoga event

MINDBODY + Wanderlust Sunday Moves
SUNDAY, MARCH 10TH

Start Time: 10:30-11:30 am
Location: Republic Square 
Price: FREE! 
Reserve your spot or just come and get your flow on! 
Grab your crew because we’ve teamed up with Wanderlust and Dance House Fitness to bring you an exclusive one-of-a-kind outdoor mindful movement workout experience in the heart of downtown Austin. Start your day with off strong with a 30-minute vinyasa flow led by @salty.zozo, followed by a fierce 45-minute dance/fitness workout with @thefitista. First 100 attendees will receive a zen-worthy swag package! After your workout, enjoy local vendors, MINDBODY treats, photo ops and more. 
INSTAGRAM: @mindbody | @wanderlustyogaatx | @dancehousefitness

 

Score solid gold. 

Golden Hour meditation event

Pure Golden Hour - A Sunset Mass Meditation with the Big Quiet
SUNDAY, MARCH 10TH
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Long Center for the Performing Arts 
Price: FREE! (21+ event)
Join us for an ahh-mazing SXSW mindful meditation event with performances by Miguel, Bishop Briggs, and Cautious Clay. Say what?! After your practice, sip on Michelob Ultra Pure Gold, socialize and groove to sounds by DJ Captain Planet.  
INSTAGRAM: @michelobultra | @thebigquiet 

 

Attend our SXSW panel! 

wellness tech panel sxsw

Tech In Your Wellness Routine 
SUNDAY, MARCH 10TH
Time: 2:00 pm 
Location: Palmer Events Center Wellness Expo Stage 
Price: Included with Music, Platinum, Film, Interactive Badge | Free with SXSW Guest Pass
How will the constant innovation of technology truly influence and impact our wellness? Our very own Mariah McFarland will lead this compelling conversation with thought leaders from Strava, Garmin, and Google
INSTAGRAM: @mindbody | @strava | @garmin | @google


Get hooked on a feeling. 

align austin kickboxing

MINDBODY SXSW - Boxing 
MONDAY, MARCH 11TH
Time: 9:00 am
Location: ALIGN
Price: FREE!
Reserve your spot
Be ready to learn some seriously impressive skills in the ring while getting a killer workout at this boutique fitness collective. All levels are welcome, space is limited, and class participants will receive MINDBODY swag.
INSTAGRAM: @align

 

Make new moves. 

dancer's shape

MINDBODY SXSW - Shape 
MONDAY, MARCH 11TH
Time:
10:45 am
Location: Dancer’s Shape 
Price: FREE!
Reserve your spot 
Discover this go-to Austin studio for a low-impact workout that utilizes the ballet barre while working everything from your core to major muscle groups. All levels are welcome, space is limited, and class participants will receive MINDBODY swag. 

 

Power up your Pilates. 

pure pilates

MINDBODY SXSW - Sculpt Megaformer 
TUESDAY, MARCH 12TH 
Time: 12:00 pm 
Location: Pure Pilates Austin 
Price: FREE! 
Reserve your spot
Get that feel good burn and tone your muscles during Pure Pilates Austin’s signature 45-minute full-body fitness class. All levels are welcome, space is limited, and class participants will receive MINDBODY swag. 
INSTAGRAM: @purepilatesaustin 

 

Show everyone you’re hardcore.

solidcore austin

SXSW x [solidcore] by MINDBODY
TUESDAY, MARCH 12TH 
Time: 2:00 pm 
Location: [solidcore] Austin 
Price: FREE! 
Reserve your spot
A 50-minute full-body workout, learn to control your movements while getting leaner and longer at this intimate Austin studio. All levels are welcome, space is limited, and class participants will receive MINDBODY swag. 
INSTAGRAM: @solidcore 

 

Hustle for that muscle!

outdoor voices austin

Outdoor Voices Hustle with MINDBODY + Dance House Fitness
SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH

Time: 9:30 am
Location: Outdoor Voices Flagship 
Price: FREE but space is limited!
Kick off your Saturday by sweating in style! Featuring a killer 60-minute dance/fitness workout led by Dance House Fitness on the lawn, make the most of your Austin morning at OV’s flagship shop. Don’t forget to BYOMat. 
INSTAGRAM: @ovaustin | @dancehousefitness


Want the *official* MINDBODY SXSW scoop? Check out @mindbody on Instagram or visit mindbody.io/engage/austin for all the details! 
 

Devin Dilday MINDBODY
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Devin Dilday
Social Media Manager
About the author
Social butterfly by nature, it's no wonder Devin found her niche in the social media and marketing industry. As a native San Diegan, Devin loves spending time at the beach and dining at local hot spots. When she's not working, you can find her at a Pilates, barre or yoga class.
surfer catching wave in ocean olympics
Fitness
Published Friday Jul 23, 2021 by Bailey Clark

Why I’m Stoked Surfing Will Debut in the Olympics

Fitness

For the first time ever, the globe will be watching surfing take center stage at the 2020 (postponed to July 2021) Olympics. People from all over the world will be appreciating the sport, many for the first time.

This symbolizes the surfing community breaking through centuries of negative stereotypes. Though conditions play a big part in the sport, the biggest hurdle the athletes will have to overcome to see success is mental. The winner will be the one who chooses their waves wisely with their understanding of the conditions and ability to intimidate and therefore overcome components. Meanwhile, they will be challenging themselves to emerge from crashing barrels, fly into the air, and land on the shifting surface gracefully. No big deal. 

You’ve probably heard the invention of a wave pool, which creates the perfect man-made wave. In 2007, Kelly Slater founded his wave company with a passion to build the perfectly rideable wave at his surf ranch. It was debated whether the Olympics should be held in the ocean or on a manufactured wave, with many differing opinions on what would be right. The decision was made, and the event will take place in the sea, at Tsurigasaki Beach in Japan, about 40 miles east of Tokyo, where the rest of the 2021 games will be hosted.

As you watch, take a moment to reflect on the century of effort for this to happen. This initiative can be traced all the way back to the 1912 summer games that took place in Stockholm. Duke Kahanamoku, known as the father of modern surfing, won three gold medals in swimming, and while accepting his medal, he expressed that it was his dream to see surfing be added. To add fuel to the fire, International Surfing Association, recognized as the surfing world's governing authority by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), began lobbying for the inclusion of surfing in the Olympics in 1955.

The magic of surfing

Surfing is a multidimensional sport unlike any other. Nothing compares to paddling out to the serene silence that awaits beyond the breaking waves. Once you get out there, you immediately escape the many annoyances ingrained in everyday life—the constant notifications on your phone and laptop, your back-to-back schedule, answering to other people. You’re no longer on the time that your watch reads, you’re on mother nature’s time. You’re also no longer in control of your surroundings. Now, all you can do is surrender and wait for the next set to come, while trying to position yourself for when it does.

The high from catching the perfect wave is so addicting that surfers would fail on one hundred in a row just to catch that one. After you catch that perfect one, you replay it in your mind for the rest of the day.

A successful session is reliant on so many factors of mother nature—a force way bigger than us. For ideal conditions to exist, a good-sized swell must approach from the right direction, the wind must be flowing offshore, and you have to time your session right with the ebb and flow of the tide.

The sport is always teaching you life lessons. It is humbling, even if you’ve been practicing it for many years. One reason why it takes so long to master is that the conditions are going to be different every time you get out there. You might have caught a million yesterday, but today makes you feel like a kook because you can’t land one decent wave.

The community of people that you become a part of when you surf is special. A shared obsession with the ocean that brings you to dive into the water at dawn to get a session in bonds you quick. When you’re out there, you’ll find yourself interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds. People enjoy sharing the stoke of the sport. When you see someone out there teaching somebody new, you’ll encounter them cheering at the top of their lungs when they catch a good wave, and as you look around, you’ll see smiles all across the lineup. The other day, I caught a long wave in to be met with a cheering crowd of locals who frequent the spot that I do. When I got to shore, a local showed me their secret stash of hot packs to access in case I, or someone else, gets stung by a stingray when they aren’t around.

Being out in the ocean and abiding by her rules gives surfers a deep love and connection to nature. It’s common to see sea animals out there, like dolphins, stingrays, and fish. When you have an encounter, it’s a reminder that we are invading their territory. It sucks when you see trash floating in the water, or on the sand in its route to the water. It’s a sad reminder of the negative impact that humans can have on natural environments. It inspires you to pick up trash and advocate for sustainability so that we, as a collective, can take care of the beauty that we are lucky to have access to.

Tune in to see surfing break into the biggest international sporting event in the world beginning on Saturday, July 24th. 

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About the author
Bailey Clark is a serial optimist whose passion for marketing lies within creating authentic connections to make the world happier and healthier. As a San Diego native, her favorite pastimes are surfing, F45, practicing yoga, meditation, and really any opportunity to soak up the sun.