health and fitness
Ladder is a wellness platform that matches people with the right coach for them based on their goals, experience level and personality. Coaches create and share personalized workouts with their clients through our platform and can chat through the platform. We seek to help people build new habits to create lasting change and believe that health is the result of many small decisions made over time.
On Saturday, October 19th, we’re hosting a party to celebrate the opening of HQ, our official Ladder office and gym. We’ll be joined by friends, family, investors and some new Austin-ite faces!
We know that improving health in our communities requires collaborative work with partners outside of our organizations, disciplines, silos, sectors, and comfort zones. Cross-sector work is key to preventing chronic disease, addressing social determinants of health, improving health equity, and receiving the greatest value from our health dollars. We also know that cross-sector collaboration can be difficult. But we believe Texas is up to the challenge. At this year’s Healthier Texas Summit, we will hear stories and enter into conversations not only about our collaboration successes, but also about where it gets hard, and how challenges can be resolved, so we can more fully unite for a Healthier Texas.
WHEN YOU PREP FOR MOVEMENT, YOU PREP FOR SUCCESS!
Whether you’re getting ready for a fitness class, a personal workout, or after a long day of sitting- this workshop is for you! The goal of this workshop is to give you the tools to properly activate and mobilize the most commonly underactive muscles. Expect to learn proper foam rolling technique and bodyweight movements to fire up your kinetic chain and increase athletic performance. Come prepared to oil those hips and shoulders!
All levels welcome. Designed for athletes and avid lifters.
Foam Rollers will be provided during the workshop and can be purchased for $20 – $10 OFF the regular price!
Saturday, October 5
in the Studio
$25 for all
10% discount for VIP
min 6, max 24
This native Austinite has competed in sporting events at a national level and accomplished a personal goal of losing 100 pounds. But his biggest achievements in life thus far has been obtaining the NASM Personal Trainer Certification and helping people achieve their fitness goals.
YOUR COFFEE RUN SHOULD COUNT AS CARDIO!
Coffee lovers, rejoice, because on International Coffee Day, IT WILL! On September 29, we’re celebrating this day dedicated to our favorite bean beverage with a literal coffee run. Join Shannon Dolan for a two-mile morning jog around our local Pease Park, and then re-energize for the rest of your day with Cuvee Coffee in our Studio!
Sunday, September 29
Meet and depart from the Studio at Downtown
Free to all!
Can’t imagine going on a run without coffee in your system? Don’t worry, we’ll be set up with cans of Cuvee Coffee at 7:30am for your caffeine boost prior to the 8am start time. The jog will end back at the Studio, where Shannon will lead you with a stretch and wind-down session, followed by MORE COFFEE.
Thanks to Cuvee Coffee for sponsoring this event!
ARE YOU CURIOUS TO ADD INVERSIONS TO YOUR YOGA PRACTICE?
This workshop is a gentle introductory-level exploration of inversions and how to safely execute them. Inversions have many benefits, including boosting your circulation and vascular system, lymphatic system, as well as building core and upper body strength, and balance. Bonus: an increase in confidence and gain a new perspective!
Try this 90-minute workshop and discover the inversion practice that is best suited for you! Summer will discuss the foundations to achieve the approachable inversions like down dog and standing forward folds, as well as more advanced versions like shoulder stand, headstand, and handstands.
Saturday, October 12
minimum 4, max 16
VIP members extra 10% off
Summer has been teaching yoga and performing massage bodywork for 20 years. Her yoga work is based in somatics and specializes in movement re-patterning. Summer aspires to help clients find their own way of moving in a supportive and nurturing environment.
Join us on the gorgeous Four Seasons lawn for yoga and wine!
Vino Vinyasa classes bring together vinyasa-based yoga and fun wine facts through creative yoga poses. The hour long educational class will end with a comparative wine tasting of two wines.
Toast to a successful class and enjoy 20% off a Saturday Brunch entrée and 50% off select Champagnes until 2:00pm at Ciclo. (Offer only valid on 6/22/19 and available only to those that attend the class).
This is a BYOM (bring your own mat) event. If you need a mat, please email email@example.com.
Parking is available for $11 in the garage on-site.
Must be 21+ to attend.
Come celebrate National Rosé Day with Pure Barre at Infinite Monkey Theorem! Grab your besties for a day of barre and rosé! Be one of the first to check out Infinite Monkey Theorem’s brand new winery with a one hour pop-up Pure Barre class followed by rosé ALL DAY. Tickets include class entry, special Pure Barre Rosé Day Tank, and your first glass of rosé.
Join Stretch on Friday, April 26 at 7:00 pm for an unforgettable Sunset Stretch Soundscapes at The Rowing Dock, a local Austin gem since 1999.
Experience a truly unique mindful movement class overlooking Austin’s beautiful Lady Bird Lake. While using state-of-the-art Sound Off headphones to stream music and the teacher’s voice directly to you, you will experience a signature 60 minute Stretch Soundscapes vinyasa flow yoga class. Watch the sunset after class as you enjoy complimentary juice and snacks!
$20 ticket purchase includes: headphone rental, 60 minute yoga class, refreshments, a coupon for Rowing Dock rental
*Please bring your own mat*
Join us for our free community health series for seniors. Topics include proven methods for preventing age-related diseases (1/15/19), holistic heart health for seniors (2/19/19), natural prevention and treatment for arthritis (3/19/19) and effective & natural treatment of urinary incontinence and urgency (4/16/19)
Chris Goddin, LAc, MAcOM, is an integrative medicine specialist, licensed acupuncturist and master herbalist. He regularly treats a variety of chronic conditions with a patient-centered approach focused on providing the most effective treatments possible.
It’s not only the mind that needs to grieve, it’s the body as well. Yoga integrates body, mind, and spirit. Grief, our natural response to loss, creates tension not only in the mind, but in the nervous system and the muscles that hold us. This gentle, restorative, and trauma-informed yoga class offers the space for letting go of tension in the body, and in turn, creating greater ease within the mind. Feel a sense of community without having to speak a word, feel physically and emotionally supported, gain a sense of control, peace and acceptance in the aftermath of loss. No prior yoga experience is necessary to participate in this group. We will be using restorative yoga which emphasizes on being mindful and present in the moment rather than technique.
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