True Athlete Games set for Saturday at Austin Simply Fit’s new northwest location

Athletes in the True Athlete Games at Austin Simply Fit's new northwest location in Leander will compete in 10 events, including the deadlift, shown here. Photo courtesy Austin Simply Fit
Athletes in the True Athlete Games at Austin Simply Fit’s new northwest location in Leander will compete in 10 events, including the deadlift, shown here. Photo courtesy Austin Simply Fit

Want to see how your fitness stacks up against other Austin area athletes?

The first qualifying rounds of the True Athlete Games, hosted by Austin Simply Fit and Outright Fitness, are set for March 28.

The competition uses standardized exercises and bodyweight-based assessments to test strength, power, speed and endurance. The games will coincide with the grand opening of Austin Simply Fit’s new northwest location, which includes a studio and events center in Leander. The celebration is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Austin Simply Fit's new location is located on Bagdad Road in Leander. Photo courtesy Austin Simply Fit
Austin Simply Fit’s new location is located on Bagdad Road in Leander. Photo courtesy Austin Simply Fit

Saturday’s competition begins with a weigh-in at 8 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Athletes will have 90 minutes to complete 10 events – deadlift, agility, farmers carry, 2K row, banded bear crawl, 10-yard acceleration, bench press, broad jump, reverse sandbell throw and banded pull-up – in any order they want. Then they’ll assemble for the final challenge, the sled medley.

Qualifying competitions are scheduled for March 28, June 27 and Sept. 26. The finals are set for Dec. 19. All competitions will take place at Austin Simply Fit Northwest’s Fitness Studio and Events Center, 2906 Bagdad South, Suite 300 in Leander.

Register here.

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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