Get your gains at The Epic, not the holiday table!

By | Epic Extras

Working hard all year to reach your goals or getting a jump-start on your 2020 resolutions doesn’t mean you have to forgo the feast. After all, Thanksgiving is the ultimate leg day! Enjoy a healthier holiday season with these simple tips:

  • Eat breakfast for better lunch & dinner time appetite control
  • Use a small plate to reduce portion sizes. Skip seconds.
  • Fill up on low calorie & high fiber vegetables
  • Go easy on alcohol & dessert
  • Take a walk instead of a nap after eating
  • Get in a pre/post Thanksgiving day workout at The Epic

The Epic features state-of-the-art cardio, free weights, and strength training equipment, functional training zones, an indoor track & 3rd level adventure track, indoor aquatics, and open play basketball, futsal, pickleball, and volleyball.

Memberships are hassle free and flexible. 1-month, 3-month, annual, and auto draft plans are offered to fit your life and goals. No initiation fees and no annual maintenance fees. Want to make your membership even more epic? Upgrades are available for GroupFit, CrossFit 2960, KidsPlay babysitting, and Gold Medal parking. Visit JoinTheEpic.com or stop by the Guest Service desk to learn more.

We are thankful for our Epic members and guests, and wish everyone a wonderful and safe holiday!
#mondaymotivation #hasslefree #fitness #gptx #getstarted #JoinTheEpic #healthyholiday

Holiday Hours:
Tuesday, November 26
5:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 27
5:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 28
CLOSED
Friday, November 29           
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

CASH’D OUT – at The Epic Theater presented by TexasTrust

By | Epic Extras

JUST ANNOUNCED – CASH’D OUT – Wednesday, January 8th, 2020, 7pm at The Epic Theater presented by TexasTrust

After thirteen years, traveling hundreds of thousands of miles on the road and winning over as many fans, Cash’d Out righteously carries the torch of the Johnny Cash Show.  Besides music critics anointing Cash’d Out as “the next best thing to Johnny Cash”, their highlights have been many:  W.S. Holland, Johnny Cash’s longtime drummer, has sat in with Cash’d Out;  front man, Douglas Benson, has played Johnny’s cherry sunburst Guild guitar (courtesy of Mr. Miller);  “Cindy Cash came to a show and was moved to give me a glass locket that was her father’s,” explains Benson;  Longtime Johnny Cash manager Lou Robin has also been to several Cash’d Out shows and claimed that if he closed his eyes it was as if “going back in time.”

 

Come see Cash’d Out’s genuine love (and authentic recreation) of Johnny Cash’s music and its universal appeal to fans of all ages!

Purchase tickets here.

General Admission – Lower Level: $10 Advance, $20 at the door

General Admission – Balcony (limited seats): $15 Advance, $20 at the door

Adaptive Recreation

By | Epic Extras

Did you know that The Epic can provide assistance and accommodation for those with special needs and disabilities for all of our programming?  It’s simple.  First, look through our monthly program guide.

Then, if there is a program or event that you’d like assistance with, please contact Thomas at tmenezes@gptx.org to make arrangements.

The adaptive staff is also available for assistance on the fitness floor daily, with adaptive fitness orientations for new members.  You can find more information here.

It’s Only Cold if You’re Standing Still!

By | Epic Extras

Warm up and get moving at The Epic! Beat the cold with an indoor workout featuring state-of-the-art cardio, free weights, and strength training equipment, functional training zones, indoor track & 3rd level adventure track, indoor aquatics, and open play basketball, futsal, pickleball, and volleyball.

Memberships are hassle free and flexible. 1-month, 3-month, annual, and auto draft plans are offered to fit your life and goals. No initiation fees and no annual maintenance fees. Want to make your membership even more epic? Upgrades are available for GroupFit, CrossFit 2960, KidsPlay babysitting, and Gold Medal parking.

No matter where you are on the journey to your best self, The Epic is with you every step of the way! Visit JoinTheEpic.com or stop by the Guest Service desk to learn more.

#staywarm #brrr #mondaymotivation #hasslefree #fitness #gptx #getstarted #JoinTheEpic

 

Fit for Fall!

By | Epic Extras

Fall is finally in the air! Put on your flannel, grab your pumpkin spice protein shake and get moving at The Epic!

Be inspired by the change of season to get a jump start on your life-changing 2020 #EpicResolutions. The Epic provides access to world-class amenities and dedicated professionals to support you on the journey to your best self. Memberships are hassle free and flexible. 1-month, 3-month, annual, and auto draft plans are offered to fit your life and goals. Upgrades are available for GroupFit, CrossFit 2960, KidsPlay babysitting, and Gold Medal parking.

Visit JoinTheEpic.com or stop by the Guest Service desk to learn more.
#starttoday #getmoving #fitfam #neverskipmonday #mondaymotivation #hasslefree #gptx #JoinTheEpic

 

The Epic Culinary Chef – Stories from the Kitchen

By | Epic Extras

October, one of my favorite months of the year.  Finally, we begin seeing the triple digit temps drop down to something much more bearable, pumpkins start appearing in the floral departments at the grocery stores, Halloween candy is in full display, and football and tailgating are in full swing.  We aren’t quite to the “holidays” but we can feel it.

This month in The Epic Culinary Kitchen, we are bringing some talented individuals, presenting some great classes and preparing amazing dishes to share with you.

On October 17 at 6:30 p.m. join us as we bring new ideas for your next tailgate with our game day favorites.  Learn and taste.

Saturday October 19 at 11:00 a.m. Tyra Garcia is bringing us the knowledge, the procedure, and the terrific taste of nutrient dense cooking.  We all know we need to include nutrient dense food to our diets but what does this mean? What does this look like? Most important, what does it taste like?  Come start your healthy eating journey with the information you need and the excitement to get you going.

As always I invite you to visit jointheepic.com select “Arts” then click on “Culinary”.  Here you can view all of October’s offerings, including a couple of fun and festive kid’s classes. Remember – membership is not required to attend a class.

Have a terrific weekend and come join a class or two.

Enjoy the food you bring into your life

Connie

I believe in the power of food to bring families together, to build communities, to expand conversation, and to strengthen relationships.

 

Join Today for a Healthy Tomorrow

By | Epic Extras

If your goal is to get healthier or more active, a 2017 study from Iowa State University confirms a gym membership is a start in the right direction.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Physical Activity Guidelines recommends adults get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes per week of vigorous aerobic activity, including two days of strength training.

The researchers found that “75 percent of study participants with gym memberships, compared to 18 percent of non-members, met the guidelines for both types of activity”. Other member health benefits included:

  • Lower odds of being obese – weight loss is a main reason for joining a gym
  • Smaller waist circumference – about 1.5 inches less for men and a similar trend for women
  • Lower resting heart rate – about five beats lower than non-members
  • Higher cardiorespiratory fitness – this measures heart strength, lung function, blood circulation and muscle mass

Researcher Duck-chul Lee said “Gym members were 14 times more aerobically active than non-members and 10 times more likely to meet muscle-strengthening guidelines, regardless of their age and weight.”

Source: Iowa State University: “To improve health and exercise more, get a gym membership, Iowa State study suggests” 22 Jan, 2017

Get active today. It doesn’t matter where you are on your wellness journey; it matters that you get started. Join The Epic for access to world class amenities, dedicated professionals, and life changing opportunities. Visit JoinTheEpic.com or stop by the Guest Service desk to learn more.

#starttoday #getmoving #fitfam #neverskipmonday #mondaymotivation #hasslefree #gptx #JoinTheEpic

 

NEW GroupFit and CrossFit 2960 – Try One or Three Months!

By | Epic Extras

Have you been wanting to add Group Fitness or CrossFit 2960 to your membership but are not sure if you can make a long term commitment? Well The Epic has some exciting news for you! You can now enjoy our exciting and motivating Group Fit and/or CrossFit classes in 1 month or 3 month increments! Visit the Guest Services main desk for more details.

CrossFit 2960

  • 1-Month CrossFit 2960 upgrade for $74 – valid for 30 Days
  • 3-Month CrossFit 2960 upgrade for $184 – valid for 90 Days
    Membership required. Ages 14+

Group Fit

  • 1-Month Group Fit upgrade for $24 – valid for 30 Days
  • 3-Month Group Fit upgrade for $64 – valid for 90 Days
    Membership required. Ages 12+

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Stress Less

By | Epic Extras

Stress is inevitable. We live in a fast-paced world that can feel overwhelming with work, family needs, and just the day to day demands. Staying on top of stress is key, and fortunately, there are many enjoyable management techniques.

Reduce Stress at The Epic:

  • Take a culinary class and learn new kitchen skills to prepare healthy meals.
  • Play a favorite sport like basketball, futsal, pickleball, or volleyball.
  • Take up a hobby like painting, drawing, or making jewelry.
  • Enjoy quality active time with your family.
  • Listen to music or watch an inspiring performance at The Epic Theater presented by Texas Trust Credit Union.
  • Take a walk outside or on The Epic’s two indoor tracks.
  • Workout using state of the art fitness equipment or the outdoor turf zone.
  • Get a relaxing and soothing massage.
  • Take a yoga class or meditate.
  • Take a Spin class or go for a run to clear your head.
  • Read a book from the Epic Reads library.
  • Watch your favorite sports team while relaxing with friends at Crompton’s Pub.

The Epic provides access to world class amenities and dedicated professionals to support you on the journey to your best self. Memberships are hassle free and flexible. 1-month, 3-month, annual, and auto draft plans are offered to fit your life and goals. No initiation fees and no annual maintenance fees. Want to make your membership even more epic? Upgrades are available for GroupFit, CrossFit 2960, KidsPlay babysitting, and Gold Medal parking.

Visit JoinTheEpic.com or stop by the Guest Service desk to learn more.

#stressfree #starttoday #hearthealth #getmoving #fitfam #neverskipmonday #motivationmonday #hasslefree #gptx #JoinTheEpic

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