The holidays mean more than Christmas lights and jingle bells to San Antonio. Since the first game in 1993, the Valero Alamo Bowl has created excitement and pageantry in San Antonio that rings in the New Year with thrilling games in front of capacity crowds and record television ratings. The Valero Alamo Bowl showcases two of the premier conferences in the country, featuring the #1 Pac-12 team against the #1 Big 12 team after the College Football Playoff selections. This year’s game will take place on Friday, Dec 28 @ 8pm CST. Facing-off will be Iowa State Cyclones and Washington State Cougars.
The Valero Alamo Bowl has hosted 25 bowl games and 9 neutral site games at the Alamodome in San Antonio. These 33 games have attracted over 2.35 million spectators and contributed over $98 million to higher education through team payouts and local scholarships. The scholarship program began in 2000 with 26 San Antonio students splitting $52,000 in scholarships. For the Valero Alamo Bowl’s 26th Anniversary, over $1 million will be awarded to 135+ San Antonio students via high school and college scholarship programs. This amount is the largest scholarship total among the 39 bowl games!
Alamo Bowl-Inspired 15 Minute Morning Workout
If you plan on being one of the millions of football fans spending your Friday night watching all the action, what better way to celebrate the athleticism of the Alamo Bowl than to start your day with a heart-pumping workout that doesn’t miss a moment of the action? Not to mention the guilt-free satisfaction of eating your fill of game day nachos! These exercises are meant to improve your speed and agility.
3 Rounds: 45 seconds per exercise, 15 seconds rest between exercises
- Quick Feet – the most football-inspo cardio exercise we can think of to get into the zone!
- Plank Jacks – a plank variation that strengthens the core and improves your stability.
- Side Skaters – a must-do move for runners, since it targets the lower-body muscles, gets the heart pumping and supports ankle stabilization.
- Burpee Push-ups – an intense exercise combining push-ups and squat jumps into one physically demanding activity; modify if needed!
- Reverse Lunge to Knee Tucks – designed to increase stability, fix muscle imbalances, and reduce knee and hip pain; the added knee tuck engages the core.
How Can We Help?
Did the Alamo Bowl athletes inspire you to try more cross-training workouts? Stop in at one of our three New Balance San Antonio locations: The Strand, The Forum, and The Quarry Village to chat with a qualified to staff members to find the best cross-training gear in San Antonio!