Get FIT at Pickle

Get FIT at Pickle is a 12-week fitness, weight loss and behavior change program run by the experts at FIT.  The goal of Get FIT is to help participants improve their fitness, lose body fat and implement health behavior changes that can be maintained for a lifetime.

Get FIT at Pickle involves two workouts a week conducted at the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) and one strength workout done at home. Classes are a balanced mix between cardiovascular and resistance training, the goal being to maximize weight loss from fat and improve daily functioning.

Program includes:
-Pre and post Body Comp FIT (DXA)
-Access to FIT to EAT Program
-Optional Weekly Check In for Accountability

Get FIT at Pickle consists of no more than 12 people. Once classes begin to grow, we hope to have different levels like our program at UT. This Get FIT session will be All-Levels.

To participate you need to be in good health and injury free. We will ask you to complete a medical history questionnaire and may require a doctor’s clearance, if significant risks are identified.

There are three Get FIT sessions per year (August/September-December, January-April, May-August).

Scheduling & Pricing

Session Dates and Schedule
The next session of Get Fit begins January 24th and ends April 21st (No classes 3/13 – 3/17). Get FIT orientation takes place during your initial consult. Get FIT will consist of:

  • Two exercise classes/week
    • T/TH from 6:30 – 7:30am OR
    • T/TH from 5:30 – 6:30pm
  • Tuesdays will be half and half day using resistance bands
  • Thursdays will be aerobic day
  • Fridays will be your pre-recorded DB Day or Weight Card


  • Get FIT at Pickle is $220. No refunds will be given after the first week of classes.
  • Sign up by calling our office at (512) 471-0081, or online at the FIT Online Store. Please fill out and bring our screening form to your initial appointment. Get FIT screening form.
  • Payments accepted in person at the Fitness Institute of Texas located in Bellmont Hall 946 or pay online with a credit card when registering online.

*Proceeds may be used in general support of the College of Education.

Can I pay for the program with my UT Flex Account?
If your doctor has recommended a diet and exercise plan for a medical reason (i.e. to lower your blood pressure, to control your diabetes, anemia, etc.) you can use your UT Flex account to pay for Get FIT. You must pay with cash, check or credit card and get reimbursed. Our online store does not accept payflex cards. You must provide signed documentation from your doctor for approval. You can use the Letter of Medical Necessity Form (PDF File) to obtain a signature from your doctor. If you have additional questions, please contact Human Resources.


All of the exercise classes will be held at the Bureau of Economic Geology. The physical address is 10611 Exploration Way, Austin, TX  78758. If you are a non-UT employee an additional parking permit will need to be purchased.

After registration, participants will be given room locations for the classes.  There will be no showers or lockers at this Get FIT location, but there will be places to change for class.

The FIT office is located in Bellmont Hall, 9th floor room 946.  This is where your DXA body composition and initial appointment will be held.