The Pulse: June 2013

Heartbeat of the Austin Fitness Scene



Who's Yo Daddy?

Can you name these father/son pros? They are Eli, Peyton and Archie Manning (top left), Bill and Luke Walton (top and bottom right), Bobby and Barry Bonds (bottom left), and Michael and Marcus Jordan (bottom center).

More father/son and father/daughter pros include:
Muhammad and Laila Ali (boxing)
Ken Griffey, Sr. and Ken Griffey, Jr. (baseball)
Larry and Sue Bird (basketball)
Mark and Matthew McGwire (baseball)
Bobby and Brett Hull (hockey)
Doc and Austin Rivers (basketball)
Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (motorsports)
Felipe and Moises Alou (baseball)
Cinema 8
Summer means blockbuster movies. Here are some quintessentially local films, remade, to reflect the “Keep Austin Fit” vibe.

Miss Congeniality: Ultimate Cut— Gracie Hart, awkward FBI agent, must go undercover as a bikini competitor in order to ferret out a group of militant supplement users. Filmed on location at Texas Shredder and People’s Pharmacy.

Office Space: The ReLo—Initech has moved to new digs in the Domain; Joanna, now a Chuy’s manager, and Peter have a condo off 2nd Street; Milton accuses the crew—“I believe you have my kettlebell.”

Spy Kids 5: Even More Time—Uncle Machete is hanging out with the wrong crowd, and it’s up to Danny and Alexa
to figure out which food trailer has him imprisoned.

Book Bit

From The Little Book of Gym Etiquette by Lori L. Pines

“There are, in fact, two types of TV-watching gym-goers. A TV-watcher is either a channel-setter or a passive-watcher. A channel-setter feels the need to make sure the channel of his or her choice is displayed on the television that is most directly in front of the machine that he or she plans to use. Etiquette suggests that the channel-setter wave to others within view of that particular television to confirm that it is OK with them to change the channel. This is a nice practice, but it can be annoying at the same time. The passive-watcher rarely says no anyway, and when his or her workout is interrupted by a channel-setter’s frantic waving, it frequently scares the daylights out of that person..."
New Use for That Gadget
Place a GoPro in your wedding bouquet to capture all the action! Check out a GoPro wedding video at http://ow.ly/l4kzO
Playlist: Through the Decades
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1920s - T for Texas — Jimmie Rogers
1930s - Puttin' On The Ritz — Fred Astaire
1940s - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy — The Andrews Sisters
1950s - Rock Around the Clock — Bill Haley & The Comets
1960s - Dancing In The Street — Martha Reeves and The Vandellas
1970s - Best of My Love — The Emotions
1980s - Come On Eileen — Dexy's Midnight Runners
1990s - Tootsee Roll — 69 Boyz
2000s - A Thousand Miles — Vanessa Carlton
2010s - Mirrors — Justin Timberlake
 

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