August 2018

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Student Athlete Spotlight

At Austin Fit, we strive to know all the athletes in our community. We chatted with standout athletes and students, Jaelene Etkie and Trey Johnson, at Texas School for the Deaf about what playing sports means to them.

After School Guide

As we head back to school it’s also time to plan after-school activities. With less scheduled PE in school, it’s up to parents to keep kids active and outside. Here are our top three picks to keep kids moving throughout the fall.

Pedaling for A Purpose

The women who are fighting to put the brakes on human-trafficking by way of a bike

Wellness FAQ: Preparing for Childbirth

How mindfulness, meditation, and movement can prepare soon-to-be mothers for pregnancy, labor, and motherhood.

The Real-Life Superheroes of Dell Children’s

Heroes aren’t born. They’re built from compassion, drive, and hard work. And the superheroes of Dell Children’s Medical Center are using their powers to heal and help kids be kids again.

Fit Kids

Whether it’s soccer or scootering, we love seeing Austin kids outside and playing this summer.

Are Paleo and Vegan Diets Safe For Kids?

These days, both parents and kids are experimenting with paleo and vegan lifestyles, but are diets like these safe for kids?

Fit Finds August 2018

A curated list of our favorite items (for kids and parents) to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle.

A Means for Change

Nonprofit RBI Austin is using baseball and softball to reach inner city kids.

Changing The Way You Run: A Cautionary Tale

Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee

Thirteen-year-old boxer Caleb Suniga has a quite an impressive athletic resume. Some of his feats include three-time Texas Silver Gloves champion, Red River Invitational champion, Junior Olympic Region/State champion, and four-time Texas champion While those are nothing short of impressive, he has a bigger goal on his mind—represent the U.S. at the 2024 Olympic games.

Building Confidence in Athletes: A Positive Outlook

While social pressures to look a certain way seem to loom with the influence of social media, the Austin community is building a place where kids feel welcome to express and love themselves unconditionally.

Bring Your Kids Foodie Guide

Looking for healthy, kid-friendly restaurant options? Look no further. We have chicken tenders and cheese quesadillas along with some healthy surprises such as smoothies and açaí bowls.

Family Yoga Flow

Is your at-home practice constantly interrupted by your little one wanting to climb on you or join in? Turn the distraction into a connection by incorporating your child into your flow. These 10 poses from The Little Yoga House are great for strength and balance, but most importantly, for teamwork.

LAX IN ATX

Here in Central Texas, a new sport is gaining traction among youth athletics: lacrosse.

Recipe: Flautitas de Pollo

Maudie’s Tex-Mex shares their family-friendly recipe that will satisfy hungry tummies and keep everyone at the table happy.

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