The Holiday Guide

By AFM Team – December 3, 2012

The holidays are a time to look good, feel good, and enjoy the comfort of friends and family. Here are some products and services from Austin businesses that are sure to make your season bright.

St. Bernard Sports

401 West 3rd Street, Austin
(512) 320-1999

Marmot Minimalist Jacket

Retail: $200

Clean styling, effective performance and durable construction all go in to making the Marmot Minimalist GORE-TEX® Jacket, an invaluable asset in the city or in the backcountry. The Minimalist is a lightweight shell for the dedicated outdoors person, using Gore's inimitable Paclite® to give it guaranteed reliability.

The lightest, most packable outerwear available, GORE-TEX® PacLite® garments are durably waterproof, windproof and breathable and are built for activities when weight and space are critical, but protection is still important.

The face fabric is constructed of high-performance polyester or nylon and on the inside GORE-TEX® Paclite® Shells use a specific GORE-TEX® membrane with a protective layer made of an oil-hating substance and carbon. So no separate lining is required. This makes GORE-TEX® Paclite® shells lighter and smaller to pack away.

Special Gore-Seam® tape technology ensures all seams are 100% waterproof.

GORE-TEX® PacLite® Shells are great for trekking, hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, cycling, hunting, fishing, golfing and water sports.

Leprechaun Cider Company

Leprechaun Hard Ciders are the finest American hard ciders, made in small batches by artisan cidermakers from hand-picked cider apples from the Pacific Northwest.

Gluten free and 7% abv, each lightly carbonated bottle of Leprechaun hard cider is the perfect gift for your favorite foodie.
Choose between our Golden blend, a slightly sweet American style cider, full of rich apple flavor, or our Dry blend, a drier European style cider, an excellent alternative to champagne, prosecco and moscato.

One 22 oz bottle of Leprechaun slips easily in a stocking, and several fill a gift basket with the best kind of holiday cheer. Or chill and serve at your holiday party – they pair nicely with all holiday foods, whether you go for turkey and dressing, enchiladas and gravy, or pizza and wings.

Happy Holidays, from Leprechaun Cider Company!


(512) 650-8222

MetaFitness is a team of personal trainers that are committed to transforming and improving lives through fitness and healthy living.

Your trainer will customize a workout program that will help you reach your goals and teach you to train beyond the physical. We offer individualized programs through personal, couples and group training methods ranging from as minimal as one session to our all-encompassing 12-wk program.

Throughout the program, your trainer will provide you with nutritional guidance to keep you on track to reach pre-determined goals and provide you with the knowledge to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle.

Flexible morning and evening group training sessions are available at our central Austin location, while our concierge service allows you to train on your schedule and at your preferred location by yourself or with a friend or special someone.
Don’t wait until after the holidays to improve your fitness. Get an early start to your New Year’s Resolution by calling or emailing us today!

Client Feedback

“I’ve reached a level of fitness well beyond any other point in my life.” –Mike T.

“MetaFitness has been a true guide in changing both my body and my mind and has allowed me to push myself harder than I ever thought I was capable.” –Megan O.

“They are a dynamic team of trainers who are compassionate but push you to exceed beyond what you think you can do.” –Sara D.

“I saw so many positive changes in myself, and felt stronger – both physically and
psychologically.” –Lori S.

“The workouts are always challenging and geared to each individual's level. Even in a group setting. I get lots of personal attention that helps me keep correct form and push
my limits.” –Clay C.

Climb On! Products, Inc.

(877) 966-2600
691 La Buena Vista Drive Suite B
Wimberley, Texas 78676

Climb On! Products is one of the only food grade skin care companies on the market.
We use food grade ingredients NOT refined or bleached cosmetic grade ingredients. We use only therapeutic grade essential oils. NOT fragrance or synthetic oils. Why? Because we think skin care should actually do something for your body and mind.

We, at Climb On!, are dedicated to using the best ingredients that your body recognizes as nutrition for your skin. We are so concerned with what we put inside our bodies, we also need to be concerned with what we put on the outside of our bodies because it IS going into our skin.

Our bodies are a perfect machine made to repair themselves and be healthy. Climb On! IS food that feeds your skin to help it repair. If your car runs out of gas, you have to put more “fuel” in it to be able to run again. Climb On! IS “fuel” for your skin. It works synergistically with your body to help bring it back to a state of balance.

Mi Casa Massage

(512) 739-2076
1213 W. 5th Street
Austin, TX 78703

What could be a greater gift for a friend, loved one, or even yourself this holiday season than the gift of taking time for oneself? Owner and therapist Julie O'Leary began her career as a massage therapist in 2004. During training Julie was drawn to techniques which address soft tissue release and realignment like deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release and sports massage. It is through continued experience and education, Julie has evolved the Mi Casa technique. Therapists at Mi Casa Massage train side by side with Julie and each other in order to develop continuity in the quality of work we each provide. One of our passions is connecting clients to the important role body work plays in the management of pain, injury and recovery. A Mi Casa deep tissue and sports massage session is tailored to individual training goals. Some sessions are reserved for specific issues building up to an athletic event. Other sessions serve the purpose of flushing the muscles and connective tissue to break up more superficial adhesions and congestion in order to invigorate and energize the body. If you are not currently in an exercise routine but are looking to do so, a sports massage can be a great way to prepare your body. And of course, whether you or your loved one is a serious athlete or a desk jocky who is able to sqeeze in exercise as often as possible, we all need some hands on healing. With strong hands and a healing touch, Julie aims to break through patterns of tension and immobility in order to create a lasting change in your body. Happy Hollidays and Peace to all — Mi Casa Massage.

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