Kelsey Braun and Shelby Bissen, co-founders of TUK Watches, share a passion for two things: stylish wristwatches and providing clean drinking water to those who don’t have access to it. Although it may seem like a random pairing, the women were inspired to use watches as a statement about time and the sense of urgency they have to give back and help people who need it most. After extensive research Braun and Bissen decided to focus their efforts on Cambodia, because they have ample access to water with their large, flowing rivers, but none of the water is safe to drink. Working with locals on the ground in Cambodia, they came to the conclusion that they would be able to provide an entire water filtration system to either a school or family in need of clean drinking water for every watch sold in addition to offering sanitization education, encouraging lifelong safety and health. The official launch party and pre-order event will take place on Oct. 15 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Dogwood on Sixth Street. Customers will be able to order the first watches from our Kickstarter campaign at an 'Early Bird' price!
AthleticFoodie makes snacks, designed by a team of sports nutrition experts, to help athletes unlock their mental and physical potential. Founder Garrett Weber-Gale knows the true power of sports nutrition, crediting healthy eating as a huge part of his winning two Olympic gold medals. Endorsed by a stable of other U.S. Olympic and world championship team athletes, and used at the fueling stations of over 15 of the country’s top university athletic departments (Texas Longhorns included), AthleticFoodie is trusted by athletes and nutrition professionals alike. AthleticFoodie ships directly to homes around the country, not only sending snacks, but also educating athletes on how to make sports nutrition part of their lives. Products so far include two pre-workout granolas, three during/post-workout energy chews, and two post-workout trail mixes. This fall, AthleticFoodie is launching its first post-workout beef jerky.
Dane’s Body Shop, led by three-time individual AFM FITTEST winner Dane Krager, anticipates the grand opening of its second location around the end of October. The flagship shop, located on 4227 Guadalupe St., has thrived in the community since its opening in 2010 and has seen more than enough success to give way to this expansion. The new gym is bringing their signature Fusion (a full-body strength and conditioning workout), Strength Program, Run and Yoga classes to Cherrywood, Mueller, UT Campus and the surrounding areas. Although diverse, the workouts will cater to the community, with an evolution of programming subject to personalization and needs of incoming members.