Category: "AFM" Articles

Team of rescuers running to the helicopter on the heliport.
January 1, 2022
“I can tell you that I have calls that I’m never going to forget. Faces that will always stick with me, and patients that have been on my mind for years. This is one...
Happy young mixed race woman preparing food with daughter.
January 1, 2022
January is finally here! Although this means holiday baking and festive dinner parties are coming to a close, that does not mean the family fun in the kitchen has to end. Spending intentional time...
People dancing in Mélissa's class.
January 1, 2022
Dancing is a great way to get moving while enjoying and letting the music flow through your body. For Mélissa Peng, it is something she has always known. From a young age, Peng was...
Someone wearing a hazmat suit while meditating.
January 1, 2022
The pandemic has certainly created some challenges and obstacles to maintaining a healthy lifestyle for many people. With social distancing measures in place beginning in 2020, our schedules and sense of normalcy were disrupted,...
A hand with a heart and a stethoscope and a mask.
January 1, 2022
Nurses and other healthcare professionals have it hard. As challenging as managing daily life is, they have to do it on top of caring for patients and risking burnout during the pandemic every day....
Nutritionist doctor holding various healthy fresh vegetables for patient.
January 1, 2022
For some, pulling all-nighters is fun but, for medical staff, working the night shift is just that — work. Along with tending to patients and ensuring the highest quality care, you must also take...
A woman running down steps.
January 1, 2022
Like any industry, trainers live and breathe what we do daily and are often surprised by the questions asked by both the general public and clients. Things that seem like common knowledge are only...
Fernando, Nancy and Tracie posing in front of a hospital.
January 1, 2022
The first year of the pandemic brought a lot of new, scary experiences. For many, it was just a matter of adapting to social distancing and wearing masks. For others, it was the loss...
Nurse resting on a couch.
January 1, 2022
Burnout affects everyone, no matter what job you have. However, medical professionals have more intense professional lives. You have to balance constant emergency cases, unhappy patients and potential bad outcomes. The long hours and...
Collage of the unsung heroes.
January 1, 2022
Amongst the unprecedented months of uncertainty, there were people on the front lines of every occupation – whether it be providing food for the public, making sure communities were protected and, of course, saving...
Can of yerba mate.
January 1, 2022
The yellow bottle full of goodness, better known as yerba mate, has been making a big splash in the energy drink market. Oftentimes, when you go to the gym, you see people taking pre-workout,...
Monica dancing.
January 1, 2022
If I had not been in fitness competitions years ago (1991-1999) and participated in some effective dance classes during those years to learn movement with music, I would have been incredibly intimidated by BEAT...
Someone diving for the ball in goalball.
January 1, 2022
Not many sports require complete silence. Tennis players prefer it, but for them, it’s more about formality. For goalball players, silence is a matter of a win or loss. The arena falls silent as...
People gardening.
January 1, 2022
When Renee Studebaker retired from the Austin American-Statesman, she remembered an organization she had written about years prior. When writing about Green Corn Project, a nonprofit that educates and builds gardens in and around...
Sekoya playing basketball.
January 1, 2022
It’s easy to immediately think of essential workers like nurses and firefighters when talking about those who serve and support our community. However, Stronger Austin plays an important role in serving the fitness family...
December 21, 2021
You should always choose the fresh option – here’s why!  Calling all salad lovers. You’ve thrown one of those dinky $4.99 salads in your cart only to look at it the next day and...
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statesman cap 10k
December 10, 2021
The AFM Team is getting to shine the light on the ‘21-’22 Cap10K race ambassadors. Sabrina Nyitrai is one of the race ambassadors for the upcoming 45th anniversary of the race who is excited...
December 3, 2021
“Make each day your masterpiece.” John Wooden Helping people make healthy, consistent habits is a huge part of our mission at MANTRA Labs. As the saying goes – you are what you repeatedly do,...
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