Category: "AFM" Articles

A woman doing a yoga pose.
October 1, 2021
We all come to yoga for similar benefits. We strive for a freedom from daily stress, an ease for emotions, strength in our bodies, a release of physical tension, a boost in optimal health....
A graphic of a wearable phone for working out.
October 1, 2021
I was recently at my parents’ house helping them clean storage bins from the garage when I found an old Jack LaLanne VHS (what’s that?) exercise video. My parents surprisingly still had a working...
A woman dancing in the sunset.
October 1, 2021
Maybe you’re a dedicated gym rat who never misses leg day, or maybe you’re a newbie just now finding your momentum. No matter where you are in your fitness journey, you might need to...
A meal.
October 1, 2021
Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small red onion, diced 1 garlic clove, minced 1 jalapeño, seeds removed, minced 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes Juice of one orange 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined...
A group photo of people at Black Sheep Boxing.
October 1, 2021
Talk therapy is great for some, but for others, punching and kicking can be the best way to work through problems. This idea of punching out emotions is exactly what Jeffrey Meadows and Sky...
Jason Bourgeois working out.
October 1, 2021
Good day, AFM! We are back again, highlighting Austin’s mecca for fitness enthusiasts. This month’s tour brought us to REGYMEN Fitness, a studio that is sure to disrupt any boredom in your training routine...
A woman using her smartphone.
October 1, 2021
Who do you look to for health advice? Over the last 10 years or so, the answer to this question has changed dramatically. Think about your own behaviors: Are you calling your doctor to...
A close up of a nutrition lable.
October 1, 2021
Learning how to read a food label is one of the best ways to ensure the food you are consuming meets the needs and goals of your body. You may have had nutrition experts...
Joel Barish on a bike in front of the Austin skyline.
October 1, 2021
When you first meet Joel Barish, you are quickly overtaken by his genuine smile. He’s quick to sign a joke, making you feel comfortable and welcomed — it doesn’t take long before you feel...
A fitness instructor in class.
October 1, 2021
Every day, in every way, Austinites are moving: high-intensity interval workouts, suspension training, kickboxing, spin, dance and barre, plus mind-body favorites like yoga and Pilates. With such a large population of workout-minded citizens, local...
An assortment of food.
October 1, 2021
As the summer months come to a close, calendars tend to fill up fast. An everyday task like cooking can quickly become quite the chore. Breakfast, lunch and dinner should be an enjoyable way...
LeAnn Ishcomer smiling.
October 1, 2021
LeAnn Ishcomer has been part of the Austin Parks and Recreation Department since 2009. As park ranger program manager, Ishcomer has helped the Austin Parks and Recreation Department create programs that encourage the community...
A view of the treetops from below.
September 1, 2021
Lying horizontally in my chair, I hear the amazing whisper of the trees. I can sense them towering above me, grounded in strength and branching in protection. I imagine the view of sunlight streaming...
Multiple spoons with different herbs in each.
September 1, 2021
Endocrine disorders are very common issues for women, which are often closely related to stress, diet, work and rest. It is believed that hyperinsulinemia is related to increased androgen levels, as well as obesity...
Close up of food.
September 1, 2021
Tailgating is an American tradition. The events create an exciting atmosphere that paves the way for the upcoming sporting event. Of course, these pre-game events are not just about the sport — they also...
A basket of food.
September 1, 2021
Some of y’all never took a Home Depot bucket, your mom’s good wooden spoon and your boredom outside to gather a bunch of leaves and twigs and berries from your neighbors’ yards to make...
Jason Bourgeois getting a massage.
September 1, 2021
This Ambassador corner reviews a recovery session that you are overdue for and need in your life. It is important whether you’re settling into a back-to-school routine with the family, absorbing the everyday stressors...
A group of people at Explore Austin.
September 1, 2021
With summer coming to an end and school starting back up, it’s time to #OptOutside and enjoy the last few weeks of Austin’s summer before cooler temperatures start to creep back into Texas. Plus,...
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