Category: "Fitness" Articles

This Social Circus Helps Austin Youth Rise to Their Potential
August 1, 2022
For the past 17 years, Callie Brown has struggled with anxiety. On top of that, she was diagnosed with autism early this year, making it sometimes a challenge for her to do daily activities....
KMB: Raw Power Gym
August 1, 2022
During my 21st Arnold Sports Festival appearance earlier this year, I ran into a former friend, co-founder and gym owner, Seneca Sarnella.   As a two-time Texas’ Strongest Man champion and highly-decorated strength athlete, Seneca...
Planet Fitness’ Summer Program Encourages Teens to Start Their Wellness Journey
August 1, 2022
Staying motivated throughout the summer months is difficult. Fortunately, for teens across the country, Planet Fitness is continuing their High School Summer Pass, which allows teens aged 14 to 19 to work out for...
Ambassador’s Corner: Orangetheory at South Lamar
August 1, 2022
Hello, AFM! Today, I’ll be covering my workout at Orangetheory. Despite running two marathons in my life, I still don’t enjoy cardio more than lifting heavy things. Knowing the emphasis Orangetheory places on cardio,...
The Role of Creativity in Fitness
August 1, 2022
Often, creativity is assumed to be something only for painters, artists or musicians. However, it’s also for the biker, soccer player, dancer, archer, weightlifter and climber — all of whom press on to a...
Meet the Man Behind Capital City Soccer Club
August 1, 2022
Patrick Miller, the founder and Director of Coaching of Capital City Soccer Club, felt his most comfortable on the soccer field from a young age. Miller grew up in the Dallas area with two...
How to Play a Golf Scramble
July 24, 2022
While golf can have the reputation for being a serious sport, that’s not always the case. In fact, the game can be a lot of fun and is a great option for a casual...
The Benefits of Resistance Training During Menopause
July 18, 2022
Menopause can be a confusing and challenging time, and although it is a phase in every woman’s life, many still report being surprised by the symptoms and not feeling equipped to deal with what’s...
How to Become a Personal Trainer
July 15, 2022
Being a personal trainer can be a highly rewarding career — you spend your days helping others reach their goals, see their strength and confidence grow, and make a lasting impact on their health...
Do I Need an Online Personal Trainer?
July 9, 2022
I’m sure you’ve heard of personal training, and you might have even tried a few sessions at your local gym, but have you considered working with a trainer online? There are many benefits to...
Treadmills vs Rowing Machines: Which is the Best Cardio Machine for Home Use?
July 6, 2022
You’ve only got so much space and money to invest in your home gym. When it comes to at-home cardio training, most people buy one machine. The two most popular choices are the treadmill...
Austin’s Annual Free Day of Yoga Returns
July 3, 2022
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Austin’s official Free Day of Yoga is returning! This citywide event is a 20-year tradition that is celebrated on Labor Day, where studios open their doors...
Meet Para Swimmer Lizzi Smith
July 1, 2022
On July 26, 2021, Yufei Zhang took home the silver medal at the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics after completing the women’s 100-meter butterfly event in just under 56 seconds. About two months later, Lizzi...
The Science Behind Building Muscle
July 1, 2022
What if getting older didn’t have to include losing your mobility and independence? While there are no guarantees, you can do much to stay healthier at any age by building sufficient muscle. It’s never...
Ambassador’s Corner: Dynamic Sports Medicine
July 1, 2022
Hey AFM readers! My name is Nikki Zahka, and I’m one of the newest AFM Ambassadors. This month we are highlighting a health and wellness spot close to my heart that was founded with...
KMB: Rō Fitness
July 1, 2022
As I drove to Rō Fitness, I had the cute little kids’ song from 1912 (yes, 1912!!) playing in my head. Remember? “Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream… merrily, merrily, merrily,...
How I Trained for the Spartan Race
July 1, 2022
Running a Spartan Race sounds intimidating, but does it take an actual “Spartan”?  I’ve always wanted to attempt the race since I first heard of it in 2010. During high school, I pushed it...
Meet Austin Blades, A Local Sled Hockey Team
July 1, 2022
It’s almost like flying, but on ice rather than in the air. It’s all about tossing, turning and pushing to score before the 20-minute mark, which requires subtle and quick movements. The ice is...
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