Category: "Fitness" Articles

Soaking in Summer at Waterloo Park
June 14, 2022
A lush oasis for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, Waterloo Park provides 11 acres of green space in the heart of downtown Austin. After undergoing a total transformation, the revitalized park opened in August...
How to Have the Perfect Greenbelt Day
June 6, 2022
Did you know there are multiple greenbelts in Austin, but the Barton Creek Greenbelt is so beloved that locals commonly refer to it as “the Greenbelt”?  The Barton Creek Greenbelt contains about 12 miles of...
How to Stay in Shape While Camping
June 1, 2022
Ah, camping. The simplicity of a tent, nature’s beauty and gentle sounds of birds and waterfalls. No alarm clocks blaring, no rush-hour traffic and all the delicious camp food.  While camping is a great...
Ambassador’s Corner: Austin Archery Club
June 1, 2022
Hello AFM! We have another local gem to share in our quest to showcase Austin’s mecca of fitness. This month’s tour brought us to Austin Archery Club (AAC), where beginners to accomplished archer enthusiasts...
Best Parks in Austin for Working Out
June 1, 2022
Austin is consistently ranked one of the fittest cities in America, and for good reason. We’ve got a plethora of great gyms, fitness studios and personal trainers in every corner of the city, in...
Meeting Tarzen, The Grand Slackliner
June 1, 2022
I arrived at the Lady Bird Lake boardwalk around 11:30 a.m. For the last two weeks, I imagined this day as bright and sunny, but now, with rolling gray clouds, it looked like a...
How to Work Out With Your Kids at the Park
June 1, 2022
It can be hard to find time to stay active between the daily activities of a parent. Luckily, many tasks increase the time you spend moving around, but you may still be looking for...
The Story Behind Texas Lady Crushers
June 1, 2022
Emilie Hernandez has always loved rock climbing, but her past climbing experiences were far from perfect when it came to inclusivity. When she started climbing at 23 years old, Hernandez often went climbing with...
5 Ways to Run Safely Outdoors in the Summer
May 24, 2022
Summer is right around the corner, which means we can look forward to warmer and hotter weather, longer days, family vacations and, of course, continuing our outdoor running workouts. Even though running outside poses more...
Balancing Summer Fun and Training
May 18, 2022
Summer in Austin is upon us, and that means it’s time to have some fun in the sun with our friends and family. From patio spaces with amazing food and drinks to breweries chock...
Ditching the “Get Fit Quick” Schemes
May 14, 2022
It’s that time of the year when people start to frantically search for the latest diet or weight-loss program. Our feeds are dominated by tag lines and ads: “Beach body blast.” “Lean and tone...
Summer Sweat Sessions and Smoothies
May 12, 2022
During the warm summer months of Austin, there are so many fun activities you’ll want to take part in. Between picnicking at Zilker Park, watching over one million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from under...
Top Austin Summer Spots for Active Living
May 8, 2022
Every year, I forget how hot Texas summers are. I’m quickly humbled as I melt the second I step outside. But I wasn’t raised to be a quitter and if you’re in Texas, neither...
How to Capitalize on Your Time in the Water
May 6, 2022
It’s about to get really HOT out there! There’s no time like the present to submerge yourself in some refreshing H2O. And while you’re at it, you can burn calories and tone up all...
Stay Cool on the Course This Summer
May 5, 2022
It may seem counterintuitive to hit the links during a Texas summer when the sun is scorching, but the summer season can actually be a great time to be out on the golf course....
Ambassador’s Corner: East Austin Athletic Club
May 1, 2022
Whether you’ve been in Austin for a month, a year or are an OG Austinite, you know that East Austin has become a hot spot for amazing restaurants, coffee shops and some of the...
Learning to Play Disc Golf in Austin
May 1, 2022
Disc golf has grown to be a popular sport to the point where communities are referring to today as the golden era of disc golf. The sport can be as simple as throwing a...
Workout of the Month: With Orangetheory
May 1, 2022
WHAT IS THE ORANGETHEORY WORKOUT? WHAT CAN PEOPLE EXPECT WHEN THEY COME TO CLASS? The Orangetheory workout is a 1-hour, heart rate-based, full-body workout for all fitness levels. It is an affordable small group...
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