Category: "Lifestyle" Articles

The Story Behind Texas Garage Gym Builders
April 1, 2022
Businesses crumbled, suffered severe setbacks or were forced to shut down when the pandemic swept across the world. Nothing was left untouched at the hands of the unknown. But Texas Garage Gym Builders is...
A Conversation with Payson McElveen
April 1, 2022
Payson McElveen dipped the back tire of his modified bike into the northernmost coastal waters of Iceland in September of 2021. McElveen traversed the interior of Iceland to reach the southern coast in 19...
A Curated Workout Playlist From Austinites
April 1, 2022
In a city as active as Austin, you can never venture too far without seeing someone jogging or walking their dog while wearing earbuds. But what are they listening to? Here, we’ll be following...
Meet the Builder Behind this Backyard Rock Climbing Wall
April 1, 2022
Six years ago, Damir Okanovic knew nothing about rock climbing much less anything about what it takes to build a rock climbing wall. But by the end of 2020, he had built a climbing...
Why A Lack of Motivation Isn’t the Issue
March 25, 2022
You are looking for motivation but can’t find it. Habits you wanted to implement haven’t been sticking. You blame yourself, say you aren’t motivated and beat yourself up over it. Some people are more...
The Meaning of a Y Membership!
March 21, 2022
We are proud to offer flexible membership options for every person and family designed to help you live your safest and healthiest life. Find motivation, support, and community connections at the Y. In addition...
Why Breed When You Can Adopt?
March 18, 2022
I know we’ve all heard the saying, “Adopt don’t shop,” but why don’t we dive into some benefits as to why it’s so much more beneficial to rescue a dog instead of breeding or...
Better Workout Prep and Recovery with MOBO
March 7, 2022
MOBO is the revolutionary myofascial release tool that’s taken the Austin fitness community by storm. Created by local physical therapist, Christie Powell, MOBO combines and improves upon every other myofascial release tool available. That...
Why Having Dogs Adds to Your Family Dynamic
March 7, 2022
Dogs are “man’s best friend,” right? Try mom’s best friend. When you’re sad, they’re there to hug you. When you’re celebrating, they jump with you. Dogs are undoubtedly any family’s glue. No matter how...
The Importance of Understanding Pack Mentality
March 3, 2022
Most pet owners are keenly aware of how love is an action. Giving to our beloved hounds fosters feelings of fondness. Affection grows day by day through each expression of care. Dogs express their...
Meet the Creator Behind ZilkerBark
March 1, 2022
The photography project that now brings so many smiles to people’s faces started with just a man, a dog and a camera. In the spring of 2015, Alex Hopes created ZilkerBark, a photography project...
Poluna Kai’s Corner
March 1, 2022
I grew up with collies — three of them, the “Lassie’s” of our lives.  Originating in Scotland as sheepherders, the modern-day collies were our herders. If we got too close to the lake as...
A Guide to Local Animal Advocacy
March 1, 2022
Helping the world one pup at a time through love, advocacy or shelter adoption is a great way to give a furry friend a home. Before adopting a pet, you need to be prepared...
How This Pet Service Helps You Say, “I Do”
March 1, 2022
 Springtime in the Hill country brings many beautiful things, including the wedding season. If you and your sweetheart are almost ready to say those “I do’s,” but you cannot bear the thought of doing...
Reuniting Families with Austin Lost & Found Pets
March 1, 2022
For many, losing a pet is equivalent to losing a family member. There are enough stressors in everyday life, but losing a pet should not be one of them.  That is why Austin Lost...
Find Your ‘Why’
February 21, 2022
When families and individuals thrive, our community grows stronger – and never has the need for strong community been greater than right now. When you get involved with the YMCA of Austin you get...
7 Ways to Thank Those Who Inspire You
February 21, 2022
Chances are good you have someone in your life who is the wind beneath your wings, but when was the last time you thanked them for all the goodness they bring? Even those who...
The Importance of Self-Love in a Partnership
February 12, 2022
February is frequently seen in the West as a month of love and a month to celebrate love. We tend to evaluate the relationships in our lives and show our appreciation to the ones...
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