Category: "Lifestyle" 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....
A Young Climbers’ Journey to Become Youth National Champion
August 1, 2022
Climbing up the 15-meter-wall, the boy was neck and neck with his opponent. Grabbing onto each red hold and propelling himself up, the young climber raced to the finish line. Reaching the top, the...
Meet the Austin Fencers Club
August 1, 2022
In the gymnasium of the Red River Church, foils and epees are clashing with each other in a bout of fencing. They start off with a salute, blade raised in front of them before...
How G10 Academy Helps Student-Athletes Become Legends
August 1, 2022
Although Houston and Dallas lead the numbers in Texas NFL player production, Austin is catching up as they’ve produced around 70 players since 1952. These players include Indianapolis Colts’ tight end Kylen Granson and...
Little Yogis Bring Peace to Austin Through Yoga Peace School
August 1, 2022
An Dang was enthused to hear that her daughter’s teachers noticed her heightened emotional intelligence and how it compared to other students. The reason being? Yoga. Aside from the physical benefits of developing motor...
Behind the Marching Bands of Austin ISD
August 1, 2022
Marching bands make football games sound like football games. They create the pre-game pageantry and hype, and they power their school’s players, fans, cheerleaders and drill teams with pop songs, fight songs and “let’s...
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...
Why is a Stretching Routine Key to Caring for Your Arthritis?
July 8, 2022
If you suffer from arthritis, and your symptoms are flaring up, moving your body can seem all but impossible. Although it may seem counter-intuitive, there are many reasons why getting your joints moving is...
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 Art and Science of Bodybuilding
July 1, 2022
We are all building (or breaking down) our bodies every day with the choices we make. But for competitive bodybuilders, the process of creating an incredibly muscular and toned body is taken to the...
How to Stay Safe While Exercising Outdoors as a Woman
July 1, 2022
The beauty of Austin’s many parks certainly beckons us to take our exercise outside, soak up the warm weather and enjoy all our city has to offer. But before heading out for an outdoor...
A Deep Dive Into Making Sustainable Swimwear
July 1, 2022
With summer at its peak, oceans are a popular place to cool off — but the swimsuit you wear could be harming the very oceans you’re swimming in. Many swimwear brands use materials that...
How Neal Bendesky Transformed His Body and Life
July 1, 2022
Being asked if you’re Santa Clause can bring up many mixed emotions. For Neal Bendesky, it was his pivot point. On October 12, 2015, a young boy innocently mistook 57-year-old Bendesky for Santa Clause....
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...
Best Waterfalls to Visit in Austin
June 3, 2022
Texas is not the main place one would go looking for water, especially waterfalls! Thankfully Austin is the most nature-packed part of the state! With the intense summer heat creeping in, staying near water...
The Mission Behind the Bark Ranger Program
June 1, 2022
In a city as beautiful as Austin, the parks and outdoor spaces entice many dog owners and their dogs. While Austin is known for being dog-friendly, the beauty of our parks and water spaces,...
A Conversation with Landscape Photographer Christopher Zebo
June 1, 2022
Christopher Zebo ran out of gas in Texas. In 2009, Zebo packed up all of his belongings and explored the lower 48 states for four months with a backseat full of photography gear. The...
The Best Places for Stargazing in Austin and Texas
June 1, 2022
Austin is well-known for various reasons, including its picturesque outdoor spaces such as Lady Bird Lake, Barton Creek Greenbelt and Zilker Park. However, finding a perfect spot to stargaze can be challenging because of...
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