Category: "People" Articles

Age Like an Austinite: Advice from Five Austin Seniors
August 1, 2021
There’s a lot that goes into longevity, even outside of overall health. There’s also love, fulfillment, activity and change. To help any age better understand life from a different perspective, AFM interviewed several Austin...
Father-daughter duo taking on heart health with the American Heart Association
July 1, 2021
Erich Sanchack, Executive Vice President of Operations at Digital Realty, and his daughter, Dani Sanchack, are Austin transplants who are inspiring and advocating for heart and stroke patients across Central Texas. A former U.S....
Kate the Chemist: Professor, Science Entertainer and Self-Proclaimed Pyromaniac
July 1, 2021
The first time Dr. Kate Biberdorf realized that she might really be on to something in the science communication realm was at the beginning of a new school semester. On the first morning of...
Athlete Spotlight: Ashley Kidd
June 1, 2021
A lot goes into what it takes to become a world champion wake surfer, not just once, but five times over. This month, we speak with local wakesurfing athlete Ashley Kidd, on all things...
Real Food Bar
June 1, 2021
Through our Zoom call, Anna Sullivan held up the palm of her hand.  “If you’re [not] familiar with how we do things there, we always like [to] point to a hand,” Sullivan says.  Anna...
How Mindfulness Meditation Helped My Fitness Journey
February 4, 2021
I started my fitness journey back in 2014, after two years living outside my native country, Spain, where eating habits and daily activity levels were quite different. My diet back home was mostly Mediterranean...
Athlete Spotlight: David Garza
January 1, 2021
Behind his exterior of muscles and a big smile, Austin local David Garza is just as compassionate at heart as he lets on.  As one of Austin’s most motivated fitness instructors, Garza gladly admits...
Fighting for a Second Chance
January 1, 2021
Mixed martial arts is a brutal sport. The combination of fighting styles and the one-on-one setup make it perhaps the ultimate test of primal instinct, tactical skill and ability to take a hit. In...
From Tribulation to Triumph: The Inspiring Story of Thomas Jung
January 1, 2021
Every January, like clockwork, my feed gets flooded with flashy ads whose headlines are all trying to say the same thing: Get inspired for the new year! Get inspired with this new supplement! Get...
Athlete Spotlight: Julia Gschwind
December 15, 2020
Julia Gschwind is a boxer, martial artist, coach, mother and owner of the Austin Women’s Boxing Club in South Austin. Julia was also the San Francisco Golden Gloves Champion in 2000. After years of...
Austin Trainers on Our Radar
September 1, 2020
Anthony Ferraro, Certified by USA Track & Field, American College of Sports Medicine, TRX 200 Hr Certified Yoga Teacher  https://www.anthonyferraro.com/ Location: Austin Specializations: Run coaching, Strength training, Personal yoga, Buddy training, Group yoga, High...
Capturing Health with Judy Cole
August 1, 2020
For some, it’s the aspect of competition that fuels one’s passion for racing. It can be found in the last-minute jitters that vibrate under one’s skin just before a race begins, surrounded by people...
Mind and Movement
July 1, 2020
It is no secret our minds and bodies are part of one being, but when talking about health, we tend to separate our mental and physical selves. However, growing research suggests there is actually...
Movement That Matters
July 1, 2020
For these four Austinites, movement is not just a form of recreational fun and physical fitness but an integral aspect of their lives. From their livelihood to how they serve and uplift our community,...
Adam Loewy — Loewy Law Firm
May 4, 2020
Adam Loewy is one of the top personal injury lawyers in Austin and has recovered tens of millions of dollars for his clients since starting his firm in 2005. The Loewy Law Firm is...
Run Like Rowe
May 1, 2020
Local endurance athlete helps deliver necessities amongst COVID-19 pandemic — on foot. It doesn’t take long into a conversation with CC Rowe to realize she is an asset to the Austin community.  Not only...
Raising a Fit Family
April 2, 2020
After the birth of their first child, Christophe and Patricia Ponsart ran a triathlon together. Then they did it again after their second kiddo, and yet again with their third. The tradition checked a...
Home Gym Hideaway — The Bunker
April 1, 2020
What comes to mind when you think of a home gym? Is it a garage turned into a partial gym space? One-half fits actual fitness equipment, while the other half is filled with storage...
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