June 2021 Articles

Running Big Bend
June 1, 2021
In early April, 20 adventurous trail runners headed west to Big Bend for Trail Roots’ first Runcation of 2021. Just after the 2019 trip, the world closed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic and,...
Kick Mo’s Butt: HIT Athletic + Yancy Culp and DEKA STRONG
June 1, 2021
Is it ironic, coincidental, interesting or only destiny that I reunited with Master Coach and Elite Spartan racer, Yancy Culp, and completed my first DEKA STRONG experience for this month’s Kick Mo’s Butt workout...
Listens for the Road: Audiobooks & Podcasts
June 1, 2021
Long drives, no matter how exciting the destination, can get real boring, real fast. If you’re hoping to switch things up from your usual road trip playlist, we’ve got just what you need. Whether...
Treat While You Travel
June 1, 2021
Human beings love to travel. In 2019, a total of 2.3 billion individuals took trips in the United States alone. We travel for many reasons: to experience new people, places and cultures; to broaden...
America’s Epidemic
June 1, 2021
The late Anthony Bourdain once said, “I think food, culture, people and landscape are all absolutely inseparable.” From the ingredients in signature dishes to the preparation, down to the details of presentation, food tells...
Destination Fitness
June 1, 2021
While many train for local 5Ks, marathons, triathlons and more, some prefer to take their fitness up a notch, or even to another part of the world. This month, learn how one group turned...
Stretch Away the Stiffness of Prolonged Sitting
June 1, 2021
As the world tries to move back to normalcy, many people are planning much-needed trips and vacations and, as physical therapists say, “it’s all fun and games till someone’s back goes out.”  Just kidding,...
How to Make Healthy Choices While Traveling
June 1, 2021
Long flights, longer road trips, fast food, eating out — the epitome of travel. Sitting in an airplane or car for extended periods of time, we often reach for something quick and satisfying to...
5 Hormone-Altering Chemicals That Have a Negative Effect on the Endocrine System
June 1, 2021
If it has been a while since human biology class, the endocrine system may not be as familiar to you as the respiratory system or the circulatory system. The endocrine system is a group...
How to Avoid Constipation While Traveling
June 1, 2021
While traveling may look a little different these days, one thing remains — that pesky bout of constipation. If you’ve ever experienced this, you are not alone! One thing to always remember when it...
The Meridian Cup
June 1, 2021
For most, the green of a golf course is a place for skill, conversation and healthy competition. However, for the group of friends that play for “The Meridian Cup” every year, taking a trip...
Ambassador’s Corner: Rise Kickbox + MSW Lounge Recap
June 1, 2021
Hello AFM readers! This month, we journeyed over to a small kickboxing gym located off of Airport Boulevard: Rise Kickbox. First and foremost, Rise Kickbox is a welcoming environment for all fitness levels, and...
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...
What to Know Before Traveling Solo
June 1, 2021
Taking time away to enjoy new experiences in new environments does not necessarily have to be with friends or family. Although traveling solo may appear daunting, it provides the perfect opportunity for self-reflection, adventure...
Are You Overtraining?
June 1, 2021
In the fitness world, there’s a subjectively thin line between what is lauded as a healthy relationship with health and fitness and what would be considered a dangerous obsession. And I don’t use the...
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