June 2022 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...
What to Do If Injured in the Wilderness
June 1, 2022
When preparing for a camping or hiking trip, packing a first-aid kit is crucial. The second thing to remember is if you get injured while in the wilderness, you must stay calm, regardless of...
Prep Mo for Summer: Skin Envy Austin
June 1, 2022
With summer kicking off, we, at AFM, decided to dive into equally important ways to care for ourselves other than solely exercising. As showcased through Kick Mo’s Butt, the great city of Austin offers...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Perfect Park Picnic
June 1, 2022
There is nothing more romantic, intimate or familiar than an old-fashioned picnic in the park. Whether it be your neighborhood park or a state park, there are plenty of places in Austin to set...
Does Light Pollution Impact Your Mental Health?
June 1, 2022
In 1994, the Northridge earthquake struck the city of Los Angeles at 4:30 a.m., causing a citywide power outage. Shortly after, the surrounding observatories received numerous calls from spooked residents claiming to see an...
7 Tips to Make Your Summer Barbecue Healthier
June 1, 2022
Summer is the perfect season for eating healthier. Nature opens up her pantry, providing fresh fruits and vegetables in abundance. Holidays like the Fourth of July revolve around fireworks, not food.  However, your weekend...
Recipe of the Month: Power Breakfast Sandwich
June 1, 2022
Serves 1 302 calories, 30.3 carbohydrates, 9.8 fat, 22.2 protein (without egg) 374 calories, 30.7 carbohydrates, 14.5 fat, 28.5 protein (with egg) Ingredients: 1 Ezekiel multi-grain English muffin 2 oz lox 1 egg (optional)...
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...
Here’s What Backpacking in Big Bend Taught Me
June 1, 2022
At the beginning of April, I went backpacking in Big Bend National Park. This trip was a gift and fell on my one-year anniversary of opening my business. If you have your own businesses,...
A Deep Dive Into Naturopathic Medicine
June 1, 2022
The topic of naturopathic medicine is a complicated one.  Although naturopathic medicine requires the same education level as a medical doctor plus additional courses on nutrition and herbal/physical medicines, naturopathic physicians aren’t formally licensed...
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...
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