October 2010 Articles

Austin Oyster Race This Weekend – Comment Below to WIN A FREE ENTRY
October 6, 2010
Billed as the “Ultimate Urban Adventure Race” for its uncanny ability to combine athleticism with thought-provoking strategy, the Oyster Race requires each team to bike and run and may include paddling, climbing, public transportation...
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KMB: Jack & Adam’s Core/Calisthenics Class
October 6, 2010
WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE WORKOUT? Well, due to my latest contest preparation I arrived at this KMB feature with two intense workouts under my belt and was honestly quite tired. Needless to...
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Should Fitness Companies Pay for Park Use? – Take the Survey
October 6, 2010
Despite overwhelming turnout on Monday night from the Austin fitness community, the issue of commercial use of parkland still looms large. In fact, Austin Parks and Recreation just posted a survey on their Web...
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Cover Feature: Fighting for Fitness
October 6, 2010
4 Local Boxers Who’ve Made Training the Ultimate TitleJesús “El Matador” Chávez, Anissa “The Assassin” Zamarron, Sonya Emery and Richard Lord. If you happen to be a local fighter or just train here competitively, then you’re probably aware of how...
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Mike Thompson: A True Ironman
October 6, 2010
When Mike Thompson was only 10 years old, he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a rare form of blood cancer found in children. Unsure of how to treat an adult form of Leukemia...
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The 2000 Mile Run
October 6, 2010
Residents of Austin may be unaware, but our city is the destination of three men on an incredible mission. On September 3, Scott Jenkins, Rusty Tolliver and Rhys Jenkins left Boston, Massachusetts on a...
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Austin Aztex Leaving for Orlando
October 6, 2010
  By James Wangemann, AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF The Austin Aztex announced today that the professional soccer club will leave Central Texas for Orlando, Fla. The team said it had accepted an offer from a United Kingdom-led group...
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Want a Halloween Workout? BOO Camp this Friday!
October 6, 2010
Trying to fit into your Halloween costume? Looking for a spooky way to stay in shape? Want a fright night of fitness you won’t forget? Well, this Friday, October 29th, HEAT Boot Camp will...
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Taxes on Soda and Sports Drinks Shown to Reduce Obesity
October 6, 2010
Increasing the price of calorically sweetened beverages—such as soda and sports drinks—is shown to reduce caloric intake and reduce obesity in the long run according to an article published in the newest issue of...
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I SUP, You SUP
October 6, 2010
I’ve always said that Austin is just like a beach town…of course, without the beach. On any given weekend you’ll find thousands of people hitting the trail or heading to Barton Springs in bikinis,...
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Vote Early for Proposition 1
October 6, 2010
With early voting wrapping up this Friday, October 29, it seems fitting to post a reminder to both vote early, and to scroll all the way down to the end of the ballot to...
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Mechanically Separated Poultry/AKA Chicken McNuggets
October 6, 2010
The photo above has been extensively passed around recently, and for good reason: it’s a peek into the rarely-seen world of mechanically separated meat. Fooducate writes:Someone figured out in the 1960s that meat processors...
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2010 Fall Shoe Showcase
October 6, 2010
by Cregg Weinmann, Running Network Footwear Reviewer Each season, the overall direction of the footwear industry is revealed in trends. For more than four years, we’ve reported that companies have been lightening up many...
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October 6, 2010
About a month ago, my wife and I took a flight to Philadelphia to visit our families. Just before takeoff, the flight-attendant went through the normal pre-flight instructions about seat belts, overhead compartments and...
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Cranberry Orange Muffins
October 6, 2010
with Anne L. Wilfong, RD, LD Slightly sweet and tart, these cranberry orange muffins will jump-start any brisk fall day. What You Need: 2 cups frozen cranberries ¼ cup sugar 2 tsp. orange zest...
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Elite Athletes Accept Pain
October 6, 2010
Ever thought professional athletes just had something that set them apart from the average athlete? Well, the following article suggests that what separates elite athletes from athletes is simply the willingness to accept pain....
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What SUP? Stand Up Paddle Boarding
October 6, 2010
                      Work Out on the Water…Without Ever Getting Wet If you spent any time on or near the luscious lakes of Austin this past summer,...
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