October 2012 Articles

Blast Off with Powerful Legs
October 31, 2012
Here is a circuit that is a surefire way to build overall work capacity (more work in less time) and a stronger, more enduring lower body. It’s a great complement to any type of...
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The Business Side of Road Racing
October 25, 2012
October kicks off the busiest period of the year for local race directors, most logging incredibly long hours for the next six months. It’s a dynamic, demanding job of building and maintaining a website,...
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One Tough Mamma Jamma Gal
October 25, 2012
Want to see in person one of the toughest, coolest, most caring athletes you could ever imagine? Head out to Reunion Ranch northwest of Georgetown on October 27 for the Mamma Jamma Ride, a...
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True Grit
October 25, 2012
The smoke has hardly cleared from the firestorms of the recent Republican and Democratic conventions as we approach the final presidential debates that will likely establish the course of our country for decades to...
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Chicken Salad Wrap with Curry
October 25, 2012
This wrap is a tasty option for a nutritious lunch at work or school. Pack it with some fresh fruit, and the kids will love it. What You Need 2 cups roasted chicken breast,...
Fitness-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas
October 25, 2012
Austin loves Halloween. The decorations, the haunted houses, the trick-or-treating, and especially the costumes! And if any of you are like myself, then you still have NO idea what you are going to don...
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Doubling Your Distance the Safe Way
October 25, 2012
If you’re participating in the Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge (AFMDC), you’re already geared up for the first race on October 7, the IBM Uptown Classic 10K. New AFMDC runners have prepared by doing...
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October 25, 2012
Have you played Cell Phone Roulette?  Everyone at a restaurant puts his or her cell phone in the center of the table.  The first one to touch a phone picks up the tab.  It's...
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The Art of the Interval
October 25, 2012
No matter how long you’ve been riding a bike, there comes a point where you say to yourself, “I wish I were faster.” Whether it’s catching every green light on your commute, winning the...
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2012 Fall Shoe Review
October 25, 2012
A look across the landscape of running shoes for Fall 2012 reveals more product diversity than in any season of the past decade. The potential for confusion points to the need for education, and...
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The Fit Business Guide
October 25, 2012
It’s incredible the number of fitness-focused businesses that got their start right here in Austin—nationally recognized retailers, nutritional items, and fitness products—all of which started small and have gone global. Because of these homegrown...
Fit Finds
October 25, 2012
Apparel Ford Warriors in Pink | Strength of the Warrior Yoga Pants, Warrior Tank Top, and True Warrior Jacket Where to find it: www.fordcares.com These 95 percent cotton/5 percent spandex pants and yoga top...
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2012 Texas Mamma Jamma Ride
October 25, 2012
Since its inaugural ride in 2009, the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride has raised more than $1,400,000 making it the most successful breast cancer ride in the country. Given that one out of every eight...
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No More Tour Titles for Lance Armstrong
October 25, 2012
Today, the International Cycling Union announced that it would not appeal the United States Anti-Doping Agency's (USADA) recommendation to ban Lance Armstrong for life from Olympic sport.  The ICU waived its right to bring...
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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Collaborating on a Hopeful Vision for Baylor Street
October 25, 2012
Do you recognize the location of November’s “Muscle Movement of the Month” photo shoot? That’s the Art Wall, located near 11th and Baylor (it’s official name is the Local to Global Outdoor Gallery Project...
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AFMDC Leaderboard
October 25, 2012
Here are the overall and the age group leaders in the Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge as of October 14, following Race #1, the IBM Uptown Challenge 10K. Registration for the AFMDC is closed;...
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Fit Focus Submission Guidelines
October 25, 2012
Take your point-and-shoot camera (or better) and hit us with your best shot! This month Austin Fit Magazine is publishing the best reader-submitted photos.   Photo guidelines: Photos must be original artwork submitted in...
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Running a Marathon Can Be Simple—And Free
October 25, 2012
Running is simple and free. Running marathons is hard and often expensive. Getting from simple, free running to a marathon finish line is accomplished more easily with the help of other runners, either as...
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