April 2021: The DIY Issue

The ultimate DIY project? Building a home gym. Meet eight locals who have transformed a space in their home into a fully-functional gym equipped with all the workout tech one could dream of. In addition to our main feature, learn how to compost, build the ultimate road trip van, brew your own kombucha, treat a few aches and pains, and more.

 
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From The April 2021 Issue

April 1, 2021
Continuing our quest to explore open and available training facilities in the Austin area, this month, we ventured over to Hudson Bend for a unique training experience for our April KMB feature. We like...
April 1, 2021
Even after a year, we are all still in the ring and up against COVID-19. While some of us have mastered going to the grocery store sans anxiety and are accustomed to normal outings...
April 1, 2021
Acupressure, a more subtle form of acupuncture, is based on the idea of Qi (energy life force) circulating the body. When your Qi circulates and flows smoothly, you are healthy and well-balanced. However, when...
April 1, 2021
Making the switch to more natural products can sometimes be a bit overwhelming when you don’t know where to start. To make things a little easier, one of the best places to start is...
April 1, 2021
Before we dive in, or rather, immerse ourselves into the ice baths or cold water immersion (CWI), let’s break the ice with a joke. Why does rapper, celebrity and actor Ice Cube put money...
April 1, 2021
Jim had been an avid runner for many years when he began noticing a tightening of the muscles at the front of his hip. When that tension eventually turned into pain and began limiting...
April 1, 2021
​For optimal function and vitality in our bodies, sleep is often the overlooked and underappreciated component. According to neuroscientist, professor and author of the book, “Why We Sleep,” Matthew Walker states, “Sleep is Mother...
April 1, 2021
During the last year, do-it-yourself projects have been taken to the next level with millions of people creating their own fitness spaces to be able to safely work out in the comfort of their...
April 1, 2021
If the last year has taught us anything, it’s how important fitness is to our overall health and wellness. For more reasons than just physical, moving our bodies does wonders for our mental and...
April 1, 2021
Airstream living and van life have taken the world by storm recently as people find new ways to live and travel sustainably and safely. The hashtag #vanlife itself has over nine million posts on...
April 1, 2021
Building a weekly menu can save you time and money, and help plan for living a healthy-eating lifestyle. Depending on your nutrition goals, creating a meal plan can be a solid foundation as you...
April 1, 2021
With spring in the air, change is upon us. Switching up routines or products is something to encourage and even celebrate because it keeps your routine exciting. Keep this mantra in mind as I...
April 1, 2021
Ginger root is a popular spice that many people recognize and probably even have in their kitchen. What people often do not realize, however, is that this same spice (in either its fresh or...
April 1, 2021
Composting is a great way to improve the environment and can also be a very fulfilling hobby. Austin, being one of the most eco-friendly cities in the U.S., is filled with individuals that implement...
April 1, 2021
Fresh food is arguably the best food, filled with so many vitamins and antioxidants — not to mention they usually taste better. Freezing foods can be beneficial when working against time, but fresh foods...
April 1, 2021
If you’re wanting to learn how to make kombucha, it’s likely you’ve already tried the drink and are quite the kombucha enthusiast already. For those who haven’t, kombucha is a fermented tea that originated...
April 1, 2021
Working from home is more common than ever. While people either enjoy or dislike an at-home office, individuals can take advantage of their space by taking steps to create a unique work environment that...
April 1, 2021
Austin is not only a fit city, but a green city. Here, Austinites aim high to take care of its natural beauties as much as possible — from reducing plastic bags to investing in...
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