August 2012: Ten Fittest Issue

The first ever AFM Fittest was a blast, and this issue brings you all the details and fun you may have missed! Nearly 300 participants showed up for the competition, and 10 made it to the top. Even read a review from a participant to get the experience for yourself — and prepare for next year!

 
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From The August 2012 Issue

August 7, 2012
Ask ten people around Austin to describe their view of fitness and you’re going to get ten different answers. This is one of the great things about our ever-growing town because there are so...
August 7, 2012
The difference between work and play is how you view it. How you view it is largely determined by the manner in which you talk about it, especially to yourself. I raise this issue...
August 7, 2012
After the dust settled at our first ever AFM FITTEST presented by Nexersys event on June 9, 2012, at Camp Mabry, the general consensus from spectators, sponsors, competitors, and staff was that it was...
August 7, 2012
One of the hardest things a competitor can do is quit. Of course, there are obvious times when you have to concede the day, such as when broken bones, medical intervention, and conditions beyond...
August 7, 2012
They signed up; they showed up; they measured up. Nearly 300 participants converged on the Camp Mabry parade ground on Saturday, June 9, to test themselves against national norms in ten tests that spanned...
August 7, 2012
When you’re in the market for a new appliance, it helps to know what the Consumer Reports rating is…they’ve tested all the food processors, grills, and vacuum cleaners across categories so we, the consumers,...
August 7, 2012
Best in Test Results Dynamax Standing Med Ball Toss Judy McElroy (35) threw the med ball 26 feet. Brandon Drenon (24) threw the med ball over 41 feet. Fitness Institute of Texas Standing Broad...
August 7, 2012
Senior fitness means different things to different people. While family members, physicians, and physical therapists want seniors to be healthy, most elders not only want to be healthy but also to keep on doing...
August 7, 2012
What a weekend for Austin locals in London for the 2012 Olympic games! I’m still trying to soak up all the awesome-ness I witnessed in the wake of the swimming events, including AMAZING performances...
August 7, 2012
Though the dust has settled, the adrenaline from the 2012 AFM FITTEST presented by Nexersys is still flowing. It was motivating to watch such a wide range of competitors come out; we saw fitness enthusiasts awaken...
August 7, 2012
Have you ever wondered how celebrities get fit so quickly, whether they’re preparing for a physically intense role or just losing weight after pregnancy? I certainly have, especially after my daughter was born. And...
August 7, 2012
with Anne Wilfong, RD, LD  Bruschetta is a great appetizer to hold your family or guests over until dinner. This goat cheese and pesto twist will make your bruschetta one to remember! What You...
August 7, 2012
Ovarian cancer used to be a death sentence. And while the survival rate remains low for those diagnosed in the later stages, early detection of the disease has nearly a 90 percent survival rate...
August 7, 2012
Ovarian cancer used to be a death sentence. And while the survival rate remains low for those diagnosed in the later stages, early detection of the disease has nearly a 90 percent survival rate...
August 7, 2012
We’re coming up on 1 week of Olympic games and Austin athletes have been representing well! Check out some of the highlights of our ATX athletes thus far and make sure to follow those...
August 7, 2012
Dynamax Standing Med Ball TossJudy McElroy (35) threw the med ball 26 feet. Brandon Drenon (24) threw the med ball over 41 feet.
August 7, 2012
by Shannon Mitchel MD, PT I cringe when I hear a person say, “I can’t run because I have bad knees.” It pains me to even type it. The problem with their problem is that...
August 7, 2012
I was prepping for the biggest race of my adult life, the 400 meter Master’s Invitational Women’s event at the United States Olympic Trials, so I asked highly decorated athlete and educated trainer Chad...
August 7, 2012
Cosmetic surgery for men is a rapidly expanding field, as operations that were once considered taboo are now more commonplace procedures. Today, men are having liposuctions, facial work, and abdominoplasties (tummy tucks). As with...
August 7, 2012
Davis (4), our very inquisitive and intense first-born, recently posed a question to me: “Daddy, why don’t I have any trophies?” Unlike many of his interrogatories, this one wasn’t completely out of left field....
August 7, 2012
It’s a childhood rite of passage to learn to ride a bike. Even before the training wheels are removed, parents understand the joy, freedom, and positive health benefits of their children being able to...
August 7, 2012
AFM concludes its coverage of the FITTEST just as the world begins to watch the Olympics, so it seemed fitting to find some facts that take a look at the competitive spirit. 3Number of continents...
August 7, 2012
It’s a childhood rite of passage to learn to ride a bike. Even before the training wheels are removed, parents understand the joy, freedom, and positive health benefits of their children being able to...
August 7, 2012
After the dust settled at our first ever AFM FITTEST presented by Nexersys event on June 9, 2012, at Camp Mabry, the general consensus from spectators, sponsors, competitors, and staff was that it was...
August 7, 2012
For me, it’s running a marathon at 7,200 feet with no real starting line, using my weakest muscles in a workout, and picking up something I never thought I could. On June 9, Austin...
August 7, 2012
Epi-Pet Sun Protector Spray Available at:Highmark Kennel, 10210 Circle Drive, Austin, TX 78736 and online at epi-pet.com Product Cost: $18 Believe it or not, dogs (and horses) need sunscreen, too. Fair-skinned and hairless dogs may...
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