August 2022: The Austin Youth Issue

Playtime never has to end! This month’s Austin Youth Issue has everything you need to cherish, encourage, care for and be wowed by your kids. Read more to hear about a social circus that empowers underserved Austin youth, a kids’ yoga school, orgs that help end child hunger, a local youth soccer club, children and their body image, and teen fitness. Let’s celebrate our Austin kiddos!

 
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From The August 2022 Issue

September 9, 2022
When it’s not 110 degrees outside, Austin has some of the best bouldering and sport climbing spots for rock climbing enthusiasts. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced, these hidden gems provide great climbing for...
August 18, 2022
Free Day of Yoga is making its grand return in Austin, and it’s bigger than ever!  The 20-year organization, now under new ownership of local gym and spa Castle Hill Fitness, brings together local...
August 18, 2022
Foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Robert Joseph, specializes in treating injuries to ligaments, tendons, and bones. When possible, he uses minimally invasive techniques and cutting-edge solutions created by Anika that address issues such as...
August 1, 2022
Encouraging kids to stay active through the hot summer months might sound as much fun to them as summer school, but what if they were prowling through the jungle instead? Jumping into a pond?...
August 1, 2022
For the past 17 years, Callie Brown has struggled with anxiety. On top of that, she was diagnosed with autism early this year, making it sometimes a challenge for her to do daily activities....
August 1, 2022
Servings 6  298 calories, 39.4 carbohydrates, 8.5 fat, 19.9 protein  Ingredients:  18 oz sweet potatoes, cut into small pieces  24 egg whites  6 tbsp almond butter  3 cups of fresh or frozen blueberries  1...
August 1, 2022
During my 21st Arnold Sports Festival appearance earlier this year, I ran into a former friend, co-founder and gym owner, Seneca Sarnella.   As a two-time Texas’ Strongest Man champion and highly-decorated strength athlete, Seneca...
August 1, 2022
Meet Marla, this month’s featured pet from Austin Pets Alive!  Marla was the most recent Austin FC honorary mascot and is hoping to be united with her new family! She is three years old...
August 1, 2022
Climbing up the 15-meter-wall, the boy was neck and neck with his opponent. Grabbing onto each red hold and propelling himself up, the young climber raced to the finish line. Reaching the top, the...
August 1, 2022
Staying motivated throughout the summer months is difficult. Fortunately, for teens across the country, Planet Fitness is continuing their High School Summer Pass, which allows teens aged 14 to 19 to work out for...
August 1, 2022
Diets are becoming an increasingly popular trend, not only in Austin but across the country. However, are these diets safe to follow on a regular basis, especially for children? Many think diets like veganism...
August 1, 2022
In the gymnasium of the Red River Church, foils and epees are clashing with each other in a bout of fencing. They start off with a salute, blade raised in front of them before...
August 1, 2022
Although Houston and Dallas lead the numbers in Texas NFL player production, Austin is catching up as they’ve produced around 70 players since 1952. These players include Indianapolis Colts’ tight end Kylen Granson and...
August 1, 2022
Hello, AFM! Today, I’ll be covering my workout at Orangetheory. Despite running two marathons in my life, I still don’t enjoy cardio more than lifting heavy things. Knowing the emphasis Orangetheory places on cardio,...
August 1, 2022
Often, creativity is assumed to be something only for painters, artists or musicians. However, it’s also for the biker, soccer player, dancer, archer, weightlifter and climber — all of whom press on to a...
August 1, 2022
Promotional packaging and efficient marketing techniques make healthy eating for kids a bit complicated. Fruit chews featuring “Paw Patrol” will make your son scream for Chase’s gummies.  On the other hand, this can be...
August 1, 2022
With the lack of access to affordable, nutritious diets, food insecurity has been a continuing problem across the country. According to the Food Research & Action Center, over 38 million Americans lived in households...
August 1, 2022
An Dang was enthused to hear that her daughter’s teachers noticed her heightened emotional intelligence and how it compared to other students. The reason being? Yoga. Aside from the physical benefits of developing motor...
August 1, 2022
Oftentimes, we autopilot to find solutions in the same ways that those who were around us while we were growing up did. If your family turned to Western medicine a lot, perhaps you do...
August 1, 2022
In many years of training clients, one unfortunate recurring theme pops up, particularly in female clients. The details change slightly, but the overall message is the same — they dislike their body, have a...
August 1, 2022
Watching children at recess can sometimes seem like watching chaos personified. But the seemingly nonsensical stories and worlds they create are actually quite important to a child’s development. While they may not be learning...
August 1, 2022
Marching bands make football games sound like football games. They create the pre-game pageantry and hype, and they power their school’s players, fans, cheerleaders and drill teams with pop songs, fight songs and “let’s...
August 1, 2022
Patrick Miller, the founder and Director of Coaching of Capital City Soccer Club, felt his most comfortable on the soccer field from a young age. Miller grew up in the Dallas area with two...
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