December 2012: The Gift Guide Issue

This 2012 December Issue is all about giving. Not only will the gift guides get you ready for the holidays, but see other ways you can give back to the Austin community. Read about volunteer opportunities, Austin charities, coaches that give back and a look inside some of Austin’s nonprofits.

 
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From The December 2012 Issue

December 23, 2012
On January 19, 2013, a few days before my 75th birthday, I plan to bicycle for 75 miles to encourage people to make donations to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. No, I don’t have the...
December 18, 2012
The next installment in Austin Fit Magazine’s Distance Challenge is close at hand. The races so far have been increasing your abilities and stretching your training to its limits. The new Rogue 30K promises...
December 17, 2012
On January 19, 2013, a few days before my 75th birthday, I plan to bicycle for 75 miles to encourage people to make donations to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. No, I don’t have the...
December 11, 2012
When she sits down for her interview, Raleigh Hager doesn’t respond to most of the questions directly. Rather, she turns back to her mom first, as if she’s looking for some sort of approval...
December 5, 2012
Every year about this time, I find myself completely amazed that the holiday season is here already. Usually, I am reminded by clients, when I ask them what challenges they see coming up. Inevitably,...
December 3, 2012
It’s a picture-perfect Austin day, one of those rare fall moments when the sky is as blue as the Caribbean and yet there’s a slight chill to the air. A small group of people...
December 3, 2012
I’ve heard many good things about the infamous Amid at Castle Hill Fitness. A former employee of AFM and a very close friend always told me he put together the best group fitness classes. ...
December 3, 2012
Many dedicated athletes will at some point in their careers become teachers of the sport. Some make this transition after their racing days are over and others do it while still actively competing. I...
December 3, 2012
A lot of triathletes are obsessed with gadgets. There is always the latest, “coolest” gear and technology coming out, and we want to have it. Why? The thought that each one of these toys...
December 3, 2012
It was day four of the TransRockies six-day trail race and I was in the small town of Redcliff in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. I was part of the finish line catering crew waiting...
December 3, 2012
Our feet power us through almost every sport imaginable, not to mention keeping us moving healthily throughout the day. In the December print issue of Austin Fit Magazine, you saw Dr. Martha Pyron’s handy...
December 3, 2012
Are you interested in getting more involved in the Central Texas cycling community in the new year? Well you're in luck! Beginning in January 2013, Bicycle Sport Shop will be offering four new cycling clubs –...
December 3, 2012
Why the quotes around the word “core”? I think most anyone can recognize the trends, flash, and hype that help sell certain ideas and training tools in the fitness industry. Well, the word “core”...
December 3, 2012
Twenty-two thousand name tags weigh about 22 pounds—according to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas staff. John Turner, the marketing and communications director, smiled as he gestured towards one of the site’s prize...
December 3, 2012
26 Miles for 26 Charities 26 Miles for 26 Charities is the philanthropic program associated with the LiveStrong Austin Marathon and Half Marathon. Every spring, organizations submit an application. The board of directors for...
December 3, 2012
As a coach, I am fortunate enough to see athletes in action every day. My job is to train, challenge, and motivate athletes. A lot of my athletes share their goals with me as...
December 3, 2012
Keeping up with cyclists who are faster than you is a pedaling art. Watch experienced riders and you’ll be amazed how their seemingly simple pedal strokes keep them in the group of fast moving...
December 3, 2012
Claudette Wakefield runs. Does she ever! On October 20, 2012, she completed her goal of racing a half marathon in each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. She has run more than one...
December 3, 2012
The holidays are a time to look good, feel good, and enjoy the comfort of friends and family. Here are some products and services from Austin businesses that are sure to make your season...
December 3, 2012
This delicious vegetable galette recipe can be used many different ways. You can serve it as an appetizer or with a side salad for a light lunch or dinner. What You Need For Pastry...
December 3, 2012
The holiday wrap has been put in the recycling bin, the family is recovering from unbridled glee and festive food, and perhaps there's a shopping trip to make some gift returns or to take...
December 3, 2012
The next installment in Austin Fit Magazine’s Distance Challenge is close at hand. The races so far have been increasing your abilities and stretching your training to its limits. The new Rogue 30K promises...
December 3, 2012
In this season of giving and receiving, I would like to share my greatest treasure of receiving. In 1987, six local plastic surgeons met and formed a cleft lip and cleft palate team, which...
December 3, 2012
It’s a picture-perfect Austin day, one of those rare fall moments when the sky is as blue as the Caribbean and yet there’s a slight chill to the air. A small group of people...
December 3, 2012
It’s that time of year when we settle in with friends and family and gratitude. Here is a sketch of giving and holiday celebrations, by the numbers.   23 Percentage by which men are...
December 3, 2012
A conversation with Raleigh Hager, 2012 Pro Female Wake Surfing World Champion When she sits down for her interview, Raleigh Hager doesn't respond to most of the questions directly. Rather, she turns back to...
December 3, 2012
Every family is composed of people who want completely different things. For better or for worse, without each hobby, dream and quirk your home wouldn’t be the same. When we embrace our differences, they...
December 3, 2012
This month marks the final installment of Austin Fit Magazine’s long-time favorite feature “Kick Mo’s Butt!” starring Monica Brant, the glamorous local fitness icon. Brant, who has accumulated three world titles including the 1998 Fitness Olympia...
December 3, 2012
One of the most asked questions this year has been, Are we better off than we were? Certainly everyone has his own perspective, but where each of us lands on this issue is highly...
December 3, 2012
Every year about this time, I find myself completely amazed that the holiday season is here already. Usually, I am reminded by clients, when I ask them what challenges they see coming up. Inevitably,...
December 3, 2012
It’s New Year’s Eve and your first thought for today may not be on fitness.  But with the dawn of the new year often come resolutions for a healthier lifestyle.  We here at Austin...
December 3, 2012
Circuit of The Americas’ official catering and hospitality partner, Sodexo, has donated more than $142,000 to local community groups by partnering with nonprofit organizations on food service efforts surrounding the inaugural FORMULA 1 UNITED...
December 3, 2012
 Austin Fit Magazine took the opportunity to showcase some wonderful items for all types of fitness personalities in our recent 2012 Gift Guide. But there are a few items that really needed an individual...
December 3, 2012
When I was about eight or nine years old, a cruel twist of fate made me miss the opportunity to meet some Olympic swimmers who were the guests of honor at my swim team’s...
December 3, 2012
In the me-focused world of our toddlers, the holidays (for our family, Christmas) can disproportionately revolve around getting. For our inherently selfish little ones, most any gift guide should be renamed a “get” guide....
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