December 2015: The Best Of Issue

Welcome to the AFM Best Of 2015 Awards! For the first time, we’re bringing you the winners a month earlier so you can see who won before the year’s end. See who ranked top across the 56 health and fitness categories.

 
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From The December 2015 Issue

July 25, 2016
Tata Urth Safari www.urthsafari.com • info@urthsafari.com Tata Urth Safari’s Gabriele Brown describes how the group came to be, and her hopes for their work in Tanzania. There is something to be said for those of us...
December 1, 2015
As seasons change and temperatures drop, so do opportunities to get in a swimming workout. Most City of Austin public pools, for instance, close when school starts in the fall and stay locked up...
December 1, 2015
Our annual survey results are in! And now, we present to you the most popular people and places in Austin’s health and fitness community.
December 1, 2015
How to transition from road to trail running
December 1, 2015
Have you ever traveled to a race or any other major event and thought to yourself, “Man, I wish I had my own bathroom,” or, “I just want to lie down and take a...
December 1, 2015
Eka Pada Koundinyasana ​ The name comes from the Sanskrit words eka meaning “one,” pada meaning “foot,” koundinya for the sage of the same, and “asana” meaning “posture” or “seat.” The asana strengthens the...
December 1, 2015
As a woman speaking from personal experience, the “Freshman 15” took one semester to gain and three years to lose. This elusive yet infamous weight gain affects so many unsuspecting students just trying to...
December 1, 2015
This gumbo is greatly reduced in fat by eliminating the traditional method of producing the roux. This is perfect for batch cooking and to stay warm on cold December evenings. What You Need 2 tbsp. olive...
December 1, 2015
Having trouble catching some Z’s at night? We like to keep active, but it’s important to be rested for each day. Here are a few tips from Dr. Dan Slaughter at Snoring Austin to...
December 1, 2015
Best Guide to Austin Living 365 Things to Do in Austin I consider the 365 Things blog and Instagram account (@365thingsaustin) to be the Austin equivalent of Oprah. With over 100,000 followers on Instagram,...
December 1, 2015
Hair Warrior $4 Frequent exercise means frequent showering, which isn’t great for your hair. Now you can sweat everyday and never worry about compromising hair health. Stance Socks $18 With superior sweat-wicking and thermoregulation...
December 1, 2015
Is running with music beneficial? For one, who doesn’t like to get lost in the lyrics of a great power ballad? Aside from the fact that music often distracts you from bodily awareness (aka...
December 1, 2015
A subscription box is the gift that keeps on giving! Most companies offer 3-month or 6-month options, so your loved ones will have something to look forward to even when the holidays have passed....
December 1, 2015
How professional dancers train for the iconic “Nutcracker”
December 1, 2015
Studios and stores for fitness-minded folks
December 1, 2015
Govalle Park, located east of I-35 by Boggy Creek Greenbelt, encompasses 26 green acres of trees and an entrance to the South Walnut Creek Trail. The park itself boasts barbeque pits, picnic tables, fields,...
December 1, 2015
If you are like me, a great vacation involves something active and energizing—like skiing. That’s why being able to go to your vacation with good mobility and conditioning will amplify your enjoyment level and...
December 1, 2015
When it seems like all of your friends and family have varying dietary needs, prepare a holiday dish that is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
December 1, 2015
The Coffee Crusade If you’re a coffee addict trying to kick the habit, you may want to reconsider. A new study conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health found that a daily cup...
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