February 2011: The Love Issue

It’s February and we’re gifting you… The Love Issue! Check out 10 fit couples around Austin, read tips for strengthening your relationship and a guide on crushing those love handles. You’ll absolutely adore this issue!

 
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From The February 2011 Issue

February 2, 2011
You worked hard all week and a break is finally in sight. But don’t let a single sitting of pancakes derail your discipline. This weekend, make yourself a better brunch. SATURDAY SAUSAGE AND PEPPER...
February 2, 2011
As I’ve mentioned many times before, my wife and I try to keep our fitness lives separate. It just seems to work for us. I’ve never seen her do Pilates and I oblige her...
February 2, 2011
Okay, so you love races. You’ve run several marathons, maybe done a tri, and I bet you’ve pedaled for one charity or another. But have you ever raced atop a paddle board? If that...
February 2, 2011
A&E’s new show Heavy, which airs on Mondays at 9 p.m., is an hour long docudrama that chronicles the six month journey of morbidly obese participants who have made the decision to save their...
February 2, 2011
Are you not getting the times you want in your races? Relax. That’s the idea of an active.com article that says “A relaxed mind produces a relaxed body—an efficient body, a fast body.” Think...
February 2, 2011
WHOLE-WHEAT PIZZA WITH BROCCOLI FLORETS, ARUGULA, AND WHITE BEANS Serves 6 The closer your meal is to “ready-to-eat” before you get it home from the grocery store is usually a bad sign. It’s bound...
February 2, 2011
ROASTED CORN CHOWDER Serves 6 Ah, soup. It’s easy, it’s versatile, and it’s filling. But so often it ends up being thoroughly “blah”, and you default to ordering something cheese-loaded or fat-injected, just so...
February 2, 2011
In spite of the technical mumbo jumbo that’s involved with naming parts of the human body — or maybe because of it —we’ve all come up with paltry pet names for our most hated...
February 2, 2011
You can prepare this recipe on the grill or roast it in the oven; either way you’ll have spicy chicken sure to please everyone at the party.
February 2, 2011
It’s almost time for the Super Bowl! Time to load up on Velveeta, sour cream and butter! Stop shuddering– we all know the realities of the game day menu, even if we don’t like...
February 2, 2011
It’s training season, and with a slew of marathons, triathlons, and adventure races looming large, there is more than one of us out there feeling the hurt. “No pain, no gain,” might be enough...
February 2, 2011
THAI TOAST WITH GINGER ORANGE SYRUP Serves 4 You worked hard all week and a break is finally in sight. But don’t let a single sitting of pancakes derail your discipline. This weekend, make...
February 2, 2011
You worked hard all week and a break is finally in sight. But don’t let a single sitting of pancakes derail your discipline. Wait…what? I can have my pancakes and eat them too? This...
February 2, 2011
You can just go right ahead and make 20 bucks licking the office toilet seat on a dare, because odds are you’re going to get sick from somewhere else – your cubicle. In fact,...
February 2, 2011
The alarm goes off. Before you open your eyes you know it is still dark outside. Something, whether it be force of habit, a drive to get fit, or for the pure joy of...
February 2, 2011
Fitness and love are definitely a potent potion; just ask any of the 10 couples we’re featuring this month. Whether hitting it off at the gym, falling in love with fitness together or prioritizing...
February 2, 2011
Do abs for a flat stomach, but not too many or you’ll lose all your flexibility! Never eat before a workout, but don’t eat after either…especially if you exercise at night! If you’re like...
February 2, 2011
Whether it’s a new baby, a new job or a new semester, life often demands you to be alert (or just awake) more than you might like. And for most people, a lack of...
February 2, 2011
My ZenRide at Workshop Fitness was one of the first real workouts I had after the fun holidays and a recent surgery with top Austin doctor, Dr. Robert Clement. Since early December, I hadn’t...
February 2, 2011
Besides being the obvious choice for fitness, the gym is a great place for people watching. Whether it’s the grunting, the adrenaline or the drive to prove that we’re more in shape than our...
February 2, 2011
It is not exactly breaking news that pesticides, fertilizers, and other unnatural chemicals used in agricultural production can inflict lasting damage on human health, particularly during fetal development and early childhood. The increasingly scary...
February 2, 2011
Every time a coworker walks by my desk I hold my breath. At the grocery store, after I am handed my change, I whip out my hand sanitizer. I’ve stopped making laps through the...
February 2, 2011
TERIYAKI SALMON Serves 4 Tips and tricks: Peeling ginger can be tedious. Save yourself the trouble, and grate it in its entirety over a small dish. When you have the desired amount, squeeze over...
February 2, 2011
It’s almost Valentine’s Day, but forget about your romantic life. Does your workout need a little attention? Is your gym routine becoming too, well, routine? If your workout just isn’t making you happy like...
February 2, 2011
You worked hard all week and a break is finally in sight. But don’t let a single sitting of pancakes derail your discipline. This weekend, make yourself a better brunch. SWEET POTATO AND MUSHROOM...
February 2, 2011
We’re now well into the depths of the winter. This time of year, best known as the “off-season,” is not exactly what the name implies. Truth be told, the “off-season” is actually critical for...
February 2, 2011
Love — the concept permeates every aspect of our culture. Love and relationships are the subjects of songs, poems, movies and books. And not surprisingly, a prime topic of discussion in most people’s lives....
February 2, 2011
With Valentine’s Day behind you, it’s easy to think days of red hearts are gone until next year. But did you know that February is American Heart Month? Cardiovascular diseases are the nation’s number...
February 2, 2011
HALIBUT KEBABS WITH QUINOA GRAPEFRUIT SALAD Serves 4 Kebabs are great when it comes to healthy eating because they are often heavy on the protein and vegetables and light on the fat. Though this...
February 2, 2011
Are you participating in the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon this weekend? Get all your last minute information here, and your marathon weekend will run as smooth as a gazelle. Haven’t signed up for...
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