January 2015: The Best Of 2014 Issue

The 2014 Best Of Austin Issue is here and it’s brought a list of winners as diverse as the Austin fitness community! While you’re here, check out the articles on Austin’s gridlock and bike lanes, three guys who tackled nipple chafing and nutrition trends to get ahead of for 2015!

 
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From The January 2015 Issue

January 1, 2015
This month, Diane Vives is at Titan Evolution with Owner and Lead Trainer Kevin Edwards, who is demonstrating the movements. This series of exercises is designed to focus on building core strength by emphasizing...
January 1, 2015
Pure Pilates Austin  11011 Domain Drive; purepilatesaustin.com Pure Pilates Austin, a pilates studio, has opened in the Domain. Owners Allison Slapnicka and Cameron Drummond decided to start their second location after seeing the success...
January 1, 2015
The growing popularity of yoga means that each year, more and more students are becoming certified teachers. It makes for a competitive job environment, but it also requires us teachers to be our very...
January 1, 2015
To be able to step on the track at a national or global level and do what one loves is impressive. But for me, a 40-year-old who recently overcame debilitating arthritis in my ankles,...
January 1, 2015
Part I: Things to Remember  The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) controls and fine tunes many important physiological functions like heart rate, breathing patterns, and the regulation of stress hormones and metabolites—which are essential when...
January 1, 2015
How long is it acceptable to take a shower at the gym?   A: Unless you train at a luxurious spa with jet-stream tubs and assistants on standby to feed you grapes while you...
January 1, 2015
Yields: 1 dozen cupcakes  What You Need  2 medium beets  1/4 cup water 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour  1/2 cup cocoa powder  2 teaspoons baking soda  1/4 teaspoon salt  3/4 cups evaporated...
January 1, 2015
In 2014, Forbes ranked Austin as the fourth worst city in the U.S. for gridlock, estimating that Austinites spent an average of 41 hours each year sitting in traffic. For some, the promise of...
January 1, 2015
  As a staff, we are so excited that this year’s list reflects the diversity of the Austin fitness community. Life as a fit family includes a lot of moving parts, so we’ve tried...
January 1, 2015
I don’t know about you, but I now wake up each morning with two goals in mind: Be the best person I can be and experience the best day I am capable of living....
January 1, 2015
Crooked helmet, sleeveless jersey, aluminum bike; I was certainly a candidate for a “first-time racers clinic.” Despite my teenage pride, I attended the free day-before class at my first Texas Mountain Bike Racing Association...
January 1, 2015
The year 2014 marked a distinct change in the way athletes gained insight into their performance, health, and physical abilities. It was the year of the wearables, with everyone from billion-dollar companies to two-person...
January 1, 2015
Test your way-finding skills on this diverse hike at McKinney Roughs Nature Park—not to be confused with McKinney Falls State Park—and pass through a variety of terrain including alluvial gravels, sugar sand, and “black...
January 1, 2015
It’s 9:30 a.m. Another weekday morning at Spirit Fitness Training in North Austin as a close-knit group of four gathers to work out together on the studio floor. They start their warm-up routine, manipulating...
January 1, 2015
If you've been following my training schedule for either the 3M Half Marathon or the Austin Half Marathon, you're just weeks away from your pre-race taper where training load decreases and mental preparation increases....
January 1, 2015
Just about everyone is dieting or trying to lose weight these days, or so it seems. It’s all too easy for people to get sucked into a pattern of wearing fitness-tracking gadgets—plugging meals and...
January 1, 2015
Goodbye quinoa, hello seaweed. Similar to fashion trends, what’s hot in the food and nutrition world changes from year to year. Industry insiders cast their predictions as early as October for the food and...
January 1, 2015
Most athletes, especially runners, experience chafing at some point in their lives. Male runners taking on long-distance training may have the misfortune to experience nipple chafing. This occurs when the sensitive skin of the...
January 1, 2015
*You can find these watches at local stores like Luke's Locker. 1. TomTom Runner Cardio GPS Watch $269 Multisport version for running, cycling, and swimming 2. Suunto Ambit3 Peak $500 For the adventurer 3. Polar...
January 1, 2015
Q: What are a few things you have stocked in your fridge at all times? A: I always have fresh squeezed green juice that I make from all sorts of weird combinations of veggies,...
January 1, 2015
A fresh year lies at our doorstep once again, full of opportunity and promise. If you’re like most of us, you probably spent December reminiscing about setbacks and successes in the past year and...
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