January 2017: 20th Anniversary Issue

Join AFM as we celebrate 20 years of providing health, fitness, nutrition and wellness information to the Austin community. Hear from former editors of the magazine as they describe the history of the magazine and its relationship with the growing fitness community of Austin, Texas.

 
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From The January 2017 Issue

January 10, 2017
Circle the characteristics you have most identified with throughout your whole life (or your natural state) as opposed to those characteristics that reflect your current state. For example: if you now have straight teeth...
January 3, 2017
January 2017 AFM Magazine Deals and Specials! An alphabetical listing of people and places offering specials and deals just for AFM readers this month. Now you can check them out online and in the magazine....
January 2, 2017
Let's face it. In this month of resolutions, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to reach goals both small and large. Slipping up is inevitable, so instead of beating yourself up or...
January 1, 2017
In the spirit of AFM entering its twenties, we reminisced about going to visit the doctor as a kid, and receiving a lollipop at the end of a check-up. Though shots tend to hurt...
January 1, 2017
How to Choose the Right Gym By Jessica Clark It’s no question that Austinites love working out. We can probably thank our beautiful geography, pleasant weather, and the amazing food in our city for...
January 1, 2017
1997: Austin Fit Magazine debuts as Austin’s first local health and fitness publication 2002: The Swimsuit Issue is published—the  longest recurring issue. 2007: The first year of the Fittest Dogs Issue 2012: AFM creates its own event for...
January 1, 2017
To celebrate our 20th birthday, we have partnered with Nashville, Tenn. to present Nashville Fit Magazine, our first branch off of AFM. In a city known for its music, universities, and healthcare (sound familiar?),...
January 1, 2017
In 1967, Katherine Switzer made a bold choice to run the Boston Marathon, despite its rule banning women. Come race day she held her own until the race director chased her down and tried...
January 1, 2017
You are hurting all over, waiting for the finish line to throw itself at your feet. You run as if your hopes and dreams are on the other side of that line. You finish...
January 1, 2017
A negative repetition is the repetition of a technique in weightlifting in which the lifter performs the eccentric phase of a lift. Negative reps are used to improve both muscular strength and power in subjects. This is commonly...
January 1, 2017
Clearing up confusion behind the causes, symptoms, and treatments.  The term inflammation has become somewhat of a buzzword in the world of holistic health, and for good reason. However, a lot of confusion exists...
January 1, 2017
Flu Season The year you were born may predict your risk of getting the flu. According to a new study conducted in Asia and the Middle East, those born before 1968 are less susceptible...
January 1, 2017
One of the most common misconceptions about body chemistry is that consuming alkaline or basic foods and fluids can influence the pH of the body—this is untrue. By learning more about homeostasis and acid/base...
January 1, 2017
Cody Butler Founder of HEAT Bootcamp & Personal Training  What are you wearing and how does it reflect your style? The nature of my industry doesn’t require a suit and tie and neither does...
January 1, 2017
1 / Maurice de Mauriac Chronograph Modern 45 mm, Leather/Nato Strap mauricedemauriac.ch With its stainless steel open-back case, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, and certified Zurich-assembly, the Chronograph Modern gets attention....
January 1, 2017
Recently voted the best Pilates studio in 2016 by Austin Fit Magazine, Pure Pilates Austin has been keeping clients sculpting and sweating for over 3 years. Pure Pilates Austin is not your basic workout,...
January 1, 2017
Resolutions can be made any time—no matter how far away you go from yourself, you can always come back to your true balanced nature. Consider Ayurveda your step-by-step guide in making that possible. Another...
January 1, 2017
Athlete Architecture VW Bus “I had a VW Bus in college and have always loved them,” says Athlete Architecture founder and head coach, Chris Toriggino. “I had been looking for one for a while...
January 1, 2017
Hyde Park Gym 4125 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX, 78705 hydeparkgym.com Founded in 1979, Hyde Park Gym made its mark in Austin by providing a serious weight room with a friendly environment. This homegrown establishment has...
January 1, 2017
Peloton Cycle 11701 Domain Boulevard, Austin, TX 78758 www.pelotoncycle.com From their studio to your home, Peloton Cycle is the first cycling studio to join boutique fitness with live home streaming. Too busy to make...
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