January 2022: Serve & Support

New year, new you – am I right? For this new year, we’ve got some inspiring stories that highlight those essential workers who really showed up during the pandemic, along with awesome organizations, in general, supporting our Austin community. Check out how nurses stay healthy while taking care of others, meet the unsung heroes of the pandemic and so much more! Let’s do 2022 right!

 
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From The January 2022 Issue

January 1, 2022
“I can tell you that I have calls that I’m never going to forget. Faces that will always stick with me, and patients that have been on my mind for years. This is one...
January 1, 2022
January is finally here! Although this means holiday baking and festive dinner parties are coming to a close, that does not mean the family fun in the kitchen has to end. Spending intentional time...
January 1, 2022
Dancing is a great way to get moving while enjoying and letting the music flow through your body. For Mélissa Peng, it is something she has always known. From a young age, Peng was...
January 1, 2022
The pandemic has certainly created some challenges and obstacles to maintaining a healthy lifestyle for many people. With social distancing measures in place beginning in 2020, our schedules and sense of normalcy were disrupted,...
January 1, 2022
Nurses and other healthcare professionals have it hard. As challenging as managing daily life is, they have to do it on top of caring for patients and risking burnout during the pandemic every day....
January 1, 2022
For some, pulling all-nighters is fun but, for medical staff, working the night shift is just that — work. Along with tending to patients and ensuring the highest quality care, you must also take...
January 1, 2022
Like any industry, trainers live and breathe what we do daily and are often surprised by the questions asked by both the general public and clients. Things that seem like common knowledge are only...
January 1, 2022
The first year of the pandemic brought a lot of new, scary experiences. For many, it was just a matter of adapting to social distancing and wearing masks. For others, it was the loss...
January 1, 2022
Burnout affects everyone, no matter what job you have. However, medical professionals have more intense professional lives. You have to balance constant emergency cases, unhappy patients and potential bad outcomes. The long hours and...
January 1, 2022
Amongst the unprecedented months of uncertainty, there were people on the front lines of every occupation – whether it be providing food for the public, making sure communities were protected and, of course, saving...
January 1, 2022
The yellow bottle full of goodness, better known as yerba mate, has been making a big splash in the energy drink market. Oftentimes, when you go to the gym, you see people taking pre-workout,...
January 1, 2022
If I had not been in fitness competitions years ago (1991-1999) and participated in some effective dance classes during those years to learn movement with music, I would have been incredibly intimidated by BEAT...
January 1, 2022
Not many sports require complete silence. Tennis players prefer it, but for them, it’s more about formality. For goalball players, silence is a matter of a win or loss. The arena falls silent as...
January 1, 2022
When Renee Studebaker retired from the Austin American-Statesman, she remembered an organization she had written about years prior. When writing about Green Corn Project, a nonprofit that educates and builds gardens in and around...
January 1, 2022
It’s easy to immediately think of essential workers like nurses and firefighters when talking about those who serve and support our community. However, Stronger Austin plays an important role in serving the fitness family...
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