July 2012: The Competition Issue

This July, learn all about Formula One with this AFM Issue! For this month’s cover story, we chat with Michael Johnson, and other featured stories include an Austinite cycling for a cure and the Austin locals headed to the Olympics.

 
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From The July 2012 Issue

July 27, 2012
After a busy childhood spent lacing up cleats, refueling on orange slices, sprinting on a muddy field, soccer players adapt from riding to practice with their moms to driving themselves to high school competitions....
July 25, 2012
Johnson was one of the track and field experts providing television commentary for the Berlin ’09 Olympics when Usain Bolt broke the 200m world record, set by none other than Michael Johnson. Asked prior...
July 23, 2012
Mark your calendars!  Tuesday, July 31 marks the August “AFM’s 10 Fittest” issue release party and the 2012 AFM FITTEST presented by Nexersys award ceremony at Molotov (719 W. 6th Street) from 6-8 p.m.  This event is...
July 20, 2012
The Olympics are mere week away and Austin is sure to be well-represented in London this year. Austin Fit will be providing updates on our local athletes as they compete in this year’s Olympic games,...
July 16, 2012
What’s better than spending a summer morning on the beautiful waters of Town Lake you may ask? How about doing it for a great cause! And in this case, a very cute one. Paddle...
July 13, 2012
In this year’s April issue of Austin Fit Magazine we ran on article on Gilbert Tuhabonye and his non-profit, The Gazelle Foundation (you can check out the article here). The foundation was co-founded by Tuhabonye...
July 5, 2012
In honor of the upcoming 2012 London Olympics, July 27 through August 12, we took a look at some golden numbers that involve competition, fitness, and training.   14 The greatest number of gold...
July 5, 2012
I was lying on my back in the middle of the infield of The University of Texas’ Memorial Stadium praying for mercy. I believe my exact words were a bastardization of Jesus’ plea from...
July 5, 2012
It never ceases to amaze me how much it hurts to race. I feel like a broken record at every finish line because, when my parents ask how it felt, my first answer always...
July 5, 2012
These dumplings make a great weeknight meal when paired with sautéed Asian greens.   What You Need For Dumplings: 3/4 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, roughly chopped 2/3 cup shelled edamame, steamed 1 tablespoon...
July 5, 2012
An F1 pit stop is a very controlled atmosphere, though the slightest misstep can turn it into chaos. There are two ways to measure a pit stop: wheel-stop time (time to change all four...
July 5, 2012
It's the kind of beautiful early summer evening that can bring even the most die-hard air-conditioning lover outside. The sky is a deepening blue with pink sunset tinges and a faint moon vies for...
July 5, 2012
"Training movement not muscles” is a phrase we commonly use in the fitness industry to describe exercises that focus on quality of performance versus isolating muscle strictly for bodybuilding. For this reason, many trainers...
July 5, 2012
After a busy childhood spent lacing up cleats, refueling on orange slices, sprinting on a muddy field, soccer players adapt from riding to practice with their moms to driving themselves to high school competitions....
July 5, 2012
Johnson was one of the track and field experts providing television commentary for the Berlin ’09 Olympics when Usain Bolt broke the 200m world record, set by none other than Michael Johnson. Asked prior...
July 5, 2012
RJ Full Wetsuit Available at: Austin Tri-Cyclist, 923 Barton Springs Road Product Cost: $360 It’s triathlon season, so AFM consulted with wetsuit expert Missy Ruthven, Austin Tri-Cyclists owner, to find out what she was currently recommending...
July 5, 2012
Carol Welder is both inspired and inspiring, not surprising when you consider her list of ground-breaking role models – Barbara Jordan, Chris Evert, and Billie Jean King, to name a few. As the current...
July 5, 2012
This month, Austin Fit Magazine was fortunate to have a feature on Carol Welder (you can read the article here).  Welder is the current vice president of the United States Tennis Association (UTSA) and...
July 5, 2012
In February 2012, AFM brought you two stories about a long-standing Austin pick-up basketball game.  The first story (“Play Like a Competitive Girl—at Every Age”) gave an in-depth look at Becky Beaver, one of...
July 5, 2012
The Driveway Series is a weekly bicycle race organized by Holland Racing at “The Driveway,” a local racecar track that becomes a bicycle racecourse every Thursday evening from April through October. This race is...
July 5, 2012
NASCAR vs. F1 Six on a team* vs. 15 on a team One jack man vs. Two jack men Gas man vs. Refueling not allowed since 2010 Two tire carriers (cover both sides of car) vs. Four wheel-off men (removes the wheel)...
July 5, 2012
The Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii is something most triathletes can only dream of, but for four-time cancer survivor and local Austinite Mike Thompson, it is now a reality. At age 10, Thompson...
July 5, 2012
In this, our Competition issue, I was pondering the concept of competition…not so much what is good or not good about competition, but what feels good about it. It occurred to me that competition...
July 5, 2012
Most parents will agree that it can be hard to stave off their kids’ mid-summertime cries of “I’m bored!” and “There’s nothing to do!” An even bigger challenge can be trying to pry your...
July 5, 2012
Formula One racing is big business. In fact, it’s a multi-billion dollar business. Viewing audiences average 600 million per event, with average weekend race attendance at an astronomical 300,000 fans (figures from 2005-2008). For...
July 5, 2012
A crew of 15 men in matching uniforms stands at the ready, creating an open “U” around a narrow strip of pavement. There’s an insect-like whine of an engine and the sleek car appears,...
July 5, 2012
Very soon after their fascination with any and every ball (no matter the sport) came our boys’ obsession with just about anything with wheels. Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars and Tonka trucks have littered...
July 5, 2012
I was talking with the editor of AFM, Melanie Moore about scheduling the next KMB feature, and we realized there was only one day for a photo shoot that fit with my travel schedule and...
July 5, 2012
We're featuring some of the best body docs in Austin because, let's face it, sometimes we just need a little more help to get our body right.   Corrective Chiropractic Corrective Chiropractic 11905 Bee...
July 5, 2012
What does a two-time Ironman do when a vital part of his body, his pancreas, fails? Quit racing, sit on the couch, and dwell on past glories? No, no, and no. Not if your...
July 5, 2012
This last month, AFM has started a new practice; every two weeks, the staff takes a field trip to a new workout/training/exercise location. We love it because it gives us a chance to sample...
July 5, 2012
During the summer, people generally start to think about outdoor sports and other fun in the sun activities. For some women, this is followed by the thought, “How will I look in my bikini...
July 5, 2012
Let me start my letter this month by thanking all of you who challenged yourselves in our inaugural FITTEST last month. You inspired everyone and showed that fitness can be really fun! Also, many...
July 5, 2012
As if you needed anymore reasons NOT to smoke, check out the infographic below! (Click on the image or "read more" to see the entire infographic)  
July 5, 2012
There's no question that sitting for prolonged periods of time during the day isn't good for you, but is it really killing you? Recent studies have confirmed (once again) that sitting for  11 hours...
July 5, 2012
I have always liked to compete. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be the first one to finish whatever the task at hand. As I have aged, I’ve found that...
July 3, 2012
Another year of our country’s independence is upon us, and Austin has no shortage of things to do this year! Check out just a FEW of the many events going on in and around...
July 2, 2012
What do you get when you combine the oldest outdoor pool in Texas, raising money for a good cause and TONS of fun and celebration? The Deep Eddy Mile of course! The 11th Annual...
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