July 2013: Outdoor Sports Issue

This 2013 July Issue highlights the ways that Austinites get active! Read all about roller derby, beach volleyball, ping pong, extreme cycling and more. Plus get ready for the 4th of July with the best styles, products and recipes to get the party started!

 
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From The July 2013 Issue

July 15, 2013
“Where Dance Meets Fight” was the tagline for a recent event showcasing local martial arts groups. Galaxy Dance Studios recently hosted the event, called Kickin’ It, and martial artists from five studios in Austin...
July 1, 2013
Circuit of The Americas has joined the list of venues playing host to the popular Tour of Austin bicycle racing weekend, set for Aug. 31 to Sept. 2.  The Circuit will host the first...
July 1, 2013
When you’re entertaining on the Fourth of July, a good burger is a crowd-pleaser, and you can give this family-friendly food an adult flavoring with some savory toppings. Nutrition Calories 272 Protein 27 g...
July 1, 2013
A few days before a competition, I always get a butterfly.  The butterfly grows into two, then three, and, by competition day, it feels like I have a field of them in my stomach. ...
July 1, 2013
The long, hard work it takes to tackle an injury.
July 1, 2013
What's Your Rollergirl Name? With cool monikers like Misty Meaner, Reyna Terror, Sookie Smackhouse, and Varuca Assault, who DOESN’T want a rollergirl alter ego? Click HERE determine your rollergirl name. Here at AFM, we...
July 1, 2013
Lace up your sneakers for the first annual Hill Country Marathon in Marble Falls, Texas.
July 1, 2013
The Gold Cup
July 1, 2013
Focusing on multidirectional movement is a great way to maximize your potential to become a versatile athlete.
July 1, 2013
Don’t let the sun get the best of you this July! Make it a chill summer by keeping cool with these Fit Find products.   1. Polar Bottle Ergo  polarbottle.com, $19 The 22-ounce Polar...
July 1, 2013
Looking into how your family genetics can affect your cancer risks.
July 1, 2013
What if my test comes back positive? Some say that a mastectomy or hysterectomy seems like a drastic option if a test comes back positive and want to know what other options are available....
July 1, 2013
A close look at the sports of roller derby and beach volleyball In this issue, AFM is celebrating the fun side of sports—those fitness aficionados who are a bit out of the mainstream and...
July 1, 2013
The best gadgets to help you achieve your fitness goals.
July 1, 2013
Austin Fit Magazine asked readers to tell us about the fun and unusual activities they utilize in order to stay fit. Here, in their own words, are some of the interesting ways our readers...
July 1, 2013
Digging into the comeback of Roller Derby
July 1, 2013
Letters from the publisher
July 1, 2013
A variation of blogs, books and websites that help with health
July 1, 2013
A woman's personal journey of conquering Alpe-d'Juez
July 1, 2013
The Contre La Montre, or "race of truth," refers to the individual time trial. Stage seventeen of Le Tour de France consisted of a hilly and technical 32K course that had many teams on...
July 1, 2013
Austin Fit Magazine took the opportunity to try three sunless tanning options in the Austin area. We had the fortune to come at the experience from three different perspectives: the experienced sunless tanner, a...
July 1, 2013
The benefits of training camps
July 1, 2013
Some tips for training and racing through the Austin summer.
July 1, 2013
One of the greatest competitors in history, Muhammad Ali, said, “Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, and a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they...
July 1, 2013
Part of any sport is pushing the limits—to go faster, longer, win more, set records.  It’s what drives athletes to get up, work hard, and test themselves.  For those who are hobbyists, the testing...
July 1, 2013
What's not to love about the Fourth of July? Great weather, friends and family, picnics, barbecues, a long weekend, and, of course, our country's independence! But just how much spirit is TOO much spirit?...
July 1, 2013
The highs and lows of joining a new running group.
July 1, 2013
Take a look at the cyclist riding beside you the next time you’re driving downtown. Chances are the cyclist will be a man.  Men outnumber women in cycling 3 to 1 according to information...
July 1, 2013
No Fourth of July celebration would be complete without a fireworks extravaganza. Each year on this national holiday, patriotic pyromaniacs flock to fireworks stands, while the less adventurous gather in city parks or in...
July 1, 2013
ESPN, the leading action sports content provider and creator of the X Games, has chosen Austin, Texas, as the next North American host city for the X Games.
July 1, 2013
The Texas 4000, Fighting Cancer Every Mile
July 1, 2013
This trip has just blown by. We're less than two weeks from meeting our other 45 teammates in Whitehorse. We're a bit over three weeks from arriving in Anchorage. Although some days seem like...
July 1, 2013
Change the way you ride? What are you talking about? I hop on the saddle, pedal, and it moves…right? Correct. We are not talking about a new way of sitting on the bike; what...
July 1, 2013
Myth or Fact? The only thing needed to maximize muscle development and strength after exercise is a protein supplement. Widely held as the post-workout boost, many people, including trainers, will tell you to consume...
July 1, 2013
On July 6 at the Northwest Austin Rec Center, the American Kettlebell Alliance (AKA)—the sanctioned American organization member of the International Union of Kettlebell Lifters (IUKL), the oldest governing body of Kettlebell Sport—held the...
July 1, 2013
Last night we spoke with the Devenir Gendarme, or French police who were in charge of managing reporters during the Tour.   They told us that the roads up Alpe-d’Huez were closed and have been...
July 1, 2013
The common word is "volleyball," which someone best explained to me as a simple game with a ball and a net. The "different" part comes into play when you examine more closely and identify...
July 1, 2013
What you need to know about the BRCA genes.
July 1, 2013
How to make the most of every stroke for maximum results
July 1, 2013
Chances are the athlete in your life is using some form of cold therapy to treat overuse injuries, chronic pain, and any acute injuries that may have arisen. Cold therapy (applying ice or cold...
July 1, 2013
Here are some of Austin's resources to keep you well and get you healthy.
July 1, 2013
The Art Outside Festival features fitness workshops in acro-yoga, yoga, dance, and more!
July 1, 2013
If you’ve been outside these last months, chances are that, despite slathering on the sunscreen, you’ve developed some tan lines. Although you may be proud of the cycling you’ve been doing, the running miles...
July 1, 2013
Several years ago, I stopped at a restaurant on my way to Austin, where I was to begin studies in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. The waitress asked where I was headed and replied to...
July 1, 2013
Tips for getting your family out on the trail this summer
July 1, 2013
How parents can make use play to teach technique
July 1, 2013
Author Margaret Pressler argues science can help fight aging
July 1, 2013
Why it is so important to stay fit if you want to save lives
July 1, 2013
A look into the cycling routes in Bourg-d’Osians
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