July 2015: The Business of Fitness

The July 2015 Issue is right at the crossroads of business and fitness. The cover story profiles 15 businesses around Austin that are built on a foundation of fitness. Articles also talk about ways to get paid to get fit, how to start a fitness-forward business and how new gear stood up to our gear test.

 
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From The July 2015 Issue

July 1, 2015
If the staggering, long term effects of obesity and the metabolic conditions associated with excessive weight gain have not persuaded us to eat healthier, we still face another health threat: sitting. A sedentary lifestyle...
July 1, 2015
After working eight years as a diver on a special warfare and operations group in the U.S. Navy, Jesse Garule wasn't quite sure where he wanted to go when he left the military. What...
July 1, 2015
We’ve all heard the statistics: 80 percent of Americans are bound to experience significant low back pain in their lifetime (and, as an instructor of mine once said, “the other 20 percent are lying”)....
July 1, 2015
A one-two punch of captivation and curiosity hits you when you make eye contact with him. When he speaks, you listen. When he laughs, you laugh. When he takes a sip from his Swole Banana...
July 1, 2015
To Start: Warm the body up with a few rounds of Sun Salutations. Wiggle out your wrists. Keep your breath full and steady.  New to Crow: 1. Place a block under you like a...
July 1, 2015
1700 S. Lamar Blvd; ilovekickboxing.com Looking to add a kick to your workout routine? Austin is now home to I Love Kickboxing, an all-levels kickboxing gym. The studio offers hour-long classes incorporating high intensity,...
July 1, 2015
Ever since my cross-country days, I’ve had it drilled into me that ice baths are important after intense workouts. Have I been misled? You haven't necessarily been misled, but you know how the Internet...
July 1, 2015
When one thinks of yoga, the first thoughts that come to mind are usually ones of meditation, stretching, and relaxation. The practice itself is defined as the union of mind, body, and breath.  Competition...
July 1, 2015
Ever considered that your blood type should influence decisions about your diet and exercise?  Peter D’Adamo, a naturopathic physician, has made his fame by telling people just that. In 1996, D’Adamo published “Eat Right...
July 1, 2015
You've got to love a group with the phrase “social club” in the name. I mean, at that point it doesn't matter if you are competitive skipping, knitting, or dog walking. If you have...
July 1, 2015
Turns out you can have it all: a successful career and a healthy lifestyle, all in one place.  Maintaining a healthy lifestyle in a 9-to-5 work environment can be a greater challenge than trying...
July 1, 2015
Whether you choose to spend an afternoon traversing across creek beds, powering up the edge of cliffs, or dodging pine trees as you gain speed over a twisted trail, many Austin-area mountain bikers agree:...
July 1, 2015
Every time a circuit is organized, we have an opportunity to make sure we are putting exercises together with a purpose. To make sure we incorporate exercises that not only increase volume, intensity, and...
July 1, 2015
Satiate your taste buds with a healthy take on three savory and sweet summer side dishes
July 1, 2015
The Thing  (performbetter.com)  It’s been said that recovery is an important part to gaining strength and fitness—almost as much as training itself. One of the most effective ways to address tightness or soreness and...
July 1, 2015
My 12-year-old son is watching over a pot of boiling spaghetti he’s been tasked with cooking for our Saturday night family dinner. “They taste pretty good, but I still don’t get why these brown...
July 1, 2015
We are always trying to keep up with the latest fitness and nutrition trends here at Austin Fit. As much as we love running on the trails around town, we are constantly on the...
July 1, 2015
Although he jokes that his life isn’t too exciting, he’s being humble. He lives a life full of generosity and passion and has an enthusiasm for his career that will make you envious. Most...
July 1, 2015
For most of my life, climbing stairs was something to do only if the elevator was broken. But after deciding to participate in the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb at Austin’s Frost...
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