July 2016: The FITTEST Issue

In this July 2016 Issue, check out the overall champions from Austin’s Fittest contest: Jordan Trudeau & Bethany Branham. Articles also take you through the best cardio machines, a guide to summer men’s wear, a goodbye to the X Games in Austin plus a roundup of scuba spots in the area!

 
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From The July 2016 Issue

July 1, 2016
*performed by Sarah Brannon, Mecca Gym & Spa Training to become bigger, stronger, and faster usually involves using multi-joint, larger total body movements. Think about how your sprinting or jumping technique involves connecting ground...
July 1, 2016
  Jordan Trudeau Overall and Age Group Champion // Men 20–29   Tanya Tudor Age Group Champion // Women 30-39   David Braswell Age Group Champion // Men 30-39 Alison Gardner Age Group Champion...
July 1, 2016
What’s your greatest achievement on the field? Winning the silver medal for the U.S. I became the first American in 44 years to bring back an Olympic medal for the U.S. How many hours...
July 1, 2016
Dr. Matt Lowe of Spinal Rehab Sports Medicine has our back when it comes to questions about our spine. You could be letting this series of vertebrae keep you from reaching your full athletic...
July 1, 2016
Whether it’s a pre-summer juice fast, a post-holiday sugar cleanse or the tabloid-selling technique—we’ve all tried a diet or two.  While that Master Cleanse or calorie-restricted regimen may work in the short-term, maintaining the...
July 1, 2016
From Bed to Boss Getting enough sleep contributes to better health in a multitude of areas, such as attention, mood, and even weight gain/loss. But did you know that sleep can make you a...
July 1, 2016
Friction blisters are soft pockets of raised skin that become filled with fluid. They are caused by the combination of moisture and the continuous rubbing of the skin, resulting in separation of skin layers...
July 1, 2016
Time to own up: You want to run fast, or you probably wouldn’t be reading about racing shoes. Here’s our look at racing shoes that are suitable for your fastest road running, whether it’s...
July 1, 2016
In literature in theatre, the device deus ex machina (translation: god from the machine) is implemented as an intervention to abruptly resolve a seemingly unsolvable problem. This unexpected interjection by a new event, character,...
July 1, 2016
* Top Image PATAGONIA: Baggies Natural Shorts patagonia.com Throw on a pair of these shorts for a stroll to your local coffee shop or a summer evening at Blues on the Green. Organically blended...
July 1, 2016
In 2014, Austin welcomed the hype and sensational athletes of the X Games. The whirlwind tour is moving to a new city next year, so this summer served as a bittersweet sendoff. Farewell, X...
July 1, 2016
Moms are all too familiar with the feeling of everyday chaos. With kids to take care of, errands to run, and work to be done as part of a neverending to-do list, it’s nearly...
July 1, 2016
The AFM FITTEST is an annual competition comprised of ten tests measuring strength, agility, power, balance, and endurance. Every year, there are hundreds of competitors, but only a handful of winners. Meet the ten...
July 1, 2016
Aquaponics are growing in the area and have recently gained commercial traction as they offer many benefits that are not found within traditional farming. Austin, or Texas in general, is known to have extreme...
July 1, 2016
“No doubt, the recent rains have been great for scuba diving in Central Texas,” confirmed Kirk Stolzenburg, Manager of Tom's Dive and Swim. “People love full lakes. It gets them excited to be out...
July 1, 2016
DivaDance divadancecompany.com 1700 S. Lamar Blvd. #338 DivaDance classes feature easy-to-learn choreography for all levels of dance experience. Come with your squad OR solo—just be prepared to let your hair down for an hour...
July 1, 2016
Hair: Transformation Salon; Makeup: Ultimate Face Cosmetics
July 1, 2016
The taste of water can be bland, but we can’t risk dehydration in the Texas summer heat. Satisfy your taste buds with these water alternatives. With summer at full blast every time we walk...
July 1, 2016
Bubba’s Fine Foods Snack mix, $9 • bubbasfoods.com • Dairy free, soy free, gluten free, grain free, preservative free, no refined sugars For clean eaters who don’t have a weakness for sweets, but instead...
July 1, 2016
Korean Eggplant Tacos Red meats, chicken, and fish are great for the grill, but vegetarian dishes can also be enhanced by a kiss of flame. *The following recipes are written assuming the reader is...
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