June 2016: 12th Annual AFM Swimsuit Edition

The June 2016 Issue is full of cycling themed stories. Articles include tips for safe cycling for newbies, an interview with a pedicab driver, a guide to buying a bike and a piece on Austin’s growing transportation innovations. Plus, a guide to ensuring safety with the buzz word and virus: Zika.

 
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From The June 2016 Issue

June 1, 2016
Hopefully by now, you know the hotter it gets, the more important it is to stay hydrated and drink H2O. Packing a water bottle can sometimes feel inconvenient—like attempting to keep it cold, not...
June 1, 2016
Sharing the Trail Give a clear signal when passing either by using a bell or your voice. The most dangerous part of a trail is usually where another trail or road crosses,so be cautious...
June 1, 2016
How did you get into pole vaulting? I moved to Austin in 2007, and I wasn’t in any sport at the time. I had started gymnastics but I realized I was getting too tall...
June 1, 2016
Although female athletes typically have sufficient mobility in the upper and lower body movements, many need to seek improvement in trunk stability to be more powerful and less injury prone. If we want to...
June 1, 2016
If the number of new studios opening in Austin is any indication, indoor cycling is a trend that has people excited to get sweaty on a stationary bike. While indoor cycling may interest you,...
June 1, 2016
About a year ago, a new phenomenon appeared in popular culture. The term “Dad Bod,” according to Urban Dictionary, was coined to refer to a male body type that is best described as “softly...
June 1, 2016
What is the most pressing and dangerous skin issue you see athletes come into contact with? The most dangerous skin issue in athletes is skin cancer. Outdoor training, especially in the Texas sun, puts...
June 1, 2016
It’s been said that yoga is good for the body and mind, but a recent study questioned exactly how beneficial it is for your brain. The researchers examined 25 adults over the age of...
June 1, 2016
Currently, there are no reports of any mosquitoes in the continental U.S. carrying the virus. Zika only exists here because of travelers who have gone to countries with active Zika virus transmission, were bitten...
June 1, 2016
AFM teamed up with hostess extraordinaire Camille Styles to give you the best tips and treats for your next summer gathering. PHOTOGRAPHY BY WESTON CARLS Recipes Watermelon Skewers When it comes to summertime appetizers,...
June 1, 2016
Lake Travis Zipline ziplaketravis.com Glide along the longest zipline in Texas at Lake Travis Zipline Adventures. Each Zipline tour is three hours long including five different ziplines that will give you the best views...
June 1, 2016
Next to Crawfish Étoufée, Crawfish Cream is an excellent way to use up the leftover crawfish from the season's boils. What You Need (SERVES 2) 6 oz bucatini or spaghetti, cooked 1 Tbsp butter...
June 1, 2016
We do things differently in Austin. “Dressing up” means Lululemon’s lifestyle wear or a pair of darkwashed skinny jeans. A walk or run at Lady Bird Lake smack dab in the middle of the...
June 1, 2016
With a rapidly growing population, Austin faces the issue of catering to larger numbers–especially when it comes to transportation. Consequently, we are seeing a continual rise in Austin’s notorious traffic problem. Nonprofit groups like...
June 1, 2016
Dustin Braden rode his bike for almost 15 hours straight one day last year, and no, he’s not a competitive cyclist or a triathlete—he’s a pedicabber. Megan Knight, 24, said she rides, on average,...
June 1, 2016
Whether you’re interested in buying your first bicycle ever or you’re wanting to change gears and try out a different ride, our resident cycling “spokes”person has the rundown of bikes to choose from. Not...
June 1, 2016
Five kickstarter campaigns are changing the way we work out. *Although all these campaigns have finished running and acquired the desired amount of funding, you can still visit their Kickstarter pages to donate if...
June 1, 2016
Crux Climbing Center 121 Pickle Road cruxclimbingcenter.com Located just off South Congress Avenue, a new climbing facility is popping up to cater to amateur and avid climbers alike. Austin locals and Crux Climbing Center...
June 1, 2016
From early-morning athletes to after-hour gym rats, many Austinites lead a double life when it comes to their profession and passion. No matter what industry we work in, companies understand 401Ks and good dental...
June 1, 2016
A general understanding of healthy eating can go a long way, but the details in our diet make a big difference, too. #5 Hemp, Hemp, Hooray! Lysine, leucine, we all scream for… amino acids?...
June 1, 2016
Artificial energy shots have long been “one-hit wonders”: powerful enhancers to get you feeling more awake and energized, available in two fluid ounces. However, those boosts in a bottle are old news because of...
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