September 2014: The Mind & Body Issue

The Mind & Body Issue is here for September 2014! Check out these great ways to connect to your body. Articles include a profile on Tapestry Dance Company, comparisons in types of dance exercise, ways to find your breath pattern and a piece highlighting boxing gyms around town.

 
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From The September 2014 Issue

September 3, 2014
Are a pull-up and a chin-up basically the same thing, or are they different? Should I be doing both when I go to the gym? A: Here’s how the two are the same: both...
September 2, 2014
Everyone wants a quick fix to body and brain challenges. The perfect workout is simple—just move. Those engaged in routine physical activity tend to have an easier time coping with daily stress and focusing...
September 1, 2014
Americans are lucky to live in a country with a melting pot of cultures, and this includes some amazing food from all over the world. Many traditional cultural foods have become integrated into daily...
September 1, 2014
  What You Need (Servings: 6) 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil 3 medium zucchini/summer squash, cut lengthwise and then crosswise into semicircles ½ onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ teaspoon cumin powder ½...
September 1, 2014
“The Barton Hills Lollipop Loop is one of my favorite ways to run seven miles,” said Al Cumming, namesake and coach behind the free Austin running group Al’s Ship of Fools. “I love the...
September 1, 2014
My cousin, a prolific steamy romance novelist, often refers to “nether regions” in her books. Technically, that’s the perineum, that area between the pubic bone and the coccyx front to back, and the “sit...
September 1, 2014
Early on the morning of Feb. 16, 2014, 81 middle school- and high school-aged students stood quietly as a group on the northwest grounds of the Texas State Capitol. They were just a small...
September 1, 2014
Acia Gray, the co-founder and producing artistic director of the Tapestry Dance Company, first showed talent when she was only 6 years old. She would go with her stepfather to his gigs around Houston....
September 1, 2014
What does the mind-body connection have to do with health? Stress is one way that easily illustrates how the mind and body are connected. Of course, the mind tells the body to walk, talk,...
September 1, 2014
Jazzercise I’ve never taught Jazzercise, but I was a student for more than three decades. Created in 1969, Jazzercise has prevailed through changing styles and trends and still manages to be fresh. You have...
September 1, 2014
Snap Kitchen Snapkitchen.com This Austin-based eatery isn’t new; in fact, there are now six locations here, seven in Houston, and plans for a Dallas-area expansion in the works. The eat-in or take-home restaurant focuses...
September 1, 2014
The sleek building is tucked on the corner of West Third and San Antonio Streets. At night, a bank of windows reveals a large studio with soaring ceilings and a baby grand piano nestled...
September 1, 2014
AFM FITTEST Awards Ceremony and Issue Release Party
September 1, 2014
Despite the excruciating Texas heat, the trails in central Austin welcome hordes of runners, joggers, and friendly walkers on a daily basis. Lady Bird Lake overflows with schools of paddleboarders, kayakers, and rowing teams....
September 1, 2014
Sacrifice the calories but not the fun this season
September 1, 2014
Traveling, whether on a business trip or the family vacation, means a break from habit. Cramped hotel rooms, less-than-stellar gym equipment, and unfamiliar surroundings can be enough to dissuade the overwhelmed traveler from getting...
September 1, 2014
A variety of “hot” discussion topics and analysis fly through the fitness and strength and conditioning industries: minimalist footwear, CrossFit, to stretch or not to stretch, high intensity versus sport-specific training, and nutrition and...
September 1, 2014
Ballet Fitness with Nicky McGinty, $13 Totalfitnessdvds.com This is a workout for the true ballet aficionado. Choreographer Nicky McGinty has created six fitness-focused ballet programs that utilize movements from famous productions, such as Swan...
September 1, 2014
One of the most overlooked aspects of training is the need to focus on recovery and regeneration.  It is often thought of as “backing off” or “taking time off” from goal-specific training, but the...
September 1, 2014
Prepare to master your race with these tips on logistics, nutrition, and race day strategy
September 1, 2014
Fall 2014 continues to demonstrate the topsy-turvy nature of the running shoe world: merging categories, an ever-increasing smorgasbord of features, plus new brands and models. But three things are unchanged: foot shape, foot motion,...
September 1, 2014
As for the hub of boxing in Texas, that distinction probably goes to San Antonio. Even Dallas, Houston, and Corpus Christi are regarded for the number of boxing events they host and champions produced....
September 1, 2014
I am a person who carries a lot more than just car keys when I run. As an early morning runner, I feel safest with my phone always handy. And because I am an...
September 1, 2014
Tips to make any destination race a successful adventure
September 1, 2014
Austin is crazy for runners, and there are many group options—competitive and fitness focused—available for those who love the sport. The Austin Runners Club (ARC) is an affordable, friendly option and a great resource...
September 1, 2014
The pace is go, go, go all day and then it hits: a wave of quiet desperation washes over and all you really want in life is rest. In a pitch-black room. On a...
September 1, 2014
Summers are hot, and most runners tend to find themselves struggling to even get out of the door. For some who train with Trail Roots, gearing training toward a race goal like the Capt’n...
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