September 2019: The Outdoors Issue

It’s finally cooling off in Texas, so this issue is all about taking advantage of local natural and open-air resources. First, read the cover story on the almost 100-year history of Lions Municipal Golf Course and its unknown future. Inside you’ll also find a profile on filmmaker Ben Masters and an outline on how the outdoors can actually change one’s mental health state for the better.

 
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From The September 2019 Issue

September 16, 2019
Whether you’ve lived on your mat for years or are new to the world of yoga, you want to get the most out of your workout. Yoga literally means the union of breath and...
September 5, 2019
You have plenty of reasons for making Olympic lifts part of your workout routine. As you already know, such a move can seriously tone your muscles. But this particular lift targets a slew of...
September 1, 2019
Austin Aquatics and Sports Academy is a multisport training center that combines expert coaching with cutting-edge facilities. AASA features an outdoor 50-meter pool, a 5,500 sq. ft. indoor training space, 11 Wahoo Kickrs and...
September 1, 2019
Getting outside your comfort zone is valuable. It’s a primary way that the mind and brain reset, learn, grow and develop new insights for your life. There are many ways that we intentionally take...
September 1, 2019
There are many different factors to consider when buying a pair of trail running shoes. Some road shoes and trail shoes can be used on either surface, but it depends on the conditions of...
September 1, 2019
On a shelf in the corner of Melanie Daly’s office sits a yellow, lumpy blob, that I later learned was a visual representation of one pound of fat that Daly uses to show her...
August 31, 2019
After a hard day’s work, Nik Hubbert loads up his bike, loads up his cooler, says goodbye to his dog and heads down to Festival Beach Park in Austin. Hubbert is one of many...
August 31, 2019
Austin Fit was all ears as we listened to Dr. Emmy Wu of Capital Otolaryngology inform us about the best way to take care of our sound-sensitive organs. What has the biggest effect on...
August 31, 2019
Lost keys, stuck in traffic, late for work, forgot passwords, 40 new emails to respond to, etc. With constant bombardment of technology, deadlines and expectations, life admittedly gets a bit overwhelming. Once more intense...
August 31, 2019
Needles? For your face? Yes, that is correct…and the outcome can be well worth it. As many of us grew up with the familiar phrase “beauty is pain,” we typically attribute those small discomforts...
August 31, 2019
Lions is an 18-hole golf course that spans 141 acres just west of downtown along Lake Austin Boulevard. Those who golf at Lions say they appreciate its setting, atmosphere and nearly 100-year history. The...
August 31, 2019
Stretching and strengthening. To make or maintain your fitness goals requires both of these elements. Do you tend to do one more than the other? Not sure where to start? Use this guide on...
August 31, 2019
If you picture a classic, chilled surfer dude mixed with some southern, West Texas charm, you have successfully captured the spirit of Ben Masters. A born and bred Texan, it’s easy to pick up...
August 31, 2019
As summer begins to come to a close and fall creeps around the corner, you may be trying to soak in your last days in the sun and enjoy your favorite outdoor spots while...
August 31, 2019
Three or four women stand on the dock…or rest on benches nearby, boards in hand, waiting for three or four more to swing by at 19, 20 mph, ropes in hands, knees bent as...
August 31, 2019
It’s safe to say every kid’s dream is to have a treehouse of their own — a place where they can climb between the branches, play among the treetops and let their imaginations run...
August 31, 2019
After some time in the health and wellness community, we have picked up on the ingredients to stay away from: a.k.a. the ones that are hard to pronounce, are big red flags and trigger...
August 31, 2019
Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small red onion, diced 1 garlic clove, minced 1 jalapeño, seeds removed, minced 1 teaspoon Red pepper flakes Juice of one orange 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined...
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