New incisionless procedure to treat heartburn in Central Texas

Cedar Park Regional Medical Center (CPRMC)’s general surgeon, Thomas Bening, M.D., is the first physician in Central Texas to perform the Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) heartburn procedure in Central Texas. This new, advanced procedure is used to treat people with severe heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and requires no incision- a quick, effective and […]

The Souvenir Menu – Holiday Champagne

As Christmas and New Year celebrations are upon us, I decided to do some research into Champagne. Though I really like the stuff, there are dozens and dozens of French Champagnes to choose from in anything from a reasonable thirty dollars to hundreds of dollars for the non-vintage brands alone. Styles vary from crisp light […]

Dance Showcase features dancers of all ages, sizes, and abilities

Diverse dance groups featuring routines from different genres and dancers of various ages, sizes, and abilities held a showcase on July 17 at the Go Dance Studios in Northcross Mall, next door to Guitar Center. The first annual Austin Dance Showcase was put on by Body Positive Dance, a non-profit dedicated to helping create healthy […]

Fitness fair focuses on combating Hispanic obesity trend

The largest gathering of sports and fitness groups in Central Texas is mobilizing this Saturday, July 17, to inspire Hispanic families to lead healthier lifestyles. Athletes from the Austin Aztex, the Austin Toros, the Round Rock Express, and the Texas Stars, along with 150 fitness guides, wellness specialists, counselors, and non-profit representatives, will be at […]

Anytime Fitness Media Challenge 2010

When I first heard about this challenge, I didn’t know what to expect. What I did know is that I needed a good swift kick in the butt to get me back into shape. I thought, or assumed, that whatever I was doing was enough. I knew better, but I managed to convince myself that […]

$10.5M multi-use indoor sports facility planned for East Austin

Developers plan to bring jobs, an anticipated $2 million dollars in revenue a year, as well as a healthier lifestyle and a safe place to play, to the East Austin community. The Central Texas Sports Alliance (CTSA) plans to start building an indoor/outdoor multi-use sports facility on a large plot of land on Springdale Road, […]

Krav Maga for self-defense and fitness

In my ever-expanding quest to find a great workout, I stumbled upon Krav Maga (KM). No matter what level athlete you are–or aren’t–KM is an excellent way to get in shape. Plus, not only do you get a great workout, but you also learn very practical self-defense techniques as well. In Bratislava, during the 1930’s, […]

What’s ‘SUP ATX?

It might have been slightly chilly out, with temperatures in the 50’s, but that didn’t stop me from trying stand up paddle surfing (SUP) on Lady Bird Lake this weekend. I had a lot of fun when I tried it while I was living in Hawaii and I had a desperate need to be on […]

Exercise may not boost obese teens’ metabolism

A few months of moderate aerobic exercise may not rev up obese teenagers’ ability to burn calories, even though it may increase thinner teens’ ability to burn dietary fat, new research suggests. In a study of 28 obese and normal-weight teenagers, researchers found that after 12 weeks of treadmill and exercise-bike sessions, the heavier teens […]

Fitness with Román González: The Lunge

Getting back to exercises, in this article I will go over yet another staple of the exercise world, the lunge. Lunges share some similarities with one of our favorite exercises, i.e. squat. The lunge is a great exercise for your glutes (a.k.a. butt) and thighs, as well as being a compound movement, which utilizes two […]


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