In this 21st century of high technology where everything is expected in a nanosecond, how do you avoid the pitfalls of overprocessed, pre-packaged and fast food most likely laden with pesticides, antibiotics and whatever other chemicals deemed safe for use in our foods?
On a day better suited for sailing than bicycle riding, heavy winds pushed 16 bikers into a low crouch. Heads down. Elbows in. Feet, calves and thighs pumping up and down. Calls of “car up” echoed down the line of riders pushing along Sparta Road.
Story by Catherine Hosman
Imagine a woman who weighs 125 pounds, can deadlift 330 pounds, bench press 159 pounds and squat 242 pounds in a powerlifting competition, then switches gears to make designer draperies.
Personal trainer Karen Matous wants to help people get moving. An avid fitness expert, Matous works out five to six times a week, taking off one day a week to rejuvenate her body.
Ballroom dancing may not be the first activity one thinks about when the term “workout” comes up, but dancing provides people with a myriad of healthy benefits. “You’re not going to get ready for ‘Dancing with the Stars,’” joked instructor Rudy Gonzalez, who along with his wife Karen, owns “In the Mood Ballroom” in Temple. He said people will occasionally come in and say they want to do what they see on the popular reality TV show. “They want that experience. They come and realize that it’s really hard at that level.”
Tetyana Hanna uses food-grade natural oils in all her products with the philosophy that “if you can eat it, then it can go on your skin.” She added, “Everything we put on our skin is absorbed into our bodies, anyway.”
Power. Strength. Endurance. Agility.
By Gail Dillon
Yoga has been around for roughly 5,000 years and shows no signs of fading away anytime soon. The list of health and fitness benefits of yoga is long, which could account for its longevity.
But the secret lies not in products you buy, but within your own body and soul. Exercise is the BEST anti-aging remedy out there. Simply put, it’s time to MOVE it!
It’s a bright, fall afternoon in downtown Georgetown and folks at The Williamson Museum are throwing a party. Pink balloons, cookies, lemonade. Out on the sidewalk, someone slips a knit “happy birthday” hat atop the head of a bronze statue — Three-Legged Willie, namesake of Williamson County.