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Cinco De Mayo history

 cinco de mayo American traditionTo many, Cinco De Mayo is just a good excuse to have a margarita and some Mexican cuisine....  Some think it's Mexico's Independence Day....  Others think it's just a made up Holiday by American alcohol companies to sell more product...  All are kind-a right! Here's a brief history of the Holiday and how it has become one of the largest growing Holidays on the calendar....

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Simple Margarita recipe (no processed ingredients)

Simple Margarita recipe (no processed ingredients)

Margarita Key Lime recipeOnly 3 ingredients and nothing fake, neon green, or full of sugary chemicals in sight. They're tart and sweet enough, but not too sweet, and go down incredibly easy. I use freshly squeezed lime juice and recommend doing so. Agave is sold in nearly all grocery stores and big box retailers, although I've used honey in a pinch.... 

 

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Simple Healthy Guacamole

Simple HEALTHY Guacamole

Delicious healthy guacamole recipe

It's May... Spring - Fiesta - Cinco De Mayo!....   Avacados are incredibly healthy for you and you can make an awesome guacamole without using any fattening sour cream, or other ingredients that just aren't necessary for an extremely FRESH guac with outstanding FLAVOR!!!  This is simple, easy, and a staple for any southwestern summer get together.

 

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Community IMPACT article

AUSTIN FITNESS RENTALS featured in Community Impact newspaper  

Community-Impact-LogoAustin Fitness Rentals was featured in the March Community Impact Newspaper. Owner Kyle May touches on AFR plan to expand nationwide...

 

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Man Dances on Treadmill - January Viral Video

Man Dances on Treadmill - January Viral Video

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Man dancing on Treadmill at the gym video. nuff said... 

 

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Delicious & Healthy Italian Vegetable Soup Recipe

Delicious & Healthy Italian Vegetable Soup Recipe

thumb italian-veg-soupThis easy to make recipe for Italian Vegatable Soup is sooo Good you won't believe it's healthy. 

 

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Top 10 TV Shows To Make Workouts Fly By

Top 10 TV Shows To Make Workouts Fly By

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Contrary to what we would all like to think, most of us don’t look forward to spending time on workout equipment for one reason or another. Whether you’re at the gym or in your living room, chances are you have access to a TV. Battle boredom and resist the urge to cut your sweat session short by watching these recommended shows. They’re the ones that inspire us, entertain us, or at the very least distract us from the task at hand.

 

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What We're Listening to This month

What We're Listening to This month

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With so much entertainment at our fingertips, we have an endless amount of opportunity to audibly tailor our workout experience. Music playlists during a workout can offer a great deal of inspiration! Here is a list of suggested music to get you moving….  Some obvious, some obscure.   

 

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Tips For Drinking Low Calorie

Tips For Drinking Low Calorie

thumb low cal drinksPure alcohol is very high in calories.  For instance Everclear has 226 calories per 1.5 oz and is 190 proof (95%) alcohol, the rest basically is water.  Technically Everclear is the lowest calorie alcohol if you compare it to the alcohol percentage. Calories vary from drink to drink but the key to getting the most bang for your buck is picking drinks with the best Calorie from Alcohol ratio.

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Top 10 Secrets for Loving your workout and sticking to your New Year resolutions

Top 10 Secrets for Loving your workout and sticking to your New Year's resolution

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Every New Year we commit (and sometimes recommit) to achieving goals we’ve always wanted to accomplish. Getting in shape is the most common goal set for the New Year. Most of us get excited and join the nearest gym to start the New Year only to have a couple weeks go by and lose the initial motivation. Life starts to take over and our fitness goals are put on the back burner.  Here are some tips to make this year’s resolution last and finally achieve your fitness goals.

 

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Austin Monthly - Wellness Programs WHY YOU SHOULD PARTICIPATE TODAY

Austin Monthly - Wellness Programs WHY YOU SHOULD PARTICIPATE TODAY

Austin Monthly

Health, wealth and happiness can easily be achieved by becoming actively involved in a Wellness Program (WP). There are many benefits that come with participation in one of these programs—for an individual, it means lowered health care costs, reduced absenteeism, reduced occurrence of illness, and higher productivity to name a few. It can also benefit an employer by reducing workers’ compensation and disability-related costs and injuries, as well as improving employee morale and loyalty...


 

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Community Impact -Industrial area offers businesses flexibility

Industrial area offers businesses flexibility

Community Impact Cover March April 2014

Opening his business in the Rutland Business Center, an industrial office park that offers warehouse access, saves owner Kyle May about four times on shipping costs.

Every other month a semitrailer brings in thousands of pounds of fitness equipment for his business, Austin Fitness Rentals. In the back warehouse he assembles the machines, which often weigh as much as 650 pounds each. The front half of May’s space is used for the showroom because 50 percent of his customers want to view the equipment in person.

 

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Austin Monthly - Get Fitter Faster HIIT-High Intensity Interval Training

Austin Monthly - Get Fitter Faster HIIT-High Intensity Interval Training

Austin Monthly AprilA frequent question we get at Austin Fitness Rentals is, “What is the best machine for getting the quickest results?” In our fast-paced society it is not surprising that people want the most effective workout in the shortest time possible. While there is no one perfect machine or perfect workout, there is a type of training that is...


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Citygram Magazine recommendation for Austin Fitness Rentals

CITYGRAM Recommendation

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Bike To Work - March 23 2014

Bike To Work - March 23 2014 

thumb tall-bike-Austin-TXWhile the official Austin Bike To Work Day isn’t happening for a couple of months yet, Friday May 16, 2014 to be exact, there’s no time like the present to get in a little practice. If you’ve been in Austin longer than about 2 minutes you have experienced our traffic. While it certainly gets worse during such events as the just-ended SXSW, we have so many events here as well as 110 net new people arriving everyday...

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Track Your Calories For One Week - Mar 2 2014

Track Your Calories For One Week - Mar 2 2014

thumb food-diaryIf you've read and followed the advice from the Jan 27 blog "Get To Know Your Resting Metabolic Rate" you know your caloric expenditure when at rest.  The idea behind this post is to expand what you know about your caloric needs by incorporating some additional detail.  

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iFit Live on FreeMotion i11.9s

iFit Live on FreeMotion i11.9s

thumb iFit-screen-captureAs you've seen in previous posts, I'm really excited about the FreeMotion i11.9 incline trainers. Beyond the excellent workout that you can get on an incline trainer, they also have another high tech feature that makes working out on these machines that much better!  In fact, one of our recent customers had this to say about a workout she completed on the i11.9 - "Best treadmill workout EVER. That was so much fun!" Yep, I heartily agree with that assessment. 

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Join or Start Your Company’s Wellness Program

Join or Start Your Company’s Wellness Program - February 16 2014

thumb health-happens-hereWhile this post isn’t necessarily local to Austin since its an encouragement for all readers everywhere to join their company’s Wellness Program (WP), I will highlight one local Austin-based company and its WP with which I’m personally involved. I cannot over-stress the importance of getting involved with your company’s WP. Beyond the obvious health benefits, there can also be some great financial benefits. The immediate and personalized help provided directly to you can truly be a life changing event. 

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Incline Training - If You Haven't Tried It, You Really Should

Incline Training - If You Haven't Tried It, You Really Should

Canton-Ave-steepest-in-US SI really hope you had the chance to get out and enjoy this weekend's incredible weather after that city-closing winter blast we had on Friday. Not sure why Austin shut down for the day. We were all at the shop and had no trouble navigating the completely dry streets. One Austin Fitness Rentals pro did report seeing a snowflake at some point during the morning commute. Perhaps that was the snowpocalypse that caused all schools, city offices, and seemingly every other bureaucratically controlled organization to shutter for the day.    

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Happy Ground Hog Day

Happy Ground Hog Day 

thumb Pux-PhilFeb 2, 2014 and the world's favorite pudgy weather prognosticator has told us that we can expect 6 more weeks of winter. Every year on Groundhog Day I wonder (and then quickly forget after looking it up) how accurate the fuzzy little forecaster's predictions have been. I'll include the results of a quick Wiki search here, "Of these 117 predictions on record so far, Punxsutawney Phil has predicted an "early spring" 16 times (13.7%). As to his accuracy, according to the StormFax Weather Almanac and records kept since 1887, Phil's predictions have been correct 39% of the time." 

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Commercial Versus Residential Exercise Equipment

Commercial Versus Residential Exercise Equipment 

When I started this company I made the decision that we would carry only commercial, health-club-quality exercise equipment. This decision was based on a great deal of research and discussions with many experts in the fitness equipment industry. I spent close to 2 months researching all of the exercise equipment options and consulted with 9 experts who each had on average 21 years of experience selling, servicing and providing warranty support to over 20 different manufacturers.  

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