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Exercise and Fitness

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Upcoming Events: How Do The British Taste Wine?

    Don't wait until the last minute to snag your tickets to this beer dinner. Eleven XI Restaurant & Bar has partnered with Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company to serve an eight-course dinner paired with eight beers, four of which are custom-made specifically for this meal. Reserve your spot at Eleven XI on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Barrage of Lies Means the NFL Draft Is Almost Here

    This is where the NFL Draft process really starts to get get fun. (This is also where I wish that sarcasm had its own font.) We are only a few weeks away from the 2014 NFL Draft, and maybe it's because we sit smack dab in the middle of the city with the number one overall pick, but it feels like th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Wendy is Running: Five Tips for Davis in the Gubernatorial Race

    It's was unofficially official last week that Sen. Wendy Davis would run for governor, but Davis will make the official announcement today and the race is really on. Ever since Davis donned her hot pink running shoes and proceeded to stand on the floor of the Texas Senate in a filibuster to block s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Chef Hugo Ortega Happy to be Back in the Kitchen and (Sort Of) Back on the Bike

    At the beginning of July, Chef Hugo Ortega of Hugo's and Backstreet Cafe was injured in a bicycle accident. He was out of the kitchen for about ten days while he recovered, and he tells us that the accident helped him reevaluate his priorities and change his exercise routine. "I love my bike," Orte ... More >>

  • Music

    June 20, 2013

    He May Be Older, Healthier and More Responsible, But Paul Wall Is Still Tippin'

    Houston rapper and grillmaker Paul Wall is tippin' a little more responsibly these days.

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    JaMarcus Russell Is Reportedly (Relatively) Svelte, and the NFL May Be Interested

    As the trail of the NFL offseason winds through Organized Team Activities and training camp draws closer and closer, I am getting more and more nervous about my NFL quarterback-related bet that I have with my co-host John Granato. To refresh you memory, the bet goes like this: True or false: Out o ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 7, 2013

    Saint Patrick's Day Guide

    Our lucky guide to a green world of pubs and parades

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    What To Eat After You Pump Some Iron: Best Post-Workout Foods

    Summertime means swimsuits, which means many of us are realizing it is now time to dust off that gym membership and get ready to show a little more of ourselves than we usually do. Granted, in Houston, this season lasts about six months. But if anything, that is merely impetus to get into better s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Ronnie Killen, A Shy, Silent and Determined Chef with Symphonic Food

    Ronnie Killen Killen's Steakhouse 2804 South Main Street, Pearland 281-485-0844 www.killenssteakhouse.com This is the first part of a three-part chef chat series. Look for parts two and three in this space Thursday and Friday. Pearland, 20 miles south of Houston is a place many call the land of p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Taste Test Marathon: The Power Bar Challenge

    Photos by Christina Uticone​With the Chevron Houston Marathon looming, running and fueling and hydrating are trending topics online and off. My preferred workout fuel is actual food, although I've been known to supplement with a bar or a shake along the way when short on time. Generally I save ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Yoga Fuel: Kraftsmen Garden at Kraftsmen Bakery

    Christina Uticone​Lately my life has been like a country song. My dog needed extensive, expensive surgery; I had to cancel a long-planned trip home to New York; my husband left me on our anniversary. (Don't worry, he's coming back -- just a business trip.) Just as I was wrapping up a tough wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Hydrating Foods for Summer Workouts

    Greg Riegler Photography​Houston summers certainly know how to bring the heat. That can be deadly to your workout routine and, in extreme conditions, your well-being. Every single cell in your body depends on water to function, and according to Runner's World, as little as 2 percent dehydratio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    The Truth About Lance Berkman's Work Ethic

    Lance Berkman: Milo weighs in​Lance Berkman returns to Minute Maid Park tonight for the first time since the Astros traded him before the 2010 trade deadline. He will be wearing a St. Louis Cardinals uniform, which for an Astro fan is the equivalent of Luke Skywalker showing up at the Jedi Te ... More >>

  • Music

    April 21, 2011
  • Music

    April 21, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Vegan Tamales from Radical Eats, Urban Harvest Farmers Market

    Corn & Spinach and Breakfast tamales.​One of my favorite Saturday-morning breakfasts is also one of my favorite choices for yoga fuel: vegan tamales from Radical Eats, served up at the Urban Harvest Farmers' Market (2311 Canal St.). These tamales are healthy and hearty, and a great way to tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Cowboy Diaries: Yvan Jayne -- Gave Up His French Accent To Be A Cowboy

    Mandy OaklanderYvan Jayne, bareback​True cowboys and cowgirls are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlig ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Green-Clad Dress-Wearing Horde Descends On Rice Village

    Taylor Turner​Men and women running down Rice Boulevard in green dresses and purses in hand, what's up with that? If you happened to be driving along Rice Boulevard this past Saturday you would have had to stop for hundreds of runners, both men and women, donning their green dresses, purses, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Tracy McGrady And His Tired Legs

    Tip: Don't play in "tired legs" mode​"I have been working hard all summer to get ready for the upcoming season an am thankful that I landed in Detroit. I'm doing my workouts with my trainer Ben, and I am now able to finish full workouts that I wasn't able to do for the past two years. I do feel tr ... More >>

  • News

    August 19, 2010

    Battle of the Bands

    Kids march towards a better future.Fighting declining interest and funding woes, two HISD high schools offer kids an oom pah pah way to better futures

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Nick Cave: Yes, He's Still A Creepy Weirdo (NSFW... Sort Of)

    Every day Rocks Off trolls the tubes of you in search of videos to share. If you have something that you think deserves to be video of the day, send a link to jef_rouner at yahoo dot com. ​OK, Your daily VJ has brought some rather impressive bits of WTF over the course of this column and not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Zachary Snow: Texan Sues Marines For Making Him Exercise In Hot Weather

    I'll see you in court, SIR!​They don't make Marines like they used to. Or Texans, for that matter.That's the likely response from grumbly old-timers who learn that Zachary Ryan Snow, a Marine recruit, is suing the USMC in federal court because, he says, he was forced to exercise in a Texas s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Goldfrapp Gets "Physical" In Hell

    ​So, Andy Warhol and Kenneth Anger were just chillin' in Hell (like they do), when suddenly they thought it would be pretty cool to come back and throw a party. So they contacted Olivia Newton-John, who is really a Satanic cult leader with laser-light manipulation abilities, and she raised the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    He Said, She Said: Get Your Ass In Shape Workout Songs

    Unlike our male counterpart, we aren't seeking to purge our inner demons when we work out (and some of us - shudder - purge something else before working out anyway). Instead, we're looking for something fun, upbeat and beat-heavy. Something that makes you want to shake your ass while you're w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    West U Doesn't Want Its Rec Center To Attract Outsiders, Maybe

    West University is building a new recreation center on Bellaire Boulevard. And according to this West U Examiner article, the crappy economy sure is working out for those can't-catch-a-break West U residents, bringing in plenty of low construction bids. Turns out, though, that the new rec center won ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Breaking News: Cops Don't Like Being Told They're Fat

    So far, no one's pointed to any evidence linking lack of physical fitness among some Houston Police Department officers with problems like the disproportionate Tasering of minorities, the shootings of quite a few mentally ill folks, or even the supreme fuck-up that put an innocent man in prison for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    Freddie Mac Helps Out Bankers (And A Couple Of Home Owners)

    File this under “Since you just got your ass kicked by Hurricane Ike, we’re gonna give you a break (kinda).” Freddie Mac has ordered its servicers to suspend all foreclosure sales on Freddie Mac properties until December 31, including mortgages that were in default prior to Hurricane Ike. (Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2008

    Slideshow: Swami Ramdev in Houston

    Yoga superstar Swami Ramdev has been at the George R. Brown the past three mornings, teaching Pranayama techniques to a couple thousand people (including this Hair Balls correspondent). Ramdev will be there tomorrow and Sunday too, in case anyone out there is interested in old-school stretching and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2007
  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007

    2007 Jingle Bell Run & Walk

    The YMCA turns downtown into a North Pole race course

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007

    Paul Rodgers: All Right Now

    With one of the most soulful and distinctive voices in rock history, Paul Rodgers has fronted not one but two of the genre’s great bands in Free and Bad Company. He also helmed a short-lived collaboration with Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page as the Firm. But when it was announced a few years back tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2007
  • Music

    September 6, 2007
  • Resolutions

    January 19, 2006

    Fit to Be Tried

    These cutting-edge, creative and downright weird exercises will get you to the gym

  • Calendar

    December 30, 2004

    Triple H-town

    Toyota Center gets "Raw" when WWE rumbles into town

  • Calendar

    December 9, 2004

    Shoving It

    The Houston Area Rugby Club tackles New Orleans

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Place to Be Glad You're Alive

    Biking Through Buffalo Bayou Park

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Place to Hike

    Brazos Bend State Park

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Median

    1300 to 1500 North Boulevard

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2003

    SEAL the Deal

    Getting in shape is like going to war

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Young Guns

    Some are ready to die. Others aren't -- they just want a chance at a better life. But even the most careful of local teens who enlist in 2003 may find their plans for a desk job interrupted by war.

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Place to Bike

    North and South boulevards through the Broadacres neighborhood

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Mall-Walking

    Memorial City Mall

  • News

    April 21, 1994
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