BFSA Spring Wellness Series: YOGA, April 10

BWS Yoga

Saturday, April 10, 2010
Gregory Gym
Equipment Suggested: Yoga mat, towel.

RSVP to:

The Black Faculty Staff Association Spring Wellness Series is designed to introduce to you new (and old!) activities available at UT and in Austin. If you’ve never tried YOGA, this is your chance to try it in a class that is scheduled exclusively for BFSA members.  **Drawing for special prizes will be held for those that attend.**


BFSA Spring Wellness Series: Outdoor Group Fitness, April 1

Thursday, April 1, 2010
Butler Park at Town Lake
Time: 5:30-6:30pm

FEE:  Free!  Website has complimentary session coupon. Print and bring with you to class:

RSVP here and indicate that you are with BFSA in the “message” section:

Everyone claims to be a “boot camp” or to be the “original”!  Truth is boot camps originated from the toughest branch of the arm forces, the US Marine Corps, Semper Fi!

Out Right Fitness started out providing personal training to elite athletes only.  Then  in 2008 we started boot camps and never looked back!  We decided to offer boot  camps to the public in addition to personal training because we realized with the  economic state of the community and many can’t afford the costs associated with  exclusive one-on-one personal training.

We have a non-militant training style and promote a fun and fitness effective  environment!!!!  We get results, but you have to meet us halfway by making a  commitment in your heart!  We’ll meet you half way and even go the extra step to  ensure you have the proper tools and resources necessary to reach and maintain  your fitness goals.

BFSA Spring Wellness Series: Get FIT Body Fat Testing & Info Session, March 31

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
BEL 966

FEE:  Free!

Did you know that there was a program on campus that has conducted over 10,000 tests, and supported the education and research for Kinesiology and Health Education undergraduate and graduate students? FIT has expanded beyond testing and created innovative and results driven programs such as Get FIT, a group exercise and weight loss program, and Lunch and Lose, a group weight loss program. FIT’s dedication to health, fitness, and research gives the Austin community the tools to a better and healthier lifestyle.

FIT is partnering with BFSA to offer complimentary body fat testing,  discussion on the most pressing health/fitness issues in the African-American community, and information about Get Fit and Lunch & Lose programs.

BFSA Spring Wellness Series: Austin Boxing Babes, March 31

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
3401-A South Lamar Blvd
7:00- 8:00pm

FEE:   $15.00.  If 10 people sign up, price drops to $10!!

Austin Boxing Babes offers a fun and effective workout in a safe, all-women environment. The training will help you to:

  • Build stamina, develop balance, hand/eye coordination and confidence.
  • “Let off steam”, work out aggressions, release stress and feel relaxed afterwards.
  • Lose weight and tone your body from head to toe.

Because we focus on proper technique and use similar drills used by competitive boxers, you’ll not only strengthen and tone your body, but you’ll also learn basic fighting skills. The training includes jumping rope, shadow boxing, punching the heavy bag, speed bag, non-contact partner drills, calisthenics, light weights and stretching.

Frequently asked questions:


1.  Registration Fee will be waived for anyone who signs up for regular classes that evening. The school also offers training for adults, teenagers and children in martial arts, jiu-jitsu and kickboxing.

2.  Parking:  Students can park in front of the building and in the back (to get to the back, take the narrow drive way to the left of the building. Should those two parking areas be full, students can also park in the parking lot of the Insurance company next door (just North) and at the Brake Shop across the street.

3.  Arrive at least 15 minutes before class starts to give you time to complete the liability waiver and get your hands wrapped. If you have boxing gloves or hand wraps, bring them with you.

4.  Wear workout pants that go over the knee (no shorts), bring water and wear tennis / running shoes.

5.  Any questions about the class should be directed to Julia at:

BFSA Spring Wellness Series: Diabetes Awareness Conference, March 29

Diabetes Awareness Conference & Benefit Dinner presented by Hook the Cure
Monday, March 29, 2010
Santa Rita Room and Lonestar Room, Texas Union

Free: If not attending benefit dinner. $15.00 for dinner.

Conference Agenda
5:30-6:30pm:  Diabetes Research Poster Forum
6:30-7:30pm:  Diabetes Discussion Panel
7:30-8:30pm:  Benefit Dinner

Hook the Cure, is a student-run, non-profit organization focused on spreading awareness about diabetes through education, research and service. Join them for the 1st Annual Diabetes Awareness Conference where they hope to educate participants about the complications and methods of prevention of diabetes.  The conference will feature a student research forum, a faculty & clinician panel, and dinner to benefit diabetes research at The University of Texas at Austin and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF).

Panelists include members of the African-American diabetes support group at the Olive Baptist Church in East Austin.  The support group is organized and supported by Dr. Mary Steinhardt (UT Health and Kinesiology Dept.) and the faculty advisor for Hook the Cure. Diabetes research topics in connection with African-Americans will be presented.  There will be a Q&A session open to the audience for the discussion panel members.

Dinner includes:
King Ranch Chicken: Roasted Chicken with Creen Chilies, Sour Cream Sauce, Corn Tortilla Strips, Onions Garlic, Spices and a mix of Cheeses baked in a casserole
Chile Rellenos: Anaheim Peppers stuffed with a mix of Cheddar and Monterey Jack with a Tomato based ranchero Sauce
Cilantro Lime Rice
Salad of Mixed Field Greens, Roma Tomatoes, Monterey Jack Cheese, Shaved Carrot, Red Cabbage, Sliced Avocado, Fried Tortilla Strips with Cilantro Vinaigrette or Peppercorn Ranch Dressing
German Chocolate Cake and Pralines
Iced Tea and Water

Those who RSVP in advance will secure the $15.00 rate for the benefit dinner. Tickets at the door will be $20.00.  All payments will be accepted at the door.  Please indicate you are a member of BFSA when you RSVP to Oscar Ayala at: or 713.851.406