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Fit Folks: The Brister Family (Steve, 49, Carmine, 50, and Baltazar, 16)

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Our family enjoys keeping fit and using fitness activities to benefit charities we care about. It isn't always easy to find ways to spend time with a 16-year-old that he, and we, will enjoy. But we all seem to enjoy coming together around exercise and a good cause. From the Statesman Capitol 10,000 to the Livestrong Austin Marathon and Half Marathon, to the Hill Country Ride for AIDS, we have committed to raising more than $10,000 for worthy Austin charities in 2012.

We want our son to understand that caring about his health and staying fit is a lifelong activity. And we also want him to understand that giving back to those less fortunate is also a lifelong activity.

We're looking for Central Texans who keep fit with interesting activities. Tell us — in 100 words or fewer — about yours. If you have a photograph, include that as well. Send your name, age and contact information to Pam LeBlanc, Austin American-Statesman, 305 S. Congress Ave., Austin TX 78704 or e-mail it to