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Every June, companies celebrate Employee Wellness Month to help create a positive impact towards the overall well-being of their employees. As a leader in the fitness industry, American Family Fitness understands the importance of living a healthy and fit lifestyle especially in this age of “go-go-go”. That’s why we offer a corporate wellness program to our partners that provides fitness, Read more

As a personal trainer at American Family in Short Pump, I’ve had the pleasure to work with some amazing clients such as Jenn. She and I have been working together since February 2019. Despite not being a morning person, she has committed to training with me at 6:00AM three times per week, and she joined Read more

I began running ten years ago to explore a new city I had just moved to and to stay healthy while embarking on a new chapter of my life. Running came easy to me because all I had to do was lace up my shoes and walk out the front door, but I never knew Read more

Most people associate nutrition and eating healthy with weight management and the prevention of medical conditions, like cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. However, did you know that following a healthy, balanced diet impacts much more than weight, but it also impacts brain health? The brain is the most energy-demanding organ and it responds to what we Read more

They say the Golden Years are the time to travel, relax, and enjoy retirement. And I 100% agree that you should — you’ve spent your entire life waiting for this, so you should enjoy it! But I want to propose something to you — let’s make this time even more enjoyable by adding exercise to Read more

May 23 2019

Water Safety Month

Each May our nation recognizes the importance of understanding the dangers of swimming and the precautions needed to protect yourself and your loved ones. Swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing, and the list goes on and on; these activities are refreshing and exhilarating forms of exercise and relaxation. However, with this joy comes real responsibility; the responsibility Read more

Despite the tremendous amount of medical research produced in recent years, preventable chronic diseases continue to impact countless families. The most common health condition that is currently on the rise, being obesity. Obesity is defined as being excessively fat or overweight with the cornerstones of obesity treatment as diet and exercise. With that being said, Read more

Before we dive in, let’s quickly go over what a vitamin is. Short for “vital amines” and discovered as important components of human health in the early 1900s, vitamins are essential for the proper function of the human body. They are organic substances, of no caloric value, that are needed in minuscule amounts for many Read more

The mere mention of body fat conjures images of belly fat, love handles, and extra junk in the trunk. This is why you’ll find thousands of articles with exercise tips or diet secrets that promise to lower your body fat percentage and get rid of x amount of body fat in x days. But what Read more

Apr 08 2019

Own Your Next Shot

What are you doing to get inspired, to push your boundaries, or to tap into that spark that moves you forward? If you’ve ever felt like you just need a little jolt to jump-start your own momentum, try something new. For Christmas last year, my husband gave me a package of tennis lessons. For me. Read more

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