Author: Lauren Rinker

When you approach the doors of American Family Fitness Virginia Center Commons for the first time, the first thought that runs through your mind is, “The gym is in the mall?”. From the outside, it may appear that way, but as soon as you step through its double doors AFF VCC welcomes you to an Read more

Did you know that you’re a gym-owner?  It’s true! Take a look around your house… THIS is your gym. Keep reading to learn how 7 common household items can double as fitness equipment. 1. Laundry Detergent Bottle (or box) = Dumbbell or Kettlebell Moves You Can Do: Single Arm Bicep Curls, Bent Over Single Arm Read more

Stress – we’ve all experienced it, and we’ve accepted it as part of our daily lives. When you hear the word stress, your initial reaction is probably negative – your jaw clenches, your shoulders tighten, your mind becomes acutely alert and picks up on every little thing around you. But, don’t stress! We have 5 Read more

Real talk: I’ve never been someone that enjoyed competitive sports. I know many people thrive off of competition with others, and it does have its place — it teaches the valuable life lesson that sometimes you win and sometimes you lose, and can also encourage teamwork and camaraderie, which are valuable professional skills that you Read more

Yoga is often sought out by adults as a way to handle many issues — stress, health, flexibility, and mindfulness — and with good reason! Yoga has been studied for thousands of years and documented to show improvements in both physical and mental well being. But what’s great about Yoga is that anybody of ANY Read more

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