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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

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

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on pinterest Pinterest Share on whatsapp WhatsApp Share on email Email Several months ago my boss approached me and asked if I had room in my schedule for, and would be comfortable training, a new client, a young girl with MS. As Read more

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest Email If you’ve ever heard someone talking about “macros,” they’re talking about three major nutrients: protein, fat, and carbohydrates.  Bodybuilders and fitness experts pay close attention to the macronutrient profile of the foods they eat to yield certain results—increased protein for muscle development and reduced carbohydrates for fat loss are some common Read more

by Katie Allen, Senior Fitness Director   1. Young girls shouldn’t lift weights because it will stunt their growth. No studies have actually shown that weight lifting will stunt growth. In fact, when done properly lifting weights has a number of positive health benefits such as increasing bone density which is important for reaching your Read more

Some abs exercises can become a way of being or a natural part of how you move or maintain healthy postures. Other abs workouts require specific moves you can do at home; and then there are abs workouts that are best done in the gym where you have access to workout gear and professional guidance

*Disclaimer: American Family Fitness does not guarantee results, which can vary from individual to individual.
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