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Summer is here and with it comes to travel, festivals, summer BBQs and pool parties! Keep the heat out of the kitchen, good nutrition on your plate, and stay active with these four tips. Tip #1: Stay Hydrated. Aim for half your body weight in ounces for a daily hydration goal. Before you quench your thirst Read more
Sweet summertime… the season full of pool days and beach trips that your family looks forward to all year. Summer means freedom from homework, the after-school hustle, and bustle, packing lunches, and the rush to catch the bus. Normal bedtimes, meal planning, and TV rules also sometimes take a break for summer. And while this Read more
By asking “are you ready”, we don’t mean are your bags packed — we want to ensure that you and your families are prepared to spend a fun, safe summer by the water. So many people vacation to the water because of how relaxing water activities can be. Swimming, boating, kayaking, and fishing are all great forms Read more
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
Jun 06 2019

Winning While Losing

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
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