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Make This One Change To Your Workouts To See Continued Results
It has long been a familiar philosophy in fitness that you have to make big changes to see big changes. We all know that we can’t expect amazing progressive results from doing the same thing over and over again. What if we make small changes that offer big results? What if those small changes are Read more
While Richmond is the official home of American Family Fitness, our AFFamily reach extends as far north as Fredericksburg, Virginia. American Family Fitness Fredericksburg first opened in 2007, opening its doors to not only the top fitness equipment and quality training in the area, but to a unique and welcoming community that becomes like family. Read more
Make Your Goals "S-M-A-R-T" to make Yourself Successful
Raise your hand if you’ve made a New Years resolution before but didn’t stick with it 🖐 It’s okay, we’ve all been there. Sometimes things happen that can derail any resolution you’ve made (helloooo 2020 😬). If you’ve made a resolution for 2021, we’re proud of you! You’re ready to do something good for you, Read more
5 Benefits of Taking Your Workouts to the Water
Think back over your time working out in the gym. You’ve probably hit all the major areas offered – the cardio deck, the weight room, the functional training area, and the Group Fitness studios. Is there one area that you haven’t dipped your toes in yet? Most gym-goers drift to our major training areas on Read more
As you walk toward the doors to American Family Fitness Short Pump, they automatically open for you, as if we have been waiting for you to come to work out with us (we are 😊). When you make your way to the Welcome Desk you notice a large waterfall behind the desk that changes colors. Read more
During the past several months we all have been subjected to isolation with a diminished ability to do the things that we’re accustomed to doing on a regular basis.  This has left a great deal of us feeling the blues nearly all year. And now that winter is here, many folks will find themselves feeling Read more
When it comes to working out or anything involving fitness, we sometimes tend to get stuck in our ways and do what we feel is comfortable. Examples: You come into the gym and head straight to your favorite cardio machines to start a long run or ride. You head to your favorite resistance machines and Read more
At dinner last night, one slice of chocolate cake somehow turned into half a cake… Today, you stuffed yourself with five buttery rolls at the office potluck. That wouldn’t have been so bad if you didn’t eat three plates of food. We’ve all been there, and we all know how those post-binge episodes go — Read more
From a standing position, take your feet outside of your hips, toes slightly turned out. Bend your knees and gently lower your hips. Bring your elbows inside of your knees as you do this. Bring your hands together in front of your chest and use this to drive your elbows gently into your knees. This Read more
If you’ve been trying to change your weight or your body composition, you already know that progress isn’t linear. Maybe you’ve been tracking your weight and see no progress. If you’ve been eating a healthy diet and exercising on a routine basis, it can be so frustrating to feel like you’re not progressing toward a Read more
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