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You’re probably thinking, “My gym is giving me advice on how to work out at home? Don’t they want me to miss the gym?!” Of course we do — and we KNOW you do. But while we’re waiting out this pandemic, making you miss the gym more won’t keep you fit at home. Your physical Read more
Congratulations to Joni Briganti, member of American Family Fitness Fredericksburg! Joni recently received the 2020 Multisports Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Wahoo Fitness! The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to USA Triathlon and the multisport lifestyle as a whole. These contributions, whether they have been in performance, leadership, volunteerism, or mentorship, 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
Like many topics in the realm of nutrition, a quick search on the Internet about snacks will give you pages of conflicting recommendations. Some sources recommend frequent snacking, and some demonize snacking altogether. Even the word “snack” seems to carry a negative connotation. Perhaps this is because of the common association between snacking and mindless eating, Read more
In 2019, an estimated 5 million employees in the United States worked from home at least ½ of the time. This number has likely surged in the first quarter of 2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. More people now than ever are working from makeshift home offices to adhere to social distancing guidelines. There Read more
May 11 2020

Dumbbell Workout

Grab your dumbbells for this total-body strength workout! Dumbbells are a versatile strength training tool and can be used to work every major muscle group in your body (and you’ll feel that with this workout!). The workout is structured with 4 supersets each performed for 5 rounds of 30 seconds of work and 30 seconds Read more
Improving your physical health is important in reducing the incidence of chronic conditions such as diabetes Type II, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease, but can it also play a role in improving your mental health? The life expectancy of people struggling with mental illness is significantly reduced by one to two decades compared with those who address Read more
With the increase in popularity of HIIT style workouts, there’s a growing concern that people may be pushing their bodies to the limit too often and overtraining. Overtraining syndrome can definitely be a factor in hurting your fitness progress, BUT it probably doesn’t apply to most people. Unless you’re exercising like a professional athlete, you Read more
You know that now more than ever, it’s important to move. An active lifestyle for our members has always been our #1 goal for you here at American Family Fitness. And with our recent partnership with Mossa Move that delivers workouts straight to your mobile device, you can keep moving as we #stayathome waiting out Read more
I think we can all agree that life right now is VERY different than what we’re used to. Most businesses are closed, essential items are becoming scarce (Toilet Paper has become a unicorn of sorts – RARE and difficult to find), and social distancing is lingo that everybody knows. To top it off, the one Read more
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