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3 Moves Your Core Will Love
What do you think when you hear the word “core” in relation to exercise? Maybe you envision someone with flawless 6-pack abs who got them doing a zillion crunches, right? This is the image that has been used to portray the ideal core for years. But there’s so much more to your core than what Read more
8 Reasons We Love the KidZone
You love your child and want the best for them in all areas of their life, including their education, health, and socialization. And we know that desire remains strong when searching for a gym that offers childcare. You may ask yourself: Will my child be engaged through activity, or left on their own? Will my Read more
Fall in Love with Free Weights
Is there a machine at the gym that you just LOVE? Cardio or weight machine, it doesn’t matter — you may have eyes for that ONE piece of equipment that you always depend on as a part of your workout routine. If you do have a favorite machine, wonderful! We love that you’ve found something Read more
AFF Mechanicsville Exterior
It is often said that the seemingly small moments in our lives that have the biggest impact on them. At American Family Fitness Mechanicsville, every day brings new moments and a new lasting impact on our AFFamily of members and staff. Since it’s opening in Spring of 2001, AFF Mechanicsville is 38,000 square feet of Read more
Loving Your Relationship with Exercise
Exercise is a lot like a relationship – there are ups and downs, good days and bad, compromise and sacrifice, gains and losses. The benefits are wonderful, but they don’t come easy. It takes time and effort to create and maintain your workout routine, so having a healthy relationship with your workouts is critical to Read more
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
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