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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
When you think of exercise, what immediately comes to mind? Going out for a jog? Loading up weights at the squat rack? Or maybe both? All of those classify as exercise, but they serve different purposes. If you want to increase your squat 1-repetition maximum by 50 pounds, a daily cycling class won’t get you there. Read more
When you approach the doors of American Family Fitness Virginia Center Commons for the first time, the first thought that runs through your mind is, “The gym is in the mall?”. From the outside, it may appear that way, but as soon as you step through its double doors AFF VCC welcomes you to an Read more
Feel like you’re bracing for impact anytime something major is about to happen this year? You’re not alone. 2020 has thrown us all for a loop, taken all of us on a wild ride, given us way more than we can handle. (I could go on with trite sayings that all sound like they were made Read more
Nov 05 2020

Issaiah Sistrunk

“I always called this place my second home because everyone knew who I was and kept an eye on me.” Issaiah may be new to the AFFamily as an Aquatics Manager, but he’s been a familiar face at AFF Fredericksburg for years. His journey with AFF started as a kid in the Kid Zone when Read more
Although our history is not as long and proclaimed as the city itself, the American Family Fitness (AFF) located in Williamsburg is proud of its service to this community for the past nine years.  Located in the Newtown area of Williamsburg since October 2011, this location was the ninth AFF club to be opened.  Two Read more
Written by Mande Rimel As long as I can remember, I’ve dealt with reactive hypoglycemia but didn’t know what it was until about 10 years ago. When I eat carbs, my blood sugar spikes and my body floods with too much insulin. Then the insulin takes too much sugar from my blood and leaves me Read more
Sep 29 2020

What Should I Eat?

by Laura Kauffman  Have you ever asked someone who has had success losing weight or gaining muscle what they’re eating? Perhaps you’ve been asked yourself because you’ve recently lost 20 pounds or showed significant muscle gain over a short period of time. Chances are, if you are in any way associated in fitness, whether it Read more
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