The One Muscle You Should Be Training At Home

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 this pandemic. In the spirit of keeping our bodies active, there’s one muscle that we suggest training the most during this downtime – your brain.

Challenging our minds by learning new skills or information can help you maintain a sense of normalcy and purpose during this uncertain time. Learning something new also creates new neural pathways in the brain, improving the3 communication network within your brain which could ultimately help prevent dementia and other related illnesses. Plus, having a goal to work towards by enrolling in an online certification can give you purpose and expand your outlook on life!

While there are many online tools on obtaining certifications and degrees, we’ve narrowed it down the search to help you get started:  

  1. Coursera

Every course on Coursera is taught by top instructors from world-class universities and companies, so you can learn something new anytime, anywhere. Hundreds of free courses give you access to on-demand video lectures, homework exercises, and community discussion forums. Paid courses provide additional quizzes and projects as well as a shareable Course Certificate upon completion. also offers specialized certifications and degrees that can enhance your professional skills if you’re looking to move ahead in your career.


  1. Harvard University

That’s right – when people ask what you’re doing during quarantine, you can say that you’re enrolled at Harvard  Harvard University Online offers many free courses on a variety of subject matters, from neuroscience to computer science, ancient literature to classical music, the list goes on. There are also paid offerings starting as low as $30!


  1. AFAA and NASM

If you enjoy planning your own workouts, consider obtaining a specialized, accredited certification in the fitness industry! The Athletics and Fitness Association of American (AFAA) and the National College of Sports Medicine (NASM) offer various self-study certification packages for Personal Trainers, Group Fitness Instructors, and Nutrition Coaches. These certifications are completed online at your pace within the comfort of your own home and obtaining one will motivate even more to stay active!

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