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Ice Cream or Your Goals
I was having a conversation with someone the other day and we were talking about why we weren’t seeing the changes we wanted to.   By: Mike Harland They were
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Back Pain From Sitting All Day?
People frequently experience back pain and every so often they’ll interpret SI (sacroiliac) joint pain as well.   By: Coach LeighAnn Clark You of course always have the option of
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Desk Hack
The sedentary workstyle that many of us have had to adopt, especially in the workplace, has led to a lot of back pain, hip pain, and generally poor posture.  
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Personal Coaching – Connie
Personal coaching is a great option for a lot of people.   By: Coach Greg One of the greatest benefits of personal coaching is the ability for the coach to
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Reward Yourself
Today I’m going to talk about something we sometimes forget to do, which is rewarding ourselves.   By: Coach Mike Harland When someone walks into our facility, it’s usually with
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Everyday Is Chest Day
Everyday is chest day.   Soooo yeah, about that… By: Coach Mike Harland When I was younger I hit a point where I wanted to get in shape. School was
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Fix a Winging Scapula
Your shoulder blades are more important than you may realize.   The movement of your scapula is responsible for the final 1/3 of the movement of your arms overhead. That
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Top 5 Ways to Keep Healthy Eating Fun
What’s one of the hardest things for someone making big lifestyle changes? Nutrition. Getting an understanding of what to eat, how much to eat, when to eat, how to cook
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Squat Tip: Chest Up
There are a lot of pieces to our squat and a ton of ways to improve our squat form, as well as depth and strength.   One common mistake we
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Quad Stretch
We’re always working toward building up our mobility, whether in our ankles, hips, etc.   These are all important to focus on, but sometimes we find we have some tightness
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1st Place Winner
By Coach Mike. Max Defilippis There’s a lot we could say about Max, but I think the below picture says it all; hard working (as shown by the MyZone stats),
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Today’s Workout Sucked
Today’s workout sucked…   Not the actual workout, but everything leading up to it. I had the perfect daily routine and that got derailed –> BIGTIME!   Coach Greg took
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2nd Place Winner
By Coach Mike. Where do we even begin with Kendra? Well, she’s been a member for a few years now and we have definitely created an amazing relationship! She’s one
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Fix Your Squat
Squatting, it’s one of the most used and beneficial movements of any program. It is however a movement that can go wrong in many different places due to the number
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Short Term Success
What, to me, is the most important thing when training a new client?   Success in the immediate future.   That doesn’t be mean weight loss. It doesn’t mean strength
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Do You Sit All Day? Try This Out!
Do you sit all day? Maybe your back hurts? Just know you need to open up that part of your body?   Here are 3 things that can help:   The Bretzel
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3rd Place Winners!
By Coach Mike. We would like to introduce the 3rd place winners of most recent Best Me Yet challenge ~ Eric and Angel! 3rd Place is always a fun one
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The “Hip Tuck.”
By Coach LeighAnn The “Hip Tuck.” A crucial form cue in almost every movement we do, including day-to-day life. The ability to align our hips correctly will help us to
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Improve Your Squat
By Coach Greg. If you have ever had trouble getting into a deep squat, you are not alone. Many have trouble getting their hips low enough to maintain an upright
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Overtraining
By Michael Harland. Today I want to bring up something that the coaches and I talk about a lot, overtraining. All too often we read about, see, hear, etc., of
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The Other Hard Part
By Michael Harland. The hard part isn’t always the workout. It’s not always the nutrition. A lot of the time, it’s the commitment. It’s easy to do things when we’re
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Banded Bully
By Coach LeighAnn. Attach a band to a secure point; a pole, rogue rack, pull-up bars, etc. Make sure that it is attached at a higher point. Pick a thicker
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Shoulder Pain
By Greg Hammons. A lot of people have shoulder pain when lifting and doing pressing exercise but most people don’t have bad shoulders. With pain there is always a cause
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Proper Breathing
By Coach LeighAnn. Breathing is a little discussed but very important component to completing any movement during physical activity. A strong breath out can provide you with a little extra
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Transformation Tuesday
By Debbie Krauch. Is A|M Fitness a lifestyle? An addiction? A form of punishment? All of the above for me. A|M happens to be half way between my work and
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Be Proud Of Yourself
By Michael Harland. That’s right, enjoy your accomplishments. Understand your growth. Be proud of all that you are. A lot of people take on the new year focusing on the
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Our Second Year!
By Michael Harland. Wow! Another year has passed and I really don’t know where it went. It seems like yesterday that I was being surprised by all of my members,
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Stress On The Body
By Kevin Ferrisi. “Stress is the body’s reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response,” defined by Wikipedia. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and
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Fear Doesn’t Exist
By Kevin Ferrisi. What is fear? Does it even really exist? If fear is just a result of your thoughts traveling down a dark road, couldn’t that thought be persuaded
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Self Perception
By Michael Harland. Soccer, baseball and basketball were my sports growing up. Soccer was my favorite and still is. I played year round. I loved the social interaction and running
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Cost of Training
By Michael Harland. How do you feel about the cost of training? After my first few months of selling my services for a fee, I heard these statements multiple times…
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Our First Year
By Michael Harland. Tomorrow marks a very special day for A|M Fitness, it is our one year anniversary! So much has happened over this past year. A|M Fitness has changed
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