100 Healthy Days
100 Healthy Days By Michael Harland Today’s blog is going to be quick and simple. I’m inviting you to join me in a free program that lasts 100 days. ReadRead more.
Why I Relay – Andrea
Why I Relay By: Andrea Sinclair I relay because cancer made me an orphan. Cancer stole my parents during the same year- it barely felt like the leaves had changedRead more.
Conscious Walking By LeighAnn Clark The foot is a very complex, important structure. It is our foundation. It is our only point of contact with the ground. If something isRead more.
Transformation Tuesday – Chantelle
Transformation Tuesday – Chantelle By Michael Harland Today we wanted to recognize one of our newer members, Chantelle, who has been consistent since the day that she started. She recentlyRead more.
Creating Your Center of Stability
Creating Your Center of Stability (Blog 3 of 3) By LeighAnn Clark The next step after learning how to activate our pelvic floor and then learning how to activate shortRead more.
Why I Relay – Kathy
Why I Relay By: Kathy Kielbowicz Why I relay….. Cancer has touched my life in so many ways. I have lost both of my grandmothers to cancer and I haveRead more.
Short Foot Activation
Short Foot Activation (Blog 2 of 3) By LeighAnn Clark We live in a society where shoes are accepted as a natural part of life. We weren’t born with shoesRead more.
This S*** Actually Works!
This S*** Actually Works! By Carly Ouellette As this challenge comes to an end, I decided to take my “after” pictures during the snow day. I have done a numberRead more.
Pelvic Floor Activation
Pelvic Floor Activation (Blog 1 of 3) By LeighAnn Clark Your pelvic floor is your center of gravity, and therefore your center of stability. Without it, we are not usingRead more.
Why I Relay – Spencer
Why I Relay By: Spencer Ingvertsen When I was in middle school I did relay for life to be able to spend an entire day with all my friends, toRead more.
It’s Not About The Calories!
It’s Not About The Calories! By Greg Hammons It’s not about the calories! …. Wait …What? Hear me out for a second. I know it sounds confusing but the goalRead more.
85 Pounds! – One Year Later
85 Pounds! – One Year Later By Kim Cyr So I got to thinking… in a few days, it’ll be a year since I started working with you. A yearRead more.
Core Activation For Hip Mobility
Core Activation For Hip Mobility By LeighAnn Clark How often do you work on hip mobility? How many times have you come into a squat and said “I really needRead more.
Why I Relay – Nicole
Why I Relay By Nicole Riley Why I Relay… Cancer has affected me more times than I would like to say. I have lost a mother-in-law and father-in-law, an auntRead more.
More New Equipment!
More New Equipment! By Michael Harland As with anything, the more you can invest, the better you can become. We live by that belief and try to constantly invest inRead more.
Stretch And Strengthen To Better Posture
Stretch And Strengthen To Better Posture By Greg Hammons If you spend most your day at a desk then your posture may be impeding your progress!! Check out the 4Read more.
Why I Relay – Jen
Why I Relay By Jen Adorno For me, cancer has been something that has been up close and personal my entire life. My maternal grandfather died of lung cancer whenRead more.
Let’s Work Backwards
Let’s Work Backwards By Michael Harland When we talk about goal setting we often encourage someone to state their goal. Following that, we then have them figure out what itRead more.
Winter Weather Warning!!!
Winter Weather Warning!!! By LeighAnn Clark Winter weather has a bigger impact on your body than you might think. You don’t just feel cold in the winter, you don’t justRead more.
Why I Relay – Claire
Why I Relay By Claire DiCenzo When Mike asked me to write a blog post about “Why I Relay,” I immediately agreed but then I had to take a stepRead more.
Communication is Key
Communication is Key By Michael Harland One of the things I try and remind my clients is the importance of communication. We’ve heard it a million times, haven’t we? CommunicationRead more.
Jaimie Speaks Her Mind
Jaimie Speaks Her Mind By Jaimie Clout One of our trial members Jaimie has gone to many different types of gyms, she has participated in big box gyms as wellRead more.
Your Life Success
Your Life Success By Mike Harland This was an email sent to a private group we’re running, but something I think all of us should do from time to time.Read more.
Does Your Lower Back Arch When You Press Overhead?
Does Your Lower Back Arch When You Press Overhead? By LeighAnn Clark Overhead movement patterns are very common, not just in your “fitness” world, but in your “real” life asRead more.
Bench Press Tips
Bench Press Tips By Greg Hammons The bench press is one of the most used and beneficial exercises in any exercise program. Its great for building overall upper bodyRead more.
Is It Your Pecs?
Is It Your Pecs? By LeighAnn Clark You may have never paid much attention to your pectoralis major and minor muscles outside of being instructed to perform a chestRead more.
Planks and Breathing?
Planks and Breathing? By Greg Hammons Planks are awesome exercises to create core stability, which intern creates overall performance gains. But are you getting all you can from your plank?Read more.
Let’s Build A House Together
Wait, what? By Mike Harland I like analogies. I like comparing things and hope that it can help someone to see things a different way. When it comes toRead more.
Before and After | Raabi Blackwell
It’s very hard for me to put into words the gratitude that I feel from the changes that I’ve undergone, from becoming a member of AM Fitness. By RaabiRead more.
No More New Year, New You
We all know that the New Years holiday brings resolutions revolving around a “new me”. By Mike Harland Well, not at A|M Fitness. Don’t get me wrong, we areRead more.
4 Years Later, a Reminder
I know it doesn’t seem it…especially with all the corrections I need…but it has been 4 years! Came across a letter that I wrote to you about a year inRead more.
Jay’s Official List of Grievances
Since joining AM Fitness in February I’ve read all of the happy-happy, joy-joy posts about how great AM Fitness is. By Jay Friedman Mike, People keep writing to youRead more.
Shoulder Stabilization Exercises
If you think you have a winging scapula you’re probably wrong. By Greg Hammons A true wing is due to a neurologic injury. More than likely what’s going onRead more.
Ever drop out of a plank or stop doing push ups, not because your core or your upper body was tired but because your wrists just weren’t having it?Read more.
Our warmups sometimes include a hamstring stretch, one that is very much needed by the majority of us. By LeighAnn Clark It’s a fantastic stretch, but are we doingRead more.
Jungle Gym Squats
If you are new to working out or it’s been awhile since you have used a squat pattern, the Jungle Gym system can be a great way to understand theRead more.
You Created That Habit, Now Create A New One
One of the biggest things to remember, especially in regards to fitness, health, and lifestyle, is that we are creatures of habit. By Mike Harland We will continue toRead more.
$1.63 – Our Value Proposition
I just wrapped up a meeting with our staff. One of the topics was our new member experience and the value we provide. By Mike Harland The reality is,Read more.
I Have Two Questions For You
I have 2 questions I need you to answer as truthfully as possible: By Mike Harland 1. Are you comfortable with where your health is right now? a. AreRead more.
The squat has so many bits and pieces to it; lock the abs, tuck the hips, eyes up, chest up, shoulders back, knees in line with the toes, etc.Read more.
Glute Activation for Knee Pain
We focus a lot of our energy on mobility when we are preparing ourselves to train. By LeighAnn Clark Mobility is incredibly important because we need to make sureRead more.
Iliopsoas: The Hidden Culprit
Do you have chronic back or hip pain, that won’t go away, no matter how much you stretch and foam roll? By Greg Hammons The hidden culprit may beRead more.
Whether you’re in the gym swinging a kettlebell or at home picking up your children, the ability to activate your core muscles, like your abs, will determine how well youRead more.
Dynamic Warm-up Tips
Today Coach Greg discusses a few important things to remember during the warm-up process. By Greg Hammons Check out the video for key points on how to avoid injuringRead more.
Best Exercise Your Young Athletes Aren’t Doing
Do you have a child or children currently enrolled in a sports program or activity? By Greg Hammons Today Coach Greg takes us through an easy to do exercise,Read more.
Elbow Pain / Forearm Fix
More often than not, when someone experiences elbow pain, this is actually a symptom of a different problem. By LeighAnn Clark This doesn’t apply to everyone, some people trulyRead more.
Kettlebells are great metabolic tools, but when trying to increase the challenge of our swings its not always about weight, especially in a timed workout. By Greg Hammons ToRead more.
Best Me Yet: Steven
My time at A|M fitness has been a great experience. Having good coaching has been amazing. By Steven They put together a serious program and a great message. TheyRead more.
Successful Goal Setting
A client recently asked me to help with setting some goals. By Mike Harland This also prompted me to speak about successful goal setting strategies with our upcoming trialRead more.
Shoulder Internal Rotation (IR) is a key piece of mobility that a lot of us are missing but we don’t necessarily know it. By LeighAnn Clark If you aren’tRead more.
Breathing Hack Part 1
One of the biggest struggles we see with our clients is their recovery time. By Mike Harland We tend to have a great difficulty catching our breath and oneRead more.
Desk Hack 2
Working at a desk all day long can take a toll on many parts of our body. By LeighAnn Clark The shoulders are one such place that get hitRead more.
1,200 Square Feet Later
Recently we added roughly 1,200 square feet of training space, as well as renovated and added to our current training floor. By Mike Harland Below we will post someRead more.
We talk a lot about improving hip mobility but sometimes we don’t think about how important the ankles are. By LeighAnn Clark Squats are one of our most usedRead more.
If you are starting to experience any kind of discomfort in the knees, it’s a good idea to make sure that we are mobilizing the areas so that hopefully weRead more.
If you have ever experienced any kind of foot pain or have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, rolling and stretching your feet and calves will help to manage the painRead more.
Kettlebell swings are a great exercise for power development, along with increasing your metabolic rate, when they are done correctly. By Greg Hammons Most people have jobs now thatRead more.
I Can’t Promise That
Sometimes I get frustrated with this industry. By: Mike Harland A large part of that is because I can’t promise all of the things that other people do. IRead more.
Peanut To The Rescue
If you’re finding that your low back tends to arch when you follow certain movement patterns, one muscle that we need to pay attention to is the erector spinae.Read more.
If you have tight hamstrings and are looking for a way to increase your range of motion one of the best techniques to use is PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation).Read more.
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 wereRead more.
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 ofRead more.
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.Read more.
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 toRead more.
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 withRead more.
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 wasRead more.
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. ThatRead more.
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 cookRead more.
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 weRead more.
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 tightnessRead more.
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),Read more.
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 tookRead more.
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 oneRead more.
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 numberRead more.
Short Term Success
What, to me, is the most important thing when training a new client? Success in the immediate future. That doesn’t mean weight loss. It doesn’t mean strength gains.Read more.
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 BretzelRead more.
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 oneRead more.
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 toRead more.
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 uprightRead more.
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., ofRead more.
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’reRead more.
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 thickerRead more.
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 causeRead more.
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 extraRead more.
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 andRead more.
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 theRead more.
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,Read more.
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, andRead more.
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 persuadedRead more.
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 runningRead more.
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…Read more.
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 changedRead more.