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Wrist Mobility
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?  
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Hamstring Stretch
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 doing
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How To Use The JG’s To Your Benefit During Your Squat Patterns
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 the
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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 to
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$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,
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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. Are
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Squat Hack
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.  
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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 sure
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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 be
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Active Core
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 you
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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 injuring
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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,
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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 truly
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Kettlebell Intensity
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 To
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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. They
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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 trial
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Shoulder IR
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’t
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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 one
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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 hit
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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 some
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Ankle Mobility
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 used
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Knee Pain
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 we
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Foot Pain
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 pain
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Kettlebell Swings
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 that
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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. I
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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.  
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Tight Hamstrings?
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).  
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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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