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Fall in Love with Free Weights

Fall in Love with Free Weights

Is there a machine at the gym that you just LOVE? Cardio or weight machine, it doesn’t matter — you may have eyes for that ONE piece of equipment that you always depend on as a part of your workout

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Moments Make Memories in Mechanicsville

Moments Make Memories in Mechanicsville

It is often said that the seemingly small moments in our lives that have the biggest impact on them. At American Family Fitness Mechanicsville, every day brings new moments and a new lasting impact

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Loving Your Relationship with Exercise

Loving Your Relationship with Exercise

Exercise is a lot like a relationship – there are ups and downs, good days and bad, compromise and sacrifice, gains and losses. The benefits are wonderful, but they don’t come easy. It takes time and

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Make This One Change to Your Workouts

Make This One Change to Your Workouts

It has long been a familiar philosophy in fitness that you have to make big changes to see big changes. We all know that we can’t expect amazing progressive results from doing the same thing over and

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Fredericksburg Is Where the Family Is

Fredericksburg Is Where the Family Is

While Richmond is the official home of American Family Fitness, our AFFamily reach extends as far north as Fredericksburg, Virginia. American Family Fitness Fredericksburg first opened in 2007,

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Make Your Goals “S-M-A-R-T” to Make Yourself Successful!

Make Your Goals “S-M-A-R-T” to Make Yourself Successful!

Raise your hand if you’ve made a New Years resolution before but didn’t stick with it 🖐 It’s okay, we’ve all been there. Sometimes things happen that can derail any resolution you’ve made (helloooo

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5 Benefits of Taking Your Workouts to the Water

5 Benefits of Taking Your Workouts to the Water

Think back over your time working out in the gym. You’ve probably hit all the major areas offered – the cardio deck, the weight room, the functional training area, and the Group Fitness studios. Is

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A Visit to Short Pump Will Get You “Pumped” Up

A Visit to Short Pump Will Get You “Pumped” Up

As you walk toward the doors to American Family Fitness Short Pump, they automatically open for you, as if we have been waiting for you to come to work out with us (we are 😊). When you make your way

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7 Things You Can Do to Help Beat the Winter Blues

7 Things You Can Do to Help Beat the Winter Blues

During the past several months we all have been subjected to isolation with a diminished ability to do the things that we’re accustomed to doing on a regular basis.  This has left a great deal of us

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3 Tips to Step Out of Your Fitness Comfort Zone

3 Tips to Step Out of Your Fitness Comfort Zone

When it comes to working out or anything involving fitness, we sometimes tend to get stuck in our ways and do what we feel is comfortable. Examples:  You come into the gym and head straight to your

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