Why I Became a Personal Trainer (Sam)

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Why I Became a Personal Trainer (Sam)

Some people know what they want to do at age 18. I was not one of those people. When I was 18, my number one interest was Getting As Far Away from My Parents as Possible. But you can’t major in that, so I ended up at Boston University with a major in Art History Continue Reading

Weight Loss 101: Surprising Ways to Manage Your Blood Sugar

  Last week, we covered the importance of blood sugar in a successful weight loss program. Today, I’m going to share a few practical tips to manage your blood sugar.   This is all part of our September Weight Loss month, which culminates with the kickoff of the Find Your Fit 2014 Weight Loss Challenge, Continue Reading

And the winner is…

Congratulations to Amanda and Sarah, the rockstars behind The Fab Four’s landslide win of Slim It to Win It! The team won the competition with a combined loss of 9% body fat, and it all came from these two. In second place was Networking it Out, with a combined loss of 6.6%. Third place winners, Continue Reading

Need motivation? Try this.

It’s February, otherwise known as national falling-off-the-wagon-and-abandoning-your-new-years-resolutions month. In January, the spirit of change courses through our culture. A fresh start, New year, new you. This comes on the heels of the decadent, hectic, stressful holiday season, and most of you are itching to get into (or back into) a sane, healthy routine. But January Continue Reading

New Year’s Weight Loss Group

Feeling a little sluggish after the holiday season? Sam is here to save the day! January is a natural time for a renewed commitment to health and well-being. Take advantage of the “New Year’s Resolution” momentum by committing to this four-week wellness series. Each week, you’ll learn about a specific topic related to wellness – Continue Reading


We’re all a little sad here at AFF, because today we took down the FINISH STRONG charts. After six exciting weeks, our challenge has finally come to a close. And you all kicked some serious AFF. We had 93 participants, 46 of which reached the original goal of 15 visits in 6 weeks. 24 of Continue Reading

Support the Manna Food Bank at Asheville Family Fitness

This holiday season, AFF is sponsoring its first MANNA Food Drive from December 2nd – December 20th. Recent numbers show that in Western North Carolina, 1 in 6 of our neighbors sought help from a food pantry, soup kitchen or shelter served by MANNA in a single year. Let’s do what we can to help Continue Reading


Our FINISH STRONG Challenge started this week, and members are quite enthusiastic about getting their stars. For those of you who don’t know, FINISH STRONG is something we put together to keep members consistent in their gym usage throughout the holiday season (which is upon us in less than two weeks – yikes). Basically, every Continue Reading

Do You Suffer From the Sugar Blues?

If you’ve been following the trends in weight loss and overall health, you’re probably aware that Sugar has emerged as the #1 Dietary Bad Guy. You may remember other “trends” – like the low-fat 80s, the no-carb 90s, etcetera. So this sugar thing might just seem like another fad. You’re not necessarily wrong – nutrition Continue Reading

Thank You!

We’ve known since June, but kept it under our hats until now. Asheville Family Fitness & Physical Therapy was voted one of the best physical therapy clinics in Asheville! We want to thank everyone who voted, as well as all of our patients, members, friends and family for making our first 6 months so successful. Continue Reading