Back Pain – Part I: Clues into the why’s and how’s of Back Pain

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Back pain royally sucks, no doubt (I speak from personal experience). It will strike most of us at some point in our lives- some people earlier than others, some more intensely and debilitating than others, some recover quickly while others it becomes a chronic condition. Why? The first answer is: genetics. You got what you’re Continue Reading

Meet Our New Addition!

  Calm down; nobody had a baby. We have a new part-time trainer!   For a long time, Trish, Ross and I have been a close-knit, well orchestrated team of three. It’s been awesome to work so closely with each other. We all have each others’ backs when something comes up – say, one of Continue Reading

Why I Became a Personal Trainer (Trish)

  I’ve always had a competitive drive.  Perhaps it began in childhood trying to keep up with my two brothers, who are on either side of me in years.  I tried to be as good as them in baseball, playing with matchbox cars, and certainly faster than them running down the street.   Naturally, I Continue Reading

Why I Became a Personal Trainer (Ross)

I still consider myself a relative newbie to the life of a fitness trainer, but I’m definitely not a rookie when it comes to exercise.   I started participating in athletics in middle school.  I actually had to persuade my parents to let me join the soccer team (they were much more focused on my Continue Reading

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: The Exercise Equation

Less food + More activity There you have it – the long-accepted formula for how to lose weight. In other words, fewer calories in, more calories burned. Hundreds of weight loss programs on the market are founded on this basic equation – and they DON’T WORK. Not in the long term, anyway. For one thing, Continue Reading

Simplifying Strength: Weight Machines

Remember the first time you ever walked into a gym?   You saw all those large metal machines around the room with their strange moving parts and thought, “What in the world am I supposed to do with this?”   Maybe now you’re a pro at strength machines, but for many people they are still Continue Reading

New Class Schedule, Baby Trees….and the O-ZONE!!!

If you haven’t been to Asheville Family Fitness lately, you’ve been missing out on some serious spiffing-uppery. For one thing, our “front yard” is looking nicer – we’ve planted some trees and other green things, for a prettier parking lot experience. More oxygen in the air too, to combat all those cars on Leicester Highway. Continue Reading

Asheville’s newest fitness & wellness center building update

The newest man made object visible from space! If you have to ask where this building is on Leicester Hwy, you need to get your eyesight checked out! The biggest blue roof this side of Duke is now finished, so barring any unforseen hiccups with inspections, we’ll be putting up drywall soon! Less than 12 Continue Reading