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Archive for December 2017

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 in and it all still applies.   By Hanna Mike, I have been thinking about this for awhile. When burpees showed back up this session, I…

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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 you telling stories about how they lost weight, they feel better, they have more energy, their lives have been turned around, Jill is so great, you…

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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 on is you have an underachieving Serratus Anterior, causing your shoulder blade to get a little funky when you press. Here we will go over a…

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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?   By Greg Hammons Sometimes to make sure we can keep getting stronger we have to make sure our joints have the ROM to keep up…

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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 it right? When we use this stretch, we need to use something called Reciprocal Inhibition. This essentially means that if one muscle is active, the…

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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 the way a squat works.   By LeighAnn Clark The JG’s will allow you to perform these patterns with a lot more ease and will also…

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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 do things we’ve done repeatedly. Something else to remember is that if we aren’t happy with where we are, again in regards to fitness, health,…

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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, we’re trying to sell you something. That’s a given. What we try to focus on, though, is not the actual sale, but the experience up…

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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 you on any medications and if so, are you ok with being on them for the rest of your life? b. Are you at your…

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