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AFC Health & Wellness Blog

AFC Fitness' 20th Anniversary Fitness Festival and BBQ

AFC Fitness’ 20th Anniversary Fitness Festival and BBQ

AFC Fitness in Bala Cynwyd is celebrating 20 years in our community! Join us for our Fitness Festival and BBQ including fitness fun, food, music, prizes and more on Saturday, October 13th from 11 AM - 3 PM. The Fall...

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14Sep No Comments

Health and Fitness Changes After 30

It can be tough to stay in shape and eat healthy once you’re over 30. The carefree days of eating anything you want and not gaining weight end for most. Especially if you have fallen out of (or never started)...

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17Aug No Comments

AFC Fitness – Group Fitness Survey

AFC Fitness in Bala Cynwyd is making changes to the class schedule. If you are interested in group fitness classes, please answer the 3 questions below to help us understand your preferences. If you have requests or questions beyond the...

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A workout at the gym can help you get through the toughest days on the job

A workout at the gym can help you get through the toughest days on the job

The day-to-day routine of a job and demands by your co-workers and boss can be stressful. Fortunately, there is nothing better than exercise to help ease the effects of job pressures. A heart-pumping cardio kickboxing class is a sure-fire way...

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29Jun No Comments

Expansion and Renovations at AFC Fitness in Bala Cynwyd

To celebrate AFC’s 20th Anniversary in Bala Cynwyd and our 27th year in business, we are about to embark on some exciting changes. Our Bala Cynwyd location, a 110,000 square-foot athletic, fitness and wellness center, will undergo major upgrades and...

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31May No Comments
IGNITE Group Fitness Training at AFC Fitness in Feasterville

IGNITE Group Fitness Training at AFC Fitness in Feasterville

Attend a free IGNITE group training session at AFC Fitness in Feasterville. Contact the front desk for session times. Call 215-355-2700. Torch up to 800 calories in one hour: this is 22% of 1 pound! What is IGNITE? IGNITE is...

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Exercise as Prescribed Medicine

Exercise as Prescribed Medicine

It seems there has been more news in the past few years about the overall health benefits of exercise than in all years prior. The increase is largely due to the fact that exercise is now considered as important to...

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New Study Says Daily Exercise Reduces Chances Of Early Death

New Study Says Daily Exercise Reduces Chances Of Early Death

Getting to the gym for long sustained workouts isn’t always possible. Schedules are busy these days and working exercise in to a routine can be hard. But a daily trip to the gym, even just for a short workout, could...

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How to motivate yourself when you’re not in the mood to go to the gym

How to motivate yourself when you’re not in the mood to go to the gym

If you’re struggling to maintain consistency in an exercise routine, you're not alone. On some days, getting yourself in to the gym takes a lot more motivation. Here are 5 tips to get motivated, consistent and ultimately in shape. Don’t...

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Train With The Mindset Of An Olympic Athlete

Train With The Mindset Of An Olympic Athlete

With 2018 being an Olympic year we are reminded of the incredible physical feats athletes achieve. Although a quadruple spin on skates or 80 mph on skis is not on the horizon for most of us, you don’t need supernatural...

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AFC Has All of The Hottest Trends in Fitness

Whether you’re a gym veteran and your go-to exercise is on a treadmill or you want the latest and hottest group fitness class, AFC Fitness has something for everyone. In fact, AFC offers all of the Top Fitness Trends! In...

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3 Tips To Lose Weight In The Winter

3 Tips To Lose Weight In The Winter

Colder weather and less hours of sunlight make it tougher to get enough physical activity in the winter. And this could mean you're missing out on your recommended 180 minutes of weekly exercise. If you are taking in the same...

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4 Healthy Eating Tips To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

4 Healthy Eating Tips To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

During the holidays, it may seem like desserts, appetizers and family recipe favorites are calling you to eat them. It is only after the New Year arrives that you realize the damage has been done and its time to begin...

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AFC Fitness Partners With Sixers On Fitness And Weight Loss Program

AFC Fitness Partners With Sixers On Fitness And Weight Loss Program

AFC Fitness is proud to be affiliated with the Philadelphia 76ers for the third year in a row. This partnership has helped AFC assist thousands of women and men in the Philadelphia region with weight loss and being fit. But...

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31Aug No Comments
New Pilates Reformer Class Formats at AFC Fitness in Bala Cynwyd

New Pilates Reformer Class Formats at AFC Fitness in Bala Cynwyd

AFC Fitness in Bala Cynwyd is relaunching our Pilates Reformer program. Check out our new Pilates Reformer class formats. New Reformer Class Formats: Reformer Barre Sculpt A challenging blend of Barre and Pilates that combines cardio and muscle sculpting movements....

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31Aug No Comments
14 Day Fitness Study Starts Saturday, September 16th

14 Day Fitness Study Starts Saturday, September 16th

Are you ready to create a positive change in your life? Join our 14-day fitness study! You will be guided by some of Philadelphia's most knowledgeable trainers and fitness specialists. Register below. HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: +Register by completing the...

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Staying Healthy on Vacation

Staying Healthy on Vacation

It has been a while, and I apologize! Lucky for me – I was away for a little vacation. Nothing like the Jersey shore! So, the big question…. Did I keep up the working out while I was gone? Unfortunately,...

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30Jul No Comments

HIIT Workouts Are Short And Effective

Getting enough exercise in to your weekly routine is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. But for many, fitting exercise in with a busy home and work schedule can be near impossible. For peeps that are time-crunched, High Intensity...

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30Jul No Comments

Should Women Do Strength Training?

Weight lifting gives you noticeable results and is hugely rewarding. But despite wide spread knowledge about fitness and physiology many women have still worried they’ll soon look like body builders, instead of creating the lean shape they’re looking for. The...

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19Jul No Comments
The Spirit of Competition

The Spirit of Competition

This won’t be my typical blog post. I’m not going to talk about what class I took this week, I won’t go on and on about how hard anything was. Today I’m going to update you on the challenge that...

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15Jul No Comments
Sculpt & Shred

Sculpt & Shred

It’s Been A While I’ve been lazy, very, very lazy. During the week of the 4th of July, I basically celebrated the holiday by not working out. It’s not like I didn’t do anything – I took my dog for...

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Kettlebell Time

Kettlebell Time

Hey everyone! Hope you all had an awesome holiday and hope some of you got to enjoy a long weekend! I did, which is to explain for my delayed post! But I’ll be honest, with the last class I took...

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27Jun No Comments
Power Strike

Power Strike

AFC Bala’s Most Popular Class In the middle of March, we started a “March Madness” challenge that was based on a bracket made up of all of the different Group Exercise classes on our schedule. Classes went up against each...

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23Jun No Comments
Pilates, Pilates, Pilates

Pilates, Pilates, Pilates

I think I have mentioned this before, but when I started my fitness adventure, I had asked a bunch of people’s opinions on where to start and how to go about it. I’ve listened to some of what was recommended...

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19Jun No Comments
Enjoy Your Workout

Enjoy Your Workout

Strength & Movement Sorry! I’ve been slacking…. On the writing, not the working out! (Okay, a little bit on the working out, but some working out is better than no working out, right?) So after taking Kristin’s Lean Barre class...

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A Tale of Two Barres

A Tale of Two Barres

A Variety of Group Fitness Classes If you are new at this fitness thing, and especially belonging to a gym like AFC Fitness, it can be a lot to handle. The amount of stuff that is going on during any...

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The Fitness Journey - One Month Later

The Fitness Journey – One Month Later

How Do I Do This Fitness Thing? That is what I asked myself going into this. I started blogging here, and my fitness journey, just a little under a month ago. I thought this would be a good time to check...

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26May No Comments
Pacing Myself with Pilates

Pacing Myself with Pilates

The Early AM Workout How do you do it? How do you convince yourself to wake up extra early, leave your nice warm bed and super lovable, cuddly dog, and go to the gym BEFORE work? Seriously, if you have...

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22May No Comments
First Personal Training Session

First Personal Training Session

Have you ever worked out with a Personal Trainer? When I decided I wanted to give this whole fitness thing a try, a recommendation that many people in the club made to me was to give the one-on-one Personal Training...

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16May No Comments
The Total Body Workout

The Total Body Workout

On to the Next Workout Total Body. According to our handy-dandy website & mobile app description, this class is defined as: A dynamic whole body muscle conditioning class using dumbbells, bands, tubes, exercise balls, dyna-discs, and body bars as resistance...

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12May No Comments
Delving Into Yoga

Delving Into Yoga

So Many Classes… Where to Start? Between the three AFC locations, we have what seems like a million different classes. Even the classes that appear to be the same on the schedule, are different because for a single class we...

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The Nutrition Consultation

The Nutrition Consultation

So you got yourself a gym membership, now what? That is what I have been saying to myself over and over again when I think about it. It's great, I took this huge step towards a healthier life, but then.........

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Bring on the Fitness!

Bring on the Fitness!

Do you enjoy going to the gym? Love that 6 AM Spin class? Can’t get enough fruits and veggies? That’s great… and also not me! I’m not a fan of going to the gym. I suppose it’s not the gym...

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