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Oct 2, 2018

Why do you exercise? What causes you to push yourself when you're already tired? How do you get motivated to achieve a challenging fitness goal? There are two primary types of motivation: intrinsic - working on a task for our own needs or interests and extrinsic - taking on a task to please or to meet the expectations...


Sep 26, 2018

In professional sports the job of an athlete is to use his or her skills and abilities to help a team win games. The role of a coach is to teach players specific strategies and tactics of a sport, or a specific position in a sport, so they can out-perform their competition. The function of a strength and...


Sep 10, 2018

Introducing a new feature of AAF - The Fitness Roundtable; do you want to know what top fitness instructors and personal trainers talk about when we get together? Would you like to hear insights from the top fitness educators who train the trainers? Each Fitness Roundtable will be a group discussion with some of the...


Sep 4, 2018

One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over yet expecting different results. This definition is a perfect description for how many people approach fitness, they do the same workout repeatedly yet want it to produce a different outcome. Pushing yourself to try a new physical challenge is one way...


Aug 15, 2018

There are a number of different ways to exercise; some people (like your humble host) are pretty mainstream and straight-forward - just find something relatively heavy and lift it, while others, like this episode's guest, fitness instructor Gerren Liles, are extremely creative and come up with cool and unique ways...