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Results v. Habits

This is a timely post for ASF; our annual Challenge results are pouring in, with the vast majority showing improvements in body composition.  In our group page on Facebook, the conversations range from a few sentences to a few paragraphs, with a common thread of honesty, transparency and openness. It has been amazing to see […]

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The joy/curse of putting things off

Disclaimer:  There is a slight difference between being kind to someone and being nice to someone.  Being nice is telling people what they want to hear; being kind is telling someone what they need to hear.  This post is the latter.  It may offend you.  It still comes from the heart, written with love.  The […]

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Let’s get PHIT! How Trump’s election may help the fitness industry

First, if you are looking for the latest tips on burning fat, getting stronger, running faster or diet-of-the-week, you can close this page now.  If you are looking for a political post, this is kinda, sorta, maybe for you.  Read on to see why… The PHIT (Physical Health Investment Today) Act has been in limbo […]

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What We Learned in 2016 – ASF Coaches

It seems a lot of people are glad that 2016 is over.  The ASF Coaches felt that 2016 was one of their best years ever.  Hope you enjoy this abridged summary from each of them….   From Coach Macdonald – Relationships, Relationships, Relationships~ 2016 was the year that building relationships reached an apex.  This is […]

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Fitness Trends for 2016

It is no longer a secret that fitness, or “being fit”, is beneficial.  Fitness centers continue to open (and close) to the point of saturating the market.  To the consumer, little separates each of these facilities and it typically comes down to “whomever is the cheapest” gets your money.  If all you want to do […]

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Long Term Athletic Development – What you need to know

Long Term Athletic Development, or LTAD, is a phrase that coaches use to describe the process by which children acquire skills, starting in the pre-pubescent years through their early twenties.  It involves motor skill acquisition, biological maturation and physical literacy among other variables.  The definition laid out in the following position paper is as follows: The […]

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Ten Reflections on 10 years of business

June of 2016 marks our ten year anniversary.  It is mind-blowing, at least to me, that ASF has been open for that long.  It seems fitting to wax poetic what has happened over that time. While it may put you to sleep, here is the genesis of ASF, starting circa 1985… Sports are, and were, a […]

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