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What’s it like to become a member at Aestus Fitness? What do you mean, “What’s it like? Don’t I just come in and sign up?” Yep—that is part of the deal.  But we know that for many of the people that come to see us, walking in the door is the first step in their Fitness Journey. So how does it work? Simple. First, there are lots of ways to find Aestus Fitness: The Fuquay Sports Center Website: aestusfitness.com Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/AestusFitness https://www.instagram.com/aestusfitness/ A friend told you about us Through the website or through social media, you can reach out...

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One of the hallmarks of CrossFit is executing a movement (Deadlift, Kettlebell Swing, Pull Up) in a FULL RANGE OF MOTION. What's that mean? Simply this:  Completing a physical movement to its full extent. For the Deadlift: Pulling the barbell from the floor standing fully straight bringing the hips forward finishing with shoulders back and behind the barbell Questions for you: Are you always executing with a "full range of motion"? When you start a task, do you see it to completion? Is your effort consistent with everything you do? Lessons learned on the gym floor translate well to the...

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So…you’ve been given the clear and you’re ready to get back to the gym!

Now the tough part—what is it you are looking for?

  • Big Box, Low cost
  • Small or boutique studio, small group environment
  • Personal training, one on one training.

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Priorities. Or, that little nagging voice inside your head--telling you what you should be doing instead of what you want to do.   Why is it so hard?   What is it about knowing that it would be better for ourselves if we: Ate good food  Exercised Went to bed on time Laid off so much social media Let's be honest, we all know what we need to do.  Often we even know how to do it.   So where is the disconnect?   James Clear writes in Atomic Habits that to create habit change, we need to basically take action before we take...

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Assess Where You Are   I was in Boy Scouts.  For a week every summer between the years of 1985 and 1989 our troop would head up to Lost Lake Scout Reservation in Clare, Michigan. It was a great spot.  Series of small campsites (we slept in tents) built around an awesome lake with a couple of buildings (mess hall, camp store, etc…) During the week, we all took classes to earn merit badges.  These were great opportunities to learn a number of skills that I still use today. I learned: Shooting Knot Tying First Aid Rescue swimming Axemanship Wilderness...

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