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Free Weights Or Machines: Which Is Better?

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What To Do? Free Weights Or Machines In The Gym?

One question I field quite often as a longtime personal trainer as well as gym owner, is, which is better, free weights or machines? That’s a pretty tough one to answer, generally speaking, as everybody is different, and has different needs, of course. The truthful answer, is that it depends on what you are trying to accomplish, what…

Gym Myths: Separating Fact From Fiction

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Dispelling Some Common Gym Myths

There’s any number of gym myths and misconceptions floating around which only makes for confusion and often times, an increased sense of anxiety about joining and/or going to a gym. There really is no need for it, and frankly, as you’ll see, most of these gym myths are pretty silly to begin with.

Perhaps the biggest of the gym myths is that only fit peo…

Gym Etiquette: Why Is It So Important?

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Do You Have Proper Gym Etiquette?

Gym etiquette seems a lost art at times. Some people tend to think solely of themselves and disregard how they are impacting others with their actions. Thankfully, at my gym that almost never happens. People are people, however, and we should all be a little patient with each other and realize that any one of us could have been distracted and forgotten to…

What Is It Like Owning A Gym In Austin?

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Wondering What Is It Like Owning A Gym In Austin?

As a 22 year veteran personal trainer and Austin gym owner for almost a decade now, you can imagine I get my fair share of questions when I’m working with clients, or just working out. I was unsure of what to write for this blog entry when it suddenly dawned on me, that the most interesting question that’s more perspective than anything, is…

Why Do Gyms Charge Initiation Fees?

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Do You Ever Wonder Why Do Gyms Charge Initiation Fees?

One question I get a lot as the longtime owner of an Austin gym, is why do gyms charge initiation fees, as well as account maintenance fees, and the like? The answer is quite simple. Money.
My gym, Austin Fitness Center, has never charged anything other than $28 per month plus sales tax. No other fees are involved unless you are working…

Austin Gyms: Which Is The Best One?

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Which Of The Many Austin Gyms Is Right For You?

There is no shortage of Austin gyms to choose from. It hasn’t always been like this, however. There used to just be the usual big box selections to choose from with a small gym like mine, Austin Fitness Center, tucked away here and there. These days, with all the latest fitness trends, coupled with the massive influx of people to Austin, ther…

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