Benefits of Family Fitness

Getting moving as a family has so many amazing benefits. Group physical fitness not only represents an important bonding opportunity, but it’s also a way to reduce sedentary behavior in young children. Sweating together as a family establishes a foundation for fitness in kids that will remain with them throughout their lives. Children, after all, model their parents’ behavior and are more likely to participate … Continue reading Benefits of Family Fitness

Improved Health and Recovery Go Hand in Hand

Billy Hamilton is the fitness director at Valdosta Country Club in Valdosta, Georgia, and has been personal training for upwards of 15 years. He got his start after seeing a newspaper advertisement for a personal trainer position at the YMCA and applying years ago. His experience with fitness and personal training goes beyond the average health transformation story, however. Before Hamilton first began training, he … Continue reading Improved Health and Recovery Go Hand in Hand

Personal Trainer Helps Clients Transform Lives

Adam Merritt is a personal trainer at Factor X Fitness, a professionally-run 24-hour fitness center in Thomasville, Georgia. Their 12,000-square-foot gym is filled with weight machines, free weights, and cardio equipment such as treadmills, elliptical machines, exercise bikes, and a Stair Master. Factor X Fitness also offers group exercise classes in addition to personal training. We spoke with Merritt to learn more about his life … Continue reading Personal Trainer Helps Clients Transform Lives

Live Better Kicks Off New Program

Compared to Georgia and U.S. averages, obesity rates and prevalence of chronic disease are typically higher in South Georgia counties. In fact, obesity is the common denominator with many disease states prevalent in Thomas County, including heart disease, stroke, COPD, sleep disorders, vascular disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, spine problems, and other conditions. It is in our collective best interest to improve the health of Thomas … Continue reading Live Better Kicks Off New Program