Fighting for Your Life: You Don’t Have to Know Everything

The biggest talk of combat sports this week is the Mayweather-McGregor fight. Yes, it's actually happening. Whether or not you're a huge boxing or MMA fan, this fight has enough mainstream appeal that anyone can join in on the fun. Likewise, there's a lesson to be applied to your own fitness journey. There's layers of depth, and the more … Continue reading Fighting for Your Life: You Don’t Have to Know Everything

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Why Does Fitness Mean So Much?

Okay, we should probably clarify that title. This isn't a post trying to convince you why fitness should be important. Honestly, that approach rarely works for the long-term. This is really just a heart to heart about why fitness means so much to us. We both just celebrated our 30th birthday. (Thirty years for the AoA's … Continue reading Why Does Fitness Mean So Much?

Iron Fist Fails Are Fitness Fails Too

Maybe it's because of all the bad press that I kept my expectations low. But honestly, I didn't think Iron Fist was bad. Out of all the Marvel Netflix joints, Danny Rand might've had the least impact. Even for those who enjoyed it, I don't think they're going to be clamoring for a season two. On to the … Continue reading Iron Fist Fails Are Fitness Fails Too

Figuring Out Your Fitness: Full Body Workouts vs. Split Days

"I've got a question for AoA-- right now I do full body workouts because they're better for my schedule. My boyfriend and my trainer have both told me not to overdo it. My thought process is that I only have 2-3 days to workout. How much worse is it to do full body routines since … Continue reading Figuring Out Your Fitness: Full Body Workouts vs. Split Days

Constructive Conversation: Love Yourself (Right)

In this conversation, we tackle the problem of the popular fitness mantra "loving yourself". Chase Erwin: All right, brother! Time to bust up another myth. Jon Dao: Before we get into that, I got three words for you: OH GAH, CONGRATS! https://www.facebook.com/chase.erwin1/videos/10100770067201682/ CE: The fam grows again! JD: And speaking of growth, I think this week's … Continue reading Constructive Conversation: Love Yourself (Right)

Constructive Conversation: Drop It

Chase Erwin: I think we might need to add something to that whole "consistency" talk from before. Jon Dao: Uh, the one we did a year ago? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNRFR3Jw5SA CE: That's right, brother man! No better time than New Year's, right? JD: I'm down, but what else would you want to add? Unless... you want to go … Continue reading Constructive Conversation: Drop It

Little Rock Fitness Workshop

After two years away, the Boston Architect flies home to Little Rock to run the first ever AoA Fitness Workshop: When Fitness Don't Fit Your Life! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG38qr0pLi4 What do you do when fitness JUST DOESN'T seem to fit your lifestyle? Work getting in the way? Family and kids? We get it. We want to help. The … Continue reading Little Rock Fitness Workshop