Entries by Patrick Flynn


Myth and Facts of strength training for kids

Through my own personal experience working with children I have found that many parents have concerns in regards to children and strength training.  Despite the common misconceptions, research found in the last 10 years has proven that regular involvement in youth strength training is in fact beneficial to boys and girls of all ages.  The […]

Why Foam Roll?

Foam rolling is a trend that is becoming more commonly used as a means of getting rid of that dreaded post workout soreness.    It is considered self-myofascial release or a “self-massage” to release tightness and trigger points (knots) within the muscles.  With the use of the foam roller you are able to apply pressure to […]

Kids Fitness @ the AFC

The AFC is now offering free kids fitness programming to our members.  The program is led by Cami a recent grad from ECU and has been a huge success.  We are currently offering classes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 4pm to 5pm and 5pm to 6pm and Friday from 4pm-7pm.  Our programming includes everything […]

New Year’s Resolution???

Every year people make it there New Year’s resolution to get fit, lose weight or just to get healthier in general.  Make 2016 the year that resolution sticks and let the Fitness Staff here at the AFC help! We have everything you need to get the year started right and to continue that throughout the […]

Group Fitness Class Spotlight

Here at the Aquatic and Fitness Center we have over 70 group fitness classes offered per week.  All of these classes are included in your membership fee and are available to those on daily, weekly and monthly memberships as well.  Having so many classes can be hard to keep up with so here are a […]

Strength training for weight loss???

For years everyone in the fitness industry has championed cardio as the best way to lose weight.  New studies are actually showing something quite different. Strength training is actually a great way to lose weight and when done in a circuit type fashion it also gives all the benefits of cardio vascular training.  Strength training […]

Who’s your Trainer???

Here at the Aquatic and Fitness Center we are very lucky to have a highly qualified and well diversified personal training staff.   Whether you’re looking for sport specific training, help with weight loss or just that extra kick in the butt to get to the gym we have a trainer just for you.   […]

Fitness Orientation

Whether you’re a new member or you’ve been around the AFC for years don’t forget to get your fitness orientation done.  These are free for our yearly and monthly members and are a great way to learn your way around the AFC Fitness Room. One of our Fitness Specialists will show you around the room, […]