Fitness & Health Blog

Critical Nutrition for Athletes

This nutrition for athletes information is presented by Wellness Consultant and Exercise Physiologist Toni Branner, and professional dancer Caroline Lewis-Jones. This valuable information about free radical damage to your cells caused by exercise can help you make healthier choices in your diet. Exercise and physical activity increase oxygen consumption and...

College Commitments for Two AA Athletes

The college commitments of Athlete's Arena trained athletes continue to roll in. Regan Dargan and Trad Beatty both recently made their decisions to continue their athletic careers at Jacksonville State and Temple University, respectively. Regan will join Jacksonville State's women's basketball team as a guard, while Trad will play Quarterback...

Athlete’s Arena & Coach Jason nominated Best 2016

Athlete's Arena and Coach Jason have been nominated as Best 2016 and we are counting on you to help us win. Thanks to all who nominated Athlete's Arena for Best Fitness Center and Coach Jason Brunson for Best Personal Trainer in The State's Best 2016. Now, help AA and Coach Jason win!   How can you help? Please vote TODAY...

Pre-season Training for Basketball

With basketball season rapidly approaching, here are 4 important tips you can implement into your performance training program. Increase Vertical Leap   Every basketball player that comes in to see us at Athlete's Arena lists "improving vertical leap" as their #1 goal of training.  Be warned of too many coaches and...

Efficient & Effective Way to Lose Weight

Are you spending hours on the treadmill or stairmaster and not seeing the results you want? That's because cardio alone is not the most efficient and effective way to lose weight. What should you do instead? MAXIMIZE WORKOUT/MINIMIZE TIME -  Metabolic Circuit training is an efficient and effective way to lose weight. You...

Turn a Bad Day into a Good Day – There are No Limits!

How can you turn a bad day into a good day?  Consider conducting a post-performance evaluation.  Think of these three word: Good-Better-Best.  There are  no limits on being the best you can be! Evaluate your performance every day.  What was good about your day?  What could you have done to...

Boost Your Metabolism and Lose Weight!

Check out the video! It's a great look into what the Metabolic Circuits Group Fitness Training class lead by Heather Kobus at Athlete's Arena is up to. They are kicking fat to the curb by boosting their metabolism by circuits training! These woman go at it hard and we are...

Another Success Story at Athlete’s Arena!

Success is the sum of all small actions. She is strong. She is beautiful. She is perfect. She is not there yet, but she is one step closer than she was yesterday. Heather Kobus has been training this amazing woman since August 2015 and with Heather's assistance she has come one step closer to her ultimate...

Columbia Firefighter Caroline Martin Smashes Personal Record and Team Time Records at the 2015 Firefighters World Challenge

  Caroline Martin, 38 (Little Mountain, SC) is a Columbia firefighter and just finished her fourth year competing in the Firefighters Combat Challenge. This grueling race against time requires our brave firemen and women to wear their full gear with air mask and run through a five stage course simulating...