Ajo Fitness

Weight Lifting, Cardio Equipment, Weight Loss and Management, Athletics, etc. 24 Hour Access IS AVAILABLE. Outside of business hours feel free to call or text us at 520-720-1031 with any questions you may have.

Located in Ajo, Arizona, Ajo Fitness is a gym all about supporting our local community. Our gym offers a variety of cardio equipment, free weights, and weight equipment. We are sure we have a gym membership plan for you! We are here to bring community and passion hand-in-hand with fitness, here in Ajo. We are Silver Sneakers certified!

We are open 24 Hours! We offer a variety of classes. Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga. We all have two weight lifting/cardio classes. FIT CREW and a Strength and Conditioning class.

Happy Independence Day to all of you out there!

We hope you had a safe and fun holiday and a huge thank you to the Ajo Fire Department and the Ajo Chamber of Commerce for the pretty firework show this evening.

Have you tried a different workout lately?

If so, what was it and is it something you plan to add to your normal routine moving forward?

No excuses, let's get to it! 💪

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Can Exercising Turn You Into a Genius?

Did you know that not only does working out help with your body, it also sharpens your mind too?

You know exercise is great for your body and mood. But new research is showing that it can have an equally profound effect on your thinking skills. "Working out is one of the most powerful things you can do to strengthen the brain," says Wendy Suzuki, Ph.D., a professor of neural science and psychology at New York University. "A single workout triggers physiological changes that improve mental function," she says.

Click the link below to learn more about how your brain is effected by working out!

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Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

70% of people that start a fitness plan quit...
Except you. Not this time.

What day this week is leg day for you? Drop some squats!

Less sugar, more fruit.
Less soda, more water.
Less driving, more walking.
Less worry, more sleep.
Less words, more action.

Working out is not about being extreme, it is about working your body!

Staying consistent with working out is way better than puling a max weight and heading home.

A one hour workout is only 4% of your day. No excuses.

Have you had a really good workout lately? What did you do differently to get to that level?

Those workouts really test us, but they are what make us stronger!

Is it ever worth it to sleep in and skip the gym?

Turns out, science still doesn't have the hard and fast answer (but if you find it, be sure to let us know!).

"Both sleep and exercise are main behaviors that contribute to physical and mental health," says Kelly Glazer Baron, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and sleep researcher at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.

Her research has found that clocking at least seven hours of sleep can actually help you work out longer and harder the next day. And the exercise/sleep equation goes both ways-people with insomnia who started a regular aerobic exercise program improved the quality of their sleep and felt less tired during the day, another study from Northwestern University found. (You should also be aware of The Unhealthy Food Cravings Caused by Just One Less Hour of Sleep.)

We want to know... Do you prefer to workout in the morning or in the afternoon?

Share which you prefer with us below ⬇

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Basically Everyone Is Doing Push-Ups Wrong

Do you know how to do a push up correctly? Gear up, because the video in the link below is going to teach you how!

Don't have time for the video, here's how:
A. Start in a high-plank position with palms just wider than shoulder-width, palms pressing into the floor and feet together. Engage quads and core as if holding a plank.
B. Bend elbows back at 45-degree angles to lower entire body toward the floor, pausing when chest is just below elbow height.
C. Exhale and press into palms to push body away from the floor to return to starting position, moving hips and shoulders at the same time.
Do 8 to 15 reps. Try 3 sets.

Push-Up Form Tips:
1. Don't allow hips or low back to sag toward the floor.
2. Don't let elbows flare out to the sides or forward while descending.
3. Keep neck neutral and gaze slightly forward on the ground; don't tuck chin or lift head.

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The only road toward progress is to just do it! 💪

We want to know, what is one of your favorite exercises to do at the gym?

Figuring out what to eat before and after workouts can seem super intimidating! Today, we want to share a few foods that are good as pre-workout foods and post-workout foods.

Pre-workout meals and snacks to keep energized during your workout:
-Brown Rice and Black Beans
-A Banana with Almond Butter
-Multi-grain Crackers and Hummus
-Oatmeal with Berries

Post-workout meal ideas to speed up recovery, maximize exercise benefits, and help maintain lean muscle:
-A Salad with Roasted Chickpeas
-Grilled Chicken with Steamed Vegetables
-A Cup of Chocolate Milk
-Grilled Salmon and a Baked Sweet Potato

What will you be cooking after your next workout?

Located in Ajo, Arizona, Ajo Fitness is a gym all about supporting our local community. Our gym offers a variety of cardio equipment, free weights, and weight equipment. Whether you’re a student, veteran, first-responder, a whole family, or an individual, we have a gym membership plan for you! We are here to bring community and passion hand-in-hand with fitness, here in Ajo.

Get in touch with us to learn more about our membership plans, or use the contact form on our website to inquire further.

The gym will never be an "easy" activity, but it sure will be damn worth it when you start feeling stronger. 💪

Did you know that how you think, can play a role in how you feel?

Science is finding that how old you feel may actually predict how long you'll live, how happy you are, and your general state of health for the next two decades, says Jennifer Bellingtier, Ph.D., a postdoctoral psychology researcher at Friedrich Schiller University in Germany.

Studies show that adults who feel younger have fewer signs of brain aging and better muscular, pulmonary, and metabolic functions compared with those who feel older.

Fortunately, perception of age is something you can easily control and change for the better.

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6 Ab Myths to Stop Believing

If abs are a focal point of your gym routine, there are a few myths you should stop believing.

Some of those myths include:
-"Zeroing" in on Your Lower Abs
-Abs can be made by your diet
-You should keep your abs tight all day for core strength
-You can't have carbs and abs
-Bigger workouts mean more ab firming
-Your abs are the center of your core.

Read more in the article linked below to find out why these myths simply aren't true.

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May your lifts be as strong as your coffee this morning! 💪☕️

Going to the gym should be looked at as something you do to improve your body, not "fix it" for doing something wrong.

Just this change in mindset will help you in that determination to go to the gym.

Are you a fan of yoga? Did you know that Ajo Fitness and Bonzai Studio offer combined packages, so that you can save!

That means a more holistic approach to working your body!

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Are you looking for some low calorie breakfast ideas to help you fuel up in the morning? Sadly, coffee doesn't count as a full meal and there is evidence that skipping breakfast can put people "at higher risk for several cardiovascular disease risk factors including high cholesterol and blood pressure."

Check out the article below to learn some low calorie breakfast ideas from the experts over at SHAPE magazine.

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What workout have you been killing lately?

We've been seeing people kicking butt in the gym and want to give you all a virtual fist bump! 👊 Keep it up y'all!

Working out can seem so hard when you think about it, but there is nothing like the feeling of killing it during a workout! Especially knowing that tomorrow you will be stronger because of it.

There is a quote from Mark Rippetoe where he says, "The deadlift also serves as a way to train the mind to do things that are hard."

Do you agree or disagree?

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Can These Far Infrared Sleep Products Help with Workout Recovery?

Did you know there are tech products out there that can help us repair while we sleep? There are! Read more about them here:https://tinyurl.com/y67sgy7g

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Are you not sure where to even start if you went to the gym?

The first step is to come in! There are always others working out that should be able to help get you started. Oh, also a quick Google search could do the trick!

We can wait to see you in, to make that first step!

If this ain't the dang truth... Leg day may be the worst, but you gotta keep them in shape too!

Family and friends are two important kinds of relationships in your life, no doubt.

But when it comes to making you happier over the long term, you might be surprised which group is the more powerful.

While family members are important, when it comes to better health and happiness, it's friendships that make the biggest difference—especially as you get older, according to new research. Read more here: https://tinyurl.com/yxwurf8y

Let's talk about thigh exercises, hamstring stretches in particular. Below is a list of 12 exercises to stretch and work your hamstrings!

1. Hamstring March
2. Hamstring Curl with Towel
3. Deadlift
4. Plank Dumbbell Hamstring Curl
5. Seated Hamstring Stretch
6. Bent-Knee Extension
7. Scissors Kick
8. Single-Leg Wall Extension
9. Ballerina Squat with Knee Bend
10. Single-Leg Hip Curl
11. Flamingo Squat
12. Single-Leg Knee Abduction

Is this an exercise that you add to your routine often? Give us a thumbs up if so and a thumbs down if not.

Bench press is one of our favorite lifts! Which is your favorite?💪

Are you addicted to sugar? Most people are!

Let's conquer those cravings though! Here are a few ways to combat them:
1. Check to see if the craving is real, or if you are just hungry with a healthy option such as a fruit.
2. Try something with dark chocolate, such as chocolate covered raisins.
3. Try eating a hard candy and let it last.
4. Try healthier versions of your dessert, like a chocolate avocado mousse, yum!
5. Try to chill out by placing a cold pack on your face or neck.

These are just a few ways, what is one way your conquer sugar cravings?

What is your favorite workout at the gym?

Share with us below. 👇

We are so thankful for @citizenklown who added to our collection of murals this weekend.

The community potluck with the artists on Sunday was a huge success as well!

Let our newest mural remind you, it’s not about perfect, it’s about the effort!

We are all about that gym humor, can't you tell! 😂

Leg day is rough, but it is SO WORTH IT.

The Ajo Street Art Happening is going on right now!

Make sure to head down to the north side of the Ajo Plaza tomorrow to say hi! Jacob, our co-owner, will be down cooking all day for the Community Potluck in the evening.

If you can't stop in throughout the day, make sure to come by at 5:30 for our community potluck, but don't forget to bring a dish to pass!

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Get a Total-Body Workout with Just One Exercise Machine at the Gym

Did you know that not all exercise machines are created equal?

Some of the exercise machines that ARE worth your time are:
1. Lat Pull-Down
2. Pull-Up/Dip Machine
3. Seated Row Machine
4. Chest Press
5. Seated Leg Press
6. Hamstring Curl
7. Cable Machine

Check out the article linked below learn about which machines actually are worth your time!

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What is your favorite addition to water, to make it taste a little less like water? 😂

We are huge fans of adding 🍋 to our water. Drop an emoji below to tell us your favorite.

Stay hydrated, especially as we head into the warmer months!

Here is some motivation for you this Monday...

Come on in today and lift some heavy things!

Do you prefer cardio or weight lifting?

Share with us in the comments below. 👇

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4 Expert-Backed Ways to Stay Motivated to Reach Your Goals

Is staying motivated challenging? We get it and so do many others!

Here are 4 hacks to stay motivated:
1. Pour yourself a pick-me-up ... of coffee!
2. Do workouts that challenge you
3. Be strategic about sleep
4. Eat carbs—but time them right

Check out the article below to learn more. 👇

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15 W Plaza St
Ajo, AZ
85321

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 13:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
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Ajo, Arizona gym passionate about health and fitness. Locally owned and operated. We offer a 24 HOUR ACCESS CARD UPON REQUEST