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Please note the steam room is closed today, Tuesday May 23, for re-grouting. It is scheduled to open Wednesday May 24. Thank you.

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5 Things Instructors Wish You Knew About Group Ex

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester

A group exercise instructor shares 5 things she wishes all beginners knew about group ex at acac.

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Water Safety 101

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester

Summer is just around the corner and you know what that means: day trips to the beach, lazy afternoons by the pool, and adventures to local creeks, waterparks, and lakes. No matter where you are, it’s important to know the proper protocols and precautions to avoid water incidents. Follow these water safety tips for a worry-free summer in the water!

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Why to Try and What to Know about Group Exercise

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester
Why to Try  Group Exercise provides many benefits outside of the obvious physical fitness your body needs; consider group exercise to: Push you harder than you would yourself Teach you movements you wouldn’t otherwise know or try Provide a social atmosphere that keeps you coming back and holds you accountable Gives you a more effective…
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Get Active Germantown

  • Germantown

5 of your friends can try acac for free this May with our special Get Active! Passes. Click for more details.

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Adding Aquatics Equipment Your Workout

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester
Does your water workout need a refresh? Add some equipment! Our Aquatic Centers have lots of accessories to help you keep your workout fresh and new! – Flippers or Fins – “A flat rubber ‘shoe’ with a very wide front that increases resistance in the water therefore making one’s kick more effective.” Fins increase resistance in the water and force one’s legs…
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acac presents $93,000 donation to the Focused Ultrasound Foundation

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester

acac would like to extend its sincere gratitude to all our members and guests for making March’s 30 days for $30 campaign to benefit the Focused Ultrasound Foundation our most successful ever. Together we raised $93,000! Read more about the campaign.

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5 Tips for Parents: Overcoming Your Child's Pool Anxiety

  • Charlottesville
  • Germantown
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester

Does your child have anxiety about getting in the water? You’re not alone! Click to read our top 5 tips for overcoming pool anxiety.

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Demystifying Aquatics: Frequently Asked Questions

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester

We believe that aquatics are not for one particular demographic or lifestyle, but for everyone. We know sometimes it’s scary to try something new, so check out these answers to some frequently asked questions before dipping your toes in the pool.

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5 Major Benefits for Older Adults Who Exercise

  • Germantown

Debra Hein, a personal trainer at acac Germantown, shares five important benefits of exercise her older adult clients enjoy as part of their workouts together.

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Swimming: A Workout for Every Part of You

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester

Swimming is a full-body workout with continuous resistance. You get the benefit of working all of your large muscle groups without ever having to pick up a free weight. Use this guide to focus on each part of your body while doing your workout.

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The Benefits of Probiotics

  • Charlottesville
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  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester
Typically, when most people think about probiotics, they think of yogurt and gut health – and they’d be right. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines probiotic as “…a usually dairy food or a dietary supplement containing live bacteria that replace or add to the beneficial bacteria normally present in the gastrointestinal tract.” Over the last few years, the…
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What do John Grisham, Focused Ultrasound and acac have in common?

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester

John Grisham explains how he, the Focused Ultrasound Foundation and acac have come together to support breakthrough medical technology in acac‘s Work Out & Give Back campaign during March 2017.

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Pre and Post-Workout Snack Ideas

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester

In honor of March’s National Nutrition Month, we break down the macro-nutrients you need to properly fuel your body before, and after, your workout!

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The Mental and Physical Benefits of Mindfulness

  • Charlottesville
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  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester

A quick Google search on the topic of mindfulness will find over 56,000,000 results. In the last few years, mindfulness has not only become a trending topic but a trending way of life.

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A Letter to My Patients....

  • Charlottesville
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  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester

We asked three different physicians to write a letter to their patients about the benefits of exercise. Here is what they sent us.

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The Positive "Side Effects" of Yoga

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester
by Carrie Shuler I love teaching and practicing yoga. There’s something about mindfully combining movement with yogic breathing that feels so natural to me. It feels simple and comfortable. I feel utterly at home on my yoga mat. When I began practicing yoga ten years ago, I knew early on that I would practice for…
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