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partner exercises

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • West Chester
  • Eagleview
You’ve heard about the benefits of working out with others, including accountability, motivation, and FUN! Give these partner exercises a try. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, ask any acac Fitness Specialist. Chariot Runs Grab some dense tubing (like bike tire tubing) & wrap around your partner’s waist. Resist as they try […]
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Bringing Health Back to School

  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • West Chester

No one knows quite how it happens. First, you’re planning a beach vacation five months down the road and wondering if you’ll fit into last summer’s clothing. Then you blink and suddenly it’s Labor Day weekend and the kids are headed back to school. Your mental health is sure to undergo a few strains—but what about your physical health? Better yet, what about your child’s health?

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Stories of Friendship at the Gym

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Eagleview

Doing any activity with a friend just seems like more fun. Fitness is no exception.

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thank you for your votes!

  • Charlottesville
The results of this year’s Daily Progress Readers’ Choice Awards are in! In these annual awards, our community votes for their favorite local businesses. Thank you for your votes! acac is honored to have been recognized by you in several categories. Gym/Fitness Center: First Place! acac opened in 1984 as a small gym on the corner of […]
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core strength: how to work the core while you're at work

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • West Chester
  • Eagleview
Many of us are hearing and reading about the importance of a strong core. Here are some common questions and some ways that working adults can mix core exercises into a busy day in the office. Why is core strength so important? A major function of your core is your posture. Your posture affects your breathing […]
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podcast: exercise for healthy aging

  • Charlottesville

The importance of exercise for healthy aging cannot be underestimated. There are benefits to be had from becoming active at any age and staying active. In this podcast, acac Fitness specialist Pete Cross joins WINA 1070’s Jeanne McCusker on the radio show “A Graceful Life” to discuss this important topic.

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10 Ways to Make Packing Your Lunch More Enjoyable

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • West Chester
  • Eagleview

Packing your lunch for work can save you hundreds of dollars over the course of a year. It can also help you lose weight and eat healthier. Taking a little time to plan on the weekend or the night before can provide you with a nutritious lunch that you look forward to eating. Enjoy these 10 tips for making a packed lunch enjoyable.

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How to Put Corporate Wellness to Work for You and Your Company

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • West Chester
  • Eagleview

While there is no simple solution to the nation’s growing health crisis, it is evident that if everyone were to become physically active, the savings for individuals, employers, and the nation would be dramatic. With U.S. employees spending nearly 8 hours on the job each day, proven corporate wellness programs can be a win-win for all involved.

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Quick Tips for Sitting at a Desk

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • West Chester
  • Eagleview

Many of us are unaware of problems that can arise from sitting at a desk  all day. No need to quit your job! Improve it with these tips!

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physical health success podcast

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump

Adults are busier than ever it seems. Maintaining a regular regimen that includes eating right and exercising isn’t always easy but it is possible, and very necessary in order to achieve physical health success. Listen to this “Sounds of Success” podcast featuring Dr. Pamela Ross and acac owner Phil Wendel.

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Introducing EDGE by acac

  • Charlottesville

acac Fitness & Wellness Centers are pleased to introduce EDGE, a new fitness studio concept, at the Shops at Stonefield later this summer. The 11,500 square-foot facility is located at 2075 Bond Street, Suite 150, between Rocksalt restaurant and Duck Donuts. The studio will offer unique training experiences, including sports performance programs designed by Mike Curtis, head strength and conditioning coach for UVA men’s and women’s basketball and former head strength coach of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies; high-intensity, boutique-style cycling classes; and specialized yoga programs, such as hot Vinyasa, Yin Yoga and aerial yoga.

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Avocado Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies Recipe

These avocado oatmeal breakfast cookies make for a delicious on-the-go breakfast or substantial snack. Avocados aren’t just for guacamole anymore.

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test the waters with our 30-day guarantee

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • West Chester
  • Eagleview

Making a decision to join a club is difficult. Will I like the people there? Will I really stick with it? Did I make the right choice? These are all fair questions that can only be answered by trying the club. With our 30-day guarantee, you can experience acac without the pressure of wondering whether you made the right decision.

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acac named a top workplace

  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump

acac has been recognized as a top workplace in Richmond, Virginia. Among factors considered were employee engagement, community involvement, and diversity.

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acac donates $83,400 to Alzheimer's Association

  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
Alzheimer’s Association chapters in Virginia and Pennsylvania recently received an $83,400 donation from acac Fitness and Wellness Centers as a result of the company’s March 30 Days for $30 campaign. The campaign, which ran at acac’s locations in Midlothian, Short Pump and Charlottesville, VA, as well as Exton and West Chester, PA, provided individuals a […]
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New boys basketball camp!

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump

Virginia Legends basketball camp for boys at Graves Mountain Lodge is the perfect combination of skills training and traditional summer camp. acac members and team members receive a 10% discount!

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