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The Importance of a Good Cool Down

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Whether you took an energizing group exercise class, went for a run, or worked out around the club with a trainer, a good cool down is important! We asked a few of our Group Exercise Directors at acac for their insight. What does a cool down do for you?  Normalizes body functions such as heart rate…
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5 Things Instructors Wish You Knew About Group Ex

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

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Water Safety 101

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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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Adding Aquatics Equipment Your Workout

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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

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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

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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

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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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Swimming: A Workout for Every Part of You

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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....

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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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Yoga and Injury Prevention

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Yoga Should Not Hurt! How to Avoid Pain in your Asana Yoga is for every body, but how do we keep everybody safe while practicing yoga? As with any physical activity, practicing yoga asana or poses comes with the possibility of injury. The most common injuries seen in yoga involve the wrist, shoulder, knee, hamstrings,…
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5 Benefits of Partner Yoga

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Discover the 5 surprising benefits of practicing yoga with a partner.

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Yoga: For Athletes, For Everyone

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  • Short Pump
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Power Yoga helps decrease stress, increase flexibility, and complete an intense workout mixing cardiovascular movements with held isometric poses.

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