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Ten Tips for Summer Cycling

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester
Ten Tips for Summer Cycling Being outside riding your bike in the summer brings back feelings of nostalgia for many just like bomb pops and lemonade stands. We caught up with a few of our acac cycling instructors for some tips to make your summer cycling experience the most enjoyable! 1. Get your water ready…
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Do Sport Variety Sunscreens Matter?

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

Happy Summer! We’re sharing some sunscreen tips to keep you safe outdoors this year.

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Ten Reasons to Plant a Garden Today

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

Gardening is the perfect activity for a summer staycation and pairs well with a healthy lifestyle. The benefits (and harvest) are plenty, but here are our top ten reasons to plant a garden today.

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13 Things To Do On Your Staycation

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester
What is a “staycation”, you ask?! A staycation is a time to stay at home and spend some time doing leisurely activities around your own town or even your own house (or gym)! Often much more affordable than your average vacation, more and more Americans are foregoing the hassle of international travel to become a…
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Beating the Summer BBQ

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

BBQ season is here! Enjoy these 5 healthy swaps to make sure your party doesn’t derail your wellness goals.

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June Slimdown Calendar

  • Short Pump

View and download the current Slimdown weigh-in calendars.

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The Importance of a Good Cool Down

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

  • 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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June Events Calendar

  • Short Pump
June Events Calendar Check out all of the great events going on at acac Short Pump during the month of June!   Print at home version available here.   *Requires registration   DATE TIME EVENT FEE 6/1 6pm 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease* FREE 6/2 5:30-8pm First Fridays with Kris Scott FREE 6/2 9:30-11:30am Stroller…
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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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Top 10 Reasons for Personal Training as We Age

  • Short Pump

There are so many reasons to work out with a personal trainer, especially as we age. acac personal trainer, Joshua Zeigler, agrees and shares his top reasons along with his clients’ top reasons for training.

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