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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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May Events Calendar

  • Short Pump
May Events Calendar Check out all of the great events going on at acac Short Pump during the month of May!   Print at home version available here.   *Requires registration   DATE TIME EVENT FEE All Month – Get Active America-One FREE week for five friends! FREE 5/2 12pm Healthy Horizons-Dr. Sarah Wolver: Obesity FREE 5/4,…
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May Slimdown Calendar

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View and download the current Slimdown weigh-in calendars.

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Get Active Richmond

  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump

5 one week passes for your friends

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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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What's Coming Up & What's Coming After

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  New Mom Social with personal trainer Beth Howell In this class, Beth will discuss changes to your workout program before and after pregnancy. She will discuss the in’s and out’s of prenatal and postpartum pregnancy and how the changes in your body might impact your level of fitness. She will include demonstrations and an opportunity…
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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

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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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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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acac Book Club

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Join us for our second meeting of the acac Book Club! Dinner and a movie? How about breakfast and a book?! Join us for the first meeting of the acac book club as we discuss this month’s book- Spark by Angie Morgan. Breakfast and coffee will be provided. Please bring your own copy of the book…
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Les Mills Launch

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Try out a different class every day of the week with this Les Mills Launch! Bring a friend free to each class to kick start the newest release of each format. The week will conclude with a BodyStep & BodyCombat party! Saturday 4/1-  10am BodyAttack   11am CX Worx Sunday 4/2- 12:30pm Sh’Bam Monday 4/3-  6:30pm…
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Easter Egg Hunts for the Whole Family

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Bring the kids on Friday, April 14 for Little Legs, Hidden Eggs- an Easter egg hunt in the Kids Zone! The hunts will occur at 10am and 4pm. Kids will decorate their own bags first then race through the Kids Zone to find eggs filled with candy & prizes. No registration is required and parents…
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