Charlottesville Alert

The Albemarle Square Aquatics Center will be closed August 19-23 for our annual maintenance week and will reopen on Saturday, August 24 at 7:00am. Members are welcome to use the Aquatics Facilities at acac Downtown and the Waterpark during this time.

All acac Charlottesville clubs, including acac Adventure Central and the Waterpark, will be closing at 4:00pm on Sunday, August 25 for a Team Member Appreciation Party. Members are welcome to access our 24hr clubs, acac Pantops and acac Crozet with a valid acac scan tag during this time.

Make Your New Year's Resolutions SMART

New Year’s resolutions are an age-old adage.

New year, new you as the saying goes. Typically, we want to improve something in our lives (lose weight, spend more time with friends & family, eat healthier etc.), but get stuck on a very basic question: How do I achieve my goal?  That might be why experts say that only 8% of people meet the resolutions they set around New Year’s.

Want to have a better chance of achieving your resolutions in 2018? Make them SMART:

S – Specific 
Answer: Who, What, When, Where, and Why

M – Measureable
How will you know when you reach your goal? Make sure you define what you want to accomplish very clearly.

A – Attainable
Take stock of your current state and base your goals around that. Make sure your resolution and resolution timeline are realistic.

R – Relevant
What’s going on in your life? How do all areas in your life look (work, home, friends, school, community, misc. obligations etc.)? Ask yourself if this is the right time for your chosen resolution. Pushing yourself too hard too fast in any area can lead to frustration and abandonment of your goal.

T – Time-bound
When do you want to accomplish your goal by? Give yourself a final deadline (or a series of mini-deadlines) and stick to it.

Click here for an example SMART goal from MIT’s Human Resources Department.

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Looking for help with your 2018 fitness goals? Talk to an acac Personal Trainer today!

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