Charlottesville Alert

Update 8/19: acac phone lines are not currently working. All clubs are operating on their regular schedule. We are working to install replacement equipment to restore our service and hope to resume by Monday evening. Need to reach us? Visit Thank you for your patience!

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The Albemarle Square Aquatics Center will be closed from Monday, August 20 – Saturday, August 25 for yearly maintenance. Members are encouraged to use the Waterpark or acac Downtown during this time. Click here for more information.

Personal Training Certification at acac

Want to be a Personal Trainer? 

Get your American Council of Exercise (ACE) Personal Training certification with Magen Caplinger!

What You Will Receive From This Course:
– 2 hours of thorough lectures each week from Magen Caplinger, acac’s ACE Certified Fitness and Personal Training Director (acac Downtown)
– 8 weeks of classes with practice assessment skills and programming to help get your “hands-on” experience and answer any questions.
– ACE Personal Training Book, guiding you through the basics and specifics of personal training and how to be an effective leader, helping your clients reach their best.
– Enrollment key giving you 24-hour access to the ACE website that includes, but is not limited to:
    – ACE personal training book
    – Essentials of Exercise Textbook
    – Study Manual
    – Flashcards
    – Exam study guide
    – Interactive learning modules
    – Individual case studies
    – Practice exam Testing Key that allows you to take your ACE Certification exam within 180 days of purchase!
– Testing Key that allows you to take your ACE Certification exam within 180 days of purchase!  

Must register by: Wednesday, June 28
Program runs: July 12 – September 6 (no class on 7/26)
Wednesdays from 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: acac Downtown
Cost: $875/person (includes ACE books, online access, and prep course with ACE Certified Instructor)

Contact Magen at for more info or to sign up!