Thank you for voting for acac in Charlottesville Family Magazine!
Thank you for voting for acac!
Each year Charlottesville Family Magazine readers vote for their favorite family-friendly retailers and service providers. This year’s winners have been announced, and we are incredibly honored to have received awards across several categories. Congratulations to all of the area businesses and service providers who won awards this year. Visit the Charlottesville Family website to see all of the categories and winners!
Family health club/gym, first place
acac opened in 1984 as a small gym on the corner of route 29 and Hydraulic Road (where the Shops at Stonefield now sit). It later relocated to Four Seasons Drive. Today there are four acac sites in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area: Albemarle Square, Downtown, Crozet in Old Trail Village, and Adventure Central on Four Seasons Drive. Our goal as a company is to help our members live their best! When you visit the club, we want you to have fun, feel good about yourself, and look forward to your next visit. We are thrilled that the community has selected us as their favorite family club.
Private swimming pool, Adventure Central, first place
The Waterpark at Adventure Central features two water slides, an Olympic-sized pool with lap lanes, a beach-entry pool, baby pool, café, and a wealth of deck and seating space for enjoying the sun or relaxing in the shade. It is an oasis for adults and kids alike!
Physical therapy, first place
Physical Therapy at acac offers treatment for sports injuries, surgical rehabilitation, join pain and arthritis, neck and back pain, aquatic therapy, balance and fall prevention, and women’s health issues. We also offer a specialized Hand Clinic. A team of 35+ service providers and 250 years of combined experience serve four locations in the area including Crozet, acac Albemarle Square, acac Downtown, and the Hand Clinic in the Albemarle Square medical courtyard. Click here to visit the webpage for Physical Therapy at acac.
Mind body classes, first place
Our extensive Yoga program offers classes appealing to everyone from beginners to more advanced yogis. Classes include Hatha (introduction, gentle, and advanced options), Hatha Flow, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Multi-level Yoga, Chair Yoga, and others. In addition to yoga, we also offer Nia, Balance, Pilates and several other classes that provide alternative activities to help you reach your wellness goals.
Educational recreation, first place
The acac Afterschool program offers a fun, active, engaging atmosphere with dedicated counselors. In addition to getting their homework done, kids from Kindergarten through 8th grade play sports, make crafts, and play in the Big Room. They even have the opportunity to swim at the acac Waterpark in the fall! Learn all about our Afterschool program here.
Tennis lessons, first place
Our tennis courts at Adventure Central offer programs for youth and adults, plus winter QuickStart youth sessions. For the latest updates and information about Tennis, click here to contact acac Tennis Pro Jason Grigg
Swimming Lessons, first place
acac offers swimming lessons indoors at Albemarle Square and Downtown year-round, and outdoors at the Adventure Central Waterpark in season. Lessons are available for all ages and abilities! You can fill out our swim lesson interest form online or visit our swim lessons page to learn about our variety of programs.
Exercise class: mommy & me, first place
Our Baby & Me water class is a fun way for parents to introduce baby to the water and enjoy the company of other parents and babies as well. A full list of classes can be found on our group exercise page.
Exercise class: women, first place
Our group class schedule offers over 300 weekly classes appealing to all interests fitness levels such as Zumba, Barre Strength, Yoga, BODYSTEP™, BODYPUMP™, BODYFLOW™, Tai Chi, Water exercise, and many more.
Place for massage, second place
The Spas at acac offer a variety of massage types with Certified Massage Therapists. You can enjoy a quick 30-minute service or really relax with a 120 minute massage! Custom, hot-stone, medical, swe-thai, pregnancy, and aromatherapy massage are available at both Albemarle Square and Downtown. Visit our massage page for more information.
Day camp, third place
acac‘s Summer Camp program offers fun all summer long for kids from preschool to middle school. They’ll enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities, weekly themes, swim and tennis lessons, plus specialty camps such as sports, outdoor camp, princess camp, nature camp and many others. Click to email Tina Thomson to learn more.
Preschool, third place
The acac Preschool continues to grow and will add a sixth classroom for the fall of 2016! We are currently touring and enrolling families for the new school year. The acac preschool offers an active learning environment including weekly PE classes, Spanish lessons, music class, and many other fun activities. Our teachers have many years of early education experience for your little ones. More information is available about the acac Preschool here.
Party location, third place
Birthday parties at acac are a hit with children celebrating their special day! Themes include Sports Mania, Princess, Big Room, Waterpark, Indoor Pool, Lego, Martial Arts, Ultimate Nerf, Movie, and Dance parties. Each party includes special invitations, beverages, private party room, party leader, balloon bouquet, personalized cupcakes, and paper products. Additional information about our Birthday Party options can be found here.