There’s more to the gym than weights and treadmills.
FAQ’S FOR THOSE NEW TO MIND BODY
I’m ready to try my first class – what should I take?
If you are fairly active already, Vinyasa I or Hatha II are both great places to start. Vinyasa style yoga is more fluid and focuses on breathing while flowing through poses. Hatha focuses more on alignment within individual poses.
If you are new to exercise or recovering from an injury, we suggest Hatha I or Qigong. Hatha I is a gentler version of Hatha II and Yoga Essentials aims to coordinate breath, focus, posture, and movement.
For those that are looking to try Pilates, Mat Pilates will help strengthen and tone your whole body, with a particular focus on the core. If you are a beginner, be sure to tell the instructor and they will be happy to show you how to modify any pose.
What should I wear to class?
Men should wear shorts or pants and a short sleeve shirt and women should wear yoga pants or capris and a top. Both yoga and Pilates are practiced barefoot. The studio temperatures vary but are generally fairly warm. We recommend layering a long sleeve shirt over a tank top so that you can adjust as class progresses.
Can I bring my child to class with me?
Children ages 9 through 12 are welcome in any class as long as they are accompanied by a parent. We recommend Hatha I or Yoga Essentials to start.
Center yourself with any one of our Mind Body classes.
“I’ve been a member of ACAC for 21 years (I will celebrate my 80th birthday this year)! I’ve tried practically every activity that ACAC offers. I start every day at ‘the club.’ [ACAC] is the biggest bargain in town – just ask my doctor. With the money I save on doctors and medicines, I splurge some on small group personal training. And, the social aspect of ACAC is certainly one more freebie added to the mix!”
Even more to explore
acac Fitness & Wellness Club in Charlottesville offers a variety of group fitness classes, including Yoga, Pilates, and Barre. Our experienced instructors are dedicated to helping you achieve your fitness goals in a fun and supportive environment.
Yoga is a great way to improve flexibility, balance, and overall wellness. We offer a variety of yoga classes, including Hatha, Vinyasa, and Restorative yoga.
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced yogi, our classes are designed to meet your needs and help you find your inner zen.
Pilates is a low-impact exercise that focuses on core strength and stability. Our Pilates classes incorporate mat work and equipment-based exercises to help you build strength, improve posture, and increase flexibility.
Barre is a ballet-inspired workout that combines elements of Pilates, yoga, and strength training. Our barre classes are designed to target specific muscle groups, including the arms, abs, and legs, and help you build long, lean muscles.
At acac, we offer a variety of classes for all fitness levels, from beginner to advanced.
Our instructors are passionate about helping you achieve your fitness goals and will provide modifications and adjustments as needed to ensure a safe and effective workout.
In addition to our group fitness classes, acac also offers personal training, nutrition coaching, and other wellness services to help you achieve your fitness goals.
Contact us today to learn more about our yoga, Pilates, and barre classes and start your journey to a healthier, happier you.