I have been a member of acac for 6 years now and the club is one of the highlights of my community. I joined due to the childcare’s great reputation, and it truly is amazing. My three boys have a great time and are kept safe, allowing my husband and I to exercise regularly without fear or guilt. I have also enjoyed taking Zumba with Marcela over the years and love the fun energy of the class. It never feels like exercise when I am in her classes. My husband and I have both loved the tennis program as well, as they have a lot to offer an experienced player like himself as well as a novice. like me. Overall, the club is a friendly, clean place that truly serves as a community center for acac Midlothian.
I really started getting the most out of the club, however, when I started personal training. After having three babies in five years, I was struggling to get back into a healthy pattern. Standard cardio exercise alone was not making a difference. I was so skeptical to add any weight training into my routine, however, as I was really afraid that I would bulk up. I am naturally muscular by nature and the last thing I wanted was to get any bigger. Mark took a completely comprehensive approach to my health when I met with him, including an analysis of my diet, activity, lifestyle and obstacles for achieving my fitness goals. I saw right away that I was not getting run of the mill advice. His guidance really helped me target the areas where I could improve and laid out instructions for how to do so. His unconditional acceptance of my life and my personal struggles helped me dare to make changes and try new things, leading to some great results. I lost 11 inches this summer and went from never lifting a weight to being able to deadlift almost twice my body weight. He also helped hold me accountable to my plan and helped me trouble shoot as obstacles came up. Believe it or not, his guidance helped me utilize the club less-leading to more time with my family-while still getting some great results. I know feel much stronger and healthier on the inside and out, which helps me keep up with my three active boys!