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May 17, 2022

Your Summer Workout Guide: strength training, cardio, and healthy lifestyle tips for optimal results

Hello, summer! How we’ve missed you. Summer is always the best time to take a look at your current nutrition and fitness routine and make any necessary changes that will help you meet your goals! With the reintroduction of beach days, outdoor sports, and fresh, seasonal fruits, there’s no better time than now to up […]

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Mar 17, 2022

Why & How to Add More Green Foods to Your Diet

In order to take in the broadest spectrum of essential nutrients, it’s important to eat as many colors of fruits and vegetables as possible. Green foods are especially beneficial in providing antioxidants and health-promoting phytochemicals such as lutein, which are believed by researchers to protect cells from and slow the rate of cancer. Besides providing […]

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Jan 25, 2022

Ber’s Bowl | Feb 11 – 13, 2022

We are thrilled to once again bring Ber’s Bowl back to acac Midlothian. After a forced year off due to pandemic constraints, we are ready to roll in 2022. Below you will find our schedule of classes for the weekend. acac donates $1 for each class a member takes and $5 for each class a […]

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Nov 17, 2021

Six Tips for Balancing Health and Holiday Cheer

By Sarah Frazier, ACSM-CPT, PCES The excitement of Halloween has ended, but the holiday season is just beginning! Many times, the holidays can be a challenging time for folks trying to make healthy choices because of the temptation of sweets and treats around. All foods can fit into a healthy diet in moderation, but there […]

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Oct 8, 2021

What It Means to Eat Seasonally & Why It’s Beneficial

It’s likely that you can find various types of produce all year long at your local grocery store. But did you know that those apples you bought earlier in the spring are actually more nutritious in the fall? Or that zucchini is tastier when bought in late summer versus the middle of winter? If you’ve […]

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May 17, 2022 Your Summer Workout Guide: strength training, cardio, and healthy lifestyle tips for optimal results

Hello, summer! How we’ve missed you. Summer is always the best time to take a look at your current nutrition and fitness routine and make any necessary changes that will help you meet your goals! With the reintroduction of beach days, outdoor sports, and fresh, seasonal fruits, there’s no better time than now to up […]

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Mar 17, 2022 Why & How to Add More Green Foods to Your Diet

In order to take in the broadest spectrum of essential nutrients, it’s important to eat as many colors of fruits and vegetables as possible. Green foods are especially beneficial in providing antioxidants and health-promoting phytochemicals such as lutein, which are believed by researchers to protect cells from and slow the rate of cancer. Besides providing […]

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Jan 25, 2022 Ber’s Bowl | Feb 11 – 13, 2022

We are thrilled to once again bring Ber’s Bowl back to acac Midlothian. After a forced year off due to pandemic constraints, we are ready to roll in 2022. Below you will find our schedule of classes for the weekend. acac donates $1 for each class a member takes and $5 for each class a […]

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Nov 17, 2021 Six Tips for Balancing Health and Holiday Cheer

By Sarah Frazier, ACSM-CPT, PCES The excitement of Halloween has ended, but the holiday season is just beginning! Many times, the holidays can be a challenging time for folks trying to make healthy choices because of the temptation of sweets and treats around. All foods can fit into a healthy diet in moderation, but there […]

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Oct 8, 2021 What It Means to Eat Seasonally & Why It’s Beneficial

It’s likely that you can find various types of produce all year long at your local grocery store. But did you know that those apples you bought earlier in the spring are actually more nutritious in the fall? Or that zucchini is tastier when bought in late summer versus the middle of winter? If you’ve […]

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May 3, 2021 acac Hunt Valley Closure

After a challenging year in a pandemic and the pending expiration of our facility lease, acac has made the difficult decision to close acac Hunt Valley. The last day of facility operations will be May 31, 2021. We have loved being part of this community over the last 5 years, which has made the decision […]

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Mar 31, 2021 The Beginner’s Guide to Quick Desk Exercises

Orignially Published: Jun 28, 2015 In 2013, it was reported that 86% of American jobs involved sitting for long periods—if not all day1. Desk jobs make it difficult to exercise one’s body properly and can lead to a largely sedentary lifestyle with health hazards galore. The trick is to incorporate physical activity into your daily […]

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Mar 30, 2021 Spice It Up

Originally Published: Mar 17, 2015 Cut the calories by increasing flavor with spices! Vinegar and citrus juice give a wonderful acidic kick and help to reduce the amount of oil needed for many recipes. Don’t forget the zest in lemons and limes; it holds the flavor well and gives a bit of color. Spices such […]

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Mar 2, 2021 Making Fitness a Priority in Your Life

Originally Published: Oct 29, 2015 Making Fitness a Priority in YOUR Life! by Nina Szemis Here at acac, we encourage you to Live Your Best. Exercise helps you avoid injury and illness, sleep better, combat stress in positive ways, and maintain a healthy weight, as well as many other benefits. But how are we making fitness a priority in our […]

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Mar 1, 2021 Benefits of Working Out with Others

Originally Published: Aug 12, 2015 Whether it’s your favorite coworker to vent to, your Friday night plans buddy, or the friend who drops everything to cheer you up—there is something to be said for camaraderie. Friends are those who support us, encourage us, and tell us the truth about our (mis)adventures in fashion. We like […]