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Aug 31, 2022 The Ultimate Guide to Zumba Classes

Zumba marked its 20th anniversary last year since being founded in 2001 by Columbian dancer and choreographer Alberto Perez. But for many, Zumba classes are still relatively new. So, what exactly is Zumba? Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance-based fitness class. Zumba classes are considered cardio and aerobic workouts due to the ability to increase the […]

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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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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 […]

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Mar 1, 2021 10 Ways To Make Packing Your Lunch More Enjoyable

Origninally Published: Jul 13, 2015 Packing your lunch for work can certainly save you hundreds of dollars over the course of a year. But how about helping you lose weight or at least eat healthier? Taking a little time to plan on the weekend or the night before can provide you with a nutritious lunch […]

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Feb 26, 2021 Oven-Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Onions

Orignially Published: Nov 21, 2011 Just five ingredients, a little chopping, and one baking dish make this simple dish with complex flavors. It’s a great “go with” for pork loin, turkey, ham, or roasted chicken. Serves: 6 (1 cup each) Ingredients:4 medium peeled sweet potatoes, cut into 2–inch pieces (about 2 ¼ pounds)2 medium Oso […]

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Feb 26, 2021 Tuscan Chickpea Soup

Originially Published: Sep 29, 2011 It’s soup time. Whether or not you like chickpeas, you’ll enjoy this soup. Makes 6 servings Ingredients: 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 cups finely chopped onion 8 garlic cloves, minced 4 cups water 1 tsp. minced fresh or ¼ tsp. dried rosemary ¾ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. black pepper 3 […]

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Feb 26, 2021 Zippy Beet Salad

Published: Aug 31, 2011 Servings: 5 Ingredients:• 1 pound fresh beets, peeled*• ¾ cup orange juice• ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger• ⅛ teaspoon salt• ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon• Generous dash of black pepper• Generous dash of ground cloves• 2 tablespoons cider vinegar• 1 medium sweet Vidalia onion, thinly sliced Preparation:Slice beets thinly, no more than ¼ […]