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Feb 12, 2021 Core Strength: How to Work the Core While You’re at Work

Originally Published: Jul 22, 2015 Many of us are hearing and reading about the importance of a strong core. Here are some common questions and some ways that working adults can mix core exercises into a busy day in the office. Why is core strength so important? A major function of your core is your posture. […]

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Feb 12, 2021 8 Reasons to Add Jumping Rope to Your Workout

Originally Published: Aug 01, 2019 When was the last time you picked up a jump rope? Contrary to popular belief, they’re not just for kids! Cheap, portable, and convenient, jump ropes are a great tool if you are on-the-go or looking for a quick workout with results. Not convinced? Here are eight reasons to start […]

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Feb 11, 2021 Basketball Basics, Benefits & Exercises

Originally Published: Mar 09, 2016 Basketball requires speed, strength, stamina, explosiveness, power, and amazing hand-eye coordination. In the spirit of March Madness, acac personal trainer Nate Wall designed a workout that will help you train for basketball while toning your body and benefiting your health. by acac Personal Trainer Nate Wall Sports coach James Naismith is credited with inventing basketball […]

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Feb 11, 2021 Tips for Walking 10,000 Steps Today

Originally Published: Mar 01, 2018 Medical experts recommend taking 10,000 steps each day. This is a lofty goal for many people. Read these tips from acac p.r.e.p. Medical Director Dr. Gregory Degnan and learn some easy ways to increase your steps and incorporate more movement into your routine. Park further away. You will gain between as much as 80 steps […]

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Feb 11, 2021 Weight Loss Truths

Originally Published: Apr 02, 2020 The best exercises for weight loss Americans today seem to believe that some form of cardiovascular activity such as walking, running, biking, or cycling will best arm them with the proper tools needed to start a successful weight loss and weight management program. However, there are far more superior modes […]

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Feb 9, 2021 Holiday Workout Playlist

Originally Published: Nov 29, 2017 Thanksgiving has come and gone, and the next holiday season is already upon us.  Just when you thought the endless amounts of holiday food had disappeared…bring on the Christmas cookies, Hanukkah inspired potato latkes, Kwanzaa traditions like Cajun catfish, and so much more! Each holiday seems to have a tradition […]

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Feb 9, 2021 The Ultimate Halloween Workout

Originally Published: Oct 12, 2016 Scare your muscles into shape with this Halloween-themed workout! Circuit 1: Complete 3 Rounds 13 Goblin SquatsHolding a kettlebell in front of your chest, stand with your feet shoulder distance apart and squat down so your knees are behind your toes and your chest is lifted. To regress this exercise: […]

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Feb 9, 2021 5 of the Most Important Exercises for Older Adults

Originally Published: Apr 06, 2017 Martha Lankford, an acac personal trainer in Charlottesville, shares 5 of the most important types of exercise all older adults should do: Push/pull exercises: Either using machines or tubing/body weight, start with a standing row followed by a chest press or push-up at a railing or counter. Lower body exercises: Sit-to-stand exercises […]

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Feb 9, 2021 Personal Training: Myths, Misconceptions, and Truths!

Originally Published: Oct 15, 2015 By Leigh McCready, CSCS, HKC acac Personal Trainer Leigh McCready has put together a list of common myths that sometimes scare people away from personal training. She responds to the myths with truths that may help you decide if working with a trainer is right for you! Myth:  All personal trainers stay in perfect shape (think […]

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Feb 8, 2021 acac Advance with Jordan Frank

Originally Published: Nov 08, 2020 Create long-term results through habit and behavior change with this 4-week personal training guided program. Have you been coming to the gym, working out, but feeling like you’re not exactly sure where to go next? You’ve got the technique down, but you need direction and accountability? Jordan Frank, acac Personal Trainer, is […]