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Feb 9, 2021 How to Use the Member Online Portal

Originally Published: Mar 04, 2018 As of February 1 2018, acac has transitioned to a new software system for member management, online program registration, class sign-ups, and more. You are now eligible to create your new online login! Please see below for more information on the following topics: How to Create a Member AccountNOTE: you must use your […]

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Feb 9, 2021 Using Express Lockers: Tips and Tricks

Originally Published: Jan 23, 2019 Recently during non-staffed club hours, a few of our members have experienced issues related to accessing their personal belongings placed in the lockers. In an effort to help our members when we are not onsite, we offer the following suggestions: Use your birth date for your locker combination (easy to […]

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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 Easy Energy Bites

Originally Published: Apr 08, 2016 A quick and easy snack to help energize you for any occasion with endless possibilities to customize to your taste. Makes: 50 bites Ingredients: 1 cup Quick Oats 1 cup natural peanut butter ½ cup honey ¼ cup coconut flakes ¼ cup ground flax seeds ¼ cup wheat germ ¼ cup […]

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Feb 5, 2021 Apple Peanut Butter Smoothie

Originally Published: Oct 19, 2020 From EatingWell.com Apples and peanut butter are a classic pair! Try them blended together in this healthy smoothie recipe, approved by Registered Dietitian Margaret Moses. Ingredients1 cup unsweetened almond milk1 small apple, chopped2 tablespoons natural peanut butter2 teaspoons honey1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon4-6 ice cubes DirectionsCombine almond milk, […]

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Feb 5, 2021 Stop Counting Calories

Originally Published: Feb 01, 2019 By:  Margaret Moses, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist Did your New Year’s Resolution include losing weight?  Stop counting calories and focus on these tips instead: Linger over your meal People who eat slowly are 42% less likely to become overweight than those who ate quickly, according to a 2018 study in the BMJ Open journal. […]

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Feb 5, 2021 Eat Right, Swim Better

Originally Published: Sep 19, 2019 By:  Meghan Boyle, Dietetic Intern, West Chester University for Margaret Moses, MBA, RDN, ACE Certified Health Coach The average swimmer burns 500 calories during 1 hour of swimming, so it is important to fuel yourself properly before and after practice to get the best results! Here are some of the basic […]

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Feb 5, 2021 Supplements – Friend or Foe?

Originally Published: Aug 28, 2019 by Jon Schwartz, Dietetic Intern, Immaculata University for Margaret Moses, Nutritionist, Health Coach Supplements are a large part of today’s world. They claim to improve an individual’s health, physical performance, and happiness, among other benefits. In just the last decade, this multi-million dollar industry increased significantly and is not backing down […]

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Feb 4, 2021 Clean Eating Core Principles

Originally Published: Mar 08, 2016 by acac Nutritionist Margaret Moses With each move, the clean eating concept became more refined and developed. Here are the seven core principles of today: 1. Choose whole, natural foods and seek to eliminate or minimize processed foods. Processed foods are anything in a box, bag, can, or package, and although there are […]