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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 5 Reasons to Hire a Health Coach

Originally Published: Jan 17, 2020 What is a health coach? A health coach is a certified fitness professional that helps individuals build positive and lasting lifestyle change. Health coaches focus on building confidence and self-awareness, managing and relieving stress, setting healthy sleep patterns, improving nutrition, and creating healthy habits. Why should I hire a health […]

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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 Active Aging Benefits of Aquatic Exercise

Have you visited the pool lately? It’s important to stay active as your body ages. The pool is the perfect place for a safe and effective workout! Check out these five aging benefits of aquatic exercise from Dr. Greg Degnan, acac‘s Medical Director. It allows both cardio and resistance training with low impact and is great for people with arthritis or chronic back […]

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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 […]