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Feb 12, 2021 The Science Behind Repetition

Originally Published: Feb 01, 2019 Annual holiday turned classic romantic comedy, Groundhog Day highlights the drudgery of repetition. And while yes, repetition may seem boring, the old adage “practice makes perfect” shows how beneficial this training method can be—especially in the fitness world. A repetition training program benefits your mind and body in a variety […]

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Feb 12, 2021 Which Group Exercise Classes Should I Take?

Originally Published: Sep 13, 2018 One of the main reasons people join a gym is for group exercise classes. From aquatics to strength training, yoga and more—there’s something for everyone. If you’re new to the gym or have never taken a group exercise class before, it can be overwhelming to decide which class to take. Take […]

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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 Meditation and Mindfulness Resources

Originally Published: Mar 17, 2020 Meditation is not just for yogis. Taking time to slow down, focus, and redirect your thoughts has been proven to aid our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Benefits of meditation include: In a time of crisis and fear, it is imperative to ease your mental state and keep your nervous […]

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Feb 11, 2021 5 Tips to Keep the Kids Engaged

Originally Published: Mar 20, 2020 The kids are home—now what? Schools are closed and many parents have adopted a new role: teacher. This is uncharted territory for many and can be overwhelming as you navigate working from home, social distancing, and mental sanity. Here are some tips to help you and your children adjust to […]

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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. Download Dr. Degnan’s walking tips to help you reach your walking goals! 

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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 […]