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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 […]

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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 8, 2021 Infant Aquatic Survival

Originally Published: Dec 23, 2019 The Infant Aquatic Survival program is unlike any other swim program in our area. IAS Certified Instructor Kelly Mello will teach your infant, toddler, or young child the age-appropriate skills that could potentially help them to survive an unexpected encounter with water. Infants (age 6 months until walking) will learn […]

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Feb 8, 2021 Get Connected! | Fitness Floor Etiquette

Originally Published: Nov 16, 2015 We live by the Golden Rule, so when working out on the fitness floor, please be sure to leave your exercise space ready for the next member. For instance, when you’re done using a machine, wipe it down with a handy-wipe for the next person. Also, please return any accessories […]

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Feb 8, 2021 Get Connected! | Swim Lessons

Originally Published: Oct 13, 2015 Here at acac Short Pump, we offer Swim Lessons in our salt water pools for all age groups and skill levels.  You can choose private, semi-private or group lessons.  Private Lessons – A private swim lesson package carries six sessions with an experienced swimming instructor. A member receives one-on-one direction from these scheduled lessons. Semi-Private […]

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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 […]