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Feb 3, 2021 What’s a Warm Up…and Why Do I Need One?

Originally Published: Mar 02, 2016 By Nick Lynch, certified personal trainer  Chairs hate me. Any time I sit for more than 30 minutes at the computer, in the car, or even at home on the couch, I can feel myself folding up into a little bundled ball of a person. This is a problem. Being a […]

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Feb 3, 2021 The Importance of a Good Cool Down

Originally Published: May 24, 2017 Whether you took an energizing group exercise class, went for a run, or worked out around the club with a trainer, a good cool down is important! We asked a few of our Group Exercise Directors at acac for their insight. What does a cool down do for you?  Normalizes body functions such […]

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Feb 3, 2021 How to Improve Your Flexibility This Winter

Originally Published: Jan 23, 2020 We all know the importance of stretching before and after physical activity. But did you know that it’s even more important in the wintertime? Cold weather causes our muscles to contract and tighten in order to conserve body heat. This contraction results in stiff joints and a lower range of […]

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Feb 3, 2021 Why You Should Begin Foam Rolling

Originally Published: Mar 07, 2018 Many people go to the gym and rush through their workout without making time to warm up, cool down, or properly stretch. Forgoing these activities results in sore muscles, slower movements, and weaker performance during exercise. Enter the foam roller. A foam roller looks like a Styrofoam tube and can usually be […]

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Feb 3, 2021 On Demand Fitness with acac Instructors and Trainers

We’re thrilled to offer you an extensive library of live stream fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle content at your fingertips—including some of your favorite classes with our own acac instructors and 1:1 sessions with acac personal trainers (1:1s coming soon)! Our library of branded content is growing daily, with favorites including Vinyasa, LaBlast, AfterBurn, Barre, Power Sculpt, […]

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Feb 2, 2021 5 Benefits of Partner Yoga

Yoga is often considered a solo activity – a time for self-reflection, for being quiet and achieving inner peace. Successfully practicing yoga with a partner, however, requires a different set of skills: communication, awareness of others and a sense of cooperation outside the self. Partner yoga may seem intimidating, especially if you’re new to yoga in general. But […]

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Feb 1, 2021 How to Interpret Your InBody Scan

The InBody Body Composition Analyzer goes beyond the scale or traditional BMI testing. A 15 – 120 second scan gives you a complete body composition analysis and allows you to see your fat, muscle, and water levels. But what does it mean? acac Medical Director Dr. Greg Degnan breaks it down for us. Body composition is a much better […]

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Jan 20, 2021 What to Know Before Your First Heated Yoga Class

Published: Jan 09, 2020 Stay warm this winter with heated yoga! Whether you’ve been practicing yoga for years or you are a beginner student, heated yoga will take your practice to the next level. Yoga is considered heated or hot when the room temperature ranges between 80 – 100 degrees F. What are the benefits of heated yoga? Practicing […]

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Dec 23, 2020 Holiday Survival Guide

Originally Published: Dec 16, 2015 & Updated Dec 2020 Although this post was written pre-pandemic, it still holds some great advice for making it through the holidays unscathed. There may be less parties, in person shopping and visiting relatives this year – so use that as time to focus on the blessing that you have […]

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Dec 22, 2020 Enjoy the Holiday Feasts Without Feeling Defeat

Originally Published: Nov 24, 2015 Enjoy the holiday feasts without feeling defeat! Thanksgiving … we can smell the turkey roasting in the oven, taste Grandma’s famous pumpkin pie, and imagine the traditional trimmings that will completely cover our dinner plates. This special day centers around a celebratory meal with an abundance of delicious foods. For those […]