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Mar 2, 2021

Making Fitness a Priority in Your Life

Originally Published: Oct 29, 2015 Making Fitness a Priority in YOUR Life! by Nina Szemis Here at acac, we encourage you to Live Your Best. Exercise helps you avoid injury and illness, sleep better, combat stress in positive ways, and maintain a healthy weight, as well as many other benefits. But how are we making fitness a priority in our […]

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Feb 16, 2021

10 Tips for Getting Back into a Fitness Routine

Originally Published: Sep 10, 2020 If you’ve fallen out of your normal fitness routine the last few months, you’re not alone. This happens regularly, even outside of a pandemic. It can be daunting to get back to exercise, so we’ve rounded up 10 tips from our personal training team to help you get back into […]

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Feb 16, 2021

Sticking with Your New Year’s Resolution

Originally Published: Jan 04, 2017 A New Year, A New You It’s that time when many decide to make resolutions to fulfill in the new year. About 45% of Americans usually make resolutions. Four of the top ten resolutions made in 2015 were tied to health including the number one resolution: Lose Weight. Unfortunately, less […]

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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

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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Mar 2, 2021 Making Fitness a Priority in Your Life

Originally Published: Oct 29, 2015 Making Fitness a Priority in YOUR Life! by Nina Szemis Here at acac, we encourage you to Live Your Best. Exercise helps you avoid injury and illness, sleep better, combat stress in positive ways, and maintain a healthy weight, as well as many other benefits. But how are we making fitness a priority in our […]

read more
Feb 16, 2021 10 Tips for Getting Back into a Fitness Routine

Originally Published: Sep 10, 2020 If you’ve fallen out of your normal fitness routine the last few months, you’re not alone. This happens regularly, even outside of a pandemic. It can be daunting to get back to exercise, so we’ve rounded up 10 tips from our personal training team to help you get back into […]

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Feb 16, 2021 Sticking with Your New Year’s Resolution

Originally Published: Jan 04, 2017 A New Year, A New You It’s that time when many decide to make resolutions to fulfill in the new year. About 45% of Americans usually make resolutions. Four of the top ten resolutions made in 2015 were tied to health including the number one resolution: Lose Weight. Unfortunately, less […]

read more
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 […]

read more
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 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 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 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 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 […]