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New Member Online Portal Information

As of February 1 2018, acac has transitioned to a new software system for member management, online program registration, class sign-ups, and more. Click here to learn more and create a new member login!

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Meal Prep 101

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester
Your guide to kick-starting your meal prep journey. So you’ve decided to start meal prepping. What we do in the kitchen can be equally, if not more important, than our habits in the gym. Meal prep is a great way to make sure you’re supporting your hard work in the gym with a complementary diet. We’ll…
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7 Ways to Show Yourself Love

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester

From fancy face masks to meditation, solo travel and more, the art of self-love has recently taken society by storm—but what does it really mean?

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Heart Health Tips

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester

One in three American adults has high blood pressure. Learn how to lower your blood pressure and stay heart healthy with these tips from Dr. Gregory Degnan.

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Keeping Up With Your Running Shoes

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester
Maintaining and getting the most out of your running shoes  is a battle, especially in a location where dealing with the brunt of all four seasons can be a challenge. Sweat, rain, snow, mud – the list goes on and on. And, while runners should make an effort to keep their shoes clean, making sure…
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Ask the Expert About Your New Year's Resolution

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester

We asked some acac members what their New Year’s Resolution is for 2018. Then, we asked our local acac experts for advice on how to make these resolutions work.

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acac Pantops Now Open in Charlottesville, VA

  • Charlottesville

A new 24/7 fitness facility with on-site Physical Therapy, acac Pantops, opened January 1, 2018.

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5 Indoor Exercises You'll Love this Winter

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester

Once the temperature drops, our outdoor activities are limited. Check out these five indoor exercises to not only mix up your winter fitness regime, but to become stronger and more energized for your favorite outdoor activities come springtime!

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Fall Prevention Tips

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester

One in three adults over the age of 65 will sustain a ground level fall. Learn how you can practice safety and prevent falls with these six tips from acac‘s Medical Director Dr. Greg Degnan.

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Skinny Seasonal Spirits

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester

‘Tis the season for holiday galas and get-togethers galore! It’s easy to lose track of how many calories you’re consuming through alcohol. Read on for a few simple swaps that will keep your cocktails skinny and your spirits high during the holiday season!

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Equipment-Free Snowed In Workout

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester

Snowed in and can’t make it to the gym? Here is a fun workout you can do right at home without any equipment!

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When the weather outside is frightful, acac is so delightful!

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester

Grab a mug of hot chocolate and your coziest slippers and check out this list of our favorite snow day activities to get you ready for the next big snow!

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Top 20 Holiday Workout Songs

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester

We’ve got the best holiday playlist to help you not only get in the holiday spirit, but to hopefully get you into the gym and ready for the next month ahead.

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Pre-Turkey Parade Burn

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a holiday staple. Mix up your parade viewing party by adding in a fun, festive workout that everyone can enjoy. You’ll earn seconds at dinner!

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Feeling SAD? Stay Active to Beat the Blues

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester

It’s that time of year when the sun starts to set before dinner and our bodies crave carbohydrates and the comfort of our covers.

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Why low-cal items are not always your best option

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester

A recent FDA law requires all chain restaurants and foodservice establishments to list calorie counts of items directly on their menus. The law does not, however, require listing any other nutrition information along with calories. As a result, some consumers are being misled to believe that lower-calorie, or “low-cal”, items are apparently healthier.

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