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Pre-Turkey Parade Burn

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  • Midlothian
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  • 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

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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

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  • Midlothian
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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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Strategies for Reducing the Thanksgiving Calories

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  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
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In a few short weeks, we’ll be gathering around the table with family or friends to share a large meal that traditionally launches the start of a season of EATING! Let’s start off on the right foot with making some small tweaks to the preparation and eating of our Thanksgiving meal to make it healthier…
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Five Things to Know Before Flu Season

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  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
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Winter is coming—and so is flu season. Prepare yourself for the onslaught of sneezing, wheezing, and freezing with these five facts about influenza.

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Five Ways to Stay Motivated to Hit the Gym

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  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
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Every once in a while, we all fall into the rut of being too tired or too busy to make it to the gym. Here are five best tips and tricks to get motivated and, more importantly, to stay motivated to hit the gym consistently.

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Ask the Trainers: Falling Out of Your Workout Routine

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We can all suffer from a lack of motivation from time to time. So we’ve asked 13 of our trainers to tell us what steps they take to get themselves or their clients back on track. Chip- First things first, I would need to know why they stopped coming to work out. Then, I just…
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Add Your Family To Our Family

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Add your family to our family with this exclusive offer for current acac members!

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The Truth About Common Health & Fitness Myths

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The Truth About Common Health & Fitness Myths  |  With so much misleading information online, it can be hard to know what’s true. Check out the facts behind the myths!

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Three Ways to Avoid Seasonal Weight Gain

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  • Short Pump
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Along with the change in temperature, it is scientifically proven that we eat more during the fall and winter seasons because of the lack of sunshine, dehydration, and negative connotations with colder weather.

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Workout Playlist to Make You Smile

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Workout playlist to make you smile! We gathered some fun and uplifting songs from our Personal Trainers and Instructors that are sure to put more pep in your step and make you smile as you work out.  “Glorious” by Macklemore, featuring Skylar Grey   “Hoping” by X Ambassadors    “Soak up the Sun” by Sheryl Crow “Three…
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Get the Most Out of Your Cycling Workout

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

Get the Most Out of Your Cycling Workout | Learn all you need to know, from health benefits to proper bike set-up, before you take your first spin class!

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3 Reasons to Get Off the Treadmill and Lift Weights Instead

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  • Germantown
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If you’ve been avoiding weight training for whatever reason, acac personal trainer Kristen Kellogg urges you to give it a try. You’ll notice changes in your body, you’ll burn fat longer, and you’ll gain confidence.

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Don't Sweat the Heat- Keeping Your Workout Consistent Through the Summer

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Five cool tips for hot summer days – and why I love them! By acac Personal Trainer, Emma Langley Hold off on the Pumpkin Spice everything and the Halloween planning for a few more weeks. The heat of the Summer is not quite behind us! Chances are you’ve changed your workout plan a little to accommodate…
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summer sips to stay hydrated

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  • Short Pump
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You know by now that it is extremely important to stay hydrated to enjoy your (hot) summer activities. Drinking enough water even when you’re not exercising can be a challenge for some, but you can make it more enjoyable by adding some tasty twists!  … Ginger-Mint Sparkling Water This refreshing beverage is full of flavor and sparkle for…
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5 Health Benefits of Sweat

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The surprising health benefits of breaking a sweat.

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