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Our Goals Beyond Fitness

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

We asked some of our acac team members about their goals for 2019. Here’s what they shared!

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Safety Tips for Your Lower Back

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

80% of adults experience a back injury during their lifetime. Follow these safety tips from acac Medical Director Dr. Greg Degnan to learn proper lifting technique and how to prevent lower back injuries.

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Grocery Shopping Essentials

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

Three of the most common resolutions each year are to eat better, lose weight, and save money. The number one way to achieve all of these goals is to go grocery shopping with a plan. 

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The Importance of Strength Training

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

Strength training isn’t about ‘bulking up’ or any specific physique goal: it’s about protecting your mobility as you age. Learn more about the benefits of strength training from Dr. Greg Degnan.

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Healthy Food Swaps for Holidays & Every Day

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

Ideas for reducing calories where you can so you can enjoy more of the special foods of the season, and still maintain a healthy weight.

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How Nice is Pumpkin Spice?

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

Your pumpkin spice latte might not be doctor-approved, but pumpkin provides a multitude of vitamins and minerals that contribute to your health.

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13 Ways to Keep the Kids Active this Autumn

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

Children ages six and older are encouraged to have at least an hour of physical activity each day. Check out our list of 13 ways to stay active as a family this autumn season!

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The Importance of Stretching

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

How often do you stretch? Daily stretching is an often overlooked habit that is important for your health and well-being. Download our stretching guide and get started with these tips from Dr. Degnan!

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Which Group Exercise Class Should I Take?

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

If you’re new to the gym or have never taken a fitness class before, it can be overwhelming to decide which class to take. Take this quiz to find out which class is best for you and your fitness goals!

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Active Aging Benefits of Aquatic Exercise

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

It’s important to stay active as your body ages. The pool is the perfect place for a safe and effective workout!

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Back on Track for Healthier Meals

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester
I’m sure we don’t want to think about summer ending, but if we can practice a few quick and easy meal prep ideas now, maybe September won’t feel so chaotic with the back to school routine.   It may be tempting to load up on frozen waffles, cereals, and Lunchables, but why not try to…
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15 Items Our Registered Dietitian Keeps in Her Pantry

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

Keeping your pantry stocked with healthy ingredients is key for maintaining a nutritious diet, so we asked our Registered Dietitian to share the items that she keeps on hand in her own home.

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Hydration Tips and Summer Sips

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

Proper hydration is important year-round, but especially in the summer months with increased heat and activity. Check out our six tips for staying hydrated and download a recipe card for a fresh summertime sip.

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Balancing Allergies and Exercise

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

It seems like spring appeared overnight, along with seasonal allergies. Luckily there are easy ways to balance allergy season with outdoor exercise!

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Celebrating our Nurses

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

“Our on-staff p.r.e.p. nurses clearly distinguish acac from our competition in the fitness world. Get to know the nurse who makes p.r.e.p. a truly excellent experience at your club location, and a few others! Their enthusiasm will inspire you.” – Dr. Greg Degnan, acac Medical Director

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Personal Trainers' Habits Put To The Test

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

They exercise consistently, they eat well, AND they motivate others to do the same thing. How do they do it? Find out what happened when their healthy habits were put into practice.

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