Dr. Degnan's Message about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

*LAST UPDATED: 3/16/20*

It is with a heavy heart that we announce all acac locations will close at 4:00pm on Monday, March 16th. Please click here to read more.

May all of you remain diligent and safe during this outbreak and thank you for your continued support of our club and team. We value your continued patience and loyalty and remain hopeful for only a brief interruption in service.

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Dear Valued Members of the acac Fitness & Wellness community,

I wanted to write to you and personally thank you for placing your trust in acac as your fitness and wellness partner. You are part of a renowned fitness community of 13 club locations with 36 years of experience in the fitness industry. As such, your health and well-being are paramount to the entire acac team. In the current and rapidly changing environment with COVID-19, it is critical for us to approach health and wellness and the physical space we occupy smarter and consciously.

In early February, we assembled an Emergency Management Team comprised of our acac Medical Director and senior leaders. We have carefully monitored the guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local Health Departments in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. As a result, we have greatly enhanced our cleaning efforts, made necessary operational changes to protect our members and team, and have been diligently educating our communities on hygiene best practices to help prevent the spread of illness.

Many of you have encouraged us to remain open during this time, which is what we plan to do. In order to do that, we have taken extraordinary measures that I wanted to make clear to you. Below contains a comprehensive list of our precautionary measures to ensure the wellness of our community. We thank you for continuing to make fitness a priority in your life!

In health,

Phil Wendel
Founder and Owner, acac Fitness & Wellness


See below for operational changes acac is making to prevent the spread of illness in our clubs:

See below for the enhanced cleaning measures acac is taking to prevent the spread of illness in our clubs:


From acac Medical Director, Dr. Greg Degnan:

“In addition to enhancing club cleanliness and restricting club operations, there are many things that members can do to protect themselves, their families, and fellow acac members against the spread of COVID-19. Together we can all play an important part in ensuring the safety of our community. See below for CDC recommended best practices to limit the spread of infectious illness. Stay safe, and take care of each other!”

Dr. Greg Degnan
acac Medical Director

In addition to our proactive planning, we are continually monitoring this situation and remain in close contact with local, state, and national health officials. We will make adjustments as warranted to maintain the health and wellness of our community. Please check this blog post, or subscribe to our newsletter, to receive the latest communication regarding COVID-19.