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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
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  • 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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Strategies for Reducing the Thanksgiving Calories

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

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

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

  • Charlottesville
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  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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