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Mar 31, 2021

The Beginner’s Guide to Quick Desk Exercises

Orignially Published: Jun 28, 2015 In 2013, it was reported that 86% of American jobs involved sitting for long periods—if not all day1. Desk jobs make it difficult to exercise one’s body properly and can lead to a largely sedentary lifestyle with health hazards galore. The trick is to incorporate physical activity into your daily […]

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Mar 30, 2021

Spice It Up

Originally Published: Mar 17, 2015 Cut the calories by increasing flavor with spices! Vinegar and citrus juice give a wonderful acidic kick and help to reduce the amount of oil needed for many recipes. Don’t forget the zest in lemons and limes; it holds the flavor well and gives a bit of color. Spices such […]

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Mar 2, 2021

Making Fitness a Priority in Your Life

Originally Published: Oct 29, 2015 Making Fitness a Priority in YOUR Life! by Nina Szemis Here at acac, we encourage you to Live Your Best. Exercise helps you avoid injury and illness, sleep better, combat stress in positive ways, and maintain a healthy weight, as well as many other benefits. But how are we making fitness a priority in our […]

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Mar 1, 2021

Benefits of Working Out with Others

Originally Published: Aug 12, 2015 Whether it’s your favorite coworker to vent to, your Friday night plans buddy, or the friend who drops everything to cheer you up—there is something to be said for camaraderie. Friends are those who support us, encourage us, and tell us the truth about our (mis)adventures in fashion. We like […]

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Mar 1, 2021

10 Ways To Make Packing Your Lunch More Enjoyable

Origninally Published: Jul 13, 2015 Packing your lunch for work can certainly save you hundreds of dollars over the course of a year. But how about helping you lose weight or at least eat healthier? Taking a little time to plan on the weekend or the night before can provide you with a nutritious lunch […]

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Mar 31, 2021 The Beginner’s Guide to Quick Desk Exercises

Orignially Published: Jun 28, 2015 In 2013, it was reported that 86% of American jobs involved sitting for long periods—if not all day1. Desk jobs make it difficult to exercise one’s body properly and can lead to a largely sedentary lifestyle with health hazards galore. The trick is to incorporate physical activity into your daily […]

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Mar 30, 2021 Spice It Up

Originally Published: Mar 17, 2015 Cut the calories by increasing flavor with spices! Vinegar and citrus juice give a wonderful acidic kick and help to reduce the amount of oil needed for many recipes. Don’t forget the zest in lemons and limes; it holds the flavor well and gives a bit of color. Spices such […]

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Mar 2, 2021 Making Fitness a Priority in Your Life

Originally Published: Oct 29, 2015 Making Fitness a Priority in YOUR Life! by Nina Szemis Here at acac, we encourage you to Live Your Best. Exercise helps you avoid injury and illness, sleep better, combat stress in positive ways, and maintain a healthy weight, as well as many other benefits. But how are we making fitness a priority in our […]

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Mar 1, 2021 Benefits of Working Out with Others

Originally Published: Aug 12, 2015 Whether it’s your favorite coworker to vent to, your Friday night plans buddy, or the friend who drops everything to cheer you up—there is something to be said for camaraderie. Friends are those who support us, encourage us, and tell us the truth about our (mis)adventures in fashion. We like […]

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Mar 1, 2021 10 Ways To Make Packing Your Lunch More Enjoyable

Origninally Published: Jul 13, 2015 Packing your lunch for work can certainly save you hundreds of dollars over the course of a year. But how about helping you lose weight or at least eat healthier? Taking a little time to plan on the weekend or the night before can provide you with a nutritious lunch […]

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Feb 26, 2021 Oven-Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Onions

Orignially Published: Nov 21, 2011 Just five ingredients, a little chopping, and one baking dish make this simple dish with complex flavors. It’s a great “go with” for pork loin, turkey, ham, or roasted chicken. Serves: 6 (1 cup each) Ingredients:4 medium peeled sweet potatoes, cut into 2–inch pieces (about 2 ¼ pounds)2 medium Oso […]

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Feb 26, 2021 Tuscan Chickpea Soup

Originially Published: Sep 29, 2011 It’s soup time. Whether or not you like chickpeas, you’ll enjoy this soup. Makes 6 servings Ingredients: 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 cups finely chopped onion 8 garlic cloves, minced 4 cups water 1 tsp. minced fresh or ¼ tsp. dried rosemary ¾ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. black pepper 3 […]

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Feb 26, 2021 Zippy Beet Salad

Published: Aug 31, 2011 Servings: 5 Ingredients:• 1 pound fresh beets, peeled*• ¾ cup orange juice• ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger• ⅛ teaspoon salt• ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon• Generous dash of black pepper• Generous dash of ground cloves• 2 tablespoons cider vinegar• 1 medium sweet Vidalia onion, thinly sliced Preparation:Slice beets thinly, no more than ¼ […]

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Feb 26, 2021 Quinoa Summer Salad

Published: Aug 18, 2011 Quinoa Summer Salad is a delicious combination of the grain quinoa, combined with fresh, seasonal vegetables and herbs. Serve as a hearty and healthy side dish with a barbequed meal or as a main dish tossed with tofu, beef, chicken, or fish. Serves: 4 Ingredients:1 T olive oil2 T freshly squeezed […]

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Feb 26, 2021 Yogurt Marinated Chicken Kebabs

Originally Published: Aug 15, 2011 These tender chicken kebabs can be tucked into a pita, served on a salad, or served as is. Here they are prepared in an oven, but they can be grilled as well. Makes: 6 servingsIngredients:1 cup Greek yogurt¼ cup chopped fresh mint3 cloves garlic, minced1 small onion, minced2 Tbsp. lemon […]

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Feb 22, 2021 Drink More Water | 7 Helpful Tips

Originally Published: May 28, 2015 Do you find yourself not drinking as much water as you should? Our daily schedules are demanding and sometimes even life’s simplest routines seem to slip past us.  We understand!  Whether you’re on the job, raising a family, or at acac exercising, it is essential to take time for yourself and drink water. […]

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Feb 19, 2021 Exercise for Older Adults

Originally Published: Apr 02, 2020 Exercise not only helps you live longer—it helps you live better. Exercise has been proven to not just improve the quality of life; it also can ward off disease, elevate mood, and enhance everyday activities for every population, even more so in older demographics. As the body ages, its physical […]

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Feb 19, 2021 5 Health Benefits of Sweat

Originally Published: Jul 19, 2017 As fitness lovers, we know that a good sweat means you got a great workout. But besides the proof of a great workout, can sweating be good for you? We investigated and the answer is … yes, absolutely! Not only does sweat regulate our internal temperature, there are several lesser […]

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Feb 19, 2021 10 Ways to Stay Active During COVID-19

Originally Published: Mar 17, 2020 In the midst of COVID-19 the number one recommendation is to stay home and practice social distancing. As tempting as it is to binge watch TV show after TV show, there are much healthier ways to stay active and energized. Here are our top 10 ways to stay active both […]

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Feb 19, 2021 Summer Shrimp and Cauliflower Rice Stir-Fry

Originally Published: Jul 26, 2019 Nothing says summer better than seafood!  Try this healthy twist on stir-fry for a quick meal during the week that’s full of flavor and colorful veggies.  Recipe by Sarah Frazier, acac Timonium p.r.e.p. director Ingredients 16 oz bag cauliflower rice fresh, frozen, or thawed 1 lb bag raw shrimp, peeled and deveined […]

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Feb 18, 2021 Benefits of Chocolate for Heart Health

Originally Published: Jan 01, 2020 Is chocolate an unhealthy decadence or a healthy treat choice? It can actually be both!  There’s nothing quite as cozy as a mug of hot chocolate on a cold winter night. But how much chocolate is too much? acac Medical Director Dr. Greg Degnan shares some insight into the sweet treat.  Cocoa, the […]

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Feb 18, 2021 Is Indoor or Outdoor Exercise Better?

Originally Published: May 18, 2016 By Jeremy Robinson, Certified Personal Trainer By now, we’ve all heard that exercise is important for our overall health. But it’s really easy to let life get in the way of your best laid fitness plans. As a trainer, I’ve heard the gamut of excuses, from “I don’t have time,” to “I’ll check […]

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Feb 16, 2021 Frozen Food Questions Answered

Originally Published: Mar 24, 2016 Frozen Food Questions Answered While fresh food is always best, frozen foods can be just as healthy and, honestly, easier to store and prepare for those with a busy lifestyle! Here are some common questions with answers from our Registered Dietitians: “Can I buy from the frozen food section in […]

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Feb 16, 2021 Savor Soup Month with these Hardy, Healthy Recipes

Originally Published: Jan 25, 2017 January is Soup Month!  In addition to being an easy, hot meal during cold winter months, there are also great health benefits from eating soup! Soup is an excellent way to load up on your veggies while also incorporating protein with lean meats and/or beans. It can also assist with weight loss […]

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Feb 16, 2021 Frozen Vegetables: How to Eat the Rainbow This Season

Originally Published: Jan 31, 2020 by Sarah Frazier, acac Timonium p.r.e.p. director  It’s no secret that getting enough fruits and vegetables is essential to a healthy diet, no matter what your wellness goals are! During the spring and summer there is an abundance of fresh produce in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes that look and taste […]

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Feb 16, 2021 The Mental Health Benefits of Giving Back

Pictured above: Group of high school and middle school age students and acac members delivering collected school supplies to an elementary school principal. Originally Published: Nov 11, 2015 When we think of generosity, we typically think of how our actions affect others—but what about the effects of generosity on our own minds and bodies? Studies […]

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Feb 16, 2021 Keeping Up with Your Running Shoes

Originally Published: Jan 18, 2018 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 […]

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Feb 16, 2021 10 Tips for Getting Back into a Fitness Routine

Originally Published: Sep 10, 2020 If you’ve fallen out of your normal fitness routine the last few months, you’re not alone. This happens regularly, even outside of a pandemic. It can be daunting to get back to exercise, so we’ve rounded up 10 tips from our personal training team to help you get back into […]

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Feb 16, 2021 Grocery Shopping Essentials

Originally Published: Jan 02, 2019 Go grocery shopping with a plan! 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. No more wandering the aisles and throwing in whatever looks good at […]

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Feb 16, 2021 Meal Prep 101

Originally Published: Feb 15, 2018 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 […]

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Feb 16, 2021 Sticking with Your New Year’s Resolution

Originally Published: Jan 04, 2017 A New Year, A New You It’s that time when many decide to make resolutions to fulfill in the new year. About 45% of Americans usually make resolutions. Four of the top ten resolutions made in 2015 were tied to health including the number one resolution: Lose Weight. Unfortunately, less […]

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Feb 12, 2021 Tips for Exercising with a Mask

Origianlly Published: Dec 03, 2020 As we push through the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important that we do everything we can to help keep ourselves, and our community, healthy and safe. Right now, that means wearing a mask while in public indoor spaces, even while exercising.  We know that wearing a face covering while you’re jogging […]

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Feb 12, 2021 The Science Behind Repetition

Originally Published: Feb 01, 2019 Annual holiday turned classic romantic comedy, Groundhog Day highlights the drudgery of repetition. And while yes, repetition may seem boring, the old adage “practice makes perfect” shows how beneficial this training method can be—especially in the fitness world. A repetition training program benefits your mind and body in a variety […]

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Feb 12, 2021 Which Group Exercise Classes Should I Take?

Originally Published: Sep 13, 2018 One of the main reasons people join a gym is for group exercise classes. From aquatics to strength training, yoga and more—there’s something for everyone. If you’re new to the gym or have never taken a group exercise class before, it can be overwhelming to decide which class to take. Take […]

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Feb 12, 2021 Core Strength: How to Work the Core While You’re at Work

Originally Published: Jul 22, 2015 Many of us are hearing and reading about the importance of a strong core. Here are some common questions and some ways that working adults can mix core exercises into a busy day in the office. Why is core strength so important? A major function of your core is your posture. […]

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Feb 12, 2021 8 Reasons to Add Jumping Rope to Your Workout

Originally Published: Aug 01, 2019 When was the last time you picked up a jump rope? Contrary to popular belief, they’re not just for kids! Cheap, portable, and convenient, jump ropes are a great tool if you are on-the-go or looking for a quick workout with results. Not convinced? Here are eight reasons to start […]

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Feb 11, 2021 Meditation and Mindfulness Resources

Originally Published: Mar 17, 2020 Meditation is not just for yogis. Taking time to slow down, focus, and redirect your thoughts has been proven to aid our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Benefits of meditation include: reduced stress and improved immune health improved emotional health and outlook on life lengthened attention span reduced age-related memory decline […]

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Feb 11, 2021 5 Tips to Keep the Kids Engaged

Originally Published: Mar 20, 2020 The kids are home—now what? Schools are closed and many parents have adopted a new role: teacher. This is uncharted territory for many and can be overwhelming as you navigate working from home, social distancing, and mental sanity. Here are some tips to help you and your children adjust to […]

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Feb 11, 2021 Exercise: The Fountain of Youth

Originally Published: Apr 17, 2019 Grace Connor Born in 1927, 91-year-old Grace Connor, as the Farmers Insurance ad says, “has seen a thing or two.” Her early years allowed her to experience life in simpler times as a young girl growing up with seven siblings in Georgia. Work years allowed her to experience the diversity […]

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Feb 11, 2021 Basketball Basics, Benefits & Exercises

Originally Published: Mar 09, 2016 Basketball requires speed, strength, stamina, explosiveness, power, and amazing hand-eye coordination. In the spirit of March Madness, acac personal trainer Nate Wall designed a workout that will help you train for basketball while toning your body and benefiting your health. by acac Personal Trainer Nate Wall Sports coach James Naismith is credited with inventing basketball […]

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Feb 11, 2021 Tips for Walking 10,000 Steps Today

Originally Published: Mar 01, 2018 Medical experts recommend taking 10,000 steps each day. This is a lofty goal for many people. Read these tips from acac p.r.e.p. Medical Director Dr. Gregory Degnan and learn some easy ways to increase your steps and incorporate more movement into your routine. Park further away. You will gain between as much as 80 steps […]

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Feb 11, 2021 5 Reasons to Hire a Health Coach

Originally Published: Jan 17, 2020 What is a health coach? A health coach is a certified fitness professional that helps individuals build positive and lasting lifestyle change. Health coaches focus on building confidence and self-awareness, managing and relieving stress, setting healthy sleep patterns, improving nutrition, and creating healthy habits. Why should I hire a health […]

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Feb 11, 2021 Weight Loss Truths

Originally Published: Apr 02, 2020 The best exercises for weight loss Americans today seem to believe that some form of cardiovascular activity such as walking, running, biking, or cycling will best arm them with the proper tools needed to start a successful weight loss and weight management program. However, there are far more superior modes […]

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Feb 9, 2021 Holiday Workout Playlist

Originally Published: Nov 29, 2017 Thanksgiving has come and gone, and the next holiday season is already upon us.  Just when you thought the endless amounts of holiday food had disappeared…bring on the Christmas cookies, Hanukkah inspired potato latkes, Kwanzaa traditions like Cajun catfish, and so much more! Each holiday seems to have a tradition […]

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Feb 9, 2021 The Ultimate Halloween Workout

Originally Published: Oct 12, 2016 Scare your muscles into shape with this Halloween-themed workout! Circuit 1: Complete 3 Rounds 13 Goblin SquatsHolding a kettlebell in front of your chest, stand with your feet shoulder distance apart and squat down so your knees are behind your toes and your chest is lifted. To regress this exercise: […]

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Feb 9, 2021 Active Aging Benefits of Aquatic Exercise

Have you visited the pool lately? It’s important to stay active as your body ages. The pool is the perfect place for a safe and effective workout! Check out these five aging benefits of aquatic exercise from Dr. Greg Degnan, acac‘s Medical Director. It allows both cardio and resistance training with low impact and is great for people with arthritis or chronic back […]

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Feb 9, 2021 How to Use the Member Online Portal

Originally Published: Mar 04, 2018 As of February 1 2018, acac has transitioned to a new software system for member management, online program registration, class sign-ups, and more. You are now eligible to create your new online login! Please see below for more information on the following topics: How to Create a Member AccountNOTE: you must use your […]

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Feb 9, 2021 5 of the Most Important Exercises for Older Adults

Originally Published: Apr 06, 2017 Martha Lankford, an acac personal trainer in Charlottesville, shares 5 of the most important types of exercise all older adults should do: Push/pull exercises: Either using machines or tubing/body weight, start with a standing row followed by a chest press or push-up at a railing or counter. Lower body exercises: Sit-to-stand exercises […]

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Feb 9, 2021 Personal Training: Myths, Misconceptions, and Truths!

Originally Published: Oct 15, 2015 By Leigh McCready, CSCS, HKC acac Personal Trainer Leigh McCready has put together a list of common myths that sometimes scare people away from personal training. She responds to the myths with truths that may help you decide if working with a trainer is right for you! Myth:  All personal trainers stay in perfect shape (think […]

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Feb 8, 2021 Easy Energy Bites

Originally Published: Apr 08, 2016 A quick and easy snack to help energize you for any occasion with endless possibilities to customize to your taste. Makes: 50 bites Ingredients: 1 cup Quick Oats 1 cup natural peanut butter ½ cup honey ¼ cup coconut flakes ¼ cup ground flax seeds ¼ cup wheat germ ¼ cup […]

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Feb 8, 2021 Get Connected! | Fitness Floor Etiquette

Originally Published: Nov 16, 2015 We live by the Golden Rule, so when working out on the fitness floor, please be sure to leave your exercise space ready for the next member. For instance, when you’re done using a machine, wipe it down with a handy-wipe for the next person. Also, please return any accessories […]

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Feb 8, 2021 Get Connected! | Swim Lessons

Originally Published: Oct 13, 2015 Here at acac Short Pump, we offer Swim Lessons in our salt water pools for all age groups and skill levels.  You can choose private, semi-private or group lessons.  Private Lessons – A private swim lesson package carries six sessions with an experienced swimming instructor. A member receives one-on-one direction from these scheduled lessons. Semi-Private […]

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Feb 8, 2021 acac Advance with Jordan Frank

Originally Published: Nov 08, 2020 Create long-term results through habit and behavior change with this 4-week personal training guided program. Have you been coming to the gym, working out, but feeling like you’re not exactly sure where to go next? You’ve got the technique down, but you need direction and accountability? Jordan Frank, acac Personal Trainer, is […]

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Feb 8, 2021 What Is TRX and Why Should I Be Using It?

Originally Published: Jan 02, 2017 By acac personal trainer Ann Burns Some things to know: ● TRX is for everybody, not just the “super fit” or athletes. ● But, if you are an athlete, did you know it can help improve your athletic performance? ● Simple, but not easy. It is fun and challenging at every level. […]

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Feb 5, 2021 Apple Peanut Butter Smoothie

Originally Published: Oct 19, 2020 From EatingWell.com Apples and peanut butter are a classic pair! Try them blended together in this healthy smoothie recipe, approved by Registered Dietitian Margaret Moses. Ingredients1 cup unsweetened almond milk1 small apple, chopped2 tablespoons natural peanut butter2 teaspoons honey1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon4-6 ice cubes DirectionsCombine almond milk, […]

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Feb 5, 2021 Stop Counting Calories

Originally Published: Feb 01, 2019 By:  Margaret Moses, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist Did your New Year’s Resolution include losing weight?  Stop counting calories and focus on these tips instead: Linger over your meal People who eat slowly are 42% less likely to become overweight than those who ate quickly, according to a 2018 study in the BMJ Open journal. […]

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Feb 5, 2021 Eat Right, Swim Better

Originally Published: Sep 19, 2019 By:  Meghan Boyle, Dietetic Intern, West Chester University for Margaret Moses, MBA, RDN, ACE Certified Health Coach The average swimmer burns 500 calories during 1 hour of swimming, so it is important to fuel yourself properly before and after practice to get the best results! Here are some of the basic […]

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Feb 5, 2021 Supplements – Friend or Foe?

Originally Published: Aug 28, 2019 by Jon Schwartz, Dietetic Intern, Immaculata University for Margaret Moses, Nutritionist, Health Coach Supplements are a large part of today’s world. They claim to improve an individual’s health, physical performance, and happiness, among other benefits. In just the last decade, this multi-million dollar industry increased significantly and is not backing down […]

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Feb 5, 2021 Get Connected! | Lockers

Originally Published: Aug 24, 2015 Get Connected to your Locker! The first thing you’ll need when you visit acac Short Pump is to protect your personal items in a locker. Conveniently, all the lockers work the same, whether you’re in the locker room or outside the group exercise studio. Setting your own combination is a simple process, so let’s […]

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Feb 5, 2021 Get Connected! | Parking at acac Short Pump

Originally Published: Dec 21, 2015 As acac continues to grow, our community is learning about the benefits of our club and dedicating themselves to fitness. With the ever-growing popularity of West Broad Village, we want our members to be aware of all the parking options that are available! There are several places where you can park free: […]

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Feb 4, 2021 Independence Golf Membership FAQ

Originally Published: Mar 08, 2016 Independence Golf Club and acac Fitness and Wellness Center are pleased to announce an exclusive partnership to combine facility amenities in a unique membership offer. We are excited to introduce a membership program that puts a modern spin on the traditional country club model. Learn more below. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS […]

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Feb 4, 2021 Clean Eating Core Principles

Originally Published: Mar 08, 2016 by acac Nutritionist Margaret Moses With each move, the clean eating concept became more refined and developed. Here are the seven core principles of today: 1. Choose whole, natural foods and seek to eliminate or minimize processed foods. Processed foods are anything in a box, bag, can, or package, and although there are […]

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Feb 3, 2021 Sundried Tomato Chicken with Farro

Originally Published: Oct 25, 2019 Fall is in full swing! Cozy up and enjoy this warm dish with your favorite fall flavors. by Sarah Frazier, acac Timonium p.r.e.p. director Ingredients 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped 1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped 1 tbsp paprika 1 […]

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Feb 3, 2021 Turkey Taco Skillet

Originally Published: Mar 13, 2020 Add some spice to your life with this taco-inspired dish! This Turkey Taco Skillet uses common household ingredients for a warm comfort meal. No turkey? Substitute a different protein instead.  by Sarah Frazier, acac Timonium p.r.e.p. director Ingredients Homemade taco seasoning:  1 tbsp chili powder 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp cumin […]

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Feb 3, 2021 What’s a Warm Up…and Why Do I Need One?

Originally Published: Mar 02, 2016 By Nick Lynch, certified personal trainer  Chairs hate me. Any time I sit for more than 30 minutes at the computer, in the car, or even at home on the couch, I can feel myself folding up into a little bundled ball of a person. This is a problem. Being a […]

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Feb 3, 2021 The Importance of a Good Cool Down

Originally Published: May 24, 2017 Whether you took an energizing group exercise class, went for a run, or worked out around the club with a trainer, a good cool down is important! We asked a few of our Group Exercise Directors at acac for their insight. What does a cool down do for you?  Normalizes body functions such […]

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Feb 3, 2021 How to Improve Your Flexibility This Winter

Originally Published: Jan 23, 2020 We all know the importance of stretching before and after physical activity. But did you know that it’s even more important in the wintertime? Cold weather causes our muscles to contract and tighten in order to conserve body heat. This contraction results in stiff joints and a lower range of […]

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Feb 3, 2021 Why You Should Begin Foam Rolling

Originally Published: Mar 07, 2018 Many people go to the gym and rush through their workout without making time to warm up, cool down, or properly stretch. Forgoing these activities results in sore muscles, slower movements, and weaker performance during exercise. Enter the foam roller. A foam roller looks like a Styrofoam tube and can usually be […]

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Feb 3, 2021 On Demand Fitness with acac Instructors and Trainers

We’re thrilled to offer you an extensive library of live stream fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle content at your fingertips—including some of your favorite classes with our own acac instructors and 1:1 sessions with acac personal trainers (1:1s coming soon)! Our library of branded content is growing daily, with favorites including Vinyasa, LaBlast, AfterBurn, Barre, Power Sculpt, […]

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Feb 2, 2021 5 Benefits of Partner Yoga

Yoga is often considered a solo activity – a time for self-reflection, for being quiet and achieving inner peace. Successfully practicing yoga with a partner, however, requires a different set of skills: communication, awareness of others and a sense of cooperation outside the self. Partner yoga may seem intimidating, especially if you’re new to yoga in general. But […]

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Feb 1, 2021 How to Interpret Your InBody Scan

The InBody Body Composition Analyzer goes beyond the scale or traditional BMI testing. A 15 – 120 second scan gives you a complete body composition analysis and allows you to see your fat, muscle, and water levels. But what does it mean? acac Medical Director Dr. Greg Degnan breaks it down for us. Body composition is a much better […]

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Jan 20, 2021 What to Know Before Your First Heated Yoga Class

Published: Jan 09, 2020 Stay warm this winter with heated yoga! Whether you’ve been practicing yoga for years or you are a beginner student, heated yoga will take your practice to the next level. Yoga is considered heated or hot when the room temperature ranges between 80 – 100 degrees F. What are the benefits of heated yoga? Practicing […]

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Dec 23, 2020 Holiday Survival Guide

Originally Published: Dec 16, 2015 & Updated Dec 2020 Although this post was written pre-pandemic, it still holds some great advice for making it through the holidays unscathed. There may be less parties, in person shopping and visiting relatives this year – so use that as time to focus on the blessing that you have […]

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Dec 22, 2020 Enjoy the Holiday Feasts Without Feeling Defeat

Originally Published: Nov 24, 2015 Enjoy the holiday feasts without feeling defeat! Thanksgiving … we can smell the turkey roasting in the oven, taste Grandma’s famous pumpkin pie, and imagine the traditional trimmings that will completely cover our dinner plates. This special day centers around a celebratory meal with an abundance of delicious foods. For those […]

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