October events calendar | acac short pump

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RIDE into Fall Start!
Month of October (10/01 – 10/31)

For the month of October, take a trip to the mountains during our EDGE Cycle Studio Classes by riding a total of 225 miles to Blacksburg, Virgina from acac RVA! FREE to participate. All participants are welcome to attend a social on Friday, 11/1 at 6:30PM to celebrate our accomplishment! Pick up your tracker in the EDGE Cycle Studio starting Monday, September 30.

Healthy Horizons
Tuesday, October 1 | 12:00PM
Mind Body Studio | FREE
Open to Non-Members

This month’s speaker is Marie Kolendo, the CEO of the Alzheimer’s Assoc. of Richmond. She will be presenting a program entitled, “Ten Ways to Love Your Brain”. The free luncheon begins at 12pm in the Mind/Body studio. Register at the front desk.

Group Swim Lessons
Tuesdays | 5:00-7:00pm
Thursdays | 6:00 – 6:45PM
Aquatics Center | Prices Vary

All classes meet one time per week for 4 weeks. Open to members and non-members. Contact us for more information & to sign up for group swim lessons. Learn more at https://acac.com/short-pump/aquatics/swim-lessons/

National Coffee Day
Tuesday, October 1 | 8:00AM
Table in the Lobby

In celebration of #NationalCoffeeDay stop by the lobby for a cup of coffee and some coffee flavored treats.

*while supplies last!

Balance Class with Zach Boland
Mondays & Wednesdays | 11:35AM – 12:20PM
Mind Body Studio

Come join the p.r.e.p. team for balance class on October 16 in the Mind Body Studio. This class will help you regain and keep your balance in check. We will utilize many different types of balance exercises so that you can increase your coordination and control.

FREE! Group Training Demos
Friday, October 4
Saturday, October 12 & 20
Meets on the Mezzanine

Have you seen the advertisements for group training sessions and wondered what they are all about? Come try for free! Each class meets on the Mezzanine. Please arrive 5 minutes earlier than class time and be prepared to work out! Questions? Contact Lisa: lisasa@acac.com.

Strength Training Session:
Fri. Oct. 4 at 8:15am with Lisa

“Boot Camp” Style Classes (combining strength training and metabolic conditioning):
Sat. Oct. 12 at 8:15am with Chip
Sun. Oct. 20 at 2:30pm with Allison

Pickleball Lessons
Fridays | 9:15 – 10:30AM
Squash Courts

Interested in pickleball but haven’t had the chance to give it a try? Join acac Squash Coordinator and Coach, Lynne de Wet, for a lesson! Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis.

New Time! Power RIDE
Fridays | 5:30 – 6:20PM
EDGE Cycle Studio

Ready to take it to the next level? Train like a machine in this 50 minute workout. Track your performance in real time, with our Power Board, and drive toward your personal best. This RIDE offers steeper hills, longer races, and less recovery time between intervals.

Dolphin Babies
Saturdays | 9:00 – 9:30AM
Aquatics Center
Member | $60
Non-member | $72

A parent/child introduction to the water for ages 6 months to 2 ½ years. Four, 30-minute group lessons.

TRX Basic Training
Saturday, October 5 | 11:30AM – 12:30PM
Meets on Mezzanine | FREE

Learn the foundations of TRX Suspension training with personal trainer, Zachary Holland. We will cover proper warm up/cool down techniques, a variety of full body exercises, simple operating instructions, and basic concepts that will carry over to advanced exercise.

Fit4Mom
Mondays | 5:30 – 6:15pm
Mind Body Studio

Fitness class for BOTH pre-natal and postpartum Moms. This class combines cardio, strength work and appropriate core work to help strengthen and tone the body both during and after pregnancy. Clients must be cleared for exercise by their physician.

Introduction to Basic Weight Training Machines with Leo
Tuesday, October 8 | 12:00PM
Meets in p.r.e.p. Area

A free mini clinic on how to use the basic circuit of strength training machines in the PREP area. Geared for people brand new to any kind of weight training, scared to try machines on their own. No registration required.

Kids Morning Out
Thursday, October 10 | 9:30am – 12:00pm

Kids will enjoy crafts, free play, & a snack in Kids Zone! FREE for members. Registration is required. Children 3-12yrs old.

One Love Foundation Workshop: Behind the Post
Thursday, October 10 | 6:30PM

A workshop hosted by acac and One Love on the impact social media plays in teen relationships. FREE to attend for all high-school aged teens & parents. One Love was founded in honor of Yeardley Love: A young woman who tragically lost her life at 22. Her death was completely preventable. Our mission is to make sure that it doesn’t happen to others. REGISTER: acac.com/workshop

Zumba Fundraiser for Venezuela
Saturday, October 12 | 10:15AM – 12:15AM
Large Group Exercise Studio
Members can bring a friend for FREE!

Get ready to MOVE! Join Zumba fitness instructors for a special FREE two-hour Zumba Fitness Dance Party! We will have all your favorite rhythms – salsa, cumia, merengue, bhangra, reggaeton, bachata, and soca, just to name a few! All we need it YOU to get the party started.

Les Mills Launch Week
10/19 – 10/25

Experience the newest Les Mills releases at all your favorite classes. Our instructors have been working hard with all new choreography, moves, and music. Members can bring a guest for FREE to any of the launch classes.

Spooktacular Saturday
Saturday, October 19 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Kids Zone | FREE

Drop the kids off at Kids Zone to enjoy fun games, a spooky snack, and a Halloween themed craft!
Pack Walk with Beth Howell
Sunday, October 20 | 9:00AM

Join Personal Trainer, Beth Howell, and her two pups, Lars & Freya, on a walk around West Broad Village! We will walk approximately 1.5 – 2 miles followed by a quick hydration break at the club! Please be sure to bring water, your pup’s leash & your walking shoes. Registration on acac’s website.

Aquatics Center Closed for Cleaning 10/21 through 10/28

Make Your Own Trail Mix Bar
Tuesday, October 22 & Wednesday, October 23 | 11:00AM – 1:00PM
Meets in p.r.e.p. Area

Stop by the p.r.e.p. area and enjoy a healthy snack. We will have a trail mix bar available to make your own trail mix.

Coffee with Nurse Dan
Wednesday, October 23 | 10:30AM
Meets in p.r.e.p. Area

Join Nurse Dan in the p.r.e.p. area for a coffee and fun conversation.

Walk With a Doc
Wednesday, October 23 | 5:30 – 6:30PM

acac has teamed up with Bon Secours Health Systems to present a national movement called “Walk with a Doc”. These Doctor-led walking groups are a safe, fun, and FREE place to get some steps, learn about health, and meet new friends. Keep and eye on who the physician will be!

Zumba Gold PINK Party Class
Thursday, October 24 | 10:45AM

Join us for our annual Zumba Gold® Party in Pink to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation! This is for everyone; Zumba lovers and newbies alike! Zumba Gold has a a ton of energy and is low impact. Come find out what all the fuss is about!

Kids Night Out
Saturday, October 26 | 5:30 – 8:00pm

Drop your child off for free play and crafts while you escape for a few hours of free time! Registration required. For ages 3-12 years old. Free for members.

National Candy Corn Day
Wednesday, October 30

Happy Halloween! Track or Treat
Thursday, October 31 | 10:30AM & 3:30PM

Team members will be dressed in their favorite Halloween costumes to hand out candy to kids around the track!