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Please note our adjusted hours for Thursday, July 4th. 

December 2017 Events Calendar

Join us for some fun around the club this month! Download a copy of the calendar here.


*Register in advance.

Jingle Elf Run*
Friday, December 1 | 6:30pm | Downtown West Chester | $12-22
The Jingle Elf Run is the perfect way to kick off the festivities at the QVC West Chester Christmas Parade. With children’s races, a two-mile run, and a one-mile walk, there’s enough fun for the whole family to enjoy while you prepare for the holiday spectacle ahead. Sign up to run with team acac and receive a free shirt to sport during the race! Contact Seth at sethgi@acac.com to sign up for our team and be sure to register for the race online at runccrs.com.

Back Strength Mini Clinic*
Saturdays, December 2 & 16 | 11am | Functional Training Area | FREE
A strong back means a strong core, decreased risk of lumbar pain and injury, and improved appearance. Learn how to train your back safely and effectively to enjoy these benefits! Email Jonathan at jonathansl@acac.com to sign up.

 Shop & Drop*
Sundays, December 3, 10 & 17 | 2-5pm | Adventure Central | $10 per family
Children enjoy games, sports, swimming, movies and fun while parents enjoy time to Christmas shop! Families may register for one fun day per month. Email wcspecialevents@acac.com to register. The first 40 registrants will be admitted. Due to the popularity of the program, there is a $20 no-show charge per child. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance.

Reiki Level II Certification*
Sunday, December 3 | 2-5pm | Barre Studio | $130
Earn your Reiki Certification at acac West Chester! You will learn a basic knowledge about Reiki history and the Usui Reiki Method of this hands-on healing art. Register at Member Services.

Stretching Mini Clinic*
Mondays, December 4 & 11 | 10am | Functional Training Area | FREE
Wednesday, December 20 | 10am | Functional Training Area | FREE
Learn the importance of stretching pre- and post-workout and how to incorporate basic stretches into everyday activities. Email Tyler at tylerad@acac.com to sign up.

Post-p.r.e.p. Guide*
Mondays, December 4 & 18 | 12pm | Conference Room | FREE
This presentation with Connie Ludwig and Liz Pacchiarotti will help you in continuing your fitness journey after p.r.e.p. Email Connie at constancel@acac.com or Liz at elizabethpac@acac.com to email.

Pre-School Swim Lessons*
Begin Tuesday, December 5 | 9:15am | Aquatics Center | $68.50 FM | $75 M
Kids can learn to swim while at Kids Zone! An acac swim instructor will pick the kids up at Kids Zone and take them to the pool for a lesson. Contact Connie at connieg@acac.com for more information.

Garden Club
Tuesday, December 5 | 9:30am | Karate Studio | FREE
Join the acac Garden Club for a general discussion on all things gardening! No sign up necessary.

Holiday Craft Fair
Wednesday, December 6 | 9am-12pm and 4-7pm | Lobby
Browse our craft fair for various homemade items – perfect for holiday gifts!

Women & Weights Mini Clinic*
Wednesdays, December 6 & 13 | 9am | Functional Training Area | FREE
Monday, December 18 | 9am | Functional Training Area | FREE
Eliminate the intimidation of weightlifting! You’ll learn the basics of strength training and how to incorporate it into your workout routine for increased energy, improved bone health, and an aid to weight loss. Email Tyler at tylerad@acac.com to sign up.

Thursday, December 7 | 10:30am | Studio B | FREE
Monday, December 18 | 7pm | Studio B | FREE
Les Mills BODYPUMP is the original barbell workout that focuses on low weight and repetitions to burn fat and gain strength. Learn how to set up your bar and station, what weight to use, and the basic mechanics of the class. Email lisaro@acac.com or ellenr@acac.com to sign up.

Kids Night Out*
Fridays, December 8, 15 & 22 | 6-9pm | Adventure Central | FREE w/ Family Membership
Children enjoy games, sports, swimming, movies and fun while parents enjoy time out on the town! FREE with family membership! Families may register for one fun night per month. Registration is online only at acac.com. Ask us how to get set up today! Due to popularity of the program, there is a $20 no-show charge per child. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance.

PJs with Santa
Friday, December 8 | 6-8pm | Main Gym | FREE w/ Family Membership
Join us for a magic show with The Amazing Spaghetti at 6:15pm, along with balloon art, face painting, crafts, reindeer snacks, and a visit from Santa himself! No registration required. If you’d like to bring a non-member guest, please bring a book to donate to a child in need.

Holiday Craft Time with Kathi*
Saturday, December 9 | 9:30am | Adventure Central | $15 per child; $25 per family
Drop the kids off at Kids Zone for a special craft workshop this holiday season! Crafts make great gifts for family, friends, teachers, and more. Led by Kathi J., Kids Zone Craft Master. For children ages 3 and up. Email wcspecialevents@acac.com to register. Maximum class size 10 students.

Extreme 30 Small Group Training*
Thursdays at 6:15pm, Fridays at 6am, Saturdays at 10:30am & 11:15am | Conference Room
This 30-minute advanced conditioning class will build strength and ramp up your metabolism using kettlebells, TRX, ropes, and more. For more info or to sign up, contact Dawn at dawnt@acac.com.
4 sessions for $92
8 sessions for $168
12 sessions for $240
Try your first session free!

Book Club
Monday, December 11 | 1:30pm | Conference Room | FREE
Join the S’myelin Book Club for a discussion on “My Notorious Life” by Kate Manning. No sign up required.

Kids Holiday Movie Night (EV)*
Monday, December 11 | 5-8pm | Eagleview Kids Zone | FREE w/ Family Membership
Drop your kids off for a holiday movie night in Kids Zone while you enjoy a night out on the town or a chance to get holiday shopping done! For children ages 2 and up. Register in advance by emailing evspecialevents@acac.com.

Intro to Cycle*
Tuesday, December 12 | 10:30am | Cycle Studio | instructed by Kirsten M. | FREE
Wednesday, December 13 | 7pm | Cycle Studio | instructed by Donna Du. | FREE
Have you been eager to try group cycling but don’t know how to get started? This 45 minute intro is the perfect opportunity to get acclimated to the bike and indoor cycle class. We begin with individual bike set-up then move to specifics of the indoor cycle class including comfort in the saddle, cues, use of the monitor, and reaching your goals with a non-impact workout! You’ll experience a brief ride and have the opportunity to ask questions. You’ll walk away from class ready to have the safest, most engaging and effective ride – while getting a fantastic workout! Contact kirstenmu@acac.com or donnadu@acac.com to sign up in advance. Guided by Kirsten Murray, Johnny G./Mad Dogg Athletics Spinning Instructor since 1999 and Donna Dufoe, ACE Personal Trainer.

Ballroom Basics*
Tuesday, December 12 | 12pm | Studio B | FREE
Join us to learn the basic steps, posture, and footwork of a variety of dance styles including salsa, bachata, cha cha, swing, ballroom, and more. Led by Julie Berger of Salsa in the Suburbs Dance Studio. Each class theme will be determined by the students. Vote for whichever dance you want to learn and Julie will teach you! No partner or previous dance experience required. Classes are free and open to all members. Please sign up in advance at Member Services. Walk-ins welcome!

 Jingle Jog (EV)*
Wednesday, December 13 | 4pm | Eagleview | FREE
Meet Personal Trainer Kaitie Jacoby in the lobby then join her for a light jog through the Eagleview Town Center! Great for all levels. Sign up in advance at the front desk.

Candlelit Yin Yoga*
Wednesday, December 13 | 7:15pm | Yoga Studio | $10
Join Kristen Smith for a Candlelit Yin Yoga practice to celebrate the approaching Winter Solstice. As we move into the darker months of the year, it is a perfect opportunity to get quiet and to turn within. The practice of Yin is an opportunity to cultivate awareness of inner silence, and to increase a more contemplative, non-reactive mind. Kristen will lead you through passive poses to open the body to more flexibility by focusing on the body’s connective tissues. Register in advance at Member Services.

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays | 11:30am – 1:30pm | Main Gym | FREE
Fun for all ages, pickleball combines the elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis with a low impact benefit. Played with a hard paddle, wiffle ball, and low net, it’s perfect for all ages and abilities. Pickleball is set up in the Main Gym and is free for acac members.

Flashback Friday Happy Hour Class
Friday, December 15 | 5:30pm | Studio A | FREE
In honor of acac’s 15 year anniversary here in West Chester, join us for a special dance class featuring some of the top hits from 2002 through today! Our dance and Zumba teams will be combining for a fun evening with light refreshments that you won’t want to miss. All attendees will be entered to win a $50 lululemon gift card!

Storytime with Santa (EV)*
Saturday, December 16 | 10am | Eagleview | FREE w/ Family Membership
Come and enjoy some breakfast treats and hear a story read by Santa himself! Parents are welcome. Please sign up in advance at the front desk. Drop off a wrapped book with your child’s name on it by December 15th and Santa will give it to them at Storytime!

Strolling with Shelly
Wednesdays | 10:30am | p.r.e.p. area | FREE
Walk your way to health with this 30-minute outdoor stroll led by p.r.e.p. team member and personal trainer Shelly Miller!

Kids Day Off*
Friday, December 22 | 12-6:30pm | Adventure Central | $32
Tuesday, December 26-Friday, December 29 | 8am-6:30pm | Adventure Central | $52 What are your kids doing while school is out? Drop them off at acac and they’ll enjoy jumping in the jump zone, climbing in spider mountain, creating a craft, exercising in the gym, swimming, and much more! For children in kindergarten through 8th grade.

Hydro Rock IT
Saturdays | 8:30am | Activity Pool | FREE
High intensity interval training will rock your body! You will work harder than you do on land due to the cooling effect of the water and the buoyancy that protects your joints. Great cross-training for all fitness enthusiasts.

Sunday, December 31 | 9:30am | Eagleview | FREE
Join Allie for a special NYE BODYCOMBAT workout followed by mimosas! No sign up necessary.

Countdown to Noon
Sunday, December 31 | 10:30am-12pm | Adventure Central | FREE
Join us for a New Year’s celebration the whole family can enjoy! We’re counting down with crafts, face painting, snacks, and a party at noon! Open to members and non-members!