Turkey Burn Work Out Friday November 29th!
Holiday Giving Season at the AFC!
IM for Breast Cancer Meet. Pool Closures November 1-3
The AFC will be hosting a youth swim meet November 1-3, 2019. Listed below are the dates and projected “target times” for each day.
Friday November 1st: The Lap Pool, Therapy Pool, Sauna & Hot Tub will all close at 5:00pm. These facilities will not reopen.
Saturday November 2nd: The Lap Pool, Sauna & Hot Tub will be closed during the meet. The therapy pool is available, between 7am and 5:30pm, with very limited space and availability. The end of the meet is projected to be 1:00pm. We will open the lap pool when the meet finishes, for whatever time remains, until 5:30pm.
Sunday November 3rd: The Lap Pool, Sauna & Hot Tub will be closed during the meet. The therapy pool is available, between 12 noon and 4:30pm, with very limited space and availability. The end of the meet is projected to be 1:00pm. We will open when the meet finishes, for whatever time remains, until 4:30pm.
Lost and Found Clean Out
Did you forget something?
Now is the time to check the Lost and Found for your missing items!
All remaining items past October 31st will be donated to charity.
Lap Pool Closed for Pumpkin Head Swim Meet Sat Oct. 26
Fitness 101 for Beginners
*Regular exercise can help you control your weight, reduce your risk of heart disease, and strengthen your bones and muscles. But if it’s been awhile since you’ve exercised and you have health issues or concerns, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor before starting a new exercise routine.
Cardiovascular activity, strength conditioning, and flexibility training create balance. These don’t all have to be done at once, but doing each on a regular basis will result in balanced fitness.
- Cardiovascular activity. Start by doing an aerobic activity, like walking or running, for a sustained 20-30 minutes, four to five times a week. To ensure you’re working at an optimum level, try the “talk test”: Make sure you can carry on a basic level of conversation without being too winded. But if you can easily sing a song, you’re not working hard enough.
- Strength conditioning. Start by doing one set of exercises targeting each of the major muscle groups. Bryant suggests using a weight at which you can comfortably perform the exercise eight to 12 times in a set. When you think you can handle more, gradually increase either the weight, the number of repetitions, or number of sets. To maximize the benefits, do strength training at least twice a week. Never work the same body part two days in a row.
- Flexibility training. The American College on Exercise recommends doing slow, sustained static stretches three to seven days per week. Each stretch should last 10-30 seconds.
Fall Fitness is Here!
Fall Fitness is here!
Fall is finally here! You may be excited about Halloween and Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but have you thought about your fitness? Fall is a great time to start a fitness plan – you’ll be setting up good habits before the winter months, so you can stay in shape all year round! Use Fall Fitness as a Springboard
Getting into shape now is a great idea if you want to keep fit over the winter period. Your body takes around a month to adapt to a new training regime, so starting now allows you to get used to training before the winter chill. This means you’ll be more likely to stick with it through the colder (and more calorific!) months, so you can train straight through winter and into the warmer months.
Try not to get bored or stuck in a rut with your training routine. Mix it up with the types of exercise you do, joining a class is a great way to keep things interesting. Try yoga, bootcamp, pilates, spin or our New Les Mills Virtual Classes!
2019 Membership Special! October 1st – October 12th. Waived Joining Fee!
Back to School Fitness Tips
Back to School Fitness Tips
1. Schedule Your Workouts!
Whether or not you get an adrenaline rush from crossing things off a list, most parents need a to-do list and schedule to stay sane. Plan your workout times in advance and put it on a calendar or to-do list. Then use the power of technology to remind you it’s time to exercise!
2. Seek Accountability
Find a workout buddy. This holds you accountable, makes workouts more enjoyable, and can even create a little fun competition to keep you going. If a workout buddy isn’t an option, find someone to check in with you about your exercising and eating habits. Knowing someone will ask is often a good enough motivator.
3. PLAY With Your Kids
You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again. Play with and enjoy your kiddos. If you’re tired and need extra motivation, remember that sitting kills, and even just walking by them while they play on the playground will improve your health.
My parents were always outside playing with us, and our activities changed as we aged. They pushed us on the swings and played in the sandbox with us. Even if you aren’t a pro at sports, rebounding your son or daughter’s basketball can be great quality time and a chance for you to MOVE! Active video games, bike rides, and walks are also good options.