Mike Lutes

My weight is something I have struggled with my entire life, from childhood to high school to college and into adulthood (although some would argue I never actually became an adult!). Many times, I have lost significant amounts of weight only to gain it all back. I joined HAC when it opened in June 2007.…

Anupa Smit

“You are overweight.” I will never forget hearing those words come from my doctor. As someone who has always been fairly active, I never thought I would ever become overweight. After having three children and gaining more than 60 pounds, I decided that I needed to make some changes. I’d attended a birthday party at…

Dance Summer Programming: What is it and why do it?

New to HAC this summer is our full-day dance program. Instead of a camp format, this program will run more like an all-day pre-season for a high school sports team. Dancers will arrive in the morning, then focus on specific techniques throughout the day so as not to over-tire the muscle or the dancer, but to…

4 Super Simple Exercises

with HAC Personal Trainer Dee Pathak Side Plank with Leg Lift Begin in a side plank position on your forearm. Raise and lower your top leg 10 times. Flip so that you are in a side plank using the other arm for support. Raise and lower your top leg 10 times. Repeat this process until…

60 is the New 40

Patti and I head to the free weight area to take some pictures for her article, and it’s crowded. Iron’s pumping all around us, the sound of grunts and weight clinking echoes throughout, and the intimidation factor is alive and well. But it doesn’t seem to faze her one bit: she heads to her go-to…

The Teal Pumpkin Project

By Lisa Luck & Garrett Powell Halloween is a time to dress up and scare your neighbors, but for parents of children with food allergies, that isn’t the only frightening thing. Food allergies are very serious and can be life-threatening. Approximately 1 in 13 children in the United States has some type of food allergy.…