How Basim Changed His Life at AVAC®

Basim was overweight and pre-diabetic for 20 years when he finally decided to seek help from John Kensit, Certified Personal Trainer at Almaden Valley Athletic Club®. Click HERE for more information about working out with John Kensit, Personal Trainer.

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Delta Kappa Gamma’s Newest Member

Mary Ann Smith, AVAC’s Wellness Director and Senior Fitness Trainer, was recently honored with an induction into the educator sorority Delta Kappa Gamma – promoting professional and personal growth and excellent in education. Delta Kappa Gamma endows scholarships for graduate study and informs its members of current economic, social, political and educational issues to participate... Continue Reading →

The Perfect Sport for Middle-Aged Adults

   Sure, pickleball is FUN (obviously!) but according to a recent article published in Recreation Management, it's an ideal sport for middle-aged adults. Here's why... The research involved recruiting 15 middle-aged to older men and women (40 to 85 years of age). To quantify the acute cardiovascular and metabolic responses to pickleball, participants wore a... Continue Reading →

3 Questions for Parents of Teens

  Parents of Teens! Ask yourself these 3 questions: Does your teen spend a chunk of time on a cell phone, a computer, or playing video games? Have you noticed your teenager slouching, or perhaps hunching over while enjoying screen time? Are you looking for a way to help your teenager improve his or her... Continue Reading →

Pilates: Where Should I Start?

You’ve probably heard of PILATES, and you might have seen a Pilates reformer or even that intimidating-looking device in the upstairs studio (aka the Pilates Cadillac) but chances are if you haven’t done a class before you might not know exactly where to begin, which class to attend, or what to expect.     Luckily, Bess... Continue Reading →

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