To the Editor: ACAC’s Missed Opportunity

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Since moving to Crozet a year ago, I have been unable to find any exercise classes that I can attend close to home after work. Although I swim and bike in the summer, during the winter I much prefer classes to working out on machines. Jazzercise is held mid-morning at a local church, PT Plus classes are held during the day, and Anytime Fitness has no classes at all. I was extremely excited to hear that ACAC was coming to Crozet, because of the wide variety of classes they offer at both existing Charlottesville facilities.

I joined ACAC Crozet at the earliest opportunity (at the July 18 open house), and have been eagerly awaiting the opening of the facility. Imagine my disappointment when I stopped by Old Trail this weekend and picked up the planned class schedule. There is only ONE afternoon class all week, and ONE early morning class! I work daily from 8 am to 4 pm, as do many (most?) Crozet residents! I just cannot imagine why ACAC is planning so few classes for the after-work crowd. There should be at least one late afternoon/early evening class daily, so that people can maintain a regular exercise schedule.

I sincerely hope ACAC will reconsider its class schedule and will add Aerobics, Nia, Zumba, and/or Yoga classes during after-work hours. I think many more people will join if they make their health club more worker-friendly.

Clover Carroll
Crozet