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AVACĀ® Celebrates Family Health and Fitness Day USA with Free Community Open House

Free Demo Classes, Health Assessments and Nutritional Tips to Encourage Healthy, Fit Families

San Jose, CA, September 10, 2009 --( On Saturday, September 26, the Almaden Valley Athletic Club® (AVAC) will open its doors from 10am to 3pm to the Bay Area community to celebrate Family Health and Fitness Day USA. The free event is designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle for families by offering physical activities and nutritional education by Whole Foods Market. Highlights include family hikes, specialty fitness classes, and health assessments including body fat testing, blood pressure screening and gait analysis. The Child Care Center will feature a carnival with face painting, silly hair-dos and a bounce house.

“AVAC continues its commitment to educating the community by identifying and localizing national issues such as childhood health and family fitness,” said Joe Shank, Owner and CEO of AVAC. “We aim to provide attendees with the tools they need to make healthy lifestyle choices such as eating mindfully, being active and fit, and spending quality time together.”

Event activities are designed for all ages and fitness levels. Attendees may participate in the following activities:

8:00am – Family Hike at Quicksilver Park (meet at McAbee Road entrance)
10:00am – 2:00pm: Body Fat Testing (appointment necessary)
10:00am – 2:00pm: Blood Pressure Testing (appointment necessary)
10:00am – 2:00pm: MicroFit Fitness Assessment (appointment necessary)
10:00am – 2:00pm: Personal Training (30 minute sessions)
10:00am – 10:45am: Family ZUMBA
10:00am – 10:45am: Tummies & Tushies
10:45am – 11:30am: Bollywood
11:00am – Noon: Cardio Tennis
11:00am – Noon: Pilates
11:30am – 12:15pm: ZUMBA Gold
12:30pm – 1:45pm: Yoga
1:00pm – 2:45pm: Running Gait Analysis
2:00pm- 2:45pm: Mini Soccer Boot Camp

Attendees may enter to win valuable raffle prizes that include free swim and tennis lessons and AVAC fitness memberships. Whole Foods Market will distribute specialty coupons and popchips will offer samples of its all-natural healthy snacks.

The event is free and open to the public. AVAC is located at 5400 Camden Avenue, San Jose, CA. Some activities require registration before the event. To register online, visit For more information about AVAC, visit

About the Almaden Valley Athletic Club
The Almaden Valley Athletic Club (AVAC), is the Bay Area's premier, award-winning family facility that offers total health, fitness and wellness programs for all ages. AVAC's resort-style facility features luxurious amenities, Pilates, swimming, tennis and social activities as well as a 1,500 square-foot ChildCare facility with play-to-learn activities. The 6,000 square-foot Fitness Center offers the latest workout equipment with Cardio Theatre. Certified personal trainers offer one-on-one training and certified fitness instructors teach a variety of group classes. AVAC houses its own 1200 square-foot STOTT PILATES™ studio. AVAC offers a retractable roof teaching pool for year-round swimming lessons and a 25-yard outdoor swimming pool. Winner of the coveted USTA Club of the Year award, AVAC hosts numerous tennis programs on its 11 lighted tennis courts. AVAC is home to the largest Bay Area Senior Wellness program fostering senior fitness with workshops, seminars, group exercise classes and social events. For more information, please visit

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Almaden Valley Athletic Club
Crisel Ortiz
(415) 989-9000

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