Almaden Valley Athletic Club Brings Community Together for National Blood Donor Month and Child Safety

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AVAC's Community Day Offers Health Assessments and Demo Classes; Teams with Stanford Blood Mobile for Blood Donations and San Jose Police Department for Child Safety

On Saturday, January 24, the Almaden Valley Athletic Club (AVAC) will open its doors to the community for a day of fun, family-friendly activities that are designed to promote a well-rounded, safe and healthy lifestyle. AVAC's Community Day will feature educational seminars, specialty classes and mini health assessments including blood pressure, body fat testing and flexibility screening. In honor of National Blood Donor Month, AVAC will team with the Stanford Blood Mobile to enable blood donations from able community members. In addition, the San Jose Police Department will discuss child safety and offer free child fingerprinting.

"Almaden Valley Athletic Club is committed to educating community members about maintaining a healthy lifestyle while encouraging them to give back to the community in a unique way," said Sue Davis, General Manager of AVAC.

AVAC Community Day Schedule:

  • 1:30-5:30 p.m. - Stanford Blood Mobile: blood donation collection, please schedule appointments at
  • 2:00-4:00 p.m. - San Jose Police Department: child safety discussions and free fingerprinting
  • 2:00 p.m. - Water Fitness
  • 2:00 p.m. - Circuit Training/TRX demonstrations
  • 2:00 p.m. - Sculpt
  • 2:30 p.m. - Mini-Boot Camp
  • 2:45 p.m. - ZUMBA
  • 3:00 p.m. - Pilates Mat Class
  • 3:00 p.m. - Speed Ladder demonstration
  • 3:30 p.m. - Nutrition and Lifestyle seminar
  • 3:30 p.m. - Family Hip Hop
  • 4:00 p.m. - BOSU demonstration
  • 4:15 p.m. - Adult Yoga
  • All day - Health assessments for blood pressure, body fat and flexibility
  • All day - Bounce house for children
  • All day - Pilates Reformer Demos
  • All day - Spongeball Junior Tennis

"The New Year is a great time to assess one's health and fitness," said Joe Shank, co-founder and owner of AVAC. "We hope AVAC's Community Day will encourage residents to take advantage of the club's free screenings, seminars and unique classes to ensure a productive and fit 2009."

Throughout the day AVAC will raffle off prizes such as an annual fitness membership, annual tennis membership, and one-month, three-month and six-month memberships along with a 12-week Fit4Life program pass, AVAC Boot Camp program pass, swim school lessons, and tennis lessons for children and adults. Community Day participants may enter to win one of the many prizes during the event activities.

The AVAC Community Day is free and open to the public. The AVAC play-to-learn ChildCare Center will also be open at no charge for parents that wish to take advantage of the free classes. AVAC is located at 5400 Camden Avenue, San Jose, CA. Online registration is recommended. For more information and to register, visit or call (408) 445-4915.

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 as well as MicroFit assessment. 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

Crisel Ortiz
MSR Communications


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