Amherst Athletic Club is owned and operated by Larry Kelley, Donna Kelley and Kirik Jenness. So at anytime during our extensive hours of operation, an owner is on site.AAC grew out of Karate Health Fitness Center which was founded in 1982 at the Mt. Farms Mall ( now better known as Wal Mart ) and moved to Amherst a year later. All of the owners are former top-rated karate competitors with a Umass background in Exercise Science and Sport Management."Big Enough To Own The Best Equipment But Small Enough To Know Your Name" is our motto. We strive to make exercise an enjoyable experience, so you will make it a routine part of your life. Aerobics classes are a great way to get, or stay, in shape. Music, mirrors, an exuberant instructor and a sense of camaraderie helps makes the time go by. Amherst Athletic Club has the largest aerobics room in the Valley We also have state-of-the-art computerized exercise machines and in great enough number so you never have to wait in line.