Q&A with Center for Health & Fitness Personal Trainer – Aidan Acuff
Thursday, December 9, 2021

Aidan is one of Beach Cities Health District’s Center for Health & Fitness (CHF) personal trainers who specializes in working with older adults for weight management and muscle building – he also teaches small group training classes. Aidan’s experience includes 14 years of natural bodybuilding - he is a lightweight state champion - and his passion for fitness has inspired him to earn a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science. Aidan’s personal fitness philosophy is: injured or elite, there is no physical state from which a person cannot improve. 

Q: What is your favorite thing about your career? 

A:  It's not a 9-5 job. I’m not cut out for that, not at all. 


Q: What is your favorite family holiday tradition? 

A: As a family, we used to gift each other ridiculous T-shirts at Christmas with funny slogans and sayings on them. 


Q: What are some of your hobbies? 

A: Working out, definitely! Watching sports, and honestly, that’s about it! 


Q: If you were a superhero, what power would you have? 

A: Mind control. 


Q: What is your favorite game, or sport, to watch or play? 

A: College football. Period. I am obsessed with it - I pay attention every year. I follow Ohio State —that’s my team —and every year they’re competitive so that makes it fun to watch. 


Q: What is your proudest accomplishment? 

A: Actually, I trained a patient who had recently undergone back surgery – he couldn’t move much because he'd been sedentary for six months – we were able to get him to walk again and improve his functionality. 


Q: How would your friends describe you? 

A: Class clown type; appear low-key when you first meet me, but the more you start getting me to talk, the sillier I become.