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Are you a personal trainer, group fitness instructor or other practicing fitness professional? Thought leaders from ACE and throughout the industry will keep you on the forefront of fitness with the latest research, best practices, and innovative tools and techniques to boost your fitness career. Plus get practical information, insight and tips in the areas of functional movement, strength training, cardio training, core training, metabolic conditioning, performance training, group exercise, small group training, mind-body, behavior change, coaching and motivation for lasting results with clients.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

20-Minute At-home Bodyweight Circuit

Wondering how you can help your clients stay active during the always-hectic holidays? Share this workout with your clients before the holiday season to help them burn off those extra calories while getting a total-body challenge. This 20-minute, at-home body-weight circuit is just what they need to stay motivated and continue making progress toward their health and fitness goals.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

7 Signs You’re Meant to Be a Group Fitness Instructor

If you’ve been thinking a lot about how fun it might be to teach your own fitness classes, ACE Certified pro Chris Freytag outlines seven signs you should look for before you make the fitness jump.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Balance Training for the Glutes and Abs

Does your training regimen include a balance component? Considering that balance training has been shown to reduce the risk of falls (especially in older adults) and improve dynamic balance in both athletes and non-athletes, incorporating this type of training could be a wise choice. ACE Certified pro Sabrena Merrill explains an easy way to test your balance, and presents four great exercises that are sure to keep you steady on your feet.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Improve Your Skin Health with Exercise and Nutrition

If you need yet another reason to get motivated to step up your nutrition and fitness, add amazing, glowing, healthy skin to the list. The Nutrition Twins explain the types of exercise and specific foods you should choose to improve the health and appearance of your skin.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Essential Business Systems That Save Both Time and Money

Looking for ways to streamline your business tasks and free up more of your valuable time? All businesses are built upon systems. Here are the most important systems you need for saving time, staying organized and growing client relationships.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Top Exercises for Strong Glutes and a Pain-free Back

Strong and well-developed glutes not only look great, but can help protect the lower back from injury during daily activities and sports. Biomechanics expert Justin Price demonstrates several eccentric strengthening exercises that can help develop great-looking glutes and a pain-free lower back.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Obesity Weighing Down Military Recruiting Efforts

Every day, young Americans whose greatest wish is to serve their country are turned away at recruiting stations because they are too overweight to join up. Drew Littman, policy director for the Campaign to End Obesity, argues that we must ensure that youth have access to the necessary preventative tools that enable them to eat better, exercise more and address the obesity epidemic that has now risen to become a national security issue.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Military Boot Camp-inspired Plank Workout

We are so grateful to the brave men and women who serve at home and around the world, who have sacrificed so much for the freedoms we enjoy. Not only are we grateful for your service, we are inspired by your commitment to fitness. The following military-inspired plank workout was created by ACE Salute You Scholarship recipient, Valetta SuRae, an Army veteran and ACE Certified Personal Trainer.

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Thursday, November 06, 2014

Top Exercises for Pain-free Knees

Is there a secret to developing strong, great-looking legs without increasing the risk of painful knees? Biomechanics expert Justin Price offers his top exercises for building great-looking legs while minimizing the risk of injury and knee pain.

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Thursday, November 06, 2014

How to Create a Diabetes Intervention and Prevention Exercise Program

More than 29 million Americans have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, which means at some point in your career you will likely work with clients who suffer from this chronic disease. In recognition of National Diabetes Month, we spoke with ACE pro Jacqueline Sinke, who shares detailed information about her Diabetes Intervention and Prevention (DIP) Exercise Program, and explains how you can create effective exercise programs for your clients with diabetes.

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