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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, October 01, 2014

The Surprising Reason You May Not Be Getting Results

Do you dread your workouts? Turns out your body knows if you do—and you may be negating many of the benefits simply because you view exercise as a “have to” instead of a “want to.” Learn why you can’t get by on willpower and forcing yourself to exercise—and how you can instead find joy and enthusiasm that will help you get the most from your workouts.

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Strength Training Pre-Workout Nutrition Guidelines

Before hitting the gym and lifting weights, you need to prepare your body for the demands of weight training. Depending on how much time you have for your pre-workout meal before you train will determine what and how much you can eat. Here are some great, time-specific suggestions to help you optimally prepare for your next workout.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

8 Signs You're Meant to Be a Health Coach

Have you been considering expanding your career or starting a new one altogether? If you find yourself drawn to the health coaching profession, chances are you possess certain characteristics that inspire you to want to help other live their most fit lives. Here are eight signs that you were meant to be a great health coach.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

4 Things Health and Fitness Professionals Need to Know About the Apple Watch

Excited about the new iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch? ACE Chief Science Officer Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.D., attended Apple’s launch event earlier this month and shares his thoughts on how the Apple Watch will affect health and fitness professionals.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

8 Exercises Every Woman Should Be Doing

Women who regularly hit the weights experience a wide range of health, fitness and quality-of-life benefits. But it can be a challenge to know how to get started. Here are eight female-friendly moves that are particularly beneficial to women (although men should be doing them, too!), so get some friends together and head to the gym!

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Monday, September 29, 2014

6 Types of Metabolic Damage Caused by High-intensity Workouts

High intensity workouts are everywhere because they are proven to show results. However, it is important to understand the strain these exercises can put on your body, including metabolic damage. ACE Certified Pro Pete McCall shares the science of how high intensity workouts with improper recovery time could be harmful.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Improve Your Strength and Mobility With These TRX Moves

There’s no question that mobility is essential to being able to move and perform well, whether in sports or in life. But it can be a challenge to stay focused on doing basic mobility exercises, so ACE Certified pro Elizabeth Andrews created these strength and mobility exercises using the TRX Suspension Trainer. These fun and creative exercises also challenge strength and stability in all planes of motion, so you can get more done in less time.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Anti-aging Benefits of Exercise

Today’s active aging market is the largest growing fitness demographic in the industry, with more than 10,000 people in North American turning 65 years old each day. Scientific research suggests that, of the five types of aging—chronological, functional, biological, psychological and social—exercise can have a tremendously positive effect on four of them. To help kick off Active Aging week, let’s take a closer look at the researched anti-aging benefits of exercise.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Strength Training Workout for Beginners

The gym can be an intimidating place, especially for women who are new to resistance training. Free weights, barbells and cable machines all look like torture devices to a newcomer, and the fear of “looking silly” or like you don’t know what you’re doing may hold you back. Here are a few tips and six beginner exercises targeting each major muscle group to get you or your client started.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Seven Highly Effective Habits of Healthy People

Have you ever noticed that some people just seem to know how to live healthfully and do all the right things? While a healthy lifestyle comes naturally to some, others have to work at it. Here are seven highly effective health habits that, when adopted gradually over time, can lead to huge health benefits.

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