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SAN DIEGO (July 24, 2012) -  American Council on Exercise (ACE), a leading authority on fitness and the world’s largest nonprofit fitness certification organization, is pleased to announce the launch of its new ACE Academy Elite, an interactive, video-led study tool designed to help aspiring professionals be more successful on the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam.

Through a video-led lecture series and custom progress tracking, ACE Academy Elite helps candidates retain the knowledge necessary to not only pass the exam but become better at their job later on.

“When people decide to become personal trainers, as with any dream, they want to be the best at what they do. Getting there can be hard,” said ACE Chief Science Officer Cedric Bryant, Ph.D. “ACE Academy Elite coaches them every step of the way, and helps them learn the material like they would in a classroom. Bottom line, it helps them start their careers with a solid foundation.”

Through video lectures led by ACE-certified professionals, reading assignments, custom progress tracking, interactive lesson quizzes, practice tests and a 2-hour Exam Review Course, ACE Academy Elite provides a fun, motivating e-learning environment that corresponds to existing ACE core study materials. The Web-based tool also comes with access to the ACE Resource Center, staffed with fitness professionals who answer study questions by phone or e-mail.

“As a nonprofit organization, our mission at ACE is to create an army of qualified personal trainers who are equipped with the tools they need to help people live their most fit lives,” Bryant said. “ACE Academy Elite gets our candidates in excellent shape to do that. Using it is another way we can empower ACE-certified Personal Trainers to be the best in the industry.”

ACE Academy Elite joins other study resources used by aspiring fitness professionals, including the Exam Prep blog and ACEStudyCenter Facebook page, designed to connect candidates with others who are studying and provide an open forum for questions.

The interactive tool is available as part of ACE’s Premium and Premium Plus study bundles. For more information, please visit or call (800) 825-3636.



About ACE

Since 1985, American Council on Exercise (ACE) has evolved from a small nonprofit dedicated to educating people about proper fitness to a 50,000-strong network of certified Personal Trainers, Group Fitness Instructors (GFI), Lifestyle & Weight Management Coaches (LWMC), and Advanced Health & Fitness Specialists (AHFS). As the largest NCCA-accredited nonprofit fitness certification organization in the world, ACE provides quality continuing education to professionals and conducts independent science-based research to protect all Americans from unsafe and ineffective products. Our goal is to inspire people to live their most fit lives through free fitness resources including workouts, nutrition information and expert advice. For more information, call (800) 825-3636 or visit  AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE, ACE and ACE logos are Registered Trademarks of the American Council on Exercise.

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Founded in 1985, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) is a nonprofit organization committed to America's health and wellbeing. Over the past 30 years, we have become an established resource for health and fitness professionals, and the public, providing comprehensive, unbiased research and validating ourselves as the country's trusted authority on health and fitness.

Today, ACE is the largest nonprofit health and fitness certification, education and training organization in the world with more than 58,000 certified professionals who hold more than 64,000 ACE Certifications. With a long heritage in certification, education, training and public outreach, we are among the most respected organizations in the industry and a resource the public has come to trust for health and fitness education.