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November 17, 2014

University Emphasizes Health Coaching, Behavior Change Expertise in New Program for Healthcare Professionals

American Council on Exercise, Nova Southeastern University Partner to Introduce Advanced Continuing Education Certificate in Health Coaching   SAN DIEGO November 17, 2014 – In a move that illustrates the increasing emphasis on behavior change ex ...

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November 10, 2014

Behavior Change Specialty Certification Answers Call for Prevention Programming in Communities, Supports Patient Centered Care Model

ACE Taps World-renowned Pioneers to Help Professionals Develop Hands-on, Practical Skills in Behavior Change   SAN DIEGO Nov. 3, 2014 – In response to calls from national thought leaders to align he ...

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September 18, 2014

New Scholarship Prepares More Professionals to Educate Youth on Healthy Behaviors, Combat Childhood Obesity

American Council on Exercise launches Ash Hayes Scholarship to Help Dedicated Individuals Become ACE Certified Personal Trainers SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 18, 2014 – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American society has become characteri ...

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September 4, 2014

ACE COMMENDS THE STATE OF OBESITY REPORT FOR RECOMMENDING INTEGRATION OF COMMUNITY-BASED OBESITY PREVENTION PROGRAMMING WITH CLINICAL CARE

American Council on Exercise applauds call for prevention services to be delivered by “a broader array of health providers and entities” in the community setting Continue Reading »

 

August 26, 2014

BEHAVIOR-CHANGE COUNSELING HIGHLIGHTED IN U.S. PREVENTIVE TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THOSE AT RISK FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Stage further set for the healthcare system to extend the clinic into the community with preventive lifestyle interventions; exercise professionals named as among those who could deliver such services SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 26, 2014) ...

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July 30, 2014

NEW STUDY REVEALS BEST BICEPS EXERCISES

Research Commissioned by American Council on Exercise Finds Concentration Curl Tops Among 8 Most Popular Biceps Moves  SAN DIEGO, July 30, 2014 – For anyone who has ever stepped into a gym, it should come as no surprise that well-developed biceps are one of the most coveted training outcomes among workout enthusiasts.  For years, biceps e ...

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July 17, 2014

NEW AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE MANUAL REPRESENTS INDUSTRY’S MOST UP-TO-DATE, COMPREHENSIVE PERSONAL TRAINING RESOURCE

ACE Personal Trainer Manual (5th Edition) Incorporates Expertise from Leading Experts in Allied Health, Exercise Science, and Behavioral Psychology  SAN DIEGO, July 17, 2014 – Addressing the needs of an aging and increasingly overweight population, the American Council on Exercise (Continue Reading »

 

June 26, 2014

NEW PARTNERSHIP HELPS 53,000 HEALTH AND FITNESS PROFESSIONALS CAPITALIZE ON TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE CLIENT ENGAGEMENT

ACE, amSTATZ Agreement Aimed at Providing Personal Trainers, Health Coaches Affordable Access to New Software SAN DIEGO, June 26, 2014 – A new partnership between amSTATZ and th ...

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April 24, 2014

NEW STUDY PROVES TRADITIONAL CRUNCH STILL MORE EFFECTIVE THAN POPULAR ABDOMINAL EQUIPMENT, EXERCISE TRENDS

Research Commissioned by the American Council on Exercise Incorporates Ab Circle Pro, Ab Roller, Ab Lounge, Perfect Sit-Up, Ab Wheel and More SAN DIEGO, April 23, 2014 – People spend millions of dollars annually on exercise machines and products that are promoted as quick-fix solutions to achieving washboard abs. The real question, however, is how do ...

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April 16, 2014

ACE INTRODUCES MOBILE STUDY IPAD® APP FOR ASPIRING PERSONAL TRAINERS ON THE GO

Catering to Different Learning Styles Central to Improving Effectiveness of Future Health and Fitness Professionals SAN DIEGO, April 16, 2014 – A partnership between the American Council on Exercise (Continue Reading »

 

April 4, 2014

CAMPAIGN TO END OBESITY NAMES ACE PRESIDENT AND CEO SCOTT GOUDESEUNE TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Appointment signals increasing recognition that supervised physical activity and facilitated behavior change are keys to the national obesity response SAN DIEGO, April 4, 2014 – The Campaign to End Obesity announced the appointment of Scott Goudeseune, President and CEO of the American Council on Exercise, to the organization’s Board of Directo ...

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April 1, 2014

CALIFORNIA CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE PARTNERSHIP HELPS BRING CERTIFIED HEALTH COACHES INTO HEALTHCARE SPACE

In-Office Health Coaches to Help Deliver Wellness-Focused Approach to Care SACRAMENTO, Calif. – With doctors of chiropractic increasingly moving toward a more wellness-focused approach to care, the California Chiropractic Association (CCA) and American Council on Exercise (Continue Reading »

 

March 14, 2014

NEW PARTNERSHIP PLACES CERTIFIED HEALTH COACHES AT THE CENTER OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS

GENAVIX Wellness Network will strengthen corporate health programs with American Council on Exercise’s accredited Health Coach Certification SAN DIEGO, March 14, 2014 – In the United States, nearly 70 percent of adults older than 20 are overweight. Most American adults spend 40-plus hours per week at work, so the work environment is a fertile ...

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February 24, 2014

NATIONAL VIDEO CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS EVERYDAY HEALTH HEROES

American Council on Exercise Launches PROfiles Campaign Featuring Inspirational Life Stories and Messages from ACE Pros SAN DIEGO, Feb. 18, 2014 – A documentary-style video campaign launched today aims to reshape the perception of professionals in the health and fitness industry, and arm the public with new inspiration to live healthy lifestyles. & ...

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January 29, 2014

ACE STUDY FINDS GAPS IN YOUTH COACHES’ LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE

Nonprofit Workout watchdog cites overall lack of knowledge regarding safety and injury prevention among youth coaches   SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2014) – Do youth coaches need coaching, too? According to an independent study released today by American Council on Exercise ( ...

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January 27, 2014

American Council on Exercise Releases New Tool to Help Aspiring Professionals Choose a Group Fitness Certification

Chart Compares Top Accredited Certification Options SAN DIEGO, Jan. 27, 2014 – Group fitnes ...

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January 21, 2014

American Council on Exercise Applauds Congress for Passing $74.5 Million For Physical Education Programs in 2014

Workout watchdog nonprofit says $720 per school just isn’t enough   SAN DIEGO, January 14, 2014 -- This week Congress approved funding of the Carol White Physical Education Plan (PEP), providing $74.5 million in grants directly to local school districts and community-based organizations for quality physical education programs in ...

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December 5, 2013

ACE HIRES RESPECTED PHYSICIAN AS IT LEADS HEALTH AND FITNESS PROFESSIONALS INTO GREATER INVOLVEMENT IN FIGHT AGAINST OBESITY

Respected pediatrician, registered dietitian will bolster ACE efforts to position well-qualified health and fitness professionals as a provider of healthcare interventions that are early, affordable, accessible SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2013) – American Council on Exercise (ACE) has named Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD, FAAP, to the position of Healthcare Solutions Direct ...

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November 13, 2013

ACE STUDY FINDS CROSSFIT™ WORKOUTS YIELD HIGH CALORIC OUTPUTS

Workout Watchdog Nonprofit Cautions Physically Challenging Program Is Not Suitable for All Fitness Levels SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2013) – The CrossFit craze has now hit the mainstream with more than 7,000 gyms (or “boxes”), 35,000 accredited trainers, and 10 million participants worldwide. The increased popularity of ...

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November 6, 2013

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE DECLARES DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING AS WORKOUT WEDNESDAY

Participants in the new holiday have opportunity to win all-expense paid trip to Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana Resort SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2013) – Move over Black Friday and Cyber Monday – here comes Workout Wednesday. In an effort to help individuals combat some of the effects of holiday weight gain (and reinforce healthy lifestyle choic ...

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October 8, 2013

HIGH INTENSITY TABATA-STYLE WORKOUTS ARE EFFECTIVE FOR CARDIO TRAINING, STUDY FINDS

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2013) – Can an effective cardiovascular workout be done in 20 minutes or less? Depending on level of intensity, yes it can, according to a recent study of Tabata-style workouts commissioned by Continue Reading »

 

September 17, 2013

ACE EXECUTIVE TEAM MEMBERS TO LEAD CHARGE IN FORMING COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS, PARTNERSHIPS

Victoria Kreutzkamp, Scott Curry to Enlist Help from Fitness Industry, Education, Corporate Leaders and Health Care in Eliminating Obesity Epidemic SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Aug. xx, 2013) – Continue Reading »

 

September 17, 2013

ACE HITS THE STARTING LINE AS OFFICIAL TRAINING PARTNER OF WOMEN’S RUNNING SERIES

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Sept. 5, 2013) – American Council on Exercise (ACE) has partnered with Competitor Group, Inc. to serve as the official training partner for Competitor’s Women’s Running Series. Comprised of four races a ...

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August 5, 2013

INCOMING ADVISORY PANEL MEMBERS TO HELP ACE GAIN ALLIES IN FIGHT TO END OBESITY EPIDEMIC

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Aug. 5, 2013) – Five new additions to the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Industry Advisory Panel will help steer the nonprofit organization in its new efforts to build relationships among leaders in health care, corporate America and government. The panel, comprised of experts in business, education, heal ...

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July 23, 2013

ACE STUDY FINDS NO DANGER IN MANY HOT YOGA CLASSES

Proper hydration and managed temperatures key to ensuring safety   SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 23, 2013) – Hot yoga is indeed a hot trend with escalated temperatures permeating many yoga studios nationwide. However, the question of safety is often debated as it relates to dehydration, heat exhaustion and muscle damag ...

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July 12, 2013

NEW NUTRITION TOOLS HELP HEALTH AND FITNESS PROFESSIONALS OVERCOME SCOPE OF PRACTICE DILEMMA

Specialty Certification, Meal-Planning Application Elevate Expertise of Personal Trainers, Health Coaches, Provide More Tools to Combat Obesity Epidemic SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 11, 2013) – Although millions of health and fitness professionals have long been bound by scope of practice when it comes to delivering specific nutrition advice to ...

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July 12, 2013

GIVE YOURSELF A HEALTH PROMOTION THIS SUMMER WITH ACE

Free 28-day online program empowers individuals to be healthier at home and through work-based initiatives SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 10, 2013) – ...

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June 13, 2013

SALUTE YOU SCHOLARSHIP TO PLACE THOUSANDS OF RETURNING TROOPS ON PROMISING NEW CAREER PATH IN RED HOT INDUSTRY

New veterans’ sense of duty, strength, respect make them perfect candidates for a career as an ACE-certified personal trainer Their commitment to larger cause will be a valuable asset as fitness industry assumes greater accountability in fight against obesity epidemic  < ...

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June 13, 2013

CONCEPT OF “COACHING” TAKES CENTER STAGE AT ACE SYMPOSIUM WEST

Panelists agree that in order to combat obesity, fitness professionals must play multiple roles SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 5, 2013) – At ACE Symposium West sponsored by American Council on Exercise, experts from across the globe converged in San Diego to share the latest research with more than 500 personal trainers, group fitness instr ...

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May 2, 2013

NEW SPECIALTY CERTIFICATIONS HELP PARENTS, PROFESSIONALS TARGET CHILDHOOD OBESITY, POOR NUTRITION

Education Tracks in Youth Fitness, Fitness Nutrition Offer Expertise in Age-Appropriate Program Development, Healthy Eating SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May 2, 2013) – According to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, children now spend 7 ½ hours a day in front of a screen, and the typical American diet exceeds recommended ...

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April 8, 2013

ACE COLLABORATES WITH TOTAL GYM® TO OFFER ONLINE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE FOR PERSONAL TRAINERS

For fitness professionals interested in using a Total Gym incline bodyweight trainer to create efficient and effective workouts for clients, please sign up for our ACE Total Gym Introductory Course.

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April 8, 2013

ACE STUDY FINDS KETTLEBELL TRAINING EFFECTIVE FOR IMPROVING MORE THAN STRENGTH

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (April 2, 2013) – Kettlebells have been around since the 1700s, when Russian strongmen first started incorporating the equipment into their fitness routines. Since then, despite the hundreds of exercise programs and equipment that have come and gone, the primitive-designed kettlebell has continued to remain a strong force in the industry.   In a new ...

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April 1, 2013

ACE SPECIALTY CERTIFICATIONS HELP PROFESSIONALS PREVENT INJURY, BOOST ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE AMONG CLIENTS

Sports Conditioning, Functional Training Specialty Certifications Designed for Fitness Professionals and Members of Allied Health SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 26, 2013) – About 11,000 people receive treatment at emergency departments every day in the United States for injuries sustained during sports, recreation or exercise, according to the Centers for D ...

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March 22, 2013

ACE SOLICITS BOLD ACTION TO FIGHT OBESITY EPIDEMIC AT 2013 IHRSA CONVENTION

America’s Fitness Authority Initiates “Action Tour for a Healthier America” LAS VEGAS- (March 21, 2013) —Turning vision into action - such was the rallying cry from Continue Reading »

 

March 14, 2013

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE TACKLES THE REALITY OF REALITY TV WEIGHT LOSS

Biggest Loser-style weight-loss approach has limited application for majority of Americans who struggle with weight San Diego, Calif. (Mar. 14, 2013) — As NBC prepares to conclude season 14 of its primetime reality show, “The Biggest Loser®,” Continue Reading »

 

March 14, 2013

Statement of the American Council on Exercise Regarding NBC’s The Biggest Loser®

In response to the airing of the 14th season of the primetime reality show The Biggest Loser, the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the largest fitness certification and education organization in the U.S., issued the following statement: As is well known, the United States suffers from an epidemic of obesity, physical inactivity, and poor nutrition with two-thirds of its ad ...

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March 1, 2013

ACE PRESIDENT AND CEO SELECTED FOR TOP OFFICE AT THE NATIONAL COALITION FOR PROMOTING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

New Leadership Aligns ACE and NCPPA in Fight to Eliminate Obesity Epidemic San Diego, Calif. (Mar. 7, 2013) — Scott Goudeseune, president and CEO of Continue Reading »

 

March 1, 2013

ACE SPECIALTY CERTIFICATIONS HELP PROFESSIONALS MEET NEEDS OF SENIORS, ADULTS WITH SPECIAL CONDITIONS

Senior Fitness, Therapeutic Exercise and Orthopedic Exercise Specialty CertificationsOffer Expertise to Help Growing Number of Americans over Age 55 SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2012) – With the number of adults reaching retirement age in the next two decades soaring by 31 percent since 2000, the demand for qualified, knowledgeable health and fitness p ...

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February 7, 2013

ACE STUDY TESTS EFFECTIVENESS OF QIDANCE®, FINDS CLASS BURNS MORE THAN CARDIO KICKBOXING

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January 25, 2013

ACE VISION REPORT SETS OBJECTIVES FOR ELIMINATING OBESITY EPIDEMIC

Nonprofit calls for involvement, collaboration among local leaders, corporations, fitness and allied health organizations, schools and private business   SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2013) – Although awareness about the obesity epidemic has increased over the past year due to a spike in media attention and adoption of government-sponsored ...

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January 16, 2013

ACE SPECIALTY CERTIFICATIONS HELP PROFESSIONALS MEET NEEDS OF NEW YEAR CLIENTS

Weight Management, Mind Body Specialty Certifications Build Expertise in Weight Loss and Holistic Wellness   SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2013) – Each year people across the globe resolve to lose weight and get healthier, but many lose motivation within the first few months. In an effort to curb that trend, American Council on Exercise (ACE) has introduced two new specialty certificat ...

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January 10, 2013

ACE LAUNCHES ACEFIT.COM, AN INTERACTIVE HUB FOR HEALTHY LIVING

To kick off the New Year, ACE provides free access to full-length workouts during “Press Play for Fitness Month”   SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2013) – American Council on Exercise (Continue Reading »

 

December 13, 2012

FITNESS PROFESSION POISED FOR GROWTH IN 2013 ACCORDING TO AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE SURVEY

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Dec. 13, 2012) —  American Council on Exercise (ACE) today released its annual analysis of Fitness Trends to Watch as identified by more than 1,700 Continue Reading »

 

December 5, 2012

NEW ACE SPECIALTY CERTIFICATION AIMS TO BUILD EXPERTISE OF GROUP EXERCISE LEADERS

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2012) – With more people turning to group fitness as a fun, social way to stay physically active, American Council on Exercise (ACE) has recognized a growing need to ensure instruc ...

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November 28, 2012

ACE RELEASES TRIED AND TESTED PICKS FOR FITNESS DVD HOLIDAY GIFTS

Organization also shares new group fitness classes to try in 2013 to kick off New Year’s resolutions   SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Nov. 28, 2012) – In anticipation of the holiday shopping season, American Council on Exercise (Continue Reading »

 

November 8, 2012

ACE NAMED ACCREDITED TRAINING PROVIDER BY THE EUROPEAN HEALTH & FITNESS ASSOCIATION

Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor Become FirstU.S. Certifications Approved by EHFA Standards Council SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2012) – As the first certification provider in the United States to earn approval by the European Health & Fitness Association (EHFA) Standards Council, fitness professionals certified with Continue Reading »

 

October 17, 2012

ACE STUDY TESTS COMMON CHEST EXERCISES, FINDS BARBELL BENCH PRESS MOST EFFECTIVE

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Sept. 25, 2012) – An independent study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) found barbell bench press, the pec deck machine and bent-forward cable crossovers are the most effective exe ...

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October 17, 2012

ACE STUDY TESTS EFFECTIVENESS OF FILATM TONING PANTS IN ENHANCING MUSCLE ACTIVATION AND CALORIC EXPENDITURE

Researchers cast doubt on manufacturer’s claim of a 50 percent increase in muscle workout   SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2012) – When Fila USA™ began selling its Toning Resistance Tight Capris in 2010 as part of its Fila Body Toning System (BTS), the company claimed the Lycra™-fabric product would yield ...

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September 27, 2012

ACE LAUNCHES NEW HEALTH COACH CERTIFICATION

NCCA-accredited certification aimed at educating professionals to fight obesity SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Sept. 12, 2012) – Despite 29,365 health and fitness clubs nationwide, two new FDA-approved diet pills and numerous fad diets that sell quick-fix solutions, the number of overweight and obese Americans has continued to climb to more than 67 percent, according t ...

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August 15, 2012

ACE STUDY TESTS EFFECTIVENESS OF ZUMBA®, CONFIRMS FOCUS ON PARTY CAN BE EFFECTIVE CARDIO

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2012) – An independent study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) found that Zumba® burns a significant amount of calories due to its level of cardiovascular intensity, making ...

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August 14, 2012

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE PARTNERS WITH F.A. DAVIS ON TEXTBOOK SERIES

SAN DIEGO (August 8, 2012) – As the premier authority on professional development for fitness professionals, American Council on Exercise (ACE) has forged a partnership with respected health care publisher, F.A. Davis Company, to release a series of core academic texts. The Foundations of Exercise Science series will begin with the release of Exe ...

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August 14, 2012

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE LAUNCHES INTERACTIVE STUDY TOOL

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 ...

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July 2, 2012

American Council on Exercise Responds to Supreme Court Decision Regarding Affordable Care Act

On the heels of today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act, American Council on Exercise President and CEO Scott Goudeseune released the following statement emphasizing the importance for all Americans to focus on leading a healthy, active lifestyle.   “As America moves into a new age of healthcare, it is now up to Americans to recognize ...

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June 28, 2012

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE HELPS FITNESS SEEKERS GO FOR THE GOLD WITH OLYMPICS-INSPIRED WORKOUTS

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 28, 2012)— In anticipation of the upcoming Olympic Games, American Council on Exercise (ACE) has developed four week-long workouts inspired by popular events to help Americans train like the athletes who will be competing in London this summer.  As the public follows the excitement on TV, they can also get fit with gymn ...

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June 19, 2012

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE STUDY HIGHLIGHTS MOST EFFECTIVE TRICEPS EXERCISES

Sculpt and tone triceps in time for summer with quick and effective muscle-strengthening tips   SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May 29, 2012)— American Council on Exercise (ACE) announced the results of an independent study evaluating the effectiveness of eight triceps exerci ...

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June 19, 2012

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE EVALUATES IMPACT OF P90X™ WORKOUT

Study examines effectiveness of popular home, interval-training exercise program   SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2012)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE) announced the results of a study it commissioned to examine the effectiveness of P90X™, a 90-day, bootcamp-s ...

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June 15, 2012

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE AND TOWN SPORTS INTERNATIONAL PARTNER TO CERTIFY AND TRAIN FITNESS PROFESSIONALS FOR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

SAN DIEGO (June 11, 2012) - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), a leading authority on fitness and the world’s largest nonprofit fitness and training organization, today announced a partnership with Town Sports International (TSI), a leading owner and operator of fitness clubs in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, which operates the New ...

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May 3, 2012

American Council on Exercise Kick Starts National Physical Fitness and Sports Month in May

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (April 26, 2012) — American Council on Exercise (ACE), in support of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month in May, is launching the ACE PALA+ Challenge to help individuals kick start a program to achieve the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PAL ...

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March 29, 2012

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE SHARES MOST COMMON EXERICISE MISTAKES AND FIXES TO AVOID THEM

Fitness industry leader shares tips on how to reduce injury risk during popular exercises   SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 28, 2012) — The countdown to summer has begun, and many are flocking to the gym to get back into bathing suit shape. The American Council on Exercise ( ...

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January 26, 2012

American Council on Exercise Announces Its Fitness Industry Vision Report for 2012

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (January 18, 2012)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE®), today released its annual vision report for fitness in America. Among the organization’s ongoing efforts to inspire, motivate and encourage people to make physical activity an integral part of their everyday lives,  ACE affirms its 10 key objectives to help individuals from all walks of ...

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December 22, 2011

American Council on Exercise Expands Professional Education, Consumer Outreach and Allied Health Divisions With New Experts

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Dec. 15, 2011) — The American Council on Exercise (ACE) today announced the addition of Anthony J. Wall as director of professional education and Dr. Adam Bordes as senior health strategist, to the organization’s team of experts.  In their new roles, Wall and Bordes will aid in expanding ACE’s professional educat ...

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November 7, 2011

American Council on Exercise Cites Increased Obesity Awareness and Whole-Life Training Among Leading 2012 Fitness Trends

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Nov. 8, 2011) —The American Council on Exercise today announced its top 2012 Fitness Trends to Watch as identified by its extensive network of personal trainers, exercise scientists, group fitness experts, allied health providers, and lifestyle and weight management coaches.  The American ...

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November 1, 2011

ACE Continues to Grow with Addition of Personal Training and Group Fitness Experts

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (October 31, 2011)—Fitness industry experts Jonathan Ross and Lawrence Biscontini, M.A. have joined the team of fitness experts at the American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the world’s largest nonprofit fitness and personal trainer certification, continuing education and training organization. Ross and Biscontini will join ACE as part of ...

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October 13, 2011

The American Council on Exercise and Life Fitness Name America's Top Personal Trainer to Watch

Nationwide ...

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October 6, 2011

ACE Evaluates Benefits of Vibram Fivefingers® Shoes for Barefoot Runners

  SAN DIEGO, Calif. (September 28, 2011)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the world’s largest nonprofit fitness certificat ...

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September 6, 2011

ACE Debuts Free, Online Resource Center for Fitness Industry

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 25, 2011) — The American Council on Exercise

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July 21, 2011

ACE Names Janet Frenkel Chief Operating Officer

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 21, 2011) —The American Council on Exercise

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July 12, 2011

ACE Finds StreetStrider Elliptical Cross Trainer Provides Effective Cardio Workout

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 11, 2011)—The American Council on Ex ...

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June 16, 2011

ACE Reinvents Personal Training

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 16, 2011)—The American Council on Exercise

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June 2, 2011

ACE CEO Scott Goudeseune Appointed President-Elect of the NCPPA

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May 25, 2011)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness, is pleased to announce that Scott Goudeseune, the organization’s chief executive officer, has been appointed president-elect of the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA)’s board of directors.  ...

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May 10, 2011

ACE Facilitates Contribution of One Million Hours of Fitness Training Services to National Guard, Military Reservists and their Families

WASHINGTON (May 9, 2011)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness, today announced its commitment to Joining Forces, a comprehensive national initiative created to charge all sectors of society, including employment, education and wellness, to ...

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April 14, 2011

NANCY O’DELL TEAMS WITH THE HERSHEY CENTER FOR HEALTH & NUTRITION TO GET AMERICA DANCING - National Initiative in Collaboration with the ADA and American Council on Exercise

HERSHEY, PA (April 14, 2011)— Nancy O’Dell of Entertainment Tonight put on her dancing shoes today to kick off the 2011 Moderation Nation™ campaign, a national consumer education initiative from the Hershey Center for Health and Nutrition® (HCHN) that promotes achieving balance through moderation in nutr ...

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April 4, 2011

ACE Helps Create Future Fitness Professionals with Educational Programming

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (April 5, 2011)—In an effort to mold the future of the fitness industry and inspire students to consider personal training as a dynamic and viable career choice, the American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization ...

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March 25, 2011

ACE Study Reveals Power Balance Bracelet to be Ineffective

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 23, 2011)—The American Council on Exercise, America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today announced results of an exclusive, peer-reviewed stud ...

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March 16, 2011

Life Fitness and ACE Announce Search for America's Top Personal Trainers to Watch

SCHILLER PARK, Ill. (March 16, 2011) – Life Fitness, the global leader in fitness equipment manufacturing, and the American Council on Exercise, America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today announce a search for America’s top Personal Trainers to Watch. ...

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February 23, 2011

ACE Contest Winner Helps Self and Others Fight Obesity

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (February 23, 2011)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today announced Sandra Burton of Westfield, Ind., as the winner of its My Body, My Life Essay Contest.  Burton is ...

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February 8, 2011

ACE Reveals Findings on Hula Hooping Workouts

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (February 8, 2011)—The American Council on Exercise, America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today announced exclusive study findings that conclude hula hooping workouts offer substantial and positive results.  Wit ...

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February 2, 2011

ACE Expands Program for AARP Members

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2011)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today announced an expansion of its “Find an ACE Trainer” initiative within the AARP Fitness & Wellness Program for AARP members.  AARP is ...

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January 4, 2011

ACE Announces Vision for the Future of Fitness in America

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (January 4, 2011)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today announced its vision for the future of the fitness industry and overall outlook for America’s focus on healthy living in 2011.  Among the organization&rsq ...

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January 3, 2011

ACE Announces My Body, My Life Essay Contest

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (December 28, 2010)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today announced the launch of its My Body, My Life Essay Contest on January 4, 2011, designed to uncover and share motivating stories of perseverance, hope and ...

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December 1, 2010

ACE Expands Partnership with International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (December 1, 2010)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today announced that it has collaborated with the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), an association that leads, connects and defines the active-aging industry, ...

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November 12, 2010

ACE ANNOUNCES NATIONWIDE EFFORT TO ELIMINATE OBESITY IN AMERICA

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (November 10, 2010)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today announced the launch of a national campaign that will focus on eliminating obesity in America. As an extension of the organization’s vision to motivate ...

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October 27, 2010

ACE Reveals Economic Growth and Renewed Interest in Personal Training Among the Most Popular Fitness Trends in 2011

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (October 27, 2010)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today announced the top ten fitness trends for 2011 based on an annual survey of its extensive worldwide network of personal trainers, group fitness experts, advanced hea ...

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October 13, 2010

ACE Announces Results of 2010 Fitness Professional Salary Survey

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (October 13, 2010)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, has released the findings from its 2010 salary survey of fitness professionals.  The survey, conducted by an independent third-party research firm, was completed by ...

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September 28, 2010

ACE Announces Partnership with Nuval™ Nutritional Scoring System, Offers Tips for Fueling Workout

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (September 28, 2010)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today announced that it has teamed up with the NuVal™ Nutritional Scoring System, a nutritional ranking system that guides consumers to more nutritious food choices and hel ...

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September 7, 2010

ACE Announces New Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing

SAN DIEGO (September 7, 2010)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today announced the appointment of Janet Frenkel as executive vice president of sales and marketing, a newly-created position. Frenkel brings more than 10 years of leadership in the healt ...

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August 18, 2010

ACE Announces New Youth Fitness Initiatives to Support Henkel Helps Kids Get Fit Campaign

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 18, 2010) — The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, has teamed with Henkel, the company behind some of the nation’s leading brands such as Dial®, Purex®, Renuzit®, Right Guard ...

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July 21, 2010

ACE Research Study Finds Toning Shoes Fail to Deliver on Fitness Claims

SAN DIEGO (July 21, 2010)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest non-profit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today released the findings from an independent research study on the effectiveness of popular toning shoes including Skechers Shape-Ups, MBT (Masai Barefoot Technology) and Reebok ...

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July 21, 2010

NUI Galway First University Outside of North America to Form University Course Curriculum Partnership with ACE

June 27, 2010 (Galway, Ireland) – NUI Galway has become the first university outside North America to form a University Course Curriculum partnership with the American Council on Exercise® (ACE®). This partnership will provide NUI Galway with access to the ACE c ...

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May 18, 2010

ACE Evaluated Effectiveness of Electronic Muscle Stimulation Device for the Buttocks

SAN DIEGO (May 18, 2010)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest non-profit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today unveiled the findings of an exclusive study on the Slendertone Bottom Toner, an electronic muscle stimulation (EMS) device designed to tone the buttocks.  The study, whic ...

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May 3, 2010

ACE Announces Support and Advocacy of the National Physical Activity Plan

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May 3, 2010)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, joins a coalition of experts to announce today its involvement with and support of The National Physical Activity Plan, a sweeping initiative to improv ...

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March 25, 2010

ACE Announces First-ever Study Findings on Krankcycle Effectiveness

SAN DIEGO (March 23, 2010) — The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, today revealed key findings of an exclusive study on the emerging fitness trend of Kranking.  Conducted with the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, through its exercise and h ...

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March 2, 2010

ACE and IDEA Health & Fitness Association Announce New Communication Collaboration

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (February 23, 2010)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest non-profit fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, and IDEA Health and Fitness Association, the world’s leading membership organization of health and fitness professionals, today announced that IDEA will develop ...

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February 8, 2010

ACE Study Reveals Kettlebells Provide Powerful Workout in Short Amount of Time

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 9, 2010) — The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, today announced key findings from an exclusive study on the benefits of kettlebell workouts conducted with the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, through its exercise and health pro ...

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December 24, 2009

ACE Launches Innovative Online Resource for Consumers to Commemorate 25th Anniversary

SAN DIEGO (Jan. 5, 2010)— The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, today announced the launch of a new online resource for consumers.  In conjunction with its 25th anniversary, ACE created the “Get Fit” Web site to provide a comprehe ...

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December 1, 2009

Time- and Cost-Conscious Workouts are Among the Most Popular Fitness Trends in 2010

SAN DIEGO (Dec. 1, 2009)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, today announced the top ten fitness trends for 2010 based on an annual survey of its extensive worldwide network of ...

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November 11, 2009

Test Results Reported on Fitness Benefits of Nintendo's WII Fit and PC-Based Exergame, Dancetown

SAN DIEGO (Nov. 10, 2009)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, today released key findings from two separate studies conducted with University of Wisconsin La Crosse Exercise and Health Program. The studies examine the fitness benefits of Nintend ...

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October 16, 2009

ACE Partners with Peaksware

 SAN DIEGO (Oct. 13, 2009)—American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness, education and training organization, has selected Peaksware, LLC to provide all ACE-certified professionals with TrainingPeaks Professional Edition software, a comprehensive solu ...

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September 22, 2009

ACE Announces Partnership with IDEA Health And Fitness Association

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 11, 2009)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, today announced a long-term partnership with IDEA Health and Fitness Association, the world’s leading membership organization of health and fitness professionals.  ...

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August 18, 2009

ACE Announces Top Ten Tips to Avoid the "Freshman 15"

SAN DIEGO (Aug. 18, 2009)—As students all across the country flock to college campuses this month, The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, today revealed its top ten fitness and nutrition tips for remaining in good health for the 2009 school year.&n ...

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January 30, 2009

ACE Endorses Appointment of Dr. Sanjay Gupta as U.S. Surgeon General

  SAN DIEGO (Jan. 27, 2009)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, today announced its support of the appointment of Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent for the health and medical unit at CNN, to the role of Surgeon General o ...

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December 8, 2008

ACE Says Budget-friendly and Boot Camp-style Workouts Among Most Popular Fitness Trends in 2009

SAN DIEGO (Dec. 9, 2008)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, today announced the top ten fitness trends for 2009 based on an annual survey of its extensive worldwide network of personal trainers, group fitness experts, advanced ...

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November 19, 2008

ACE Reveals Average Person Will Consume 3,000 Calories and 229 Grams of Fat This Thanksgiving

SAN DIEGO (Nov. 18, 2008) – The average American will consume 3,000 calories and 229 grams of fat this Thanksgiving, owing in part to a traditional Thanksgiving meal packed with as many calories as 5.5 McDonald’s Big Mac hamburgers or 15 Supreme Tacos from Taco Bell. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness an ...

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November 12, 2008

New ACE Fitness Service Specialist Course Offers Training to All Fitness Facility Staff Members

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Nov. 12, 2008 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, educati ...

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August 26, 2008

ACE Joins NSF Joint Committee on Health Fitness Facility Standards

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Aug. 26, 2008) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce that is has been invited to be a member of the NSF Joint Committee on Health Fitness Facility Standards. NSF International, The Public Health and Safety Company™, is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, that is the world leader in ...

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July 21, 2008

ACE Announces Study Findings on Fitness Benefits of Nintendo Wii

San Diego, Calif. (July 22, 2008) - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, today announced key findings of an exclusive study conducted at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse Exercise and Health Program, on the Nintendo Wii. Investigating the potentia ...

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July 7, 2008

Exclusive ACE Survey: Top Three Exercises to Get and Stay In Shape for the Summer

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 7, 2008) – Americans are looking for clear and concise answers when it comes to how to drop a few pounds this summer and many are turning to their personal trainers to show them the way. The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently conducted a survey of 1000 ACE-Certified Personal Trainers to get their advice regarding the best techniques to get fit for summer. ...

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July 7, 2008

Fitwize 4 Kids™ and ACE Connect to Enhance Health, Fitness and Wellness Information for Franchises across the Country

San Diego, Calif. (July 7, 2008) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce that is has joined forces with Fitwize 4 Kids, a national franchise organization that is dedicated to empowering today’s youth by providing a fun-filled environment, where children between the ages of 6 1/2 and 15 learn about fitness, nutritio ...

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April 29, 2008

ACE Creates Industry Advisory Panel (IAP)

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (April 29, 2008) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), one of the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training providers in the world, is pleased to announce the creation of the ACE Industry Advisory Panel (IAP). The panel brings together an experienced group of experts from academia, and the fitness, wellness and recreation fields to solicit their ...

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March 12, 2008

Achieve Fitness USA Selects ACE as Exclusive Fitness Certification Provider

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 12, 2008) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), your premier certification, education and training organization, is pleased to announce that Achieve Fitness USA, a comprehensive fitness company that provides mobile fitness training services in Colorado and across the United States, has chosen ACE as its primary provider of fitness certification and has adopted ...

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February 6, 2008

Can a Video Game Make Your Kids More Fit?
Exclusive ACE Research Proves Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) Can Be a Tremendous Workout

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2008) – Based on the growing popularity of video games that eliminate conventional hand controllers in favor of more full-body interaction, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) put Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) to the test. The ACE commissioned research out of the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, focused on quantifying DDR’s potential physical ...

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January 2, 2008

ACE 2008 Fitness Trend Predictions Include Fun-focused Fitness

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2008) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has completed its annual survey of its extensive worldwide network of personal trainers, group fitness experts, advanced health and fitness specialists and lifestyle and weight management consultants to identify the leading trends in the fitness industry. 2008 promises to be filled with water aerobics, boxing clubs ...

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October 31, 2007

Exclusive ACE Study Proves Functional Fitness Really Works
Older Adults Reap Significant Benefits in Less than a Month

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2007) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), your premier certification, education and training organization, recently released results of its exclusive study that examined functional fitness programming for older adults; proving that it works and most will see real-world benefits relatively quickly. With the goal of the study to encourage older adults to tr ...

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October 24, 2007

ACE Recommends Avoiding Strenuous Outdoor Exercise in Unhealthy Air Quality as San Diego Fires Take Toll on Regular Exercisers

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2007) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness authority, strongly recommends and supports recent information from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that individuals with heart or lung disease, older adults and children AVOID prolonged or heavy exertion due to unhealthy to very unhealthy Air Quality In ...

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September 24, 2007

ACE selected by AARP as Provider of Personal Training Services for AARP Members

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (September 24, 2007) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), your premier certification, education and training organization, is pleased to announce that AARP’s 39 million members will now have access to ACE-certified fitness professionals. AARP is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over in the United States. ...

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September 17, 2007

Scott Goudeseune, ACE President, Earns Additional Title of Chief Executive Officer

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Sept. 13, 2007) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce that Scott Goudeseune has earned the additional title of chief executive officer. “Over the past year as president, as well as his eight year tenure at ACE, Scott clearly has demonstrated his commitment to the mutual benefit, growth ...

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September 10, 2007

AARP Launches New Fitness Website for AARP Members: AARPfitness.com

WASHINGTON (Sept. 6, 2007)- Today, AARP, announced it will make available a new fitness website to help its over 39 million members lead active, healthy lives. Through AARP’s for-profit subsidiary AARP Services, Inc., the new website aarpfitness.org offers fitness tips, diet and nutrition advice and also shows members how to take advantage of discounts on personal training services from t ...

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August 6, 2007

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Selects ACE as Preferred Certification Organization and Provider of Health and Wellness Information

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Aug. 1, 2007) – Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp), a national fraternity committed to “Building Balanced Leaders for the World’s Communities,” has selected the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as their preferred certification organization and provider of health and wellness information. The partnership will grant over 267,500 lifetime and undergradua ...

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June 18, 2007

ACE Joins Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES)

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 18, 2007) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce that is has been accepted as a sponsoring member of the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES). The CoAES sets the standards for accrediting academic programs in colleges and universities that prepare individuals to enter the ...

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April 23, 2007

ACE Named Preferred Fitness Certification by JCC Association

San Diego, Calif. (April 23, 2007) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce that the Jewish Community Center (JCC) Association, the continental umbrella organization for the JCC Movement, has named ACE as their preferred fitness certification. As part of the agreement, the American Council on Exercise will assist ...

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March 20, 2007

California State Law Requires AED Programs in All Health Clubs & Studios by July 1, 2007, ACE Supports This Life-Saving Legislation

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 19, 2007) – Beginning July 1, 2007, every health club in California must have an automated external defibrillator (AED) program in place, as required by California Health and Safety Code, Section 104113. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, supports this legislation and its ability to increase survival from cardiovascular e ...

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March 5, 2007

ACE Offers Three Moves to Care for Your Bones

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 5, 2007) – Bone-loading exercise and a balanced diet are essential for preventing osteoporosis. To take care of your bones now so they stay strong enough to carry you through a lifetime of health and activity, the American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, offers three exercises to add to your training regimen to start building stron ...

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February 7, 2007

ACE Reminds the Nation that Exercise Can Improve Sexual Function in Men and Women

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2007) – Want to heat up your sex life and don’t know how? This year for Valentine’s Day forget the box of chocolates or flowers and head to the gym for a workout with your partner. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, points out numerous studies that show a direct correlation between exercise and improv ...

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January 26, 2007

ACE Exclusive Study Examines On-The-Job Physical Activity of 10 Common Occupations

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2007) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, recently released results of its exclusive study that examined on-the-job physical activity of 10 common occupations. Based on Shape Up America’s physical activity recommendations in their 10,000 steps program, ACE commissioned researchers at the University of Wisconsin, ...

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December 6, 2006

ACE Board Member Selected to President's Council on Physical Fitness Science Board

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Dec. 6, 2006) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, is pleased to announce that Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, Ph.D., ACE Board Member, has been selected to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (PCPFS) Science Board. The PCPFS Science Board was formed in 2003 to ensure that the messages and programs of the ...

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December 4, 2006

ACE Makes Fitness Trend Predictions for 2007
Survey Results Highlight Forecast of Hundreds of ACE-Certified Fitness Professionals

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Dec. 4, 2006 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, today announced its top 10 fitness trend predictions for 2007. Through its research and worldwide network of certified fitness professionals, ACE continues to monitor the movement of this growing industry. 2007 promises to bring programming to special populations, offer alternative and low-co ...

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November 27, 2006

Can You Get Off The Couch and Commit to an Active Lifestyle?
ACE Says Motivation & Readiness for Change are Key Factors

San Diego, Calif. – Nov. 27, 2006 – With the New Year quickly approaching and millions of Americans starting to think about resolutions; it’s time to be realistic. Are you even ready? Change does not occur as a single event; rather, it is a process that develops over time. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, recommends understanding where you are in the stages-o ...

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November 22, 2006

Hard to Believe: Average Thanksgiving Meal Equals 3,000 Calories and 229 Grams of Fat

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Nov. 21, 2006) – Thanksgiving is a holiday full of tradition, indulgence and, regrettably, extra pounds! Is there a way to stay fit and still enjoy the turkey feast? The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, suggests a balance between committing to a fitness regimen and limited caloric intake over several days ...

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October 26, 2006

ACE Youth Spokesperson Receives Indiana's Premier Health Award

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Oct. 26, 2006 –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, is pleased to announce that Debi Pillarella, M.Ed., ACE Youth Spokesperson and 2004 ACE Fitness Director of the Year, was selected to receive the Tony and Mary Hulman Health Achievement Award. Recognized for her passion and boundless devotion to public health in Indiana, Pillarella was ...

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October 25, 2006

ACE Appoints Jerry Napp, MS to National Commercial Account Manager

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 25, 2006 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce that Jerry Napp, MS has been appointed to National Commercial Account Manager. With more than 20 years experience in the health and fitness industry, Napp will be working directly with fitness professionals, health clubs, universities and other industry organizat ...

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October 17, 2006

Cedric Bryant, PhD., ACE Chief Science Officer, To Receive Penn State Alumni Fellow Award

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Oct. 17, 2006 –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, is pleased to announce that Cedric Bryant, PhD., FACSM has been selected to receive the Penn State Alumni Fellow Award. Established in 1973, the Alumni Fellow Award is the most prestigious award given by the Penn State Alumni Association to select alumni who have demonstrated extraordinary pr ...

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October 9, 2006

Chris Freytag and Ted Vickey Join ACE Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 9, 2006 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its board of directors: fitness expert and author Chris Freytag and fitness and wellness executive Ted Vickey. Freytag is quite well known on a national level as a fitness expert and contributing editor for Prevention Maga ...

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October 4, 2006

Robyn M. Stuhr, M.A. Named Executive Vice President of the American Council on Exercise

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 4, 2006 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce that Robyn Stuhr has been named Executive Vice President. With more than 20 years experience in health promotion, business and occupational health, sports medicine and cardiac rehabilitation, Stuhr will be responsible for the development and management of ove ...

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September 21, 2006

ACE Reveals 2006 Achievement Award Winners
Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Fitness Educator of the Year Announced at ACE International Fitness Symposium

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Sept. 21, 2006 –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, recently announced the winners of its 2006 Achievement Awards at the ACE International Fitness Symposium in Las Vegas, NV. Awards were presented for Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Fitness Educator of the Year to publicly recognize the important contributions these outstanding ...

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June 5, 2006

American Council on Exercise Gets Active on Capitol Hill

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – June 5, 2006 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, recently participated in meetings in Washington, DC with California Congressional leaders to voice support for health promotion legislation as part of the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association’s (IHRSA) 4th Annual Legislative Summit, which was held May 17-18, 2006.

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May 30, 2006

InsureYourClub.com Offers Exclusive Insurance Discount to ACE Certified Fitness Professionals

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 30, 2006 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce that InsureYourClub.com, an online insurance service for the fitness industry, has chosen to provide an exclusive discount on comprehensive property and professional liability insurance to all ACE Certified fitness professionals who own or operate fitness studios ...

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May 23, 2006

YogaFit Selects ACE as Exclusive Fitness Certification Provider

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 17, 2006 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce that YogaFit®, a leader in mind-body fitness education, has chosen ACE as its sole provider of fitness certification to its more than 50,000 instructors worldwide. Each YogaFit instructor will now be highly encouraged to study and sit for either the ACE Gr ...

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May 15, 2006

ACE Tests Mind Over Body
Exclusive ACE Research Tests Placebo Effect

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 16, 2006 – Can the placebo effect make a person run faster? Yes, it can. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce the results of exclusive research that measured what happens when athletes think they’re getting an extra boost in the form of “super-oxygenated” water. The ACE-commissioned study was led by Jenn ...

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May 8, 2006

Scott Goudeseune Named President of the American Council on Exercise

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 8, 2006 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce that Scott Goudeseune has been named president of the American Council on Exercise. Goudeseune has been with the organization since 2000 and has been the chief operating officer since July of 2005. “It is with great enthusiasm that the ACE Board of Director ...

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May 2, 2006

ACE Corporate Communications Director Earns Accreditation in Public Relations

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 2, 2006 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce that Kristie Spalding, ACE Corporate Communications Director, has earned Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Universal Accreditation Board (UAB). Accreditation in Public Relations is the largest and most ...

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March 24, 2006

ACE Forms Alliance with 1-2-3 Fit TM to Offer Qualification for Circuit and Fitness Trainers

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – March. 21, 2006 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce a collaborative alliance with 1-2-3 Fit™, an emerging fitness franchise offering a unique 30-minute personalized co-ed workout using proprietary Simbio™ strength resistance equipment. Through this alliance, 1-2-3 Fit franchise owners and fitness coache ...

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February 8, 2006

ACE Lists Best Butt Exercises - Exclusive ACE Research Announces Most Effective Gluteus Maximus Training

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2005) – With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, millions of Americans are striving for a nice curvaceous shape to their glutes - but to do that you need muscle. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, recently announced exclusive research that determines the most effective gluteal exercises. ...

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January 19, 2006

ACE Study Evaluates Benefits of Pilates
Exclusive ACE Study Examines Cardiovascular Benefits of Popular Trend

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Jan. 19, 2006 – Check out the group fitness schedule at most health clubs and it’s clear that Pilates is still one of the hottest trends in fitness. But is Pilates also a good calorie-burning workout? In an exclusive study, the American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, examined the calorie expenditure of an average Pilates Workout. Lead res ...

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December 19, 2005

ACE Makes Fitness Trend Predictions for 2006
More than 50,000 ACE Certified Fitness Professionals Surveyed

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Dec. 19, 2005 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, today announced its top 10 fitness trend predictions for 2006. Through its research, “workout watchdog” studies and worldwide network of certified fitness professionals, ACE continues to accurately monitor America’s growing interest in fitness. With 2006 right around the corner ...

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December 9, 2005

American Council on Exercise Joins with IHRSA to Enhance National Fitness Trade Show

Boston, November 30, 2005 - The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, announced today that they have joined forces to offer the first ACE International Fitness Symposium for health and fitness professionals. The Symposium will be held in association with the 25th Annual National Fitness Trade Sho ...

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November 16, 2005

ACE Says the Hottest Holiday Gifts Inspire Fitness
ACE Offers Top Fitness Gift Ideas Easy on the Wallet and Waistline

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Nov. 16. 2005 – The endless shopping lists and constant search for the perfect gift can become an all-consuming focus come holiday season. Why not give the gift that will benefit friends and family for a lifetime? The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness authority, offers the top five fitness gifts that won’t break the bank this holiday season. ...

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November 7, 2005

Hard to Believe: Average Thanksgiving Meal Equals 3,000 Calories and 229 Grams of Fat

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Nov. 7, 2005 – Thanksgiving is a holiday full of tradition, indulgence and, regrettably, extra pounds! Is there a way to stay fit and still enjoy the turkey feast? The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, suggests a balance between committing to a fitness regimen and limited caloric intake over several days to stay healthy and trim t ...

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October 25, 2005

The "Season of Indulgence" Has Arrived: Key to Staying Healthy is Remaining Active

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 25. 2005 – Tempting Halloween treats are on store shelves everywhere and holiday party invitations are already pouring in – the holidays are officially here. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness authority, offers tips on how to stay fit and avoid the typical weight gain and stress associated with the busy holiday season.

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October 19, 2005

ACE Proud to Support New Premium Credit Program from Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company
Insurance Discount Offered Only to Clubs with NCCA-Accredited Professionals on Staff

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 19, 2005 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to support Philadelphia Consolidated Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: PHLY) and its subsidiary Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company’s decision to offer a general liability premium credit program for all health and fitness clubs employing personal trainers certified by organ ...

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October 13, 2005

ACE Stands Behind Passage of Automated External Defibrilator (AED) Bill
Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation Requiring Gyms Have AED On-site

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 13, 2005 – Recently, Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law bill AB 1507 requiring every health club in California to have an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The bill also requires all club staff be properly trained in their use. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness authority, supports this legislation and its ability to incre ...

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September 30, 2005

ACE First to Evaluate Benefits of Yoga
Exclusive ACE Study Examines Aerobic Potential of Popular 5,000-Year-Old Practice

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Sept. 28, 2005 – Today more than 11 million Americans pack fitness studios around the country seeking the mind-body benefits of yoga, including increased flexibility, strength, balance and muscle tone. But is yoga also a good calorie-burning workout? In an exclusive study, the American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, examined the aerobic ...

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September 22, 2005

ACE Wins 2005 National Health Information Award
"Active Kids" Earns Merit Award for Best Television Public Service Announcement

San Diego, Calif. – Sept. 22, 2005 - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced that it was selected as a winner in the 12th annual National Health Information Awards. The program recognizes the nation’s best consumer health information materials and outreach. ACE received a Merit Award for Best Television Public Service Announcement ...

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September 12, 2005

Americans Coping with Stress & Anxiety Find Relief with Exercise

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Sept. 9, 2005 – In the wake of the recent tragedy in the Gulf Coast, health experts say many Americans not directly affected by Hurricane Katrina may experience various levels of stress from witnessing the results of the devastation from afar. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness authority, says exercise can actually help relieve some of the sympt ...

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September 9, 2005

ACE Website Discussion Board Connects Hurricane Katrina Victims to Help Directly

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Sept. 15, 2005 – The recent tragedy in the Gulf Coast has left the region devastated and many ACE-certified fitness professionals have been adversely affected. Several of our current certified professionals are looking for help immediately. The ACE website is now offering a discussion board to assist those in need. Anyone in the fitness community or anyone with the means ...

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August 31, 2005

ACE Appoints Todd Galati Research Scientist/Resource Center Manager

San Diego, Calif. – August 31, 2005 - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced that Todd Galati has joined ACE as a research scientist and the Resource Center manager. Galati will assist in the development of ACE continuing education curriculum and provide expert exercise science content for the consumer and professional portions of the ...

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August 12, 2005

ACE Recognizes "National Menopause Awareness Month" in September
ACE Says Exercise Can Help Combat Many Symptoms of Menopause

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Aug. 12, 2005 – Menopause or “the change” is a turning point in every woman’s life that brings uncomfortable and sometimes lasting effects on a woman’s body. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness authority, recognizes “National Menopause Awareness Month” in September and shares good news that regular physical activity and a balanced diet can ...

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July 27, 2005

ACE and SCW Fitness Education Partner to Increase Educational Opportunities for Fitness Professionals

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 27, 2005 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with SCW Fitness Education (SCW), formerly Sara’s City Workout. SCW offers a variety of high-quality fitness instructor education programs including Specialty Certificates, home-study programs, MANIA conventions and products ranging from Pila ...

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July 12, 2005

ACE Offers Five Tips To Help Consumers Feel Comfortable In The Gym
Fitting In At The Gym Doesn't Have To Be A Challenge

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 12, 2005 – The gym can be an intimidating place, especially for those new to exercise. But paying close attention to proper gym etiquette is the best way to ensure you aren’t a nuisance at the gym. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness authority, offers five tips on how to blend in with the regulars. “Gym intimidation can be a sig ...

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June 21, 2005

ACE Partners With FoodFit.com To Offer Healthy Recipes Online
ACE and FoodFit Partnership Promotes Balance of Healthy Diet and Active Living

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – June 21, 2005 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, has partnered with FoodFit.com to offer over 2,000 healthy, simple and delicious recipes via the ACE Web site www.acefitness.org. The exclusive recipes are provided by FoodFit Executive Chef, Bonnie Moore, as well as a network of other pro ...

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June 13, 2005

ACE Says Get Moving With Dad This Father's Day
Give the Gift of Fitness with Cool, Calorie-Burning Outdoor Activities

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – June 13, 2005 – Every June the question arises: “What should I get Dad for Father’s Day?” This year, change up the usual gift giving routine and ask Dad to head outdoors for quality time and exercise. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness authority, says many common summer activities really turn up the calorie-burning heat. “Encouragin ...

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May 23, 2005

ACE Offers Ten Ways To Maintain a Healthy Back

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 23, 2005 – We don’t think very much about our backs—that is, until they start to hurt. And many of us are hurting as back pain is now one of the most common medical complaints in the U.S. The good news is that, in many cases, back pain can be prevented. Here are ACE’s Top 10 ways to maintain a healthy back. Maintain a healthy weight. Excess wei ...

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May 10, 2005

ACE Stands Behind President Clinton and American Heart Association Anti-Obesity Campaign

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 10, 2005 – In an effort to curb the recent childhood obesity epidemic plaguing our nation, former President Bill Clinton has joined forces with the American Heart Association (AHA) and Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark) to guide America’s youth toward better dietary and lifestyle choices. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness authority, supports ...

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April 20, 2005

ACE Supports New and Improved U.S. Food Guidance System
Multiple Food Guide Pyramids Created to Meet Individual Dietary Needs of Americans

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – April 20, 2005 – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently introduced the newly renovated Food Guidance System entitled “MyPyramid”. The updated system includes a new symbol and a variety of food guide pyramids designed to fit the unique dietary and physical activity needs of every American. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fi ...

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April 15, 2005

ACE Recognized As Presidential Partner in May to Get America Moving
May Is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

San Diego, Calif. – April 15, 2005 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is proud to announce the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports has asked ACE to become an official “Presidential Fitness Partner” during National Physical Fitness and Sports Month in May. The President’s Council will celebrate the month with its free, annual Hea ...

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April 8, 2005

ACE Introduces Free Youth Fitness Curriculum for Educators

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – April 08, 2005 – As childhood obesity rates continue to rise, there is an increased need for children to learn about the extreme dangers of being overweight. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness authority, today announced it will offer Operation FitKids™ Youth Fitness Curriculum, a new educational tool that can be directly and easily integr ...

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March 23, 2005

Shape Up for Summer the Healthy Way
ACE Says Fad Diets and Last Minute Gym Sessions May Ultimately Only Do Harm

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Mar. 23, 2005 – Bathing suits and beaches – the allure of warmer months is right around the corner. For normally inactive people, rushing to the gym last minute to get in shape for summer could cause more harm than good to their bodies. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness authority, offers tips to help consumers avoid harmful eleventh-hour ...

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March 21, 2005

ACE Reveals 2005 Achievement Award Winners
Personal Trainer, Fitness Director and Group Fitness Instructor of the Year Winners Announced at IHRSA 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Mar. 21, 2005 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, today announced the winners of its 2005 Achievement Awards at IHRSA 2005 in San Francisco. Awards were presented for Personal Trainer of the Year, Group Fitness Instructor of the Year and Fitness Educator of the Year to publicly recognize the contribution these professionals have made ...

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March 15, 2005

ACE and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Team Up for 2005 ACSM Health and Fitness Summit & Exposition

INDIANAPOLIS – The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) are pleased to announce their continued marketing partnership to bring ACSM’s annual Health & Fitness Summit and Exposition to a larger group of fitness professionals. The event will be held at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada March 29-April 1, 2005. “This partnership, now ...

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March 8, 2005

ACE First to Evaluate Curves® for Women - World's Most Popular Fitness Franchise

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Mar. 08, 2005) – With more than four million female members and over 8,500 locations worldwide, Curves® for Women is the fastest growing franchise in U.S. history. In an exclusive study, the American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, commissioned researchers from the Exercise Physiology Departmen ...

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March 4, 2005

ACE Partners with National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) to Support Quality Certification

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Mar. 04, 2005 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) to support quality certification in the area of fitness and recreation. NIRSA is the leading trade association for intramural and recreational sports professio ...

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March 3, 2005

ACE Fitness Tools of the Trade: Stability Ball 101
The Ball Is An Effective Tool for Stretching and Mobility Exercises

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Mar. 03, 2005 – Think of it as a great, new way to get a stretch before or after a hard workout, not just for core conditioning. The stability ball is known to help improve balance and posture and is one of the most versatile pieces of gym equipment. Now the American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, says the stability ball can also be an e ...

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March 1, 2005

ACE Announces 2005 Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Fitness Educator of the Year at IHRSA Convention & Trade Show

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – March 17, 2005 –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, today announced that it will reveal its 2005 Achievement Award winners at IHRSA 2005 on Sat., March 19 at 2 p.m. The 24th Annual International Convention & Trade Show will be held in San Francisco, CA, March 16 –19 at the Moscone Convention Center. The ACE presentation will follow Joe Theism ...

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January 31, 2005

ACE Recommends Strength Training as a Safe and Effective Way to Help Address Youth Inactivity and Obesity

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Jan. 31, 2005 – American children are increasingly overweight and one more way to steer them toward an active lifestyle is through strength training. Unfortunately, many long-standing myths and misconceptions have fostered a belief that strength training may be ineffective and potentially unsafe for youngsters. According to the Youth Strength Training book recentl ...

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January 25, 2005

Operation FitKids Unveils New Fitness Center at Hoover High School During Grand Opening Event
ACE Donates $100,000 in Fitness Equipment

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2005) – Operation Fit Kids (OFK), the youth outreach program of the American Council on Exercise (ACE), recently donated $100,000 in strength and cardiovascular equipment, flooring and educational materials to establish a new student fitness facility at Hoover High School. Hundreds of students utilize this new facility on a daily basis. What: Grand ...

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January 20, 2005

ACE Endorses Government Regulation on Dietary Supplements
Institute of Medicine Issues New Report Calling for More Reliable, Standardized Products

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Jan. 20, 2005 – Recently, the Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academy of Science, issued a report urging Congress to require tougher standards for dietary supplements and their manufacturers. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, wholeheartedly supports the notion of increased government regulation and standardization ...

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January 13, 2005

ACE Supports Recent U.S. Government Food Guidelines
Limiting Caloric Intake and Increasing Physical Activity Leads to Healthier Lifestyles

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Jan. 13, 2005 – The recently released Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005, a joint project of the Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture, outline the need for Americans to limit calorie consumption and get more physical activity. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness authority, supports these guidelines and contin ...

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January 6, 2005

ACE Recognized as San Diego City Schools Partner in Education

San Diego, Calif. – Jan. 06, 2005 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, is proud to announce it has been recognized as a San Diego City Schools Partner in Education. ACE and San Diego City Schools (SDCS) Physical Education Department have entered into a partnership to promote youth fitness through increased opportunities for physical activity and e ...

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January 3, 2005

Winter is Here: Are Your Kids Staying Active?
ACE Offers Tips to Keep Kids Moving and Healthy

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Jan. 03, 2005 – Winter weather poses an obstacle to normally active children when it’s no longer easy to jump on a bike and ride or play outside. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, offers advice on how to keep your kids active during the colder months. “The trend toward inactivity in children is all too common during the winter ...

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December 2, 2004

American Council on Exercise Makes Fitness Trend Predictions for 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Dec. 2, 2004 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, today announced its top 10 fitness trend predictions for 2005. Through its research, “workout watchdog” studies and worldwide network of certified fitness professionals, ACE continues to accurately monitor America’s growing interest in fitness. With 2005 right around the corner, ...

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November 29, 2004

Operation FitKids Unveils New Fitness Center at Clairemont High School During Grand Opening Event

San Diego, Calif. (Nov. 29, 2004) – Operation Fit Kids (OFK), the youth fitness program of the American Council on Exercise (ACE), recently donated $80,000 in strength and cardiovascular equipment, new flooring and educational materials to establish a new fitness facility at Clairemont High School for student use. Now Operation FitKids wants to share this news with the public. Hundreds of C ...

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November 17, 2004

Average Thanksgiving Meal Equals 3,000 Calories and 229 Grams of Fat
ACE Offers Healthy Tips to Stay Fit Through the Holidays

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Nov. 17. 2004 –Thanksgiving is a holiday full of tradition, indulgence and, unfortunately, extra pounds! The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, suggests a balance between limited caloric intake over several days and committing to a fitness regimen to stay healthy and trim through the holidays. “A 160 lb. person would have to ...

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November 17, 2004

ACE Receives "Best Personal Trainer Certification" Award from Competitor Magazine

San Diego, Calif. – Nov. 17, 2004 - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, today announced that it has received the “Best Personal Trainer Certification” Award from Competitor Magazine, California’s Fitness Magazine covering triathlon, running, biking, swimming and endurance sports in general. Survey respondents wrote in their vote for “Best Pe ...

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October 20, 2004

ACE Supports U.S. Surgeon General's Warning: Young Women Need to Take Care of Their Bones

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 20, 2004 – In a recent report issued by the U.S. Surgeon General’s office, young women (starting in their early 20s) are being warned they, too, are susceptible to early stages of osteoporosis. Osteopenia, the precursor to the bone-crippling disease typical in post-menopausal women, is called the “young women’s epidemic.” The American Council on Exercise (ACE), Amer ...

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October 19, 2004

Active People Can Make Mistakes Too - In Their Diet That Is
ACE Lists Top Nutrition Mistakes Made By Active People

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 19, 2004 – Though active people typically pay close attention to their fitness regimen – proper cardiovascular workout, strength training and stretching - they may be making crucial mistakes in their diet. Not putting the right nutrients in your body could ultimately affect the overall fitness benefits of an active lifestyle. To stress the importance of proper nutri ...

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October 14, 2004

ACE Partners with United States Sports Academy to Increase Educational Offerings

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 14, 2004 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with the United States Sports Academy (USSA), “America’s Sport University.” USSA is a non-profit institution that provides certification and sport-specific degree and distance learning programs to students, teachers and administrat ...

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October 6, 2004

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Hosts Fitness Professional Forum in New York City
Leading Fitness Experts Discussed Latest Industry Trends, Topics and Issues

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 12, 2004 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce another successful ACE Fitness Professional Forum. Over 100 ACE-certified fitness professionals attended the second ACE Fitness Professional Forum October 8, 2004 at the IDEA Personal Trainer Summit in New York City. The attendance more than doubled the f ...

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October 4, 2004

American Council on Exercise Asks 1,500 Web Site Visitors:
What Keeps You From Going To The Gym? 46 Percent Of Respondents Say Overcrowded Gyms Are #1 Reason They Stay Away

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 4, 2004 – We have good intentions of going to the gym on a regular basis to stay in shape, but many of us don’t even make if through the front doors. What is it we are avoiding by not going to the gym? The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, recently polled over 1,500 Web site visitors posing the question “What keeps you from g ...

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September 29, 2004

ACE Chief Exercise Physiologist Receives 2004 Alumni Recognition Award

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Sept. 29, 2004 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, is proud to announce Dr. Cedric Bryant, ACE chief exercise physiologist, has been selected to receive the 2004 Alumni Recognition Award from Pennsylvania State University. The award honors alumni who have demonstrated professional excellence and exemplary voluntary community i ...

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September 23, 2004

Should We Be Carbophobic?
ACE Advocates Balanced Nutrition, Portion Control and Regular Exercise

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – [Sept. 23, 2004] – It’s no secret that we are always looking for a quick fix when it comes to losing weight. First, low-fat diets were the rage, now carbohydrates are public enemy #1 as millions of Americans turn to low-carb lifestyles. But, is a low-carb diet the healthiest way to eat and lose weight? The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America's non-profit fitness ...

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September 21, 2004

ACE Receives "Standard of Excellence" Award from Web Marketing Association
www.acefitness.org Recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Website Development

San Diego, Calif. – Sept. 20, 2004 - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced that its website, www.acefitness.org, has received a “Standard of Excellence” Award from the Web Marketing Association (WMA). www.acefitness.org, which offers certified fitness professionals and consumers a complete selection of up-to-date fitness informat ...

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September 9, 2004

ACE Lists Top Mistakes People Make in the Gym

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – August 3, 2004 – Finding or making time to exercise is the first step toward improving your health, but it’s not the only step. Workouts can be challenging and mistakes in the gym are common. At times, these mistakes can cause mild strains or more significant injuries. By changing small parts of your routine, you’ll begin to see incredible results. ACE, America’s Autho ...

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August 16, 2004

American Council on Exercise Partners with MyExercisePlan.com to Offer Online Personalized Exercise Support

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – August 16, 2004 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced a strategic partnership with MyExercisePlan.com, a Web-based software program to offer highly personalized client management support for all ACE certified fitness professionals and their clients. MyExercisePlan.com allows fitness professionals to design ...

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August 5, 2004

ACE Appoints Fabio Comana Certification and Exam Development Manager

San Diego, Calif. –August 5, 2004- The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, announced today that Fabio Comana has been appointed to manager of certification and exam development. Comana will oversee enhancement, administration and maintenance of all ACE certification programs. In addition, he will manage ACE’s National Commission for Certifying Agenc ...

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July 14, 2004

ACE Study Finds Fitness Benefits of Wearing Casual Clothing to Work
Casual And Comfortable Clothing Workdays Promote Increased Physical Activity

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 12, 2004 – Does wearing casual clothing to the workplace affect the physical activity levels of workers? Yes it does. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, today announced results of a new ACE-commissioned study of how wearing casual clothing vs. wearing conventional business attire affects physical activity levels in our daily rout ...

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July 13, 2004

ACE and SPRI Enter Strategic Marketing Agreement

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - June 23, 2004 - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America's nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced it has entered a strategic marketing agreement with SPRI Products, a leading distributor of rubber resistance exercise products and fitness accessories. Several SPRI products underwent an approval process to determine their consistency with ACE's standards. New ...

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July 12, 2004

ACE Hosts Fitness Professional Forum and Breakthrough Celebration

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 15, 2004- The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, opened its doors on July 9, 2004 for the first ever Fitness Professional Forum and Open House in San Diego. More than 80 ACE Certified Fitness Professionals attended the event to share their ideas and learn the latest in fitness industry trends and concepts. The forum was highlighted by ...

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June 16, 2004

ACE Lists Top Ten Ways to Improve Your Workout

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – June 16, 2004 – The first step in improving your health is finding—or making—the time to exercise. But just going through the motions won’t give you the health benefits you’re looking for. Doing the same workout over and over can get boring and you are unlikely to see improvements because you are always recruiting the same muscle fibers. Changing things up can bring amazing res ...

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May 3, 2004

ACE Suggests Top Ten Reasons Why Arthritis Sufferers Should Exercise

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 4, 2004 –Arthritis is becoming more and more common — and not just among the very old. In conjunction with National Arthritis Month, the American Council on Exercise (ACE), America's non-profit fitness advocate, suggests the following ten reasons for arthritis sufferers to start an exercise program. “Unfortunately, many arthritis sufferers mistakenly believe that ...

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April 9, 2004

New Study Concludes Teens are Obese Because of Lack of Exercise
ACE Strongly Supports Results Conducted By UCSD, SDSU Researchers

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – April 12, 2004 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today applauds the recent findings by University of California San Diego School of Medicine and San Diego State University researchers stating that the lack of physical activity was the most significant risk factor contributing to obesity in 11- to 15-year-olds. Published in thi ...

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March 29, 2004

ACE Presents 2004 Achievement Awards
Personal Trainer, Fitness Director and Group Fitness Instructor of the Year Winners Announced at IHRSA 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Mar. 25, 2004 –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, today announced the winners of its 2004 Achievement Awards at IHRSA 2004 in Las Vegas. Awards were presented for Personal Trainer of the Year, Group Fitness Instructor of the Year and Fitness Director of the Year to publicly recognize the contribution these professionals have made to the fitn ...

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March 17, 2004

ACE Commends U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services' Educational Campaign Aimed at Reversing Obesity and Inactivity Trend

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – March 17, 2004 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today applauds the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, Tommy G. Thompson, for his renewed commitment to fight the growing trend of obesity and overweight in the U.S., announcing a new national education campaign and a new research strategy at HHS' National In ...

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March 5, 2004

ACE Has Huge Presence at IHRSA 2004, International Convention and Trade Show

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – March 8, 2004 –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, today announced its sponsorship of the keynote address given by Bill Novelli, executive director and CEO of AARP, a membership organization of over 35 million people age 50 and older, half of whom remain actively employed. ACE also reveals its 2004 Fitness Professionals of the Year. The 23rd ...

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February 26, 2004

President of ACE Receives 2004 Distinguished Service Award

San Diego, Calif. –Feb. 26, 2004- The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, announced today that Ken Germano, president of ACE, has been selected by the Manhattan College Physical Education and Human Performance Department to receive its 2004 Distinguished Service Award. The award will be officially presented to Germano on Feb. 27 in New York. “I am t ...

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February 25, 2004

ACE and Consumer Reports Magazine Review the Latest Infomercial Products

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Dec. 16, 2003 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, applauds the January 2004 issue of Consumer Reports Magazine that features research that tested the claims of twelve infomercial exercise products. The chief exercise physiologist for the American Council on Exercise served as an expert consultant to the Consumer Reports staff who eval ...

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February 25, 2004

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Makes Fitness Trend Predictions for 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Nov. 12, 2003 - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America's nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced its top 10 fitness trend predictions for 2004. Through its research, "workout watchdog" studies and worldwide network of certified fitness professionals, ACE continues to accurately monitor America's growing interest in fitness. As 2004 begins, ACE's predictions show a ...

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February 20, 2004

Ave. Thanksgiving Day Meal is More Than 229 Grams of Fat
ACE Shares Secrets to Stay Healthy and Fit During the Holiday

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Nov. 24, 2003 – From the golden, roasted turkey to the buttery mashed potatoes to the slice of homemade pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving is a festival of favorite family foods. For many though, it’s also a guilt-ridden, downward spiral of diminishing willpower and unhealthy, unwanted pounds continuing through the New Year. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonpro ...

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February 20, 2004

ACE Supports New Children And Teen Fitness and Nutrition Curriculum

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – October 14, 2003 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced its support of the new children/teen fitness and nutrition curriculum, The Physiology Storybook: An Owner’s Manual for the Human Body and Buff ‘n’ Stuff: The Art & Science of Getting Strong and Eating Right both by Marla Richmond, M.S. The Buff’n’Stuff complet ...

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February 20, 2004

ACE Lists Top Four Exercises for a Healthy and Strong Back

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 27, 2003 –More than 5.7 million people suffer from back or spinal problems making it the second most common reported health condition in the United States. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America's nonprofit fitness advocate, suggests performing exercises involving muscle endurance and stability to protect against and prevent future back troubles. Research ...

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February 20, 2004

ACE Lists Top Six Exercises To Prevent ACL Injuries

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Sept. 29, 2003) – According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, nearly 6 million people visit orthopedic surgeons each year because of knee problems. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, offers advice regarding proper biomechanics and a sound exercise training program that may reduce an individuals’ risk f ...

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February 20, 2004

National Commission for Certifying Agencies Accredits All ACE Certification Programs

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – September 5, 2003 - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) has accredited all ACE professional fitness certifications programs that include the ACE Personal Trainer, ACE Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant, ACE Group Fitness Instructor and ACE Clinical Exercise S ...

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February 20, 2004

How to Keep a New Year's Resolution
ACE Offers Ten Ways to Finally Stick to Them

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Dec. 29, 2003 – It’s almost New Year’s Eve. What better way to mark the occasion than by making bold promises to yourself? Because it’s a major transitional time, New Year’s provides a convenient occasion to take stock of your life. Millions of people make resolutions, but how do you keep them? The American Council on Exercise (ACE) offers the following twelve tips to help you ...

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February 19, 2004

ACE Lists Top Ten Reasons to Stretch

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 20, 2003) – Since flexibility is one of the five components of fitness, stretching should be an integral part of every workout program. As we age our bodies naturally become less flexible and more prone to injury. With flexibility training, however, we can keep our bodies more limber and youthful. ACE, America’s Authority on Fitness, shares the following to ...

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February 19, 2004

ACE Warns Youth Athletes and Parents of Baseball Related Overuse Injuries

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 7, 2003 – With the Little League World Series quickly approaching, (August 15-24, Williamsport, Pennsylvania), youth athletes and parents should be aware of the risks involved in repeated overhand throwing, especially pitching. It has been estimated that as many as 40% of all youth league pitchers may experience some type of arm injury during a typical season. The Ame ...

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February 19, 2004

ACE Joins Coalition Formed to Support Dietary Supplement Regulation

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - June 11, 2003 - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced its participation with the Coalition for Anabolic Steroid Precursor and Ephedra Regulation (CASPER) in support of legislation regarding the regulation of dietary supplements that contain steroid precursors or ephedra. CASPER is comprised of the nation’s leading m ...

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February 19, 2004

ACE Supports President Bush's HealthierUS Initiative

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 23, 2003 – On July 18, 2003, President Bush visited the Lakewest Family YMCA in Dallas, Texas to highlight his HealthierUS initiative designed to help Americans, especially children, live longer, better, and healthier lives. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, was honored to be personally invited to participate in the event. ...

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February 19, 2004

ACE Lists Most Common Fitness Myths

San Diego, Calif. – May 13, 2003 - Consumers are constantly bombarded with fitness information and “expert” advice from questionable sources. The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently conducted a survey of more than 1,500 ACE-certified fitness professionals to discover the exercise myths that they most commonly hear from their clients. The following are their top responses: ...

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February 19, 2004

ACE Advocates Functional Strength Training to Enhance Workouts

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 20, 2003 – Whether it’s walking, hiking or lifting, functional strength is needed to successfully complete the task. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, suggests incorporating functional strength training into your existing exercise program to enhance coordination, strength and endurance in everyday activities. Functional str ...

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February 19, 2004

Are Your Workouts Up To Snuff?
ACE Lists Top Fitness and Workout Guidelines

San Diego, Calif. - May 7, 2003 - It is easy to develop bad habits that minimize the effectiveness of a workout, habits that waste time, energy and money. For those individuals who are committed to improving their overall fitness, it is crucial to regularly evaluate their workout habits. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, lists several important fitness a ...

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February 19, 2004

ACE Warns Consumers of the Signs of Exercise-Induced Asthma

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- March 24, 2003 –Exercise-induced asthma (EIA), a common but serious condition usually brought on by vigorous aerobic activity, affects up to 20 percent of competitive athletes and 90 percent of asthma sufferers. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s authority on fitness, today reminds the nation of the importance of recognizing the symptoms of EIA and offers tips t ...

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February 19, 2004

ACE Appoints Program Director for Operation FitKids

San Diego, Calif. –March 17, 2003- The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced that Deirdre Kleske has joined ACE as Program Director for Operation Fit Kids (OFK), ACE’s youth outreach program. Kleske is responsible for directing and implementing ACE’s goal to improve the health and fitness of America's young people by providing information ...

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February 19, 2004

ACE Warns Consumers Against Ephedra Supplements

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - April 30, 2003 - A recent study commissioned by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and conducted by the Rand Corporation found that the dangers posed by ephedra far outweigh any potential benefits it may have. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, supports this study --- urging all Americans to avoid using ephedra-containing products ...

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February 19, 2004

ACE Receives Donation of 50 ZOLL AED Plus Training Devices
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Provides Immediate Emergency Response

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - August XX, 2003 - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced ZOLL Medical Corporation (Nasdaq: ZOLL), a manufacturer of non-invasive cardiac resuscitation devices, in conjunction with VitalTen, the ZOLL AED Plus GSA Exclusive Distributor, has donated 50 ZOLL AED Plus™ training devices to the ACE/American Heart Association/AED t ...

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February 19, 2004

ACE Partners with the American Heart Association
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training Offered

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - August 26, 2003 - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced a strategic partnership with the American Heart Association to provide Automated External Defibrillator (AED), CPR and First Aid training to ACE course offerings. In conjunction with the American Heart Association, more than 50 ACE faculty and staff members wi ...

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February 19, 2004

ACE Launches Redesigned Website

WHAT: To better meet the needs of the public, the American Council on Exercise today launched a new design of its website, www.acefitness.org. The redesign provides certified professionals and general readers with more information on exercise and fitness. DESCRIPTION: www.acefitness.org has added completely new sections – and upgraded others. A large part of the new d ...

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February 13, 2004

American Council on Exercise Lists Five Ways to Get Your Heart Pumping on Valentine's Day

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Feb. 10, 2004 - Planning on being active on Valentine's Day? This year, drop the sweets and get physical with your sweetie. Research shows that regular exercise not only improves the well-being of your body and mind, but enhances your sex life as well. Talk about an incentive! The American Council on Exercise (ACE) lists the following five ways to get hot a ...

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February 13, 2004

ACE Lists Top Ten Ways to Inspire People to Get Fit

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Jan. 20, 2004 -Are you struggling to come up with new ways to inspire friends and family members to become more active? The fact is, most people know they should exercise-they just need a little extra motivation to get started. Here are ACE's top 10 ways you can inspire people to get fit. Be a role model. Do others see you enjoying the benefits ...

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February 19, 2003

IHRSA 2003 SHOWCASES THE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Feb. 19, 2003 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, today announced its sponsorship of the keynote address given by Pat Croce, motivational speaker and former president of the Philadelphia 76ers, at IHRSA 2003. ACE also reveals its 2003 Fitness Professionals of the Year. The 22nd Annual International Convention & Trade Show will be held in Sa ...

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February 4, 2003

ACE REMINDS THE NATION THAT EXERCISE IS THE MOST ROMANTIC VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT
Studies Show Direct Correlation between Exercise and Improved Sex Lives

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Feb. 5, 2003 – Want to put the pizzazz back in your relationship? This year for Valentine’s Day, forget the chocolates and head to the gym with your beloved. The American Council on Exercise (ACE) points out that numerous studies show a direct correlation between exercise and an improved sex life, and confirm that people who begin a fitness program with their spouses are more l ...

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January 23, 2003

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE (ACE) APPOINTS GRAHAM MELSTRAND DIRECTOR OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Jan. 23, 2003 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced that Graham Melstrand has been promoted to Director of Educational Services. Melstrand will be responsible for the success of all ACE educational programs including continuing education, practical training and certification. “Graham has a unique blend of exercise ...

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January 9, 2003

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE (ACE) MAKES FITNESS TREND PREDICTIONS FOR 2003

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Jan. 9, 2003 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced its fitness trend predictions for 2003. Through its research, “workout watchdog” studies and worldwide network of certified fitness professionals, ACE continues to accurately monitor America’s growing interest in fitness. As 2003 begins, ACE’s predictions show increases ...

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December 17, 2002

ACE SUPPORTS HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 474
Private Health Insurance Companies Encouraged to Provide Financial Incentives to Policy Holders to Stay Healthy and in Shape

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Dec. 17, 2002 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today endorsed House Concurrent Resolution 474, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Karen McCarthy and U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun. Designed to encourage private health companies to take a proactive role in creating a healthy and active population, H.C.R. 474 will support financial incentives to policy hold ...

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December 2, 2002

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE OFFERS 10 TIPS FOR SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Dec. 2, 2002 - As the festive holiday season is upon us, many Americans find it stressful to keep up with often-unrealistic demands and expectations of family, friends and events. The solution to an enjoyable celebration is to relax and take good care of ourselves, which in turn will increase energy and reduce stress levels. To keep happy and safe this season, ACE offers 10 t ...

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November 20, 2002

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE SUGGESTS SPORTS-SPECIFIC TRAINING BEFORE HITTING THE SLOPES

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Nov. 20, 2002 – As the winter season draws near, many will stay active, healthy and busy by engaging in winter sports. Skiing is a favorite pastime of many, but can be physically challenging. The sport requires such skills as strength, endurance, balance and coordination. To keep Americans safe this holiday season, ACE suggests beginning a sports-specific training program. ...

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November 5, 2002

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE RECOMMENDS TOP HOLIDAY FITNESS GIFTS
Best and Most Affordable Gifts Ranked by 1,500 ACE Fitness Professionals

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Nov. 5, 2002 – Holiday shopping is never easy, especially when lists are long and budgets are tight. Skip the predictable gift baskets and candy boxes in favor of something that can bring lasting benefits: the gift of fitness. 1,500 American Council on Exercise certified fitness professionals suggest the following fitness gifts. To see illustrated lists click here Continue Reading »

 

October 30, 2002

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE SUPPORTS CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 49
Ballot Measure Increases State Grant Funds for Before And After School Programs

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 30, 2002 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today endorsed California General Election Proposition 49, sponsored and developed by actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The ballot measure increases state grant funds for before and after school programs, providing tutoring, homework assistance, educational enrichment and physical fitness o ...

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October 1, 2002

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SPORTS MEDICINE'S SEVENTH-ANNUAL HEALTH AND FITNESS SUMMIT AND EXPOSITION TO BE HELD IN COOPERATION WITH AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE

INDIANAPOLIS—The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) have announced a marketing partnership that will culminate next spring, with ACSM’s annual Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition. The event will take place April 9 – 12, 2003 in Reno, Nevada, and will be held in cooperation with ACE. ACSM and ACE serve the health and fitness practitioner ...

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September 26, 2002

IS YOUR PERSONAL TRAINER PROFESSIONALLY CERTIFIED?
American Council on Exercise Reminds the Nation of the Importance of Certification

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Sept. 26, 2002 – Americans who viewed the Sept. 23 report on the CBS Evening News titled, “Lawsuit Exposes Health Club Secrets,” may be a bit apprehensive and concerned when it comes to hiring a certified personal trainer to help achieve their own personal fitness goals - and for good reason. A Long Island man filed a $320 million lawsuit against a Manhattan health club c ...

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September 26, 2002

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE LISTS TOP TEN REASONS WHY OLDER ADULTS SHOULD EXERCISE

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Sept. 23, 2002 – It’s becoming increasingly clear to the medical community that it’s just as important for older adults to stay active as it is for their younger counterparts. Exercise helps maintain mobility and stamina, reduces the incidence of disease, and leads to an overall better quality of life. ACE, America’s Authority on Fitness, shares the following reasons why older ...

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September 18, 2002

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE AND MEDICAL FITNESS ASSOCIATION ESTABLISH PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ALLIANCE

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Sept. 18, 2002 –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced its professional service alliance with the Medical Fitness Association (MFA). MFA, an organization dedicated to preventative healthcare, has named ACE as one of their preferred certification and education providers for more than 350 facilities. Culminating at the ...

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September 16, 2002

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE RECOMMENDS 60 MINUTES OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY A DAY

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Sept. 16, 2002 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today endorsed the National Academies' Food and Nutrition Board’s recommendation that the nation’s growing waistline can best be fought with a minimum of 60 minutes of exercise per day. “According to available research, an hour of physical activity appears to be necessary for op ...

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August 28, 2002

EXERCISE PROVIDES STRESS AND ANXIETY RELIEF
The American Council on Exercise Lists Benefits of Exercise And Tips to Get Started

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Aug. 28, 2002 – As the nation marks the first anniversary of the horrific events of Sept. 11, medical experts are finding that Americans still suffer from stress, tension, anxiety and depression arising from the attacks. The American Council on Exercise reminds Americans that one of the most effective methods of relieving stress is exercise. “Exercise, particularly aero ...

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August 1, 2002

ACE SELECTS RANIEL "RAY" TRINIDAD AS OPERATION FITKIDS (OFK) PROGRAM MANAGER

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 31, 2002 –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced that Raniel “Ray” Trinidad has joined ACE as Program Manager for Operation Fit Kids (OFK), ACE’s youth outreach program. Trinidad is responsible for directing and implementing ACE’s vision of improving the health and fitness of America's youth. Through the use of commerc ...

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July 30, 2002

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE (ACE) APPOINTS CARMELLA SPENCER, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 29, 2002 –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced that Carmella Spencer has joined ACE as Marketing Director. Spencer will be responsible for strengthening and managing ACE’s marketing initiatives, strategies and messages while adhering to the established mission of promoting active, healthy lifestyles and the positive ...

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June 21, 2002

ACE STANDS BEHIND WHITE HOUSE "HEALTHIER U.S. INITIATIVE"
President Bush urges Americans to make themselves and their nation healthier through exercise, proper diet and regular checkups

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – June 20, 2002 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced its complete support of President George W. Bush’s “Healthier U.S. Initiative.” Announced recently by the White House Office of the Press Secretary, the initiative addresses the future of our overweight nation and hopes to motivate Americans to live healthier lives.

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June 20, 2002

ACE LISTS THE TOP TEN FUN FITNESS SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – June 19, 2002 – Summer is here and children need to stay active, healthy and busy during their break from school. Parents need to encourage their children to warm up properly and stretch before each activity and teach them never to play through any type of pain or make winning the reason for playing any sport. Let them choose the activity and keep the focus on having fun. To ke ...

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June 18, 2002

ACE LISTS THE TOP TEN MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE IN THE GYM
ACE-certified Professionals Offer Tips on how to stay safe while working out

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – June 18, 2002 – A survey of 3,000 American Council on Exercise (ACE)-certified fitness professionals points out the biggest mistakes they see people making in the gym. In some cases, these mistakes may simply mean the difference between an effective and an ineffective workout. Other mistakes, however, can be more costly, leading to strain and injury. ACE, America’s Authority ...

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June 17, 2002

ACE Partners with CORPORATE FITNESS WORKS

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – June. 17, 2002 –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced that Corporate Fitness Works (CFW), has named ACE their preferred personal training certification organization. CFW serves the health, fitness and recreation needs of business and industry by managing on-site fitness centers for businesses, government agencies, office ...

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May 13, 2002

ELECTRICAL MUSCLE STIMULATION (EMS) CLAIMS EXPOSED BY AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE STUDY IN MAY OF 2000
Federal Trade Commission Charging Top-Selling Abdominal Belts with Making False Claims

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - May 9, 2002 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced its support of the Federal Trade Commission’s complaints filed recently in federal district courts against three widely advertised electronic abdominal exercise belts. The FTC alleges that the marketers of these devices, which use electronic muscle st ...

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April 30, 2002

ACE AND OPERATION FITKIDS SUPPORT SURGEON GENERAL'S CALL TO ACTION TO PREVENT AND DECREASE OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY
ACE Youth Outreach Program provides kids greater access to comprehensive physic

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – April 30, 2002 – In December of 2001, the office of the U.S. Surgeon General published a Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity among all Americans. In response, The American Council on Exercise (ACE) and Operations FitKids, ACE’s youth outreach program, continues to advocate a healthy and fit lifestyle for America's youth and the ent ...

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April 17, 2002

REJUVENATE LAPSED FITNESS RESOLUTIONS DURING MAY’S NATIONAL PHYSICAL FITNESS & SPORTS MONTH

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - April 17, 2002 – Many Americans have discarded their New Year resolutions to start exercising and get in shape. In honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, the American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, offers the following tips to help individuals start a new fitness program. BE SPECIFIC: Specific goals are easier to stick wit ...

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March 15, 2002

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE PRESENTS 2002 FITNESS PROFESSIONALS OF THE YEAR
Personal Trainer, Fitness Director and Group Fitness Instructor Winners Announced at IHRSA 2002

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Mar. 18, 2002 –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, recently announced its 2002 Fitness Professionals of the Year at IHRSA 2002 in Phoenix, AZ. Awards were presented for Personal Trainer of the Year, Group Fitness Instructor of the Year and Fitness Director of the Year to publicly recognize the contribution these professionals have made to the ...

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March 5, 2002

OPERATION FITKIDS OPENS NEW FITNESS FACILITY AT SCHOOL FOR TRANSITIONAL FAMILIES IN PHOENIX, AZ

Youth Outreach Program Challenges All Segments of Society, 1996 Olympic Decathlon Gold Medallist, Dan O’Brien Scheduled to Speak SAN DIEGO–The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, today announced the opening of the second Operation FitKids fitness facility in Phoenix, AZ. Operation FitKids (OFK) is committed to enriching the lives of America’s youth with ...

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March 5, 2002

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE’S PRESENCE AT IHRSA 2002 LARGEST EVER

ACE’s All About Fitness Day presents Dr. Kenneth Cooper, the 2002 ACE Fitness Professional of the Year Awards announced; ACE receives IHRSA Wall of Fame Honor SAN DIEGO–The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, today announced its largest presence ever at IHRSA 2002. The 21st Annual International Convention & Trade Show will be held in Phoenix, AZ, March ...

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January 31, 2002

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE (ACE) MAKES FITNESS TREND PREDICTIONS FOR 2002

SAN DIEGO– The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced its fitness trend predictions for 2002. Through its research, “workout watchdog” studies, and worldwide network of certified fitness professionals, ACE continues to accurately monitor America’s growing interest in fitness. As 2002 begins, ACE’s predictions show increased participation, a focus ...

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January 24, 2002

MAYOR DICK MURPHY PROCLAIMS AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE DAY, THURSDAY JANUARY 24

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Jan. 23, 2002 –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced that Mayor Dick Murphy of the City of San Diego has proclaimed Thursday, January 24 “American Council on Exercise Day.” On this day, ACE is celebrating the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art headquarters in San Diego and reintroducing itself to the residents of Sa ...

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January 11, 2002

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE (ACE) APPOINTS CEDRIC X. BRYANT, Ph.D., CHIEF EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST AND VICE PRESIDENT OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Jan. 8, 2002 –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced that Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.D., has joined ACE as chief exercise physiologist and vice president of educational services. Dr. Bryant will be responsible for strengthening and managing ACE’s already established mission to promote active, healthy lifestyles and their positive ...

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December 21, 2001

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE (ACE) AND ALL ABOUT FITNESS INC. JOIN TO CREATE THE HIGHEST QUALITY OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

SAN DIEGO –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with All About Fitness, Inc., a leader in fitness design services for homes, corporations, health clubs, and wellness centers. This partnership enables All About Fitness to provide the ACE standard of safe and effective exercise and equipment rec ...

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September 20, 2001

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Study Investigates Super Oxygenated Water Claims

SAN DIEGO--The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced results of an ACE commissioned study of super oxygenated waters that promise higher energy, greater mental awareness and concentration and more energy to all athletes who are “looking for a competitive edge or anyone who wants to be truly healthy.” The study tested the claims and compared the p ...

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September 19, 2001

American Council On Exercise (ACE) Study Tests Merits of the AB-DOer, the Latest Infomercial Fitness Craze

SAN DIEGO--The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced results of an ACE commissioned study of the AB-DOer, one of the latest products in abdominal fitness equipment. Promising to be a quick fix, the AB-DOer and its messages are reaching thousands of Americans through television infomercials, but many consumers are turning to ACE and wondering if i ...

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July 25, 2001

American Council on Exercise and Students Celebrate "Operation FitKids Day" in New York City during Opening Ceremonies for Newest Kids’ Fitness Site

SAN DIEGO--New York City is hot in the middle of June, and if you are a typical high school student, all you want to do is get through finals and start your summertime fun. On June 18, 2001, a group of high school students delayed their vacation revelry a few hours to enjoy a different kind of fun—the opening celebration for the newest Operation FitKids site at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High Scho ...

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July 24, 2001

Travel Fitness: American Council on Exercise (ACE) Offers Tips for Staying in Shape on the Road

SAN DIEGO--Airline price-wars, family reunions, annual conventions—there are infinite reasons for traveling and numerous ways to forget healthy eating and exercise habits when on the road. Whether it’s a weeklong stay at a five-star resort or a two-day meeting at an airport hotel, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) has tips for keeping fit and healthy. Big City Fitness Ther ...

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July 24, 2001

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Announces Certification Exam Dates and Sites through Spring 2002

SAN DIEGO – Fitness enthusiasts have the opportunity each season to turn their passion into a profession by registering to take the American Council on Exercise’s (ACE) certification exams. The world’s largest nonprofit fitness certifying organization will hold exams in approximately 30 cities across the U.S. and Canada on: · November 3, 2001 · February 9, 2002 · May 4, 2002 See ...

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July 24, 2001

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certification Exams Approved for Veterans Association Reimbursement

SAN DIEGO--Active military, veterans and eligible spouses and dependents can now receive reimbursement from the Veterans Association for exam fees for any of the four American Council on Exercise (ACE) certifications. Under the G.I. Bill, all ACE exams taken on or after March 1, 2001, qualify for reimbursement. This applies to first-time and re-take fees. This new benefit will assist milit ...

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May 14, 2001

American Council on Exercise (ACE)-sponsored Study Reveals Best and Worst Abdominal Exercises

SAN DIEGO—Americans are tired of empty promises when it comes to turning flabby tummies into stronger, flatter, leaner abdominals. For those willing to put a little effort into their workout, a new study sponsored by the American Council on Exercise (ACE)—the workout watchdog—reveals the best and worst methods for getting definite results. The study, led by Peter Francis, Ph.D., at the Biome ...

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May 1, 2001

Merritt Athletic Clubs Names American Council on Exercise (ACE) as a Preferred Certification Provider

SAN DIEGO—Merritt Athletic Clubs, based in Maryland, has selected the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as a preferred certification provider for its growing network of full-service athletic clubs. Through this relationship, all fitness professionals working for Merritt clubs will have the opportunity to become ACE certified. ACE, the largest nonprofit fitness certifying organization, set ...

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April 23, 2001

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Provides Tips for Beginners on How to Prepare for First 5K

SAN DIEGO--Whether the goal is personal fitness, community support or a pure sense of accomplishment, running and finishing a 5-kilometer (5K) race is a realistic pursuit, even for novice runners. Because proper training is so important, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) has developed tips to get the beginning runner on the right path to the finish line. Set Attainable Goals: A 5K ...

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April 17, 2001

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Names Eastern Regional Manager

SAN DIEGO—Brett Schuchat has been named as the eastern regional manager for the American Council on Exercise (ACE), announced Scott Goudeseune, ACE’s vice president of sales and business development. Schuchat, who is based in Tampa, Fla., joins the San Diego-based nonprofit organization with extensive sales experience in the manufacturing side of the fitness industry. During his career, he ...

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April 10, 2001

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Selected as Preferred Certification Provider by Mid-Atlantic Club Management Association (MACMA)

SAN DIEGO—The Mid-Atlantic Club Management Association (MACMA) has selected the American Council on Exercise (ACE) to be a preferred certification provider for its network of 70 clubs. Through this relationship, all fitness professionals working for a MACMA member club will have the opportunity to become ACE certified. ACE, the largest nonprofit fitness certifying organization, sets the st ...

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April 5, 2001

IHRSA/ACE Fitness Professionals of the Year Announced at IHRSA’s International Convention and Trade Show

SAN DIEGO--The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) developed the IHRSA/ACE Fitness Professionals of the Year awards to acknowledge superior professionalism and service in the industry. During a special presentation at IHRSA’s 20th Anniversary International Convention & Trade Show, Friday, March 23, in San Francisco, Calif., IHRS ...

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March 5, 2001

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Brings Practical Training Program to Ten U.S. Cities this June

SAN DIEGO--The American Council on Exercise (ACE) will offer its Practical Training Program at 10 locations across the country on June 16-17, 2001. The 15-hour program, which provides entry-level personal trainers with hands-on training to improve their skills and further their careers, will be offered in the following cities: Los Angeles, Calif. San Francisco, Calif. Denver, ...

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February 26, 2001

American Council on Exercise Aligns with University of California, San Diego to Develop New Fitness Professional Certificate Program

SAN DIEGO--The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has partnered with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Extension’s program to develop an improved Professional Certificate in Fitness Instruction and Exercise Science for aspiring fitness professionals. Through this 20-unit professional certificate program, students will complete in-depth academic courses and practical, hands-on tr ...

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February 26, 2001

Americans Found New Paths to Fitness during American Council on Exercise's National Fitness on Call Hotline Held January 13

SAN DIEGO--The millennium may have changed, but American’s top fitness questions haven’t. At least that’s what came across during the American Council on Exercise’s (ACE’s) fifth-annual Fitness on Call hotline, held Saturday, Jan. 13, in San Diego, and sponsored by Prevention magazine and The San Diego Union-Tribune. As in past years, the public wanted to know the basics: how t ...

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February 16, 2001

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Named Preferred Certification Organization for Pacific Northwest-based FitLife Club Network

BEAVERTON, OREGON—FitLife Club Network, which operates 68 fitness centers serving 250,000 members in the Pacific Northwest, has named the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as its preferred certification organization. Through this alliance, all fitness professionals working for a FitLife facility will eventually become ACE certified. ACE, the largest nonprofit fitness certifying organizat ...

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January 11, 2001

American Council on Exercise (ACE) and International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Join Forces to Develop Comprehensive Fitness Testing and Education

SAN DIEGO--The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) has selected the American Council on Exercise (ACE)—the world’s largest nonprofit fitness organization—to collaborate in the development and implementation of the IAFF’s new Peer Fitness Trainer Certification for Fire Fighters. The purpose of the Peer Fitness Trainer (PFT) Certification is to identify fire fighters that have de ...

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January 2, 2001

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Helps Nation Jumpstart New Year's Fitness Program during 2001 Fitness on Call

SAN DIEGO--It’s time for the 2001 Fitness on Call hotline, the American Council on Exercise and Prevention Magazine’s annual exercise hotline. On Saturday, January 13, from 6 a.m.-5 p.m. (PST) ACE wants the public to do something simple and free to help improve their lives—Pick up the phone and dial 1-888-397-2473 (EXRCISE). Volunteer ACE-certified fitness professionals will answer ...

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December 22, 2000

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Hires First Field Sales Manager

SAN DIEGO—Graham Melstrand has been named as the field sales manager for the American Council on Exercise (ACE), announced Scott Goudeseune, ACE’s vice president of sales and business development. This is the first outside sales position in ACE’s 15-year history. Melstrand, who will be based in Thorton, Colo., joins the San Diego-based nonprofit organization with nearly 10 years of sales exp ...

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December 14, 2000

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Announces Certification Dates and Sites for 2001

SAN DIEGO – Fitness enthusiasts around the world will have opportunities in 2001 to turn their passion into a profession by registering to take the American Council on Exercise’s (ACE) certification exams. The world’s largest nonprofit fitness certifying organization will hold exams in approximately 30 cities across the U.S. and the world on: February 10, 2001 May 5, 2001 August 11 ...

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November 21, 2000

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Offers Tips for Keeping off the Holiday Pounds

SAN DIEGO—Adding a few extra pounds and inches during the holidays has always been a concern, but with the increasing rates of obesity and weight-related diseases such as type II diabetes and heart disease, Americans need to be a little more serious about celebratory food habits. Luckily, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and its weight-loss spokesperson, Dr. Daniel S. Kirschenbaum, have ...

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November 17, 2000

American Council on Exercise (ACE) to Reach People Across the Country During 2001 Fitness on Call Hotline

SAN DIEGO—It’s time for the 2001 Fitness on Call hotline, the annual exercise hotline hosted by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and Prevention Magazine. On Saturday, January 13, from 6 a.m.-5 p.m. (PST) ACE wants the public to do something simple and free to help improve their lives—pick up the phone and dial 1-888-397-2473 (EXRCISE ...

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October 31, 2000

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Develops Precor Training Program

SAN DIEGO—To help further its mission of providing a safe fitness environment for the public, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) is working with equipment manufacturer Precor to train group fitness instructors to properly teach classes designed around the EFX ® Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer™. ACE, the leading nonprofit fitness education provider in the world, assisted Precor in ...

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October 11, 2000

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Makes Fitness Trend Predictions for 2001

SAN DIEGO—The American Council on Exercise (ACE) didn’t skip a beat when they successfully predicted that online coaching and personal training, adventure workouts, children’s fitness and high-tech fitness equipment were key fitness trends for the beginning of the new millennium. Through its research, “workout watchdog” studies, and worldwide network of certified fitness professional ...

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October 2, 2000

American Council on Exercise Offers ACE FitnessMatters Magazine as a Healthy Holiday Gift Idea

SAN DIEGO—While frantically racing from store to store for holiday shopping may be “running” – that’s not quite the workout the American Council on Exercise (ACE) has in mind. Stress relief may be found, however, in the perfect gift: ACE FitnessMatters magazine. Published by the nation’s “workout watchdog,” the bimonthly magazine features current research on the l ...

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September 29, 2000

American Council on Exercise (ACE) and Gold's Gym International Forge New Partnership

SAN DIEGO—The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has been selected as the exclusive provider of professional fitness certification and continuing education for Gold’s Gym International, a franchise operation with approximately 550 clubs across the globe. Through this agreement, ACE certification will be required for all fitness professionals working for a Gold’s facility. ACE, the la ...

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August 23, 2000

The American Council on Exercise Offers Tips on Motivating Children to Get in Shape

SAN DIEGO—San Diego is host to many of the nation’s top athletes working toward peak performance at the Olympic Training Center. But according to a recent report by the California Department of Education, San Diego is also home to a large number of out-of-shape school children. Of the thousands of fifth-, seventh- and ninth-grade students in San Diego that took a 1999 fitness test, m ...

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August 23, 2000

American Council on Exercise Offers Tips on Keeping Cool When The Weather Is Hot

SAN DIEGO—It’s summertime and many people are taking advantage of the warm weather by running outdoors. But, according to the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the heat may beat them before they have the chance to finish the first mile. Only fifteen minutes into a run, a person’s body temperature could be as high as 5° F above normal and continuing could bring on fatigue and heat illness.

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April 24, 2000

Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) Claims Exposed by American Council on Exercise Study

SAN DIEGO—Capitalizing on the age-old “get fit quick myth,” Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) advertisements have become a mainstay of late night television, the Internet and many in-flight magazines. Most promise “rock solid abs” and firmer thighs and buttocks—all without breaking a sweat. However, according to a new American Council on Exercise (ACE) study, published in its magazine, A ...

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March 20, 2000

Operation FitKids and American Council on Exercise Pledge $300,000 to San Diego Kids

SAN DIEGO - By the time National Fitness Month rolls around in May, San Diego’s underserved children will have an extra incentive to shape up. In conjunction with the San Diego-based American Council on Exercise (ACE), Operation FitKids will pledge more than $300,000 in funds and equipment to improve fitness facilities for children in twelve local schools and community centers. ...

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March 19, 2000

American Council on Exercise Unveils New "ACE Club Program"

SAN DIEGO - With the mission of supporting the growth of health and fitness clubs that have a commitment to quality certification and education, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) has launched the new ACE Club Program. "We want to make it easier for clubs to bring their staff to a higher level," says Ken Germano, ACE executive director. "After all, a better educated and trained sta ...

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February 24, 2000

American Council on Exercise (ACE) is First and Only Fitness Certifying Organization to be Granted College Credit Recommendations for its Exams

SAN DIEGO - The American Council on Exercise (ACE) announced today the successful evaluation of its certification exams by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service. ACE is now the first and only fitness certifying organization to obtain college credit recommendations for its exams. Approximately 1100 colleges and universities nationwide recognize the Am ...

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February 9, 2000

American Council on Exercise and First Fitness Inc. Team up to Educate Home and Commercial Fitness Product Sales Professionals

SAN DIEGO - First Fitness Inc. and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) are pleased to announce a strategic alliance to introduce the Fitness Equipment Specialist Certificate, a comprehensive sales and fitness certificate training program. In an effort to bring much needed fitness education to professionals that sell home and commercial fitness equipment, First Fitness teamed up with ...

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February 3, 2000

American Council on Exercise Provides Tips for Choosing Online Personal Trainers

SAN DIEGO - Once thought to be the exclusive domain of the rich and famous, personal trainers have become increasingly popular among the general public. Today, personal trainers are riding the dot-com wave, making their services more accessible and affordable than ever. Despite the obvious benefits of online training, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) asserts that cyber training i ...

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December 13, 1999

Nation’s "Workout Watchdog" Peers into the Future of Fitness

SAN DIEGO - When one year ago, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) predicted that cardio kickboxing, mind/body techniques, sports-specific workouts, elliptical trainers and older adult fitness programs were key fitness trends for 1999, they proved to be right on the mark. Through its research, "workout watchdog" activities, and world-wide network of certified trainers, ACE continues ...

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December 3, 1999

Fourth Annual 'Fitness on Call' Answers America's Workout Questions on Jan. 15, 2000

SAN DIEGO - Assuming we’re all still here on Jan. 15, 2000, it’ll be high time to work off all that stockpiled food. Now THAT’s a New Year’s resolution. But what’s the best way to burn calories in a world mired by Y2K maladies? The American Council on Exercise (ACE) can answer that question and more through its "Fitness on Call" hotline. The fourth-annual ACE "Fitness on Call" sponso ...

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November 19, 1999

Before You Hit The Slopes: Training Tips From American Council on Exercise Help Prepare You For The Snowboard and Ski Season

SAN DIEGO - You don’t have to wait for snow to get ready for ski and snowboard season. Start training now—help avoid injury, and sail past those other ski bums and boarders on your way down the mountain. According to the American Council on Exercise (ACE), dusting the competition or showing off for friends are not the only reasons to get in shape before the snow season. Skiing and ...

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November 18, 1999

American Council on Exercise Offers Tips on Exercising In The Cold

SAN DIEGO - The biggest concern for exercising in the cold is hypothermia, or too much heat loss. When you exercise in a cold environment you must consider one primary factor: how much heat will your body lose during exercise? Heat loss is controlled in two ways: 1. insulation - body fat plus clothing; and 2. environmental factors - temperature, wind and whether you're exercisin ...

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October 4, 1999

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Offers Tips On Choosing A Health Club

SAN DIEGO - Choosing a health club can rank high on the confusion meter. Membership contracts, pricing options, and availability and variety of classes can all factor into which club you join. And with winter workouts just around the corner, knowing what to look for in a club is even more important. "People need to find an exercise environment they enjoy," said ACE executive director K ...

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September 17, 1999

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Professionals Say Do More Squats, Lunges

SAN DIEGO - Forget about "butt-busting" fitness gadgets. A recent poll of American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified fitness professionals found simple squats and lunges to be the best ways to tone and shape the gluteal muscles. In the May/June issue of ACE FitnessMatters, more than 36,000 ACE-certified fitness professionals were asked to name the best exercise for achieving a ...

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August 2, 1999

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Announces New Executive Director

SAN DIEGO - Ken Germano, a twenty-year veteran of the fitness industry, has been named executive director for the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Germano replaces Sheryl Marks Brown, who co-founded ACE in 1985 and is leaving the organization to pursue other interests. Bringing extensive corporate experience to the San Diego-based nonprofit organization, Germano is expected to broad ...

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July 13, 1999

American Council on Exercise Offers Tips on Keeping Cool When The Weather Is Hot

SAN DIEGO - It's summertime and you head out for a run. Before you even finish the first mile, your body feels as though it might ignite from the heat. It's not your imagination. Fifteen minutes into your run and your body temperature could be as high as 5° F above normal. If you were to continue at this pace, fatigue and heat illness would no doubt take over. Strategies To Protect Your ...

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July 12, 1999

ACE Research Team Counts Calories, Confirms Benefits of Cardio Kickboxing

SAN DIEGO - Whether or not Billy Blanks’ Tae-Bo workout tapes have anything to do with it, exercise enthusiasts are demanding cardio kickboxing classes at their neighborhood fitness centers. At gyms across the country, the classes are the hottest thing going, and now, thanks to a recent study by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), consumers can be assured they are getting a good aerobic wo ...

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June 30, 1999

How to Choose a Personal Trainer: Guidelines from the American Council on Exercise

SAN DIEGO - Would you go to an unlicensed doctor? No. So, why work out with an uncertified fitness instructor? The American Council on Exercise (ACE), a nonprofit educational organization, stresses the fundamental importance of using qualified personal trainers as the number one way to ensure a safe and effective workout. According to ACE Chief Exercise Physiologist Richard Cot ...

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June 4, 1999

American Council on Exercise Helps Take the Guesswork Out of Purchasing Home Exercise Equipment

SAN DIEGO - It’s no surprise that much of the home fitness equipment bought these days winds up in the closet collecting dust. A recent Fitness Products Council study found that 50 million households nationwide own some type of fitness equipment, but nearly one-third of the equipment isn’t used regularly. With sales of $5 billion a year, the industry offers many options which can make ...

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June 3, 1999

Flat Stomach, Strong Muscles and the Right Equipment are What Americans Want Most According to the American Council on Exercise

SAN DIEGO - Flat stomachs, strong muscles and the right fitness equipment top the wish list of callers to "Fitness on Call," the third annual hotline sponsored by the nonprofit American Council on Exercise (ACE) and Family Circle magazine. Although these subjects were the most asked about there was a wide range of interest in fitness issues. The youngest caller, a 13 year old, wanted to know ...

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June 3, 1999

Winning Treadmills in ''Excellence in Customer Satisfaction'' Awards Announced Today by Harris Black International and the American Council on Exercise

NEW YORK - Since 1996, nearly 12 million U.S. households reported purchasing a treadmill-making it one of the most popular pieces of home fitness equipment. Now, home treadmills have undergone intense evaluation, thanks to the "Excellence in Customer Satisfaction" awards, a new survey jointly announced by Harris Black International, Ltd. (HBI), a leading market research firm, and the American ...

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April 8, 1999

ACE Study Proves 'Four Minutes To Fitness' Claim Is No Exercise Shortcut

SAN DIEGO - When Time Works boasted that its new exercise machine would achieve "full-body fitness in just four minutes a day," the American Council on Exercise (ACE) put their claims to the test. Time Works' claims are made in an infomercial for the exercise machine, featuring fitness personality Gilad Janklowicz and actress Leigh Taylor Young. Since being released in early 1998, Time ...

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April 8, 1999

ACE Helps Exercisers Kick Their Way to Fitness with Cardio Kickboxing

SAN DIEGO - Cardio kickboxing, one of the hottest fitness trends to hit gyms in recent years, is quickly replacing step aerobics and indoor cycling as the most popular fitness class in gyms across the nation. Spurred on by the success of Billy Blanks’ Tae-Bo video workout, cardio kickboxing and other martial arts-inspired workouts are motivating many people to get off the couch and into a fitn ...

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February 15, 1999

Harris Black International and ACE Join Forces - ACE Awards for Home Exercise Equipment Announced

ROCHESTER, NY - Harris Black International, Ltd. (HBI) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE), a nonprofit organization committed to promoting active, healthy lifestyles, have partnered to develop a series of national customer satisfaction surveys on home exercise equipment. The electronically administered ACE/HBI customer satisfaction surveys are designed to promote physical activity throu ...

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December 21, 1998

1999 Fitness Trend Predictions from the American Council on Exercise

SAN DIEGO - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), a nonprofit health and fitness organization, offers the following fitness trend predictions for 1999: People exercising for the "health" of it vs. exercising to obtain the perfect body. With the 1996 Surgeon General’s Report and a deluge of other research confirming the health benefits of physical activity, more people, especia ...

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December 10, 1998

The American Council on Exercise Launches New Advanced Certification: Clinical Exercise Specialist

SAN DIEGO - It’s no secret that exercise is an important component in maintaining health and wellbeing. So it makes good sense that healthcare and fitness professionals would work together to meet the complex needs of patients. Unfortunately, this is not typically the case. In an effort to bridge the gap between the medical and fitness fields, the American Council on Exercise ( ...

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September 18, 1998

Fit Is Fundamental When Selecting A Sports Bra, Says The American Council On Exercise

SAN DIEGO - A recent study confirms that a large majority of women experience breast discomfort while exercising. And to compound the problem, they don't know where to turn for advice, opting instead to either suffer in silence or avoid exercise altogether. To help reduce this problem and keep women exercising, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) recommends selecting a sports bra th ...

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September 17, 1998

American Council On Exercise Scrutinizes Sports Bras

SAN DIEGO - A new study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) reveals that some top-selling sports bras provide no more support than standard, everyday bras. Though the sports bra has been around for more than two decades, advances in design and construction have done little to prevent women from experiencing breast discomfort while exercising. A recent study confirms ...

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August 28, 1998

Coax Your Kids Off The Couch And Onto A Fun Fitness Routine, Says The American Council on Exercise

SAN DIEGO - Warning: Too much TV-watching can be hazardous to your child's health! According to a recent study conducted at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the more television children watch, the greater the odds are that they will be sedentary and overweight. The study, queried more than 4,000 children ages 8 to 16 about their exercise habits and was spearheaded by Ross Andersen, Ph.D. ...

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August 27, 1998

American Council on Exercise’s Energy2 Burn Program Gets Kids Moving

SAN DIEGO - Since its inception two years ago, the American Council on Exercise's (ACE) Energy2 Burn program has motivated more than 43,000 youngsters to move. In 1996, the Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health announced that nearly half of American youths (ages 12-21) are not vigorously active on a regular basis and that one-fourth never participate in any ...

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June 24, 1998

Exercisers Beware: The American Council on Exercises' Pros Divulge Most Common Workout Mistakes

SAN DIEGO - Wanna see a fitness professional sweat? Just engage in one of the ten most common workout mistakes made in health clubs and gyms across the country. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), the largest nonprofit fitness certifying organization in the world, called upon more than 3,000 ACE-certified fitness professionals across the country to give their take on the worst mist ...

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June 15, 1998

Fitness Can Offset Fatness In New Federal Standards, Says The American Council On Exercise

SAN DIEGO - To all the Americans newly deemed obese by the latest guidelines announced by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the American Council on Exercise (ACE) sends this message: Don’t panic. Moreover: Don’t give up. "The good news is that you can have a high body mass index (BMI - a relative measure of body height to body weight) and can actually be healthier than ...

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May 26, 1998

American Council on Exercise Introduces Exercise for Older Adults: ACE's Guide for Fitness Professionals

SAN DIEGO - Noticed a few more gray heads in the gym lately? According to a study conducted by American Sports Data Inc., the number of Americans aged 55 and older who joined health clubs grew 145 percent between 1988 and 1995. This number continues to increase as older adults realize that exercise enables them to live, work and function more effectively in their everyday lives. In res ...

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May 21, 1998

Are all elliptical trainers created equal? American Council on Exercise Puts Latest Fitness Trend to the Test

SAN DIEGO - When it comes to elliptical trainers, you get what you pay for. This was the conclusion drawn by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) on a study of elliptical trainers, the latest breed of fitness machines to hit infomercial airwaves and gyms. ACE’s study also confirms their effectiveness, but uncovers a direct correlation between prices of elliptical trainers designed for home u ...

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April 14, 1998

It's Never Too Late to Start A Fitness Program Says the American Council On Exercise

SAN DIEGO - You’ve heard it all your life: Exercise is good for you. But it’s too late to start. You’re afraid of injury and failure, feel limited by chronic disease and conditions, and have misconceptions about what type of exercise is appropriate. Besides, you’ve finally reached your "golden years" and there really isn’t any point in worrying about physical fitness – right? Wrong. ...

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February 3, 1998

Pros Choices: Best Exercise Products for Under $20

SAN DIEGO - The Good News: We’re beginning to understand the benefits of regular exercise. The Bad News: We think that staying in shape is too expensive. The Best News: The American Council on Exercise (ACE) assures us; it’s easy to tone up on the tightest of budgets. ACE, the largest nonprofit fitness certifying organization in the world, called upon more than 3,000 ACE-certified fitn ...

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November 26, 1997

Healthy Resolutions Worth Sticking To from the American Council on Exercise

SAN DIEGO -‘Tis the season to make New Year’s resolutions and the pros at the American Council on Exercise (ACE) offer these tips to help you stick to your plans for a healthier lifestyle: DON’T FOCUS ON WEIGHT LOSS There’s not much you can do about your genetics, and if you ain’t Kate Moss by now, you probably never will be. Don’t let your weight be the index of your s ...

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October 20, 1997

ACE Offers Tips for Indoor Cyclers

SAN DIEGO - Some call it torturous, others exhilarating. But there’s no denying its popularity – some see indoor cycling, commonly referred to as "Spinning," as the biggest thing to hit the fitness industry since step aerobics. What sets these classes apart from the usual boredom of stationary cycling is the visual imagery provided by instructors. Participants are led on a "virtual" outdoor ...

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October 19, 1997

Indoor Cycling, America's Hottest Fitness Craze, Geared for the Conditioned, New ACE Study Finds

SAN DIEGO - Promoted as a "workout for all fitness levels," group indoor cycling, commonly referred to as "Spinning," can be too intense for beginning exercisers, according to a new research study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise (ACE). The study, conducted by the exercise physiology laboratory at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), and reported in the Novemb ...

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April 24, 1997

Top-Selling Fitness Product Is Not a Quick Fix: New Study Shows Ineffectiveness of Popular Air Glider Devices For Staying in Shape

SAN DIEGO - The air glider machine, the fitness industry’s top-selling infomercial product, may be less effective than a quick walk or slow jog for most exercise enthusiasts, according to a new study by the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Researchers from the exercise physiology laboratory at California State University, Northridge, reported in ACE FitnessMatters, ACE’s bi-mo ...

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February 4, 1997

New Findings Support Old Methods Average Sit-Up Puts The Crunch On High-Priced Abdominal Trainers, Says New American Council On Exercise Study

SAN DIEGO - A new study to be published in ACE FitnessMatters puts the crunch on dramatic claims from high-priced abdominal trainers like the Ab Roller Plus, ABSculptor, and ABWorks. The study reveals that while popular abdominal devices claim to "trim 4-6 inches off your frame" and give you "the World’s Greatest Abs," none are more effective—or as inexpensive—as the old-fashione ...

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July 3, 1996

American Council On Exercise Says Kids Have Energy2 Burn!

SAN DIEGO - Since its inception two years ago, the American Council on Exercise's (ACE) Energy2 Burn program has motivated more than 43,000 youngsters to move. In 1996, the Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health announced that nearly half of American youths (ages 12-21) are not vigorously active on a regular basis and that one-fourth never participate in any ...

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May 9, 1996

American Council On Exercise Research Makes Treadmill Shopping a Walk in the Park

SAN DIEGO - More people are going nowhere fast since the treadmill became the most popular piece of home exercise equipment three years ago. Now, research in the current issue of the American Council on Exercise (ACE) publication, ACE FitnessMatters helps shoppers get in stride with the top five models. The research will be especially helpful to shoppers motivated by a study rec ...

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January 24, 1996

Treadmills Burn More Calories Than Aerobic Riders According To New Study By American Council On Exercise

SAN DIEGO - Results of a new study by the nonprofit American Council on Exercise (ACE) say while novice exercisers will get the most out of the aerobic riders, consumers who are already fit might be better off working out on a treadmill versus the HealthRider, Cardioglide or E-Force (aerobic riders), currently some of the most popular pieces of fitness equipment on the market. The study ...

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