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Our Mission
The American Council on Exercise® is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective exercise and physical activity. As America’s Authority on Fitness, ACE protects all segments of society against ineffective fitness products, programs and trends through its ongoing public education, outreach and research. ACE further protects the public by setting certification and continuing education standards for fitness professionals.

Who We Are

Founded in 1985, the American Council on Exercise® (ACE ®) is a nonprofit organization committed to America’s health and wellbeing. Over the past 29 years, we have become an established resource for both fitness professionals and consumers, providing comprehensive, unbiased, scientific research impacting the fitness industry and validating ourselves as the country’s trusted authority on fitness.

Today, ACE is the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world with nearly 50,000 certified professionals who hold more than 55,000 ACE certifications. With a long heritage in certification, education, training and public outreach, we are among the most respected fitness organizations in the industry and a resource consumers have come to trust for health and fitness education.


What We Do

Educate and certify thousands of fitness professionals annually supporting them in providing safe and effective exercise instruction to millions of individuals.

Develop and distribute publications, study materials, online courses, live workshops, webinars and university curriculum programs that provide quality, comprehensive certification and continuing education solutions for fitness-career focused individuals.

Serve as America’s Authority on Fitness® by equipping fitness professionals and consumers with credible information, resources, research and tools on safe and effective exercise and fitness products, programs and trends.

Connect consumers with certified professionals through outreach, online tools and social networking providing opportunities for fitness professionals to advance their career; a partnership for consumers to be empowered to reach their health and fitness goals; and a platform to discuss physical activity initiatives and policy.

Build powerful collaborative relationships with the world’s leading advocates for consumers, educators and professionals in the fitness and health industries, expanding our reach and working in cooperation with other organizations to support health and fitness around the globe.

Contact ACE

American Council on Exercise (ACE)

4851 Paramount Drive
San Diego, California 92123
(driving directions)

Available by phone Monday-Friday, 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. (PST)

Phone:  1-858-279-8227
Toll-Free:  1-888-825-3636
Fax:  1-858-576-6564

Email: support@acefitness.org

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Impact Report 2013

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Our Vision

ACE is a progressive organization attuned to the most current industry trends and key health issues facing our country. With adult and childhood obesity being a major crisis affecting Americans in the 21st century, ACE is devoted to educating consumers about the critical need to regularly engage in physical activity. We seek to inspire, motivate and encourage America to make healthy living an integral part of our society.

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