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8 Mistakes to Avoid When Leading a Fitness Class in a Public Space

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by ACE FITNESS

As an ACE Certified Professional, your class participants and others look to you as a health and fitness role model, so it’s important to make sure you are acting professional and courteous in all situations. Since regulations and etiquette that applies to using public spaces for training can oftentimes be hazy, we’ve created this infographic depicting mistakes to avoid when training in a public space so that your classes can remain functional and professional.

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The Benefits of Workplace Wellness Programs

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by ACE FITNESS

How do you help people improve their health and well-being? By reaching them where they spend a good share of their time—the workplace. Here’s what ACE is doing to help employers prepare employees to establish lifelong healthy behavioral patterns by implementing effective, science-based wellness programs.

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The State of Obesity Report: A Cry for Help Health and Fitness Professionals Can Answer

Friday, September 05, 2014 by ACE FITNESS

The 2014 “State of Obesity” report that was recently released recommended obesity prevention services be delivered by “a broader array of health providers and entities” in the community setting. It’s a significant recognition that will play an important role in bringing well-qualified health and fitness professionals into the healthcare team. Read on for ACE's take.

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Recognition by USPSTF a Milestone Moment for Exercise Professionals

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 by ACE FITNESS

The United States Preventive Services Task Force released a recommendation that, for the first time, names exercise professionals as providers of behavior change programming -- which includes structured, supervised physical activity -- as part of the healthcare system.

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A Look at Personal Trainer Regulatory Bills

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by ACE FITNESS

There’s been talk lately about what role fitness professionals can play in the healthcare arena, and policymakers in several states have introduced bills that would regulate how fitness professionals could work alongside other allied health professions. ACE working on your behalf to ensure that any legislation that would regulate the profession will protect consumers without creating unnecessary burden or expense for fitness professionals. Here’s a look at the current state of these efforts.

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About ACE

Founded in 1985, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) is a nonprofit organization committed to America’s health and wellbeing. Over the past 25 years, we have become an established resource for health and fitness professionals, and the public, providing comprehensive, unbiased, scientific research impacting the fitness industry and validating ourselves as the country’s trusted authority on health and fitness.

Today, ACE is the largest nonprofit health and fitness certification, education and training organization in the world with more than 55,000 certified professionals who hold more than 60,000 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.