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Wednesday, July 09, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Why We Need to Stop Obsessing over the Scale

Are your clients obsessed with the scale? They’re not alone. Too many people live and die by the number on the scale, explains ACE Certified pro Jonathan Ross, who recommends helping clients change their focus from weight to what they want to do in their lives. After all, living in a capable body that allows us to stay connected and fully participate in that which we love and to do it with those we love is what most of us truly seek from fitness.

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

10 Exercises for Rock-hard Abs

Sure, rock-hard abs look great, but they’re also crucial for every stage of life. ACE Certified Pro Chris Freytag explains how to train the core smarter—not harder—so it not only looks good, it’s stronger and functions effectively so we can do all the things our lives require. Check out these 10 exercises that, when combined with a healthy diet, will help you develop rock hard abs and a fully functional core.

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Saturday, July 05, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

A Fitness Pro's Guide to Surviving the Summer

The summer months can be a challenge for fitness pros, with lower class numbers and cancellations nearly every day. How can you keep your energy and enthusiasm up in the face of dwindling participation? ACE Certified fitness pro Shannon Fable shares six tips that will help the summer fly by and leave you revved up and excited for fall.

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Thursday, July 03, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

How to Select the Right Sets and Tempo for Your Clients

So far in this series on exercise program design, we have covered the principles of specificity and overload, as well as the application of the program design variables exercise selection, intensity and repetitions. In part 3, we address the principle of progression and how to apply the variables of sets and tempo.

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Why You Should Take Time to Meditate

You probably know that meditation offers a wide range of benefits, but exactly how do you get started? ACE Certified Pro and mind-body expert Lawrence Biscontini explains why you should make the time to meditate and how even a few minutes a day can help calm the mind, reduce your stress and dramatically improve your overall health and wellbeing.

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

ACE Participates in First-of-its-kind Health Policy Fair on Capitol Hill

ACE advocacy staff recently met with members of Congress to discuss ways to help Americans become more physically active and how we all can support a cultural shift toward wellness. ACE also used the opportunity to explain the important role that qualified fitness professionals and health coaches play in the healthcare arena. Read on for more information about the #WhyGetActive Health Policy Fair on Capitol Hill and what it means for fitness professionals.

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Monday, June 30, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

The Best and Worst Fourth of July Food and Drinks

Have you ever noticed that most of our holiday traditions center around food? The Fourth of July is no exception, with barbecues and all the fixings taking center stage. But this day doesn’t have to be a dietary disaster, explain the Nutrition Twins. Here are their best tips for celebrating Independence Day without sabotaging your healthy-eating efforts.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

How to Select the Right Intensity and Repetitions for Your Clients

One of the most common challenges faced by the average fitness enthusiast is reaching a plateau, where exercise no longer seems to have an effect and the body stops making any physiological changes. In part two of an ongoing series, ACE Certified Personal Trainer Pete McCall explains why this happens and how to adjust the variables of intensity and repetitions so you can help your clients reach their goals.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

How to Select the Right Exercises for Your Clients

In this first in an ongoing series examining the principles and variables of program design and how they can be applied to create results for clients, ACE Certified Personal Trainer Pete McCall explains the art and science of selecting the right exercises when designing an exercise program.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Summer Boot Camp: Core Workout

Summer is finally here, which means it’s time to start strengthening and toning up for the season. In this three-part workout series, exercises for the arms, core and legs will have you looking your best and feeling strong as you take advantage of all the fun activities summer has to offer. This week’s focus: core.

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By Stephanie Thielen | 0 Comments