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Are you studying for the ACE certification exam? Interested in becoming an ACE-certified personal trainer or other fitness professional? Get study tips and gain insight, motivation and confidence from staff here at ACE and learn from others currently studying for the ACE certification exam.

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Friday, July 26, 2013

How to Remember What You Study

Feeling nervous about trying to learn and memorize all the necessary information to pass your ACE certification exam? Dr. Michael Mantell offers some great advice and shares his tips for making the most of your study time and actually absorbing the material you are trying to learn.

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Friday, June 28, 2013

How many questions do I need to get right to pass the exam?

If you’re preparing to take your exam, you might be wondering exactly how many correct answers you need to successfully pass your exam. To help put your mind at ease, here is a review of the types of questions you can expect to see, which ones will be graded and how many you need to get right.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

What do I really need to know from ACE’s Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals manual?

If you’re just starting to study for your ACE certification exam, you might be feeling overwhelmed by the volume of material you need to absorb and understand, beginning with ACE’s Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals. Here is a chapter-by-chapter guide to tackling this foundational manual, along with tips on what information you should be focusing on for the exam.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

My Exam Day Is Here! What Do I Need to Do?

If your exam date is looming, you undoubtedly have a lot of questions, including what to bring, what to expect and how soon you will be able to learn your results. Here are the answers to all your questions so you can make sure your exam day goes smoothly and is as stress-free as possible.

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Friday, May 31, 2013

My exam is right around the corner and I’ve completed the study materials. What should I focus on?

You’re in the home stretch and want to maximize your study prep in the week or two before the exam. Here are some great study strategies that have proven effective in the period leading up to your exam.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Math on the Exam: We’ve Got You Covered

If it’s been years since you did any math you may be worried about some of the exam questions requiring you to use formulas and determine a correct answer. The good news is that the amount of questions involving math on the exams is minimal. Plus, we’ve created two math-specific tools—the Helpful Formulas Sheet and the Fitness Math course—that, with a little practice, will have you breezing through those math questions in no time.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Everything You Need to Know About Earning an ACE Advanced Certification

If you’ve decided to pursue one of ACE’s advanced certifications, it’s a good idea to take a moment and ensure that you meet all the eligibility requirements for that particular certification. Here are specific prerequisites for the ACE Health Coach and ACE Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist certifications, along with instructions on how to submit the necessary documentation before sitting for your exam.

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

How to Better Understand the Role of a Fitness Professional (Even Before You Pass Your Exam)

Don’t wait until you’ve passed your ACE certification exam before getting some firsthand experience working as, or shadowing other, fitness professionals. Regardless of which certification you choose to pursue, these great tips will help you gain much-needed hands-on experience and understanding of the role of each fitness profession.

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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

CEC Opportunities You May Not Know About

You know you can earn CECs through live workshops, conferences and online courses, but that’s just the beginning. Here are several ways you may not have considered that will allow you to earn the CECs you need to renew your certification.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

7 Things You Should Know About Exam Registration

If you’ve recently purchased your Personal Trainer Study Bundle, there are a few important things to remember as you start preparing for your exam—7 things, to be exact. From expiration dates to CPR/AED certification, here’s what you need to know as you get closer to taking your exam.

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