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Are you a personal trainer, group fitness instructor or other practicing fitness professional? Thought leaders from ACE and throughout the industry will keep you on the forefront of fitness with the latest research, best practices, and innovative tools and techniques to boost your fitness career. Plus get practical information, insight and tips in the areas of functional movement, strength training, cardio training, core training, metabolic conditioning, performance training, group exercise, small group training, mind-body, behavior change, coaching and motivation for lasting results with clients.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Obesity Weighing Down Military Recruiting Efforts

Every day, young Americans whose greatest wish is to serve their country are turned away at recruiting stations because they are too overweight to join up. Drew Littman, policy director for the Campaign to End Obesity, argues that we must ensure that youth have access to the necessary preventative tools that enable them to eat better, exercise more and address the obesity epidemic that has now risen to become a national security issue.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Military Boot Camp-inspired Plank Workout

We are so grateful to the brave men and women who serve at home and around the world, who have sacrificed so much for the freedoms we enjoy. Not only are we grateful for your service, we are inspired by your commitment to fitness. The following military-inspired plank workout was created by ACE Salute You Scholarship recipient, Valetta SuRae, an Army veteran and ACE Certified Personal Trainer.

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Thursday, November 06, 2014

Top Exercises for Pain-free Knees

Is there a secret to developing strong, great-looking legs without increasing the risk of painful knees? Biomechanics expert Justin Price offers his top exercises for building great-looking legs while minimizing the risk of injury and knee pain.

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Thursday, November 06, 2014

How to Create a Diabetes Intervention and Prevention Exercise Program

More than 29 million Americans have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, which means at some point in your career you will likely work with clients who suffer from this chronic disease. In recognition of National Diabetes Month, we spoke with ACE pro Jacqueline Sinke, who shares detailed information about her Diabetes Intervention and Prevention (DIP) Exercise Program, and explains how you can create effective exercise programs for your clients with diabetes.

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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

4 Fall Superfoods Swaps

Fall is here! And with it come some delicious, nutrient-packed superfoods that are guaranteed to boost your health and add flavor to your meals. Here are four great foods—and some easy recipes—that can help improve both the quality of your meals and the health of your body.

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Monday, November 03, 2014

5 Things Fitness Professionals Should Know About Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month and, given the increasing prevalence of this disease, it is essential that fitness professionals understand how to design safe and effective exercise programs that take into account the unique needs of those with diabetes. Here are five things that every fitness professional should know about diabetes.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

7 Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Few foods are more closely associated with fall than pumpkin, but did you know that pumpkin offers great health benefits along with great taste? Learn seven health benefits of pumpkin, plus tips and recipes to expand your pumpkin repertoire beyond your basic pie.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

How to Relieve Shoulder Pain Using Myofascial Release Techniques

Shoulder pain is a fact of life for many people, especially those who spend a lot of time sitting at a desk or driving. Corrective exercise expert Justin Price explains how to perform self-myofascial release techniques that will help increase range of motion and mobility around the shoulder joint and, ultimately, reduce pain.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

5 Reasons to Grow Your Business With Online Training

Have you considered adding online training to your list of services? Creating additional sources of income is essential for the savvy fitness professional and online training is a great way to do just that. Here are five great reasons why online training may be the future of fitness training.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

How Sugar Affects Your Body

You know sugar is bad for your teeth and your waistline, but a growing body of research suggests that the negative impact of sugar is far more significant than previously thought. From appetite to heart health, learn why sugar’s sweet taste may be having a bitter effect on your body.

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