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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.

Monday, August 04, 2014

Improve Your Balance with These Six Simple Moves

Balance is a learned skill and the adage “practice makes permanent” best summarizes how to hone these skills. ACE Certified pro Lawrence Biscontini explains how anyone can improve their balance by performing six simple moves for just minutes a day.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Try This 45-Minute Boot Camp Workout

Looking for ways to freshen up your boot-camp classes? Here is a great 45-minute circuit that both your regulars and newbies are sure to love. Designed for moderate-to-advanced clients, this workout includes appropriate regressions and extended rest periods to accommodate your less-experienced participants.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Training for Movement Variability

Designing movement-based exercise programs that challenge clients through a variety of patterns can improve coordination, movement skill and increase the energy expenditure of a workout. ACE Certified pro Pete McCall explains why knowing how to challenge clients with variability in their exercise programs can help them learn the safest, most effective solutions for safely executing the movements they have to perform on a regular basis.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Six Tips for Staying Cool during Summer Workouts

Exercising outdoors in the summer can be a lot of fun, but it also can increase your risk of heat-related illness like heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Learn how you can safely exercise outside even when the mercury is on the rise. Here are six tips for staying cool while you heat up that calorie burn.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

3 Health Lies We Tell Ourselves

A little self-delusion isn’t always a bad thing—it can help us cope during some of life’s greatest trials—but it can also derail our best intentions when it comes to making healthy lifestyle choices. ACE Certified Pro Jonathan Ross describes three of the most common health lies many of us tell ourselves to feel better and why they may be doing more harm than good.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

6 Moves for a Stronger Core

While most of us wouldn’t mind having a flatter belly, what we really should be after is a healthy core and the muscular development that goes along with it. When combined with a balanced diet and a comprehensive fitness plan, the following exercises provide a multi-directional strategy for working the muscles of abdomen and back, which will give you the waist you both want and need.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

How to Select the Right Rest Intervals and Post-Training Recovery for Your Clients

In the final installment of this series focusing on the variables of exercise program design, ACE Certified pro Pete McCall explains why adequate rest intervals and post-training recovery periods may be the most important of all the variables. Here’s how you can enhance your clients’ efforts during training sessions by ensuring optimal rest and recovery periods.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Are You Meant to Be An Infopreneur?

Have you wondered how you can expand your impact and your business through writing or presenting on health and fitness topics? ACE Certified pro Jonathan Ross explains how he made this leap, including

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What’s new in the ACE Personal Trainer Manual (5th Edition)?

We’re very proud to announce that our new ACE Personal Trainer Manual (5th Edition) has arrived! Rooted in the latest science, the new manual delivers relevant tools that new professionals and industry veterans from all fields can apply to the clients of today. It marries the most recent peer-reviewed research with new information about managing a personal training business, and the evolution of our ACE Integrated Fitness Training® Model, proven to help you deliver custom, individualized program

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

6 Reasons Carbs Are Your Friend

So many people think they have to cut out all carbs if they want to lose weight, but this approach can quickly backfire. The Nutrition Twins explain how choosing the right kind of carbohydrates can make you feel more satisfied, stave off hunger, improve your health and help you lose weight.

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