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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.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Complete Core BOSU® Workout

BOSU® Balance Trainers are a standard piece of equipment in most gyms, and their versatility allows for their inclusion in multiple workouts and exercises. These five exercises take advantage of the instability of the balance trainer, requiring you to actively engage multiple muscles and providing an effective core workout.

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Monday, December 8, 2014

How to Correct Form With Reactive Neuromuscular Training (RNT)

Reactive neuromuscular training (RNT) is an effective technique for helping clients improve their movement patterns and achieve better form during exercises. ACE Certified pro Elizabeth Kovar explains how to use RNT to help your clients improve joint stability and neuromuscular coordination, and enhance kinesthetic and proprioceptive awareness.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

9 Things We Learned About Health and Fitness in 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, it is worth taking a few minutes to review the research to see what we have learned about how exercise and physical activity can help us stay healthy and achieve our fitness goals. Covering everything from exercise intensity to the role of micro-bacteria, here are nine facts about fitness that were either realized or validated over the past year.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Top Exercises to Gain Thoracic Mobility

The thoracic spine—that space above the lumbar spine and below the cervical spine—is meant to be mobile. When we lack mobility in this region, pain and discomfort are often the result. This series of six exercises, which can be used in both group and personal training settings, are designed to improve movement and enhance motor control in the thoracic spine.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Do's and Don'ts of Flexibility Training

Do you skimp on your flexibility training? You’re not alone, as flexibility training continues to be one of the most overlooked aspects of most people’s fitness programs. While there is much debate regarding the impact of stretching on sports performance, particularly running, current research suggests there are some crucial do’s and don’t when it comes to this essential component of a well-rounded workout routine.

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Monday, December 1, 2014

4 Drills That Will Improve Your Agility

While it’s easy to understand why athletes would spend time working on speed and agility, is this type of training important for non-athletes as well? The answer is yes, and it stems from the need to perform daily functions with ease and confidence. These drills, developed by ACE Certified pro Sabrena Merrill, will help your clients develop better balance, coordination and quickness, and bring a sense of fun and playfulness to their workouts.

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Friday, November 28, 2014

3 Healthy Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Thanksgiving—a day we typically associate with over-indulgence in rich foods—is often followed by a day of regret. This year, transform those traditional heavier foods into something light and healthy to help minimize the likelihood of adding extra holiday pounds.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Breathing Techniques That Can Enhance Your Workouts and Help You Relax

From cycling to swimming to yoga, breathing is a common thread that runs through all fitness modalities. ACE Certified pro and renowned mind-body expert Lawrence Biscontini explains several common breathing techniques, which he says can not only deepen one’s sense of relaxation away from the gym, but also enhance focus, visualization, relaxation response and even intensity during workouts.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Benefits of Exercising before a Big Meal

The holiday season can present a gauntlet of temptations and challenges for clients trying to stick to their healthy lifestyle goals. Fortunately, exercising before a big holiday meal offers the body numerous benefits. Learn how to advise your clients to choose the right kind of exercise to make it easier to control hunger during holiday meals.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Total-body Circuit Workout

Integrate the five functional movement patterns into your next workout with this powerful circuit created by ACE. Squat, lunge, push, pull and rotate your way to a pre-holiday burn using portable equipment you can easily use in a gym or at home.

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