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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 05, 2014

Looking Back at the Fitness Trends of 2014

As we pull together our predictions for 2015, let’s take a moment to look back at six of the best fitness trends that grabbed us in 2014 by the leg and wouldn’t let go. Will you still be following these trends in the New Year?

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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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Monday, October 27, 2014

Spooky Superset Workout

For many people, Halloween is the best holiday of the year. Unfortunately, too many treats can quickly derail your healthy-living efforts. To help keep you on track, check out this Halloween-inspired superset workout, which features pairs of exercises performed without rest in between. Not only is this an efficient way to work out, you’re going to love these super-fun and spooky moves.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

How to Relieve Lower-back Pain Using Myofascial Release

Lower-back pain is a fact of life for a significant number of adults, which means it is likely your clients will turn to you for help in relieving their pain so they can return to the activities they enjoy. Biomechanics expert Justin Price demonstrates several myofascial release techniques that can greatly improve the mobility of the feet, ankles and hips, and help alleviate lower-back pain.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Core-strengthening Stability Ball Workout

There is more to a balanced core program than just performing crunches or sit-ups. ACE Certified pro Sabrena Merrill explains why it’s important to challenge the core from a variety of different angles and presents a stability ball routine that addresses the entire functionality of the trunk muscles—flexion, extension, side bending and rotation.

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