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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, February 03, 2014

Study: Are Overweight Children and Teens Destined to Become Overweight Adults?

New research suggests that a child who is overweight by the age of five is highly likely to grow up to be an overweight teenager and adult. Pediatrician and obesity expert Dr. Natalie Digate Muth explains the implications of this new study and offers practical, proven tips for parents who want to help their children eat more healthfully and potentially avoid a lifetime of weight issues.

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Lifestyle Habits That Don’t Work: Part I

It’s nice to think that living more healthfully could be as simple as following the advice in a 140-character sound-bite, but those recommendations often do more harm than good. In this first of a two-part series, fitness pro Jonathan Ross breaks down two of the most common lifestyle habits that simply don’t work.

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Using Professional Football Skills to Market Personal Training

The NFL Combine, where college players perform a number of grueling tests to see if they have what it takes to compete at the professional level, is coming up soon. If you’re looking for some fun, interactive programming ideas for your personal-training clients or group-fitness participants, this event offers a great opportunity for your participants to “compete” against the best of the best by performing the same tests and drills.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

5 Healthy Eating Habits You Should Be Doing

Do you feel overwhelmed by all the nutritional advice you hear and feel unsure about what you really should be doing when it comes to eating healthfully? The Nutrition Twins help cut through this confusion by offering their top five healthy eating habits that you “should” be doing and why.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

5 Ways to Use Walking to Grow Your Business

Offering walking programs can be a great way to expand your business into new markets and reach those who might otherwise remain inactive. And, while walking may seem basic, with a little creativity you can use walking to benefit your business. Here are some fun programming options.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

8 Reasons to Start a Career in the Fitness Industry

With the start of a New Year, have you been considering a new career? If you have a strong desire to help others achieve their health and fitness goals and teach them how to love and appreciate fitness as much as you do, it might be time to start seriously considering becoming a personal trainer.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

3 Ways GFIs Can Up Their Game This Year

January is the best month for group fitness, as newly committed exercisers flood your classes. But if we’re not careful to give our new participants reasons to keep coming back, we may find our class numbers dwindling by March. Here are three tips to up your game with newbies and keep your classes packed all year long.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Benefits of Sandbell Training

Sandbells® by Hyperwear are changing the way personal trainers design exercise programs. We recently caught up with Master Trainer John Sinclair to learn how Sandbells can be used to create fun, challenging and engaging workout programs for clients.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Client Motivation Beyond New Year’s Resolutions

Even at the start of a New Year, when motivation to lose weight is at its peak, helping your clients stick to their programs can be challenging. Here are some great tools and tactics you can use to help your clients reach their goals and create meaningful change that will last a lifetime.

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Monday, January 13, 2014

3 Ways to Build Client Relationships via Social Media

Social media has completely changed the rules when it comes to reaching new clients and communicating with existing ones. Today, you have the opportunity to reach huge numbers of people—if you do it right. Here are three essential tips for building effective, lasting relationships with your clients through social media.

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