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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, May 28, 2014

Strengthen Your Core with This Ab Circuit Workout

Yes, spot reduction is a myth, but exercise still has the power to not only strengthen the body, but change its shape as well. Here are three abdominal circuits that, when combined with a healthy diet and an adequate calorie-torching cardio routine, can contribute to a smaller waist, stronger core and better shape to your entire midsection.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

How to Add Speed Training to Your Workout Routine

Life and sport will make you move quickly at some point, so it makes sense to add some speed training to your workouts. Fitness pro Jonathan Ross explains why lifting quickly can be a great way to train for whatever life might throw at you and offers some great options and exercises to help you get started.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Upper-body Wedding Workout

A person’s wedding day is one of the most thrilling day of their lives, and there’s no other day where looking and feeling your best is more important. Fitness pro Shana Verstegen, who recently took her own walk down the aisle, provides an upper-body workout that you can share with your clients who want to shape up for their wedding day.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

9 Health Benefits of Exercise

Think exercise is only good for losing weight? That’s just the tip of the iceberg! Regular physical activity offers a wide range of health benefits, including a lower risk of heart disease and osteoporosis, as well as better sleep and improved job performance. It can even help you look younger! To learn more about these and other amazing health benefits of exercise, check out this infographic and be sure to pass it along to anyone who still needs convincing that exercise is worth the effort.

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Monday, May 19, 2014

5 Foods for a Flatter Stomach

Looking leaner and sporting a flatter stomach could be as easy as choosing the right foods. The Nutrition Twins have identified five foods that are sure to help banish bloat and aid digestion, both of which will result in a flatter stomach.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

ACE’s Top Articles for Health and Fitness Business Owners

In honor of National Small Business Week, ACE is celebrating our pros that have made the leap to owning their own health and fitness business. To say thank you for the positive impact you’ve had on the health and fitness industry, and the difference you are making in each and every one of your client’s and customer's lives, here is a list of our top career posts. Use these blogs to help grow your business or share them with a friend or colleague who is just getting started.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

4 Yoga Poses That Should Be Part of Your Cool-Down

It can be so tempting to skip the stretching and cool-down portion of a workout, especially when time is tight, but a regular routine of static stretching can help increase flexibility, enhance joint range of motion and even improve posture. Here are four yoga poses that will help breathe new life—and bring added benefits—to your client’s conditioning program.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Closing the Gap in Childhood Obesity Forum: A Recap and Call to Action

A large group of individuals and organizations committed to reducing the incidence of childhood obesity recently came together to discuss solutions, particularly for low-income and minority communities where childhood obesity rates are at their highest. ACE’s Dr. Natalie Digate Muth attended this forum and believes that ACE’s network of more than 50,000 ACE Certified Professionals is primed to play a major role in helping to build a healthy environment that reduces the incidence of childhood obe

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Monday, May 12, 2014

How to Spring Clean Your Diet

You’ve heard of spring cleaning your house—this time of year is also a perfect time to spring clean your diet, too. Registered dietitian-nutritionists Tiffani Bachus and Erin Macdonald explain how to detox your kitchen and repack the shelves with cleaner, healthier fare. Plus, you’ll want to try their simple-to-make kale and salmon salad with miso-tahini dressing—the perfect meal to lead off your healthy-eating efforts.

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Friday, May 09, 2014

Total Gym® Workout with Founder Tom Campanero

The Total Gym incline bodyweight trainer is a fun, effective piece of equipment that challenges proprioception and core stabilizers by incorporating three-dimensional movement and full range of motion in nearly every exercise. We recently caught up with Total Gym founder Tom Campanero to learn about the benefits of his unique product.

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