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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, February 3, 2015

An Active Aging Workout for (Almost) Everyone

Active seniors are dramatically changing what it means to grow older. And exercise—for both the mind and body—plays a huge role in how active those later years can be. ACE Certified pro Lawrence Biscontini offers some of his favorite exercises for helping active aging clients improve both their physical and mental activities of daily life.

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Train This, Not That: The Upper-body Edition

Not all exercises are created equal. Sure, there are many exercises that are effective, but they can pose a greater risk of injury for some people, especially those who don’t have the mobility or strength to safely complete them. Here are five exercises to consider avoiding—and some safer options for building strength safely and effectively.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

3 Strategies for Acquiring Clients That Are Affected by Obesity

Individuals who struggle with obesity often don’t know where to turn for help, and the traditional gym setting is often too intimidating for them to even consider. Here are some new approaches that can help you connect with and help the two-thirds of the population that is overweight or has obesity.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Fun Ways to Add Variety to Your Clients’ Workouts

With so many new exercisers flooding the gyms this time of year, it can be a challenge to figure out how to keep them coming back when their resolve starts to wane. How can we keep them excited and engaged? By getting creative, explains ACE Certified pro Elizabeth Andrews. Here are some fun, creative ideas to add to your clients’ workouts that will keep them mentally and physically stimulated, while having some fun and keeping boredom at bay.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

How Sitting Too Much Affects Your Health

Sitting for extended periods of time has been identified as an unhealthy behavior that could put you at risk for a number of chronic medical conditions. Learn how excessive sitting can have a negative impact on your health and ways to add more movement to your day.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

How to Get Started With Kettlebells

Regardless of where you want to be in three, six or 18 months, using kettlebells can be a great way to help you reach your goals. Correct technique, however, is critical. This basic kettlebell program is a great way to perfect your form before moving on to more advanced moves.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

4 Simple Ways to Transform Your Diet in the New Year

You want to eat healthier, but radically changing your diet rarely ever works. Instead, experts recommending making small changes that you can sustain over the long haul. Here are four ways to transform your diet and get on the healthy track without having to change every single food you put in your mouth.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Increase Your Mobility and Strength with This Bodyweight Circuit

Body-weight workouts, which require minimal equipment and can be done just about anywhere, are both effective and convenient. Try this six-exercise circuit, which challenges all the major muscle groups while promoting mobility and strength.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Core Combos Using the TRX Suspension Trainer and Ultimate Sandbags

The TRX Suspension Trainer and the DVRT Ultimate Sandbag are great for building core strength from the inside out. Check out these combination exercises featuring these two pieces of equipment that challenge the core in all planes of motion.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Customer Service Tips for Health and Fitness Pros

Delivering good service makes all of the difference between developing long-term customers and being out of business within a few months. ACE Certified pro Pete McCall offers some important tips on how to deliver a service experience that will help you stand out from the competition.

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