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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, June 11, 2014

Customer Retention Tips for Personal Trainers and Fitness Studios

Customers are the lifeblood of any fitness business and attaining them is an important process. However, even more essential is retaining existing clientele as this process is more cost- and time-effective. When times get tough, maintaining a steady relationship with current customers increases exponentially in its importance. Here are four effective approaches you can use to retain customers.

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Monday, June 09, 2014

Summer Boot Camp: Arms Workout

Summer is just right around the corner, which means it’s time to start strengthening and toning up for the season. In this three-part workout series, exercises for the arms, core and legs will have you looking your best and feeling confident in your swimwear, party dress and summertime attire. First up: arms.

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Friday, June 06, 2014

Metabolic Conditioning Wedding Workout

In this third and final installment of this series, fitness pro Shana Verstegen provides a metabolic-conditioning workout that you can share with your clients who want to shape up for their wedding day.

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Thursday, June 05, 2014

Body Type Workouts: How to Train Clients With an Android Body Type

Reducing abdominal fat—a common goal of many who have an android body type—can be a challenge. While spot reduction remains a myth, there are specific workouts you can use with your clients that take into account their individual body types. In part 2 of this two-part series, Jacque Ratliff explains how to use moderate-intensity aerobic training and total-body resistance-training circuits to help clients reduce stubborn abdominal fat that could negatively affect their health.

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Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Body Type Workouts: How to Train Clients With a Gynoid Body Type

Reducing lower-body fat—a common goal of many who have a gynoid body type—can be a challenge. While spot reduction remains a myth, there are specific workouts you can use with your clients that take into account their individual body types. In part 1 of this two-part series, Jacque Ratliff explains how to use high-intensity interval training and total-body resistance-training circuits to help clients reduce stubborn lower-body fat.

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Why Fitness Pros Should Focus on Helping Each Other Instead of Competing with Each Other

Did you hear about the fitness pro who was kicked out of a SoulCycle studio and banned from attending future classes? The news caused quite a stir, to the say the least. Shannon Fable weighs in on the controversy and offers some incredibly insightful principles to guide you in your life and work as a fitness professional.

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Monday, June 02, 2014

3 Foods for Healthy Skin

Fresh, younger-looking skin is something everyone can appreciate. And with summer around the corner, many of us are turning our attention to what we put on our skin to protect it from the elements. However, what we put in our body can be just as important as what we put on our body. The nutrients that promote healthy, glowing skin can easily be incorporated into a delicious summer menu.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Lower-body Wedding Workout

In part two of this series, fitness pro Shana Verstegen shares an effective lower-body workout that you can share with your clients who want to shape up for their wedding day.

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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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