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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.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

5 Exercises Every Runner Should Be Doing

If pounding the pavement is part of your workout routine, don’t forget the importance of other exercises, not only to help you become a better runner, but to keep you injury free this season. Here are five exercises that will help you achieve both those goals.

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Monday, May 05, 2014

Put a Little Shift in Your Lift

Traditional weight-training programs don’t always do a good job of preparing us to move better in real life. After all, in life we move stuff around, not just up and down. Jonathan Ross demonstrates how adding some shifting and twisting movements to your exercise program can provide a more engaging—and useful—training experience.

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Friday, May 02, 2014

Why You Should Train the Core Standing Up

There are a number of ways to strengthen the muscles involved with stabilizing or moving the core, but the most effective exercises are the ones that train the core muscles when the body is standing up in a vertical position. ACE Certified Personal Trainer Pete McCall explains why training the core using standing exercises is so effective and offers a list of his favorite core exercises to help you get started.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

6 Upper-body Exercises to Sculpt Sexy Arms for Summer

The days are getting warmer, which means we get to finally peel away the heavy winter layers in favor of t-shirts and tank tops. If the winter has left you feeling less than toned, especially in the upper body, these six exercises will help you sport sexy, sculpted arms all season long.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Why Am I Gaining Weight?

Do you feel like you’re doing all the right things—watching what you eat, exercising regularly—and you’re still gaining weight? Here are 11 reasons why your body may be hanging on to extra weight and what steps you can take to get rid of it for good.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Strength Exercises That Can Change Your Life

ACE Certified fitness pro Chris McGrath won’t promise these exercises will give you six-pack abs in six weeks, Brazilian glutes or a bikini body—although they can contribute to these fitness goals. They will, however, go a long way toward enhancing your quality of life, functionality, injury prevention and longevity.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Why You Should Avoid Program Hopping

Are you or your clients guilty of program hopping? If you change up your program every few weeks, you may be missing out on some of the greatest benefits. ACE Certified Personal Trainer Jonathan Ross explains how to know how and when to change your workouts to achieve maximum results.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

New ACE Academy Elite Allows Aspiring Personal Trainers to Study on the Go

Recognizing the need for a wider range of study options, ACE introduces the ACE Academy Elite for iPad, which offers an enhanced study experience using only one mobile device. For technically savvy learners, this new app can mean greater retention of the material, resulting in a better, more confident approach with clients later on.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

How to Run a Successful Promotion for your Fitness Business

Have you considered offering promotions to encourage new clients to try out your services? When a promotion is mixed with a strong customer value proposition, you can convert these new clients into long-term clients who have a consistent purchasing pattern. Here are some effective tips for running a successful promotion for your fitness business.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

6 Not-so-healthy Health Foods

Marketing words like “healthy” and “all natural” can make a food seem a lot healthier than it really is. The Nutrition Twins set the record straight on six foods many people believe to be healthy, but are not nearly as good for you as you might think.

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