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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, June 26, 2014

How to Select the Right Intensity and Repetitions for Your Clients

One of the most common challenges faced by the average fitness enthusiast is reaching a plateau, where exercise no longer seems to have an effect and the body stops making any physiological changes. In part two of an ongoing series, ACE Certified Personal Trainer Pete McCall explains why this happens and how to adjust the variables of intensity and repetitions so you can help your clients reach their goals.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

How to Select the Right Exercises for Your Clients

In this first in an ongoing series examining the principles and variables of program design and how they can be applied to create results for clients, ACE Certified Personal Trainer Pete McCall explains the art and science of selecting the right exercises when designing an exercise program.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Summer Boot Camp: Core Workout

Summer is finally here, 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 strong as you take advantage of all the fun activities summer has to offer. This week’s focus: core.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

5 Great Post-workout Snacks

After a workout your body needs the proper fuels to help muscles recover and repair. Eating the right foods at the right time following exercise will increase energy to get you through the day and provide protein and carbohydrates to enhance your workout benefits.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Problem With Lifting Too Little

As modern technology continues to make things physically easier, many people are becoming incapable of performing any kind of physically challenging activity. Unfortunately, some people continue to hang on to an aversion to strength training due to a fear of building big muscles. Fitness pro Jonathan Ross explains the hazards of not physically challenging the body and why lifting heavier weights is essential for keeping the body strong and vital.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

How to Help Your Clients Develop a Positive Self-Image

Body-image issues can be hugely damaging to an individual’s self-esteem and ability to enjoy life. As a fitness professional, you will likely encounter clients struggling to feel good about how they look and feel. Learn how you can help your clients develop a more positive self-image and begin to counteract some of the outside forces that contribute to body-image disorders.

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Summer Boot Camp: Legs Workout

Summer is just days away, 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 feeling your best as you take advantage of all the fun activities summer has to offer. This week’s focus: legs.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

6 Great Pre-workout Snacks

Fueling your body with the right nutrients to support your routine is important for ensuring optimal performance and recovery. Ideal pre-exercise snacks can help maintain your stamina and may be just the thing to help you push on to greater fitness levels. Gina Crome offers some great options for foods that will help you do just that.

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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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