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Fitness Parties Are the New Happy Hours

By ACE FITNESS on Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Looking for a healthier alternative to the work and social events that typically revolve around food and drinks? Fitness parties are popping up all over the country as a way to celebrate life milestones or simply as a fun way to connect with friends and coworkers. Find out why people all over the country are skipping happy hour in favor of this healthier, more rewarding alternative.




7 Tips to Get Your Heart(s) Pumping and Your Love Life in Shape

By Michael Mantell on Wednesday, February 13, 2013


You know working out is great for your body and self-esteem, but did you know it can offer a huge boost to your relationship, too? This is especially true if you exercise with your partner. Follow these 7 principles and watch your relationship blossom on the road to happily ever after.




Weight Loss Myths, Presumptions and Facts Exposed

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, February 13, 2013


With more than half of U.S. adults on a diet at any given time, it is no surprise that myriad weight-loss tips, plans and gimmicks pervade the Internet, bookstores and dinner conversations. ACE Senior Health Strategist Natalie Digate Muth gives a recap of a paper that was recently published in the The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) about these myths, presumptions and facts.




Obesity, Morbidity and Mortality—Where Do We Stand?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Friday, January 25, 2013


Two recently published studies sent shockwaves through the health and fitness community. With the U.S. ranking last in numerous measures of health and longevity among 17 industrialized nations, many experts are renewing the call for a greater emphasis on advocating lifestyle choices that will enhance overall health, rather than simply facilitate weight loss.




When it comes to losing weight, which is more effective—aerobic or resistance training?

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, January 3, 2013


For those who spend countless hours in the gym each week trying to tone up and shed pounds, it’s important to know that their efforts have been worthwhile. Many wonder which type of workout is most effective for fat and weight loss. See ACE’s response to a recent study that compared aerobic training to resistance training.




Is Tim Tebow Too Big to Be an NFL Quarterback?

By Mark Kelly on Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Despite little playing time, Tim Tebow remains one of the most-discussed players this NFL season. And after bulking up this off-season, does he really have what it takes to become an elite quarterback in this league?




ACE's Statement on Healthier School Lunches

By Natalie Digate Muth on Thursday, October 11, 2012


The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires healthier school lunches in public schools, in hopes of improving child nutrition. With many parents, professionals, and community members who are unsupportive of the change, ACE has made a statement to address their concerns.




Want an Anti-Aging Pill? Ernestine Shepherd, 75, Says It's Exercise

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, June 12, 2012


One 75-year-old bodybuilding grandma, who insists “age is nothing but a number,” isn’t taking aging lying down. Ernestine Shepherd, who attracted some attention over the weekend thanks to a feature by BBC, says her calling in life is to help others get healthy. And it’s helped her stay young in the process.




6 Ridiculous Fad Diets and Why You Should Avoid Them

By ACE FITNESS on Friday, May 11, 2012


Ever wish you could eat cookies for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Or have you ever suspected cabbage soup is the way to a svelte body? Apparently you’re not alone! Check out six of the most ridiculous fad diets out there – some of which have even infiltrated Hollywood – and why you should absolutely avoid them.




To Tube or Not To Tube? How Far Should One Go To Lose Weight Fast?

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, April 19, 2012


How far will some brides go to have the perfect wedding? A New York Times article that ran last week found they’re willing to go pretty far if it means they can drop as many as 20 pounds in 10 days, a promise one Florida clinic is making. The K-E diet has only one catch – you can’t eat. At least not with your hands.




Happy One-year Anniversary, Joining Forces!

By ACE FITNESS on Friday, April 13, 2012


First lady Michelle Obama marked the one-year anniversary of Joining Forces on Wednesday. See how ACE responded to the first lady's call one year ago, and how Function First is Joining Forces with us during the month of May.




Miley Cyrus Supports Gluten-Free Diet, Learn If the Diet's Right For You

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Get the facts on gluten-free diets and learn whether it's healthy or just a fad. And learn about whether or not it can improve your athletic performance.




Combination of Caffeine and Exercise May Reduce Skin Cancer Risk

By ACE FITNESS on Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Everyone knows wearing sunscreen before heading out into the sun is important for helping prevent skin cancer. But new research shows that a combination of caffeine and exercise may also help. Learn more about this study and if you should start chugging caffeine before you go to the gym!




Meet 102-year-old Who Works Out at Gym Five Times a Week

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Find out if you make it to the gym as many times as this young 102-year-old — and if your workouts last just as long.




Lunchtime Physical Activity For Swedes Means Dancing at Clubs

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, April 3, 2012


The Swedes are making the most of their lunch breaks by heading to clubs and dancing. Learn about this new trend that started in Stockholm and is now spreading to other countries across Europe.




Runner's High Is Real and Evolved to Help Us Survive

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, March 29, 2012


New research shows that runner's high evolved to help us survive as hunter-gatherers. If you've experienced runner's high before, you may understand why this is true..




Eat Chocolate to Get Slimmer, Study Suggests

By ACE FITNESS on Monday, March 26, 2012


A new study suggests that chocolate eaters tend to be slimmer than non-chocolate eaters. Before you start celebrating, get the details.




'The Hunger Games' Workout Aims to Get You Fit For Survival

By ACE FITNESS on Friday, March 23, 2012


Based on "The Hunger Games," a master trainer at New York Sports Club developed "The Hunger Games" workout. Find out exactly what it entails and decide if you think it would make you fit enough to survive.




Americans Willing to Give Up Sex, Exercise and Showers for the Internet

By ACE FITNESS on Wednesday, March 21, 2012


It's hard to imagine a world without the Internet. Find out what percentage of people would give up sex, exercise and even showers for the Internet.




Michelle Obama Talks to David Letterman About Joining Forces

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Michelle Obama visited David Letterman on his late night show. Did the fit first lady challenge him to a fitness challenge? She might not have, but she did discuss an important national initiative.




10 Fitness Tips & Tricks From the Pros

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, March 15, 2012


If you think fitness professionals have secret tricks and tips they use in their own workouts, it's time to learn what they are and use them in your own workouts! ACE asked fitness industry insiders to share their tips. From getting better abs to forgetting the reps, learn how the pros' tips and tricks can help your workouts.




Watch ACE Fitness Expert, Jonathan Ross, Discuss Getting the Most Out of a Short Workout

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, March 13, 2012


ACE Fitness Expert & Senior Consultant Personal Training, Jonathan Ross, went on "The Balancing Act" to discusses the importance of sleep, how to find time to exercise, and how to make the most out of a short workout. Watch the clip!




Gym Turns Spinning into Green Activity, Reduces Carbon Footprint

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, March 8, 2012


Exercise is beneficial for your body, but what if it also helped the environment? One gym turned spinning into a green energy by using workouts to create renewable energy. Learn how they did this.




'Cheetah' Sets New Speed Record for Legged Robots [VIDEO]

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Find out how fast a four-legged robot named "Cheetah" can run. How would you do in a race against it?




Get Healthier by Celebrating National Nutrition Month

By ACE FITNESS on Friday, March 2, 2012


March is National Nutrition Month! Celebrate by checking out resources provided by The President's Council on Fitness Sports & Nutrition and of course, ACE.




Watch Incredible Strength of Two Romanian Brothers, Ages Five and Seven

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, March 1, 2012


If you thought five- and seven-year-olds weren't strong, think again. Watch these two brothers from Romania strength train and you'll be amazed. And if this gets you motivated to work with youth, make sure to read ACE's tips first.




Active Video Games Do Not Lead to Increased Exercise in Children

By ACE FITNESS on Wednesday, February 29, 2012


In an age where modern technology rules, some parents may have purchased active video games — or exergames — for their children, hoping that these would get them moving. Find out why these hopes may not come true. ACE-sponsored research studies also shed light on if the Wii exergames are effective — or not.




InterContinental Hotels Group Announces New Hotel Chain Focused on Fitness and Health

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, February 28, 2012


What if traveling and staying in a hotel didn't have to mean your fitness routine went out the window? IHG seeks to cater to health-conscious individuals who want to stay in a hotel that focuses on fitness by making workouts and healthy foods more accessible.




Nike Introduces New Flyknit Technology, Makes Running Shoes Even Lighter

By ACE FITNESS on Monday, February 27, 2012


Nike's new running shoe technology, Nike Flyknit, makes the running shoe even lighter. The company said the shoe is more like a second skin. Find out just how little these new shoes weigh.




New Nike+ Shoes and Apps Use New Pressure Sensor to Track Movement and Performance

By ACE FITNESS on Wednesday, February 22, 2012


If you're a basketball player, you can now know how high you jump, how fast you're moving, and how hard you're playing on the court with new Nike+ products. Athletes will also benefit from new technology from Nike+. Learn more about what it is and if you think it can take your game — and workouts — to a new level.




Work Out Like Rihanna and Learn How to Fit Exercise into Your Busy Days

By ACE FITNESS on Friday, February 17, 2012


Rihanna's trainer reveals the singer's workout secrets and how she maintains her figures — even when she's on the road. Learn her secrets and how you can fit exercise into your busy schedule, too.




Minimalist Socks Take the Minimalist Footwear Trend One Step Closer to Bare

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, February 16, 2012


It's true that barefoot-style and minimalist shoes may just be too much shoe for some people. Find out more about these socks and their durability.




An Active Valentine's Day Idea That Doesn't Give Up Romance

By ACE FITNESS on Monday, February 13, 2012


If you're scrambling for a Valentine's Day idea that doesn't consist of the usual flowers, chocolate and romantic dinner, then try this active idea. A date that includes a workout doesn't have to give up romance, either. Find out how this active Valentine's Day idea can boost your health in multiple ways.




From the Grammys to Tips on Selecting the Best Workout Mix

By ACE FITNESS on Monday, February 13, 2012


If you have music on your mind after watching or reading about the Grammy Awards, learn how you can choose music that will positively affect your next workout.




Celebrate Second Birthday of "Let's Move!" and Watch How Michelle Obama Inspires Kids to Get Active

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, February 9, 2012


Find out how Michelle Obama kicked off the second anniversary celebrations of her 'Let's Move!' campaign! And watch the latest talk show host to challenge the fit first lady.




It's American Heart Month: ACE Fitness Expert, Jonathan Ross, to Discuss Exercise and Heart Health

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, so this month, American Heart Month, it's important to reflect on heart health. ACE Fitness Expert & Personal Training Senior Consultant, Jonathan Ross, will discuss exercise and heart disease on Lifetime's "The Balancing Act." Learn more about the disease and when he will discuss this important topic.




Super Bowl on Your Mind? Learn How to Train Like the NFL Pros

By ACE FITNESS on Friday, February 3, 2012


Todd Durkin, friend of ACE, revealed some training secrets on a local San Diego news station. Also, learn about his book that outlines details on his elite training program.




Michelle Obama and Ellen Face Face Off in Push-Up Contest

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, February 2, 2012


Ellen challenged the first lady Michelle Obama to a push-up contest. Who won? Watch the video to find out.




Exercise Accelerates Cellular Garbage Cleaning Process

By ACE FITNESS on Wednesday, February 1, 2012


New research shows how exercise benefits our bodies at a cellular level. It may just convince you to stick with, or start, your exercise program!




Trying to Lose Weight? Find a Fit Doctor

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, January 31, 2012


You may think that a doctor would unobjectively — regardless of his or her weight — be able to diagnose and appropriately care for an overweight or obese patient, but new research suggests otherwise. Learn more about how overweight or obese doctors and normal weight doctors differ in the way they provide obesity care to patients.




Georgia's Anti-Obesity Ad Campaign Should Offer Solutions

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, January 24, 2012


ACE Experts weigh in on the controversy around Georgia's stark, alarming anti-childhood obesity ads; and offer solutions-oriented resources.




When the Couch Tempts, Look to Online Fitness Classes on Your Computer

By ACE FITNESS on Monday, January 23, 2012


Some days, the victory isn't counting how many miles you ran, but celebrating that you actually got out the door to do your workout. Companies now stream their fitness classes online, and this may be the solution to those days when you want to skip the gym.




Gina Carano Shows Women Can Be Tough and The Rising Popularity of Mixed Martial Arts

By ACE FITNESS on Friday, January 20, 2012


Haywire opens today in theaters and stars former mixed martial arts fighter, Gina Carano. Learn more about how she got into the sport and why it's the fastest-growing workout among consumers.




US Obesity Rate Is Not Decreasing, CDC Says

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Learn more about the current trend in US obesity rates and what that means for you and your family.




How to Avoid Wrecking Your Body with Yoga

By ACE FITNESS on Friday, January 13, 2012


ACE Fitness Expert, Exercise Physiologist and Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT), Jessica Matthews, provided feedback on the recent New York Times article that argued yoga can wreck your body. She also provides tips for instructors and students on how to avoid injuries.




Fat Joe Inspires Fans to Lose Weight, Joins Fight Against Childhood Obesity

By ACE FITNESS on Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Fat Joe is a living weight loss success story, and is using his platform to inspire fans and youth to get healthy, too. Watch what he has to say about weight loss and getting healthy.




Newly Discovered Exercise Hormone May Prevent Diabetes and Obesity

By ACE FITNESS on Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Researchers led by Harvard University isolated a natural hormone that had previously never been identified. Learn how it helps our bodies, and why it's one more step in unlocking the benefits of exercise.




The Future is Here: Get Around on Motorized Skates

By ACE FITNESS on Monday, January 9, 2012


If you think walking to-and-fro just takes too long, modern technology now brings you spnKiX, motorized skates that let you get to your next destination at up to 10 mph.




Miss a Workout? GymPact Makes You Pay a Fine

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, January 5, 2012


GymPact, a new fitness app, collects fines from users if they miss a scheduled workout. On the flip side, you earn money for keeping your pact.




Meet Your New Year's Resolutions by Eating and Exercising Simultaneously

By ACE FITNESS on Wednesday, January 4, 2012


The glutton and fitness enthusiast in you can finally coexist because with new weighted cutlery, you'll be able to eat and exercise at the same time.




Leave Your Comments: Peter Twist Maintains Positive Energy in Fight Against Cancer

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Peter Twist is fighting the toughest battle against cancer. Read about his impact, how he's battling the cancer (not surprisingly), and leave your stories and best wishes in the comments section.




Teenagers Forego Soda When They Know Exercise Amount Required to Burn It Off

By ACE FITNESS on Monday, December 19, 2011


Many health experts believe sugary soda is to blame for the obesity epidemic, but how do we get teenagers to drop the sweet habit and drink water instead?





Fitness Professionals Outraged By Viral Video From a Crossfit Gym

By ACE FITNESS on Friday, December 9, 2011


Watch the video in this video and try not to cringe. We challenge you! And learn why it's so important to master the basics before progressing to more advanced movements.




50 Cent Wants You to Get Fit by Reading His New Fitness Book, Food Guide

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, December 8, 2011


What will 50 Cent's new fitness book focus be?




Jane Fonda Still Rocking It in Leotard, Leggings and Leg Warmers

By ACE FITNESS on Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Fitness icon, Jane Fonda, showed that she's fit as ever at 73 when she led some exercises wearing a bodysuit, leggings and leg warmers on Monday. She also spoke to Matt Lauer about her new exercise DVDs, which released Tuesday.




Fit or Fat? Research Finds Fitness May be More Important for Long-term Health

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Does how much you weigh or how physically fit you are affect your overall risk of death and death from cardiovascular diseases?




Drink Pickle Juice to Avoid a Hydration Pickle

By ACE FITNESS on Friday, December 2, 2011


You may be surprised to learn that pickle juice is boasted as a hydration, cramp-reducing sports drink. Does science support this supplement that's popular among NFL players?




Study Finds Less Than One-third of California Students are Physically Fit

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, December 1, 2011


The state of California released results from its Physical Fitness Test on Wednesday. Get details on how students scored — are they fitter than last year?




Stay Fit this Holiday Season While Giving the Gift of Healthy Living

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, December 1, 2011


Thanksgiving may have just passed, but the holiday season is far from over: December’s Holiday parties, cookies and busy travel plans filled with airport or road stop foods are all ready and waiting to throw your diet and fitness plan off track. Get tips on how to stay fit and how to give the gift of active, healthy living to loved ones at the same time.





Fitness on the Campaign Trail: Romney's Exercise and Nutrition Secrets

By ACE FITNESS on Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Being a contender in the presidential race means candidates undoubtedly face high stress and busy schedules. How does Mitt Romney ensure he stays fit through it all?




Power Balance Files for Bankruptcy After Lawsuits Alleging Misleading Advertising

By ACE FITNESS on Monday, November 28, 2011


In its April 2011 study, ACE found that Power Balance's advertising claims for its performance-enhancing bracelets were bogus. Others agreed and due to numerous lawsuits and sums they owe to professional sports teams and athletes, Power Balance LLC has filed for bankruptcy.




Personal Trainer Who Goes From Fit to Fat Will Visit 'The Tonight Show'

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, October 27, 2011


Calling his program, Fit2Fat2Fit, Drew Manning let himself go and gained 70 pounds because clients said he couldn't relate to their weight struggles. He will be a guest on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Oct. 27.




112 Pounds Later, Bree Boyce Heads to Miss America Pageant

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Reigning Miss South Carolina, Bree Boyce, didn't always have the fit beauty queen figure she has now. Watch how she made her amazing transformation from 234 pounds to 122 pounds — without any diet gimmicks.




Your Next Bachelorette Party Invitation Might Request Workout Attire

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, October 20, 2011


More brides are exchanging more traditional bachelorette party activities like drinking alcohol and dancing at a bar for hydration fluid and a workout. Pink accessories and veils sometimes still find their way into workout activities.




10-Year-Old Workout Guru Motivates Other Children to Move

By ACE FITNESS on Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Is a fellow kid the solution to motivating children to sit less and move more? 10-year-old C.J. Senter, "The Workout Kid," boasts defined six-pack abs and is on a mission to get his peers moving. But is it unsafe and excessive? You decide.




Think You Can't Run a Marathon? Woman Finishes Marathon and Then Gives Birth

By ACE FITNESS on Monday, October 10, 2011


A woman who was 39 weeks pregnant ran and walked the Chicago Marathon and then gave birth to her second child that night.




Breast Cancer Awareness Month: The Role of Exercise

By ACE FITNESS on Monday, October 3, 2011


The American Council on Exercise reminds Americans of the strong evidence that regular physical activity is critical to help prevent recurrence of breast cancer and to increase survival rates.




Reebok's EasyTone Shoes Too Good to Be True?

By ACE FITNESS on Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Did Reebok's toning shoes ads make false promises? The FTC thought so. Find out what the consequences were.




Watch These Senior Athletes Dive, Pole Vault and Sprint

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Senior Olympians are currently competing for gold in San Diego's Senior Olympics and a new documentary features their training and competition. Watch the trailer here and be impressed.




Man's Best Friend? Dogs Are Fitness Motivators, Too

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, September 27, 2011


More than an electronic gadget or new treadmill, dogs help people stay fit and active.




Weight Loss Reality TV Is Back

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, September 20, 2011


You know what shows we're talking about: The Biggest Loser and Dancing with the Stars are back with new seasons. Do you watch either or both?




KEEN Wants Adults to Recess

By ACE FITNESS on Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Dodgeball, anyone? Citing anti-obesity efforts, increased productivity, happiness and overall workplace wellness as reasons, KEEN, Inc. wants employers and employees to take their recess pledge.




Stay Fit by Ordering a Treadmill for Room Service

By ACE FITNESS on Monday, September 12, 2011


Staying on track with your fitness goals by ordering a treadmill instead of unhealthy room service food. Working out while traveling just got easier.




Is Tennis to Credit for Michelle Obama's Arms? First Lady Visits US Open

By ACE FITNESS on Friday, September 9, 2011


Promoting her campaign against childhood obesity, First lady Michelle Obama visited the US Open.




Pregnant Hilary Duff's Workout Routine

By ACE FITNESS on Friday, September 9, 2011


Fitness trainer to celebrities, Harley Pasternak, dishes on Hilary Duff's pregnancy workout routine. Are there tips for you, an active mom-to-be?




Flo-yo: The Next Workout Trend?

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, September 8, 2011


Find out what flo-yo is and why it's a new fitness fad that's taken off amongst yogis on the hot East coast.