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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Train Smarter with Fitwall: A High-Intensity Interval Training Workout

Have you experienced Fitwall yet? Fitwall’s Director of Training and National Head Coach Clifton Harski shows ACE’s Anthony Wall how to “Train Smarter” using Fitwall’s unique combination of high-intensity interval training plus continuous biofeedback via heart-rate monitors and mounted iPADs. Check out this abbreviated version of Fitwall’s fun and highly effective 40-minute workout.

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Monday, August 11, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

An Interview with the Campaign to End Obesity

There’s no question that obesity is having a devastating impact on the health and wellbeing of both America’s citizens and its economy. The Campaign to End Obesity was formed to help come up with policies, procedures and laws to help reduce the prevalence of obesity. The American Council on Exercise has joined this effort and invites you to learn how you can help. Here’s what you need to know about the Campaign to End Obesity and how you can get involved.

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Friday, July 25, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Six Tips for Staying Cool during Summer Workouts

Exercising outdoors in the summer can be a lot of fun, but it also can increase your risk of heat-related illness like heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Learn how you can safely exercise outside even when the mercury is on the rise. Here are six tips for staying cool while you heat up that calorie burn.

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Friday, July 11, 2014 in Exam Preparation Blog

Meet Your ACE Resource Center Study Coaches

Ever wonder who’s answering the phones when you call the ACE Resource Center for help with your exam preparation? Here is a brief peek into the lives and backgrounds of the ACE Study Coaches and why they are so committed to health and fitness.

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

ACE Participates in First-of-its-kind Health Policy Fair on Capitol Hill

ACE advocacy staff recently met with members of Congress to discuss ways to help Americans become more physically active and how we all can support a cultural shift toward wellness. ACE also used the opportunity to explain the important role that qualified fitness professionals and health coaches play in the healthcare arena. Read on for more information about the #WhyGetActive Health Policy Fair on Capitol Hill and what it means for fitness professionals.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

9 Health Benefits of Exercise

Think exercise is only good for losing weight? That’s just the tip of the iceberg! Regular physical activity offers a wide range of health benefits, including a lower risk of heart disease and osteoporosis, as well as better sleep and improved job performance. It can even help you look younger! To learn more about these and other amazing health benefits of exercise, check out this infographic and be sure to pass it along to anyone who still needs convincing that exercise is worth the effort.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

ACE’s Top Articles for Health and Fitness Business Owners

In honor of National Small Business Week, ACE is celebrating our pros that have made the leap to owning their own health and fitness business. To say thank you for the positive impact you’ve had on the health and fitness industry, and the difference you are making in each and every one of your client’s and customer's lives, here is a list of our top career posts. Use these blogs to help grow your business or share them with a friend or colleague who is just getting started.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

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 02, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

ACE Partnership Brings Mobile Credit Card Payment Technology to ACE-certified Professionals

ACE recently partnered with Square, a leader in mobile credit card payment technology, to make it easier for trainers and coaches to accept credit-card payments for their products and services using a device they already carry with them—their cell phone. Tech guru Ted Vickey chatted with Square spokeswoman Faryl Ury to learn more about this useful technology.

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Friday, February 28, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

ACE CEO Scott Goudeseune Discusses How ACE Is Elevating Pros

Taking a leadership role in the fitness industry has inspired ACE to do more when it comes to elevating the perception of health and fitness professionals. ACE President and CEO Scott Goudeseune discusses a few new initiatives designed to create opportunities for certified professionals that go beyond the four walls of a club.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

How to Break Into the Fitness Industry

If you’ve been dreaming about a career in the fitness industry, you may be wondering exactly how you can get started. Some of the most successful pros in the industry share their best tips on how to launch your fitness career.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

What Is CREP and How Will It Affect You?

With more and more discussions within statehouses about regulating health and fitness professionals, ACE and other like-minded leaders in our industry have recognized the opportunity to advocate for the recognition of these professionals as health providers. In this article, ACE CEO Scott Goudeseune discusses our participation in the Coalition for the Registration of Exercise Professionals (CREP), a nonprofit, 501(c)(6) corporation composed of organizations that offer NCCA-accredited exercise ce

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Loaded Movement Training with the ViPR®

The ViPR® is a unique and versatile piece of equipment that is helping to popularize what many believe to be the future of fitness: loaded movement training. We recently caught up with creator Michol Dalcourt, who discussed the concept and benefits of loaded movement training and demonstrated some of the creative and effective exercises that can be done to build stability, mobility and strength throughout the entire body.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

10 Reasons Why Those with Arthritis Should Exercise

For those who suffer from arthritis, exercise can seem like a painful proposition. But the truth is that the right kind of exercise—low-impact walking, strength training and stretching, for example—can help minimize many of the adverse effects of arthritis. Here are 10 great reasons why people with arthritis should start a program of regular exercise.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

The Benefits of Sandbell Training

Sandbells® by Hyperwear are changing the way personal trainers design exercise programs. We recently caught up with Master Trainer John Sinclair to learn how Sandbells can be used to create fun, challenging and engaging workout programs for clients.

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Wednesday, January 08, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

ACE’s Most Popular Workout Posts from 2013

Need some new workout ideas? Look no further. Here are ACE’s most popular workout posts from 2013.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

Herbal Supplements: Less Effective Than One Might Think

If you’re one of the many Americans who take herbal supplements to improve your health, you will be interested in the results of a new study, which suggests that many of these products contain components that could, in fact, be harmful to your health. Read about this new study and learn why the supplements you take may not be as effective as you might believe.

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Thursday, November 07, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

Snack Like the Pros

Snacks are notorious for derailing healthy-eating efforts, but a well-chosen snack can actually enhance your training and support your nutrition goals. We asked some top ACE fitness pros what foods they use to keep their energy levels up throughout the day. Check out these delicious and nutritious (and easy!) snacks you should reach for the next time hunger strikes.

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Monday, November 04, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

Workout Wednesday

You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday—now it’s time to starting thinking about Workout Wednesday, ACE’s brand new initiative to help people get moving and engage in fitness activities on November 27, the day before Thanksgiving. In addition to providing a wide range of tools and resources for you and your clients, ACE is hosting a photo contest on Twitter and Instagram. Learn how you can enter to win great prizes, including a trip to an ultra-luxurious spa in the Dominican Republic.

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Friday, October 25, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

How a Fitness Professional is Using Her Health Coach Certification

In this ongoing series highlighting how people in a wide range of industries are using their ACE Health Coach Certification to expand their careers, Andrea Metcalf describes how ACE certifications—including the ACE Health Coach—have given her the credibility and confidence to lead others down the path to better health and fitness.

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