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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

Advanced Kettlebell Workout for Increased Strength and Conditioning

If you are looking for a way to help your clients increase strength and conditioning, and take on a new challenge, double kettlebell complexes are a versatile and effective approach. This workout video from ACE pro Erik Blekeberg featuring double kettlebell exercises is ideal for helping clients break through strength plateaus and increase caloric expenditure by increasing the total load on the body.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

4 Techniques to Master for Motivational Interviewing

As a health and fitness professional, it can be a challenge to get your clients to open up about the difficulties they face in making lasting behavior change. Motivational interviewing, however, can be an effective communication strategy for exploring the ambivalence your clients may feel about making healthy changes in their lives. From asking open-ended questions to affirming your clients’ responses, learn how to use this powerful technique with your clients.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

How Sitting Too Much Affects Your Health

Sitting for extended periods of time has been identified as an unhealthy behavior that could put you at risk for a number of chronic medical conditions. Learn how excessive sitting can have a negative impact on your health and ways to add more movement to your day.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

Study: Lack of Exercise Twice as Deadly as Obesity

New research suggests that being inactive may be even more hazardous to your health than previously believed—in fact, it may be twice as deadly as obesity. Learn about the new study and how much activity is needed to help counteract the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle.

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Monday, January 5, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

ACE's Top 10 Workouts from 2014

Need some new workout ideas? Look no further. Here are ACE’s most popular workout posts from 2014.

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Friday, January 2, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

8 Awesome Things about Being a Personal Trainer

Thinking about becoming a personal trainer? In recognition of Personal Trainer Awareness Day, we have asked some of our top ACE Certified Personal Trainers to share what they love about this rewarding career.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

8 Reasons to Start a Career in Personal Training

If you've been thinking about becoming a personal trainer, it’s time to stop thinking and start doing! Here are eight reasons why you should consider turning your passion for fitness into a career.

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Monday, November 24, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Total-body Circuit Workout

Integrate the five functional movement patterns into your next workout with this powerful circuit created by ACE. Squat, lunge, push, pull and rotate your way to a pre-holiday burn using portable equipment you can easily use in a gym or at home.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Top Exercises for Strong Glutes and a Pain-free Back

Strong and well-developed glutes not only look great, but can help protect the lower back from injury during daily activities and sports. Biomechanics expert Justin Price demonstrates several eccentric strengthening exercises that can help develop great-looking glutes and a pain-free lower back.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Top Exercises for Pain-free Knees

Is there a secret to developing strong, great-looking legs without increasing the risk of painful knees? Biomechanics expert Justin Price offers his top exercises for building great-looking legs while minimizing the risk of injury and knee pain.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

How to Create a Diabetes Intervention and Prevention Exercise Program

More than 29 million Americans have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, which means at some point in your career you will likely work with clients who suffer from this chronic disease. In recognition of National Diabetes Month, we spoke with ACE pro Jacqueline Sinke, who shares detailed information about her Diabetes Intervention and Prevention (DIP) Exercise Program, and explains how you can create effective exercise programs for your clients with diabetes.

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Friday, October 31, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

7 Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Few foods are more closely associated with fall than pumpkin, but did you know that pumpkin offers great health benefits along with great taste? Learn seven health benefits of pumpkin, plus tips and recipes to expand your pumpkin repertoire beyond your basic pie.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

How to Relieve Shoulder Pain Using Myofascial Release Techniques

Shoulder pain is a fact of life for many people, especially those who spend a lot of time sitting at a desk or driving. Corrective exercise expert Justin Price explains how to perform self-myofascial release techniques that will help increase range of motion and mobility around the shoulder joint and, ultimately, reduce pain.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

How Sugar Affects Your Body

You know sugar is bad for your teeth and your waistline, but a growing body of research suggests that the negative impact of sugar is far more significant than previously thought. From appetite to heart health, learn why sugar’s sweet taste may be having a bitter effect on your body.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

How to Relieve Lower-back Pain Using Myofascial Release

Lower-back pain is a fact of life for a significant number of adults, which means it is likely your clients will turn to you for help in relieving their pain so they can return to the activities they enjoy. Biomechanics expert Justin Price demonstrates several myofascial release techniques that can greatly improve the mobility of the feet, ankles and hips, and help alleviate lower-back pain.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

How to Relieve Foot Pain Using Myofascial Release

Foot pain affects nearly all people at one time or another, negatively affecting one’s quality of life and ability to enjoy workouts and/or maintain a regular program of exercise. In this exclusive ACE video, biomechanics expert Justin Price explains how a few simple exercises performed daily can help dramatically reduce foot pain.

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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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