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Wednesday, March 06, 2013 in Exam Preparation Blog

How to Use the Transtheoretical Model to Help Clients Make Healthy Behavioral Changes

Having a good working knowledge of the Transtheoretical Model of Behavioral Change is not only important for your certification exam, but in your work as a fitness professional as well. Identifying which stage each of your clients is in will help you better understand how your clients are feeling about adopting positive lifestyle changes, and how you can help them progress through the stages of change.

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Monday, October 22, 2012 in Exam Preparation Blog

I’m not prepared for my exam! Should I reschedule or retake?

We often receive calls and emails from candidates expressing their fears about not being prepared to sit for their upcoming exam. If you find yourself feeling this same way, here is some great advice to help alleviate those fears and give yourself the best possible chance at success.

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Monday, June 18, 2012 in Exam Preparation Blog

Mastering Master the Manual

Making the most of your study experience will help you not only at exam time but it will help when you start putting what you learned to practice later on. Check out one of our key study aids, the Master the Manual book, which we designed to accompany your main ACE Personal Trainer Manual (4th Edition).

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Monday, May 28, 2012 in Exam Preparation Blog

What You Need to Know about Pregnancy and Exercise

As a soon-to-be personal trainer, you will likely one day be asked to work with a pregnant client. It’s important to know and understand this special population as best as possible to ensure the safety and effectiveness of their exercise experience. Use this blog as a starting point for learning some of the ins and outs of pregnancy and exercise.

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Monday, March 26, 2012 in Exam Preparation Blog

What Is Rapport and Why Is It So Important?

You’ve probably heard the word rapport before but maybe never thought much about its meaning and its importance. If you’re like me then you had heard the word, but never knew how to spell it properly. Read on to learn more about the significance of rapport — and its proper spelling.

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Monday, January 23, 2012 in Exam Preparation Blog

Are the practice tests similar to the actual exam and are they helpful?

Many candidates often wonder if  practicing through the sample tests will truly help them on the “big day.” Learn more about how the sample tests are structured and how they compare to the actual exam in terms of format, content and difficulty.

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Monday, December 19, 2011 in Exam Preparation Blog

What's the Difference Between a Personal Trainer, Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist?

Often times, these professions are confused because they have many similar qualities and characteristics; however, there are some very distinct differences that you should know. Learn more.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 in Exam Preparation Blog

Answers to 6 Popular Questions About the Exam Content Outline

Perhaps you have heard or read the term ‘Exam Content Outline’ but do you know what it is and how to use it to be successful in studying for your ACE Exam?

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Monday, November 14, 2011 in Exam Preparation Blog

Everything you need to know about retaking your ACE Exam!

You studied for the ACE Exam, the big day finally arrived and you were not as successful as you had hoped…now what? Read on for more information about the important steps to take when preparing for and scheduling your ACE retake Exam!

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Monday, September 26, 2011 in Exam Preparation Blog

What does it mean to be am ACE Health Coach?

Are you a Personal Trainer and considering the Lifestyle and Weight Management Coach Certification, but unclear on what it really means to be an LWMC? Continue reading to find out more about this NCCA-accredited advanced credential, and how it can benefit both you and your clients.

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Wednesday, September 07, 2011 in Exam Preparation Blog

6 Q&A: What is NCCA accreditation and why is it important?

The acronym NCCA gets thrown around in conversation but many people are not familiar with what NCCA even stands for, let alone why an accreditation from this organization is important when choosing a fitness certification. Let’s dive into this topic a little more.

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Monday, August 22, 2011 in Exam Preparation Blog

Understanding the AHFS

Wondering if the Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist Certification is right for you? Read on to find out what this advanced credential is all about, and how it can benefit you and your clients.

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