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ACE-certified Success Stories


You'll find plenty of inspiration in these sensational stories featuring fellow personal trainers, group fitness instructors, fitness directors and advanced fitness specialists who've worked their way to rewarding and profitable positions.

These tales of triumph and dedication will motivate and encourage you on your personal journey to a successful career in the fitness industry!

Chris Freytag
ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor
ACE-certified Personal Trainer
ACE-certified Lifestyle & Weight Management Coach
Motivating Bodies Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Anthony Carey
Gold-Certified Advanced Fitness Specialist
Function First, Inc./Anthony Carey, Inc.
San Diego, California

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Karen Merrill
ACE-certified Personal Trainer
ACE-certified Lifestyle & Weight Management Coach
Gold-Certified Advanced Fitness Specialist
Kailua, Hawaii

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Fred Hoffman
ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor
Reebok France
Paris, France

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Larry Perlmutter
ACE-certified Personal Trainer
ACE-certified Lifestyle & Weight Management Coach
Kirkwood/Webster YMCA
Kirkwood, Missouri

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Alice Monsaert
ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor
ACE-certified Personal Trainer
Shapes Total Fitness Centers
Sarasota, Florida

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April Ulm
ACE-certified Personal Trainer
Phoenix, Arizona

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Amanda Durner
ACE-certified Personal Trainer
Mercy Regional Health and Fitness Center
Manhattan, Kansas

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Aspasia Simeone
ACE-certified Personal Trainer
Long Beach, New York

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Gina Crome
ACE-certified Personal Trainer
Founder, Lifestyle Management Solutions
Glendora, California

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Todd Durkin
ACE-certified Personal Trainer
Fitness Quest 10
San Diego, California

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Emily Roback
ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor
The Women’s Fitness Club and Spa
Ontario/Women’s Fitness Club of Canada
Toronto, Ontario

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Gwen Hyatt
ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor
ACE-certified Personal Trainer
DSWFitness
Tucson, Arizona

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Helga Yang
ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor
Berwyn, Pennsylvania

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Josie Gardiner
ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor
Reebok Master Trainer
Boston, Massachusetts

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Wendy Williamson
ACE-certified Personal Trainer
Gold-Certified Advanced Fitness Specialist
Genesis Health Club
Witchita, Kansas

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Sherri McMillan
ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor
Northwest Personal Training & Fitness Education
Vancouver, Washington

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Shirley Archer
ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor
Stanford Prevention Research Center, Health Improvement Program
Palo Alto, California

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Nancy Jerominski
ACE-certified Personal Trainer
IDEA Elite PFT
NLJ Fitness Consulting
Seattle, WA

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Petra Kolber
ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor
Reebok Master Trainer

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Joni DeSmet
ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor
Pungo Personal Training Centers
Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Norma Shechtman
ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor
ACE-certified Personal Trainer
The Sports Club LA/Orange County
Irvine, California

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Eddie Graham
ACE-certified Personal Trainer
Equinox Fitness Club
New York, New York

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Len Kravitz, Ph.D.
2006 ACE Fitness Educator of the Year

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Lisa Ryckman
ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor
ACE-certified Personal Trainer
The Rocky Mountain News
Denver, Colorado

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Shannon Griffiths-Fable
2006 ACE Group Instructor of the Year

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Marilyn Pick
ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor
Fitness Dimensions Inc.
Baltimore, Maryland

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Jonathan Ross - 2006 ACE Personal Trainer of the Year
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Lori Lowell
ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor
Gold's Gym
Falls Church, Virginia

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Karen Dubs - ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor; Baltimore, Maryland
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Debi Pillarella
ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor
ACE-certified Personal Trainer
The Community Hospital Fitness Pointe
Munster, Indiana

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William Edwards
ACE-certified Personal Trainer
Modesto, California

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Tricia Bland
ACE-certified Personal Trainer
L.E.A.N. Consulting
Bakersfield, California

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Mike Robinson, B.S., CPT
ACE–certified Personal Trainer
MZR Fitness
San Luis Obispo, CA

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Suzanne Nottingham
ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor
Double Eagle Resort & Spa
June Lake, California

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Tyson Sobiloff
ACE-certified Personal Trainer
South Shore YMCA
Hanover, MA
Atlantis Sports Club
Braintree, MA

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