Premium Payment Plan
When you choose our Premium Program, you have the option to divide the total cost into four monthly payments of $124.75. No interest or finance charges will apply, and you’ll get all the materials shipped to your house after the first payment is processed.
Deliver safe and memorable movement experiences in any modality
Presented in an accessible and engaging format, the all-new ACE Group Fitness Instructor Handbook provides key insights from industry experts and takes the reader step-by-step through an optimal balance of theory and practical application. This handbook will give you a foundation in understanding human movement, exercise programming, class design, leading inclusive classes, engagement and motivation techniques, and more, empowering you to teach any group fitness class format safely and effectively.
Good for 6 months from the purchase date of your study program, our electronic exam vouchers allow you to easily register for an exam administered at a site near you without any additional cost. To redeem, simply follow the instructions in the My ACE Account that you create upon checkout. You will not receive a voucher in the mail or email. Exam vouchers are non-refundable and non-transferable.
ACE Digital Classroom
Interactive learning experience featuring quizzes, videos, webinars and much more, all designed to guide you through a flexible self-study program that reinforces and complements the course study materials.
- Chapter reviews: Ensure comprehension of each chapter with a key points summary.
- Chapter quizzes: Test your knowledge and gain a greater understanding of each chapter with practice quizzes.
- Videos, webinars, podcasts, expert articles: Reinforce your study experience with an all-new library of in-depth digital materials featuring application-focused videos and key insights from industry experts.
- Exam review: Prepare for the certification exam with confidence by exploring test-taking strategies and key points summary reviews.
ACE Enhanced Digital Resource Package
Take your core learning experience to the next level with the ACE Enhanced Digital Resource Package, which brings key concepts to life through enhanced tools and activities. This robust option gives you the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice and prepares you to excel in your career as a health and fitness professional.
- Applied Skills Check: Interactive study tools that aid your applied mastery of advanced concepts that are critical to leading safe and effective movement experiences.
- Think It Through Learning Activities: Apply your knowledge with activities designed to test your skills and provide you with immediate feedback.
- Enhanced videos, webinars, podcasts, expert articles: Go further in your career faster—dive deeper into key group fitness topics with expanded digital features, so you’re better prepared to deliver a world-class experience in every class you teach.
When in doubt, reach out
ACE proudly provides real-time support throughout the entire study process. Whether you want clarification on a challenging concept, or just need a little pep talk, our ACE Resource Center experts are eager to provide real-time study help. We're available by phone (Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST) (888) 825-3636, ext. 796) and email (resource@ACEfitness.org), so you can get the information and inspiration you need to start your career as an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor.
Enter the exam with confidence by utilizing a static, 40 question practice test. Candidates should plan on taking the practice test two weeks prior to sitting for the exam. Successful completion of the practice test doesn’t guarantee candidates will pass the exam, but it will help identify areas for additional review. Please note that the practice test is integrated into the ACE Digital Classroom.
Unlimited Dynamic Practice Tests
Enter the exam with confidence and better gauge your comprehension of core concepts by utilizing unlimited practice tests randomized from a test bank of 180 questions. Candidates should plan on taking the practice tests two weeks prior to sitting for the exam. Successful completion of the practice test doesn’t guarantee candidates will pass the exam, but it will help identify areas for additional review.
Deliver safe and memorable movement experiences in any modality
Be empowered to teach any group fitness class format safely and effectively with the digital version of our all-new ACE Group Fitness Instructor Handbook. The digital version of the new handbook allows you to access our core study material from virtually any mobile device or desktop. Bookmark and highlight key content, take notes, and access hyperlinks embedded in the text when you’re connected to the internet.
Free shipping is included for all of your materials via FedEx Ground shipping. Please note this service is only available in the 50 U.S. states. Standard shipping charges will apply to residents of U.S. territories and countries outside of the United States.
Essentials of Exercise Science Flashcards
Known as a great on-the-go study tool, you can use this spiral-bound deck of flashcards as a valuable and creative way to study for the exam. Valued at $35, the set makes it easy to have a study buddy or loved one quiz you for added learning.
Good for 6 months from the purchase date of your study program, our electronic exam vouchers allow you to easily register for an exam administered at a site near you without any additional cost. To redeem, you will simply follow the instructions in your My ACE Account that you create upon checkout. You will not receive a voucher in the mail or email. Exam vouchers are non-refundable and non-transferable.
ACE's Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals
A core study material for both the ACE Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor certification exams, ACE's Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals covers foundational knowledge of exercise science needed to develop and deliver safe and effective exercise programs. The text, which many professionals use as an on-the-job resource throughout their careers, covers human anatomy, exercise physiology, the fundamentals of applied kinesiology, nutrition basics and the physiology of training. It is not meant to serve as a comprehensive resource of exercise science information, but instead serves as a text of core content universal to all fitness professionals.
Access to ACE Resource Center
If you can’t find the answer to a question you run across during your studies, don’t worry. Contact the ACE Resource Center for help or to assist in planning your exam prep strategy via email at resource@ACEfitness.org, on Live Chat or by phone at (888) 825-3636, ext. 796 Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST).