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Are you a personal trainer, group fitness instructor or other practicing fitness professional? Thought leaders from ACE and throughout the industry will keep you on the forefront of fitness with the latest research, best practices, and innovative tools and techniques to boost your fitness career. Plus get practical information, insight and tips in the areas of functional movement, strength training, cardio training, core training, metabolic conditioning, performance training, group exercise, small group training, mind-body, behavior change, coaching and motivation for lasting results with clients.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

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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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

5 Reasons to Grow Your Business With Online Training

Have you considered adding online training to your list of services? Creating additional sources of income is essential for the savvy fitness professional and online training is a great way to do just that. Here are five great reasons why online training may be the future of fitness training.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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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Monday, October 27, 2014

Spooky Superset Workout

For many people, Halloween is the best holiday of the year. Unfortunately, too many treats can quickly derail your healthy-living efforts. To help keep you on track, check out this Halloween-inspired superset workout, which features pairs of exercises performed without rest in between. Not only is this an efficient way to work out, you’re going to love these super-fun and spooky moves.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

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 22, 2014

Core-strengthening Stability Ball Workout

There is more to a balanced core program than just performing crunches or sit-ups. ACE Certified pro Sabrena Merrill explains why it’s important to challenge the core from a variety of different angles and presents a stability ball routine that addresses the entire functionality of the trunk muscles—flexion, extension, side bending and rotation.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

10 Pilates Moves to Alleviate Back Pain

Many people have found relief from chronic back pain by regular performing Pilates exercises. Here are 10 moves that, when practiced regularly, can help improve posture and strengthen the support structures that take pressure off the lower back.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Why You May Be Hitting a Weight-loss Plateau

Not all plateaus are bad, argues ACE Certified pro Jonathan Ross. Often, a plateau offers the chance to take a break and reevaluate how you can best reach your goals. Ross explains how to recognize the difference between a good and bad plateau and how to keep making progress—along with your sanity—when you or your client reaches this point in the weight-loss journey.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Add Variety to Your Diet with These Plant-Based Protein Sources

October marks Vegetarian Awareness Month—a time to reflect on the many benefits of a plant-based diet. Registered dietitian Gina M. Crome reviews these benefits and offers suggestions for lean, plant-based protein sources that are easy to incorporate into your daily diet.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

How to Build Explosive Power in Clients of Every Age

ACE Certified pro Elizabeth Andrews explains the importance of building and maintaining power—at every age—and offers a challenging workout focusing on explosive power using the TRX Rip Trainer, TRX Suspension Trainer and Ultimate Sandbags.

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