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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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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Partner HIIT Workout: Pre-holiday Workout for Co-workers, Comrades and Couples

You want to enjoy all the season has to offer—parties, celebrations, great food—but it’s also important to make the time to stay on track with your fitness goals. This 30-minute partner workout is a great way to spend time with a friend or loved one, while also getting in a sweaty, energizing exercise session.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Amp Up Your Workout with These Metabolic Drills

With so many opportunities to overindulge during the holidays, it might be a good idea to amp up your workouts a bit to help compensate for all those extra calories. These metabolic drills take traditional exercises like shuttle runs and squat jumps and up the intensity and challenge.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

6 Ways Alcohol Affects Your Body

Do alcoholic drinks have a place in a healthy meal plan? Whether it’s a cocktail at happy hour, wine with dinner or beer at the big game, it’s important to know how alcohol affects the body, especially when it comes to nutrition and meal planning.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

4 Tips to Prevent Overindulging at Holiday Parties

Do you feel prepared to run the gauntlet of temptations that the holiday season has to offer? From office parties to family get-togethers, opportunities to overindulge are everywhere. The Nutrition Twins offer their top five tips for staying on track and enjoying the season without adding extra pounds.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

10 Fitness Trends to Look Out For in 2015

With the end of 2014 in sight, it’s time to identify the programs or products that could become the next CrossFit and shape the fitness landscape in 2015. After soliciting input from some of the top experts and educators in the fitness industry, here is my top 10 list of fitness trends that are sure to be a hit in 2015.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Techniques for Managing and Reducing Stress

Signs of stress can include a rapid heartbeat, sweaty palms, nervousness, a feeling of general discomfort, nausea, and even irritability. Whether you experience symptoms in chronic or acute form, being able to recognize these signs early sometimes can be half of the battle. After that, two choices exist: management or reduction.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

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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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

4 Superfoods to Look Out For in 2015

Move over kale. Take a seat flax. These up-and-coming superfoods are about to take back the spotlight and elevate your diet to a whole new level of exceptional taste and nutrition.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

8 Health and Fitness Gadgets to Look Out For in 2015

If you’re both a techie and a fitness enthusiast, you’re going to love this list. Fitness technology expert Ted Vickey presents his top eight picks for the best new health and fitness apps and gadgets that could very well change the way you approach fitness, nutrition and overall health in 2015.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Complete Core BOSU® Workout

BOSU® Balance Trainers are a standard piece of equipment in most gyms, and their versatility allows for their inclusion in multiple workouts and exercises. These five exercises take advantage of the instability of the balance trainer, requiring you to actively engage multiple muscles and providing an effective core workout.

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