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What's Your Hip-to-Waist Ratio?

Story PhotoThere are several easy ways to assess your health risk at home using minimal equipment. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a long-standing and widely known assessment, yet studies have indicated that both waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio are better for assessing cardiovascular disease risk. Join ACE's Jessica Matthews as she explains how to perform these simple measurements at home.

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P90X, Insanity, Rushfit—Are these workouts for everybody?

Story Photo"Revolutionary", "Get Absolutely Ripped in 90 Days", "Dig Deep"—You don't have to be a fitness enthusiast to have heard the promises behind such popular home exercise workout programs as P90X™, Rushfit™ and Insanity™. But do these intense workouts deliver on their promises? Are they safe and effective, even for beginners? Find out if these workouts are right for you.

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Real Personal Trainers Won't Make You Puke

Story PhotoWeight-loss reality TV may inspire some people to adopt healthier eating and exercise habits, but do they also scare many individuals away from personal trainers when these shows may be the only exposure someone has to the profession of personal training? Discover some of the pros and cons of weight-loss reality shows from a real certified fitness professional.

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What is Functional Strength Training?

Story PhotoFunctional strength training has become a popular buzzword in the fitness industry, but what exactly does it mean? Let's discuss this subject and uncover what the buzz is really all about.

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Joining Forces - Giving Back to our Military & their Families

Story PhotoJoining Forces is a national initiative that provides support to our service members and their families. As a fitness professional, you have a rare opportunity to give back to our nation's men and women in uniform and their families by offering personal training, small group training or group fitness sessions by the hour at no cost to actively deployed reservists, members of the national guard and their immediate families. Help us reach our goal of pledging 1 million fitness training service hours!

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