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Are you studying for the ACE certification exam? Interested in becoming an ACE-certified personal trainer or other fitness professional? Get study tips and gain insight, motivation and confidence from staff here at ACE and learn from others currently studying for the ACE certification exam.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Do I Need to Switch to the new ACE Personal Trainer Manual (5th edition)?

If you’re preparing for your ACE Personal Trainer Certification exam, you may be wondering if you should purchase the newest edition of the ACE Personal Trainer Manual (5th edition). Here’s some information that should help put your mind at ease and give you the best chances for success.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Meet Your ACE Resource Center Study Coaches

Ever wonder who’s answering the phones when you call the ACE Resource Center for help with your exam preparation? Here is a brief peek into the lives and backgrounds of the ACE Study Coaches and why they are so committed to health and fitness.

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Phase 1: Stability and Mobility Training

The ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT) Model is an incredibly useful tool for designing safe and effective exercise programs for your clients. This new blog series explains the purpose of the ACE IFT Model as well as its phases and training components, which will help you design individualized programs to meet the varying needs of your clients. In part 2, we cover Phase 1 of the ACE IFT Model: Stability and Mobility Training.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

The ACE Resource Center – How Can We Help You?

Did you know ACE has a Resource Center to support you while you’re preparing for your certification exam? If you ever have a question or concern related to your studies (or a health and fitness question in general), we are happy to help. Here are some ways that our Resource Center can help get the most out of your studies and put you on the path to success.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model

The ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT) Model is an incredibly useful tool for designing safe and effective exercise programs for your clients. This new blog series explains the purpose of the ACE IFT Model as well as its phases and training components, which will help you design individualized programs to meet the varying needs of your clients.

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Monday, May 19, 2014

How to Use the Case Study Chapters

You may be tempted to skip over the case study chapters in the manuals because they don’t offer any new information, but these chapters often prove to be the most useful for helping you learn to apply what you’ve already learned. Here’s a primer on how to use these case studies to your best advantage, both in working with clients and for passing the exam.

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Friday, May 09, 2014

Physiological Assessments: Sports-skills Assessments

Knowing which assessments to use on your clients—and when—is an important part of being a fitness professional. After all, assessments can go a long way toward showing your clients the progress they are making—or, if used incorrectly, can be a source of discouragement. In this final installment of a four-part series, sports-skills assessments are discussed, along with guidance on how and when to use them.

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Friday, May 02, 2014

Physiological Assessments: Muscular Fitness Assessments

Knowing which assessments to use on your clients—and when—is an important part of being a fitness professional. After all, assessments can go a long way toward showing your clients the progress they are making—or, if used incorrectly, can be a source of discouragement. In this third of a four-part series, muscular fitness assessments are discussed, along with guidance on how and when to use them.

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Physiological Assessments: Cardiovascular Assessments

Knowing which assessments to use on your clients—and when—is an important part of being a fitness professional. After all, assessments can go a long way toward showing your clients the progress they are making—or, if used incorrectly, can be a source of discouragement. In this second of a four-part series, cardiovascular assessments are discussed, along with guidance on how and when to use them.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Math as a Fitness Professional: Part II

Nutrition-related math can be a stumbling block for many exam candidates, but it really doesn’t have to be. Being able to determine things like caloric deficits and macronutrients needs is important, whether your clients are trying to lose weight or maximize performance. Here are the types of problems and calculations you need to know to perform, both for the exam and in your work with clients later on.

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