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ACE INTRODUCES MOBILE STUDY IPAD® APP FOR ASPIRING PERSONAL TRAINERS ON THE GO

Catering to Different Learning Styles Central to Improving Effectiveness of Future Health and Fitness Professionals SAN DIEGO, April 16, 2014 – A partnership between the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and San Diego-based Troy Apps Software has turned the highly successful ACE Academy Elite interactive study guide for aspiring personal trainers into a native iPad app that caters to a new school of learners in a digital age. ACE Academy Elite for iPad, developed using the Troy Apps Mo...

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CAMPAIGN TO END OBESITY NAMES ACE PRESIDENT AND CEO SCOTT GOUDESEUNE TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Appointment signals increasing recognition that supervised physical activity and facilitated behavior change are keys to the national obesity response SAN DIEGO, April 4, 2014 – The Campaign to End Obesity announced the appointment of Scott Goudeseune, President and CEO of the American Council on Exercise, to the organization’s Board of Directors. On the Campaign to End Obesity board, Goudeseune joins some of the nation’s preeminent thinkers on the obesity epidemic and the m...

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CALIFORNIA CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE PARTNERSHIP HELPS BRING CERTIFIED HEALTH COACHES INTO HEALTHCARE SPACE

In-Office Health Coaches to Help Deliver Wellness-Focused Approach to Care SACRAMENTO, Calif. – With doctors of chiropractic increasingly moving toward a more wellness-focused approach to care, the California Chiropractic Association (CCA) and American Council on Exercise (ACE) have partnered to bring health coaches into chiropractic offices to meet the emerging demand for prevention-centered care. The partnership is designed to provide doctors of chiropractic (DCs) or members of their t...

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NEW PARTNERSHIP PLACES CERTIFIED HEALTH COACHES AT THE CENTER OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS

GENAVIX Wellness Network will strengthen corporate health programs with American Council on Exercise’s accredited Health Coach Certification SAN DIEGO, March 14, 2014 – In the United States, nearly 70 percent of adults older than 20 are overweight. Most American adults spend 40-plus hours per week at work, so the work environment is a fertile ground for wellness interventions. The American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the GENAVIX Wellness Network are partnering to address the wea...

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NATIONAL VIDEO CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS EVERYDAY HEALTH HEROES

American Council on Exercise Launches PROfiles Campaign Featuring Inspirational Life Stories and Messages from ACE Pros SAN DIEGO, Feb. 18, 2014 – A documentary-style video campaign launched today aims to reshape the perception of professionals in the health and fitness industry, and arm the public with new inspiration to live healthy lifestyles.   The multi-faceted promotion by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) features ACE certified professionals from across the globe, whos...

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ACE STUDY FINDS GAPS IN YOUTH COACHES’ LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE

Nonprofit Workout watchdog cites overall lack of knowledge regarding safety and injury prevention among youth coaches   SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2014) – Do youth coaches need coaching, too? According to an independent study released today by American Council on Exercise (ACE), youth coach participants averaged a “C” grade on a survey evaluating their preparation and qualifications. ACE commissioned this study because the demand for youth coaches and volunteers has qua...

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American Council on Exercise Releases New Tool to Help Aspiring Professionals Choose a Group Fitness Certification

Chart Compares Top Accredited Certification Options SAN DIEGO, Jan. 27, 2014 – Group fitness attracts more than 22.1 million people annually to indoor cycling, boot camps, danced-based classes and a growing number of other modalities. That increasing demand has led many certification organizations to create narrowly focused education programs designed to get instructors on the floor fast. A new research tool created by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) sorts a wide variety of inform...

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American Council on Exercise Applauds Congress for Passing $74.5 Million For Physical Education Programs in 2014

Workout watchdog nonprofit says $720 per school just isn’t enough   SAN DIEGO, January 14, 2014 -- This week Congress approved funding of the Carol White Physical Education Plan (PEP), providing $74.5 million in grants directly to local school districts and community-based organizations for quality physical education programs in 2014. The funding aims to enable a more active and healthy lifestyle for American children, but American Council on Exercise (ACE), the nation’s leadi...

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ACE HIRES RESPECTED PHYSICIAN AS IT LEADS HEALTH AND FITNESS PROFESSIONALS INTO GREATER INVOLVEMENT IN FIGHT AGAINST OBESITY

Respected pediatrician, registered dietitian will bolster ACE efforts to position well-qualified health and fitness professionals as a provider of healthcare interventions that are early, affordable, accessible SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2013) – American Council on Exercise (ACE) has named Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD, FAAP, to the position of Healthcare Solutions Director. Dr. Muth will bolster ACE efforts to help make health coaches, personal trainers, group fitness instructors, and...

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ACE STUDY FINDS CROSSFIT™ WORKOUTS YIELD HIGH CALORIC OUTPUTS

Workout Watchdog Nonprofit Cautions Physically Challenging Program Is Not Suitable for All Fitness Levels SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2013) – The CrossFit craze has now hit the mainstream with more than 7,000 gyms (or “boxes”), 35,000 accredited trainers, and 10 million participants worldwide. The increased popularity of CrossFit prompted the American Council on Exercise (ACE) to commission an independent study to evaluate the effectiveness of two popular CrossFit workouts. ...

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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE DECLARES DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING AS WORKOUT WEDNESDAY

Participants in the new holiday have opportunity to win all-expense paid trip to Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana Resort SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2013) – Move over Black Friday and Cyber Monday – here comes Workout Wednesday. In an effort to help individuals combat some of the effects of holiday weight gain (and reinforce healthy lifestyle choices throughout the year), the American Council on Exercise (ACE) today launched a program to help steer the public toward a collective effort to...

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HIGH INTENSITY TABATA-STYLE WORKOUTS ARE EFFECTIVE FOR CARDIO TRAINING, STUDY FINDS

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2013) – Can an effective cardiovascular workout be done in 20 minutes or less? Depending on level of intensity, yes it can, according to a recent study of Tabata-style workouts commissioned by American Council on Exercise (ACE).   In the new independent study, researchers tested the intensity and calorie burn of these interval training workouts, which originated with the Japanese Olympic speed skating team and have grown increasingly popular among the pu...

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