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NEW STUDY REVEALS BEST BICEPS EXERCISES

Research Commissioned by American Council on Exercise Finds Concentration Curl Tops Among 8 Most Popular Biceps Moves  SAN DIEGO, July 30, 2014 – For anyone who has ever stepped into a gym, it should come as no surprise that well-developed biceps are one of the most coveted training outcomes among workout enthusiasts.  For years, biceps exercises have ranked in the Top 10 most popular searches on Google for workouts and exercises and they have consistently graced the pages of me...

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NEW AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE MANUAL REPRESENTS INDUSTRY’S MOST UP-TO-DATE, COMPREHENSIVE PERSONAL TRAINING RESOURCE

ACE Personal Trainer Manual (5th Edition) Incorporates Expertise from Leading Experts in Allied Health, Exercise Science, and Behavioral Psychology  SAN DIEGO, July 17, 2014 – Addressing the needs of an aging and increasingly overweight population, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) has released a new, comprehensive resource that prepares personal trainers to play a key role in the healthcare continuum. The ACE Personal Trainer Manual (5th Edition) provides exercise professional...

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NEW PARTNERSHIP HELPS 53,000 HEALTH AND FITNESS PROFESSIONALS CAPITALIZE ON TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE CLIENT ENGAGEMENT

ACE, amSTATZ Agreement Aimed at Providing Personal Trainers, Health Coaches Affordable Access to New Software SAN DIEGO, June 26, 2014 – A new partnership between amSTATZ and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) provides health and fitness professionals more affordable access to software aimed at helping them streamline business practices and improve client engagement. The move aligns with a rising trend of using technology like apps and wearable devices to track physical activity, in...

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NEW STUDY PROVES TRADITIONAL CRUNCH STILL MORE EFFECTIVE THAN POPULAR ABDOMINAL EQUIPMENT, EXERCISE TRENDS

Research Commissioned by the American Council on Exercise Incorporates Ab Circle Pro, Ab Roller, Ab Lounge, Perfect Sit-Up, Ab Wheel and More SAN DIEGO, April 23, 2014 – People spend millions of dollars annually on exercise machines and products that are promoted as quick-fix solutions to achieving washboard abs. The real question, however, is how do those products measure up to the traditional crunch? In keeping with its role as America’s Workout Watchdog, the American Council on...

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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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