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ACE Press Releases

The news releases contained in this media section were designed to educate the public of all relevant updates in the fitness industry related to trends, products, personnel, studies, and consumer advice dating back to 1996. The American Council on Exercise has the latest research and studies on the health and fitness industry.

Total Posts: 318  |  Last Post: 4/16/2014          

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

Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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 (Continue reading »


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

Posted on Friday, April 04, 2014

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 Directo ...

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

Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2014

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 (Continue reading »


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

Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014

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 ...

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NATIONAL VIDEO CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS EVERYDAY HEALTH HEROES

Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014

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. & ...

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ACE STUDY FINDS GAPS IN YOUTH COACHES’ LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE

Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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 ( ...

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

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014

Chart Compares Top Accredited Certification Options SAN DIEGO, Jan. 27, 2014 – Group fitnes ...

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

Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 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 ...

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

Posted on Thursday, December 05, 2013

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 Direct ...

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ACE STUDY FINDS CROSSFIT™ WORKOUTS YIELD HIGH CALORIC OUTPUTS

Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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 ...

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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE DECLARES DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING AS WORKOUT WEDNESDAY

Posted on Wednesday, November 06, 2013

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 choic ...

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

Posted on Tuesday, October 08, 2013

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 Continue reading »


ACE EXECUTIVE TEAM MEMBERS TO LEAD CHARGE IN FORMING COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS, PARTNERSHIPS

Posted on Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Victoria Kreutzkamp, Scott Curry to Enlist Help from Fitness Industry, Education, Corporate Leaders and Health Care in Eliminating Obesity Epidemic SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Aug. xx, 2013) – Continue reading »


ACE HITS THE STARTING LINE AS OFFICIAL TRAINING PARTNER OF WOMEN’S RUNNING SERIES

Posted on Tuesday, September 17, 2013

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Sept. 5, 2013) – American Council on Exercise (ACE) has partnered with Competitor Group, Inc. to serve as the official training partner for Competitor’s Women’s Running Series. Comprised of four races a ...

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INCOMING ADVISORY PANEL MEMBERS TO HELP ACE GAIN ALLIES IN FIGHT TO END OBESITY EPIDEMIC

Posted on Monday, August 05, 2013

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Aug. 5, 2013) – Five new additions to the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Industry Advisory Panel will help steer the nonprofit organization in its new efforts to build relationships among leaders in health care, corporate America and government. The panel, comprised of experts in business, education, heal ...

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ACE STUDY FINDS NO DANGER IN MANY HOT YOGA CLASSES

Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Proper hydration and managed temperatures key to ensuring safety   SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 23, 2013) – Hot yoga is indeed a hot trend with escalated temperatures permeating many yoga studios nationwide. However, the question of safety is often debated as it relates to dehydration, heat exhaustion and muscle damag ...

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NEW NUTRITION TOOLS HELP HEALTH AND FITNESS PROFESSIONALS OVERCOME SCOPE OF PRACTICE DILEMMA

Posted on Friday, July 12, 2013

Specialty Certification, Meal-Planning Application Elevate Expertise of Personal Trainers, Health Coaches, Provide More Tools to Combat Obesity Epidemic SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 11, 2013) – Although millions of health and fitness professionals have long been bound by scope of practice when it comes to delivering specific nutrition advice to ...

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GIVE YOURSELF A HEALTH PROMOTION THIS SUMMER WITH ACE

Posted on Friday, July 12, 2013

Free 28-day online program empowers individuals to be healthier at home and through work-based initiatives SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 10, 2013) – ...

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SALUTE YOU SCHOLARSHIP TO PLACE THOUSANDS OF RETURNING TROOPS ON PROMISING NEW CAREER PATH IN RED HOT INDUSTRY

Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2013

New veterans’ sense of duty, strength, respect make them perfect candidates for a career as an ACE-certified personal trainer Their commitment to larger cause will be a valuable asset as fitness industry assumes greater accountability in fight against obesity epidemic  < ...

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CONCEPT OF “COACHING” TAKES CENTER STAGE AT ACE SYMPOSIUM WEST

Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2013

Panelists agree that in order to combat obesity, fitness professionals must play multiple roles SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 5, 2013) – At ACE Symposium West sponsored by American Council on Exercise, experts from across the globe converged in San Diego to share the latest research with more than 500 personal trainers, group fitness instr ...

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NEW SPECIALTY CERTIFICATIONS HELP PARENTS, PROFESSIONALS TARGET CHILDHOOD OBESITY, POOR NUTRITION

Posted on Thursday, May 02, 2013

Education Tracks in Youth Fitness, Fitness Nutrition Offer Expertise in Age-Appropriate Program Development, Healthy Eating SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May 2, 2013) – According to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, children now spend 7 ½ hours a day in front of a screen, and the typical American diet exceeds recommended ...

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ACE COLLABORATES WITH TOTAL GYM® TO OFFER ONLINE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE FOR PERSONAL TRAINERS

Posted on Monday, April 08, 2013

For fitness professionals interested in using a Total Gym incline bodyweight trainer to create efficient and effective workouts for clients, please sign up for our ACE Total Gym Introductory Course.

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ACE STUDY FINDS KETTLEBELL TRAINING EFFECTIVE FOR IMPROVING MORE THAN STRENGTH

Posted on Monday, April 08, 2013

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (April 2, 2013) – Kettlebells have been around since the 1700s, when Russian strongmen first started incorporating the equipment into their fitness routines. Since then, despite the hundreds of exercise programs and equipment that have come and gone, the primitive-designed kettlebell has continued to remain a strong force in the industry.   In a new ...

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ACE SPECIALTY CERTIFICATIONS HELP PROFESSIONALS PREVENT INJURY, BOOST ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE AMONG CLIENTS

Posted on Monday, April 01, 2013

Sports Conditioning, Functional Training Specialty Certifications Designed for Fitness Professionals and Members of Allied Health SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 26, 2013) – About 11,000 people receive treatment at emergency departments every day in the United States for injuries sustained during sports, recreation or exercise, according to the Centers for D ...

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ACE SOLICITS BOLD ACTION TO FIGHT OBESITY EPIDEMIC AT 2013 IHRSA CONVENTION

Posted on Friday, March 22, 2013

America’s Fitness Authority Initiates “Action Tour for a Healthier America” LAS VEGAS- (March 21, 2013) —Turning vision into action - such was the rallying cry from Continue reading »


AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE TACKLES THE REALITY OF REALITY TV WEIGHT LOSS

Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013

Biggest Loser-style weight-loss approach has limited application for majority of Americans who struggle with weight San Diego, Calif. (Mar. 14, 2013) — As NBC prepares to conclude season 14 of its primetime reality show, “The Biggest Loser®,” Continue reading »


Statement of the American Council on Exercise Regarding NBC’s The Biggest Loser®

Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013

In response to the airing of the 14th season of the primetime reality show The Biggest Loser, the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the largest fitness certification and education organization in the U.S., issued the following statement: As is well known, the United States suffers from an epidemic of obesity, physical inactivity, and poor nutrition with two-thirds of its ad ...

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ACE PRESIDENT AND CEO SELECTED FOR TOP OFFICE AT THE NATIONAL COALITION FOR PROMOTING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Posted on Friday, March 01, 2013

New Leadership Aligns ACE and NCPPA in Fight to Eliminate Obesity Epidemic San Diego, Calif. (Mar. 7, 2013) — Scott Goudeseune, president and CEO of Continue reading »


ACE SPECIALTY CERTIFICATIONS HELP PROFESSIONALS MEET NEEDS OF SENIORS, ADULTS WITH SPECIAL CONDITIONS

Posted on Friday, March 01, 2013

Senior Fitness, Therapeutic Exercise and Orthopedic Exercise Specialty CertificationsOffer Expertise to Help Growing Number of Americans over Age 55 SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2012) – With the number of adults reaching retirement age in the next two decades soaring by 31 percent since 2000, the demand for qualified, knowledgeable health and fitness p ...

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ACE STUDY TESTS EFFECTIVENESS OF QIDANCE®, FINDS CLASS BURNS MORE THAN CARDIO KICKBOXING

Posted on Thursday, February 07, 2013

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2013) – An independent study commissioned by Continue reading »


ACE VISION REPORT SETS OBJECTIVES FOR ELIMINATING OBESITY EPIDEMIC

Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013

Nonprofit calls for involvement, collaboration among local leaders, corporations, fitness and allied health organizations, schools and private business   SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2013) – Although awareness about the obesity epidemic has increased over the past year due to a spike in media attention and adoption of government-sponsored ...

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ACE SPECIALTY CERTIFICATIONS HELP PROFESSIONALS MEET NEEDS OF NEW YEAR CLIENTS

Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Weight Management, Mind Body Specialty Certifications Build Expertise in Weight Loss and Holistic Wellness   SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2013) – Each year people across the globe resolve to lose weight and get healthier, but many lose motivation within the first few months. In an effort to curb that trend, American Council on Exercise (ACE) has introduced two new specialty certificat ...

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ACE LAUNCHES ACEFIT.COM, AN INTERACTIVE HUB FOR HEALTHY LIVING

Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2013

To kick off the New Year, ACE provides free access to full-length workouts during “Press Play for Fitness Month”   SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2013) – American Council on Exercise (Continue reading »


FITNESS PROFESSION POISED FOR GROWTH IN 2013 ACCORDING TO AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE SURVEY

Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2012

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Dec. 13, 2012) —  American Council on Exercise (ACE) today released its annual analysis of Fitness Trends to Watch as identified by more than 1,700 Continue reading »


NEW ACE SPECIALTY CERTIFICATION AIMS TO BUILD EXPERTISE OF GROUP EXERCISE LEADERS

Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2012

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2012) – With more people turning to group fitness as a fun, social way to stay physically active, American Council on Exercise (ACE) has recognized a growing need to ensure instruc ...

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ACE RELEASES TRIED AND TESTED PICKS FOR FITNESS DVD HOLIDAY GIFTS

Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Organization also shares new group fitness classes to try in 2013 to kick off New Year’s resolutions   SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Nov. 28, 2012) – In anticipation of the holiday shopping season, American Council on Exercise (Continue reading »


ACE NAMED ACCREDITED TRAINING PROVIDER BY THE EUROPEAN HEALTH & FITNESS ASSOCIATION

Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2012

Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor Become FirstU.S. Certifications Approved by EHFA Standards Council SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2012) – As the first certification provider in the United States to earn approval by the European Health & Fitness Association (EHFA) Standards Council, fitness professionals certified with Continue reading »


ACE STUDY TESTS COMMON CHEST EXERCISES, FINDS BARBELL BENCH PRESS MOST EFFECTIVE

Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Sept. 25, 2012) – An independent study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) found barbell bench press, the pec deck machine and bent-forward cable crossovers are the most effective exe ...

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ACE STUDY TESTS EFFECTIVENESS OF FILATM TONING PANTS IN ENHANCING MUSCLE ACTIVATION AND CALORIC EXPENDITURE

Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Researchers cast doubt on manufacturer’s claim of a 50 percent increase in muscle workout   SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2012) – When Fila USA™ began selling its Toning Resistance Tight Capris in 2010 as part of its Fila Body Toning System (BTS), the company claimed the Lycra™-fabric product would yield ...

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ACE LAUNCHES NEW HEALTH COACH CERTIFICATION

Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2012

NCCA-accredited certification aimed at educating professionals to fight obesity SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Sept. 12, 2012) – Despite 29,365 health and fitness clubs nationwide, two new FDA-approved diet pills and numerous fad diets that sell quick-fix solutions, the number of overweight and obese Americans has continued to climb to more than 67 percent, according t ...

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ACE STUDY TESTS EFFECTIVENESS OF ZUMBA®, CONFIRMS FOCUS ON PARTY CAN BE EFFECTIVE CARDIO

Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2012

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2012) – An independent study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) found that Zumba® burns a significant amount of calories due to its level of cardiovascular intensity, making ...

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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE PARTNERS WITH F.A. DAVIS ON TEXTBOOK SERIES

Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2012

SAN DIEGO (August 8, 2012) – As the premier authority on professional development for fitness professionals, American Council on Exercise (ACE) has forged a partnership with respected health care publisher, F.A. Davis Company, to release a series of core academic texts. The Foundations of Exercise Science series will begin with the release of Exe ...

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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE LAUNCHES INTERACTIVE STUDY TOOL

Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2012

SAN DIEGO (July 24, 2012) -  American Council on Exercise (ACE), a leading authority on fitness and the world’s largest nonprofit fitness certification organization, is pleased to announce the launch of its new ACE Academy Elite, an interactive, video-led study tool designed to help aspiring professionals be more successful on ...

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American Council on Exercise Responds to Supreme Court Decision Regarding Affordable Care Act

Posted on Monday, July 02, 2012

On the heels of today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act, American Council on Exercise President and CEO Scott Goudeseune released the following statement emphasizing the importance for all Americans to focus on leading a healthy, active lifestyle.   “As America moves into a new age of healthcare, it is now up to Americans to recognize ...

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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE HELPS FITNESS SEEKERS GO FOR THE GOLD WITH OLYMPICS-INSPIRED WORKOUTS

Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2012

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 28, 2012)— In anticipation of the upcoming Olympic Games, American Council on Exercise (ACE) has developed four week-long workouts inspired by popular events to help Americans train like the athletes who will be competing in London this summer.  As the public follows the excitement on TV, they can also get fit with gymn ...

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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE STUDY HIGHLIGHTS MOST EFFECTIVE TRICEPS EXERCISES

Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sculpt and tone triceps in time for summer with quick and effective muscle-strengthening tips   SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May 29, 2012)— American Council on Exercise (ACE) announced the results of an independent study evaluating the effectiveness of eight triceps exerci ...

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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE EVALUATES IMPACT OF P90X™ WORKOUT

Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Study examines effectiveness of popular home, interval-training exercise program   SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2012)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE) announced the results of a study it commissioned to examine the effectiveness of P90X™, a 90-day, bootcamp-s ...

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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE AND TOWN SPORTS INTERNATIONAL PARTNER TO CERTIFY AND TRAIN FITNESS PROFESSIONALS FOR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Posted on Friday, June 15, 2012

SAN DIEGO (June 11, 2012) - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), a leading authority on fitness and the world’s largest nonprofit fitness and training organization, today announced a partnership with Town Sports International (TSI), a leading owner and operator of fitness clubs in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, which operates the New ...

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American Council on Exercise Kick Starts National Physical Fitness and Sports Month in May

Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2012

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (April 26, 2012) — American Council on Exercise (ACE), in support of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month in May, is launching the ACE PALA+ Challenge to help individuals kick start a program to achieve the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PAL ...

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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE SHARES MOST COMMON EXERICISE MISTAKES AND FIXES TO AVOID THEM

Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2012

Fitness industry leader shares tips on how to reduce injury risk during popular exercises   SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 28, 2012) — The countdown to summer has begun, and many are flocking to the gym to get back into bathing suit shape. The American Council on Exercise ( ...

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American Council on Exercise Announces Its Fitness Industry Vision Report for 2012

Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (January 18, 2012)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE®), today released its annual vision report for fitness in America. Among the organization’s ongoing efforts to inspire, motivate and encourage people to make physical activity an integral part of their everyday lives,  ACE affirms its 10 key objectives to help individuals from all walks of ...

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American Council on Exercise Expands Professional Education, Consumer Outreach and Allied Health Divisions With New Experts

Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2011

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Dec. 15, 2011) — The American Council on Exercise (ACE) today announced the addition of Anthony J. Wall as director of professional education and Dr. Adam Bordes as senior health strategist, to the organization’s team of experts.  In their new roles, Wall and Bordes will aid in expanding ACE’s professional educat ...

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American Council on Exercise Cites Increased Obesity Awareness and Whole-Life Training Among Leading 2012 Fitness Trends

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Nov. 8, 2011) —The American Council on Exercise today announced its top 2012 Fitness Trends to Watch as identified by its extensive network of personal trainers, exercise scientists, group fitness experts, allied health providers, and lifestyle and weight management coaches.  The American ...

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ACE Continues to Grow with Addition of Personal Training and Group Fitness Experts

Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2011

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (October 31, 2011)—Fitness industry experts Jonathan Ross and Lawrence Biscontini, M.A. have joined the team of fitness experts at the American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the world’s largest nonprofit fitness and personal trainer certification, continuing education and training organization. Ross and Biscontini will join ACE as part of ...

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The American Council on Exercise and Life Fitness Name America's Top Personal Trainer to Watch

Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2011

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ACE Evaluates Benefits of Vibram Fivefingers® Shoes for Barefoot Runners

Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2011

  SAN DIEGO, Calif. (September 28, 2011)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the world’s largest nonprofit fitness certificat ...

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ACE Debuts Free, Online Resource Center for Fitness Industry

Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2011

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 25, 2011) — The American Council on Exercise

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ACE Names Janet Frenkel Chief Operating Officer

Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2011

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 21, 2011) —The American Council on Exercise

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ACE Finds StreetStrider Elliptical Cross Trainer Provides Effective Cardio Workout

Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2011

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 11, 2011)—The American Council on Ex ...

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ACE Reinvents Personal Training

Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2011

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 16, 2011)—The American Council on Exercise

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ACE CEO Scott Goudeseune Appointed President-Elect of the NCPPA

Posted on Thursday, June 02, 2011

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May 25, 2011)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness, is pleased to announce that Scott Goudeseune, the organization’s chief executive officer, has been appointed president-elect of the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA)’s board of directors.  ...

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ACE Facilitates Contribution of One Million Hours of Fitness Training Services to National Guard, Military Reservists and their Families

Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2011

WASHINGTON (May 9, 2011)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness, today announced its commitment to Joining Forces, a comprehensive national initiative created to charge all sectors of society, including employment, education and wellness, to ...

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NANCY O’DELL TEAMS WITH THE HERSHEY CENTER FOR HEALTH & NUTRITION TO GET AMERICA DANCING - National Initiative in Collaboration with the ADA and American Council on Exercise

Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2011

HERSHEY, PA (April 14, 2011)— Nancy O’Dell of Entertainment Tonight put on her dancing shoes today to kick off the 2011 Moderation Nation™ campaign, a national consumer education initiative from the Hershey Center for Health and Nutrition® (HCHN) that promotes achieving balance through moderation in nutr ...

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ACE Helps Create Future Fitness Professionals with Educational Programming

Posted on Monday, April 04, 2011

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (April 5, 2011)—In an effort to mold the future of the fitness industry and inspire students to consider personal training as a dynamic and viable career choice, the American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization ...

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ACE Study Reveals Power Balance Bracelet to be Ineffective

Posted on Friday, March 25, 2011

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 23, 2011)—The American Council on Exercise, America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today announced results of an exclusive, peer-reviewed stud ...

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Life Fitness and ACE Announce Search for America's Top Personal Trainers to Watch

Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011

SCHILLER PARK, Ill. (March 16, 2011) – Life Fitness, the global leader in fitness equipment manufacturing, and the American Council on Exercise, America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today announce a search for America’s top Personal Trainers to Watch. ...

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ACE Contest Winner Helps Self and Others Fight Obesity

Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2011

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (February 23, 2011)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today announced Sandra Burton of Westfield, Ind., as the winner of its My Body, My Life Essay Contest.  Burton is ...

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ACE Reveals Findings on Hula Hooping Workouts

Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (February 8, 2011)—The American Council on Exercise, America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today announced exclusive study findings that conclude hula hooping workouts offer substantial and positive results.  Wit ...

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ACE Expands Program for AARP Members

Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2011)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today announced an expansion of its “Find an ACE Trainer” initiative within the AARP Fitness & Wellness Program for AARP members.  AARP is ...

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ACE Announces Vision for the Future of Fitness in America

Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2011

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (January 4, 2011)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today announced its vision for the future of the fitness industry and overall outlook for America’s focus on healthy living in 2011.  Among the organization&rsq ...

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ACE Announces My Body, My Life Essay Contest

Posted on Monday, January 03, 2011

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (December 28, 2010)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today announced the launch of its My Body, My Life Essay Contest on January 4, 2011, designed to uncover and share motivating stories of perseverance, hope and ...

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ACE Expands Partnership with International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)

Posted on Wednesday, December 01, 2010

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (December 1, 2010)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today announced that it has collaborated with the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), an association that leads, connects and defines the active-aging industry, ...

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ACE ANNOUNCES NATIONWIDE EFFORT TO ELIMINATE OBESITY IN AMERICA

Posted on Friday, November 12, 2010

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (November 10, 2010)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today announced the launch of a national campaign that will focus on eliminating obesity in America. As an extension of the organization’s vision to motivate ...

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ACE Reveals Economic Growth and Renewed Interest in Personal Training Among the Most Popular Fitness Trends in 2011

Posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2010

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (October 27, 2010)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today announced the top ten fitness trends for 2011 based on an annual survey of its extensive worldwide network of personal trainers, group fitness experts, advanced hea ...

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ACE Announces Results of 2010 Fitness Professional Salary Survey

Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (October 13, 2010)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, has released the findings from its 2010 salary survey of fitness professionals.  The survey, conducted by an independent third-party research firm, was completed by ...

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ACE Announces Partnership with Nuval™ Nutritional Scoring System, Offers Tips for Fueling Workout

Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (September 28, 2010)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today announced that it has teamed up with the NuVal™ Nutritional Scoring System, a nutritional ranking system that guides consumers to more nutritious food choices and hel ...

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ACE Announces New Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Posted on Tuesday, September 07, 2010

SAN DIEGO (September 7, 2010)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today announced the appointment of Janet Frenkel as executive vice president of sales and marketing, a newly-created position. Frenkel brings more than 10 years of leadership in the healt ...

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ACE Announces New Youth Fitness Initiatives to Support Henkel Helps Kids Get Fit Campaign

Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 18, 2010) — The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, has teamed with Henkel, the company behind some of the nation’s leading brands such as Dial®, Purex®, Renuzit®, Right Guard ...

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ACE Research Study Finds Toning Shoes Fail to Deliver on Fitness Claims

Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010

SAN DIEGO (July 21, 2010)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest non-profit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today released the findings from an independent research study on the effectiveness of popular toning shoes including Skechers Shape-Ups, MBT (Masai Barefoot Technology) and Reebok ...

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NUI Galway First University Outside of North America to Form University Course Curriculum Partnership with ACE

Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010

June 27, 2010 (Galway, Ireland) – NUI Galway has become the first university outside North America to form a University Course Curriculum partnership with the American Council on Exercise® (ACE®). This partnership will provide NUI Galway with access to the ACE c ...

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ACE Evaluated Effectiveness of Electronic Muscle Stimulation Device for the Buttocks

Posted on Tuesday, May 18, 2010

SAN DIEGO (May 18, 2010)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest non-profit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today unveiled the findings of an exclusive study on the Slendertone Bottom Toner, an electronic muscle stimulation (EMS) device designed to tone the buttocks.  The study, whic ...

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ACE Announces Support and Advocacy of the National Physical Activity Plan

Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May 3, 2010)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, joins a coalition of experts to announce today its involvement with and support of The National Physical Activity Plan, a sweeping initiative to improv ...

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ACE Announces First-ever Study Findings on Krankcycle Effectiveness

Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010

SAN DIEGO (March 23, 2010) — The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, today revealed key findings of an exclusive study on the emerging fitness trend of Kranking.  Conducted with the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, through its exercise and h ...

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ACE and IDEA Health & Fitness Association Announce New Communication Collaboration

Posted on Tuesday, March 02, 2010

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (February 23, 2010)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest non-profit fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, and IDEA Health and Fitness Association, the world’s leading membership organization of health and fitness professionals, today announced that IDEA will develop ...

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ACE Study Reveals Kettlebells Provide Powerful Workout in Short Amount of Time

Posted on Monday, February 08, 2010

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 9, 2010) — The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, today announced key findings from an exclusive study on the benefits of kettlebell workouts conducted with the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, through its exercise and health pro ...

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ACE Launches Innovative Online Resource for Consumers to Commemorate 25th Anniversary

Posted on Thursday, December 24, 2009

SAN DIEGO (Jan. 5, 2010)— The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, today announced the launch of a new online resource for consumers.  In conjunction with its 25th anniversary, ACE created the “Get Fit” Web site to provide a comprehe ...

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Time- and Cost-Conscious Workouts are Among the Most Popular Fitness Trends in 2010

Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2009

SAN DIEGO (Dec. 1, 2009)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, today announced the top ten fitness trends for 2010 based on an annual survey of its extensive worldwide network of ...

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Test Results Reported on Fitness Benefits of Nintendo's WII Fit and PC-Based Exergame, Dancetown

Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2009

SAN DIEGO (Nov. 10, 2009)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, today released key findings from two separate studies conducted with University of Wisconsin La Crosse Exercise and Health Program. The studies examine the fitness benefits of Nintend ...

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ACE Partners with Peaksware

Posted on Friday, October 16, 2009

 SAN DIEGO (Oct. 13, 2009)—American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness, education and training organization, has selected Peaksware, LLC to provide all ACE-certified professionals with TrainingPeaks Professional Edition software, a comprehensive solu ...

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ACE Announces Partnership with IDEA Health And Fitness Association

Posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2009

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 11, 2009)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, today announced a long-term partnership with IDEA Health and Fitness Association, the world’s leading membership organization of health and fitness professionals.  ...

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ACE Announces Top Ten Tips to Avoid the "Freshman 15"

Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2009

SAN DIEGO (Aug. 18, 2009)—As students all across the country flock to college campuses this month, The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, today revealed its top ten fitness and nutrition tips for remaining in good health for the 2009 school year.&n ...

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ACE Endorses Appointment of Dr. Sanjay Gupta as U.S. Surgeon General

Posted on Friday, January 30, 2009

  SAN DIEGO (Jan. 27, 2009)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, today announced its support of the appointment of Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent for the health and medical unit at CNN, to the role of Surgeon General o ...

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ACE Says Budget-friendly and Boot Camp-style Workouts Among Most Popular Fitness Trends in 2009

Posted on Monday, December 08, 2008

SAN DIEGO (Dec. 9, 2008)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, today announced the top ten fitness trends for 2009 based on an annual survey of its extensive worldwide network of personal trainers, group fitness experts, advanced ...

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ACE Reveals Average Person Will Consume 3,000 Calories and 229 Grams of Fat This Thanksgiving

Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2008

SAN DIEGO (Nov. 18, 2008) – The average American will consume 3,000 calories and 229 grams of fat this Thanksgiving, owing in part to a traditional Thanksgiving meal packed with as many calories as 5.5 McDonald’s Big Mac hamburgers or 15 Supreme Tacos from Taco Bell. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness an ...

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New ACE Fitness Service Specialist Course Offers Training to All Fitness Facility Staff Members

Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2008

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Nov. 12, 2008 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, educati ...

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ACE Joins NSF Joint Committee on Health Fitness Facility Standards

Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2008

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Aug. 26, 2008) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce that is has been invited to be a member of the NSF Joint Committee on Health Fitness Facility Standards. NSF International, The Public Health and Safety Company™, is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, that is the world leader in ...

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ACE Announces Study Findings on Fitness Benefits of Nintendo Wii

Posted on Monday, July 21, 2008

San Diego, Calif. (July 22, 2008) - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, today announced key findings of an exclusive study conducted at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse Exercise and Health Program, on the Nintendo Wii. Investigating the potentia ...

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Exclusive ACE Survey: Top Three Exercises to Get and Stay In Shape for the Summer

Posted on Monday, July 07, 2008

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 7, 2008) – Americans are looking for clear and concise answers when it comes to how to drop a few pounds this summer and many are turning to their personal trainers to show them the way. The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently conducted a survey of 1000 ACE-Certified Personal Trainers to get their advice regarding the best techniques to get fit for summer. ...

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Fitwize 4 Kids™ and ACE Connect to Enhance Health, Fitness and Wellness Information for Franchises across the Country

Posted on Monday, July 07, 2008

San Diego, Calif. (July 7, 2008) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce that is has joined forces with Fitwize 4 Kids, a national franchise organization that is dedicated to empowering today’s youth by providing a fun-filled environment, where children between the ages of 6 1/2 and 15 learn about fitness, nutritio ...

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ACE Creates Industry Advisory Panel (IAP)

Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2008

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (April 29, 2008) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), one of the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training providers in the world, is pleased to announce the creation of the ACE Industry Advisory Panel (IAP). The panel brings together an experienced group of experts from academia, and the fitness, wellness and recreation fields to solicit their ...

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Achieve Fitness USA Selects ACE as Exclusive Fitness Certification Provider

Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2008

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 12, 2008) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), your premier certification, education and training organization, is pleased to announce that Achieve Fitness USA, a comprehensive fitness company that provides mobile fitness training services in Colorado and across the United States, has chosen ACE as its primary provider of fitness certification and has adopted ...

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Can a Video Game Make Your Kids More Fit?
Exclusive ACE Research Proves Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) Can Be a Tremendous Workout

Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2008

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2008) – Based on the growing popularity of video games that eliminate conventional hand controllers in favor of more full-body interaction, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) put Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) to the test. The ACE commissioned research out of the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, focused on quantifying DDR’s potential physical ...

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ACE 2008 Fitness Trend Predictions Include Fun-focused Fitness

Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2008

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2008) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has completed its annual survey of its extensive worldwide network of personal trainers, group fitness experts, advanced health and fitness specialists and lifestyle and weight management consultants to identify the leading trends in the fitness industry. 2008 promises to be filled with water aerobics, boxing clubs ...

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Exclusive ACE Study Proves Functional Fitness Really Works
Older Adults Reap Significant Benefits in Less than a Month

Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2007

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2007) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), your premier certification, education and training organization, recently released results of its exclusive study that examined functional fitness programming for older adults; proving that it works and most will see real-world benefits relatively quickly. With the goal of the study to encourage older adults to tr ...

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ACE Recommends Avoiding Strenuous Outdoor Exercise in Unhealthy Air Quality as San Diego Fires Take Toll on Regular Exercisers

Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2007

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2007) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness authority, strongly recommends and supports recent information from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that individuals with heart or lung disease, older adults and children AVOID prolonged or heavy exertion due to unhealthy to very unhealthy Air Quality In ...

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ACE selected by AARP as Provider of Personal Training Services for AARP Members

Posted on Monday, September 24, 2007

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (September 24, 2007) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), your premier certification, education and training organization, is pleased to announce that AARP’s 39 million members will now have access to ACE-certified fitness professionals. AARP is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over in the United States. ...

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Scott Goudeseune, ACE President, Earns Additional Title of Chief Executive Officer

Posted on Monday, September 17, 2007

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Sept. 13, 2007) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce that Scott Goudeseune has earned the additional title of chief executive officer. “Over the past year as president, as well as his eight year tenure at ACE, Scott clearly has demonstrated his commitment to the mutual benefit, growth ...

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AARP Launches New Fitness Website for AARP Members: AARPfitness.com

Posted on Monday, September 10, 2007

WASHINGTON (Sept. 6, 2007)- Today, AARP, announced it will make available a new fitness website to help its over 39 million members lead active, healthy lives. Through AARP’s for-profit subsidiary AARP Services, Inc., the new website aarpfitness.org offers fitness tips, diet and nutrition advice and also shows members how to take advantage of discounts on personal training services from t ...

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Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Selects ACE as Preferred Certification Organization and Provider of Health and Wellness Information

Posted on Monday, August 06, 2007

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Aug. 1, 2007) – Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp), a national fraternity committed to “Building Balanced Leaders for the World’s Communities,” has selected the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as their preferred certification organization and provider of health and wellness information. The partnership will grant over 267,500 lifetime and undergradua ...

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ACE Joins Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES)

Posted on Monday, June 18, 2007

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 18, 2007) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce that is has been accepted as a sponsoring member of the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES). The CoAES sets the standards for accrediting academic programs in colleges and universities that prepare individuals to enter the ...

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ACE Named Preferred Fitness Certification by JCC Association

Posted on Monday, April 23, 2007

San Diego, Calif. (April 23, 2007) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce that the Jewish Community Center (JCC) Association, the continental umbrella organization for the JCC Movement, has named ACE as their preferred fitness certification. As part of the agreement, the American Council on Exercise will assist ...

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California State Law Requires AED Programs in All Health Clubs & Studios by July 1, 2007, ACE Supports This Life-Saving Legislation

Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2007

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 19, 2007) – Beginning July 1, 2007, every health club in California must have an automated external defibrillator (AED) program in place, as required by California Health and Safety Code, Section 104113. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, supports this legislation and its ability to increase survival from cardiovascular e ...

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ACE Offers Three Moves to Care for Your Bones

Posted on Monday, March 05, 2007

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 5, 2007) – Bone-loading exercise and a balanced diet are essential for preventing osteoporosis. To take care of your bones now so they stay strong enough to carry you through a lifetime of health and activity, the American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, offers three exercises to add to your training regimen to start building stron ...

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ACE Reminds the Nation that Exercise Can Improve Sexual Function in Men and Women

Posted on Wednesday, February 07, 2007

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2007) – Want to heat up your sex life and don’t know how? This year for Valentine’s Day forget the box of chocolates or flowers and head to the gym for a workout with your partner. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, points out numerous studies that show a direct correlation between exercise and improv ...

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ACE Exclusive Study Examines On-The-Job Physical Activity of 10 Common Occupations

Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2007) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, recently released results of its exclusive study that examined on-the-job physical activity of 10 common occupations. Based on Shape Up America’s physical activity recommendations in their 10,000 steps program, ACE commissioned researchers at the University of Wisconsin, ...

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ACE Board Member Selected to President's Council on Physical Fitness Science Board

Posted on Wednesday, December 06, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Dec. 6, 2006) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, is pleased to announce that Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, Ph.D., ACE Board Member, has been selected to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (PCPFS) Science Board. The PCPFS Science Board was formed in 2003 to ensure that the messages and programs of the ...

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ACE Makes Fitness Trend Predictions for 2007
Survey Results Highlight Forecast of Hundreds of ACE-Certified Fitness Professionals

Posted on Monday, December 04, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Dec. 4, 2006 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, today announced its top 10 fitness trend predictions for 2007. Through its research and worldwide network of certified fitness professionals, ACE continues to monitor the movement of this growing industry. 2007 promises to bring programming to special populations, offer alternative and low-co ...

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Can You Get Off The Couch and Commit to an Active Lifestyle?
ACE Says Motivation & Readiness for Change are Key Factors

Posted on Monday, November 27, 2006

San Diego, Calif. – Nov. 27, 2006 – With the New Year quickly approaching and millions of Americans starting to think about resolutions; it’s time to be realistic. Are you even ready? Change does not occur as a single event; rather, it is a process that develops over time. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, recommends understanding where you are in the stages-o ...

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Hard to Believe: Average Thanksgiving Meal Equals 3,000 Calories and 229 Grams of Fat

Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Nov. 21, 2006) – Thanksgiving is a holiday full of tradition, indulgence and, regrettably, extra pounds! Is there a way to stay fit and still enjoy the turkey feast? The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, suggests a balance between committing to a fitness regimen and limited caloric intake over several days ...

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ACE Youth Spokesperson Receives Indiana's Premier Health Award

Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Oct. 26, 2006 –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, is pleased to announce that Debi Pillarella, M.Ed., ACE Youth Spokesperson and 2004 ACE Fitness Director of the Year, was selected to receive the Tony and Mary Hulman Health Achievement Award. Recognized for her passion and boundless devotion to public health in Indiana, Pillarella was ...

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ACE Appoints Jerry Napp, MS to National Commercial Account Manager

Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 25, 2006 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce that Jerry Napp, MS has been appointed to National Commercial Account Manager. With more than 20 years experience in the health and fitness industry, Napp will be working directly with fitness professionals, health clubs, universities and other industry organizat ...

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Cedric Bryant, PhD., ACE Chief Science Officer, To Receive Penn State Alumni Fellow Award

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Oct. 17, 2006 –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, is pleased to announce that Cedric Bryant, PhD., FACSM has been selected to receive the Penn State Alumni Fellow Award. Established in 1973, the Alumni Fellow Award is the most prestigious award given by the Penn State Alumni Association to select alumni who have demonstrated extraordinary pr ...

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Chris Freytag and Ted Vickey Join ACE Board of Directors

Posted on Monday, October 09, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 9, 2006 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its board of directors: fitness expert and author Chris Freytag and fitness and wellness executive Ted Vickey. Freytag is quite well known on a national level as a fitness expert and contributing editor for Prevention Maga ...

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Robyn M. Stuhr, M.A. Named Executive Vice President of the American Council on Exercise

Posted on Wednesday, October 04, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 4, 2006 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce that Robyn Stuhr has been named Executive Vice President. With more than 20 years experience in health promotion, business and occupational health, sports medicine and cardiac rehabilitation, Stuhr will be responsible for the development and management of ove ...

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ACE Reveals 2006 Achievement Award Winners
Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Fitness Educator of the Year Announced at ACE International Fitness Symposium

Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Sept. 21, 2006 –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, recently announced the winners of its 2006 Achievement Awards at the ACE International Fitness Symposium in Las Vegas, NV. Awards were presented for Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Fitness Educator of the Year to publicly recognize the important contributions these outstanding ...

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American Council on Exercise Gets Active on Capitol Hill

Posted on Monday, June 05, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – June 5, 2006 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, recently participated in meetings in Washington, DC with California Congressional leaders to voice support for health promotion legislation as part of the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association’s (IHRSA) 4th Annual Legislative Summit, which was held May 17-18, 2006.

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InsureYourClub.com Offers Exclusive Insurance Discount to ACE Certified Fitness Professionals

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 30, 2006 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce that InsureYourClub.com, an online insurance service for the fitness industry, has chosen to provide an exclusive discount on comprehensive property and professional liability insurance to all ACE Certified fitness professionals who own or operate fitness studios ...

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YogaFit Selects ACE as Exclusive Fitness Certification Provider

Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 17, 2006 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce that YogaFit®, a leader in mind-body fitness education, has chosen ACE as its sole provider of fitness certification to its more than 50,000 instructors worldwide. Each YogaFit instructor will now be highly encouraged to study and sit for either the ACE Gr ...

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ACE Tests Mind Over Body
Exclusive ACE Research Tests Placebo Effect

Posted on Monday, May 15, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 16, 2006 – Can the placebo effect make a person run faster? Yes, it can. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce the results of exclusive research that measured what happens when athletes think they’re getting an extra boost in the form of “super-oxygenated” water. The ACE-commissioned study was led by Jenn ...

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Scott Goudeseune Named President of the American Council on Exercise

Posted on Monday, May 08, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 8, 2006 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce that Scott Goudeseune has been named president of the American Council on Exercise. Goudeseune has been with the organization since 2000 and has been the chief operating officer since July of 2005. “It is with great enthusiasm that the ACE Board of Director ...

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ACE Corporate Communications Director Earns Accreditation in Public Relations

Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 2, 2006 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce that Kristie Spalding, ACE Corporate Communications Director, has earned Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Universal Accreditation Board (UAB). Accreditation in Public Relations is the largest and most ...

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ACE Forms Alliance with 1-2-3 Fit TM to Offer Qualification for Circuit and Fitness Trainers

Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – March. 21, 2006 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce a collaborative alliance with 1-2-3 Fit™, an emerging fitness franchise offering a unique 30-minute personalized co-ed workout using proprietary Simbio™ strength resistance equipment. Through this alliance, 1-2-3 Fit franchise owners and fitness coache ...

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ACE Lists Best Butt Exercises - Exclusive ACE Research Announces Most Effective Gluteus Maximus Training

Posted on Wednesday, February 08, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2005) – With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, millions of Americans are striving for a nice curvaceous shape to their glutes - but to do that you need muscle. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, recently announced exclusive research that determines the most effective gluteal exercises. ...

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ACE Study Evaluates Benefits of Pilates
Exclusive ACE Study Examines Cardiovascular Benefits of Popular Trend

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Jan. 19, 2006 – Check out the group fitness schedule at most health clubs and it’s clear that Pilates is still one of the hottest trends in fitness. But is Pilates also a good calorie-burning workout? In an exclusive study, the American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, examined the calorie expenditure of an average Pilates Workout. Lead res ...

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ACE Makes Fitness Trend Predictions for 2006
More than 50,000 ACE Certified Fitness Professionals Surveyed

Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Dec. 19, 2005 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, today announced its top 10 fitness trend predictions for 2006. Through its research, “workout watchdog” studies and worldwide network of certified fitness professionals, ACE continues to accurately monitor America’s growing interest in fitness. With 2006 right around the corner ...

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American Council on Exercise Joins with IHRSA to Enhance National Fitness Trade Show

Posted on Friday, December 09, 2005

Boston, November 30, 2005 - The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, announced today that they have joined forces to offer the first ACE International Fitness Symposium for health and fitness professionals. The Symposium will be held in association with the 25th Annual National Fitness Trade Sho ...

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ACE Says the Hottest Holiday Gifts Inspire Fitness
ACE Offers Top Fitness Gift Ideas Easy on the Wallet and Waistline

Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Nov. 16. 2005 – The endless shopping lists and constant search for the perfect gift can become an all-consuming focus come holiday season. Why not give the gift that will benefit friends and family for a lifetime? The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness authority, offers the top five fitness gifts that won’t break the bank this holiday season. ...

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Hard to Believe: Average Thanksgiving Meal Equals 3,000 Calories and 229 Grams of Fat

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Nov. 7, 2005 – Thanksgiving is a holiday full of tradition, indulgence and, regrettably, extra pounds! Is there a way to stay fit and still enjoy the turkey feast? The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, suggests a balance between committing to a fitness regimen and limited caloric intake over several days to stay healthy and trim t ...

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The "Season of Indulgence" Has Arrived: Key to Staying Healthy is Remaining Active

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 25. 2005 – Tempting Halloween treats are on store shelves everywhere and holiday party invitations are already pouring in – the holidays are officially here. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness authority, offers tips on how to stay fit and avoid the typical weight gain and stress associated with the busy holiday season.

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ACE Proud to Support New Premium Credit Program from Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company
Insurance Discount Offered Only to Clubs with NCCA-Accredited Professionals on Staff

Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 19, 2005 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to support Philadelphia Consolidated Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: PHLY) and its subsidiary Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company’s decision to offer a general liability premium credit program for all health and fitness clubs employing personal trainers certified by organ ...

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ACE Stands Behind Passage of Automated External Defibrilator (AED) Bill
Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation Requiring Gyms Have AED On-site

Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 13, 2005 – Recently, Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law bill AB 1507 requiring every health club in California to have an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The bill also requires all club staff be properly trained in their use. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness authority, supports this legislation and its ability to incre ...

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ACE First to Evaluate Benefits of Yoga
Exclusive ACE Study Examines Aerobic Potential of Popular 5,000-Year-Old Practice

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Sept. 28, 2005 – Today more than 11 million Americans pack fitness studios around the country seeking the mind-body benefits of yoga, including increased flexibility, strength, balance and muscle tone. But is yoga also a good calorie-burning workout? In an exclusive study, the American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, examined the aerobic ...

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ACE Wins 2005 National Health Information Award
"Active Kids" Earns Merit Award for Best Television Public Service Announcement

Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2005

San Diego, Calif. – Sept. 22, 2005 - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced that it was selected as a winner in the 12th annual National Health Information Awards. The program recognizes the nation’s best consumer health information materials and outreach. ACE received a Merit Award for Best Television Public Service Announcement ...

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Americans Coping with Stress & Anxiety Find Relief with Exercise

Posted on Monday, September 12, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Sept. 9, 2005 – In the wake of the recent tragedy in the Gulf Coast, health experts say many Americans not directly affected by Hurricane Katrina may experience various levels of stress from witnessing the results of the devastation from afar. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness authority, says exercise can actually help relieve some of the sympt ...

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ACE Website Discussion Board Connects Hurricane Katrina Victims to Help Directly

Posted on Friday, September 09, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Sept. 15, 2005 – The recent tragedy in the Gulf Coast has left the region devastated and many ACE-certified fitness professionals have been adversely affected. Several of our current certified professionals are looking for help immediately. The ACE website is now offering a discussion board to assist those in need. Anyone in the fitness community or anyone with the means ...

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ACE Appoints Todd Galati Research Scientist/Resource Center Manager

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2005

San Diego, Calif. – August 31, 2005 - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced that Todd Galati has joined ACE as a research scientist and the Resource Center manager. Galati will assist in the development of ACE continuing education curriculum and provide expert exercise science content for the consumer and professional portions of the ...

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ACE Recognizes "National Menopause Awareness Month" in September
ACE Says Exercise Can Help Combat Many Symptoms of Menopause

Posted on Friday, August 12, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Aug. 12, 2005 – Menopause or “the change” is a turning point in every woman’s life that brings uncomfortable and sometimes lasting effects on a woman’s body. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness authority, recognizes “National Menopause Awareness Month” in September and shares good news that regular physical activity and a balanced diet can ...

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ACE and SCW Fitness Education Partner to Increase Educational Opportunities for Fitness Professionals

Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 27, 2005 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with SCW Fitness Education (SCW), formerly Sara’s City Workout. SCW offers a variety of high-quality fitness instructor education programs including Specialty Certificates, home-study programs, MANIA conventions and products ranging from Pila ...

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ACE Offers Five Tips To Help Consumers Feel Comfortable In The Gym
Fitting In At The Gym Doesn't Have To Be A Challenge

Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 12, 2005 – The gym can be an intimidating place, especially for those new to exercise. But paying close attention to proper gym etiquette is the best way to ensure you aren’t a nuisance at the gym. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness authority, offers five tips on how to blend in with the regulars. “Gym intimidation can be a sig ...

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ACE Partners With FoodFit.com To Offer Healthy Recipes Online
ACE and FoodFit Partnership Promotes Balance of Healthy Diet and Active Living

Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – June 21, 2005 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, has partnered with FoodFit.com to offer over 2,000 healthy, simple and delicious recipes via the ACE Web site www.acefitness.org. The exclusive recipes are provided by FoodFit Executive Chef, Bonnie Moore, as well as a network of other pro ...

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ACE Says Get Moving With Dad This Father's Day
Give the Gift of Fitness with Cool, Calorie-Burning Outdoor Activities

Posted on Monday, June 13, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – June 13, 2005 – Every June the question arises: “What should I get Dad for Father’s Day?” This year, change up the usual gift giving routine and ask Dad to head outdoors for quality time and exercise. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness authority, says many common summer activities really turn up the calorie-burning heat. “Encouragin ...

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ACE Offers Ten Ways To Maintain a Healthy Back

Posted on Monday, May 23, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 23, 2005 – We don’t think very much about our backs—that is, until they start to hurt. And many of us are hurting as back pain is now one of the most common medical complaints in the U.S. The good news is that, in many cases, back pain can be prevented. Here are ACE’s Top 10 ways to maintain a healthy back. Maintain a healthy weight. Excess wei ...

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ACE Stands Behind President Clinton and American Heart Association Anti-Obesity Campaign

Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 10, 2005 – In an effort to curb the recent childhood obesity epidemic plaguing our nation, former President Bill Clinton has joined forces with the American Heart Association (AHA) and Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark) to guide America’s youth toward better dietary and lifestyle choices. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness authority, supports ...

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ACE Supports New and Improved U.S. Food Guidance System
Multiple Food Guide Pyramids Created to Meet Individual Dietary Needs of Americans

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – April 20, 2005 – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently introduced the newly renovated Food Guidance System entitled “MyPyramid”. The updated system includes a new symbol and a variety of food guide pyramids designed to fit the unique dietary and physical activity needs of every American. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fi ...

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ACE Recognized As Presidential Partner in May to Get America Moving
May Is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005

San Diego, Calif. – April 15, 2005 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is proud to announce the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports has asked ACE to become an official “Presidential Fitness Partner” during National Physical Fitness and Sports Month in May. The President’s Council will celebrate the month with its free, annual Hea ...

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ACE Introduces Free Youth Fitness Curriculum for Educators

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – April 08, 2005 – As childhood obesity rates continue to rise, there is an increased need for children to learn about the extreme dangers of being overweight. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness authority, today announced it will offer Operation FitKids™ Youth Fitness Curriculum, a new educational tool that can be directly and easily integr ...

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Shape Up for Summer the Healthy Way
ACE Says Fad Diets and Last Minute Gym Sessions May Ultimately Only Do Harm

Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Mar. 23, 2005 – Bathing suits and beaches – the allure of warmer months is right around the corner. For normally inactive people, rushing to the gym last minute to get in shape for summer could cause more harm than good to their bodies. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness authority, offers tips to help consumers avoid harmful eleventh-hour ...

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ACE Reveals 2005 Achievement Award Winners
Personal Trainer, Fitness Director and Group Fitness Instructor of the Year Winners Announced at IHRSA 2005

Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Mar. 21, 2005 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, today announced the winners of its 2005 Achievement Awards at IHRSA 2005 in San Francisco. Awards were presented for Personal Trainer of the Year, Group Fitness Instructor of the Year and Fitness Educator of the Year to publicly recognize the contribution these professionals have made ...

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ACE and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Team Up for 2005 ACSM Health and Fitness Summit & Exposition

Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2005

INDIANAPOLIS – The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) are pleased to announce their continued marketing partnership to bring ACSM’s annual Health & Fitness Summit and Exposition to a larger group of fitness professionals. The event will be held at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada March 29-April 1, 2005. “This partnership, now ...

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ACE First to Evaluate Curves® for Women - World's Most Popular Fitness Franchise

Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Mar. 08, 2005) – With more than four million female members and over 8,500 locations worldwide, Curves® for Women is the fastest growing franchise in U.S. history. In an exclusive study, the American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, commissioned researchers from the Exercise Physiology Departmen ...

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ACE Partners with National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) to Support Quality Certification

Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Mar. 04, 2005 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) to support quality certification in the area of fitness and recreation. NIRSA is the leading trade association for intramural and recreational sports professio ...

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ACE Fitness Tools of the Trade: Stability Ball 101
The Ball Is An Effective Tool for Stretching and Mobility Exercises

Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Mar. 03, 2005 – Think of it as a great, new way to get a stretch before or after a hard workout, not just for core conditioning. The stability ball is known to help improve balance and posture and is one of the most versatile pieces of gym equipment. Now the American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, says the stability ball can also be an e ...

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ACE Announces 2005 Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Fitness Educator of the Year at IHRSA Convention & Trade Show

Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – March 17, 2005 –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, today announced that it will reveal its 2005 Achievement Award winners at IHRSA 2005 on Sat., March 19 at 2 p.m. The 24th Annual International Convention & Trade Show will be held in San Francisco, CA, March 16 –19 at the Moscone Convention Center. The ACE presentation will follow Joe Theism ...

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ACE Recommends Strength Training as a Safe and Effective Way to Help Address Youth Inactivity and Obesity

Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Jan. 31, 2005 – American children are increasingly overweight and one more way to steer them toward an active lifestyle is through strength training. Unfortunately, many long-standing myths and misconceptions have fostered a belief that strength training may be ineffective and potentially unsafe for youngsters. According to the Youth Strength Training book recentl ...

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Operation FitKids Unveils New Fitness Center at Hoover High School During Grand Opening Event
ACE Donates $100,000 in Fitness Equipment

Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2005

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2005) – Operation Fit Kids (OFK), the youth outreach program of the American Council on Exercise (ACE), recently donated $100,000 in strength and cardiovascular equipment, flooring and educational materials to establish a new student fitness facility at Hoover High School. Hundreds of students utilize this new facility on a daily basis. What: Grand ...

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ACE Endorses Government Regulation on Dietary Supplements
Institute of Medicine Issues New Report Calling for More Reliable, Standardized Products

Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Jan. 20, 2005 – Recently, the Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academy of Science, issued a report urging Congress to require tougher standards for dietary supplements and their manufacturers. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, wholeheartedly supports the notion of increased government regulation and standardization ...

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ACE Supports Recent U.S. Government Food Guidelines
Limiting Caloric Intake and Increasing Physical Activity Leads to Healthier Lifestyles

Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Jan. 13, 2005 – The recently released Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005, a joint project of the Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture, outline the need for Americans to limit calorie consumption and get more physical activity. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness authority, supports these guidelines and contin ...

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ACE Recognized as San Diego City Schools Partner in Education

Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2005

San Diego, Calif. – Jan. 06, 2005 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, is proud to announce it has been recognized as a San Diego City Schools Partner in Education. ACE and San Diego City Schools (SDCS) Physical Education Department have entered into a partnership to promote youth fitness through increased opportunities for physical activity and e ...

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Winter is Here: Are Your Kids Staying Active?
ACE Offers Tips to Keep Kids Moving and Healthy

Posted on Monday, January 03, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Jan. 03, 2005 – Winter weather poses an obstacle to normally active children when it’s no longer easy to jump on a bike and ride or play outside. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, offers advice on how to keep your kids active during the colder months. “The trend toward inactivity in children is all too common during the winter ...

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American Council on Exercise Makes Fitness Trend Predictions for 2005

Posted on Thursday, December 02, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Dec. 2, 2004 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, today announced its top 10 fitness trend predictions for 2005. Through its research, “workout watchdog” studies and worldwide network of certified fitness professionals, ACE continues to accurately monitor America’s growing interest in fitness. With 2005 right around the corner, ...

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Operation FitKids Unveils New Fitness Center at Clairemont High School During Grand Opening Event

Posted on Monday, November 29, 2004

San Diego, Calif. (Nov. 29, 2004) – Operation Fit Kids (OFK), the youth fitness program of the American Council on Exercise (ACE), recently donated $80,000 in strength and cardiovascular equipment, new flooring and educational materials to establish a new fitness facility at Clairemont High School for student use. Now Operation FitKids wants to share this news with the public. Hundreds of C ...

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Average Thanksgiving Meal Equals 3,000 Calories and 229 Grams of Fat
ACE Offers Healthy Tips to Stay Fit Through the Holidays

Posted on Wednesday, November 17, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Nov. 17. 2004 –Thanksgiving is a holiday full of tradition, indulgence and, unfortunately, extra pounds! The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, suggests a balance between limited caloric intake over several days and committing to a fitness regimen to stay healthy and trim through the holidays. “A 160 lb. person would have to ...

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ACE Receives "Best Personal Trainer Certification" Award from Competitor Magazine

Posted on Wednesday, November 17, 2004

San Diego, Calif. – Nov. 17, 2004 - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, today announced that it has received the “Best Personal Trainer Certification” Award from Competitor Magazine, California’s Fitness Magazine covering triathlon, running, biking, swimming and endurance sports in general. Survey respondents wrote in their vote for “Best Pe ...

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ACE Supports U.S. Surgeon General's Warning: Young Women Need to Take Care of Their Bones

Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 20, 2004 – In a recent report issued by the U.S. Surgeon General’s office, young women (starting in their early 20s) are being warned they, too, are susceptible to early stages of osteoporosis. Osteopenia, the precursor to the bone-crippling disease typical in post-menopausal women, is called the “young women’s epidemic.” The American Council on Exercise (ACE), Amer ...

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Active People Can Make Mistakes Too - In Their Diet That Is
ACE Lists Top Nutrition Mistakes Made By Active People

Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 19, 2004 – Though active people typically pay close attention to their fitness regimen – proper cardiovascular workout, strength training and stretching - they may be making crucial mistakes in their diet. Not putting the right nutrients in your body could ultimately affect the overall fitness benefits of an active lifestyle. To stress the importance of proper nutri ...

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ACE Partners with United States Sports Academy to Increase Educational Offerings

Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 14, 2004 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with the United States Sports Academy (USSA), “America’s Sport University.” USSA is a non-profit institution that provides certification and sport-specific degree and distance learning programs to students, teachers and administrat ...

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American Council on Exercise (ACE) Hosts Fitness Professional Forum in New York City
Leading Fitness Experts Discussed Latest Industry Trends, Topics and Issues

Posted on Wednesday, October 06, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 12, 2004 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce another successful ACE Fitness Professional Forum. Over 100 ACE-certified fitness professionals attended the second ACE Fitness Professional Forum October 8, 2004 at the IDEA Personal Trainer Summit in New York City. The attendance more than doubled the f ...

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American Council on Exercise Asks 1,500 Web Site Visitors:
What Keeps You From Going To The Gym? 46 Percent Of Respondents Say Overcrowded Gyms Are #1 Reason They Stay Away

Posted on Monday, October 04, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 4, 2004 – We have good intentions of going to the gym on a regular basis to stay in shape, but many of us don’t even make if through the front doors. What is it we are avoiding by not going to the gym? The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, recently polled over 1,500 Web site visitors posing the question “What keeps you from g ...

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ACE Chief Exercise Physiologist Receives 2004 Alumni Recognition Award

Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Sept. 29, 2004 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, is proud to announce Dr. Cedric Bryant, ACE chief exercise physiologist, has been selected to receive the 2004 Alumni Recognition Award from Pennsylvania State University. The award honors alumni who have demonstrated professional excellence and exemplary voluntary community i ...

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Should We Be Carbophobic?
ACE Advocates Balanced Nutrition, Portion Control and Regular Exercise

Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – [Sept. 23, 2004] – It’s no secret that we are always looking for a quick fix when it comes to losing weight. First, low-fat diets were the rage, now carbohydrates are public enemy #1 as millions of Americans turn to low-carb lifestyles. But, is a low-carb diet the healthiest way to eat and lose weight? The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America's non-profit fitness ...

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ACE Receives "Standard of Excellence" Award from Web Marketing Association
www.acefitness.org Recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Website Development

Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2004

San Diego, Calif. – Sept. 20, 2004 - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced that its website, www.acefitness.org, has received a “Standard of Excellence” Award from the Web Marketing Association (WMA). www.acefitness.org, which offers certified fitness professionals and consumers a complete selection of up-to-date fitness informat ...

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ACE Lists Top Mistakes People Make in the Gym

Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – August 3, 2004 – Finding or making time to exercise is the first step toward improving your health, but it’s not the only step. Workouts can be challenging and mistakes in the gym are common. At times, these mistakes can cause mild strains or more significant injuries. By changing small parts of your routine, you’ll begin to see incredible results. ACE, America’s Autho ...

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American Council on Exercise Partners with MyExercisePlan.com to Offer Online Personalized Exercise Support

Posted on Monday, August 16, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – August 16, 2004 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced a strategic partnership with MyExercisePlan.com, a Web-based software program to offer highly personalized client management support for all ACE certified fitness professionals and their clients. MyExercisePlan.com allows fitness professionals to design ...

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ACE Appoints Fabio Comana Certification and Exam Development Manager

Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2004

San Diego, Calif. –August 5, 2004- The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, announced today that Fabio Comana has been appointed to manager of certification and exam development. Comana will oversee enhancement, administration and maintenance of all ACE certification programs. In addition, he will manage ACE’s National Commission for Certifying Agenc ...

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ACE Study Finds Fitness Benefits of Wearing Casual Clothing to Work
Casual And Comfortable Clothing Workdays Promote Increased Physical Activity

Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 12, 2004 – Does wearing casual clothing to the workplace affect the physical activity levels of workers? Yes it does. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, today announced results of a new ACE-commissioned study of how wearing casual clothing vs. wearing conventional business attire affects physical activity levels in our daily rout ...

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ACE and SPRI Enter Strategic Marketing Agreement

Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - June 23, 2004 - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America's nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced it has entered a strategic marketing agreement with SPRI Products, a leading distributor of rubber resistance exercise products and fitness accessories. Several SPRI products underwent an approval process to determine their consistency with ACE's standards. New ...

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ACE Hosts Fitness Professional Forum and Breakthrough Celebration

Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 15, 2004- The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, opened its doors on July 9, 2004 for the first ever Fitness Professional Forum and Open House in San Diego. More than 80 ACE Certified Fitness Professionals attended the event to share their ideas and learn the latest in fitness industry trends and concepts. The forum was highlighted by ...

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ACE Lists Top Ten Ways to Improve Your Workout

Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – June 16, 2004 – The first step in improving your health is finding—or making—the time to exercise. But just going through the motions won’t give you the health benefits you’re looking for. Doing the same workout over and over can get boring and you are unlikely to see improvements because you are always recruiting the same muscle fibers. Changing things up can bring amazing res ...

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ACE Suggests Top Ten Reasons Why Arthritis Sufferers Should Exercise

Posted on Monday, May 03, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 4, 2004 –Arthritis is becoming more and more common — and not just among the very old. In conjunction with National Arthritis Month, the American Council on Exercise (ACE), America's non-profit fitness advocate, suggests the following ten reasons for arthritis sufferers to start an exercise program. “Unfortunately, many arthritis sufferers mistakenly believe that ...

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New Study Concludes Teens are Obese Because of Lack of Exercise
ACE Strongly Supports Results Conducted By UCSD, SDSU Researchers

Posted on Friday, April 09, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – April 12, 2004 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today applauds the recent findings by University of California San Diego School of Medicine and San Diego State University researchers stating that the lack of physical activity was the most significant risk factor contributing to obesity in 11- to 15-year-olds. Published in thi ...

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ACE Presents 2004 Achievement Awards
Personal Trainer, Fitness Director and Group Fitness Instructor of the Year Winners Announced at IHRSA 2004

Posted on Monday, March 29, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Mar. 25, 2004 –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, today announced the winners of its 2004 Achievement Awards at IHRSA 2004 in Las Vegas. Awards were presented for Personal Trainer of the Year, Group Fitness Instructor of the Year and Fitness Director of the Year to publicly recognize the contribution these professionals have made to the fitn ...

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ACE Commends U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services' Educational Campaign Aimed at Reversing Obesity and Inactivity Trend

Posted on Wednesday, March 17, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – March 17, 2004 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today applauds the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, Tommy G. Thompson, for his renewed commitment to fight the growing trend of obesity and overweight in the U.S., announcing a new national education campaign and a new research strategy at HHS' National In ...

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ACE Has Huge Presence at IHRSA 2004, International Convention and Trade Show

Posted on Friday, March 05, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – March 8, 2004 –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, today announced its sponsorship of the keynote address given by Bill Novelli, executive director and CEO of AARP, a membership organization of over 35 million people age 50 and older, half of whom remain actively employed. ACE also reveals its 2004 Fitness Professionals of the Year. The 23rd ...

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President of ACE Receives 2004 Distinguished Service Award

Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2004

San Diego, Calif. –Feb. 26, 2004- The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-profit fitness advocate, announced today that Ken Germano, president of ACE, has been selected by the Manhattan College Physical Education and Human Performance Department to receive its 2004 Distinguished Service Award. The award will be officially presented to Germano on Feb. 27 in New York. “I am t ...

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ACE and Consumer Reports Magazine Review the Latest Infomercial Products

Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Dec. 16, 2003 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, applauds the January 2004 issue of Consumer Reports Magazine that features research that tested the claims of twelve infomercial exercise products. The chief exercise physiologist for the American Council on Exercise served as an expert consultant to the Consumer Reports staff who eval ...

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American Council on Exercise (ACE) Makes Fitness Trend Predictions for 2004

Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Nov. 12, 2003 - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America's nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced its top 10 fitness trend predictions for 2004. Through its research, "workout watchdog" studies and worldwide network of certified fitness professionals, ACE continues to accurately monitor America's growing interest in fitness. As 2004 begins, ACE's predictions show a ...

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Ave. Thanksgiving Day Meal is More Than 229 Grams of Fat
ACE Shares Secrets to Stay Healthy and Fit During the Holiday

Posted on Friday, February 20, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Nov. 24, 2003 – From the golden, roasted turkey to the buttery mashed potatoes to the slice of homemade pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving is a festival of favorite family foods. For many though, it’s also a guilt-ridden, downward spiral of diminishing willpower and unhealthy, unwanted pounds continuing through the New Year. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonpro ...

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ACE Supports New Children And Teen Fitness and Nutrition Curriculum

Posted on Friday, February 20, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – October 14, 2003 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced its support of the new children/teen fitness and nutrition curriculum, The Physiology Storybook: An Owner’s Manual for the Human Body and Buff ‘n’ Stuff: The Art & Science of Getting Strong and Eating Right both by Marla Richmond, M.S. The Buff’n’Stuff complet ...

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ACE Lists Top Four Exercises for a Healthy and Strong Back

Posted on Friday, February 20, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 27, 2003 –More than 5.7 million people suffer from back or spinal problems making it the second most common reported health condition in the United States. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America's nonprofit fitness advocate, suggests performing exercises involving muscle endurance and stability to protect against and prevent future back troubles. Research ...

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ACE Lists Top Six Exercises To Prevent ACL Injuries

Posted on Friday, February 20, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Sept. 29, 2003) – According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, nearly 6 million people visit orthopedic surgeons each year because of knee problems. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, offers advice regarding proper biomechanics and a sound exercise training program that may reduce an individuals’ risk f ...

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National Commission for Certifying Agencies Accredits All ACE Certification Programs

Posted on Friday, February 20, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – September 5, 2003 - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) has accredited all ACE professional fitness certifications programs that include the ACE Personal Trainer, ACE Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant, ACE Group Fitness Instructor and ACE Clinical Exercise S ...

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How to Keep a New Year's Resolution
ACE Offers Ten Ways to Finally Stick to Them

Posted on Friday, February 20, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Dec. 29, 2003 – It’s almost New Year’s Eve. What better way to mark the occasion than by making bold promises to yourself? Because it’s a major transitional time, New Year’s provides a convenient occasion to take stock of your life. Millions of people make resolutions, but how do you keep them? The American Council on Exercise (ACE) offers the following twelve tips to help you ...

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ACE Lists Top Ten Reasons to Stretch

Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 20, 2003) – Since flexibility is one of the five components of fitness, stretching should be an integral part of every workout program. As we age our bodies naturally become less flexible and more prone to injury. With flexibility training, however, we can keep our bodies more limber and youthful. ACE, America’s Authority on Fitness, shares the following to ...

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ACE Warns Youth Athletes and Parents of Baseball Related Overuse Injuries

Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 7, 2003 – With the Little League World Series quickly approaching, (August 15-24, Williamsport, Pennsylvania), youth athletes and parents should be aware of the risks involved in repeated overhand throwing, especially pitching. It has been estimated that as many as 40% of all youth league pitchers may experience some type of arm injury during a typical season. The Ame ...

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ACE Joins Coalition Formed to Support Dietary Supplement Regulation

Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - June 11, 2003 - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced its participation with the Coalition for Anabolic Steroid Precursor and Ephedra Regulation (CASPER) in support of legislation regarding the regulation of dietary supplements that contain steroid precursors or ephedra. CASPER is comprised of the nation’s leading m ...

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ACE Supports President Bush's HealthierUS Initiative

Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 23, 2003 – On July 18, 2003, President Bush visited the Lakewest Family YMCA in Dallas, Texas to highlight his HealthierUS initiative designed to help Americans, especially children, live longer, better, and healthier lives. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, was honored to be personally invited to participate in the event. ...

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ACE Lists Most Common Fitness Myths

Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2004

San Diego, Calif. – May 13, 2003 - Consumers are constantly bombarded with fitness information and “expert” advice from questionable sources. The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently conducted a survey of more than 1,500 ACE-certified fitness professionals to discover the exercise myths that they most commonly hear from their clients. The following are their top responses: ...

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ACE Advocates Functional Strength Training to Enhance Workouts

Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 20, 2003 – Whether it’s walking, hiking or lifting, functional strength is needed to successfully complete the task. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, suggests incorporating functional strength training into your existing exercise program to enhance coordination, strength and endurance in everyday activities. Functional str ...

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Are Your Workouts Up To Snuff?
ACE Lists Top Fitness and Workout Guidelines

Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2004

San Diego, Calif. - May 7, 2003 - It is easy to develop bad habits that minimize the effectiveness of a workout, habits that waste time, energy and money. For those individuals who are committed to improving their overall fitness, it is crucial to regularly evaluate their workout habits. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, lists several important fitness a ...

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ACE Warns Consumers of the Signs of Exercise-Induced Asthma

Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- March 24, 2003 –Exercise-induced asthma (EIA), a common but serious condition usually brought on by vigorous aerobic activity, affects up to 20 percent of competitive athletes and 90 percent of asthma sufferers. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s authority on fitness, today reminds the nation of the importance of recognizing the symptoms of EIA and offers tips t ...

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ACE Appoints Program Director for Operation FitKids

Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2004

San Diego, Calif. –March 17, 2003- The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced that Deirdre Kleske has joined ACE as Program Director for Operation Fit Kids (OFK), ACE’s youth outreach program. Kleske is responsible for directing and implementing ACE’s goal to improve the health and fitness of America's young people by providing information ...

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ACE Warns Consumers Against Ephedra Supplements

Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - April 30, 2003 - A recent study commissioned by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and conducted by the Rand Corporation found that the dangers posed by ephedra far outweigh any potential benefits it may have. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, supports this study --- urging all Americans to avoid using ephedra-containing products ...

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ACE Receives Donation of 50 ZOLL AED Plus Training Devices
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Provides Immediate Emergency Response

Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - August XX, 2003 - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced ZOLL Medical Corporation (Nasdaq: ZOLL), a manufacturer of non-invasive cardiac resuscitation devices, in conjunction with VitalTen, the ZOLL AED Plus GSA Exclusive Distributor, has donated 50 ZOLL AED Plus™ training devices to the ACE/American Heart Association/AED t ...

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ACE Partners with the American Heart Association
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training Offered

Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - August 26, 2003 - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced a strategic partnership with the American Heart Association to provide Automated External Defibrillator (AED), CPR and First Aid training to ACE course offerings. In conjunction with the American Heart Association, more than 50 ACE faculty and staff members wi ...

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ACE Launches Redesigned Website

Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2004

WHAT: To better meet the needs of the public, the American Council on Exercise today launched a new design of its website, www.acefitness.org. The redesign provides certified professionals and general readers with more information on exercise and fitness. DESCRIPTION: www.acefitness.org has added completely new sections – and upgraded others. A large part of the new d ...

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American Council on Exercise Lists Five Ways to Get Your Heart Pumping on Valentine's Day

Posted on Friday, February 13, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Feb. 10, 2004 - Planning on being active on Valentine's Day? This year, drop the sweets and get physical with your sweetie. Research shows that regular exercise not only improves the well-being of your body and mind, but enhances your sex life as well. Talk about an incentive! The American Council on Exercise (ACE) lists the following five ways to get hot a ...

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ACE Lists Top Ten Ways to Inspire People to Get Fit

Posted on Friday, February 13, 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Jan. 20, 2004 -Are you struggling to come up with new ways to inspire friends and family members to become more active? The fact is, most people know they should exercise-they just need a little extra motivation to get started. Here are ACE's top 10 ways you can inspire people to get fit. Be a role model. Do others see you enjoying the benefits ...

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IHRSA 2003 SHOWCASES THE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE

Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2003

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Feb. 19, 2003 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, today announced its sponsorship of the keynote address given by Pat Croce, motivational speaker and former president of the Philadelphia 76ers, at IHRSA 2003. ACE also reveals its 2003 Fitness Professionals of the Year. The 22nd Annual International Convention & Trade Show will be held in Sa ...

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ACE REMINDS THE NATION THAT EXERCISE IS THE MOST ROMANTIC VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT
Studies Show Direct Correlation between Exercise and Improved Sex Lives

Posted on Tuesday, February 04, 2003

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Feb. 5, 2003 – Want to put the pizzazz back in your relationship? This year for Valentine’s Day, forget the chocolates and head to the gym with your beloved. The American Council on Exercise (ACE) points out that numerous studies show a direct correlation between exercise and an improved sex life, and confirm that people who begin a fitness program with their spouses are more l ...

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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE (ACE) APPOINTS GRAHAM MELSTRAND DIRECTOR OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2003

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Jan. 23, 2003 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced that Graham Melstrand has been promoted to Director of Educational Services. Melstrand will be responsible for the success of all ACE educational programs including continuing education, practical training and certification. “Graham has a unique blend of exercise ...

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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE (ACE) MAKES FITNESS TREND PREDICTIONS FOR 2003

Posted on Thursday, January 09, 2003

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Jan. 9, 2003 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced its fitness trend predictions for 2003. Through its research, “workout watchdog” studies and worldwide network of certified fitness professionals, ACE continues to accurately monitor America’s growing interest in fitness. As 2003 begins, ACE’s predictions show increases ...

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ACE SUPPORTS HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 474
Private Health Insurance Companies Encouraged to Provide Financial Incentives to Policy Holders to Stay Healthy and in Shape

Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2002

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Dec. 17, 2002 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today endorsed House Concurrent Resolution 474, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Karen McCarthy and U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun. Designed to encourage private health companies to take a proactive role in creating a healthy and active population, H.C.R. 474 will support financial incentives to policy hold ...

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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE OFFERS 10 TIPS FOR SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS

Posted on Monday, December 02, 2002

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Dec. 2, 2002 - As the festive holiday season is upon us, many Americans find it stressful to keep up with often-unrealistic demands and expectations of family, friends and events. The solution to an enjoyable celebration is to relax and take good care of ourselves, which in turn will increase energy and reduce stress levels. To keep happy and safe this season, ACE offers 10 t ...

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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE SUGGESTS SPORTS-SPECIFIC TRAINING BEFORE HITTING THE SLOPES

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2002

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Nov. 20, 2002 – As the winter season draws near, many will stay active, healthy and busy by engaging in winter sports. Skiing is a favorite pastime of many, but can be physically challenging. The sport requires such skills as strength, endurance, balance and coordination. To keep Americans safe this holiday season, ACE suggests beginning a sports-specific training program. ...

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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE RECOMMENDS TOP HOLIDAY FITNESS GIFTS
Best and Most Affordable Gifts Ranked by 1,500 ACE Fitness Professionals

Posted on Tuesday, November 05, 2002

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Nov. 5, 2002 – Holiday shopping is never easy, especially when lists are long and budgets are tight. Skip the predictable gift baskets and candy boxes in favor of something that can bring lasting benefits: the gift of fitness. 1,500 American Council on Exercise certified fitness professionals suggest the following fitness gifts. To see illustrated lists click here Continue reading »


AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE SUPPORTS CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 49
Ballot Measure Increases State Grant Funds for Before And After School Programs

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2002

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 30, 2002 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today endorsed California General Election Proposition 49, sponsored and developed by actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The ballot measure increases state grant funds for before and after school programs, providing tutoring, homework assistance, educational enrichment and physical fitness o ...

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AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SPORTS MEDICINE'S SEVENTH-ANNUAL HEALTH AND FITNESS SUMMIT AND EXPOSITION TO BE HELD IN COOPERATION WITH AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE

Posted on Tuesday, October 01, 2002

INDIANAPOLIS—The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) have announced a marketing partnership that will culminate next spring, with ACSM’s annual Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition. The event will take place April 9 – 12, 2003 in Reno, Nevada, and will be held in cooperation with ACE. ACSM and ACE serve the health and fitness practitioner ...

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IS YOUR PERSONAL TRAINER PROFESSIONALLY CERTIFIED?
American Council on Exercise Reminds the Nation of the Importance of Certification

Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2002

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Sept. 26, 2002 – Americans who viewed the Sept. 23 report on the CBS Evening News titled, “Lawsuit Exposes Health Club Secrets,” may be a bit apprehensive and concerned when it comes to hiring a certified personal trainer to help achieve their own personal fitness goals - and for good reason. A Long Island man filed a $320 million lawsuit against a Manhattan health club c ...

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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE LISTS TOP TEN REASONS WHY OLDER ADULTS SHOULD EXERCISE

Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2002

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Sept. 23, 2002 – It’s becoming increasingly clear to the medical community that it’s just as important for older adults to stay active as it is for their younger counterparts. Exercise helps maintain mobility and stamina, reduces the incidence of disease, and leads to an overall better quality of life. ACE, America’s Authority on Fitness, shares the following reasons why older ...

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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE AND MEDICAL FITNESS ASSOCIATION ESTABLISH PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ALLIANCE

Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2002

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Sept. 18, 2002 –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced its professional service alliance with the Medical Fitness Association (MFA). MFA, an organization dedicated to preventative healthcare, has named ACE as one of their preferred certification and education providers for more than 350 facilities. Culminating at the ...

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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE RECOMMENDS 60 MINUTES OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY A DAY

Posted on Monday, September 16, 2002

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Sept. 16, 2002 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today endorsed the National Academies' Food and Nutrition Board’s recommendation that the nation’s growing waistline can best be fought with a minimum of 60 minutes of exercise per day. “According to available research, an hour of physical activity appears to be necessary for op ...

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EXERCISE PROVIDES STRESS AND ANXIETY RELIEF
The American Council on Exercise Lists Benefits of Exercise And Tips to Get Started

Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2002

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Aug. 28, 2002 – As the nation marks the first anniversary of the horrific events of Sept. 11, medical experts are finding that Americans still suffer from stress, tension, anxiety and depression arising from the attacks. The American Council on Exercise reminds Americans that one of the most effective methods of relieving stress is exercise. “Exercise, particularly aero ...

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ACE SELECTS RANIEL "RAY" TRINIDAD AS OPERATION FITKIDS (OFK) PROGRAM MANAGER

Posted on Thursday, August 01, 2002

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 31, 2002 –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced that Raniel “Ray” Trinidad has joined ACE as Program Manager for Operation Fit Kids (OFK), ACE’s youth outreach program. Trinidad is responsible for directing and implementing ACE’s vision of improving the health and fitness of America's youth. Through the use of commerc ...

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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE (ACE) APPOINTS CARMELLA SPENCER, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2002

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 29, 2002 –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced that Carmella Spencer has joined ACE as Marketing Director. Spencer will be responsible for strengthening and managing ACE’s marketing initiatives, strategies and messages while adhering to the established mission of promoting active, healthy lifestyles and the positive ...

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ACE STANDS BEHIND WHITE HOUSE "HEALTHIER U.S. INITIATIVE"
President Bush urges Americans to make themselves and their nation healthier through exercise, proper diet and regular checkups

Posted on Friday, June 21, 2002

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – June 20, 2002 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced its complete support of President George W. Bush’s “Healthier U.S. Initiative.” Announced recently by the White House Office of the Press Secretary, the initiative addresses the future of our overweight nation and hopes to motivate Americans to live healthier lives.

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ACE LISTS THE TOP TEN FUN FITNESS SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2002

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – June 19, 2002 – Summer is here and children need to stay active, healthy and busy during their break from school. Parents need to encourage their children to warm up properly and stretch before each activity and teach them never to play through any type of pain or make winning the reason for playing any sport. Let them choose the activity and keep the focus on having fun. To ke ...

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ACE LISTS THE TOP TEN MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE IN THE GYM
ACE-certified Professionals Offer Tips on how to stay safe while working out

Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2002

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – June 18, 2002 – A survey of 3,000 American Council on Exercise (ACE)-certified fitness professionals points out the biggest mistakes they see people making in the gym. In some cases, these mistakes may simply mean the difference between an effective and an ineffective workout. Other mistakes, however, can be more costly, leading to strain and injury. ACE, America’s Authority ...

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ACE Partners with CORPORATE FITNESS WORKS

Posted on Monday, June 17, 2002

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – June. 17, 2002 –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced that Corporate Fitness Works (CFW), has named ACE their preferred personal training certification organization. CFW serves the health, fitness and recreation needs of business and industry by managing on-site fitness centers for businesses, government agencies, office ...

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ELECTRICAL MUSCLE STIMULATION (EMS) CLAIMS EXPOSED BY AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE STUDY IN MAY OF 2000
Federal Trade Commission Charging Top-Selling Abdominal Belts with Making False Claims

Posted on Monday, May 13, 2002

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - May 9, 2002 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced its support of the Federal Trade Commission’s complaints filed recently in federal district courts against three widely advertised electronic abdominal exercise belts. The FTC alleges that the marketers of these devices, which use electronic muscle stimulation (EMS), have ...

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ACE AND OPERATION FITKIDS SUPPORT SURGEON GENERAL'S CALL TO ACTION TO PREVENT AND DECREASE OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY
ACE Youth Outreach Program provides kids greater access to comprehensive physic

Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2002

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – April 30, 2002 – In December of 2001, the office of the U.S. Surgeon General published a Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity among all Americans. In response, The American Council on Exercise (ACE) and Operations FitKids, ACE’s youth outreach program, continues to advocate a healthy and fit lifestyle for America's youth and the entire nation by providi ...

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REJUVENATE LAPSED FITNESS RESOLUTIONS DURING MAY’S NATIONAL PHYSICAL FITNESS & SPORTS MONTH

Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2002

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - April 17, 2002 – Many Americans have discarded their New Year resolutions to start exercising and get in shape. In honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, the American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, offers the following tips to help individuals start a new fitness program. BE SPECIFIC: Specific goals are easier to stick wit ...

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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE PRESENTS 2002 FITNESS PROFESSIONALS OF THE YEAR
Personal Trainer, Fitness Director and Group Fitness Instructor Winners Announced at IHRSA 2002

Posted on Friday, March 15, 2002

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Mar. 18, 2002 –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, recently announced its 2002 Fitness Professionals of the Year at IHRSA 2002 in Phoenix, AZ. Awards were presented for Personal Trainer of the Year, Group Fitness Instructor of the Year and Fitness Director of the Year to publicly recognize the contribution these professionals have made to the ...

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OPERATION FITKIDS OPENS NEW FITNESS FACILITY AT SCHOOL FOR TRANSITIONAL FAMILIES IN PHOENIX, AZ

Posted on Tuesday, March 05, 2002

Youth Outreach Program Challenges All Segments of Society, 1996 Olympic Decathlon Gold Medallist, Dan O’Brien Scheduled to Speak SAN DIEGO–The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, today announced the opening of the second Operation FitKids fitness facility in Phoenix, AZ. Operation FitKids (OFK) is committed to enriching the lives of America’s youth with ...

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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE’S PRESENCE AT IHRSA 2002 LARGEST EVER

Posted on Tuesday, March 05, 2002

ACE’s All About Fitness Day presents Dr. Kenneth Cooper, the 2002 ACE Fitness Professional of the Year Awards announced; ACE receives IHRSA Wall of Fame Honor SAN DIEGO–The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, today announced its largest presence ever at IHRSA 2002. The 21st Annual International Convention & Trade Show will be held in Phoenix, AZ, March ...

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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE (ACE) MAKES FITNESS TREND PREDICTIONS FOR 2002

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2002

SAN DIEGO– The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced its fitness trend predictions for 2002. Through its research, “workout watchdog” studies, and worldwide network of certified fitness professionals, ACE continues to accurately monitor America’s growing interest in fitness. As 2002 begins, ACE’s predictions show increased participation, a focus ...

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MAYOR DICK MURPHY PROCLAIMS AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE DAY, THURSDAY JANUARY 24

Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2002

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Jan. 23, 2002 –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced that Mayor Dick Murphy of the City of San Diego has proclaimed Thursday, January 24 “American Council on Exercise Day.” On this day, ACE is celebrating the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art headquarters in San Diego and reintroducing itself to the residents of Sa ...

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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE (ACE) APPOINTS CEDRIC X. BRYANT, Ph.D., CHIEF EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST AND VICE PRESIDENT OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

Posted on Friday, January 11, 2002

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Jan. 8, 2002 –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced that Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.D., has joined ACE as chief exercise physiologist and vice president of educational services. Dr. Bryant will be responsible for strengthening and managing ACE’s already established mission to promote active, healthy lifestyles and their positive ...

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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE (ACE) AND ALL ABOUT FITNESS INC. JOIN TO CREATE THE HIGHEST QUALITY OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Posted on Friday, December 21, 2001

SAN DIEGO –The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with All About Fitness, Inc., a leader in fitness design services for homes, corporations, health clubs, and wellness centers. This partnership enables All About Fitness to provide the ACE standard of safe and effective exercise and equipment rec ...

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American Council on Exercise (ACE) Study Investigates Super Oxygenated Water Claims

Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2001

SAN DIEGO--The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced results of an ACE commissioned study of super oxygenated waters that promise higher energy, greater mental awareness and concentration and more energy to all athletes who are “looking for a competitive edge or anyone who wants to be truly healthy.” The study tested the claims and compared the p ...

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American Council On Exercise (ACE) Study Tests Merits of the AB-DOer, the Latest Infomercial Fitness Craze

Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2001

SAN DIEGO--The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced results of an ACE commissioned study of the AB-DOer, one of the latest products in abdominal fitness equipment. Promising to be a quick fix, the AB-DOer and its messages are reaching thousands of Americans through television infomercials, but many consumers are turning to ACE and wondering if i ...

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American Council on Exercise and Students Celebrate "Operation FitKids Day" in New York City during Opening Ceremonies for Newest Kids’ Fitness Site

Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2001

SAN DIEGO--New York City is hot in the middle of June, and if you are a typical high school student, all you want to do is get through finals and start your summertime fun. On June 18, 2001, a group of high school students delayed their vacation revelry a few hours to enjoy a different kind of fun—the opening celebration for the newest Operation FitKids site at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High Scho ...

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Travel Fitness: American Council on Exercise (ACE) Offers Tips for Staying in Shape on the Road

Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2001