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Monday, October 13, 2014

Exercise Science: Connecting the Dots With Your Certification (Part 2)

ACE’s Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals is a reference manual designed to help you understand the basics of the science behind exercise. Given the depth and breadth of the information presented, it can definitely feel intimidating. But don’t worry…we’ve got you covered. In this second installment of a five-part blog series, we take you through Chapter 2: Physiology, where you learn the basic functions of the various body systems.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Cardiorespiratory Training: Phases 3 and 4

The Cardiorespiratory component of the ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT) Model offers a framework for individualized programming. In this third and final installment of this series, you’ll learn key concepts to keep in mind when programming using Phases 3 and 4: Anaerobic-endurance Training and Anaerobic-power Training.

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Monday, September 08, 2014

Mastering Group Fitness Instructor Teaching Techniques, Strategies and Cueing

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the various teaching and cueing techniques presented in Chapter 4 of the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Manual? This blog provides the clarification you need to understand the various teaching techniques and strategies, as well as how to cue effectively, so you can feel confident on both the exam and in front of your classes.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model: Cardiorespiratory Training: Phase 2

The Cardiorespiratory component of the ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT) Model offers a framework for individualized programming. In the second installment of this series, you’ll learn key concepts to keep in mind when programming using Phase 2: Aerobic Efficiency Training.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Cardiorespiratory Training: Phase 1

The Cardiorespiratory component of the ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT) Model provides a layout for individualized cardiorespiratory programming. Here are some key concepts to keep in mind when programming using the four phases of the Cardiorespiratory component of the ACE IFT Model.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Exercise Science: Connecting the Dots With Your Certification (Part 1)

ACE’s Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals is a reference manual designed to help you understand the basics of the science behind exercise. Given the depth and breadth of the information presented, it can definitely feel intimidating. But don’t worry…we’ve got you covered. This current five-part blog series will take you through all of the chapters of the manual and highlight the key topics that are important for you as a fitness professional.

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Friday, August 08, 2014

The Dos and Don’ts of Being a Professional in the Fitness Industry

What are the standards of professionalism in the fitness industry? Here is a great list of dos and don’ts compiled by ACE Certified fitness professionals that will help you stay on track and maintain a high level of professionalism both inside and outside the gym or training setting.

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Monday, August 04, 2014

Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Phases 3 and 4: Load and Performance Training

The ACE Integrated Fitness TrainingTM (ACE IFTTM) Model is an incredibly useful tool for designing safe and effective exercise programs for your clients. This continuing blog series explains the purpose of the ACE IFT Model as well as its phases and training components, which will help you design individualized programs to meet the varying needs of your clients. In part 4, we cover Phases 3 and 4 of the ACE IFT Model: Load and Performance Training.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Phase 2: Movement Training

The ACE Integrated Fitness TrainingTM (ACE IFTTM) Model is an incredibly useful tool for designing safe and effective exercise programs for your clients. This continuing blog series explains the purpose of the ACE IFT Model as well as its phases and training components, which will help you design individualized programs to meet the varying needs of your clients. In part 3, we cover Phase 2 of the ACE IFT Model: Movement Training.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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

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

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