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11/16/2016

Report: Less than one quarter of U.S. children meet physical activity guidelines; ACE® offers new solutions

2016 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth finds that less than a quarter of U.S. children meet meet physical activity guidelines....

 

7/28/2016

NEW ACE® STUDIES CHALLENGE CORE-STRENGTHENING CLAIMS OF STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING

Research Finds Advanced Technique and Intention to Stand-Up Paddleboard For Exercise Are Required to Get Comprehensive Workout...

 

7/28/2016

ACE® STUDY FINDS ELEVATION TRAINING MASK OFFERS SOME TRAINING BENEFITS ASSOCIATED WITH IMPROVED ENDURANCE PERFORMANCE

The Elevation Training Mask 2.0 Appears to Act As A Respiratory Muscle Training Device...

 

7/6/2016

ACE AND ZUMBA ANNOUNCE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP IN SUPPORT OF NEW PROGRAM LAUNCH, “STRONG by Zumba™”

Partnership provides valuable education benefits for licensed Zumba® Instructors worldwide who train in new HIIT-based program...

 

5/19/2016

ACE® STUDY EVALUATES HEALTH BENEFITS OF ULTIMATE FRISBEE

Research Finds Ultimate Offers Natural Benefits of Interval Training with an Added Bonus: Fun...

 

4/20/2016

NATIONAL LEADERS GIVE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MOVEMENT MORE MOMENTUM WITH RELEASE OF NEW PLAN

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) teams up with other influential national leaders in support of a groundbreaking physical activity plan that impacts every segment of the U.S. population....

 

2/23/2016

Industry Leaders Announce Unprecedented Marriage Between Healthcare and Fitness

New Exercise as Medicine Initiative Will Impact Millions Nationally...

 

2/17/2016

ACE® STUDY EVALUATES EFFICIENCY OF TITIN WEIGHTED COMPRESSION SHIRT

Research Confirms a Seven Percent Increase in Caloric Expenditure ...

 

2/17/2016

ACE® STUDY EVALUATES EFFECTIVENESS OF HIGH-INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING (HIIT) FOR FITNESS NEWCOMERS

Research Finds HIIT Protocols Not Significantly More Effective Than Steady-State Cardio For Sedentary Individuals New To Exercise...

 

2/17/2016

ACE® STUDY EVALUATES HEALTH BENEFITS OF AERIAL YOGA

Research Finds Aerial Yoga Is an Effective Form of Exercise, Results in Decreased Risk for Cardiovascular Heart Disease...

 

2/17/2016

NATIONAL HEALTH CHANGE AGENTS AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE TAKE ACTION TO REDUCE HEART DISEASE AND STROKE

NATIONAL HEALTH CHANGE AGENTS AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE TAKE ACTION TO REDUCE HEART DISEASE AND STROKE...

 

11/5/2015

ACE SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO OVER 1,000 VETERANS TO HELP WITH TRANSITION TO NEW CAREERS IN FITNESS AFTER MILITARY SERVICE

ACE SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO OVER 1,000 VETERANS TO HELP WITH TRANSITION TO NEW CAREERS IN FITNESS AFTER MILITARY SERVICE ...

 

10/29/2015

ACE® LAUNCHES NEW WALKING TOOLKITS

Free Toolkits Help Individuals and Organizations Implement Safe and Effective Walking Programs in Their Communities ...

 

10/27/2015

ACE® HOSTS CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE ON ROLE OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN POLICY

ACE® HOSTS CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE ON ROLE OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN POLICY...

 

10/22/2015

ACE® STUDY EXAMINES EFFECTS OF BOKS BEFORE-SCHOOL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAM

ACE Examines Effects of BOKS Before-School Physical Activity Program ...

 

9/30/2015

ACE® APPLAUDS FOCUS ON ‘CLINIC TO THE COMMUNITY’ APPROACH TO REDUCING OBESITY

ACE® APPLAUDS FOCUS ON ‘CLINIC TO THE COMMUNITY’ APPROACH TO REDUCING OBESITY ...

 

9/21/2015

YMCA OF THE USA AND ACE® PARTNER TO IMPROVE AMERICA’S HEALTH

YMCA OF THE USA AND ACE® PARTNER TO IMPROVE AMERICA’S HEALTH ...

 

9/16/2015

Fitness Industry Trends Around the Globe Examined

Leading Industry Organizations Conduct a Comprehensive Study of Fitness Industry Behavior ...

 

9/9/2015

ACE® APPLAUDS U.S. SURGEON GENERAL’S NATIONAL CALL TO ACTION ON WALKING

ACE® APPLAUDS U.S. SURGEON GENERAL’S NATIONAL CALL TO ACTION ON WALKING...

 

9/3/2015

ACE® SURVEY EXAMINES IMPACT OF WEARABLE ACTIVITY DEVICES ON THE FITNESS INDUSTRY

New ACE Survey on Wearable Activity Devices ...

 

8/25/2015

ACE® MEDICAL EXERCISE SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION PREPARES PROFESSIONALS TO SERVE AS THE LINK BETWEEN CLINIC AND COMMUNITY

NCCA-Accredited Program Provides Comprehensive, Up-to-Date Expertise to Position Advanced Professionals as Integral Part of Healthcare Team...

 

8/6/2015

ACE® CERTIFIED PRO MIKE ROBINSON NAMED IDEA PERSONAL TRAINER OF THE YEAR

An ACE Pro is Honored as Industry’s Best for the Seventh Time at IDEA World Fitness Convention™ SAN DIEGO, Aug. 6, 2015—At this year’s IDEA World Fitness Convention, Mike Z. Robinson, a long-time ACE Certified Personal Trainer, was recognized as the 2015 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year. This marks the seventh time since the program’s inception that an ACE professio...

 

7/30/2015

ACE® NAMED AS A 2015 HEALTHIEST COMPANY TO WORK FOR IN SAN DIEGO

Nonprofit Also Recognized as a Finalist for Best Places to Work by the San Diego Business Journal SAN DIEGO, July 30, 2015— As a long-time promoter of health and fitness, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) empowers people to live their most fit lives. Coinciding with its 30th anniversary and reinforced commitment to ending the nation’s obesity epidemic, ACE has been recognized by ...

 

6/24/2015

ACE® CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY, REINFORCES COMMITMENT TO ENDING OBESITY EPIDEMIC

Nonprofit Says Well-Qualified Professionals Play Critical Role in National Effort to Reverse Preventable Lifestyle Diseases SAN DIEGO, June 24, 2015—In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) which educates, certifies and represents fitness professionals, health coaches and wellness experts, reinforces its commitment to ending the nation’s growing o...

 

6/18/2015

ACE® Study Evaluates the ElliptiGO Outdoor Elliptical Bicycle

Research Finds ElliptiGO Produces Comparable Heart Rate and Energy Expenditure Response to Running, Meets Fitness Industry Guidelines SAN DIEGO, June 18, 2015—Since their debut in 1990s, elliptical cross-trainer machines have steadily ranked among the most popular cardio options by gym-goers, but their one drawback is that users are trapped indoors. The ElliptiGO, a bicycle and elliptical ...

 

5/26/2015

New Study Evaluates Whether Pedaling Backward Boosts Cycling Performance

ACE®-Commissioned Study Finds Pedaling in Reverse Is an Effective Form of Cross Training, Results In Improved Strength for Regular Cycling SAN DIEGO, May 26, 2015—Pedaling backward on a stationary bike has been used as a means to potentially boost cycling performance and change the way leg muscles are stimulated. Unfortunately, little research has been conducted on the effectiveness of ...

 

5/12/2015

New Partnership Provides Fitness Professionals with Foundation to Lead Senior Adults in Safe and Effective Exercise

ACE® Offers Enhance®Fitness Instructors Five-Part Education Program Focused on Working with Senior Adults to Sustain Active, Healthy Lifestyles  SAN DIEGO, May 12, 2015–With nearly 50 million Americans currently over the age of 65, and with that number projected to reach 83 million by 2050, there is a rapidly growing need for education to help fitness professionals safely and ...

 

5/7/2015

KERRI O’BRIEN JOINS ACE® AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF PRODUCT AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

 Health and Fitness Executive Brings More than 27 Years of Experience to Lead Nonprofit’s Product Development and Strategic Growth  SAN DIEGO, May 7, 2015–The American Council on Exercise (ACE) today announced the appointment of Kerri O’Brien, a tenured business leader in the health and fitness industry, as the executive vice president of product and business developm...

 

4/22/2015

ACE® Study Focuses on Safety of Bikram Yoga by Measuring Heart Rate and Core Temperatures During Class

Researchers Say Many Participants’ Core Body Temperatures Reached Very High Levels During 90-Minute Session SAN DIEGO, April 22, 2015—In a new independent study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), researchers found that a large number of the participants reached a very high core temperature of greater than 103 degrees F during a Bikram yoga class. Notably, well-est...

 

2/19/2015

Addition of New ACE Team Members to Expand Efforts in Advocacy, Develop Relationships with Leaders in Business, Healthcare

Tom Richards, Jamie Costello Bring More than 30 Years of Experience  in Realms of Public Policy, and Health and Fitness Industry SAN DIEGO Feb. 19, 2015 – American Council on Exercise (ACE) has added two new team members to help the nonprofit continue to increase the reach of its advocacy efforts and expand strategic partnerships aimed at helping increase access to physical-activity op...

 

1/23/2015

ACE Doubles Commitment to Ash Hayes Scholarship Aimed at Helping Professionals Educate Youth on Healthy Behaviors

High Number of Qualified Applicants Inspires Nonprofit to Increase Funding, Provide Education to More Aspiring Health and Fitness Professionals SAN DIEGO Jan 27, 2015 – Overwhelming interest in the Ash Hayes Scholarship launched by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) in September inspired the nonprofit to double its commitment to 50 scholarships, awarded to aspiring health and fitness ...

 

1/20/2015

REI and the American Council on Exercise Team Up to Help Consumers Get Fit and Reach Outdoor Goals

Collaboration Delivers New Classes and Online Content to Expand REI Outdoor School Fitness Offerings SEATTLE & SAN DIEGO – JANUARY 20, 2015 – REI and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) have joined forces to invigorate the personal fitness landscape. Beginning in February, people who love the outdoors will have access to specialized training for mountain climbing, backpacking a...

 

11/17/2014

University Emphasizes Health Coaching, Behavior Change Expertise in New Program for Healthcare Professionals

American Council on Exercise, Nova Southeastern University Partner to Introduce Advanced Continuing Education Certificate in Health Coaching   SAN DIEGO November 17, 2014 – In a move that illustrates the increasing emphasis on behavior change expertise in many professional settings, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has partnered with the American Council on Exercise (ACE) to provi...

 

11/10/2014

Behavior Change Specialty Certification Answers Call for Prevention Programming in Communities, Supports Patient Centered Care Model

ACE Taps World-renowned Pioneers to Help Professionals Develop Hands-on, Practical Skills in Behavior Change   SAN DIEGO Nov. 3, 2014 – In response to calls from national thought leaders to align healthcare provided inside the doctor’s office with prevention programming in the community, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) has created a new, interactive, all digital learning...

 

9/18/2014

New Scholarship Prepares More Professionals to Educate Youth on Healthy Behaviors, Combat Childhood Obesity

American Council on Exercise launches Ash Hayes Scholarship to Help Dedicated Individuals Become ACE Certified Personal Trainers SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 18, 2014 – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American society has become characterized by environments that promote increased consumption of less healthy food and physical inactivity, resulting in an o...

 

9/4/2014

ACE COMMENDS THE STATE OF OBESITY REPORT FOR RECOMMENDING INTEGRATION OF COMMUNITY-BASED OBESITY PREVENTION PROGRAMMING WITH CLINICAL CARE

American Council on Exercise applauds call for prevention services to be delivered by “a broader array of health providers and entities” in the community setting SAN DIEGO, Calif. (September 4, 2014) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE) issued the following statement in response to the report State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America (formerly called F as in...

 

8/26/2014

BEHAVIOR-CHANGE COUNSELING HIGHLIGHTED IN U.S. PREVENTIVE TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THOSE AT RISK FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Stage further set for the healthcare system to extend the clinic into the community with preventive lifestyle interventions; exercise professionals named as among those who could deliver such services SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 26, 2014) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE) issued the following statement today in response to recommendations on behavior-change counseling published by the ...

 

7/30/2014

NEW STUDY REVEALS BEST BICEPS EXERCISES

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

 

7/17/2014

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

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

 

6/26/2014

ACE, amSTATZ Agreement Aimed at Providing Personal Trainers, Health Coaches Affordable Access to New Software SAN DIEGO, June 26, 2014 – A new partnership between amSTATZ and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) provides health and fitness professionals more affordable access to software aimed at helping them streamline business practices and improve client engagement. The move aligns w...

 

4/24/2014

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

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

 

4/16/2014

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

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

 

4/4/2014

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

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

 

4/1/2014

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

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

 

3/14/2014

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

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

 

2/24/2014

NATIONAL VIDEO CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS EVERYDAY HEALTH HEROES

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

 

1/29/2014

ACE STUDY FINDS GAPS IN YOUTH COACHES’ LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE

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

 

1/27/2014

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

Chart Compares Top Accredited Certification Options SAN DIEGO, Jan. 27, 2014 – Group fitness attracts more than 22.1 million people annually to indoor cycling, boot camps, danced-based classes and a growing number of other modalities. That increasing demand has led many certification organizations to create narrowly focused education programs designed to get instructors on the floor fast. ...

 

1/21/2014

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

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

 

12/5/2013

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

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

 

11/13/2013

ACE STUDY FINDS CROSSFIT™ WORKOUTS YIELD HIGH CALORIC OUTPUTS

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

 

11/6/2013

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE DECLARES DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING AS WORKOUT WEDNESDAY

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

 

10/8/2013

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

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

 

9/17/2013

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

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) – American Council on Exercise (ACE) has added two members to its executive team in an effort to help the organization build new partnerships and enlist support from the fitness industry, educational institution...

 

9/17/2013

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

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 across the country, the Women’s Running Series offers 5Ks and half-marathon events that are both walker and runner-friendly. The series kicks-off in Nashvil...

 

8/5/2013

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

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, health care and fitness, serves as a critical asset as ACE continues...

 

7/23/2013

ACE STUDY FINDS NO DANGER IN MANY HOT YOGA CLASSES

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 damage with room temperatures ranging from 90 to 105 degrees.   In a ne...

 

7/12/2013

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

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 clients, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) has...

 

7/12/2013

GIVE YOURSELF A HEALTH PROMOTION THIS SUMMER WITH ACE

Free 28-day online program empowers individuals to be healthier at home and through work-based initiatives SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 10, 2013) – American Council on Exercise (ACE) has launched a 28-day health and wellness challenge to empower individuals to live their most fit lives, particularly those who may be seeking to take charge of their health. Through Aug. 15, 2013, individuals and ...

 

6/13/2013

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

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   SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 12, 2013) – Today the American Council on Exercise (ACE) launched a new program to...

 

6/13/2013

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

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 instructors and health coaches. Despite vast differences in ex...

 

5/2/2013

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

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 levels of fat, sugar, refined grains and...

 

4/8/2013

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

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. SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2013) –American Council on Exercise (ACE) has teamed up with Total Gym®, the world’s leading manufacturer of functional bodyweight training equipment, to ...

 

4/8/2013

ACE STUDY FINDS KETTLEBELL TRAINING EFFECTIVE FOR IMPROVING MORE THAN STRENGTH

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 independent study...

 

4/1/2013

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

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 Disease Control and Prevention. In an ef...

 

3/22/2013

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

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 American Council on Exercise (ACE) leaders at the 2013 IHRSA (International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association) Convention & Trade Show Wednesday in Las Vegas. Speaking to hundreds of fitness pro...

 

3/14/2013

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

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®,” American Council on Exercise (ACE) warns viewers and fitness professionals to resist the temptation to emulate a Biggest Loser-style w...

 

3/14/2013

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

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 adults and one-third of...

 

3/1/2013

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

New Leadership Aligns ACE and NCPPA in Fight to Eliminate Obesity Epidemic San Diego, Calif. (Mar. 7, 2013) — Scott Goudeseune, president and CEO of American Council on Exercise (ACE), has been named president of the Board of Directors of the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA). The policy consortium promotes all sectors of American society working together to improve...

 

3/1/2013

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

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 professionals has continued to grow. In ...

 

2/7/2013

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

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2013) – An independent study commissioned by American Council on Exercise (ACE) found QiDANCE® can burn more than 400 calories per session and improve aerobic efficiency.   The study, conducted by a team of exercise scientists from the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, sought to evaluate the fitness benefi...

 

1/25/2013

ACE VISION REPORT SETS OBJECTIVES FOR ELIMINATING OBESITY EPIDEMIC

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 health-care legislation, more than two-thirds o...

 

1/16/2013

ACE SPECIALTY CERTIFICATIONS HELP PROFESSIONALS MEET NEEDS OF NEW YEAR CLIENTS

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...

 

1/10/2013

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

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 (ACE) has launched ACEFit.com, a new website solely dedicated to providing free resources and information that empowers individuals to live their most fit lives. Featuring an extensive exercise ...

 

12/13/2012

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

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 certified personal trainers, exercise scientists, group fitness experts  and health coaches throughout the nation. The survey results show fitness professionals are experiencing more career opportunities than ever bef...

 

12/5/2012

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

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 instructors deliver the safest and most effective classes possible.   Designed to complement the foundational education received by teachers of modality-specific classes, the Group Exerci...

 

11/28/2012

ACE RELEASES TRIED AND TESTED PICKS FOR FITNESS DVD HOLIDAY GIFTS

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 (ACE) has released two ‘best of’ lists, featuring some of ACE’s top picks to help share the gift of fitness. ACE’s collection of the top new ...

 

11/8/2012

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

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 American Council on Exercise (ACE) now meet European standards...

 

10/17/2012

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

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 exercises for targeting the major muscles of the chest.   The study, conducted by a team of exercise scientists at the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the Un...

 

10/17/2012

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

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 a “50% increase in muscle workouts” and “41% m...

 

9/27/2012

ACE LAUNCHES NEW HEALTH COACH CERTIFICATION

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 to data from IBISWorld and the Cent...

 

8/15/2012

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

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 it an effective way to lose weight and improve aerobic efficiency.   The study, conducted by a team of exercise scientists from the Department of Exercise and Sp...

 

8/14/2012

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

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 Exercise Physiology and Psychology of Healt...

 

8/14/2012

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE LAUNCHES INTERACTIVE STUDY TOOL

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 the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam. Through a vide...

 

7/2/2012

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

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 that the key to ...

 

6/28/2012

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

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 gymnastics, track and field, swimming and cyclin...

 

6/19/2012

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE STUDY HIGHLIGHTS MOST EFFECTIVE TRICEPS EXERCISES

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 exercises commonly used by people trying to sculpt and tone their arms. Researchers found that of the exercises tested, triangle ...

 

6/19/2012

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE EVALUATES IMPACT OF P90X™ WORKOUT

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-style home exercise program that is a popular example of the interval-training style workouts identified by ACE as one...

 

6/15/2012

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

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 York, Boston, Washin...

 

5/3/2012

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

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 (PALA+). The ACE PALA+ Challenge consists of weekly cardiovascular and resistance workout plans for May and beyond that al...

 

3/29/2012

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

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 (ACE) reminds enthusiasts of the importance of safety when starting a new fitness program or ramping up a workout r...

 

1/26/2012

American Council on Exercise Announces Its Fitness Industry Vision Report for 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 life and comm...

 

12/22/2011

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

Fitness industry leader continues to grow with addition of Anthony J. Wall and Dr. Adam Bordes...

 

11/7/2011

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

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 Council on Exercise (ACE) is America’s leading authority on fitness and th...

 

11/1/2011

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

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 ...

 

10/13/2011

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

Nationwide Search Recognizes Trainer from Ohio as Country’s Best SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 13, 2011 – Life Fitness, the global leader in commercial fitness equipment manufacturing and 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, have named Nicol...

 

10/6/2011

ACE Evaluates Benefits of Vibram Fivefingers® Shoes for Barefoot Runners

  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 certification, education and training organization, today announced the results of an independently conducted, academic study on Vibram FiveFingers, a sock-style shoe designed to simulate the effect of running bare...

 

9/6/2011

ACE Debuts Free, Online Resource Center for Fitness Industry

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 25, 2011) — The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the world’s largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization, today launched an unparalleled suite of complimentary information on ACEFitness.org for all practicing fitness professionals with the purpose of advancing the fitness indu...

 

7/21/2011

ACE Names Janet Frenkel Chief Operating Officer

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 21, 2011) —The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the world’s largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization, today announced the promotion of Janet Frenkel to chief operating officer.  Frenkel previously served as executive vice president of marketing and sales for the organiza...

 

7/12/2011

ACE Finds StreetStrider Elliptical Cross Trainer Provides Effective Cardio Workout

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 11, 2011)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the world’s largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization, today announced the results of the first independently conducted published study on StreetStrider, an elliptical cross-trainer on wheels for outdoor use.  The study found...

 

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