New Health Coach Education Aimed at Getting More People Physically Active

Posted: Apr 24, 2024 in ACE Press Releases

San Diego, Calif., April 24, 2024 – According to a recent study published in JAMA, approximately 80% of US adults and adolescents are insufficiently active, making physical inactivity the fourth leading risk factor for mortality, as reported by the World Health Organization. In response to these concerning statistics, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) announces the launch of an impactful course, Mindful Movement: Coaching Clients to Become More Active, aimed at empowering health coaches to combat physical inactivity and inspire their clients to lead healthier, more active lives. 

"Addressing physical inactivity is critically important and health coaches can play a pivotal part in getting more people active," said Sean Foy, MA Founder/President of Personal Wellness Corporation and primary content subject matter expert for Mindful Movement. "With this course, health coaches will be equipped to assist inactive or insufficiently active clients by utilizing evidence-based coaching methods and integrating psychological strategies to inspire lasting change." 

The Mindful Movement course provides a unique approach to tackling physical inactivity by equipping health coaches with innovative coaching techniques, key concepts, and resources to help clients find purpose and enjoyment in movement and building a stronger mind-body connection.  

Health coaches who upskill with this course will:   

  • Acquire behavior change knowledge, tools, and resources to support clients in attaining their movement goals. 
  • Learn a new method to combat physical inactivity and guide clients in discovering a deeper sense of meaning through movement. 
  • Explore the benefits of integrating influential, science-backed models and how these strategies shape and enhance the coaching approach. 
  • Create a customized coaching experience for clients, fostering a deep mind-body connection. 

"Inactive individuals face a 20-30% higher risk of mortality compared to those who participate in regular exercise," added Sabrena Jo, Ph. D., ACE senior director of science and research. "Through this course, health coaches will not only acquire skills to support clients in attaining their movement goals but also learn to differentiate clients' readiness for change and apply relevant behavior change strategies tailored to their unique needs." 

For more information about the Mindful Movement: Coaching Clients to Become More Active course please visit


About American Council on Exercise

Since 1985, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) has been the leading non-profit education and certification provider for health coaches and exercise professionals in the United States and worldwide. ACE is an ISO 17024 accredited certification organization, and ACE’s certification programs are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

With more than 90,000 highly respected certified health coaches and exercise professionals, ACE Certified Professionals are on the ground daily helping people move, stay active and make lasting lifestyle behavior change to build healthier communities.

Headquartered in San Diego, ACE collaborates with public health partners to educate people of all backgrounds about the importance of physical activity and other healthy lifestyle behaviors; advocates for public policies to increase physical activity opportunities; and supports scientific research that investigates the efficacy of behavior-change interventions and the effectiveness of exercise practices and trends.

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