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Our Mission
ACE's mission is to ensure people have access to well-qualified health and fitness professionals and health coaches, and science-based information and resources on safe and effective physical activity, so they may get active, establish healthy behavior, and live their most fit lives.

Who We Are

Founded in 1985, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) is a nonprofit organization committed to America's health and wellbeing. Over the past 25 years, we have become an established resource for both fitness professionals and consumers, providing comprehensive, unbiased, scientific research impacting the fitness industry and validating ourselves as the country's trusted authority on fitness.

Today, ACE is the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world with 55,000 certified professionals who hold more than 60,000 ACE certifications. With a long heritage in certification, education, training and public outreach, we are among the most respected fitness organizations in the industry and a resource consumers have come to trust for health and fitness education.


What We Do

EDUCATE and certify thousands of fitness professionals annually, supporting them in providing safe and effective exercise instruction to millions of individuals.

DEVELOP and distribute publications, study materials, online courses, live workshops and university curriculum programs that provide comprehensive certification and continuing education solutions for individuals entering the health and fitness fields.

SERVE as America's Authority on Fitness® by equipping fitness professionals and consumers with credible information, resources and research on safe and effective exercise and fitness products, programs and trends.

CONNECT consumers with well qualified professionals, providing a partnership for consumers to be empowered to reach their health and fitness goals and a platform to discuss physical activity initiatives and policy.

BUILD collaborative relationships with leading advocates in the fitness and health industries, expanding our reach and working in cooperation with other organizations to support global health and fitness.

Contact ACE

American Council on Exercise (ACE)

4851 Paramount Drive
San Diego, California 92123
(driving directions)

Available by phone Monday-Friday, 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. (PST)

Phone:  1-858-279-8227
Toll-Free:  1-888-825-3636
Fax:  1-858-576-6564

Email: support@acefitness.org

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Impact Report 2014

American Council on Exercise (ACE) - 2014 Impact Report

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Our Vision

ACE envisions a world in which obesity and other preventable lifestyle diseases are on the decline because people have been understood, educated, empowered, and granted responsibility to be physically active and committed to healthy choices. In 2011, ACE articulated a vision: by the year 2035, the obesity epidemic will be over, and the professionals we certify, support and represent will have substantially contributed.

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