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Monday, April 14, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

6 Not-so-healthy Health Foods

Marketing words like “healthy” and “all natural” can make a food seem a lot healthier than it really is. The Nutrition Twins set the record straight on six foods many people believe to be healthy, but are not nearly as good for you as you might think.

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Friday, April 11, 2014 in Exam Preparation Blog

Physiological Assessments: Anthropometric Measurements

Knowing which assessments to use on your clients—and when—is an important part of being a fitness professional. After all, assessments can go a long way toward showing your clients the progress they are making—or, if used incorrectly, can be a source of discouragement. In this first of a four-part series, a variety of anthropometric measurements are discussed, along with guidance on how and when to use them.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

The Dynamic Warm-up Every Runner Should Try

To many, warming up can feel like a waste of precious workout time, especially to runners. But skipping preparation and recovery strategies does not lead to maximized results and it certainly does not contribute to pain-free running longevity. Teach your clients how to take a few minutes to properly warm up with these multiplanar drills and you’ll be helping them run with better results for many years to come.

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

How Stress Affects Your Waistline

You know stress is bad for you, but do you know exactly how bad? It’s much worse than you think. Dr. Michael Mantell describes the high cost of stress-inducing thinking on both the brain and the body, and explains why halting these thoughts in their tracks is essential to both your health and your waistline

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Monday, April 07, 2014 in Exam Preparation Blog

Motivation, Behavior Change and Program Adherence

Understanding your clients’ motivations is essential for being able to recommend the most appropriate and effective steps to helping them achieve their lifestyle goals. In fact, identifying their motivations and level of self-efficacy can mean the difference between a client making short-term, temporary fixes and truly achieving lasting, lifestyle changes.

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Monday, April 07, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

3 Delicious Protein Pancake Recipes

Pancakes taste so good, but most are not-so-good for you. These protein pancakes are an exception—they contain a great combination of protein, carbs, fiber and healthy fats—and can be used as an ideal recovery meal. You’ll love this easy recipe and the three delicious variations: chocolate chip, banana walnut and blueberry lemon. Hungry now?

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Thursday, April 03, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

ACE Total-body Barbell Workout

Did you know you can do a lot more with a barbell than just the basic chest press? This versatile tool is great for performing multijoint movements that target a large amount of muscle tissue. Plus, exercises like squats, deadlifts and presses help to strengthen functional movements that we use everyday. Here is an effective total-body workout that will enhance both strength and flexibility.

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

ACE Partnership Brings Mobile Credit Card Payment Technology to ACE-certified Professionals

ACE recently partnered with Square, a leader in mobile credit card payment technology, to make it easier for trainers and coaches to accept credit-card payments for their products and services using a device they already carry with them—their cell phone. Tech guru Ted Vickey chatted with Square spokeswoman Faryl Ury to learn more about this useful technology.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

How to Incorporate Yoga Into Your Training Sessions

Yoga is widely accepted as a great way to increase both strength and flexibility, while also yielding positive mind-body benefits. But not every pose is suitable or safe for every client. Here are five poses that require little modification and are a positive addition to any fitness program.

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Friday, March 28, 2014 in Exam Preparation Blog

Legal Responsibility

Do you understand what your legal responsibilities entail as a fitness professional? Do you understand what types of insurance you need to protect yourself in the event of a lawsuit? Not only do you need to know this information for the ACE exam, but it is especially important for your work as a fitness professionals. Learn about established standard of care and the different types of insurance that can help keep you protected if a client gets hurt.

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