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Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation What does the new Group Fitness Instructor study experience mean for current GFI candidates?

What does the new Group Fitness Instructor study experience mean for current GFI candidates?

You can still prepare for and pass the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification exam using your current study materials. Here are three Frequently Asked Questions about the transition to the new ACE Group Fitness Instructor Handbook (1st edition).

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation How to Use the ACE Study Companion

How to Use the ACE Study Companion

If you’re studying for an ACE Certification Exam, don’t forget to use the Study Companion that came with your study package. Learn how you can use this study guide to help you focus your studying on the topics that are most likely to be addressed on the exam.

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation 4 Tips for a Successful Study Experience

4 Tips for a Successful Study Experience

If you’ve just signed up to take your first ACE Certification Exam, you probably have a thousand questions about how to get started. Here are four helpful tips that will help you create a successful study experience and bring you closer to your goal of becoming an ACE Certified Fitness Professional.

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation Set Yourself Up for Success with these Test-taking Strategies

Set Yourself Up for Success with these Test-taking Strategies

For many people, test taking is right up there with public speaking—it makes their hearts pound and palms sweat. Fortunately, taking the time to practice and prepare can go a long way toward calming those nerves. If you’re apprehensive about your upcoming ACE certification exam, here are some great test-taking strategies that will make you feel more confident and assured of your success.

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation How to Use the Case Study Chapters

How to Use the Case Study Chapters

You may be tempted to skip over the case study chapters in the manuals because they don’t offer any new information, but these chapters often prove to be the most useful for helping you learn to apply what you’ve already learned. Here’s a primer on how to use these case studies to your best advantage, both in working with clients and for passing the exam.

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation Health Coach Helper: Lesson 7

Health Coach Helper: Lesson 7

Jessie, a Study Coach in the ACE Resource Center, is preparing to take the ACE Health Coach Certification Exam and is blogging about her experience and sharing her study tips. Here is her seventh installment, featuring Chapters 16 and 17, which cover physical-activity programming.

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation Health Coach Helper: Lesson 6

Health Coach Helper: Lesson 6

Jessie, a Study Coach in the ACE Resource Center, is preparing to take the ACE Health Coach Certification Exam and is blogging about her experience and sharing her study tips. Here is her sixth installment, featuring Chapters 11 and 12, which cover the assessments you should perform with a client prior to, and throughout, an exercise program.

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation Health Coach Helper: Lesson 5

Health Coach Helper: Lesson 5

Feeling like you need a study partner to help you prepare for your ACE Certification Exam? Meet Jessie, a Study Coach in the ACE Resource Center. She is preparing to take the ACE Health Coach Certification Exam and is blogging about her experience and sharing her study tips. Here is her fifth installment, featuring Chapters 4, 10 and 13, which cover relationship building, client interviews and goal setting.

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation Exam Day Tips

Exam Day Tips

The day to take to your exam is almost here! ACE Study Coach Belinda has some important tips for you to help make your exam date go smoothly and to give yourself the best possible chances for success.

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation Health Coach Helper: Lesson 4

Health Coach Helper: Lesson 4

When it comes to studying for your ACE Certification Exam, it can be helpful to have a study partner to keep you motivated and focused on your goals. Jessie, a Study Coach in the ACE Resource Center, is preparing to take the ACE Health Coach Certification Exam and is blogging about her experience and sharing her study tips. Here is her fourth installment, which covers chapters 8 and 9, which focus on the physiology of obesity and weight-management concepts.

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation Health Coach Helper: Lesson 3

Health Coach Helper: Lesson 3

When it comes to studying for your ACE Certification Exam, it can be helpful to have a study partner to keep you motivated and focused on your goals. Jessie, a Study Coach in the ACE Resource Center, is preparing to take the ACE Health Coach Certification Exam and is blogging about her experience and sharing her study tips. Here is her third installment, which covers chapters 6, 7 and 15, which are all related to nutrition.

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation Health Coach Helper: Lesson 2

Health Coach Helper: Lesson 2

Are you studying for your ACE Health Coach Exam and want a study partner to keep you motivated and focused on your goals? Jessie, the new Study Coach in the ACE Resource Center, is preparing to take the ACE Health Coach Certification Exam and will be blogging about her experience and sharing her study tips over the next several weeks. Here is her second blog.

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation ACE Health Coach Helper: Lesson 1

ACE Health Coach Helper: Lesson 1

Are you studying for your ACE Health Coach Exam and want a study partner to keep you motivated and focused on your goals? Jessie, the new Study Coach in the ACE Resource Center, is preparing to take the ACE Health Coach Certification Exam and will be blogging about her experience and sharing her study tips over the next several weeks. Here is her first blog.

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation Exam Voucher 101

Exam Voucher 101

Confused about where to find your exam voucher, how to register for your exam, or what to bring with you when the big day finally arrives? Here is a quick primer on everything related to your exam voucher, including important expiration dates and what to do if you don’t feel quite prepared to take the exam even though your expiration date is looming.

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation How to Remember What You Study

How to Remember What You Study

Feeling nervous about trying to learn and memorize all the necessary information to pass your ACE certification exam? Dr. Michael Mantell offers some great advice and shares his tips for making the most of your study time and actually absorbing the material you are trying to learn.

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation How many questions do I need to get right to pass the exam?

How many questions do I need to get right to pass the exam?

If you’re preparing to take your exam, you might be wondering exactly how many correct answers you need to successfully pass your exam. To help put your mind at ease, here is a review of the types of questions you can expect to see, which ones will be graded and how many you need to get right.

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation My Exam Day Is Here! What Do I Need to Do?

My Exam Day Is Here! What Do I Need to Do?

If your exam date is looming, you undoubtedly have a lot of questions, including what to bring, what to expect and how soon you will be able to learn your results. Here are the answers to all your questions so you can make sure your exam day goes smoothly and is as stress-free as possible.

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation My exam is right around the corner and I’ve completed the study materials. What should I focus on?

My exam is right around the corner and I’ve completed the study materials. What should I focus on?

You’re in the home stretch and want to maximize your study prep in the week or two before the exam. Here are some great study strategies that have proven effective in the period leading up to your exam.

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation Math on the Exam: We’ve Got You Covered

Math on the Exam: We’ve Got You Covered

If it’s been years since you did any math you may be worried about some of the exam questions requiring you to use formulas and determine a correct answer. The good news is that the amount of questions involving math on the exams is minimal. Plus, we’ve created two math-specific tools—the Helpful Formulas Sheet and the Fitness Math course—that, with a little practice, will have you breezing through those math questions in no time.

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation 7 Things You Should Know About Exam Registration

7 Things You Should Know About Exam Registration

If you’ve recently purchased your Personal Trainer Study Bundle, there are a few important things to remember as you start preparing for your exam—7 things, to be exact. From expiration dates to CPR/AED certification, here’s what you need to know as you get closer to taking your exam.

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation ACE Academy Elite…A Sane Approach to Studying

ACE Academy Elite…A Sane Approach to Studying

Having trouble studying for your ACE certification exam on your own? Get the support and guidance you need with the ACE Academy Elite interactive study guide. A recent candidate shares her experience and demonstrates how this approach studying can dramatically improve your chances of successfully passing your ACE exam.

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation The Holidays are Here – To Study or Not to Study?

The Holidays are Here – To Study or Not to Study?

Do you really need to keep studying for your ACE certification exam during the holidays? While a little time off can be good, you don’t want to risk losing your momentum and motivation. Here are some great tips for squeezing in some time to study for your upcoming exam.

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation Stay Calm or Cram On?

Stay Calm or Cram On?

What’s the best way to prepare for your ACE exam? Dr. Michael Mantell offers some great studying strategies that will leave you feeling calm and assured as your exam date approaches, as well as tips on how to reduce anxiety on the day of your exam.

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation I’m not prepared for my exam! Should I reschedule or retake?

I’m not prepared for my exam! Should I reschedule or retake?

We often receive calls and emails from candidates expressing their fears about not being prepared to sit for their upcoming exam. If you find yourself feeling this same way, here is some great advice to help alleviate those fears and give yourself the best possible chance at success.

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation My Materials Just Arrived...Now What Do I Do?

My Materials Just Arrived...Now What Do I Do?

Don’t let that feeling of excitement when you receive your ACE study materials turn into anxiety. In this article, we explain how to tackle all of the materials without feeling overwhelmed and how to utilize the resources that ACE provides, which are designed to assist and guide you through your exam preparation.

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation Anatomy of Multiple-Choice Tests

Anatomy of Multiple-Choice Tests

Ever since Frederick J. Kelly, in 1914, at the University of Kansas, invented this approach, students have struggled with no real clue how to approach and analyze multiple-choice questions. Some people create so much stress and anxiety over these tests that they continually postpone taking it. To help you overcome anxiety and succeed, you simply need to understand the system behind multiple-choice tests.

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation 6-Step Plan to Avoid Procrastination

6-Step Plan to Avoid Procrastination

Don’t wait until tomorrow! Let’s take a look at what procrastination is all about and equip you with a six-step plan to successfully prepare for your ACE certification exam!

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation How to Defeat Test Anxiety

How to Defeat Test Anxiety

No matter how much you follow good test-taking and preparation advice, there's still that fear of mentally blacking out, those racing thoughts, difficulty concentrating, negative thoughts about past performance, the "what if's, the nausea, sweating, headache, fast heartbeat - well, you get it. It's test anxiety and it happens to the best of us. The good news is you can do something about it!

Active Test Taking Strategies and Preparation 10 Steps to Success When Preparing for the ACE Exam

10 Steps to Success When Preparing for the ACE Exam

Are you looking for an edge in passing the exam? Although there isn’t a magical pill or some special flash cards with all the answers available for purchase, I do hope to provide some valuable insight and directions. Hopefully, this will help improve your odds and make your preparation – and professional journey – more enjoyable. I hope my 10 steps will help guide you through the process and get you confident that you will be successful in taking the ACE exam. If I can do it, I know you can as w