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Career Active See, Hear and Do: The Benefits of ACE Live Workshops

See, Hear and Do: The Benefits of ACE Live Workshops

Continuing education is vital to your success as a health and fitness professional, as the fitness industry is constantly changing and evolving. Learn why ACE Live Workshops are an effective and enjoyable way to learn and immediately apply new knowledge, while you earn the necessary continuing education credits to maintain your ACE certification.

Fitness Active 6 Muscle-building TRX Suspension Training Exercises for Increasing Muscle Mass

6 Muscle-building TRX Suspension Training Exercises for Increasing Muscle Mass

Does the TRX Suspension Trainer provide a great enough load to actually build muscle? Yes, according to a growing body of research. Read about the muscle-building benefits of TRX workouts and learn six super-effective exercises to incorporate into your clients’ programs.

Fitness Active Tips for Couples Training Together

Tips for Couples Training Together

Exercising together as a couple can seem like a great idea—until one tries to push the other to exercise harder or you each want to do different activities. Here we examine some benefits to partner workouts, warning signs that your workouts may not be helpful to the relationship, and options for making exercise fun and healthy for both you and your significant other.

Career Active Using MyFitnessPal to Help Your Clients

Using MyFitnessPal to Help Your Clients

When it comes to losing weight or achieving fitness goals, research confirms the benefits of tracking both food intake and fitness activity. MyFitnessPal makes the process a lot easier than it used to be. Learn about some of the features of this app and tips for using it most effectively with your clients.

Active Parent-Baby Workout

Parent-Baby Workout

With all of the time, energy and sleepless nights that go into caring for a new baby, exercise is probably the last thing on your mind. But rather than thinking of exercise as precious time spent away from baby and family, you can include your baby in your workouts. These exercises, which are performed while you “wear” your baby, are perfect for strengthening the entire body, and are a great opportunity to enhance the bond between parent and child.

Fitness Active TRX Metabolic Blast Workout

TRX Metabolic Blast Workout

This metabolic blast workout featuring the TRX involves a large number of muscles, burns a ton of calories and challenges the whole body. And, while it’s an advanced workout, the TRX Suspension Trainer makes it possible to modify the exercises to suit each client’s fitness level.

Fitness Active Prenatal Workout Recommendations

Prenatal Workout Recommendations

Wondering what exercises to recommend to your pregnant clients? Research confirms the benefits for women who continue exercising throughout their pregnancies, but important modifications are needed to make it both safe and comfortable. In this second installment of a two-part series, learn which cardio options are best during pregnancy and how social support can help women during this major life transition.

Fitness Active Prenatal Fitness Modifications For Safety and Comfort

Prenatal Fitness Modifications For Safety and Comfort

Research confirms the benefits for women who continue exercising throughout their pregnancies, but important modifications are needed to make it both safe and comfortable. Learn about the best exercise choices for prenatal fitness. In this first installment of a two-part series, learn about precautions specific to pregnancy and effective exercises that can help counteract some of the common physical issues of pregnancy.

Fitness Active Train This, Not That: The Leg Edition

Train This, Not That: The Leg Edition

Once again, we are reviewing some common exercise selections and identifying which ones may not be the safest option for helping your clients achieve their goals. Here are some potentially dangerous leg exercises and along with better options for a safer and more effective replacement.

Fitness Active TRX Exercises to Enhance Mobility and Flexibility

TRX Exercises to Enhance Mobility and Flexibility

The TRX Suspension Trainer is a great way to improve mobility and flexibility, both of which are essential staples of fitness. Here are some safe and effective joint mobility and flexibility exercises utilizing the TRX that can be incorporated into the warm-up and cool-down segments of your clients’ workouts.

Fitness Active Train This, Not That: The Upper-body Edition

Train This, Not That: The Upper-body Edition

Not all exercises are created equal. Sure, there are many exercises that are effective, but they can pose a greater risk of injury for some people, especially those who don’t have the mobility or strength to safely complete them. Here are five exercises to consider avoiding—and some safer options for building strength safely and effectively.

Active The Importance of Identifying Your Client’s “WHY”

The Importance of Identifying Your Client’s “WHY”

“When you know the why, you are willing to try,” says ACE Certified pro Jonathan Ross. If your clients understand why and how the program you’ve designed for them will help them reach their goals, they will be more motivated and, therefore, more likely to succeed with their training. Learn how to help your clients find their “why” and reach their goals for the New Year.

Fitness Active 8 Exercises Every Woman Should Be Doing

8 Exercises Every Woman Should Be Doing

Women who regularly hit the weights experience a wide range of health, fitness and quality-of-life benefits. But it can be a challenge to know how to get started. Here are eight female-friendly moves that are particularly beneficial to women (although men should be doing them, too!), so get some friends together and head to the gym!

Fitness Active Top 10 Reasons Women Should Hit the Weights

Top 10 Reasons Women Should Hit the Weights

Still need a reason to start strength training? We’ve got 10 for you, from greater independence to better moods. Learn why strength training offers women a wide range of benefits that you’d be hard pressed to achieve any other way.

Fitness Active Train This, Not That: The Core Edition

Train This, Not That: The Core Edition

Why do you train the core? When doing any type of core strengthening, it is important to ask yourself why you do each movement, and to weigh the risk vs. benefit of the exercise you have selected. Check out this review of some popular core exercises and why we do them, and learn about some safer alternatives.

Active Become a Better Runner with These Moves

Become a Better Runner with These Moves

If running is part of your workout routine, don’t forget the importance of strength training exercises. Here are five exercises that will help you become a better runner and reduce your risk of injury.

Active Everything You Need to Look and Feel Great on Your Wedding Day

Everything You Need to Look and Feel Great on Your Wedding Day

Everyone wants to look and feel their best on their wedding day. Fitness pro Shana Verstegen, who recently took her own walk down the aisle, shares her most important pre-wedding workouts, fitness and nutrition tips, and advice for staying motivated and on track in the weeks and months leading up to the big day.

Fitness Active Metabolic Conditioning Wedding Workout

Metabolic Conditioning Wedding Workout

In this third and final installment of this series, fitness pro Shana Verstegen provides a metabolic-conditioning workout that you can share with your clients who want to shape up for their wedding day.

Fitness Active Lower-body Wedding Workout

Lower-body Wedding Workout

In part two of this series, fitness pro Shana Verstegen shares an effective lower-body workout that you can share with your clients who want to shape up for their wedding day.

Fitness Active Upper-body Wedding Workout

Upper-body Wedding Workout

A person’s wedding day is one of the most thrilling day of their lives, and there’s no other day where looking and feeling your best is more important. Fitness pro Shana Verstegen, who recently took her own walk down the aisle, provides an upper-body workout that you can share with your clients who want to shape up for their wedding day.

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