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Wellness Active 5 Exercises to Improve Wrist Mobility

5 Exercises to Improve Wrist Mobility

Working at a computer or typing on a tablet at phone all day is not unusual, but it means that many people are at risk for biomechanical issues or ailments such as wrist inflammation and carpal tunnel syndrome. These five elbow and wrist mobility stretches, however, can help ward off the numbness and tingling that are precursors to much more severe disorders, and can be performed in just minutes a day while sitting at a desk or in the car.

Fitness Active Strengthen Your Ankles with These 4 Stability and Mobility Exercises

Strengthen Your Ankles with These 4 Stability and Mobility Exercises

Running and sports that involve agility are usually the cause of most ankle injuries, and these usually stem from the joint and tissues that surround it not being strong, mobile or stable enough to control the joint when asked to perform a task. Here are some great exercises for the ankle and foot will help strengthen the joint by creating stability and mobility in the surrounding regions.

Fitness Active 4 Moves to Help You Master the Pull-up

4 Moves to Help You Master the Pull-up

Performing a full, unassisted pull-up is a challenging task for most people, because it involves moving the entirety of your own bodyweight up against gravity. It also takes incredible upper-body strength and trunk stability. Here are four exercises that should be a part of your routine if your goal is to complete this essential movement pattern without assistance.

Fitness Active 4 Moves to Help You Master the Push-Up

4 Moves to Help You Master the Push-Up

The push-up is a great exercise for improving upper-body and core strength, both of which are essential for being able to do a wide range of daily activities, from picking up groceries to playing with your kids. Of course, mastering the push-up takes time, but it’s definitely worth the effort. Here are a few moves to help you improve your ability to perform the traditional push-up.

Active 5 Exercise Mistakes That Could Get You Hurt

5 Exercise Mistakes That Could Get You Hurt

If you’re exercising regularly, you undoubtedly are noticing the benefits—better sleep and moods, maybe a few lost pounds. The last thing you want to do is derail your efforts or, worse, get yourself injured. Learn about five of the most common exercise mistakes people make and how you can avoid them.

Fitness Active How to Improve Lower-body Mobility and Stability

How to Improve Lower-body Mobility and Stability

Stability and mobility are essential to avoiding injury and creating a balanced body that moves efficiently. This second installment of a two-part series on how to improve stability and mobility throughout the body focuses on exercises for the lower body, including the hips, knees, ankles and feet.

Fitness Active How to Increase Upper-body Stability and Mobility

How to Increase Upper-body Stability and Mobility

To avoid injury and create a balanced body that moves efficiently, it is important that both stability and mobility are obtained to some degree before moving on to more complex movement patterns, and especially before adding load and intensity to those movements. In this first installment of a two-part series, learn which exercises can be used to enhance upper-body stability and mobility.

Fitness Active 5 Essential Tips for Improving Running Form

5 Essential Tips for Improving Running Form

Many people are reluctant to take up running because it can be physically painful. However, unless your client has an injury or musculoskeletal issue that prevents him or her from running, it is a safe activity to add to one’s fitness routine. Here are a few tips you can offer clients that can help them improve their running economy and decrease their risk of injury.

Fitness Active 8 Creative Ways to Use a Medicine Ball

8 Creative Ways to Use a Medicine Ball

Looking for new ways to maximize the versatility and effectiveness of medicine balls in your clients’ workouts? Here are eight new ways to use medicine balls that will build strength, increase power and keep your clients engaged and having fun during their workouts.

Active Game-time Workout for Super Bowl Sunday

Game-time Workout for Super Bowl Sunday

Are you ready for Sunday’s Super Bowl kick-off? Typically one of the most indulgent days of the year, it is possible to stay on track with your fitness plan. ACE Exercise Physiologist Jacque Ratliff created a super-fun game-time workout that will help you keep moving between kick-off and the Lombardi trophy presentation.

Fitness Active Total-body Workout for Beginners

Total-body Workout for Beginners

When designing strength-training programs for beginning exercisers, keep it simple, urges ACE Exercise Physiologist Jacque Ratliff, who explains how to use the ACE Integrated Fitness Training® Model to create simple and appropriately challenging workouts for clients who are new to exercise.

Fitness Active Partner HIIT Workout

Partner HIIT Workout

You want to enjoy all the season has to offer—parties, celebrations, great food—but it’s also important to make the time to stay on track with your fitness goals. This 30-minute partner workout is a great way to spend time with a friend or loved one, while also getting in a sweaty, energizing exercise session.

Career Active 5 Things Fitness Professionals Should Know About Diabetes

5 Things Fitness Professionals Should Know About Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month and, given the increasing prevalence of this disease, it is essential that fitness professionals understand how to design safe and effective exercise programs that take into account the unique needs of those with diabetes. Here are five things that every fitness professional should know about diabetes.

Fitness Active How to Create an Effective Circuit Workout

How to Create an Effective Circuit Workout

Circuit training is a great way to get a fast and effective workout, but the endless variations and combinations of exercises can make it difficult to know what type of circuit is right for you and your clients. Here are a few tips for setting up the best circuit to match specific fitness goals.

Fitness Active Improve Your Stability and Mobility with These Functional Exercises

Improve Your Stability and Mobility with These Functional Exercises

Functional fitness isn’t just a fitness concept, it’s an essential component of living a healthy, active life. It’s also the newest addition to the ACE Integrated Fitness TrainingTM (ACE IFTTM) Model. Here are some great functional exercises you can add to your clients’ current workout routines as part of a dynamic warm-up or, if your client is new to exercise, start with these to begin developing his or her stability and mobility, while also gently increasing heart rate.

Fitness Active 6 Moves for Stronger Glutes

6 Moves for Stronger Glutes

Strong, toned glutes not only look good, they are key to maintaining balance and moving well, whether your main activity is walking or competing in triathlons. Here are six great moves that will help lift and strengthen your glutes.

Fitness Active Total-body Plyometrics Workout

Total-body Plyometrics Workout

Plyometrics exercise are an incredibly effective way to improve reactivity, power and coordination, while also increasing both the calorie burn and challenge of your workouts. And, while the intensity of these exercises means that participants need to be physically ready to do them, plyometrics should be a supplemental part of a well-rounded training program. Here are some great exercises to help you get started.

Active Learn Which Workout Is Right for Your Body Type

Learn Which Workout Is Right for Your Body Type

Human bodies come in a wonderful array of shapes and sizes, and all should be appreciated in their own right. Whether you’re trying to get in shape, or improve the “shape you’re in,” it can be helpful to understand your body type so you can choose the best exercises for your fitness goals. Discover if you are “android” or “gynoid” body type and which exercises will help you meet your fitness goals.

Fitness Active Body Type Workouts: How to Train Clients With an Android Body Type

Body Type Workouts: How to Train Clients With an Android Body Type

Reducing abdominal fat—a common goal of many who have an android body type—can be a challenge. While spot reduction remains a myth, there are specific workouts you can use with your clients that take into account their individual body types. In part 2 of this two-part series, Jacque Ratliff explains how to use moderate-intensity aerobic training and total-body resistance-training circuits to help clients reduce stubborn abdominal fat that could negatively affect their health.

Fitness Active Body Type Workouts: How to Train Clients With a Gynoid Body Type

Body Type Workouts: How to Train Clients With a Gynoid Body Type

Reducing lower-body fat—a common goal of many who have a gynoid body type—can be a challenge. While spot reduction remains a myth, there are specific workouts you can use with your clients that take into account their individual body types. In part 1 of this two-part series, Jacque Ratliff explains how to use high-intensity interval training and total-body resistance-training circuits to help clients reduce stubborn lower-body fat.

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