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Are you a personal trainer, group fitness instructor or other practicing fitness professional? Thought leaders from ACE and throughout the industry will keep you on the forefront of fitness with the latest research, best practices, and innovative tools and techniques to boost your fitness career. Plus get practical information, insight and tips in the areas of functional movement, strength training, cardio training, core training, metabolic conditioning, performance training, group exercise, small group training, mind-body, behavior change, coaching and motivation for lasting results with clients.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

6 Exercises to Improve Agility

Agility—the ability to move quickly and change directions with ease—is an essential part of an active lifestyle. As such, agility training should be an important part of your workout routine. Here are six agility drills that will help you stay quick on your toes and sharp as a tack.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

How To Re-engage Old Clients

As a business owner, you’re always looking for ways to attract new clients, but you might be overlooking an important group: past clients. Reengaging with old clients is important to running a successful fitness business. After all, if an individual was your customer once, he or she is likely to want to become your client again. Here are five great steps to winning back your old clients.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Try This Jiu Jitsu-inspired Workout

The Brazilian art of Jiu Jitsu offers an excellent way to strengthen and increase agility throughout the entire body. The exercises featured in this Jiu Jitsu-inspired routine can add great variety to your existing program or be used to create an intense, total-body workout.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

How to Recommend Group Fitness Classes to Personal Training Clients

One of the most important things personal trainers can do for their clients is to help them exercise consistently. Group fitness classes are a great option for most people, especially on non-training days. Here are some ways you can help your clients take advantage of the wide range of classes available at most clubs.

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

4 Suspension Training Sins

Suspension trainers have become increasingly popular as more and more people discover the benefits of using this unique and effective training device. Unfortunately, many people haven’t learned how to use it properly, which can lead to pain and injury. Check out the four most common suspension training sins and learn how to make it safe and effective for you and your clients.

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Monday, March 03, 2014

How to Help Your Clients Increase Their Willpower

No amount of fitness or nutrition knowledge will be enough to help your clients make healthy lifestyle changes that last unless they learn to increase their levels of willpower and self-control. Dr. Michael Mantell explains how you can help your clients develop the WIT (whatever it takes), grit and self-control necessary to reach their goals and live happier, healthier lives.

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Friday, February 28, 2014

ACE CEO Scott Goudeseune Discusses How ACE Is Elevating Pros

Taking a leadership role in the fitness industry has inspired ACE to do more when it comes to elevating the perception of health and fitness professionals. ACE President and CEO Scott Goudeseune discusses a few new initiatives designed to create opportunities for certified professionals that go beyond the four walls of a club.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

How to Break Into the Fitness Industry

If you’ve been dreaming about a career in the fitness industry, you may be wondering exactly how you can get started. Some of the most successful pros in the industry share their best tips on how to launch your fitness career.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

What Is CREP and How Will It Affect You?

With more and more discussions within statehouses about regulating health and fitness professionals, ACE and other like-minded leaders in our industry have recognized the opportunity to advocate for the recognition of these professionals as health providers. In this article, ACE CEO Scott Goudeseune discusses our participation in the Coalition for the Registration of Exercise Professionals (CREP), a nonprofit, 501(c)(6) corporation composed of organizations that offer NCCA-accredited exercise ce

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Monday, February 24, 2014

5 Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Weight-loss Goals

Weight loss can be a tough struggle, especially if you feel like you’re giving it your all. In their work with clients, the Nutrition Twins have identified five common weight-loss mistakes that can sabotage even the most dedicated dieter. Learn about these mistakes and easy ways to correct or avoid them.

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