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Monitor Your Fitness With These New Devices: Part 2

By Ted Vickey on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

In part two of this series, fitness tech guru Ted Vickey investigates two new on-body monitoring devices—the LumoBack and the Spark—to determine if these products make good on their promises to help you get more out of your workouts.

The Lowdown on Compression Clothing

By Pete McCall on Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Have you seen people at the gym or on the trails wearing what looks like orthopedic socks or tights while exercising? These compression garments are purported to help reduce muscle soreness and enhance recovery, but do they really work? Fitness pro Pete McCall looked at the available research, which suggests that these garments might actually provide some real benefits.

Will The Popular Running Apps Get You Ready to Run?

By Ted Vickey on Sunday, August 18, 2013

Looking for some new ideas to help fuel and motivate your runs? Fitness technology expert Ted Vickey reviews the latest running apps and shares his thoughts on which ones offer the most valuable features and newest innovations.

Core Transformer Workout

By ACE FITNESS on Wednesday, August 7, 2013

With so much buzz around the body sculpting benefits of barre fitness, ACE gets an exclusive sneak peek at the Core Transformer Barre Band, a hot new piece of exercise equipment debuting to the fitness world later this week. Creator Linda LaRue, RN, MEd, ATC shows how the principles of three-dimensional core training can be fused with elements of barre fitness and Pilates to totally transform your approach to training.

What’s in a Trainer’s Gym Bag?

By Jessica Matthews on Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Leave it to fitness professionals to find the best products to maximize both the effectiveness and enjoyability of their workouts. From fueling options and apparel accessories, to gadgets that motivate them and items to keep them comfortable, here are some of the items ACE-certified Fitness Professionals swear by for their sweat sessions.

3 Fitness Gadgets You Should Know About

By Ted Vickey on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

There is no shortage of fitness gadgets claiming to be able to track your progress and keep you moving toward your goals. But how do you decide which one is best suited to your needs? Fitness technology expert Ted Vickey reviews three new monitoring devices and offers insight on whether these products will really deliver on their promises.

The Gear Group Fitness Instructors Can’t Live Without

By Jessica Matthews on Friday, June 7, 2013

Looking to add some key pieces to you workout wardrobe? While good-quality gear can feel like an investment, it is well worth it, as the right (or wrong) sports bra or shoes can make or break a workout. Here’s the scoop from top group fitness instructors and yoga teachers on what clothing items and apparel brands are must haves in their workout wardrobes.

5 New Health and Fitness Apps Worth Downloading (and Using!)

By Ted Vickey on Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Fitness apps can serve as a great way to enhance your workout experience by providing feedback, motivation and support during your sweat sessions. But with more than 14,000 health, fitness and wellness apps available, how do you choose the right one for you? Technology expert Ted Vickey uncovers the 5 best apps for enhancing both your workouts and your wellness.

4 Creative Stability Ball Exercises

By Stephanie Thielen on Thursday, March 7, 2013

The stability ball is usually associated with exercises such as crunches or planks to tone up and strengthen the core, but training on the ball offers so much more. Check out these great tips for choosing the right size ball and safely performing four fun and highly effective exercises. We guarantee you’ll have a ball.

I Tried It: Power Up Yoga with Rodney Yee

By Jessica Matthews on Tuesday, March 5, 2013

For the devoted yoga fan, few things can match the pleasure and satisfaction of completing a challenging yoga class—a feeling and experience that’s tough to replicate in your living room. But here’s some good news: ACE’s Jessica Matthews says renowned yogi Rodney Yee’s latest DVD offering, Power Up Yoga may be just what you need to achieve yoga bliss at home.

Settlement Concludes Ab Circle Pro Claims "Deceptive"

By ACE FITNESS on Wednesday, September 5, 2012

As part of its ongoing efforts to put an end to exaggerated health claims, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently filed deceptive advertising claims against Ab Circle Pro marketers, who have agreed to pay as much as $25 million for stating that use of the device will result in unrealistic weight loss. Learn what ACE recommends for healthy weight loss.

Gold, Silver, Bronze and…Tape?

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Olympics are long-gone, but for many of us, the athletic triumphs we saw during the Games are still having an impact. Gabby Douglas’ all-around gymnastics gold, the U.S. beach volleyball duo of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh topping their third consecutive Olympics, and what about all that tape? Check out what drove athletes from around the world to wear kinesiotape during the Games.

FDA Approves First Weight-Loss Pill in 13 Years

By ACE FITNESS on Monday, July 2, 2012

Last Wednesday, the drug lorcaserin became the first weight-loss medication to earn FDA approval in 13 years. The drug, which will be sold as Belviq, has received equal amounts of praise and criticism at a time when the obesity epidemic has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. See how ACE weighs in.

Gym Turns Spinning into Green Activity, Reduces Carbon Footprint

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, March 8, 2012

Exercise is beneficial for your body, but what if it also helped the environment? One gym turned spinning into a green energy by using workouts to create renewable energy. Learn how they did this.

Nike Introduces New Flyknit Technology, Makes Running Shoes Even Lighter

By ACE FITNESS on Monday, February 27, 2012

Nike's new running shoe technology, Nike Flyknit, makes the running shoe even lighter. The company said the shoe is more like a second skin. Find out just how little these new shoes weigh.

New Nike+ Shoes and Apps Use New Pressure Sensor to Track Movement and Performance

By ACE FITNESS on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

If you're a basketball player, you can now know how high you jump, how fast you're moving, and how hard you're playing on the court with new Nike+ products. Athletes will also benefit from new technology from Nike+. Learn more about what it is and if you think it can take your game — and workouts — to a new level.

Minimalist Socks Take the Minimalist Footwear Trend One Step Closer to Bare

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, February 16, 2012

It's true that barefoot-style and minimalist shoes may just be too much shoe for some people. Find out more about these socks and their durability.

When the Couch Tempts, Look to Online Fitness Classes on Your Computer

By ACE FITNESS on Monday, January 23, 2012

Some days, the victory isn't counting how many miles you ran, but celebrating that you actually got out the door to do your workout. Companies now stream their fitness classes online, and this may be the solution to those days when you want to skip the gym.

Nike Releases FuelBand That Tracks Daily Physical Activity

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, January 19, 2012

Nike released the latest fitness gadget — its FuelBand. They say, "Life is a sport. Make it count." What do they mean and how does this gadget work?

The Future is Here: Get Around on Motorized Skates

By ACE FITNESS on Monday, January 9, 2012

If you think walking to-and-fro just takes too long, modern technology now brings you spnKiX, motorized skates that let you get to your next destination at up to 10 mph.

Miss a Workout? GymPact Makes You Pay a Fine

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, January 5, 2012

GymPact, a new fitness app, collects fines from users if they miss a scheduled workout. On the flip side, you earn money for keeping your pact.

Drink Pickle Juice to Avoid a Hydration Pickle

By ACE FITNESS on Friday, December 2, 2011

You may be surprised to learn that pickle juice is boasted as a hydration, cramp-reducing sports drink. Does science support this supplement that's popular among NFL players?

Bulgarian Bag: Equipment You Should Be Using

By ACE FITNESS on Monday, October 24, 2011

ACE Exercise Physiologist, Pete McCall, describes the Bulgarian Bag as the offspring of a kettlebell and sandbag. And he says you should be using it to supercharge your workouts. Learn more about it and how to make one.

Motorola Introduces Newest Fitness Gadget: MOTOACTV

By ACE FITNESS on Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Motorola is the latest company to introduce a fitness gadget to the market. Find out what it's about and tell us, will you try it?

Pandora Launches New Workout Stations

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, September 8, 2011

Forget about compiling your next workout playlist. Pandora has launched a genre of 12 new workout stations that are designed to get you moving.

Another Fitness Monitor?

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, September 6, 2011

It seems like every 18 months a new consumer fitness monitor hits the market and is supposed to revolutionize things. Are they all too good to be true?