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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

How to Guide Clients Toward Behavior Change Using the ACE Cycle of Change

Anyone who has tried to help people make a behavioral change knows how difficult it can be, and not everyone is ready to make the changes we think they need to make to improve their health. Learn how to use the ACE Cycle of Change to help you tailor behavior-change interventions to your client’s readiness to change.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

5 Plank Variations That Will Challenge Your Core

Planks are incredibly effective, strengthening the core, arms, shoulders, glutes and legs. And when you move beyond the basic plank, by lifting an arm or adding movement, you can dramatically increase the challenge of the exercise. Here are five plank variations that focus on lifting the legs and adding rotation to intensity the work.

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By Stephanie Thielen | 0 Comments

Monday, April 13, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

Back to Basics Strength-training Workout

Workout programs don’t need to be overly complicated to be effective—they just need to execute the fundamental principles of exercise really well. This basic strength workout, which can be adjusted to focus on hypertrophy or calorie burning, uses offset hand and foot positions to add movement variability, which helps create stronger, more injury-resistant muscle and connective tissue.

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By Pete McCall | 0 Comments

Monday, April 13, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

6 Reflection Questions To Help You Find Your Niche

If you’re a newly certified health and fitness professional, it can be a challenge to find your personal fitness niche—your area of expertise that makes you stand out from the crowd. Clarifying your target market is important so you can connect with clients who are a good fit for your services. Here are six questions that will help you find your fitness niche.

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Friday, April 10, 2015 in Exam Preparation Blog

5 Resume Writing Tips

The demand for qualified health and fitness professionals has never been greater, which is great news for newly certified and experienced health and fitness professionals alike. As you prepare your resume, make sure it’s fit for a competitive market. Here are five things you can do to help make your resume stand out in the application pool.

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Friday, April 10, 2015 in Exam Preparation Blog

Exercise Science: Connecting the Dots with Your Certification (Part 5)

In this five-part blog series, we’re examining the key topics in ACE’s Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals that are important to you, both for the exam and in your work as a health and fitness professional. In part 5 of this series, we examine the information you need to know from Chapter 5: Physiology of Training.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

5 Tips for Detoxing

Feeling sluggish because your diet hasn’t been exactly stellar lately? What your body needs are foods that are packed with anti-inflammatory compounds and antioxidants, potassium, water and fiber, but low in calories and sodium. These 5 tips will immediately get your mind and body back on the healthy track as they hydrate you while flooding your body with nutrients to help to neutralize damaging particles and flushing out bloating culprits, like salt.

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By The Nutrition Twins | 0 Comments

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

10 Career Growth Tips for Group Fitness Instructors

Interested in picking up more classes and increasing your group fitness income? ACE Gold Certified Group Fitness Instructor Lawrence Biscontini shares his top 10 career growth tips for today’s group fitness professional.

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By Lawrence Biscontini | 0 Comments

Monday, April 6, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

Strength Training for the Cardio Fan

Do you have clients who resist strength training because they prefer cardio? This routine from ACE Certified pro Jonathan Ross offers just about everything a person needs to make a stronger and more capable body—pushing, pulling, rotating, squatting and lunging. Your clients’ cardio will feel better and they will move better, too.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

Nutrition Support for Long-distance Running

When it comes to long-distance running, nutrition is a big consideration for health and success, whether your client’s program is simply moving from a more casual weekly routine to extended times and distances or training for a first marathon. Learn how you can support your clients’ long-distance running efforts while staying within your scope of practice as a health and fitness professional.

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By EvolutionNutrition230 | 0 Comments