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Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

New ACE Academy Elite Allows Aspiring Personal Trainers to Study on the Go

Recognizing the need for a wider range of study options, ACE introduces the ACE Academy Elite for iPad, which offers an enhanced study experience using only one mobile device. For technically savvy learners, this new app can mean greater retention of the material, resulting in a better, more confident approach with clients later on.

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

ACE Partnership Brings Mobile Credit Card Payment Technology to ACE-certified Professionals

ACE recently partnered with Square, a leader in mobile credit card payment technology, to make it easier for trainers and coaches to accept credit-card payments for their products and services using a device they already carry with them—their cell phone. Tech guru Ted Vickey chatted with Square spokeswoman Faryl Ury to learn more about this useful technology.

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Friday, February 28, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

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 in Fitnovatives Blog

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 in Fitnovatives Blog

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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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Loaded Movement Training with the ViPR®

The ViPR® is a unique and versatile piece of equipment that is helping to popularize what many believe to be the future of fitness: loaded movement training. We recently caught up with creator Michol Dalcourt, who discussed the concept and benefits of loaded movement training and demonstrated some of the creative and effective exercises that can be done to build stability, mobility and strength throughout the entire body.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

10 Reasons Why Those with Arthritis Should Exercise

For those who suffer from arthritis, exercise can seem like a painful proposition. But the truth is that the right kind of exercise—low-impact walking, strength training and stretching, for example—can help minimize many of the adverse effects of arthritis. Here are 10 great reasons why people with arthritis should start a program of regular exercise.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

The Benefits of Sandbell Training

Sandbells® by Hyperwear are changing the way personal trainers design exercise programs. We recently caught up with Master Trainer John Sinclair to learn how Sandbells can be used to create fun, challenging and engaging workout programs for clients.

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Wednesday, January 08, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

ACE’s Most Popular Workout Posts from 2013

Need some new workout ideas? Look no further. Here are ACE’s most popular workout posts from 2013.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

Herbal Supplements: Less Effective Than One Might Think

If you’re one of the many Americans who take herbal supplements to improve your health, you will be interested in the results of a new study, which suggests that many of these products contain components that could, in fact, be harmful to your health. Read about this new study and learn why the supplements you take may not be as effective as you might believe.

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Thursday, November 07, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

Snack Like the Pros

Snacks are notorious for derailing healthy-eating efforts, but a well-chosen snack can actually enhance your training and support your nutrition goals. We asked some top ACE fitness pros what foods they use to keep their energy levels up throughout the day. Check out these delicious and nutritious (and easy!) snacks you should reach for the next time hunger strikes.

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Monday, November 04, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

Workout Wednesday

You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday—now it’s time to starting thinking about Workout Wednesday, ACE’s brand new initiative to help people get moving and engage in fitness activities on November 27, the day before Thanksgiving. In addition to providing a wide range of tools and resources for you and your clients, ACE is hosting a photo contest on Twitter and Instagram. Learn how you can enter to win great prizes, including a trip to an ultra-luxurious spa in the Dominican Republic.

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Friday, October 25, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

How a Fitness Professional is Using Her Health Coach Certification

In this ongoing series highlighting how people in a wide range of industries are using their ACE Health Coach Certification to expand their careers, Andrea Metcalf describes how ACE certifications—including the ACE Health Coach—have given her the credibility and confidence to lead others down the path to better health and fitness.

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Monday, October 21, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

Association of Fitness Studios (AFS): A New Resource for Fitness Professionals

Small studio owners, as well as fitness professionals who are thinking about opening their own studios, have a new source of support in the industry—the Association of Fitness Studios (AFS). As Brad Elson, co-founder and CEO, explains in this interview, AFS was created to “help fitness professionals become even greater business owners.” Read on to learn how you can tap the resources of this exciting new organization.

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Wednesday, October 09, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

Everything You Need To Know About ACE East

ACE East is right around the corner! In a few days we'll be meeting you for three days of programming and a packed exhibitor showroom. Here’s everything you need to know about the event, including registration and session information, appropriate dress and how to get interactive on social media.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

How a Family Nurse Practitioner Made the Decision to Become a Health Coach

This is the fourth installment of an ongoing series highlighting how people in a wide range of industries are using their ACE Health Coach certification to expand their careers. Here, Beth Read explains why she was inspired to become an ACE Health Coach, and how the certification has increased her ability to help patients in her work as a family nurse practitioner.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

TRX® Rip Trainer™ Workout with Creator Pete Holman

Have you tried the TRX Rip Trainer yet? ACE Personal Trainer Pete McCall chats with creator Pete Holman about this versatile training tool and demonstrates a few fun and creative exercises that challenge everything from strength and balance to hand-eye coordination and power.

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Monday, September 09, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

Become Your Clients’ Nutrition Manager and Help Them Achieve Their Goals

Planning for success is a huge part of achieving any goal or dream. Helping your clients achieve their weight-loss goals is no different—they need you to help them make the best choices for their lives that will give them the greatest chances for success. Dr. Susan Kleiner explains how you can become your clients’ nutrition manager and support their efforts toward living a healthier lifestyle.

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

10 Reasons to Come to ACE East

Thinking about making the trip to ACE East in Orlando next month, but still can’t quite make up your mind? Here are 10 reasons why you don’t want to miss such a great event that will not only benefit your career, but is sure be a ton of fun as well.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

How To Open Your Own Gym (Part 2)

Fitness is booming and with the ever increasing number of corporate wellness programs and health insurance incentives, opening a gym appears to be a great opportunity. However, with all of the different options, taking that first step in opening up a gym can be quite daunting. In the second installment of this series on how to open your own gym, we’ll delve into the world of finding a property, floor planning and equipment purchasing.

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