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August 2010

Will Toning Shoes Really Give You A Better Body?

Exclusive ACE research gets to the bottom of the claims: A perfect body with minimal effort. 

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Feature Articles

ACE IFT Model for Cardiorespiratory Training: Phases 1–4

Whether your clients simply want to “get in shape” or train for the Ironman, you can help them achieve optimal results by utilizing a systematic approach to cardiorespiratory training. In this final installment detailing the new ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT) Model, learn how to utilize the assessment and programming tools in each of four phases to develop individualized cardio programs. A video demonstration of the talk test also is featured.
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Motivate and Challenge Your Clients with Occasion-based Programming

BY AMANDA VOGEL As fitness consumers continue to seek out new challenges, experiences and inspiration, occasion-based programming—such as Bridal Boot Camp or seasonal sports clinics—will likely play a larger part in the fitness industry’s overall offerings. Here are some great tips on how you can introduce this highly motivating programming experience to your clients and participants, now and in the future.
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Electrolytes: Understanding Replacement Options

BY SHAWN H. DOLAN, Ph.D, R.D., C.S.S.D. Electrolytes are some of the most complex and misunderstood nutrients, which can make answering client questions about replacement options a real challenge. Discover how to navigate the ever-expanding replacement options and become better equipped to help your clients meet their fluid and electrolyte needs.
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Research Wrap-up

As a fitness professional, it is so important to stay up-to-date on the latest research findings so you can offer your clients and students the guidance they need. Check out the latest research studies.
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What Every Fitness Professional Should Know About Designing Exercise Programs for Kids

Given the dramatic cutbacks in school-based physical education programs, many parents are turning to fitness professionals to help their kids get the recommended amount of exercise. This is a great opportunity for fitness professionals to not only help improve the health of future generations, but to expand their careers as well. Check out these important tips for providing safe and effective fitness programs to this growing population.
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100+ Exercises Added to ACE's Online Library

We’ve doubled the size of the exercise library to include more in the areas of sports conditioning, static and dynamic flexibility, and strength training including machine-based exercises!
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ACE and the National Physical Activity Plan

ACE announces support and advocacy for a sweeping initiative to improve public health by motivating people to become and stay physically active.
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New! Sports Conditioning Live Workshop

ACE launches a new interactive workshop to teach personal trainers how to tailor sports-conditioning drills for specific populations, along with progressions in intensity, complexity and movement.
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