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March 2011

Are Some Yoga Poses More Harmful Than Helpful?

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Feature Articles

Are Your Clients Performing the Right Kind of Exercise at the Right Time?

By LANCE DALLECK, Ph.D. You know your clients need to exercise aerobically, build muscle strength and improve flexibility, but is there a specific formula for ordering exercises that will maximize their effectiveness? We examine the three Golden Rules for proper physical activity sequencing, as well as important exceptions to these rules.
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Changing Nutritional Guidelines Leave Many Consumers Unsure of What’s Healthy to Eat—and What’s Not

The federal government recently released updated dietary guidelines to help people make healthier choices and reduce the negative impact of diet-related chronic diseases, but are these new recommendations enough to have a meaningful impact on America’s obesity epidemic?
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Workout Watchdog: Piloxing

Thanks to a devoted following in Hollywood, Piloxing—a hybrid of boxing and Pilates—found its way onto more than a few top 10 fitness trends lists this year. But does celebrity trainer Viveca Jensen’s Piloxing DVD, which promises users a “Sleek, Sexy and Powerful” self-image, actually deliver a safe and effective workout?
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ACE-Sponsored Research: Exergaming—Not Just for Kids Anymore!

Exergames have been proven to help get kids moving—now new ACE-sponsored research shows that video games like Wii Fit® Shaun White Snowboarding, XaviX® Boxing and Dancetown® are a great way to help older adults become more physically active as well. Learn how these video games can be used to complement traditional exercise programs.
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Tennis Everyone? Growing Participation Means Growing Opportunity for Fitness Professionals

By FABIO COMANA, M.S., M.A. With spring just around the corner, and an estimated 19 million people of all ages ready to hit the courts, there’s no better time to take advantage of the growing need for tennis-specific training. Learn how you can use the ACE IFTTM Model to help the tennis enthusiasts or competitors in your facility achieve their conditioning goals in preparation for the upcoming outdoor tennis season.
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Coach Your Clients for Long-term Weight Management - New DVD!

Help clients achieve permanent weight loss and a healthy lifestyle through fitness life coaching. Learn about the updated ACE Lifestyle and Weight Management Coach Manual and all-new accompanying coaching DVD, hosted by ACE Exercise Physiologist Fabio Comana.
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ACE’s New Integrated Fitness Training™ Workshop Makes Hit Debut in India and Thailand

ACE made an outstanding debut presenting its two popular workshops in Southern Asia. See photos and read about the wonderful reception received from the “Lands of the Tiger and of Smiles”.
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ACE in the News

Serving as American’s Authority on Fitness®, ACE and its extended spokesperson network are regularly featured or quoted in print, online and broadcast media, reaching more than 450 million people each year.
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