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June 2011

P90X | Insanity | Rushfit

A Side-by-Side Review of TV’s Popular, Extreme Workouts

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Feature Articles

Exercise and the Brain

By Liz Neporent

Many scientists point to regular exercise as the #1 way to preserve brain function. So far, it’s proven to be more effective than brain games, super foods, supplements or any other method used to keep the brain sparking on all cylinders into old age. Learn the latest research and facts you can share with clients of any age.
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RealRyder: Taking the Training Wheels Off Indoor Cycling

By Todd Galati, M.A.

It’s been more than 20 years since Johnny G’s Spinning bike revolutionized indoor cycling, but now many believe a new bike is poised to take the indoor cycling world by storm. ACE exercise physiologist Todd Galati reviews the RealRyder, the first indoor cycling bike to offer a realistic experience of riding outdoors.
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Partner Up!

By Carrie Myers

Small-group workouts once again made ACE’s list for this year’s top fitness trends. Partner training is a great complement to small-group training, as certain exercises can be time-savers, and can be a creative option for trainers with limited gear. Here are some innovative exercises you can begin to incorporate into your training sessions or classes.
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Research Alert: Two Proven Approaches to Lowering Cholesterol

There’s no question that eating certain foods can help lower cholesterol—oats, nuts and fish high in omega-3 fatty acids are particularly effective. Two new studies offer important information on how small changes to your diet and eating habits can help significantly lower cholesterol levels.
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Nap Your Way to Better Performance (You Snooze, You Win!)

By Jim Gerard

There is no question that sleep is an essential piece of the health and fitness puzzle. Now you can help your clients follow the lead of many professional athletes who are napping their way to better performance—in sports, at the gym and in life.
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Support Our Military & Grow Your Client Base

ACE has aligned with Joining Forces—a national initiative that encourages Americans to give back to service members and their families. Our goal is to provide 1 million fitness-service hours to members of activated National Guard, reservists and their families and we need your help! Take advantage of this opportunity to give back to the military personnel and their families in your community.
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All-new Group Fitness Instructor Manual: 20% Discount for ACE Pros

This all-new manual written by industry experts Lawrence Biscontini, Shannon Fable, Caroline Kennedy-Armbruster, James H. Rimmer and many others, comes with a companion DVD revealing practical strategies, cueing techniques and observational assessments every group fitness instructor should know.
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New ACE Group Fitness Workshop

Whether you’re an industry veteran or just breaking into the exciting world of group fitness, discover essential steps and strategies to unlock the critical elements for group-fitness success in ACE’s new live workshop debuting at the Zumba Conference on July 6.
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Sneak Peek: Symposium Speaker Line-Up

This year’s Symposium features world-renowned fitness industry leaders, including Len Kravitz, Todd Durkin, Jonathan Ross and many others! Sign up today to get the latest fitness information available from the industry’s most sought-after veterans. See who you'll have a chance to meet with this exciting sneak peek!
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