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September 2011


Like Barefoot, Only Better?

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Is Stevia Safe? The Truth About the "Healthy" Alternative

By Natalie Digate Muth, M.D., M.P.H., R.D.

Recent WHO guidelines called into question the safety of non-sugar sweeteners, including stevia. Learn the truth about this popular alternative to artificial sweeteners.
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Are Fitness Professionals Qualified to Teach Yoga?

By Megan Senger

Given yoga’s widespread popularity, you may sometimes feel inspired—or compelled—to include a few yoga poses in your clients’ workouts, or to even teach a yoga class. But exactly who is qualified to teach yoga? We examine the current yoga-training debate and show how you can safely help your clients benefit from this popular mind-body discipline.
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Social Icebreakers for Group Training

By Amanda Vogel, M.A.

Many people report that the support network, camaraderie and social atmosphere of groups are all key reasons for why they stick with an exercise program. Here are some tips for how you can serve as a social bridge—or host—of your classes and help your clients make those all-important connections with one another.
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Follow-up Q and A: Dangerous Dips

After ACE released the findings of its best triceps exercises study, several readers questioned whether dips—one of the study’s top three most effective triceps exercises—are a safe option for their clients. Read on to learn the benefits and drawbacks of this common exercise in this follow-up Q and A.
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Impulsive, Neurotic People Most Likely to Be Overweight

A new study suggests that certain personality traits may be strongly linked to being overweight. Researchers believe these findings may help to explain why some people go through countless cycles of weight gain and loss and, therefore, have a harder time maintaining a healthy weight.
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Zumba, Anyone? Go for the Gold!

Active adults everywhere are hooked on Zumba. Learn how to teach this hot, trendy Latin-based dance craze this fall at the ACE Fitness Symposium. Learn the latest techniques and necessary skills to teach Zumba to an active adult population near you.
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You Asked, We Listened: First Small-group Training Workshop

Small-group training allows clients to share costs and experience the fun that comes with training with friends or family members. It also enables you to raise your revenue stream by training multiple people in the same amount of time as one-on-one training. Learn how to design and vary an effective small-group training program based on the four phases of the revolutionary ACE IFT™ Model. You’ll also learn how to create proven marketing strategies that will have clients lining up.
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