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TRX Targets Small Group Training With New TRX Rip Trainer

By Carrie Myers

Many devoted fans of TRX® suspension training have been anxiously awaiting the release of the TRX® Rip Trainer. But can this latest training device live up to its predecessor’s reputation?

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Chia Seeds: The Newest Ancient Superfood?

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

Chia seeds are the latest in a long line of purported superfoods—promising weight loss, improved athletic performance and better heart health, among other things—but can they possibly live up to the hype? Check out what the latest research on the health benefits of chia seeds has revealed.

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Resting Metabolic Rate: Best Ways to Measure It—And Raise It, Too

By Mark P. Kelly, Ph.D.

There is a lot of misinformation surrounding resting metabolic rate (RMR)—how to measure it and what exercises or diets can help raise it. This article cuts through the confusion by comparing the different methods for calculating RMR, and features some essential tips you can use to help your clients raise their RMRs.

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Small Group Training: A Practical Guide to Programming, Pricing and Profitability

By Megan Senger

Small group training has become hugely popular throughout the fitness industry, and for good reason: More clients and more money in less time. Learn specific tips and guidelines from the experts on how to effectively structure the business aspects of small group training to maximize both your time and your profit.

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Study Shows Health Coaches Effective in Helping People Lose Weight, Live Healthier Lives

While there is clearly no magic bullet to successfully losing weight and living more healthfully, a new study suggests that health coaches may be the next best thing.

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Introducing our ACE Health Coach Certification

You already know the essentials of exercise science, program design and what it takes to build a relationship with your client. Now go further. Becoming an ACE-certified Health Coach will help you expand your knowledge of fitness and nutrition, and teach you how to truly maximize the strong relationships you already have with your clients.
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Get Ready for 2013 Symposium

Mark your calendars for the 2013 ACE Symposium, which will be held on both the West Coast and East Coast next year. Check out some of the details and how you can stay up-to-date on the latest news and pre- and post-conference workshop announcements.
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Get Social: 9 Rules for Using the Web

You share your knowledge and important tips with your clients during their sessions, but what if you could provide them with information that will help them every day? And perhaps just as important, can you grow your business by sharing that information? Connecting with potential and current clients online can take you to a whole other level when it comes to your business. Check out our 9 rules for using the Web to turn a profit.
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