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Feature Articles

Toning Pants—Too Good to Be True?

By Alexa Kleingartner, M.S., John P. Porcari, Ph.D., Scott Doberstein, M.S., Charles Hendrix, M.S., Carl Foster, Ph.D.

Fila USA claims its Toning Resistance Tight Capri provides a “50% increase in muscle workouts.” But does this $50 exercise pant really work as advertised? A new ACE-commissioned research study offers answers.

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Do Vigorous Workouts Help or Hinder Weight-loss Efforts?

It’s a question that has been debated for decades—does intense exercise help people lose weight or does it stimulate the appetite and actually make it more difficult to limit calories and food intake? A new study may finally shed some light on this debate.

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A Detailed Guide to Designing Activity-specific Warm-up and Mobility Drills

By Eric Bach

Whether you’re providing a 30-minute session for a deconditioned client or a two-hour workout for a professional athlete, these detailed guidelines and protocols will help you properly prepare your client’s body and mind for a maximally efficient training session.

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5 Ways Technology Can Help Your Clients Be More Physically Active

By Lance Dalleck, Ph.D.

Technology is a wonderful thing, but it also makes it possible to be completely sedentary. Fortunately, new research shows that the right technologies can actually motivate people to get moving. Here are five practical ideas for using technology to help clients increase their daily physical-activity levels.

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As a Fitness Professional, Can I Write Off Pro Bono Work?

By Carrie Myers

Can fitness professionals take tax deductions for work they do for free or as a charitable contribution? Tax season may still be a few months away, but it's never too early to learn how to legally maximize your deductions.

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Do You Know Why Your Clients Work Out?

Helping your clients reach their fitness goals goes far beyond delivering exercise programs. Jonathan Ross explains that, to get them to buy into a healthy lifestyle, you need to build a connection with them. Sometimes that relationship begins by simply asking why they want to get in shape.
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For ACE Pros Only: Discounted ACE Health Coach Study Materials

Pursuing our ACE Health Coach Certification will help you develop the fitness, nutrition and exercise programming expertise you need to truly help people make lasting, healthy changes to the way they live. Plus, we’re offering ACE-certified Professionals this exclusive discount on study materials.
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When Is Metabolic Conditioning the Right Choice?

How do you know when to incorporate metabolic conditioning into your clients' sessions? Do they need to reach a certain fitness level before you introduce them to this type of training? What kind of movements does metabolic conditioning entail? The answers may surprise you.
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