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Are Trainers Who Recommend 1,000 Reps Setting Their Clients Up for Injury?

By Carrie Myers

Q: “I see a lot of workout challenges that encourage people to do 1,000 reps—1,000 reps of a particular exercise, or 1,000 total reps of several exercises. Even when performed throughout the day, this many reps seems a little excessive to me…or is it?”

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How to Take Advantage of the Growing Opportunities in Corporate Wellness

By Megan Senger Corporate wellness programs—in-house offerings specifically targeted to the employees of a company—continue to be one of ACE’s top industry developments to look for in the coming year. Learn how you can make 2013 a more profitable one by taking advantage of this growing trend.

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Professional Edge: How to Write a Stellar Resume (and Land Your Dream Job)

By Carrie Myers

An employer spends, on average, just six seconds per resume. Learn the keys to writing a stellar resume that will stand out from the masses and help you land your dream job.

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ACE-sponsored Research: Can You QiDance Your Way to Fitness?

By Megan E. Buermann, M.S., John P. Porcari, Ph.D., Cordial Gillette, Ph.D., and Carl Foster, Ph.D. Following in the footsteps of other popular dance-inspired workouts, QiDance is touted as a fun way to burn lots of calories. But is it worth your time? Exclusive ACE research puts QiDance to the test.

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ACE Introduces New CEC Opportunity: The Best of ACE Certified News

Introducing our new “Best of ACE Certified News” series, which brings together the most popular and relevant topics from the past year or so. You won't want to miss this opportunity to read up on your favorite topics while earning the CECs you need to renew your certification.

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ACE Earns Accreditation in Europe

Because ACE is the first certification provider in the United States to earn approval by the European Health & Fitness Association (EHFA) Standards Council, ACE-certified Fitness Professionals now meet European standards to practice in fitness facilities located throughout Europe.
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Take Advantage Of Early-Bird Pricing for ACE West

Join us for ACE West at Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina from May 16–18. This three-day event is more than just an opportunity to explore new products and hear the latest industry news. It’s a place where you can connect with fitness professionals just like you who work every day to help people live their most fit lives. Special early-bird registration rates are available for a limited time.
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Introducing ACE Specialty Certifications

In an industry where word-of-mouth can be the difference between success and failure, let your expertise do the talking. Earning an ACE specialty certification in sports conditioning, weight management, orthopedic exercise or a host of other areas will help you become known as the go-to Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor or Health Coach in your market.
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