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Use Your ACE Certification to Travel the World (for Free!)

By Megan Senger

Ever dreamed of a week at a Caribbean resort or a year in another country? Now that ACE certifications have been recognized by the European Health & Fitness Association, there's never been a better time to leverage your fitness skills into international opportunities.

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Get Paid: Technologies to Streamline Your Billing Procedures

By Carrie Myers

Whether you’re an independent trainer or instructor, the owner of a large health club or run a small studio, the last thing you want to do is spend time working on paperwork when you could be working with clients. Fortunately, there are many forms of technology that can give you back your time and lower your frustration level.

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Why are Fewer Physicians Offering Weight Counseling to Overweight Patients?

By now it’s no secret that more Americans than ever before—145 million, in fact—are overweight or obese. And yet new research suggests that today fewer primary care physicians are offering weight counseling to their patients, especially those with high blood pressure and diabetes, compared to the mid-1990s.

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How to Periodize Your Clients’ Training According to the Seasons

By Mark P. Kelly, Ph.D.

Do you find that many of your clients are inclined to ditch their usual workouts this time of year, especially if they prefer to train outdoors? After all, people throughout the county are digging out of snow drifts and bundling up. Here are some helpful ways to “go with the flow” of nature.

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ACE Specialty Series: Become a Weight Management Expert

By Carrie Myers

Do you get frustrated with clients who say they want to lose weight, but don’t seem to stick to “the program”? What about the athletes you work with? Do they need to learn healthy methods for reducing body fat and building muscle? ACE now offers a specialty certification that gives you the tools to overcome these challenges.

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ACE and Gaiam TV Offer Free Fitness Videos

In an effort to give both fitness professionals and the public greater access to information designed to help them live their most fit lives, ACE has teamed up with Gaiam TV to offer free fitness videos online.
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ACE Symposium Call for Volunteers

Low on cash, but still want to attend ACE West? We’re looking for a limited number of volunteers to work for a portion of our three-day events in exchange for free admission to our vendor showroom and lecture series. Learn more about you can save your registration fee and still attend ACE West, May 16-18, in San Diego, Calif., or ACE East, October 17-19, in Orlando, Fla.
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Empower Your Clients With

We’ve introduced a new tool designed to help you keep your current and potential clients engaged in meeting their health and fitness goals. At you can find workouts for your clients to do in between sessions, healthy recipes they can share with their families and new exercises you can add to their programs.
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