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April 2013









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5 Strategies for Success as a Group Fitness Instructor in 2013

By Lawrence Biscontini, M.A.

Whether you’re newly certified or have been working in the industry for a while, finding a successful career path as a group fitness instructor can be incredibly challenging. Here are Lawrence Biscontini’s top five tips for creating and building a successful—and fulfilling—career as a group fitness instructor.
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Hydration Strategies for Optimal Performance: The Latest Research

By Mark P. Kelly, Ph.D.

Regardless of the weather or season, helping your clients stay hydrated before, during and after intense and long-duration workouts is essential. Several new studies offer important insight into how to properly hydrate to maximize performance.
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Cutting Edge: Training the Fascial Network (Part 1)

By Pete McCall, M.S.

New findings related to how the myofascial network—what is traditionally called the muscular system—functions as a wholly integrated system is dramatically changing the approach to designing and delivering exercise programs to personal-training clients. Here’s what you need to know to stay on top of this important new trend.
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Can the Health-related Sins of Our Youth Be Redeemed by Positive Lifestyle Changes Later in Life?

By Lance C. Dalleck, Ph.D. 

Lots of people live less-than-healthy lifestyles, especially in their younger years. While you can’t turn back the clock, is it possible to reverse the process of chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes or heart disease? Can we make up for the sins of our youth by adopting a healthy lifestyle later in life?
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An Inside Look at ACE Specialty Certification: Functional Training

By Carrie Myers

Whether your goal is to help improve an athlete’s performance or help an elderly client improve his or her quality of life, becoming a Functional Training Specialist will keep you at the top of your game—and make you a sought-after specialist in this very important field.
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Want to know what it’s like to have more than 40 of the industry’s leading experts in one place? Get a special sneak peek at ACE Symposium West, our three-day event on May 16–18 in San Diego. Get insight from the hottest topics in health and fitness from the people who know them best.
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For a limited time, we’re offering Essentials of Group Fitness Instruction: Demos & Drills for only $25. Developed by award-winning group fitness expert Lawrence Biscontini, the DVD offers valuable tips on improving your communication skills and visual and kinesthetic cueing.
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