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May 2013







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Play Ball!

By Chris Freytag

If you are stuck in a rut of grabbing the dumbbells or sticking with bodyweight exercises for every training session or group fitness class you lead, shake it up this year and play ball instead.

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Cutting Edge: Training the Fascial Network (Part 2)

By Pete McCall, M.S.

In part 2 of this article series, ACE Exercise Physiologist Pete McCall explains how to use the ACE Integrated Fitness Training® (ACE IFT®) Model to design movement-based programs that address all layers of a client’s myofascial network, which will help you improve the lives of your clients.

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Is Step Dead? Adapting Step Into Today’s Progressive Group Programming

By Amanda Vogel

When was the last time you saw a step class on a group exercise schedule? Rumblings about the death of step are nothing new, but what are the real reasons behind its decline? And is there a way to repurpose all those steps and risers stacked up in the back of most exercise studios? The time is right to reinvent step.

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How to Help Your Clients Avoid Late-night Snacking

How many times have you heard this from your clients: “I was so good all day, but then I couldn’t stop eating [fill in the blank] all evening.”? Evening or late-night snacking can derail the most dedicated weight-loss efforts, but a new study suggests that what a person eats first thing in the morning could hold the key to reducing the urge to binge on unhealthy foods.

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Bring a Little Om into Your Clients’ Lives

By Carrie Myers

Do your clients and participants struggle to stay focused during their workouts? No longer just for yoga and Pilates, mindfulness has made its way into mainstream fitness activities. Increasing mindfulness in any type of workout not only helps increase its effectiveness, but could potentially lower one’s risk of injury.

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5 Reasons to Come to ACE West

Need to breathe new life into your small-group training or group fitness classes? Look no further than ACE West on May 16–18 in San Diego. Our three-day event will feature sessions from some of the brightest group fitness minds in the industry including Shannon Fable, Dan McDonogh, Ken Weichert and more.
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ACE HIIT Series With Chris Freytag Goes Streaming

Our two-DVD series of high-intensity interval-training workouts with fitness expert Chris Freytag is now available in a video-streaming option. Now you can build muscle and strength with HIIT using your favorite mobile device.
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Upcoming Free ACE Webinars

Don’t miss out on your chance to learn for FREE with our upcoming ACE webinar, The Coach’s Toolkit, by ACE Senior Consultant Dr. Michael Mantell. Join us from the comfort of your home as Dr. Mantell discusses behavior-based tools you can use with your clients. If you choose, you can pay for the continuing education quiz later on.
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