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Stop Forcing and Start Regressing Yoga Poses

By Elizabeth Kovar

Whether you incorporate yoga poses into your group fitness classes or small-group or one-on-one training sessions, it is essential that you understand how to safely adapt poses to suit the specific needs and limitations of your participants. Here's how to safely regress four common yoga poses.

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How Common Medications May Affect Your Clients’ Exercise Programs

By Lance Dalleck

Millions of Americans currently take prescribed medications to manage various chronic conditions. Here’s what you need to know about five of the most common medications your clients may be taking and how they affect exercise.

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10 Tips for Increasing Your Confidence as a Group Fitness Instructor

By Amanda Vogel

If you are a new instructor, allowing your confidence to shine through involves more than just experience. Here are 10 tips for fast-tracking confidence so you can stand in front of a class or boot camp of any size with poise, self-assuredness and a greater ability to command the crowd.

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The Most Effective Way to Motivate Your Workout Partner

When it comes to encouraging your workout partner or client to train harder, less may be more, according to a new study. Researchers found that exercisers are more motivated by working out with someone who is fitter than they are, while verbal encouragements—“You can do it!”—can actually be counterproductive.

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ACE Group Exercise Leadership Specialty Certification

By Carrie Myers

It can be difficult to justify the financial and time investment of pursuing a group fitness certification when you teach just a class here and there. With the ACE Group Exercise Leadership specialty certification, fitness professionals have the opportunity to learn just what they need to teach safe and effective classes.

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Children now spend 7.5 hours a day in front of a screen, and the typical American diet exceeds recommended levels of fat, sugar, refined grains and sodium. As schools begin to let out for an extended break and families plan vacations filled with unhealthy eating options, ACE has released new education designed to combat those trends.
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The growing accessibility of Total Gym, which is now available in more than 14,000 facilities worldwide, inspired ACE to team up with the San Diego-based company for a continuing education course. Learn more about how you can earn CECs and fully utilize Total Gym.
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Are you getting the most out of your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts? Are you using blogs or vlogs to share your content with new or existing clients? Join ACE at the FitSocial 2013 Conference in Colorado, September 26–29, to learn how you can maximize your social media.
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