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February/March 2010

Personal Training for
the 21st Century:

An Introduction to the ACE Integrated
Fitness Training Model

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Feature Articles

GFI Series: Becoming a Group Fitness Instructor

BY CHRIS FREYTAG With the ever-growing population of those looking to get fit, there is always a need for new instructors with fresh enthusiasm to lead group fitness classes. If you are thinking about making the leap, or know someone who should, this is your guide to becoming the best group fitness instructor you can be.
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The Tax Man Cometh. Are You Prepared?

BY CARRIE MYERS Regardless of whether you’re prepared or organized for this tax year, it’s never too late to become so. Experts, including CPAs, offer advice on how you can reduce your tax bill while also avoiding the mistakes that increase your chances of being audited. Learn about tax deductions specific to fitness professionals, tax lingo, audit information, potential IRS red flags and important questions to ask.
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Want to Improve Your Performance? Breathe!

BY CARRIE MYERS You work out to improve your cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. You train your clients and students for the same reasons. But have you forgotten to breathe? Discover a simple technique to immediately improve your athletic performance, and one that's well-suited to repetitive-motion activities, such as running, cycling and swimming.
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Will WIC Inspire a Healthier U.S.?

BY NATALIE DIGATE MUTH, M.D., M.P.H. As obesity has continued to take its toll on Americans of all ages, advocates and policy makers have debated many strategies to deal with the epidemic, including taxation on calorie-dense and nutrient-poor foods, food prohibitions, regulation of food marketing, implementation of school wellness policies, and nutrition content disclosures. But, can the long-anticipated upgrade to the WIC program significantly improve the way Americans eat?
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Grow Your Business Through Lifestyle & Weight Management Consulting

BY KAREN ASP You’re always looking to gain the competitive edge in your personal training business, especially in today’s challenging economic climate. After all, if you can give your clients something no other personal trainer can offer, you are likely to be successful. And, while figuring out what that “something” is isn’t always easy, you might want to consider following the lead of these successful fitness professionals.
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ACE in the News

ACE is regularly featured in the media reaching more than 450 million people each year. From the Wall Street Journal’s article on electronic muscle stimulation, to covering 4 simple moves using balance pods to build core strength, read the latest from ACE in the news.
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Bangkok Bound for AsiaFit

ACE made its debut at the Asia Fitness Convention 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand, this past November. ACE representatives presented cutting-edge personal training and group fitness topics, including an introduction of ACE’s new ACE IFT Model. Read what AsiaFit conference attendees had to say!
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Calendar of Events

From hands-on live workshops held in cities nationwide, to online webinars you can take in the comfort of your own home, discover many convenient and exciting ways to earn CECs.
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