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April/May 2010

Celebrating 25 Years of ACE

A look back at some of the incredible people and milestones that have marked ACE’s first 25 years.

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Green Your Fitness Business

BY KAREN ASP Being green has never been more in vogue—or more in demand. Want to capitalize on that trend? Make your personal training business more environmentally friendly and, while improving the health of your clients and the earth, you might just boost your bottom line.
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Training Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Using the ACE IFT Model

BY FABIO COMANA, M.A., M.S. Given its popularity, it is likely that you will start to encounter clients seeking your training expertise in mixed martial arts (MMA). This presents a challenge for trainers lacking firsthand exposure or experience with the sport. As personal training evolves, the MMA athlete exemplifies the need for this new art of training.
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Personal Training for the 21st Century

BY FABIO COMANA, M.A., M.S. While all clients seek goals that vary along the health–fitness–performance continuum, they all fundamentally share one training objective: to improve their efficiency of movement. In this second article of a four-part series covering the new ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT) Model, gain an overview of Phase 1 (Stability and Mobility) and Phase 2 (Movement).
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Infuse Your Classes and Training Sessions with the Fun Factor

BY AMANDA VOGEL, M.A. As fitness pros, we do our best to make exercise enjoyable, but quite often the “fun factor” that makes an exercise session truly special is only a small part of the equation, or missing altogether. Whether you teach one-on-one or lead a group, get creative with your experience!
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The ACE Personal Trainer Manual, 4th Edition full-color set has been completely overhauled to reflect the most up-to-date information available and include the new ACE IFT Model for exercise program design. Get your copy now from the ACE store for only $99.95, you’ll receive two books and two DVDs.
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A Guide to the New ACE Personal Trainer Manual

Many newcomers to personal training would read a textbook presenting fitness assessments, detailing resistance-, flexibility-, and cardiorespiratory-training programs, and providing motivational tools, and ask the same question: “Okay, so now what?”. Get a chapter-by-chapter guide on this all-new textbook, written by a group of 14 industry experts and designed to fill an important need in the fitness industry.
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