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August 2011

All-new ACE Group Fitness Instructor Manual - Now Available

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This is the season when clients turn to you to help them look fitter for their upcoming summer vacations, weddings and family reunions or simply to feel confident bearing more skin.

Often, fitness or weight-loss goals are easier to accomplish with a friend at your side, such as in small-group training, or when you have a big group to motivate and support each other, which certainly plays a role in the popularity of Zumba and boot-camp classes.

If you’ve ever considered earning a group fitness instructor certification, or adding to your existing group fitness skills, there is no better time to get started. ACE’s all-new 3rd edition of the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Manual provides you all the skills you need to successfully and safely lead fun and engaging group fitness classes by helping you to understand effective communication and cueing, teaching techniques, class design, exercise science, motivational skills and much more. You will walk away with a renewed sense of how to engage participants using your passion, creativity and enthusiasm.

What’s in it for you? A lot!

  • Increased client base and earning potential
  • Enhanced marketability and credibility with employers
  • Cross-marketing opportunities, such as group exercise participants becoming your personal training clients
  • Enhanced communication and technical skills
  • Boosted résumé

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Additional Benefits
The new ACE Group Fitness Instructor Manual works in conjunction with ACE’s Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals textbook, which will optimally prepare you for taking the group fitness instructor exam. Best of all, it’s included in your purchase of the GFI Manual.

You’ll also receive a companion DVD featuring world-renowned group fitness expert Lawrence Biscontini, who presents essential steps and strategies to unlock the critical elements of group fitness. You will learn key components of class design, such as how to determine desired outcomes through exercise and movement selection, sequencing, choreography, program modification and music.

Whether you’re a veteran or aspiring group fitness instructor, you’ll learn new techniques to quickly assess participants’ exercise form, body language and overall performance. These are all critical skills to modify movements for individuals who either struggle during class or want to be more challenged.

What’s More?
Earning a second ACE-certification or multiple certifications earns you 2.0 CECs toward a current certification and saves you 46% on your recertification fees. Moreover, you save $44 on study materials and exam fees by purchasing one of the special self-study course bundles, conveniently packaged with your exam voucher, so you have everything you need.

Order your copy of the 3rd edition of the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Manual today, and receive a free DVD and accompanying textbook!

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