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The Best of ACE-sponsored Research Studies, 2011-2012

For nearly 30 years, ACE has remained dedicated to promoting the benefits of physical activity and protecting consumers against unsafe and ineffective health and fitness products, programs and trends. This commitment is behind everything we do, from setting the highest standards in certification to providing quality education opportunities for fitness professionals. It’s also the reason why, each year, we designate considerable resources toward sponsoring ongoing extensive research and studies in all areas of health and fitness. Since 1995, ACE has enlisted the expertise of top researchers at major universities across the country to conduct studies on fitness products and trends. In some cases, these studies have prompted the Federal Trade Commission to take action against several companies making false claims.

Our most recent studies have covered a wide range of fitness trends and products that are important to both you and your clients. We’ve measured the caloric benefits of popular workouts like Zumba and P90X, examined the merits of several different athletic shoes and tested common exercises to determine which ones are the most effective. These studies, and more, are featured in this very special issue worth 0.2 CECs, The Best of ACE-sponsored Research Studies, 2011-2012. 

Look for additional special issues bringing together our most popular articles in the coming months.

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What Studies Do You Think We Should Sponsor?

As we look forward to 2013, ACE will be significantly expanding its research efforts to include even more studies. That’s where your expertise and experience comes in. We’d like to know what you would like to see studied—what products, techniques and trends do you and your clients have questions about? Please email your ideas to
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ACE Introduces New CEC Opportunity: The Best of ACE Certified News

We are always on the lookout for new ways to make it easier for you to access the education you need. This year, we are introducing our new “Best of ACE Certified News” series, which will bring together the most popular and relevant topics from the past year or so. Upcoming issues will highlight several hot topics. For this, our first issue, we’ve brought together the most popular ACE-sponsored research studies of 2011 and 2012.
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ACE's Certified News is produced 12 times per year by the American Council on Exercise. No material may be reprinted without permission.

Publisher: Scott Goudeseune
Technical Editor: Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.D.
Editor In Chief: Christine J. Ekeroth
Art Director: Karen F. McGuire