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.