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ACE IFT® Model: Personal Training Program Design

Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise Type: Self-Paced / Home Study Approved By: ACE 0.1 CECs , 1.00 CECs FREE  Add To Cart

ACE IFT® Model: Personal Training Program Design

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  • 235 Reviews
  • The ACE Integrated Fitness Training® (ACE IFT®) Model provides a systematic approach to program design that applies to every client as he/she progresses through each phase of fitness.

    From beginning exercisers to elite-level athletes, the ACE IFT® Model provides an innovative & systematic approach to achieving lasting results.

    The model provides the blueprint for personal trainers to design exercise programs that improve posture, movement, flexibility, balance, core function, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular endurance, and strength for all clients.

    Enjoy this free, one-hour online course as your introduction to the ACE IFT® Model for program design.

    You will learn:

    • To discuss the components and variables of a well-designed exercise program to address both the needs and wants of a client.
    • To describe a model for exercise program design with an underlying principle of helping clients implement behavior change strategies to reach healthy fitness goals.
    • How to design an exercise program for client progression, building the foundational elements of stabilization and mobilization before moving on to advanced power and agility drills.

    View our Personal Training Program Design courses to delve deeper into the four phases of the ACE IFT® Model.

    Customer Reviews

    Liza (ACE Certified Professional)

    5/24/17 8:29 AM

    Excellent information for review and refresher, but since this information is already studied to complete and successfully pass the test to get an ACE personal training certificate it is redundant. I rather complete a course that is teaching me something new. Great course for clarification on the subject. Would be extremely useful for someone currently studying to get a personal training certificate through ACE.

    Laura (ACE Certified Professional)

    5/21/17 10:18 AM

    Helps tie everything together I just learned from the exam

    Alejandro (ACE Certified Professional)

    5/16/17 3:54 PM

    Great, quick, comprehensive course

    A.S. (ACE Certified Professional)

    5/11/17 11:01 PM

    Hi really making refreshing while attempt this one..

    Shannan (ACE Certified Professional)

    5/10/17 8:56 PM

    This was a great refresher of the main items we need for general personal training design. It was organized well, detailed enough, and it reminded me of everything I studied for my 1st CPT exam.

    Corey (ACE Certified Professional)

    5/7/17 2:50 PM

    Great Review. Reinforces previous learned material on ACE IFT.

    Andy (ACE Certified Professional)

    4/26/17 3:51 PM

    This test will assist people taking the cpt exam for the first time and refreshed current CPTs

    Rima (ACE Certified Professional)

    4/24/17 8:36 PM

    I love the amount of information, the pace, and the practical steps shown in this course, it is a must-take!

    Megan (ACE Certified Professional)

    4/23/17 1:53 PM

    A lot of this was basic review from personal training manual

    Saurbh (ACE Certified Professional)

    4/21/17 10:16 AM

    Would've been nice if the course had downloadable documents that helps keep track of a clients progress through the different phases & VT markers. Perhaps that's available elsewhere, but having it here would've been convenient. Overall, a very good Model to follow with clients. If explained well to clients, it shows you know what you're doing as a Health Coach or PT! :)

    Hana (ACE Certified Professional)

    4/17/17 3:08 AM

    The same information I already learned in the PT course. Nothing new. I just loved the video of the talk test.


    4/14/17 6:45 AM

    The times when it was strictly slides, it was hard for me to stay focused. But overall, good content.


    4/11/17 4:28 PM

    Gives a good overall assessment of how training should be approached with clients. It breaks it down into simple terms that one can understand and apply to current training.

    Pok Yong Hao (ACE Certified Professional)

    4/3/17 9:34 PM

    Good place to refresh what I've learned.


    4/1/17 11:11 PM

    I really enjoyed this the ACE IFT Models design on how to not only categorize clients to better improve their lives, but its way of demonstrating how rapport and human connection is fundamental to the client-trainer relationship. I am currently working towards getting certified in ACE, and this Model has been very insightful, education, and a enjoyable learning experience. All the videos were very well made, and it broke down the concepts and steps piece by piece in an hour.


    3/26/17 11:54 PM

    Great information, taught very well and easy to comprehend.

    Chad (ACE Certified Professional)

    3/23/17 11:04 AM

    It gives a good basic understanding of how to program design using the ACE IFT model.

    Jitin (ACE Certified Professional)

    3/18/17 8:52 AM

    I must say that we have to go through it once to become more friendly with IFT model.

    Jessica (ACE Certified Professional)

    3/8/17 12:17 PM

    This course gave some great foundation information to use with all types of clients easy to follow and good visuals.


    2/25/17 8:56 PM

    The course really helped me understand the IFT model. I did not see how it all came together and why by just reading the PT manual. I am so glad I took this class! Also, the videos were well produced and easy to understand.


    2/20/17 5:03 PM

    This course provided a great virtual hands-on experience. The content was easy to understand and apply in a working environmental setting.

    James Darren (ACE Certified Professional)

    2/20/17 3:44 PM

    Enjoyed the refresher. Happy to know that I've retained a lot of the information that I learned when I originally passed my ACE Personal Trainer courses. I love the IFT model. It makes it so easy to follow and understand the progressions of program design.


    2/13/17 2:58 AM

    it is very useful for the ace personal trainer course

    Nelida (ACE Certified Professional)

    2/7/17 2:39 PM

    It's a good review.

    Natalie (ACE Certified Professional)

    2/5/17 8:33 AM

    very informative!


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