Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Online Course
Online Quiz
Recorded Video
CEC Credits: ACE 0.5 CECs , ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine 5.0 CECs

Please note: This course content was originally presented at the ACE Health and Fitness Summit: Coaching and Training Women, a virtual event. 

Become a leader in supporting women on their fitness journey 

Whether you’re looking to enhance your program design for women or understand the nuances of motivating this population, this course will help you level up your skills by covering the practical knowledge you need when working with women. Learn from five industry experts speaking from their unique expertise about the physiological, biomechanical, and behavioral aspects of coaching and training women—a group that accounts for more than 50% of gymgoers, according to the 2020 IHRSA Global Report. Refine your coaching expertise, expand your reach and move your career forward.

Content includes:

Module 1: Coaching for Confidence: Training strong women across all life stages

Presented by: Farel Hruska ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, Director of Education at Chuze Fitness

Explore lifetime physiology transitions, including pre and postnatal, important coaching tips for creating lasting behavior change, as well as the nuanced emotional and cognitive aspects of training women. 

Module 2: PMS and Exercise: Managing Training and Recovery to Boost Quality of Life

Presented by: Jiji Pollock CPT, MS, Ph.D. Candidate in Health and Human Performance

Better understand your female clients’ PMS and period pain symptoms, so you can design personalized exercise programming. 

Module 3: Better Biomechanics: Effective Training for the Female Body

Presented by: Keli Roberts ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Health Coach, and Group Fitness Instructor

Learn smart strategies for training the upper and lower body while keeping the specific needs of women in mind.

Module 4: Weight Gain and Menopause: What’s Estrogen Got To Do With It?

Presented by: Jan Schroeder, Ph.D. ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Professor of Kinesiology at Long Beach State University

Explore emerging research on hormonal influence on adiposity and menopausal transitions, as well as exercise strategies for this stage of life.

Module 5: Debunking Myths in Women’s Fitness

Presented by: Mychele Sims ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, NASM Certified Women’s Fitness Specialist

Investigate, discuss and debunk the myths surrounding women in fitness, empowering you to grow as a fitness professional as you support your clients in their goals.

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Identify physical, mental and emotional changes/transitions women experience throughout different life stages 
  • Implement recovery management techniques and exercises that can improve PMS symptoms and quality of life 
  • Understand biomechanics and kinesiology considerations for the female body 
  • Identify the effect of estrogen on energy expenditure, appetite, and body weight 
  • Improve your communications and strategies for working with women

CEC Credits

Approved by the following organizations for continuing education hours:

ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine
5.0 CECs

ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine CEC Approval

The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that "American Council on Exercise" meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2021 - December 2023). Providership # 687637