Create an environment that empowers everyone to succeed

It’s well accepted that behavior change is an essential ingredient for achieving lifelong health and wellness goals. In fact, the ACE Mover Method provides many actionable steps to help professionals equip and empower their clients to accomplish sustainable behavior change in a one-to-one setting. However, group fitness instructors don’t typically have the luxury of significant individual time with each participant. This has made it tricky to incorporate behavior change into group fitness—until now.

Introducing the ACE RRAMP (Respect, Recognition, Alignment, Mistakes and Participant) Approach™. Learn a unique class design and delivery system that applies to any format and any participant. Experience how simple it can be to turn group experiences into personal ones to help improve health, fitness and overall quality of life through positive behavior change. Explore the science behind how this approach was created and why it works, and leave with actionable steps to implement it throughout every class experience you teach.

Developed by Sabrena Jo, PhD, ACE Exercise and Health Scientist, ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, and Health Coach, the ACE RRAMP Approach was created to help give you a higher success rate of ensuring both new and veteran class participants enjoy their experience, return for more, and bring in their friends. This course, co-authored by Shannon Fable, who’s spent more than two decades working with well-known brands such as Anytime Fitness, FIT4MOM and BOSU, and led by Staci Alden, ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer, will keep your career growing as an in-demand group fitness instructor across any class format you choose.

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Understand how Respect, Recognition, Alignment, Mistakes and Participant are critical steps when creating a caring and task involving climate that fosters success 
  • Implement each step in your classes with your own cues, behaviors and programming
  • Identify the opportunities during and after class to apply the ACE RRAMP Approach 
  • Create a plan of action to slowly and consistently introduce each element to your classes

Workshop Policies and Procedures


In the event that the American Council on Exercise (ACE) would cancel a workshop for ANY reason, a full refund will be issued to the participant. ACE is NOT responsible for any other expenses the participant may have incurred.


All of ACE's live workshops are non-refundable programs unless approved by ACE's Educational Services Team. For questions, please call 800-825-3636. A $50 cancellation fee will be applied to any approved cancellations.


Any participant who is registered for an ACE workshop and needs to reschedule their workshop to a later date listed will be subject to a $50 transfer fee and MUST contact ACE's Educational Services Team at 800-825-3636 to verify that a reschedule date is available.

Transfer of Registration

ACE cannot transfer a participant's registration to another participant unless approved by ACE's Educational Services Team. Transferring a registration to another participant is subject to a $100 transfer fee.

Hotels and Accommodations

ACE does not provide hotel and accommodation recommendations for our workshop events. Google is a great resource to search for hotels in the area of the workshop location.

Transfer of Registration

In the event of inclement weather, all workshops will be held as scheduled at the discretion of ACE. Pre-registered participants who are unable to attend their scheduled workshop may reschedule without incurring additional charges so long as their request has been received 7 days following the originally scheduled date. No refunds will be available. In the event that ACE cancels a workshop due to bad weather, participants will be given a full refund or option to reschedule (if another date is available).