See, Hear and Do: The Benefits of ACE Live Workshops

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See, Hear and Do: The Benefits of ACE Live Workshops

Continuing education is vital to your success as a health and fitness professional, as the fitness industry is constantly changing and evolving. Learn why ACE Live Workshops are an effective and enjoyable way to learn and immediately apply new knowledge, while you earn the necessary continuing education credits to maintain your ACE certification.

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Tips for Couples Training Together

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Tips for Couples Training Together

Exercising together as a couple can seem like a great idea—until one tries to push the other to exercise harder or you each want to do different activities. Here we examine some benefits to partner workouts, warning signs that your workouts may not be helpful to the relationship, and options for making exercise fun and healthy for both you and your significant other.

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Parent-Baby Workout

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Parent-Baby Workout

With all of the time, energy and sleepless nights that go into caring for a new baby, exercise is probably the last thing on your mind. But rather than thinking of exercise as precious time spent away from baby and family, you can include your baby in your workouts. These exercises, which are performed while you “wear” your baby, are perfect for strengthening the entire body, and are a great opportunity to enhance the bond between parent and child.

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Prenatal Workout Recommendations

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Prenatal Workout Recommendations

Wondering what exercises to recommend to your pregnant clients? Research confirms the benefits for women who continue exercising throughout their pregnancies, but important modifications are needed to make it both safe and comfortable. In this second installment of a two-part series, learn which cardio options are best during pregnancy and how social support can help women during this major life transition.

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Prenatal Fitness Modifications For Safety and Comfort

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Prenatal Fitness Modifications For Safety and Comfort

Research confirms the benefits for women who continue exercising throughout their pregnancies, but important modifications are needed to make it both safe and comfortable. Learn about the best exercise choices for prenatal fitness. In this first installment of a two-part series, learn about precautions specific to pregnancy and effective exercises that can help counteract some of the common physical issues of pregnancy.

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The Importance of Identifying Your Client’s “WHY”

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The Importance of Identifying Your Client’s “WHY”

“When you know the why, you are willing to try,” says ACE Certified pro Jonathan Ross. If your clients understand why and how the program you’ve designed for them will help them reach their goals, they will be more motivated and, therefore, more likely to succeed with their training. Learn how to help your clients find their “why” and reach their goals for the New Year.

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Heavy Ball Slam Workout

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Heavy Ball Slam Workout

Heavy balls are a great alternative to medicine balls—not only can use them as you would a dumbbell or kettlebell, they’re also great for slamming. Much like kettlebell work, using a heavy ball with different slamming techniques is a great way to strengthen the large muscle groups using a range of powerful moves. Here’s what you need to know to perform a slam with perfect form, along with several progressions that will challenge your entire body and burn a lot of calories.

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4 Suspension Training Sins

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4 Suspension Training Sins

Suspension trainers have become increasingly popular as more and more people discover the benefits of using this unique and effective training device. Unfortunately, many people haven’t learned how to use it properly, which can lead to pain and injury. Check out the four most common suspension training sins and learn how to make it safe and effective for you and your clients.

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The FitBit Phenomenon

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The FitBit Phenomenon

Wondering what all the fuss is over the FitBit? This powerhouse activity tracker is hugely popular with both fitness professionals and enthusiasts—and for good reason. It offers great tracking features and makes it possible to virtually compete with your friends and family via social media. Fitness pro Shana Verstegen outlines the features and benefits of this highly addictive device.

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Christmas Morning Workout

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Christmas Morning Workout

If you’re like most people, your Christmas Day probably involves a lot of sitting and eating as you spend time with family and friends. Of course, a little physical activity would undoubtedly help you enjoy the day even more. Here’s a quick and clever at-home, no-equipment workout based on the 12 Days of Christmas that will help get your holiday started off on the right track.

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Workout Wednesday: 15-Minute Dumbbell Workout

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Workout Wednesday: 15-Minute Dumbbell Workout

An increasing body of research continues to document the proven benefits of short, high-intensity workouts. Still, it can be a challenge to know exactly what exercises you should be doing. This amazing 15-minute workout—which is part of ACE’s national Workout Wednesday initiative—will hit all the major muscles of the body and have you feeling stronger and more fit in almost no time at all.

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Metabolic Training: The Workout

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Metabolic Training: The Workout

There is a lot of buzz around metabolic training these days, but few understand how to really maximize the benefits that come from this type of training. Fitness pro Shana Martin explains how to help your clients get the “biggest bang” for their workout buck and offers a quick and effective workout that is designed to accomplish a large amount of work in a very short amount of time.

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