Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Live Workshop
In Person
CEC Credits: ACE 0.8 CECs , ACSM 8.0 CECs, NBHWC 8.0 Contact Hours, NCBDE 8.0 Hours, AFAA 8.0 CEUs, NASM 0.8 CEUs, NCSF 4.0 CEUs, NETA 8.0 CECs

Help Your Clients Achieve Their Goals

You might know what exercises you want your clients to perform during sessions or group classes, but do you understand the physiological principles that support those training philosophies? If the answer is “no,” don’t worry—you’re not alone. Many fitness professionals are not aware of the “why” behind the “how” of exercise programming.

With this workshop, you will gain an understanding of what metabolic conditioning is, and you will learn how to develop a safe and effective metabolic-conditioning program using exercise strategies from the ACE Integrated Fitness Training® (ACE IFT®) Model as a framework. In addition, information regarding proven weight-management and nutritional strategies will be presented. You will also have an opportunity to apply the principles and strategies learned in this course to specific case studies so you can enhance your understanding of the material. Upon completion, you will walk away with the tools to deliver those sessions in a safe, effective and fun way that keeps your clients coming back for more.

You will learn:

  • To explain a personal trainer’s scope of practice for providing nutritional advice to clients
  • How identifying Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) can determine the optimal level of caloric intake for promoting weight loss
  • Role of macronutrients and how they relate to physical activity
  • To estimate the energy cost of exercise using Metabolic Equivalents (METs)
  • Program design using the ACE Integrated Fitness Training® (ACE IFT®) model for clients who want to lose weight

Please note that there are no pre-requisite educational requirements for the Metabolic Training workshop.


For registration questions, please call ACE Educational Services at 800.825.3636, Ext. 782. For details on refunds or rescheduling your workshop, please view the ACE Refund/Reschedule Policy.

CEC Credits

Approved by the following organizations for continuing education hours:

8.00 CECs

ACSM 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 (2017 - December 2020). Providership # 687637

8.00 Contact Hours
8.00 Hours

NCBDE CEC Approval

The American Council on Exercise is accredited or approved as a provider of continuing education by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification by continuing education for the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE), continuing education activities must be applicable to diabetes and approved by a provider on the NCBDE List of Recognized Providers. NCBDE does not approve continuing education activities.

8.00 CEUs
0.80 CEUs
4.00 CEUs
8.00 CECs

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 ext. 782. 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 ext. 782 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).

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Course Schedule


Dr. Di is unbelievably knowledgeable. She has great skill within the field, and also a knack for helping to break down some of the more challenging concepts as they pertain to mathematical comprehension. I wold highly suggest this class for anyone seeking to gain better understanding on Metabolic Conditioning, in addition to basic principals of client assessment (and really so much more!).

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