Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Online Course
Online Content
Online Quiz
CEC Credits: ACE 0.1 CECs

Detect Which Claims Are Real and Which Are Too Good to Be True

We’re confronted with advertising on a daily basis, especially when it comes to health and fitness. How can you tell if a certain product, program or trend measures up to its marketing claims?

Value or Hype? Effectiveness of Fitness Products, Programs and Trends According to ACE-Sponsored Research dives into key ACE-sponsored studies on HIIT training, suspension training, hot yoga, the “best” exercises for various body parts and more. Created by ACE Chief Science Officer Cedric X. Bryant, PhD, FACSM and presented by ACE Director of Science and Research Content Sabrena Jo, MS, this course will teach you how to make more informed decisions regarding these heavily marketed and often hyped products, programs and training trends so you can provide your clients unbiased, evidence-based information.

You will learn:

  • To separate research-based evidence from “gym science” when evaluating the effectiveness of many popular fitness products, programs and training trends
  • To recognize and access reliable sources for evaluating product and programming research and marketing claims
  • To educate and inform your clients and class participants of the supporting evidence for their physical-activity options


Great course, but I would have liked a little more detail with respect to the health benefits of Bikram yoga.