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

Successfully Lead Clients to a More Personalized Exercise Experience

Becoming a successful exercise professional is more than understanding training principles. If you’ve been wondering how to translate what you’ve learned to real-world application, this workshop will provide the foundational knowledge you need to start a personal training career.

With the ACE Integrated Fitness Training® (ACE IFT®) Model, you will learn a method of helping a variety of clients, with varying fitness goals, in a simple and straightforward way. You will be equipped with the necessary tools to correctly screen, assess and plan your clients’ workouts so you can lead them on the path to success, whatever that may be. And, you will learn to build rapport, identify stages of behavioral change, and factors influencing motivation and adherence, so you can foster long-term commitment among your clients.

For many health coaches and exercise professionals, understanding where to start clients in an exercise program is a challenge. With this workshop, you will be ahead of the pack.

You will learn:

  • How to successfully develop rapport without moving into the investigative stage prematurely
  • To identify stages of change, and understand interventions to progress from one stage to the next to facilitate behavioral change
  • To competently perform a preparticipation health screening
  • How to conduct physiological assessments and develop individualized exercise programs relevant to the clients' needs and goals that involve the core, balance, flexibility, body composition, aerobic fitness, and muscular endurance and strength
  • To effectively implement principles of resistance and cardiorespiratory training
  • To implement a variety of methods for monitoring exercise intensity
  • The mechanical and neurological properties of stretching and to perform a variety of stretching modalities


Please note that there are no pre-requisite educational requirements for the Personal 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 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 Contact Hours
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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This was a highly beneficial workshop. Matt Sommer did an outstanding job explaining and apply the principles of the ACE IFT Model. It was beneficial to see him demonstrate the movement patterns and how they directly affected the four phases of this model.

I was disappointed in this workshop. We spent the whole time going over assessments and did not really cover the IFT Model at all. I liked the instructor, though. He was knowledgeable and had indicated that the book had recently been rewritten. I think the materials need to be looked at again or the workshop renamed Assessments 101.