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Group Fitness Instructor Study Programs

ACE offers three easy-to-follow study programs to ensure you're well-prepared for your certification exam—Pro Advantage, Pro Plus and Pro Essentials. Pro Advantage is our most comprehensive experience, with engaging videos, podcasts and expert-led webinars that delve deeper into the core concepts of group fitness, so you're better prepared to lead any class with confidence.

Pro Plus

Retail Value $555
now $349

Pro Essentials

Retail Value $495 $299
now $249

Current Offers

  • (4 payments of $87.25)
  • Save $150
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Certification Exam Materials

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Move your career further as an ACE Certified Professional and save 20% on an additional ACE Certification. This includes our Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Health Coach and Certified Medical Exercise Specialist study programs.

*Cannot be combined with other offers. Valid only for currently certified ACE Professionals.

Free Shipping

Free shipping is included for all of your materials via FedEx Ground shipping. Please note this service is only available in the 50 U.S. states. Standard shipping charges will apply to residents of U.S. territories and countries outside of the United States.

free shipping Item Value: $30

When you choose our Premium Program, you have the option to divide the total cost into four monthly payments of $87.25. No interest or finance charges will apply, and you’ll get all the materials shipped to your house after the first payment is processed.

Deliver safe and memorable movement experiences in any modality

Presented in an accessible and engaging format, the all-new ACE Group Fitness Instructor Handbook provides key insights from industry experts and takes the reader step-by-step through an optimal balance of theory and practical application. This handbook will give you a foundation in understanding human movement, exercise programming, class design, leading inclusive classes, engagement and motivation techniques, and more, empowering you to teach any group fitness class format safely and effectively.

ACE Group Fitness Instructor Manual Item Value: $60
Deliver safe and memorable movement experiences in any modality

Be empowered to teach any group fitness class format safely and effectively with the digital version of our all-new ACE Group Fitness Instructor Handbook. The digital version of the new handbook allows you to access our core study material from virtually any mobile device or desktop. Bookmark and highlight key content, take notes, and access hyperlinks embedded in the text when you’re connected to the internet.

ACE Group Fitness Instructor Manual eBook Item Value: $60
ACE Digital Classroom

Interactive learning experience featuring quizzes, videos, webinars and much more, all designed to guide you through a flexible self-study program that reinforces and complements the course study materials.

  • Chapter reviews: Ensure comprehension of each chapter with a key points summary.

  • Chapter quizzes: Test your knowledge and gain a greater understanding of each chapter with practice quizzes.

  • Videos, webinars, podcasts, expert articles: Reinforce your study experience with an all-new library of in-depth digital materials featuring application-focused videos and key insights from industry experts.

  • Exam review: Prepare for the certification exam with confidence by exploring test-taking strategies and key points summary reviews.

ACE Digital Classroom Item Value: $125
ACE Enhanced Digital Resource Package

Take your core learning experience to the next level with the ACE Enhanced Digital Resource Package, which brings key concepts to life through enhanced tools and activities. This robust option gives you the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice and prepares you to excel in your career as a health and fitness professional.

  • Applied Skills Check: Interactive study tools that aid your applied mastery of advanced concepts that are critical to leading safe and effective movement experiences.

  • Think It Through Learning Activities: Apply your knowledge with activities designed to test your skills and provide you with immediate feedback.

  • Enhanced videos, webinars, podcasts, expert articles: Go further in your career faster—dive deeper into key group fitness topics with expanded digital features, so you’re better prepared to deliver a world-class experience in every class you teach.

ACE Enhanced Digital Resource Package Item Value: $200
Unlimited Dynamic Practice Tests

Enter the exam with confidence and better gauge your comprehension of core concepts by utilizing unlimited practice tests randomized from a test bank of 180 questions. Candidates should plan on taking the practice tests two weeks prior to sitting for the exam. Successful completion of the practice test doesn’t guarantee candidates will pass the exam, but it will help identify areas for additional review.

Unlimited Dynamic Practice Tests Item Value: $60
Exam Voucher

Good for 6 months from the purchase date of your study program, our electronic exam vouchers allow you to easily register for an exam administered at a site near you without any additional cost. To redeem, simply follow the instructions in the My ACE Account that you create upon checkout. You will not receive a voucher in the mail or email. Exam vouchers are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Item Value: $250
When in doubt, reach out

ACE proudly provides real-time support throughout the entire study process. Whether you want clarification on a challenging concept, or just need a little pep talk, our ACE Resource Center experts are eager to provide real-time study help. We're available by phone (Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST) (888) 825-3636, ext. 796) and email (, so you can get the information and inspiration you need to start your career as an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor.

Our commitment to foster career growth

As part of our commitment to foster career growth among ACE Certified Professionals, we have secured agreements from a wide range of health and fitness companies nationwide. Identifying yourself as an ACE Certified Personal Trainer or Group Fitness Instructor at 24 Hour Fitness, Anytime Fitness, Town Sports International, KoKo FitClub, Crunch, and Orangetheory Fitness will get you in the door for an interview for any qualifying position at those facilities.

24 Hour Fitness
Anytime Fitness
Orangetheory Fitness
Town Sports International
Koko FitClub
Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club
Active Wellness