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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.

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Pro Plus

$449 $349
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Perfect for the candidate with working knowledge of fitness principles or with some experience as an instructor.

Pro Essentials

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Best suited for the candidate with extensive knowledge in fitness principles or experience as an instructor.

  • (4 payments of $112.25)
  • (4 payments of $87.25)
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  • Save $50

Study Experience

  • 180 dynamic questions
  • 180 dynamic questions
  • 40 static questions
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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

Finance interest-free! You have the option to divide the total cost of Pro Advantage into five monthly payments of $112.25 or the total cost of Pro Plus 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.

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, you will simply follow the instructions in your 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

In the event that you are unsuccessful in your first attempt at the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification Exam, an exam retest voucher ensures you have another opportunity to pass the exam at no cost. You will still have access to your ACE Study Coaches and the ACE Resource Center as you prepare for your exam retest.

If your study program includes an exam retest voucher, it will automatically appear in your My ACE Account if you receive a failed exam score. Exam retest vouchers are non-refundable and non-transferable, and must be used within 60 days after a candidate’s initial failed exam date. Exam retest vouchers are only available to candidates who sit for and fail the exam on their first try, not to candidates who no-show for their first exam.

Item Value: $200

Prepare for your certification exam with our practice tests. Pro Advantage and Pro Plus offer unlimited practice tests randomized from a test bank of 180 questions, while Pro Essentials provides a static 40 question practice test.

Unlimited Dynamic Practice Tests Item Value: $60 (Pro Advantage and Pro Plus); $30 (Pro Essentials)

Receive personalized support from our friendly and knowledgeable ACE Study Coaches and access our robust Resource Center, which includes videos, blog posts, answers to common study questions and much more. Join our Study Center Facebook community, where we educate through live streaming videos and post answers to frequently asked questions. Our highly trained team will make sure you get the information and inspiration you need.

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

Add the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Handbook for the discounted price of $39.95 at checkout.

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: $50

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

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

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

As an ACE Certified Professional, you get a guaranteed interview for any qualifying position at 24 Hour Fitness, Anytime Fitness, Town Sports International, KoKo FitClub, Crunch, Steve Nash Fitness World and Sports Club, Orangetheory Fitness and Active Wellness will get you in the door for an interview for any qualifying position at those facilities.

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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, Steve Nash Fitness World and Sports Club, Orangetheory Fitness and Active Wellness 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
Crunch
Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club
Active Wellness