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ACE Integrated Fitness Training® Model

The ACE Integrated Fitness Training Model® helps professionals deliver custom programs built on a foundation of meaningful rapport.

A 35-year-old mother struggling to lose the last of her baby weight has a far different goal than an endurance athlete working to shave minutes off his or her half marathon time. So why would the two follow the same, prescriptive exercise program? The ACE Integrated Fitness Training® (ACE IFT®) Model was created as a tool to help health and fitness professionals deliver custom, individualized exercise programs built on a foundation of meaningful rapport and strong personal connection. As the most comprehensive training model in the industry, the ACE IFT Model provides insight to better serve those striving to achieve everything from simple function to health, fitness and elite performance.

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Function

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Functional Movement and resistance Training

Stability and Mobility Training

Cardiorespiratory Training

Aerobic Base Training

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Health

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Functional Movement and Resistance Training

Movement Training

Cardiorespiratory Training

Aerobic-efficiency Training

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Fitness

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Functional Movement and Resistance Training

Load Training

Cardiorespiratory Training

Anaerobic-endurance Training

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Performance

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Functional Movement and Resistance Training

Performance Training

Cardiorespiratory Training

Anaerobic-power Training

Rapport

A Comprehensive Approach for Every Client

The ACE IFT Model training components—cardiorespiratory training and functional movement and resistance training—are comprised of four training phases that run parallel to the function-health-fitness-performance continuum. Depending on current health, fitness and individual goals, every client will fall within one of the phases for each training component. The ACE IFT Model is meant to meet people wherever they are and progress them toward their goals using a wide range of appropriately timed assessments, and a comprehensive approach to functional movement and resistance training, as well as, cardiorespiratory training.

FREE ACE IFT MODEL WEBINAR

Strengthen Your Foundation

Learn about the ACE IFT® Model, an innovative and systematic approach to program design that can help clients of all fitness levels achieve lasting results.

Many other training models either ignore cardiorespiratory training or don't address rapport, which is essential to facilitate true behavior change. The ACE IFT model offers a comprehensive framework for exercise program design.

Chris McGrath, M.S.

Owner, Movement First of New York City

Rapport and Behavioral Strategies

Building Connections

Unlike any other training framework in the industry, the ACE IFT Model takes a client- centered approach to training by emphasizing behavioral psychology techniques such as active listening, collaborative goal setting, and rapport development. Whether a person has a body mass index of 20 or 35 is secondary; what matters first and foremost is that you can deliver a safe, engaging experience that clients enjoy enough to do again and again. The greatest impact that health and fitness professionals can have is to help people gradually change unhealthy habits and establish positive relationships with exercise.

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Study Programs

Choose your Personal Trainer study program

Take the first step in starting a moving career as an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. Choose the study program that works for you.

Pro Advantage

$999

The most popular and comprehensive program we offer. Enjoy everything in the Pro Plus and Pro Essentials Study Programs, plus a certification exam retest voucher and eBook versions of our manuals.

Ideal for those seeking the most complete study experience with premium materials and support or for those with little to no knowledge of anatomy and fitness principles.

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Pro Plus

$799 $699

A well-rounded curriculum. Enjoy everything offered in our Pro Essentials Program in hard copy format, plus applied exercise science activities.

Ideal for those seeking an enhanced study experience with access to moderate support or for those with working knowledge of anatomy and fitness principles.

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Pro Essentials

$699

A self-guided study program with the basic foundational material to prepare for the exam. Receive help from our highly knowledgeable ACE Study Coaches by email, and access additional support through our inventory of online resources.

Ideal for those seeking a self-guided study experience with minimal support or for those with extensive knowledge in anatomy and fitness principles.

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