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ACE content is derived from the diverse expertise we have on our team. Professionals from healthcare, fitness, nutrition, behavior change, exercise science, education and workplace wellness lend their expertise to help us create articles and videos aimed at helping you best serve the people who come to you for guidance.


Shannon FableShannon Fable

Named 2013 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, Shannon Fable is founder and CEO of Sunshine Fitness Resources, a consulting firm for aspiring fitness industry members. She also owns Balletone, a ballet-inspired fitness programming company; and GroupEx PRO, a communication portal for group fitness programs. Now the director of exercise programming for Anytime Fitness, Shannon also serves on the ACE Board of Directors.
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Jonathan RossJonathan Ross

Named the 2010 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, Jonathan Ross serves as ACE senior consultant for personal training. Owner of Maryland-based Aion Fitness, his passion for health developed after growing up with nearly "800 Pounds of Parents." Jonathan has received numerous awards throughout his career. His book, Abs Revealed, delivers a modern, intelligent approach to abdominal training.
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Natalie Digate MuthNatalie Digate Muth

Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD, is the ACE senior consultant for healthcare solutions, a practicing pediatrician and registered dietitian. Recognized as a Certified Obesity Specialist, Natalie has written for more than 50 publications and, in 2012, published her first book, Eat Your Vegetables! and Other Mistakes Parents Make: Redefining How to Raise Healthy Eaters.
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Cedric X. BryantCedric X. Bryant

As chief science officer for ACE, Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.D., FACSM, represents the organization as an international lecturer, writer and expert source. He has written more than 250 articles and columns for various publications, and he has written, co-written or edited 30 books. Dr. Bryant is an authoritative source on health and fitness for several media outlets including the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time magazine, and CNN. He also currently serves on numerous advisory boards including the Institute of Medicine Obesity Solutions Roundtable, the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance Physical Activity Workgroup, and the Medical Fitness Association's Certification Committee.
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Chris FreytagChris Freytag

Chris Freytag is an accomplished blogger, author, speaker, and the ACE senior consultant for health and fitness. A long-time ACE Certified Professional, she has been training and teaching fitness classes for over 20 years. Chris is the founder of, a fast-growing digital publishing company within the healthy living space and is a contributing editor for Prevention Magazine. 

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Chris McGrathChris McGrath

Chris McGrath is the founder of Movement First, a New York City-based health and fitness education, consulting and training organization. With more than 20 years' of experience, Chris specializes in sports performance, injury prevention, post-rehabilitation and wellness coaching. An ACE senior consultant for personal training, he is a well-respected national presenter and adjunct professor at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY.
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Nancey TsaiNancey Tsai

An assistant professor of neurosurgery at the Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Nancey Tsai is a respected orthopedic surgeon who completed her residency at Stanford University. She emphasizes the importance of health coaching in the medical profession as a means for providers to better connect with patients.
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Todd GalatiTodd Galati

A long-time exercise professional, Todd Galati currently serves as senior director of allied health and exercise science for ACE. In addition to a master's degree in kinesiology, he holds a bachelor's in athletic training and all four NCCA-accredited ACE certifications. Throughout his many years of experience, Todd has served as a professor, program director, research physiologist, personal trainer and coach.

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Elizabeth KovarElizabeth Kovar

Elizabeth Kovar, MA, has studied yoga in five different countries. Her master's thesis, "Creating Yoga Programs for People with Movement Disabilities," was implemented on a 12-week study for people with Stage 1-2 Parkinson's disease. Based in Seattle, she serves as fitness coordinator at a local recreation center.
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Gina CromeGina Crome

Gina Crome is a registered dietitian and ACE Certified Professional. Her career promoting healthy lifestyles developed after losing 172 pounds on her own. For 20 years, Gina's mission has focused on guiding individuals toward a better quality of life. She holds a master's degree in clinical psychology as well as a master's of public health in nutrition from Loma Linda University.
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Jessica MatthewsJessica Matthews

Jessica Matthews, MS, E-RYT500, is a well-known blogger and kinesiology professor at Point Loma Nazarene University. In addition to holding ACE Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Health Coach certifications, she is an experienced registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance. Jessica is regularly cited as a wellness expert by outlets such as CNN, Shape, Self and The Washington Post.

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Lawrence BiscontiniLawrence Biscontini

Lawrence Biscontini, MA, is an award-winning group fitness instructor recognized worldwide for his innovative programming. He was the first mindful movement specialist to win multiple awards from ACE, IDEA & Inner IDEA, Can Fit Pro and ECA. Lawrence has created nutritional menus for spas from Manhattan to Mykonos, and has appeared many times on national TV.

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Jacqueline CrockfordJacqueline Crockford

Jacque Crockford, MS, CSCS, is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Exercise Physiology Content Manager at ACE. She has been a personal trainer and performance coach for over 14 years. Jacque grew up in the fitness industry, participating in YMCA sports and teaching gymnastics and swimming from a young age. She was on Kansas State University’s women’s rowing team, and she currently competes in triathlons throughout the country. Jacque has been featured in several publications, including LA Times, New York Post, Health, USA Triathlon, SHAPE and Women’s Health.

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Pete McCallPete McCall

Pete McCall, MS, CSCS, is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and long-time player in the fitness industry. He has been featured as an expert in the Washington Post, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Runner's World and Self. He holds a master's degree in exercise science and health promotion, and several advanced certifications and specializations with NSCA and NASM.
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Shana VerstegenShana Verstegen

Shana Verstegen is a world champion lumberjack athlete, fitness competitor, gymnast and competitive runner. Based in Wisconsin, she serves as fitness director at Supreme Health and Fitness in Madison. Her success in log rolling and boom running has prompted appearances on ESPN, ABC Wide World of Sports and the Outdoor Life Network.
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Ted VickeyTed Vickey

Ted Vickey, MS, is the ACE senior consultant for emerging technologies and a long-time ACE Certified Personal Trainer. Referred to as "one of the most connected men in fitness," Vickey served as executive director of the White House Athletic Center under three presidents before starting FitWell Inc., a fitness management consulting company.
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Sabrena JoSabrena Jo

Sabrena Jo, MS, holds 20 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, where she has successfully developed continuing education and educational videos, and served as a speaker at fitness conferences nationwide. She is a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer and a long-time ACE Certified Professional. Sabrena holds a master's degree in physical education from University of Kansas.

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Anthony WallAnthony Wall

As the Director of Strategic Partnerships for the American Council on Exercise (ACE), Anthony Wall, MS, oversees all ACE’s international strategy and ACE’s partnerships with organizations delivering education and professional development opportunities. He is also responsible for the quality control of all Continuing Education programs for the more than 67,000 ACE health and fitness professionals. Mr. Wall serves as a member of the Physical Activity Innovative Collaborative of the National Academies of Medicine and as Education Committee member for the Medical Fitness Association. He recently completed a 2-year term as a SPRI Education Advisor.

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Justin PriceJustin Price

A sought after pain relief expert, Justin Price specializes in biomechanics and correct exercise. He has been featured in Time magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, WebMD, Discovery Health and numerous other publications. His techniques, culminated in The Biomechanics Method he created, are used in over 25 countries.
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Billie FrancesBillie Frances

A Board-certified Life Coach, Billie Frances, MA, serves as a licensed therapist and founder of California-based Guiding Mindful Change. A contributor to the ACE Behavior Change Specialty Certification and related texts, she offers valuable insight into behavior change and coaching strategies.
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Amanda VogelAmanda Vogel

Amanda Vogel, MA, human kinetics, is a fitness presenter and writer with an expertise in social-media marketing for the fitness industry. She also reviews fitness gear, clothing, activity trackers and apps for her blog Amanda is IDEA’s Fitness Technology Spokesperson. Find her on social at @amandavogel on Twitter and @amandavogelfitness on Instagram.

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