American Council on Exercise by American Council on Exercise

The new year is right around the corner. If you're looking for some motivation to get you moving right into 2017, check out our top posts of 2016. They're full of helpful tips, nutrition and fitness information to help you with your fitness journey.

Two Classic Exercises Everyone Should Master

Learning how to do two classic foundational exercises—the push-up and the hip hinge—can help you build get fit, strong and flexible for life. Begin by mastering these two oldies but goodies, watch your strength, fitness and flexibility skyrocket while you avoid injuries.

16 Diet Tips for Losing Weight

Losing weight requires you to change your current eating pattern and habits. To make this process easier, here are 16 of our best diet tips to help you lose weight and maintain the weight loss!

Why You Should Be Lifting Heavy

If you find yourself not making any gains or simply want a different exercise program, here are six ways using heavy weights can help you make the changes you want to see in your body.

How Many Reps Should You Be Doing?

Few of us have time to waste and yet, when it comes to strength training, you may be doing just that if you are using the wrong number of repetitions for your personal fitness goals. To make sure you’re maximizing the efficiency of your time in the gym, here are seven things to consider when determining how many repetitions you should do based on your fitness goals.

5 Foods to Bypass at the Grocery Store

When it comes to grocery shopping, it’s a good idea to stick to the perimeter of the store. That’s where you’ll find the healthiest, freshest foods. You can certainly find healthy options in a store’s interior as well—just make sure you read the labels so you know what you’re putting into your body.