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To celebrate ACE's 35th Anniversary, we interviewed 4 ACE Pros that have been with us since the beginning to gain some insight into how far the fitness industry has come and how we've evolved over the years. They also imparted some incredible career advice to the next generation of fitness pros. 

Watch Fred's #MyACEvolution below and share yours this month for a chance to win a FREE Specialist Program

#MyACEvolution: Fred Hoffman

Meet the spectacular Fred, an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor for nearly 35 years and the founder and owner of Fitness Resources, an education and consultancy company for health clubs, fitness centers, boutique studios and personal training companies. 

Fred was born in the U.S. and started his career while attending university in Boston, where he practiced as a registered respiratory therapist and received his master's degree in Health Education. He moved to Paris, France in the 1980s as a ACE Certified Fitness Professional. But that wasn’t enough for Fred; he also published the book, Going Global: An Expert’s Guide to Working Abroad in the International Fitness Industry and received the 2007 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year Award. 

His enthusiasm and expertise have led him to speak in nearly 50 countries, author numerous articles in over 160 international publications and collaborate with numerous organizations on projects worldwide. One of his notable projects was supporting ACE in developing its first international exam in the 1990s.

Today, Fred is a member of the Board of Directors of ACE. We spoke to him about his 35-year journey and his evolution over the years as a fitness professional from Group Fitness Instructor to industry leader. 

We Want to Hear YOUR #MyACEvolution

Do you have an inspiring story like Fred? Click here to enter the #MyACEvolution contest!

Celebrate our 35th anniversary with us by posting your #MyACEvolution on Instagram and inspiring other fitness professionals and enthusiasts! Every week in October, we’ll be giving away a Specialist Program to one amazing ACE Pro who has shared their career story with us. You’ve helped us evolve, now we want to share your evolution with the rest of the world!


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