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As a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist, you can dramatically expand your ability to reach those who need your help the most, including the millions of people living with health challenges. Here are four compelling reasons why current ACE pros should consider becoming an ACE Certified Medical ...
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"Follow the truths: Be consistent. Put proper form first. Balance your cardio, strength and flexibility training." - Beth Jordan, ACE Personal Trainer
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"Anyone can workout for an hour. It's what you accomplish within that hour and strive to be for the other 23 that defines you." - Allison Hagendorf, ACE Health Coach & Behavior Change Specialist
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Plyometric training, which uses explosive movements to build strength and condition the muscles and heart, offers the benefits of both strength training and high-intensity interval training. This 15-minute plyometric workout is a great way to introduce this form of training to your clients that are ready for a greater challenge.
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Flexibility training is arguably the most frequently neglected component of fitness among the general population, but that doesn’t mean it’s the least important. Engaging in regular flexibility training can assist with increased joint mobility, better posture, decreased back pain and a lower risk of injury. Learn about these and other key benefits of flexibility training and how to incorporate it into your clients’ routines.
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Flexibility is an important component of a well-rounded fitness routine, especially for those who tend to gravitate towards strength training. Incorporating these yoga poses into your workout regimen will help increase range of motion, as well as enhance stability and mobility:
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Ergogenic aids are purported to give people an edge over their competition, but do you really have to purchase often-expensive potions and pills to boost exercise performance? Not according to ACE pro Elizabeth Kovar, who explains how to choose whole foods that offer many of the same benefits of sports-nutrition supplements in a much healthier—and tastier—form.
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"Life is a series of choices. Today choose to nourish yourself with nutritious food, quality movement and kind words." - Jessica Matthews, ACE Health Coach, Personal Trainer, and Group Fitness Instructor #quoteoftheday  
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Many popular high-intensity exercise programs feature jumps, hops or skips to increase power output in lower-body muscles, but omit exercises for developing upper-body power. Whether you want to perform better in sports or in life, it is important to include exercises that improve the strength and power of the muscles of the upper back, shoulders and arms. This workout programs is ideal for developing essential upper-body power.
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Strong, toned triceps muscles are a goal for many people—men and women alike. This 10-minute triceps workout, which involves extending the elbows against resistance, will not only help create toned muscles, but also build the strength needed for everyday activities involving pushing and reaching.
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Summer is peak season for fresh produce. If you’re a fruit or vegetable lover, the year’s hottest months are the time to cash in on nature’s nutritious bounty. Here are a few ways you can get your hands on fresh, in-season produce, along with some simple recipes that are both delicious and nutritious.
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The nonprofit American Council on Exercise (ACE) educates, certifies, and represents more than 58,000 fitness professionals, health coaches, and other allied health professionals. ACE advocates for a new intersection of fitness and health care, bringing the highly qualified professionals that ACE represents into the healthcare continuum so they can contribute to the national solution to physical inactivity and obesity. ACE is the largest certifier in its space; all four of its primary certification programs are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the gold standard in the United States for assessing professional competence.  ACE also plays an important public-service role, conducting research and making available science-based information, and resources on safe and effective physical activity and sustainable behavior change.

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