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ACE Personal Trainer Study Guide: Study Companion & Practice Test Questions for the American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer Certification Exam

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  • The American Council on Exercise offers a variety of courses for your continuing education. ACE awards CECs to ACE trainers who successfully complete NFPT CE Courses, and NFPT awards CECs to NFPT trainers who successfully complete ACE courses. The following courses are available to you for credit and will make great additions to your trainer tool belt.

    Planning your running route before you head out the door is always a good idea for safety and training tracking, but it will also help you plot crucial water refills, says Liz Neporent, a board member for the American Council On Exercise and co-author of . There's even an app to help—Neporent uses to pinpoint crucial watering holes along her route before she hits the pavements.

  • Doing planks is a type of exercise that allow you to build muscle while also making sure that you are not putting too much pressure on your spine or hips. According to the American Council on Exercise, doing planks regularly not only significantly reduces back pain but it also strengthens your muscles and ensures a strong support for your entire back, especially in the areas around your upper back.

    About American Council on Exercise (ACE)

    The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is a nonprofit organization committed to America_s health. Over the past 30 years, we have become an established resource for health and fitness professionals, and the public, providing comprehensive, unbiased research and validating ourselves as the country_s trusted authority on health and fitness. ACE is the largest nonprofit health and fitness certification, education and training organization in the world with more than 58,000 certified professionals who hold more than 64,000 ACE Certifications. With a long heritage in certification, education, and public outreach, we are among the most respected organizations in the industry.

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    Preparation for American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer Certification





  • DescriptionWith the first NCCA accredited group fitness certification, ACE's group fitness instructor certification has led the industry in educating fitness professionals. The ACE GFI certification provides background on various group fitness modalities, like Pilates and step, while also providing a strong foundation on techniques necessary for all group fitness instructors. Learn more about how to launch your career with a group fitness instructor certification from the American Council on Exercise.
    Course Material Price $49.95
    Exam Price $249.00
    Exam Delivery Method Proctored Online, Proctored In Person
    Practical Exam RequiredNo
    PrerequisiteYou must be at least 18 years of age. You must hold a current adult CPR and AED certificate.
    Renewal Period2 years
    CECs/CEUs per renewal period2
    Renewal Fee
    Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Credit (CEC)
    One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1 CEC
    CategoryGroup Fitness

    SAN DIEGO, July 21 /PRNewswire/ — The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness and the largest non-profit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today released the findings from an independent research study on the effectiveness of popular toning shoes including Skechers Shape-Ups, MBT (Masai Barefoot Technology) and Reebok EasyTone. The study, one of the first from an independent organization, enlisted a team of researchers from the Exercise and Health Program at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, and found no evidence to suggest that the shoes help wearers exercise more intensely, burn more calories or improve muscle strength and tone.

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“P90X is among the most popular of the high-intensity, interval-style home workout exercise programs sweeping the nation, many of which promise to help individuals burn high amounts of calories in a short period of time,” said American Council on Exercise’s Chief Science Officer, Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.D. “Our study results found P90X offers an effective workout, and, when combined with a sensible eating plan, we believe it can help many individuals achieve their weight-loss and fitness goals in the comfort of their homes.”