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Newly Released Research Answers: How Safe and Effective Is Wearing a Sauna Suit While Exercising?
Posted: November 1, 2017 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - With more than 2 in 3 adults in the U.S. considered overweight, there is an always-growing demand for products, diets and exercise programs to help people shed pounds, often with disappointing results. Are claims that exercising in a neoprene "sauna suit" helps burn more calories and yield additional health benefits accurate or simply too good to be true? As part of its mission to get people moving, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) commissioned a study investigating whether sauna suits could help people struggling with obesity achieve healthy weight loss at an expedited rate. Read More...

ACE Welcomes New Board Members in Its Reach Beyond Traditional Fitness Industry
Posted: October 26, 2017 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - A leading health and fitness nonprofit, The American Council on Exercise (ACE), announces six new board members with expertise in fields that will support the organization’s mission to get people moving. "The tide won't turn on inactivity-related chronic disease if we approach systemic problems in isolation," says American Council on Exercise CEO, Scott Goudeseune. "The diversity of skill sets and backgrounds in our board of directors will help us equip more people with the skills, expertise and credentials to help people adopt and maintain physically active lifestyles and advancing programs that bring physical-activity options to places and populations where it’s most needed." Read More...

ACE Hires Chief Strategy Officer, Signals Intent to Be Part of Broader Efforts to Increase Physically Active Lifestyles
Posted: September 21, 2017 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has added a Chief Strategy Officer to its executive team in an effort to expand the organization’s work beyond the traditional fitness sector, support the spread of grassroots community physical-activity programs and stewarding cross-sector collaboration to integrate physical-activity intervention into healthcare. Hired to fill the new role is Shane Kinkennon, a strategic planning expert and facilitative leader who has driven key initiatives and special projects for ACE since 2012. Read More...

New Study Examines the Effects of Daily In-classroom Workouts on Elementary School Students
Posted: August 22, 2017 in Suppliers

ACE SAN DIEGO, CA - Despite recommendations that all children between the ages of 6 and 17 get at least one hour of physical activity every day, budget cuts have forced some schools to reduce or altogether eliminate formal physical education programs. This leaves many children without the opportunity to get enough physical activity or the knowledge of how to exercise safely and effectively. With a mission to get people moving, the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the world’s leading health and fitness nonprofit, sponsored an independent study to determine if using short exercise videos in elementary school classrooms would be a cost-effective solution to help introduce more physical activity into schools. Read More...

ACE Study Investigates the Effectiveness of Zumba Gold for Maintaining Cardiovascular Health
Posted: April 19, 2017 in Suppliers

American Council On ExerciseSAN DIEGO, CA - The dance-inspired group fitness class, Zumba, offers a low-impact version that’s designed for middle-aged and older adults. But, can the lower-intensity Zumba Gold deliver on the promise of a safe, fun and effective exercise for baby boomers? To shed light on how many health benefits the hip-shaking really offers, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) commissioned an independent study to determine if Zumba Gold meets current guidelines for improving and maintaining cardiorespiratory fitness in seniors. Read More...

Congressional Fitness Challenge Allows Nation’s Leaders to Encourage Healthy Lifestyles
Posted: March 29, 2017 in Suppliers

American Council On ExerciseSAN DIEGO, CA - The American Council on Exercises (ACE) announced the winners of its annual Congressional Fitness Challenge, a 6-week competition that saw participation from more than 300 congressional staffers and 10 members of Congress. The challenge offers Congress and their staff the opportunity to serve as role models of healthy living by tracking various forms of physical activity, including the steps they take each day, as they strive to incorporate more movement into their daily lives. According to ACE, the friendly contest proved bi-partisan in nature, drawing almost equal numbers of teams from both parties. Read More...

For Those Exercising Without Results, Individualized Protocol Shows Promise
Posted: December 21, 2016 in Suppliers

American Council On ExerciseSAN DIEGO, CA - Those who exercise without seeing results may be what researchers call a “non-responder,” someone who receives no clear health benefits from a form of exercise that produces significant visible results for most people. The Cooper Institute estimates that 20 - 45% of some populations may be impacted by the frustrating, non-responder phenomenon. As part of its mission to get people moving and make a significant impact on the physical-inactivity epidemic, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) commissioned a third-party study, conducted by Western State Colorado University to investigate a more individualized programming approach. Read More...

Report: Less Than One Quarter of U.S. Children Meet Physical Activity Guidelines; ACE Offers New Solutions
Posted: November 16, 2016 in Suppliers

American Council On ExerciseSAN DIEGO, CA - More than three quarters of children in the United States are currently not meeting physical activity recommendations, putting them at an increased risk for obesity, diabetes and related chronic illnesses, according to a recent report. The 2016 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth was authored by researchers and health experts from organizations across the country that were assembled by the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance. Read More...

ACE Praises the State of Obesity Report for Recognizing the Importance of Community Collaboration in Obesity Prevention Programs
Posted: September 2, 2016 in Suppliers

American Council On ExerciseSAN DIEGO, CA - The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America 2016 was recently released by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The annual report is highly regarded as one of the nation’s most comprehensive documents on the current state of the U.S. obesity epidemic. The American Council on Exercise (ACE) issued the following statement in response to the report. Read More...

New ACE Studies Challenge Core-Strengthening Claims of Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Posted: July 21, 2016 in Suppliers

American Council On ExerciseSAN DIEGO, CA - Stand-up paddleboarding athletes claim the sport provides increased muscle strength, core conditioning, better balance and an excellent cardio workout. But, do these claims stand up to scientific scrutiny? To find out, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) commissioned two comprehensive studies at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and University of California, San Diego, providing a thorough examination of the health benefits of this nontraditional form of physical activity. Read More...

ACE and Zumba Announce Global Partnership In Support of New Program Launch, “Strong By Zumba”
Posted: June 23, 2016 in Suppliers

American Council On ExerciseSAN DIEGO, CA - The American Council on Exercise (ACE) and global fitness brand Zumba have formed an exciting partnership designed to elevate and inform the groundbreaking instruction delivered daily by thousands of licensed Zumba instructors across the world. The partnership will benefit licensed Zumba Instructors who train in Zumba’s new group exercise program, STRONG by Zumba. The highly anticipated, non-dance workout is a music-led, HIIT inspired program that focuses on Synced Music Motivation to deliver an overall body transformation with improved muscular definition and high caloric burn. Read More...

ACE Study Evaluates Health Benefits of Ultimate Frisbee
Posted: May 19, 2016 in Suppliers

American Council On ExerciseSAN DIEGO, CA - Since its invention by a group of high school students in the 1960s, Ultimate (known by many as “Ultimate Frisbee”) has grown into a college staple and an internationally competitive sport. But, does it offer a good workout? To find out, American Council on Exercise (ACE) commissioned an independent study by researchers at Western State Colorado University to evaluate the health benefits of ultimate. Read More...

Industry Giants Announce Unprecedented Marriage Between Health Care and Fitness; Potential Impact for Millions
Posted: February 23, 2016 in Suppliers

Exercise is MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - To jointly address the rapid progression of chronic diseases and skyrocketing health care costs, Exercise is Medicine (EIM), a global health initiative managed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), along with the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the Medical Fitness Association (MFA) announced a new collaboration called the Exercise is Medicine Solution. Read More...

ACE Study Evaluates Effectiveness Of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) For Fitness Newcomers
Posted: January 28, 2016 in Suppliers

American Council On Exercise SAN DIEGO, CA - High-intensity interval training (HIIT), intense interval exercise with short rest periods, has taken the fitness world by storm with its purported ability to produce significant results with much shorter workouts. Could a minutes-long HIIT workout help time-strapped, sedentary Americans improve their health? The American Council on Exercise (ACE) commissioned an independent study from researchers at University of Wisconsin–La Crosse to compare the physiologic responses of two HIIT workouts (Tabata and a less intense interval training workout) with steady-state cardio exercise in previously inactive young adults. Read More...

ACE Study Evaluates Health Benefits of Aerial Yoga
Posted: January 6, 2016 in Suppliers

American Council On ExerciseSAN DIEGO, CA - Aerial Yoga, one of the latest evolutions of yoga practice, involves the use of circus hammocks to lift participants off the floor and enable them to achieve traditional yoga poses and align the body midair. But, does it offer a good workout? The American Council on Exercise (ACE) commissioned an independent study from researchers at Western State Colorado University to evaluate the health effects of both a single Aerial Yoga session and a six-week Aerial Yoga intervention. Read More...

ACE Scholarships Awarded To Over 1,000 Veterans To Help With Transition To New Careers In Fitness After Military Service
Posted: November 5, 2015 in Suppliers

American Council On ExerciseSAN DIEGO, CA - Every year, thousands of military men and women are faced with the battle of finding a new career when their active duty service in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard comes to an end. More than two thirds of U.S. veterans consider finding a job the greatest challenge in transitioning from military to civilian life, and difficulties are largely attributed to unemployment and health challenges, according to Prudential’s research on veteran’s employment challenges. Read More...

ACE Hosts Congressional Roundtable On Role Of Physical Activity In Policy
Posted: October 27, 2015 in Suppliers

American Council On ExerciseSAN DIEGO, CA - The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently hosted a roundtable discussion on the role of physical activity in policy. San Diego Congressional Representatives Scott Peters and Susan Davis joined key individuals from the fitness industry as well as academia, non-profits, private business, local community coalitions and medical groups for a thoughtful discussion on the types of policy changes that could help address the physical inactivity epidemic in this country. Read More...

ACE Study Examines Effects Of Boks Before-School Physical Activity Program
Posted: October 22, 2015 in Suppliers

American Council On ExerciseSAN DIEGO, CA - Today, approximately one in three elementary school students in the United States is classified as overweight or obese, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. Moreover, about 50% do not meet the recommended 60 minutes of large muscle movement most days of the week and only 4% of American schools provide daily physical education. ACE enlisted the aid of Wayne Westcott, Ph.D., Director of Exercise Science at Quincy College in Quincy, MA and a noted youth fitness expert, to conduct a study to evaluate the effectiveness of a free before-school physical activity program called Build Our Kids’ Success (BOKS), which was designed to combat physical inactivity among youth. Read More...

ACE Applauds Focus On ‘Clinic To The Community’ Approach To Reducing Obesity
Posted: October 1, 2015 in Suppliers

American Council On Exercise SAN DIEGO, CA - The American Council on Exercise (ACE) issued the following statement in response to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America 2015 report, released last week by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The annual report is one of the most widely read and referenced documents on the current state of the obesity epidemic in the United States. Read More...

Fitness Industry Trends Around the Globe Examined
Posted: September 16, 2015 in Suppliers

American Council On ExerciseBOSTON, MA and SAN DIEGO, CA - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and ClubIntel released the inaugural International Fitness Industry Trend Report, “What’s All the Rage?” This study explores the offerings of fitness professionals and gym operators around the world and quantifies the data to reflect growth in trends over the past two years. Read More...

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