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ACE Makes Donation to the Advancement Project to Help End Structural Racism
Posted: June 3, 2020 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - It's time for structural racism to end. The ACE family's hearts breaks for black people who live in fear of injustice. To do our part, ACE has donated $25,000 to the Advancement Project. We encourage our allies in fitness and physical activity promotion to do the same. Contribute to one of the many organizations working diligently for a more just United States. Read More...

ACE Fitness Commends U.S. Government for Relief Bill
Posted: March 27, 2020 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - The American Council on Exercise, on behalf of its 90,000+ certified exercise professionals and health coaches, commends the U.S. Congress and state legislatures for the approval of legislative relief for small businesses and their employees, independent contractors and self-employed individuals who are either affected by the COVID-19 pandemic or are likely to be. Read More...

ACE Urges Policymakers to Not Leave Independent Contractors, Sole Proprietors and Small Family Businesses Behind
Posted: March 20, 2020 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - ACE commends the U.S. Congress and state legislatures for the recent rapid exploration of legislative relief for small businesses and their employees who are either affected by the COVID-19 pandemic or are likely to be. We are encouraged by the bipartisan commitment to this cause. At the same time, ACE urges policymakers, as relief legislation options are considered, to take great care to avoid leaving independent contractors and self-employed people behind. Read More...

New ACE Specialist Program Prepares Exercise Professionals to Help Those Living With Chronic Pain
Posted: November 6, 2019 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has launched the Orthopedic Exercise Specialist Program, a new continuing education program that equips exercise professionals with the knowledge and tools to empower clients living with pain or chronic orthopedic-related conditions to return to their daily activities with restored confidence in movement. Read More...

American Council On Exercise Names Jay Grant as Executive Vice President of Marketing
Posted: October 24, 2019 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - The American Council on Exercise (ACE) announces the promotion of Jay Grant to the role of Executive Vice President of Marketing. Grant, promoted from his role as Interim Vice President of Marketing, has more than two decades of leadership experience, including extensive marketing management for GreatCall, which was acquired by Best Buy and CBS Interactive. Read More...

ACE Expands its Education Offerings With the launch of the Health Coach Live Class
Posted: October 9, 2019 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has launched Health Coach Live Class, a real-time, virtual classroom experience designed to complement the ACE Health Coach Certification Study Program, improve the comprehension of learning materials and prepare future health coaches for their first day on the job. Read More...

American Council on Exercise Board of Directors Elects Scott Alarcón as Chair
Posted: July 12, 2019 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - Scott Alarcón, Chief Executive Officer of Georgetown Health Foundation has been elected by the American Council on Exercise’s (ACE) Board of Directors as Chair of the Board. He will preside over the Board of Directors of the 501(c)(3) non-profit Board for one year. Read More...

New Education Course Applies Evidence-based Coach Approach to the Fight Against Diabetes
Posted: May 15, 2019 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has launched a new continuing-education course, Diabetes Prevention Coaching, to equip certified exercise professionals and health coaches to be more valuable contributors to the diabetes-prevention team. The new Diabetes Prevention Coaching course equips the exercise professional to coach clients at risk for diabetes using disease-prevention strategies at the intersection of physical activity, nutrition and lifestyle behavior-change. Read More...

ACE Simplifies Options, Pricing for Aspiring Certified Personal Trainers
Posted: May 1, 2019 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has simplified and made more compelling its choices for those exploring investment in a certified personal trainer study program. Read More...

ACE Applauds Revisions to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Posted: November 12, 2018 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - The American Council on Exercise (ACE) supports the first-ever revision to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (Guidelines), underscoring the essential role they play in setting the bar for a more physically active nation. The second edition, released by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, recommend as before, daily physical activity to reduce the risk for many chronic diseases. They now also state that any amount of daily activity, no matter how big or small, is beneficial to health. Finally, the revised guidelines reflect the latest science from the past 10 years, which is that physical activity not only wards off disease but helps individuals to sleep better, feel better and more easily perform daily tasks. Read More...

ACE Calls for More Collaboration Between Community Leaders, Exercise Professionals and Health Coaches to Improve Grades on Youth Physical Activity
Posted: October 2, 2018 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - The American Council on Exercise (ACE) issued the following statement upon release of the 2018 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. The biennial report by the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance, with support from ACE and other organizations, issues grades for nine physical activity indicators. The 2018 overall grade was a D-, the same as the two previous report cards. One of the most disappointing findings of the report card is that approximately only 24% of children 6 to 17 years of age participate in 60 minutes of daily physical activity. Read More...

ACE-sponsored Study Finds that Total Gym ELEVATE Row Has Positive Effects on Cardiovascular and Muscular Health
Posted: September 24, 2018 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - For more than four decades, Total Gym equipment has served health clubs, physical therapy clinics, hospitals, universities, sports facilities and homes around the world. Recently, the company launched its newest cardio machine: the ELEVATE Row. Unlike other rowing machines on the market, the ELEVATE Row offers a unique combination of cardiorespiratory row training with a variety of resistance training exercises, but does it live up to this claim? Read More...

American Council on Exercise and Women in Fitness Association Announce Founding Partnership
Posted: September 17, 2018 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), a nonprofit organization with global reach that works to increase physical activity, announced its sponsorship of the Women in Fitness Association (WIFA). WIFA is a global nonprofit association that cultivates collaboration and leadership for women in the fitness industry. Read More...

American Council on Exercise Promotes Dr. Cedric X. Bryant to President and Names Shane Kinkennon Chief Operating Officer
Posted: August 23, 2018 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), a nonprofit organization with global reach that works to improve physical activity levels, has announced the promotion of Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.D., FACSM to the role of President and Chief Science Officer and Shane Kinkennon to Chief Operating Officer. Read More...

American Council on Exercise Board of Directors Elects Shannon Fable as Chair
Posted: August 16, 2018 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - Shannon Fable, Vice President of Fitness Programming for the FIT4MOM franchise, has been elected by American Council on Exercise's (ACE) board of directors as Chair of the Board. She will preside over the 501(c)3 nonprofit for one year. Read More...

More than 700 Capitol Hill Staffers from 64 Offices Set New Participation Record in ACE Congressional Fitness Challenge
Posted: April 19, 2018 in Suppliers

ACEWASHINGTON, D.C. - ACE’s 3rd Annual Congressional Fitness Challenge, a competition that tracks steps and other selected forms of physical activity for six weeks, drew a record number of competitors with more than 700 individuals from 64 offices, a more than 200% increase from last year. The competition spanned from February 5 to March 18, 2018. The challenge provided members of Congress, their full-time staff and interns the opportunity to get more physically active in a congenially competitive way, to build camaraderie while doing so and to inspire their constituents to embrace physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle. The friendly competition drew almost equal numbers of teams from both sides of the political aisle. Read More...

American Council on Exercise Names Carolann Dekker Chief Marketing Officer to Lead Global Growth and Advance ACE’s Behavior-Change Offerings
Posted: March 29, 2018 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), a global certifier of health coaches and exercise professionals, has announced the promotion of Carolann Dekker to the role of Chief Marketing Officer. Dekker, promoted from her role as Executive Vice President of Marketing, has more than two decades of leadership experience, including extensive marketing management for international enterprises including the America’s Cup and Robbins Research International. Read More...

ACE-Sponsored Studies Find That How You Recover From an Exercise Bout Determines How You Perform in the Next One
Posted: February 28, 2018 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - Recovery is an essential part of any exercise program. In fact, incorporating the proper recovery strategy into a workout can yield better overall performance and improvement over time, but what is the best way to recover? American Council on Exercise (ACE), the leading certifier of health coaches and exercise professionals, sponsored three scientific studies aimed at identifying the best recovery strategy for optimizing the endurance and power benefits of exercise programs. Read More...

New Research Determines Which Hamstrings Exercises Yield The Best Results
Posted: February 13, 2018 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - Lack of time is often cited as a popular factor that prohibits people from finding a sustainable workout routine. As a result, many people spend the limited time they have to exercise on what’s commonly referred to as "mirror muscles," the muscles most visible when flexing in the mirror. While hamstrings don’t make the mirror muscles cut, strong hamstrings do make performing daily activities easier and contribute to improved low-back health among older adults. To address these common challenges, the American Council on Exercise (ACE), leading nonprofit certifier of exercise professionals and health coaches, commissioned John Porcari, Ph.D. and a team of researchers in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse to research the most effective exercises to strengthen hamstrings in minimal time. Read More...

American Council on Exercise Partners With Largest Online Personal Trainer Marketplace to Help ACE Certified Health and Fitness Professionals Grow Their Career
Posted: January 24, 2018 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - The American Council on Exercise (ACE) was recently named the preferred certification provider by Find Your Trainer (FYT), the largest online marketplace connecting NCCA-accredited personal trainers with clients. Find Your Trainer is a mobile-optimized online platform that connects users with the largest network of certified health and fitness experts around the country through a proprietary client-trainer matching algorithm. Users can easily search, schedule and pay for personal training all from their desktop or mobile device. Read More...

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