Tagged: ACE

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Starting Our Fifth Year in Coralville

I re-certified for my third iteration with the American Council on Exercise. That’s six years that I’ll be certified with ACE. I started my training career years before by certifying through the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America. AFAA had a hands-on training workshop I took in southern Iowa. After that...

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Testing EPOC

IDEA Fitness Journal for April 2015 has a fantastic article about the advantages of high-intensity training. The big advantage is excess post exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC). What that fancy word means is your body keeps burning fuel (mostly fat) for minutes, hours, days after your exercise. So what’s the best...

Body Formulas Cheat Sheet From ACE

Body Formulas Cheat Sheet From ACE

I thought you might find this interesting. This is a study aid from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) for those testing for one of the ACE certifications. You may not know how to use all these formulas, but you’ll recognize some. Of course, ACE is still old school and...

Why You Should Be Doing Interval Training

High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a form of exercise in which you engage in a short exercise period followed by a short rest period and then repeat. What makes HIIT different from continuous moderate exercise (CME) like running or a step class is that it is performed for a...

Regarding NBC’s The Biggest Loser®

Regarding NBC’s The Biggest Loser®

The Biggest Loser…aims to jump-start weight loss in the most severely obese individuals through an intensive fitness, nutrition, and behavioral reconditioning program under the supervision of physicians, registered dietitians, and professional fitness trainers who use varying approaches to motivate, inspire, and sometimes embarrass and shame the Biggest Loser participants into...