Tagged: ACE


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 I pursued licensing with several Les Mills programs that took me to Florida and Chicago. Certification CECs this year focused on behavioral coaching and metabolic training. There’s so much good stuff to learn! Here at NMF we have supplied many kinds of programs for different ages, abilities, and locales. Some worked...


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 exercise for this extra burn? The article covers several important studies including one by Paoli et al (2012). This study was tested on young men with training experience. Besides specific controls for the exercise, the researchers controlled diet and randomized the routines and times. Here are the two routines: 1....

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 a little too concerned with fat grams. They should give us a sugar calculation example.

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 shorter duration but at a faster rate with breaks for partial recovery. HIIT improves insulin resistance, lowers blood pressure, reduces body fat and raises HDL-cholesterol levels, shifts in metabolic rate and gains muscle mass. Some HIIT news to share: A study with 55 to 71 year old patients with chronic heart...