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American Council on Exercise

Founded in 1985, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) is a nonprofit organization committed to America's health and wellbeing. Over the past 25 years, we have become an established resource for both fitness professionals and consumers, providing comprehensive, unbiased, scientific research impacting the fitness industry and validating ourselves as the country's trusted authority on fitness. 

Today, ACE is the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world with 55,000 certified professionals who hold more than 60,000 ACE certifications. With a long heritage in certification, education, training and public outreach, we are among the most respected fitness organizations in the industry and a resource consumers have come to trust for health and fitness education.

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Most of the country experiences winterthe snow, the ice and the coldall of which put a damper on outdoor exercise, especially running routes. We say well hit the treadmill, but many of us take a seasonal break from running. Or perhaps life sidelines you and you take some time off from your running routine. Whatever your situation, if you are ready to get back into running, use these five tips to avoid injury and get your running mojo back.

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Did you resolve to make any changes to your diet in 2015? While we're not big fans of making New Year's resolutions, we do believe in making changes, especially to what we eat. Trying new foods is a great way to get more vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and prevent boredom. If you eat the same things day after day, you're probably in a food rut, and more likely to jump off the clean-eating ship and onto the junk food highway. Our picks for the foods you should add to your diet this year will give you energy, boost your immunity and keep you coming back for more.

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This track and field inspired workout was developed by the American Council on Exercise in partnership with Olympic gold medalist and President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Member, Allyson Felix. "Training for track and field is all about finding the motivation to work hard. Whatever your specific event, working on your strength is going to be the foundation for your success," said Allyson. This workout focuses on developing strength, specifically in the lower body with the inclusion of exercises such as dumbbell front squats and glute activation lunges.

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  • Sports & Leisure: Running, Cross Country & Marathon Training
  • Health & Health Care: ADD, ADHD & Attention Deficit

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