• ACE® Fit Facts®: trusted, unbiased health and fitness information

    ACE® Fit Facts® provide trusted,unbiased information on a variety of heath and fitness topics, all presented in a brief one-page format. In today’s world, information abounds on exercise, health, fitness,and  nutrition. Some of it scientifically sound and accurate, and unfortunately, other information is inaccurate, full of empty promises, and even potentially harmful to our health

  • Striving for Better Health: Exercise is (almost) the magic pill

    If you could better your health without medications, would you do it? It’s been said: “If all the benefits of exercise could be placed in a single pill, it would be the most widely prescribed medication in the world.” Scientific evidence continues to mount supporting the numerous medicinal benefits of exercise. Exercise is one of the

  • What I believe about exercise, health, and fitness.

      I believe exercise and being active are essential to good health and well-being. It goes beyond being able to run longer or faster, jumping higher, and being stronger, exercise positively influences our bodies and brains in many different ways. In a nutshell, we function better when we exercise on a regular basis and we

  • Exercise first ,diet second

    Exercise and diet are essential for any weight loss program. The conventional approach is to begin both at the same time with the reasoning being that both are important therefore it must be most effective to exercise and diet at the same time. A recent study concluded that exercising first protects patients with metabolic syndrome

  • Why Suspension Training ?

      For over six years , TRX® Suspension Training  has been an integral part of my personal training business. It is the one piece of fitness equipment that is used in nearly every exercise program for my clients. Needless to say, over the years , it has become the “go-to” fitness tool for me. Having

  • Food is Good:Let it be your Friend

    Let’s face it: most of us have a love/hate relationship with food, but it really doesn’t have to be this way. If we can view food in it’s most basic and elementary reason that we eat:  food is meant to provide nourishment. Food can  provide the nutrients for our bodies and brains to function at

  • Real Food is your best bet

    Food is one of the most debated topics when it comes to our health and wellness. Diets come and go and nearly every diet promises the desired results, especially weight loss if certain restrictions are followed. Restrictions include eliminating certain foods , eating only certain foods, combining foods , not combining different foods…and the list

  • United States Registry of Exercise Professionals (USREPS)

    The United States Registry of Exercise Professionals (USREPS) was launched in February,2014. USREPS is an internationally recognized registry of exercise professionals in the United States who hold NCCA-accredited exercise certifications from member organizations of the Coalition for the Registration of  Exercise Professionals (CREP). The registry maintains a database of exercise professionals who hold NCCA-accredited exercise

  • Creating Healthy Habits: How to Succeed

    Every year millions of Americans make resolutions to lose weight, exercise more, and other promises to themselves to take steps to improve their health. Unfortunately by January 7th, 1 out 3 will have failed to follow their resolutions, and by mid-February, 50% will have lapsed. Most people fail because of  unrealistic goals and underestimating the

  • Get up and move

    This is a follow-up post to the recent post,” Improve your health. Move more and sit less”. There are several ways to add more movement into your day, be it at work, at home, at the gym, or while shopping and running errands. Convenience and labor-saving devices can save us time  and energy. This savings