The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education, and training organization in the world. It is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). ACE is one of a few select certifying organizations in the entire fitness industry whose programs have been accredited.
An ACE-certified personal trainer passes an exam to demonstrate knowledge of risk factor screening, fitness assessment, nutrition, exercise science, and exercise programming. The trainer must also know appropriate exercise progressions, instructional and spotting techniques, lifestyle modifications, and professional scope of practice as it relates to personal training. An ACE personal trainer is required to take continuing education courses and re-certify every two years.
ACE Certified Medical Exercise Specialist has verified hundreds of hours of personal training experience, and specialized studies as a prerequisite to the exam. The ACE-CMES is qualified to provide in-depth preventative and post-rehabilitative fitness programming for individuals who are at risk for, or are recovering from a variety of cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic and musculoskeletal issues.
The BioMechanics Method® is a corrective exercise process used by health and fitness professionals to alleviate back pain and other chronic muscle and joint pain. It combines structural assessments, functional anatomy information, corrective exercise techniques, and life coaching strategies into a simple system that makes it easy to help clients feel and function better.
Precision Nutrition is an approach to coaching by listening to client's needs and what they want to accomplish, learning how they live, discovering what's really important to them, and working together to create the right nutrition and exercise approach based on their goals and lifestyle.