The American Council on Exercise® (ACE), is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective exercise and physical activity. As America’s Authority on Fitness, ACE protects all segments of society against ineffective fitness products, programs and trends through its ongoing public education, outreach and research.
ACE further protects the public by setting certification and continuing education standards for fitness professionals:
• They educate and certify thousands of fitness professionals annually supporting them in providing safe and effective exercise instruction to millions of individuals.
• They develop and distribute publications, study materials, online courses, live workshops, webinars and university curriculum programs that provide quality, comprehensive certification and continuing education solutions for fitness-career focused individuals.
• They serve as America’s Authority on Fitness® by equipping fitness professionals and consumers with credible information, resources, research and tools on safe and effective exercise and fitness products, programs and trends.
• They connect consumers with certified professionals through outreach, online tools and social networking providing opportunities for fitness professionals to advance their career; a partnership for consumers to be empowered to reach their health and fitness goals; and a platform to discuss physical activity initiatives and policy.
• They build powerful collaborative relationships with the world’s leading advocates for consumers, educators and professionals in the fitness and health industries, expanding our reach and working in cooperation with other organizations to support health and fitness around the globe.
• Plan your healthy eating – Schedule healthy meals around winter parties and events to maintain a balanced, healthy diet over the winter months.
• Stay active – keep winter obstacles in mind (less daylight, more severe weather, and a busier schedule) and plan around them, ie: schedule your workouts around parties; swap outdoor conditioning with indoor strength training.
• Try something new, like a recipe! Try healthy new recipe with a seasonal vegetable (winter squash), try a new activity (group class replaces outdoor cycling) and incorporate an activity into a winter gathering (ice skating with the family replaces a sit down, calorie-packed meal)
For more information, please visit http://www.Acefitness.org.