American College of Sports Medicine Certification BlogThe American College of Sports Medicine was the first organization to certify health fitness professionals. Today, we are the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world, and we continue to set the standards in the fitness industry. This blog chronicles the latest trends and news from ACSM.http://certification.acsm.org/blogIndustry-Presented Blog: Half a Dozen Nutrition Myths DEBUNKEDIt's a new year, and you're embarking on some new health and fitness goals. It seems like every magazine and news program is offering tips and tricks to lose the fat or build more muscle, but what should you believe? And what should you leave in 2017?http://certification.acsm.org/blog/2018/january/industry-presented-blog-half-a-dozen-nutrition-myths-debunkedThu, 18 Jan 2018 0:00:00 -0800Effect of New AHA Blood Pressure Guidelines on ACSM ExamsThe American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA), and other organizations recently released updated blood pressure guidelines, see how this effects ACSM exams.http://certification.acsm.org/blog/2017/december/effect-of-new-aha-blood-pressure-guidelines-on-acsm-examsSun, 17 Dec 2017 0:00:00 -0800Industry-Presented Blog: Be the Place of Choice for New Year's Resolution ClientsEach year, millions of people make New Year's Resolutions to work out more, lose weight, and live healthier. These three simple steps from MINDBODY will help you become their studio of choice by creating an online first impression that inspires them to visit you offline.http://certification.acsm.org/blog/2017/december/industry-presented-blog-be-the-place-of-choice-for-new-years-resolution-clientsThu, 7 Dec 2017 22:00:00 -0800AHA Updates Blood Pressure GuidelinesThe American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA), along with nine other organizations, recently released updated blood pressure guidelines.http://certification.acsm.org/blog/2017/december/aha-updates-blood-pressure-guidelinesSun, 3 Dec 2017 22:00:00 -0800Industry-Presented Blog: Adding to Your Fitness Toolbox: Take a Ride with Group Indoor CyclingOne of the hottest trends in fitness today is indoor cycling. Even though group cycling has been around for almost two-decades, it has seen a resurgence with high tech bikes and trendy studios popping up in neighborhoods all over North America.http://certification.acsm.org/blog/2017/november/industry-presented-blog-adding-to-your-fitness-toolbox-take-a-ride-with-group-indoor-cyclingTue, 28 Nov 2017 22:00:00 -0800F-IT: The Business of Fitness. How to grow your business with a team of 1 and a budget of none!Gym and studio owners, like most entrepreneurs, often wear many hats. Although the goal is always to generate revenue, owners find themselves taking on more and more responsibility and financial risk in hopes of doing so. They're over-extended and the reward is minimal. Become your own marketing expert using the 'F-IT Formula,' no agency needed. Focus on growth, strategically based on return on investment.http://certification.acsm.org/blog/2017/november/f-it-the-business-of-fitness-how-to-grow-your-business-with-a-team-of-1-and-a-budget-of-noneMon, 27 Nov 2017 22:00:00 -0800Want to Race at Altitude, But Don't Have Time to Acclimate? Heat Acclimation May Hold the KeyQuit putting off that dream race because of fears that racing at altitude will bring you to your knees. Don't stress that time, finances, or geography may limit your ability to acclimate to elevation. Rather, leverage the cross-tolerance phenomenon and get heat acclimated to perform better at elevation.http://certification.acsm.org/blog/2017/november/want-to-race-at-altitude-but-dont-have-time-to-acclimate-heat-acclimation-may-hold-the-keySun, 26 Nov 2017 22:00:00 -0800Boutique Fitness Studios Reviving Group Exercise TrendGrace DeSimone shares her perspective on boutique studios and group fitness training, which finished in the second spot in ACSM's Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2018.http://certification.acsm.org/blog/2017/november/boutique-fitness-studios-reviving-group-exercise-trendMon, 20 Nov 2017 22:00:00 -0800How to Renew your ACSM CertificationStep-by-step instructions for submitting a certification renewal.http://certification.acsm.org/blog/2017/november/how-to-renew-your-acsm-certificationThu, 2 Nov 2017 22:00:00 -0700Industry-Presented Blog: New Personalized Activity Intelligence Technology Prescribes Optimal Levels of Physical Activity to Protect Against Cardiovascular DiseaseA recap and Q&A of a webinar presented by MioGlobal on October 17, 2017 by Carl "Chip" J. Lavie, MD and MioGlobal.http://certification.acsm.org/blog/2017/november/industry-presented-blog-new-personalized-activity-intelligence-technology-prescribes-optimal-levels-of-physical-activity-to-protect-against-cardiovascular-diseaseWed, 1 Nov 2017 22:00:00 -0700