Blogs about American Council On Exercise (ACE)

The Ten-Minute Bootcamp

Are you a catalyst for community-wide fitness promotion?Would you consider helping me to reach out to the sedentary population to reintegrate physical activity into their daily routine? Sharing her perspective in the preface of her book Instant Recess the late Dr. Antronette Yancey, MD, MPH wrote

Tabata Workout

At Home Tabata Workout  Do eight 20/10-second Tabata cycles (four minutes total). Remember that the key is to go as fast as your body with allow for 20 seconds and rest 10 seconds (do not just stand still, march it out or step touch)  Mountain Climbers 

Methodologies for Weight Lifting and Laser Focus

Hey everyone!  So, a couple of thoughts came to mind this morning upon waking up.

The Art of Setting and Achieving High Expectations

The top educators in the world list "Setting High Expectations" as a priority step to reaching great achievements: a belief that WONDERFUL THINGS ARE going to happen to you!  From your first hot air balloon ride, to switching careers, to changing your health habits: aim high to reach high in your life.  Once you set a high expectation, plan 1. Resources, 2. Timed Steps, and 3. Support to move from belief to reality.  

TRY BEFORE YOU BUY

Shout out to all those people who live in Dallas, TX. For a short time I'm offering a free success session and personal training session at T. Boone. Pickens YMCA. No obligation what- so ever. Please contact me at shanemcleantraining@gmail.com to book your spot today. Hurry spots are limited. Thanks your awesome. 

Can you have too many credentials?

Writing this blog post today I realize that there are many many more certification agencies than ever before in the history of Fitness.  When I first got started in the business there was only one IDEA.  Now it is crazy.    Some clubs require a basic certifcation plus if you are teaching a specialty class a certification in that class.  My club only requested one but I gave them all.  ACE Personal Trainer, ACE Group Exercise, and Zumba.  

Taking The Risk

Some people are risk takers and some are not.  Research shows it's not just a behavour but a personality.  Are you a risk taker?  It appears that I am although I never would have considered I was.  My career in the fitness industry began in 1985 and through the years my personal accomplishments have been extremely rewarding.  Recently I decided to 'go for it' and open my own facility. After all, why not?  Do I want to always wonder about the 'what if's'?  Bam...

Honest Reasons

As  I was driving back from my daughter's ballet class a few years ago, I couldn't stop thinking about a certain topic that has been on my mind for some time. What are our real reasons for working out and eating right? How can this affect our results? I know we all claim to want to be healthier but is this our real reason?

Determination+Hard Work= RESULTS and the cool stuff :)

The determination on this client of mine is like nothing ive ever seen! She came to me wanting to lose weight and tone up... I had no idea how much she would actually put into it but I was ready to run if she was.Day one came and it wasnt looking good... barely a 20 second plank (on the forearms) and 20 squats and she had taken a seat.3 months later..She has bought 3 new pairs each one 2 sizes smaller than the last.She flips 500lb tires.She can do L sits on the parallel bars and is well on her way to doing pullups.

Fall is my favorite time of year

Fall is my favorite season, but the change in weather and daylight can throw your health and fitness routine out the window. Don't let the cooler season get the best of you. Lazy days of Summer are behind us and the busy hustle and bustle of Fall is here! Between work, the holidays, grocery shopping, errands, etc., it's easy to push exercise to the bottom of the list. It should be just as much a priority as any other appointment you have. Put exercise on the calendar!