ACE

We are recognized by the American Council on Exercise as a Continuing Education Provider.

ACE-Approved Continuing Fitness Education

Health Directions has been recognized by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as a Continuing Education Provider. Here, you will find information on our ACE-approved courses. You may also find more information at www.acefitness.org.

Register for our ACE-approved workshops
Click here to pay online. Next, fill out a Training.Development Registration 2018 and send it to twpernell@lexhealth.org to complete your registration.


Barbell Foundations Clinic

This course provides 0.7 ACE 7 HD Continuing Education Credits

This course focuses on hands-on practical training for the participant to learn proper form and execution of barbell-centered lifts, including Bench Press, Squats, Dead Lifts, Military Press, and variations of these lifts.

  • Date: TBA for 2019
  • Time: 9:30am-5pm
  • Trainers: Stephen McDonald, ACE & Gary Mangum, ACE
  • Location: Health Directions – West Columbia
  • Cost: $199

Kettlebell Clinic

This course provides 0.5 ACE, 6 HD Continuing Education Credits

Learn to design and teach a safe and effective kettlebell class.  Review kettlebell fundamentals and discuss basic physiology as it applies to kettlebells.

  • Date: May 4 & September 7
  • Time: 9:30am-4:00pm
  • Trainer: Gary Mangum, ACE
  • Location: Health Directions – West Columbia
  • Cost: $150

*Register for Kettlebell Clinic and Kettlebell 2 – Doubles at the same time for only $250 – save $50!

Kettlebell Clinic 2 – Doubles

This course provides 0.5 ACE, 6 HD Continuing Education Credits

Learn and practice double kettlebell exercises (using 2 kettle bells) following a review of foundational kettle bell exercises.   Discuss sequencing, safety, and proper form.  Review class programming guidelines, including how to program for strength vs. endurance workouts.  Class includes physical practice of single and double kettlebell exercises to help participants master them.

  • Date: May 5 & September 8
  • Time: 9:30am-4:00pm
  • Trainer: Gary Mangum, ACE
  • Location: Health Directions – West Columbia
  • Cost: $150

*Register for Kettlebell Clinic and Kettlebell 2 – Doubles at the same time for only $250 – save $50!



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