ACE Fitness: The Pilates Ball Core-Strengthening Workout

The pilates ball is an effective training tool because it promotes core stabilization by adding resistance, which forces exercisers to activate their pelvic floor muscles. Additionally, the ball acts as an unstable surface, which promotes deeper core stabilization. The following exercises require activating, or “hollowing out,” the pelvic floor. The feeling is similar to a […]

Choosing a Healthy Lifestyle…We Can Do This!

Choosing a Healthy Lifestyle…We Can Do This! Written by: Janice Miller Committing to healthy habits usually means some trial and error until you can settle on a program or process that works for you. The word “commit” carries a lot of weight (which is something most of us would rather not carry ourselves!). A commitment […]

Upcoming BOSU Workshops at Tacoma Center YMCA – May 13, 2017

Are you in need of ACE, AFAA and/or NASM CEUS? Two live BOSU workshops will take place at the Tacoma Center YMCA on Saturday, May 13, 2017 – Double Up Double Down & Studio Pilates. The combination of the two workshops features over 100 exercises on how to use the BOSU with drills, circuits, core training […]

ACE Fitness – Back to the Basics: How to Create Innovative Fitness Programs

Are you looking to improve your clients’ fitness routines? If you want to create new and innovative exercises, it’s time to get back to the basics. Many trainers constantly seek the “next best exercise” or rely on new equipment to challenge their client’s routine. Although this is O.K., the reality is that many personal trainers […]

4 Ways to Break Into Your Creativity

4 Ways to Break Into Your Creativity Written by Guest Freelance Writer: Larry Mager Photo credit: mcredifine It’s easy to forget how often we use creative thinking in our daily lives. It might be coming up with a unique business strategy, planning an event, creating a piece of art from scratch, or even figuring out what […]

How to Promote Fitness Among Seniors

How to Promote Fitness Among Seniors   Contribution from Freelance Writer Sally Writes Seniors represent 14.5% of the US population according to the Census Bureau. This means that the number of elderly people, 65 years or older stands at 46.5 million based on the 2014 statistics. Aging has many repercussions including declining mental and physical functioning.  […]

Elizabeth Kovar M.A. Named PFP Media Personal Trainer of the Month – November 2016

Hello Friends, I am excited to announce that I’ve been named PFP Media’s PT of the Month for November 2016! I am officially a 2017 PT of the Year Finalist! Winners find out December 15th! I’d like to thank all of my colleagues, clients, family and friends who’ve supported me through the years and inspired […]


CALORIE-BLASTING BOSU® PARTNER EXERCISES October 30, 2015 8:54:24 AM EDT BY: ELIZABETH RAE KOVAR M.A. Are you looking for a new way to mix-up your workout? Partner exercises are an ideal method to blast calories while having fun. These full-body exercises stimulate the metabolism as well as the brain because reacting to verbal cues or visual […]


5 SPEED CORD BAND DRILLS Elizabeth Kovar  //  Fitness  //  10/8/2015 A speed cord is a versatile tool for applying resistance to traditional strength and plyometric exercises. These bands increase intensity and improve core engagement during movement. It is most common to use the bands for agility and plyometric training, but they can also be used to increase […]


9 PROGRESSED YOGA HIP OPENER POSTURES Elizabeth Kovar  //  Fitness  //  7/2/2015 | ACE Fitnovatives Blog Yoga is an ideal form of exercise to open tight and stiff hips. Tight hips typically result from sedentary lifestyles or, conversely, from overuse during sports and other activities.  Although the cause varies, people typically experience tightness in one or more areas of […]