Acea Theroux

Fitness Professional Online Radio Show 012: Interview with Acea Theroux

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Doug Holt: Hello and welcome to the Fitness Professional Online Radio Show. I am your host, Doug Holt and I’m happy to be with you today. Today we have a great interview and I want to jump right into that to get you right to the meat of the program. So without further adieu, let me get down to a conversation with Acea Theroux. For those of you who don’t know Acea, Acea was the creator and the athletic-based cardiovascular legs program the focuses on the position of sports conditioning exercises.

He grew up in Massachusetts. As your kind of typical three-sport jock, excelling and loving football, basketball and baseball throughout his adolescent years. Acea earned a baseball scholarship to college but after two years, he decided to concentrate in his studies instead. During a semester off from school, he got a job at a fitness center and was introduced to natural body building where he won his first local show. This part was the start of Acea’s journey into health and fitness.
He immediately got back into school and headed to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he earned his BS in Exercise Physiology and Health Management and was named, “The Junior All Natural USA Bodybuilding Champion” in 1997. Since 1996, Acea has continued to educate himself in a variety of specialties and certifications and he is now an education provider for the likes of NASM, NSCA, ACE, and AFAA. And he also loves travelling around the country and presenting the information.

Over the years, Acea has worked in just about every aspect of the health and exercise industry–from the front desk to sales, fitness manager group, exercise director and club owner. In addition, he has hosted a fitness radio show for WEEI and continually produces and educates and directs a weekly health and fitness television show called Fitness & Fiction which takes a unique look at health, fitness, nutrition and overall wellness. Without further adieu, let’s go ahead and get into that interview with Acea.

Doug Holt: Hi, Acea. Thank you so much for joining us today. I really appreciate you being here

Acea Theroux: No problem, my pleasure.

Doug Holt: A lot of questions have come up. Tell us a little bit about your path in the fitness industry and how you got where you are today. Give us a little background.

Acea Theroux: Sure. I guess quickly, it’s your normal athlete turned trainer. I stopped playing sports in college and I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do. I wasn’t really sure somebody introduced bodybuilding to me, I wasn’t’ really interested because I always like the sound of sport and I still want to play.
And I’ve gotten injured twice trying to go and walk onto football after I stopped my baseball and as I did that, I done all these works and get prepared for double sessions and what not at that particular time. So what I did is I was like, I find out there at the bodybuilding show. And then when I saw my body changed, I just really sparked an interest. I was like, “Wow. Why did that happen?” so that kind of that brought me into fitness.

Doug Holt: Okay. It’s kind of somewhat typical in the sense that you’re an athlete, right? You mentioned that. And then you got into the bodybuilding and now you’re helping everybody else kind of achieve their goals.

Acea Theroux: Yeah.

Doug Holt: It sounds like a pretty typical story a lot of us get involved in.

Acea Theroux: It is. It really is.

Doug Holt: Well you’ve obviously taken it to the next level. You know taking it from not just being a personal trainer or a fitness coach but really kind of taking your education and everything else of step. What inspired you to do that and actually not just stay with the status quo?

Acea Theroux: It’s funny because I was never a student. In fact, I was the opposite of a student. I was your typical, I guess you’re considered back in the day, the Damn Jock and don’t have a brain and then I stopped playing sports in college and I had to use it. When I started studying and I started retaining this stuff that interested me, I just kind of kept going with it.

For me, I think there was a huge turning point from myself back in like 2004 and I was about 40 lbs. heavier than I am now and I was having trouble getting leaner. And if I wanted to get leaner, I either have to double my cardio or I had to really get strict with my eating. And I was scratching my head going, “Why is I’ve been in fitness for eight years now and why is this becoming a struggle for me?”

Long story short, I met a woman in my class, she was a massage therapist and she said, “Hey, you know, I want to barter. If I massage, sports stretch, will you train me?” You know, I was like score.

Doug Holt: Yeah, absolutely.

Acea Theroux: You know because I was having lower back pain along with not really being where I wanted to be in it comes to fitness in terms of my own personal fitness. So I went in there, I lay down on the table and she went to stretch my hamstrings and she was like, “Whoa!” Like actually never seen hamstring as type of work. She’s like, “What you’re doing for flexibility?” And I was like, “Well you know, I stretch a little bit before and after classes,” and she looks at me and she goes, “I do your classes. What do you do for flexibility?”

And so I just kind of laughed and I was like, “Oh, I haven’t done anything.” She hand me a business card of this guy and was a personal trainer. And I kind of look and I was like, “Mm-hmm!” a little insulted but I’m in pain and I’m not where I want to be. So for me, at that time, the need was there. There was a sort of desperation there where I was like I really need to make changes or this is only going to get worst.

So I sat down with this young guy and he was fresh out to school and like a year training. And he started explaining things. He gave me this a movement assessment first–some overhead squat, push/pull, some poor exercises and he started saying things that it wasn’t necessarily that I hadn’t heard it before but it he said in a way that was new to me.

Doug Holt: Okay.

Acea Theroux: You know, “This is strong. This is weak. This is tight. You got these muscle [05:48] working. This can’t work without the help of this.” And the more he spoke I was like, “Wow! Okay, that makes sense.” And I was like, “Who you’re certified through?” And he was like, “National Academy & Sports Medicine.” And I laughed because at that time, myself and another trainer had our own acronym for NASM, we used to call them the “Nutsy Association of Stretching Maniacs” and it’s funny now because I live and breathe it.

Doug Holt: Yeah.

Acea Theroux: I’m certified through them and I’m a CEU provider for them so they get a kick out of it when I told the story with them. And so long story short, he gave me probably three stretches to do and some foam rolling and what not. But really, the three stretches he’s starting were very basic, very simple and my body just started to change and like crazy. And didn’t stopped until about four years ago, I just kept getting leaner and leaner.

My clients would be like, “What are you doing?” And I’m like, “You won’t even believe if I tell you that I’m stretching.” And they are like, “No!” and I’m like, “Yeah!” And I’m like, “Working out less and I’m stretching.” Now, was for myself, I took a huge turn in terms of wanting to start really concentrate on thinking education again and I became a student again.

Doug Holt: That’s fantastic. So you kind of find your own path along the way?

Acea Theroux: Absolutely. But I do have a humbling experience first.

Doug Holt: That’s the way it works for all of us, I think. We all do.

Acea Theroux: Yeah.

Doug Holt: And you started out with a coach and I think I gave you a credit for that because I think a lot of personal trainers don’t want to train with another trainer.

Acea Theroux: Right.

Doug Holt: Yet, you look at any professional athlete always has a coach. Any executive has a coach, there’s no exception from our field either. You can always learn from somebody else.

Acea Theroux: Absolutely.

Doug Holt: So good for you. You took it well beyond that, I think you’re being very humble but you did a lot more. And you even went out and you said you’re a CEU provider. Tell us a little bit about Plyo Power and what that all about.

Acea Theroux: Well Plyo Power started as an athletic-based cardiovascular legs program. And the basis of it is using athletic movements anywhere where they are basic and dynamic. And it’s doing those athletic movements but there’s a fatigue management philosophy ingrained in it and all that is, is that simply the theory in general is training smarter instead of harder.

So the way the program is laid out is that when the movement pattern starts to change, when the fatigue starts to set in, we drop back to our mechanical level, to our basic mechanics and work on the quality of movements instead of the intensity and that goes for the whole program.

The way it’s laid out and you can individualize group exercise, small or large groups. I think with Plyo Power, it started as more endurance playing metrics and if I could go back and change the name of the program, I think I would only because people associate plyo with plyometrics and jumping.

Doug Holt: Yes.

Acea Theroux: And the funny thing is that you know even when I put it on my exam, it’s the written test, I still to this day, I think I’ve had about 400 plus people take the exam, it’s still under 10 people have gotten the question right.

Doug Holt: Really? Interesting.

Acea Theroux: Whether they read the manual or apparently not. Read the manual or not, they got the question wrong. Everybody circles, “jump” it’s a Greek word meaning, “move” and most people don’t associate Plyo with move, they associate it with “jump” so they look at the program and they think it’s a jumping program. And really, within the whole program, you might not jump at all.

Doug Holt: Can you give us an example, I mean, not the whole program but for those that are listening that are having experiencing, can you give us a couple of examples?

Acea Theroux: Yeah, sure. It’s simple and basic. Like you start with a bodyweight squat. Every movement followed by with an agility movement and so the first movement would be like a basic bodyweight squat in the form of about 45 seconds. Again, this is for the group exercise and small group setting and one way of using it. I mean, you go from the leg movement to agility. And the agility is done with the flat foot so that people will [09:45] and flat feet and even seniors or de-condition can do agility type movements like trying to really learn how to engage the upper legs and support their joints.

And then you rest quick and we go into the second level. And the second level in itself is always optional and so that the bodyweight squatting itself will turn into a little bit of a hop and you focus on deceleration during your hop. And then the agility moves to the balls of the feet. If it’s comfortable for the person so that we can work and stimulate the calves and shins and so we don’t neglect them at the same time.

And then the way that programs are laid out halfway through that particular set, the instructor drops back down because it’s the quality of movements not their workout. And we want people to feel comfortable staying with that first level if that’s what they feel comfortable with and not having to keep up with anybody else in their class. And then the third level would be the same thing, you rest quick and then you go into a form jump and that’s focusing on loading the body up, you’re releasing your arms as you’re going into it.

Learning the form jump, again not going for height or speed and then the agility is performed maybe, you know, there are like seven or eight levels. And the instructor has the opportunity to use whatever they want towards that second and third level to make it more dynamic. So maybe you move laterally, maybe you do a cross step. But at the same time, the instructor, when they teach it, they drop back down to that mechanical level again, just to make people feel comfortable.

In general, that’s the way the classes laid out every class and all those hundreds of movements in multi-levels. But then the key to the class is that once the mechanics are understood, I want them starting at higher levels.

Doug Holt: Okay.

Acea Theroux: So you’ll come into that bodyweight squat, they see the bodyweight squat. They know they can go run to deceleration, they can go run to a form jump, maybe we use rotation as well and maybe a few of the other levels. And they stay there until that form starts to go and then they drop back down. And that’s the sort of the philosophy behind it and when the class is as its true essence or their programs are its true essence. You kind of walk-in, you look and everybody is something different. So you’re giving the ability to individualize group exercise or large groups.

Doug Holt: That’s fantastic. So it’s almost like a conjugated purification within a group class section [11:52]

Acea Theroux: Absolutely.

Doug Holt: Fantastic. So this is something that you came up with or Gruppo?

Acea Theroux: Yes.

Doug Holt: So just by yourself?

Acea Theroux: Yes, me. It’s been evolving. And you know what? I say just me but I’ve had so much help over the years. I can’t just say, “Hey, it’s all me.” I mean, I’ve had a lot help when it come influences like Josie Gardiner who’s the creator of Zumba Gold. She’s been icon in the fitness industry. She was the ACE Personal Trainer of the Year 2005.

Dr. Chris Proulx, NSCA was an editor of my study guide as well. Had a major influence in a lot of the stuff that I was doing. Him as Kinesiology professor as well had a huge influence on it because when he saw the program, he was the first old school strength coach that I was able to convince the value of slowing down, the value of the mechanics and the value of what the program consisted of. So that was like my turning point when Plyo Power already started to gain momentum and when I got my CEU approvals, when I got his approval to be honest.

Doug Holt: Okay. So take me through that process because we get a lot of questions coming in from people that had been in the industry for a while and they kind of dissolution. They have some ideas but they never really take that conception to reality, kind of give me a walkthrough your journey so that they can kind of hear.

Acea Theroux: For to become a provider?

Doug Holt: For to become a provider but obviously, you saw a whole in the industry.

Acea Theroux: Yeah.

Doug Holt: Something you that you thought you could bring and from that, the inception of that amazing thought to where you are today to becoming a provider or teacher or someone who is very well-known.

Acea Theroux: Well, it’s funny because it came about right after I went through NASM and they changed my outlook on training in general and on function to movement and partial disorders and the need to see and take a little bit harder look at movement patterns, a little bit hard to look at what we do everyday which muscle groups at thigh we can…

And then I took a further look because I’d be in class and I’d be teaching one level and above. And it’s kind of like, I’m missing a lot of people and if I’m not missing them, they’re training at a higher level than they should be and they’re trying to keep up with people that maybe they shouldn’t be. I mean, am I doing more damage than somebody else?

And I had the perfect scenario, I had these two ladies 65 and I think 63 in my class when I brought in the Plyo Power class, this would be before the leveling system was even created. And they came to me and said, “Hey, I heard this class is pretty intense. You need to give us modifications.” Because they use take step class at the same time. They were pretty set their ways and they were very stern that I needed to make modifications and I thought that was hilarious. You know, they were just kind of telling me, this is what you need to do and I was like, “Awesome. I’m definitely kind of do it.”

And I found myself running and of course, they were opposite ends of the room too. So running back and forth with every jump or every launch whatever I was doing and have to on-the-spot, come up with some kind of modification to make sure that they are okay. And then that’s kind of where the thought of making a leveling system started to make sense to me, started to kind of come to launch.

Doug Holt: Okay. So where do you take it from there? So now you have concept obviously. It’s like anything, a problem happens and you run around from one corner of the studio to the other.

Acea Theroux: Right.

Doug Holt: I think we’ve all been there to some degree, right?

Acea Theroux: Yeah, absolutely.

Doug Holt: And then figure out that, “Hey, this isn’t happen.” But you didn’t just say, “Ahh, this sucks!”

Acea Theroux: Right.

Acea Theroux: You said, “Okay, this is a problem.” And then you came up with the solution. What was your input as to actually put this pen-to-paper because I think a lot of people go through that motion but then as soon as they sit down to actually write up a program, that’s where some kind of road block hit it seems to a lot of people that I’ve talked to.

Acea Theroux: Yeah. I mean, if there was multiple, multiple drafts of the study guide and all of these theories in general. I mean, I started writing stuff down and I think when it really took a corner when I said, “I really want to do this.” I mean, there were a couple influential factors that worked in there but I went to some of the professionals of the industry for a while. I went to Josie Gardiner. I went at people like that and I said, “Hey, can you take a look at this. Do you think there’s a value in this?”

And I gave her like a 50-page study guide at that time. She got through the introduction and I think she ran out of ink in her red pen. And I was like, “What if you fix this first?” Literally, the first two pages, I looked at it, I was like, “Oh, wow. I got some work to do.” And she took at home with her and she did it right in front of me. She was, “Let me take this home and finish the rest of it.” She took it home and brought it back to me and she says, “You definitely have something here.” She goes, “Don’t get frustrated with all these corrections and things like that. That’s a legality standpoint of how to convey exercise, prescriptions of how to convey your message in a better way.” She was doing it forever.

So with that and with her encourage to not just say, “Yeah, you got a lot of work to do,” but to really work with somebody, that gave me kind of a boost. I went down to ECA in Miami, the ECA World Conference through I have conference in Miami at that time in 2001 and that was like, I was on the verge. I was like, “You know what, do I want to trademark this or not?” Do I want to trademark this idea and go to the four yards here and I walked into a Powerstrike. Did you heard of a Powerstrike?

Doug Holt: Yes, I have.

Acea Theroux: Yes, the West Indie style of kickboxing, Ilaria once again, there is a pinnacle of fitness in herself but also just, I mean, genius when it comes to programming. I have watched with her at the Reebok Sports Club for a very brief time, for about a year, right after college. So I knew the name when I walked-in I was like, “I want to go and say hi.” And walked-in and there’s 400 people in there and I looked at around and I’m like, “Wow!” I’m like, “Okay.”
So I’m like “I’m going to stay for this because I liked her class, I’d take it before.” The class was amazing, awesome. She’s on the huge stage and the whole program is up and the music is bumped in and I saw these two people when we finished. You know, I looked at somebody they recognize or you recognize them.

Doug Holt: Absolutely.

Acea Theroux: So they walk over and we just spoke briefly. I said, “How do I know you? I recall you’re a trainer at Reebok.” And I said, “Yeah, I was.” I’m like, “You guys are trainers there because we had 70 trainers on staff so sometimes, it’s hard to know everybody.”No, we’re members.” I said, “Wait. You’re members in the club in New York and you’re down here in Miami to take a class?”

Doug Holt: Been heard of.

Acea Theroux: I was like, “That’s the dedication. That’s the influence I want to have.” That was it. That was it for me. I was like, “I’m definitely trademark-ing this. I just want to go after and do it.”

Doug Holt: Okay. So you had the concept and then you found a mentor, right? Because that’s kind of what’s that old saying that says, “When the students are ready, the teacher will show up.”

Acea Theroux: Yes.

Doug Holt: And it sounds like that happened for you.

Acea Theroux: That was absolutely it.

Doug Holt: Did you ever have any fear? This is a common thing we also hear. Fear sharing your ideas where that someone is going to steal your idea?

Acea Theroux: Yeah. The first time I submitted to ACE and NSCA and NASM, my first submission, I was like, I think I asked the woman Josie Gardiner about six times I’m like, “Are you sure that if I give them, they’re not going to make their own program?” She’s like, “No, they’re not.” I was like, “I don’t know,” because I have spent a couple of years. It wasn’t just like, “Oh, a couple of months here and here.” It was like a couple of years before I wanted to submit it that I thought it was even done and I didn’t even get approved.

Doug Holt: Yeah.

Acea Theroux: It wasn’t done yet.

Doug Holt: It’s a long journey.

Acea Theroux: It was a long journey. When I had this conversation with a trainer the other day, she has an idea for a bar class. I guess like a couple of them that are out there now and people keep telling her she should trademark it because it’s very unique. So we had a about a 30-minute conversation about it. And I just said, “Don’t keep discouraged.” I said, “One of things that I think that helped me the most when I got my approval was like took every manual I ever had. I took my Suspension Training Manual. I took a friend’s [19:47] Manual. I took my NASA Manual, my Speeding Manual and I lay them all out.

And for me, I sort of am highlighting the things that stood out to me on how I learned those things. And then I asked my friends, what was the best part of this manual? What was the best part of this manual? What made you learn this? What made you feel like that you grasp this concept even more?” And so they gave me their feedback. I mean, why reinvent a wheel? I’m going to go back to the things that worked for everybody else.

Doug Holt: Absolutely. That’s very smart. Yes. I used to work for a certification company. I won’t say their name now but we dealt with a lot of that. Dealing with the people that were submitting their proposals or CEU proposals and a lot of them look like they were rough drafts more than submitted for [20:28] put into it and obviously, you did.

Acea Theroux: Yeah. And it’s still got tonight though, first couple of times. They’re like, “Yeah, I don’t think so.” I was like, “Okay. Anything I could specifically work on?” So they gave me good feedback. ACE was one of the ones that gave me the most feedback in the beginning, so that was very helpful.

Doug Holt: Yeah, it’s good. Thank you to ACE for getting you out there.

Acea Theroux: Now people listening, I want to talk a little bit more about that and what you’re up to but just real quick, a quick plug for you. Work in people that are interested. They are already roped-in. They want to find more information. Where can they go right now to find more information about the course if they’re looking for CEUs?

Acea Theroux: They can go to

Doug Holt: Okay. Is that the best place for you?

Acea Theroux: Yeah. They can find on there and we do workshops. We have a workshop coming up again in November but I have a home study version of it so people can get trained in it whenever they want.

Doug Holt: Fantastic. So for all of those who are listening right now, it’s coming up to the end of the year and we all know that turns into crunch time.

Acea Theroux: Yeah.

Doug Holt: CEUs and CECs are going to be due. So now you have your own business, you go from self-proclaimed jock that doesn’t study in school to a guy that has written a manual, trademarked it, presents all over the place now and running your own business. What are some of the other hiccups or road blocks that you hit and had been able to push through? So some of the other people that is listening that kind of maybe feel a little bit down or tried that that can relate to it?

Acea Theroux: You know to be honest I think I still hit it. Is that why Plyo Power hasn’t really taken off to the point where it’s nationally known, like something like Powerstrike. I mean, it’s getting up there, slowly but surely. It’s getting up there. I’ve had a few investors and they’ve wanted to invest and we’ve gotten to a certain point and each one of them wants to get rid of my testing protocol.

They wanted to be, “Hey, you come to our training or workshop and by the time six or eight hours is over, you’re a licensed instructor.” And for me, there’s too much room for error.

Doug Holt: Yeah.

Acea Theroux: You know I’m taking athletic movements. We’re doing on a different style, in an endurance manner. And then in manner, we’re making on body mechanics. We lower the rest periods to make sure we keep our heart rate up a little bit more. And if people don’t follow that particular protocol, they kind of get hurt. And I don’t know want my name on that.

Doug Holt: Yup.

Acea Theroux: So I would rather have the 16 instructors that I have now that have taken the time to take… because the physical and the written test aren’t hard. All you got to do is study the manual and know the concept. The people what I call X-factor athletes, was my instructors. They’re not in the best shape out to any other there, they’re teachable.

Doug Holt: Sure.

Acea Theroux: You know that’s the one characteristic they all have is that, “Oh okay. I can see value in the system.” Maybe they are the only ones that like the manual, I don’t know. But really if it’s not followed, it’s just one specific trainings with a cool name that attached to it but done, if you don’t do that way… I mean the reason there are protocols there is because I was headed towards injuries at certain times.

I had to change these certain movements to do in a way and with this fatigue management philosophy because if you didn’t [23:41] on start, no knee pain start like all these things will pop up and I’m like, “Well, this is popping up because of this, this, and this.” So I got to do something about that.

Doug Holt: Absolutely. Well you came from injury and you tried a different method and that would bring you sounds like full circle.

Acea Theroux: I mean that was it. That was how Plyo Power started. I pulled my handspring twice and I decided to go the bodybuilding law but with that happening, I said, “I really want to still feel athletic at all times. And I don’t really think it’s necessary to do full employment because I can’t do that for the rest of my life. There’s a lot of value employment just for young kids and for athletes in general but once you’re done playing sports, you trained at that capacity on a consistent basis, you kind of get hurt.

Doug Holt: Absolutely.

Acea Theroux: I like my job too much–deeply and then unselfish way at first.

Doug Holt: Yeah. Well you probably like your body too being healthy is always a nice thing. We see it obviously our industry has a big growth in group exercise environment that throw people in and group them all in one lump sum. And say, “Okay. Hey, welcome to our new class. Bill has been here for three years. This is your first day. Good luck.”

Acea Theroux: Yeah, keep up.

Doug Holt: Yeah. Keep up and we’ll keep you on in motivating you.

Acea Theroux: Yeah.

Doug Holt: And it doesn’t work and they get injured and they come back and they get injured and eventually fall into sedentary lifestyle.

Acea Theroux: Yeah.

Doug Holt: And we see a lot of effect. We get quite a bit of our business due to that, people getting injured. So it sounds great that you’ve come up with the methodology that’s out there. I don’t think a lot of people are aware that that’s available to them.

Acea Theroux: No. I still think it’s a growing theory. I mean, I see it a lot now. I see the training smarter. You see it. Smarter training in whatever way people are going to present it. You see people starting to understand and I think it is because of the higher amount of injuries that are out there.

Doug Holt: Absolutely. So for you, yourself, for your own business and your own training, what have been some take home points that have worked for you for marketing yourself as fitness professional? What have you done that has really worked and give me maybe one or two things that you’ve done that thought that’s going to work in and just kind of maybe felt flatten their face?

Acea Theroux: Well I will definitely say that there are a lot of programs out there that I’ve had a major influence at least on my training and on Plyo Power in general and spinning was one. I really enjoyed. I was luckily enough to [26:02] and be able to take master class with Josh Taylor who I’d like to call him like a [26:06] in spinning just an amazing, amazing instructor and how he motivates people. You take these gems with how small or big, how much you learn from these seminars.

But I mean conferences are one of the best ways of finding your niche, finding what you want to do, what you want to work with, what style of training is to you. And so I mean, the Spinning Conference was a major influence. The ECA Conference is also fantastic. What I liked about the ECA conference too wasn’t just the classes it was the camaraderie around you. It’s all the other trainers that are there for the same reason, to kind of find out how to define themselves.

Doug Holt: Absolutely.

Acea Theroux: So NASM obviously had a major, major influence on how I train and myself, TRX has just been an unbelievable. That’s another ball game in itself. The company in general has constantly evolving. They love to hear ideas on how to get better and on how to get their system better too. They’re okay with change in things here and there and its like, “Wow!” They’re very humbled company and a great company to work for. So they have had a huge influence on myself, I taught Plyo Power in the back burner because I want us to become one of their close instructors.

Doug Holt: Yup. We have a lot of our friends over at TRX listening to the show.

Acea Theroux: Oh, good.

Doug Holt: So they’d be hearing you now.

Acea Theroux: Good. I mean, they had a video contest a couple of times a year and you submit a video and you show them how you use certain parts of the TRX. Whether it’s suspension training or rip training or other exercise modalities. They want to see how you match them together and I was like, I taped the full day of myself using in my clients and teaching small groups and large groups and one-on-one using them. Actually, one at the video contest and they paid for me the good out and get certified in the Combine 360 which is now called “Ignition”.

Doug Holt: Yup.

Acea Theroux: What another amazing program on how to train, test and challenge your athletes. And in any sport, then how is it different? I was different [28:06] tennis, golf and football and how you get small adjustment to the testing protocol that could show you how to improve an athlete’s movement pattern and their speeding their strengths.

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We exist to give a voice to Fitness Professionals around the world in order to help exchange information and build our community. We, professionals, are the answer to many of the World's health concerns. By educating ourselves, and helping one-another, we can create a better world for ourselves and those around us. 
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