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MACMA Affiliations

MACMA is proud to be one of the regional affiliates of the International, Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association.

MACMA Partnership with ACE

MACMA has partnered with the American Council on Exercise to provide clubs a 20% discount on ACE’s four primary certification text books and study materials – including Personal Trainer, Health Coach, Group Fitness Instructor and Medical Exercise Specialist – and $40 off first-time exam fees.

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is a non-profit committed to the overall health and well-being of the general population with one mission: to get people moving. Backed by 30 years of science-based research, ACE is the leading certification, education and training organization with more than 65,000 certified professionals worldwide. Learn more about The American Council on Exercise


ACE educates, certifies and represents more than 65,000 fitness professionals, health coaches, and other allied health professionals every day. ACE advocates on behalf of all ACE Certified Professionals and works to help highly qualified professionals contribute to the national solution to physical inactivity and obesity. As the largest certifier in the industry, ACE offers four certifications accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the gold standard in the United States for assessing professional competence, and numerous specialties aimed at helping professionals lead special populations.

ACE Personal Trainer Certification
Personal Training is one of the fastest growing professions in the health and fitness industry. The American Council on Exercise's acclaimed Personal Trainer Certification is designed for fitness trainers providing any form of one-on-one or small-group fitness instruction.

imgACE Health Coach Certification
People are living in a vicious cycle of temporary change fueled by quick-fix solutions, and as a result, many of their achievements are short lived. The ACE Health Coach Certification was designed to produce professionals who can help people end that vicious cycle. Professionals who have the behavior change, physical activity and nutrition coaching skills they need to empower people to long-term healthy change.

ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification

The ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification is designed for fitness professionals teaching any form of exercise in a group setting. ACE Group Fitness Instructors possess the knowledge and skills necessary to teach a safe and effective group fitness class, no matter what type of modality.

ACE Medical Exercise Specialist Certification
This especially rewarding certification prepares the advanced professional to provide in-depth preventative and post-rehabilitative fitness programming that addresses common diseases and disorders seen daily (e.g., cardiovascular disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes and musculoskeletal ailments).



From workshops to webinars, the ACE Continuing Education Center offers more than 3,000 continuing education courses available in a variety of the most relevant topics and formats to meet the ever-changing needs of the fitness professional. Search ACE’s online portal by topic, CEC value, provider and/or date ranges to locate the course tailored to fit your needs, career interests and learning style. ACE also provides a list of best-selling and top-rated courses currently available. Learn more about ACE Continuing Education

Fitness Service Specialist
Two of the biggest challenges all fitness clubs face is acquiring and retaining members. As a club owner or manager, one of the most important tools you can provide your staff to overcome these hurdles is customer service training. According to leading experts, exceptional customer service is arguably the most significant edge that an organization can have in the highly-competitive health and fitness industry. 

In addition to having a passion for fitness and an understanding of the industry, each member on your team should always deliver the highest level of customer service and assist members with basic health- and fitness-related questions with confidence, ease and courtesy. The American Council on Exercise has designed a unique online course to help you and your team consistently deliver first-class customer service – or what we like to refer to as fitness service. Learn more about the ACE Fitness Service Specialist Course