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American Council on Exercise (ACE)

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The American Council on Exercise® (ACE) is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective exercise and physical activity. ACE is an established resource for comprehensive, unbiased, scientific research impacting today’s fitness industry and is dedicated to keeping both fitness professionals and consumers on the forefront of the latest fitness trends and exercise science.

The American Council on Exercise is one of the largest global fitness certification, education and training organizations with more than 40,000 certified professionals worldwide. In 2003, ACE was granted accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) for its Personal Trainer, Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist, Group Fitness Instructor and Lifestyle & Weight Management Consultant certification programs. ACE was the first organization to earn NCCA-accreditation for a group fitness certification and remains the only accredited Lifestyle & Weight Management Consultant certification.

Because ACE is dedicated to improving the professional standards of the fitness industry and encourages all segments of society to enjoy the benefits of exercise, its mission also extends beyond fitness professionals. ACE has earned the reputation of consumer advocate through university-based research and testing that targets fitness products and trends.

Contact: Tara Shaffer

1215 Cushman Avenue
San Diego, CA 92110

Telephone: (616) 234-0435

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