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ACE Recognized As Presidential Partner in May to Get America Moving
May Is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

San Diego, Calif. – April 15, 2005 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is proud to announce the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports has asked ACE to become an official “Presidential Fitness Partner” during National Physical Fitness and Sports Month in May. The President’s Council will celebrate the month with its free, annual HealthierUS Fitness Festival at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on May 2, 2005 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

As in previous years, the President’s Council observes National Physical Fitness and Sports month by creating partnerships that will strengthen the message about the importance of physical activity and fitness throughout life for Americans of all ages and abilities.

In May, American’s are encouraged to follow President Bush’s HealthierUS initiative helping Americans take steps to improve personal health and fitness. The goals of the initiative are to persuade all Americans to be physically active every day, eat a nutritious diet, get preventive screenings and make healthy choices.

“President Bush’s words regarding the need for increased physical activity and healthy habits as well as his continued dedication to his fitness agenda are truly inspirational to us all,” said Ken Germano, president of ACE. “The American Council on Exercise will continue to support the HealthierUS initiative by advocating a healthy and fit lifestyle for America's youth and the entire nation by providing education, certification and public benefit.”

In support of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, ACE encourages Americans learn more about leading a healthier lifestyle by visiting the ACE Web site where they can find a variety of health and fitness tips, healthy recipes and more.

As an official partner, the American Council on Exercise will send celebrity ACE-certified trainer, Chris Freytag, to lead a group fitness workout during the HealthierUS Fitness Festival on May 2. Additional ACE fitness experts will be present to aid in fitness demonstrations, exhibits, interactive sports, games, health screenings and giveaways.

About ACE
The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the benefits of physical activity and protecting consumers against unsafe and ineffective fitness products and instruction. As the nation’s “workout watchdog,” ACE sponsors university-based exercise science research and testing that targets fitness products and trends. ACE sets standards for fitness professionals and is the world’s largest nonprofit fitness certifying organization. For more information on ACE and its programs, call (800) 825-3636 or log onto the ACE Web site at

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Founded in 1985, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) is a nonprofit organization committed to America's health and wellbeing. Over the past 30 years, we have become an established resource for health and fitness professionals, and the public, providing comprehensive, unbiased research and validating ourselves as the country's trusted authority on health and fitness.

Today, ACE is the largest nonprofit health and fitness certification, education and training organization in the world with more than 58,000 certified professionals who hold more than 64,000 ACE Certifications. With a long heritage in certification, education, training and public outreach, we are among the most respected organizations in the industry and a resource the public has come to trust for health and fitness education.