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ACE Appoints Todd Galati Research Scientist/Resource Center Manager

San Diego, Calif. – August 31, 2005 - The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced that Todd Galati has joined ACE as a research scientist and the Resource Center manager. Galati will assist in the development of ACE continuing education curriculum and provide expert exercise science content for the consumer and professional portions of the ACE Web site ( ) and ACE-certified professional inquiries.

In addition, Galati will be responsible for managing the ACE Resource Center, including the collection of, cataloging and summary of research and educational materials for use by ACE and for distribution to fitness professionals, educators and the public.

“Todd is an excellent addition to the American Council on Exercise educational services department,” said Graham Melstrand, director of educational services for ACE. “His strong background in exercise science, including a master’s degree in kinesiology/biomechanics and a bachelor’s degree in athletic training, make him a perfect fit for his position.”

A contributing editor to California Bicycling Magazine, Galati is an avid mountain biker and cyclist. His previous experience included managing elementary school physical activity and nutrition programs for the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Division of Community Pediatrics and physical activity consulting with the San Diego Regional “5 a Day” Campaign.

Galati is currently an ACE-certified personal trainer; ACE Volunteer Advisory Committee member; American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) member; YMCA-certified physical fitness leader and manager of the TREK San Diego/Clif Bar Mountain Bike Team.

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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.