SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Aug. 1, 2007) – Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp), a national fraternity committed to “Building Balanced Leaders for the World’s Communities,” has selected the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as their preferred certification organization and provider of health and wellness information.
The partnership will grant over 267,500 lifetime and undergraduate SigEp members with direct access to the latest in health and fitness information, exercise research, trends, tools and products. SigEp members can also receive preferred pricing on ACE educational text books, study materials and certification exams.
“The mission of Sigma Phi Epsilon is based on the ‘Balanced Man Ideal – living a life encompassing Sound Mind and Sound Body’,” said Ryan Blanck, Director of Health and Wellness, Sigma Phi Epsilon. “Our members do not simply participate in intramural sports, but are also encouraged to sponsor annual physicals that measure cholesterol, blood pressure, and screen for different types of cancer.”
Sigma Phi Epsilon chapters regularly educate their members on cardiovascular and strength training programs, as well as how to prepare healthier meals.
“The vision of Sigma Phi Epsilon reflects that of the American Council on Exercise,” said Graham Melstrand, ACE Vice President of Operations. “We are proud that this highly regarded academic organization has selected us to provide excellence in fitness education and we commend their dedication to be your very best self, emphasizing living a fit and healthy life.”
About Sigma Phi Epsilon
Sigma Phi Epsilon was founded at Richmond College, now the University of Richmond, on November 1, 1901. The fraternity was founded upon the Cardinal Principles of Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love. Today, the Fraternity has grown to more than 267,645 lifetime members, including 14,000 undergraduates on 250 campuses in the United States. SigEp is the currently the largest fraternity in terms of undergraduate enrollment. For more information on Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, visit www.sigep.org.
About the American Council on Exercise (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 www.acefitness.org.