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ACE selected by AARP as Provider of Personal Training Services for AARP Members

Posted: September 24, 2007 in ACE Press Releases

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (September 24, 2007) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), your premier certification, education and training organization, is pleased to announce that AARP’s 39 million members will now have access to ACE-certified fitness professionals. AARP is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over in the United States.

AARP Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of AARP, launched a fitness program this summer, including exclusive member-only offers provided by the American Council on Exercise, Curves and Gold’s Gym. Focused on prevention, this program will provide information, resources and services to help members lead active, healthier lifestyles.

ACE-certified professionals are now eligible to register for this program that will allow AARP members throughout the country to contact them directly for services. In addition, the annual $50 enrollment cost for an ACE professional includes an extended profile listing accessible on www.aarpfitness.com, viewed by thousands of consumers. Those who join in the first year receive FREE continuing education courseware focusing on older adult fitness (0.2 credits worth).

The program is available only to fitness professionals holding a current ACE certification, a current CPR certification and who have proof of professional liability insurance. To sign up for the program or obtain more information please contact ACE Customer Service at 800-825-3636 ext 782.

“This incredible opportunity gives ACE-certified fitness professionals access to America’s fastest growing population segment that needs and wants personal training services, said Scott Goudeseune, president, American Council on Exercise. “AARP is clearly determined to provide the very best tools their members need to stay healthy and fit and the American Council on Exercise is honored to work with such a reputable organization.”

About 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.

About AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. We produce AARP The Magazine, published bimonthly; AARP Bulletin, our monthly newspaper; AARP Segunda Juventud, our bimonthly magazine in Spanish and English; NRTA Live & Learn, our quarterly newsletter for 50+ educators; and our website, www.aarp.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

About AARP Services

AARP Services, Inc., founded in 1999, is a wholly owned subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services manages the wide range of products and services that are offered as benefits to AARP’s 39 million members. The offers span health products, travel and leisure products, and life event services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; member discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services; legal services; and long-term care insurance. AARP Services founded AARP Financial Incorporated, a subsidiary that manages AARP-endorsed financial products including AARP Funds; AARP Services develops new products, manages and markets products and services, creates and maintains partnership and sponsorship relationships, and develops and manages AARP’s award-winning Web site, AARP.org.

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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 25 years, we have become an established resource for both fitness professionals and consumers, providing comprehensive, unbiased, scientific research impacting the fitness industry and validating ourselves as the country's trusted authority on fitness.

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