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Chris Freytag and Ted Vickey Join ACE Board of Directors

Posted: October 9, 2006 in ACE Press Releases

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 9, 2006 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its board of directors: fitness expert and author Chris Freytag and fitness and wellness executive Ted Vickey.

Freytag is quite well known on a national level as a fitness expert and contributing editor for Prevention Magazine. Her most recent book, Move to Lose ™, offers readers practical tips, information and guidance for keeping a positive mind-set in incorporating healthy eating habits and exercise into everyday life.

Her workouts are featured in Prevention Fitness Systems' latest DVDs, as well as many others over the last 19 years. She has contributed to many popular magazines and newspapers, has been a guest expert on many radio and TV shows and is a regular presenter at industry conferences on health and fitness.

Freytag is an ACE-certified Personal Trainer, ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor and an ACE-certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant. She is YogaFit trained and STOTT Pilates trained on the mat and the reformer. She also currently teaches group exercise classes at Life Time Fitness in Minnesota.

Vickey has been a Vice President of Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. in Vienna VA since 2001. He is responsible for the operations, sales, consulting and client account management for the fitness management and wellness screenings division of the company.

In 1995 he founded FitWell Associates Inc., a fitness and wellness management company. From 1995 – 2005 he was the Executive Director of the White House Athletic Center, serving the health, fitness and wellness needs of the staff of the Executive Office of the President for the Clinton and Bush Administrations.

Since 1999 he has been a member of the Penn State College of Health and Human Development Alumni Board of Directors as President of the Kinesiology Alumni Association (1999 – 2004) and Past President (2004 to present).

Vickey also presents regularly at industry conferences on many topics including the integration of technology and wellness.

In 2004 he was the co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Partner Training. He has been a member of the Association of Worksite Health Promotion and is an ACE-certified Personal Trainer. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Penn State University.

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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 www.acefitness.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.

Today, ACE is the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world with 53,000 certified professionals who hold more than 59,000 ACE certifications. With a long heritage in certification, education, training and public outreach, we are among the most respected fitness organizations in the industry and a resource consumers have come to trust for health and fitness education.