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ACE Press Room

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 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 health and fitness certification, education and training organization in the world with 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 fitness organizations in the industry and a resource consumers have come to trust for health and fitness education.

Contact ACE to find health and fitness experts for media interviews, articles and public service campaigns; information on the latest research; official position statements on health and fitness topics; quotes on the role of physical activity and behavior change as part of the healthcare continuum; consumer health tips, and more.

You can also explore our annual Impact Report and Vision Report, which demonstrate the work our organization has done in the past year and the progress our country has collectively made in response to the obesity and chronic disease epidemics.

Latest Press Releases

July 30, 2015

ACE® NAMED AS A 2015 HEALTHIEST COMPANY TO WORK FOR IN SAN DIEGO

June 24, 2015

ACE® CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY, REINFORCES COMMITMENT TO ENDING OBESITY EPIDEMIC

June 18, 2015

ACE® Study Evaluates the ElliptiGO Outdoor Elliptical Bicycle

May 26, 2015

New Study Evaluates Whether Pedaling Backward Boosts Cycling Performance

May 12, 2015

New Partnership Provides Fitness Professionals with Foundation to Lead Senior Adults in Safe and Effective Exercise

May 7, 2015

KERRI O’BRIEN JOINS ACE® AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF PRODUCT AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

April 22, 2015

ACE® Study Focuses on Safety of Bikram Yoga by Measuring Heart Rate and Core Temperatures During Class

February 19, 2015

Addition of New ACE Team Members to Expand Efforts in Advocacy, Develop Relationships with Leaders in Business, Healthcare

January 23, 2015

ACE Doubles Commitment to Ash Hayes Scholarship Aimed at Helping Professionals Educate Youth on Healthy Behaviors

January 20, 2015

REI and the American Council on Exercise Team Up to Help Consumers Get Fit and Reach Outdoor Goals

November 17, 2014

University Emphasizes Health Coaching, Behavior Change Expertise in New Program for Healthcare Professionals

November 10, 2014

Behavior Change Specialty Certification Answers Call for Prevention Programming in Communities, Supports Patient Centered Care Model

September 18, 2014

New Scholarship Prepares More Professionals to Educate Youth on Healthy Behaviors, Combat Childhood Obesity

September 4, 2014

ACE COMMENDS THE STATE OF OBESITY REPORT FOR RECOMMENDING INTEGRATION OF COMMUNITY-BASED OBESITY PREVENTION PROGRAMMING WITH CLINICAL CARE

August 26, 2014

BEHAVIOR-CHANGE COUNSELING HIGHLIGHTED IN U.S. PREVENTIVE TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THOSE AT RISK FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

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For media inquiries please contact:
Phone: (888) 825-3636, EXT. 709
Email: PR@ACEfitness.org

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Research & Studies

As part of our mission to protect people against unsafe and ineffective fitness products and trends, ACE often commissions independent, third-party research studies from major universities across the country. In some cases, those studies have prompted action by the Federal Trade Commission against several companies making false claims.

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Get a more in-depth look at the work ACE has done in the past year, as well as the progress our country has made in responding to the obesity and chronic disease epidemics.

ACE 2014 Impact Report Download ▶ ACE 2015 Vision Report Download ▶