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Fourth Annual 'Fitness on Call' Answers America's Workout Questions on Jan. 15, 2000

SAN DIEGO - Assuming we’re all still here on Jan. 15, 2000, it’ll be high time to work off all that stockpiled food. Now THAT’s a New Year’s resolution. But what’s the best way to burn calories in a world mired by Y2K maladies? The American Council on Exercise (ACE) can answer that question and more through its "Fitness on Call" hotline.

The fourth-annual ACE "Fitness on Call" sponsored by Family Circle magazine will take place Saturday, Jan. 15, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST., anyone—whether veteran exerciser or lapsed resolution-maker—can call toll-free (888) EXRCISE (397-2473) to get up-to-date, accurate fitness advice. CBS Saturday Morning Emmy award-winning fitness reporter Bonnie Kaye, in addition to authors and workout video gurus Karen Voight and Keli Roberts, will be on-hand to answer questions. There will also be 40 ACE-certified fitness professionals fielding calls, and sports medicine specialists and dietitians will lend their expertise as well.

Last January, over 1,000 people had their fitness questions answered during "Fitness on Call." The most-asked questions involved home gym equipment, stomach-flattening exercises and strength training.

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) 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 conducts university-based 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 65,000 certified professionals who hold more than 72,000 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.