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American Council on Exercise (ACE) Brings Practical Training Program to Ten U.S. Cities this June

SAN DIEGO--The American Council on Exercise (ACE) will offer its Practical Training Program at 10 locations across the country on June 16-17, 2001. The 15-hour program, which provides entry-level personal trainers with hands-on training to improve their skills and further their careers, will be offered in the following cities:

Los Angeles, Calif.
San Francisco, Calif.
Denver, Colo.
Dallas, Tex.
Chicago, Ill.
Minneapolis, Minn.
Atlanta, Ga.
New York, N.Y.
Boston, Mass.
Washington, D.C.

The Practical Training Program will cover fitness assessment, program design, upper- and lower body strength training, and flexibility training. It will include hands-on instruction as well as basic assessment on drills designed to give fitness professionals the confidence to perform their jobs safely and effectively.

All participants will receive 1.5 Continuing Education Credits, which meets the 2-year requirement for CECs needed to maintain current certification.

The fee for the ACE Practical Training Program is $299, and fitness professionals can register by calling ACE Professional Services at 800/825-3636 or through the ACE web site, (click “Practical Training Calendar” for the registration form).

ACE is also recruiting clubs to be host facilities for upcoming Practical Training Programs. Host facilities receive one complementary pass and preferred pricing on programs held at their club. More information on becoming a host facility, or bringing other ACE educational programs to a club, is available from Graham Melstrand, western area manager, at 800/825-3636, Ext. 754 or

The ACE Practical Training Program will be offered in the same cities Sept. 15-16, 2001, and Dec. 15-16, 2001.

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.