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American Council on Exercise Partners with to Offer Online Personalized Exercise Support

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – August 16, 2004 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, today announced a strategic partnership with, a Web-based software program to offer highly personalized client management support for all ACE certified fitness professionals and their clients. allows fitness professionals to design and print customized programs for clients with 24/7 access to goal-specific aerobic, strength and stretching guidelines. The service monitors progress of clients on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

“ is consistent with ACE’s standards, reputation and offering of valuable services,” said ACE President Ken Germano. “This partnership allows a direct benefit to the tens of thousands of fitness professionals we support.”

Through the partnership, all ACE-certified professionals will receive a 25 percent discount on memberships for their clients.

“MyExercisePlan provides the same high-quality information that you have come to expect from ACE,” said Richard Cotton, chief exercise physiologist, “The MyExercisePlan program is a cost-effective system that will allow ACE certified trainers to provide better services to existing clients and extend the reach of their services to previously untouched markets.”

About is a Web-based software application whose development and design is based on more than 25 years of sound health promotion and applied exercise physiology, insight and expertise. The site's chief exercise physiologist, Richard Cotton, has led a team of over two dozen fitness and Internet development professionals to create a Web site that provides truly personalized support for beginning through advanced exercisers.

About ACE
The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s Authority on Fitness, is a non-profit 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

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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.