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ACE and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Team Up for 2005 ACSM Health and Fitness Summit & Exposition

INDIANAPOLIS – The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) are pleased to announce their continued marketing partnership to bring ACSM’s annual Health & Fitness Summit and Exposition to a larger group of fitness professionals. The event will be held at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada March 29-April 1, 2005.

“This partnership, now in its third year, represents an important step in driving forward the industry and the field,” said Dr. Cedric Bryant, chief exercise physiologist for ACE. “The Summit provides health and fitness practitioners with an unparalleled continuing education opportunity. It is truly the ‘conference of choice’ for both ACSM and ACE fitness professionals.”

Exercise scientists, personal trainers, researchers, sports medicine physicians and students will attend this four-day event to hear the latest information meant to bridge the gap between science and practice.

“Working with ACE will extend our outreach to a wider audience of health and fitness professionals, allowing ACSM to further its mission,” said Jim Whitehead, executive vice president of ACSM. “ACSM looks forward to reaching additional ACE professionals and to provide a quality program that strengthens their credentials. Ultimately, that benefits the consumer.”

The 2005 Summit programming will expand on popular tracks in nutrition, exercise for special populations, mind/body strategies, personal training and assessment, sports medicine and exercise program design. For more information please visit .

About ACSM
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. More than 20,000 International, National and Regional members are dedicated to promoting and integrating scientific research, education and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health and quality of life.

About ACE
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 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.