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Appointment signals increasing recognition that supervised physical activity and facilitated behavior change are keys to the national obesity response

SAN DIEGO, April 4, 2014 – The Campaign to End Obesity announced the appointment of Scott Goudeseune, President and CEO of the American Council on Exercise, to the organization’s Board of Directors.

On the Campaign to End Obesity board, Goudeseune joins some of the nation’s preeminent thinkers on the obesity epidemic and the multi-tiered, comprehensive national response that is required to make a lasting impact.

“I’m honored to serve,” Goudeseune said. “The obesity epidemic has a vast, adverse impact on taxpayers, businesses, communities and individuals. I look forward to being part of the conversation across industry, academia, public health and government identifying policy solutions that can turn the trend lines on the nation’s most costly, preventable chronic disease.”

In addition to his work at ACE, Goudeseune also serves as president of the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA), another testament to his commitment in helping to develop policy that supports a healthier society.

“Scott’s 15 years of experience in the fitness industry and intense commitment to improving the health of millions of Americans and reverse our obesity epidemic is why we’re so lucky to have him at our leadership table,” said Stephanie Silverman, co-founder of the Campaign to End Obesity’s Board of Directors. “We value his expertise and his unparalleled commitment to our cause.”

ACE believes that well-qualified, certified health and fitness professionals must be recognized as health providers and become authorized to provide prevention and wellness intervention services in the healthcare environment.


About ACE
The nonprofit American Council on Exercise (ACE) educates, certifies, and speaks for a growing network of 50,000-plus fitness professionals, health coaches and other wellness experts, a community ACE is leading more directly into the fight against physical inactivity and obesity. ACE advocates for recognition of its profession as a provider of primary prevention and obesity-management services, and ACE makes available to the public science-based information and resources on safe and effective physical activity and general healthy living. Headquartered in San Diego, ACE is the largest provider of health and fitness certifications accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the gold standard in the United States for assessing professional competence, ensuring people have access to fitness, health, and wellness professionals that are properly trained, qualified and capable. For more information, call (800) 825-3636 or visit AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE, ACE and ACE logos are Registered Trademarks of the American Council on Exercise.


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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.

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