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Scott Goudeseune Named President of the American Council on Exercise

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 8, 2006 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce that Scott Goudeseune has been named president of the American Council on Exercise. Goudeseune has been with the organization since 2000 and has been the chief operating officer since July of 2005.

“It is with great enthusiasm that the ACE Board of Directors unanimously selects Scott Goudeseune as President of the American Council on Exercise,” said Terry L. Bazzarre, Ph.D., ACE board chair & senior program officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. “Following a thorough and global search process, Scott clearly stands out as a dynamic leader who has a proven successful track record in operations and business development. Through his effort, ACE will continue to have a very important role in the future shaping of national and state-wide health and fitness policy.”

Goudeseune has more than 20 years of extensive operations, sales and marketing experience. He previously served ACE as Vice President of Sales & Business Development. In 2003, he was assigned the Vice President of Operations position, and most recently served as Chief Operating officer. During his tenure with the company, ACE has earned accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), and expanded key business relationships with leaders inside and outside the fitness industry.

“The American Council on Exercise is well-positioned to move to the next level in setting certification and continuing education standards for fitness professionals,” said Scott Goudeseune, president American Council on Exercise. “I am extremely proud to be a part of such an incredible organization, we have a truly dedicated staff and it is because of them that we will continue to experience great success.”

Prior to joining ACE, Goudeseune was the vice president of U.S. sales for Reebok CCS Fitness in Aurora, Colo., where he was responsible for commercial and specialty retail sales of Reebok's fitness equipment line totaling $18 million annually.

Before joining Reebok, Goudeseune worked as the manager of learning and development of U.S. sales for Coors Brewing Co. in Golden, CO.

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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.