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ACE Appoints Jerry Napp, MS to National Commercial Account Manager

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 25, 2006 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce that Jerry Napp, MS has been appointed to National Commercial Account Manager. With more than 20 years experience in the health and fitness industry, Napp will be working directly with fitness professionals, health clubs, universities and other industry organizations across the nation to extend the reach of ACE certification and education.

Napp most recently was with Nautilus and focused directly on the medical and senior market. He was responsible for developing a large dealer network, on-going promotion of products and managing key accounts. Prior to his work with Nautilus, Napp received top honors as StairMaster’s Sports/Medical Salesman of the Year in 1999. There he served the southeast region of the country and demonstrated consistent territory sales growth.

In addition, his health and fitness background includes serving as Director of Fitness and Health Promotion for the YMCA in Birmingham, AL and as an Exercise Specialist in Cardiac Rehabilitation for Madison General (Merriter) Hospital in Madison, WI.

Napp is an ACE-certified Personal Trainer. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from the University of Wisconsin and a Master’s degree with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology from the University of Alabama – Birmingham School of Education.

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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.