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Robyn M. Stuhr, M.A. Named Executive Vice President of the American Council on Exercise

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 4, 2006 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce that Robyn Stuhr has been named Executive Vice President. With more than 20 years experience in health promotion, business and occupational health, sports medicine and cardiac rehabilitation, Stuhr will be responsible for the development and management of overall programming and services of ACE in alignment with corporate goals and objectives while providing leadership and direction for all business activities.

“We are proud to have such a distinguished leader in the health and fitness industry join us in our efforts to continue to provide excellence in fitness certification and continuing education,” said Scott Goudeseune, president ACE. “We will look to Robyn as a guiding force behind several initiatives to enhance and carry on the most exacting professional and educational standards in the fitness industry.”

Stuhr comes to ACE after working as Program Director at the Center for Sports Medicine, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in Corte Madera, CA. Prior to her work with Saint Francis, she was Director/Exercise Physiologist of the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY, one of the top-ranked orthopedics hospitals in the country. The Women’s Sports Medicine Center was the first sports medicine program in the US dedicated to the treatment of active and athletic women.

Stuhr has lectured extensively about a variety of fitness and health topics including exercise for bone and cardiovascular health, weight management, body image, the female athlete triad, exercise and menopause and motivational strategies to exercise adherence. She has written several book chapters and articles on exercise and fitness.

She has served as a host and consultant for the DVD series “Keeping Fit in Your 50’s” and several Healthy Learning educational videos. She also has been a contributing editor to the ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, a health and safety consultant to the Girl Scouts of the USA and advisory board member to ClubLife magazine.

Stuhr was an “on-air” fitness specialist for the CBS television affiliate in Seattle, WA and has been quoted in a variety of magazines including Vogue, Allure, Runner’s World, Health, More, Family Circle and Golf for Women. She has led warm-ups for events such as the 1999 Avon Running Global Championship in New York and the 1998 National Osteoporosis Foundation American Walks for Strong Women in Washington D.C.

Stuhr has a master's degree in exercise physiology from the University of California Santa Barbara. She played collegiate tennis and volleyball, was the first YMCA National Women's Handball champion and has won numerous regional racquetball and squash championships.

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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

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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.