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ACE Website Discussion Board Connects Hurricane Katrina Victims to Help Directly

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Sept. 15, 2005 – The recent tragedy in the Gulf Coast has left the region devastated and many ACE-certified fitness professionals have been adversely affected. Several of our current certified professionals are looking for help immediately. The ACE website is now offering a discussion board to assist those in need.

Anyone in the fitness community or anyone with the means can help and are encouraged to log on to the discussion boards at These fitness professionals are looking for fitness jobs, equipment, clothing and supplies. Those in need can come to the board and connect with aid directly. There is no cost associated with any listing on these boards.

The ACE Discussion Boards are an online community. This online forum is provided as a public service by ACE to allow fitness professionals and the general public to share information with one another.

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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.