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YogaFit Selects ACE as Exclusive Fitness Certification Provider

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 17, 2006 – The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s nonprofit fitness advocate, is pleased to announce that YogaFit®, a leader in mind-body fitness education, has chosen ACE as its sole provider of fitness certification to its more than 50,000 instructors worldwide.

Each YogaFit instructor will now be highly encouraged to study and sit for either the ACE Group Fitness Instructor or ACE Personal Trainer examination in addition to their YogaFit instructor trainings. As an ACE certified-fitness professional, each instructor will have requisite level of knowledge in several critical areas including anatomy, kinesiology, exercise physiology, instructional techniques and injury prevention.

“YogaFit has a long-standing reputation for its dedication to the safety and protection of its participants,” said Scott Goudeseune, president of the American Council on Exercise. “Consistent with our mission, this collaborative alliance is a clear demonstration of ACE’s commitment to promoting safe and effective workout environments for consumers.”

YogaFit features internationally renowned training programs for its instructors. YogaFit offers several levels of instruction including a 200 hour Yoga Alliance approved curriculum. The YogaFit exercise program is based on the ancient mind-body discipline of Hatha yoga, blending balance, strength, flexibility and power in a fitness format. YogaFit offers levels 1-5 Training along with Kids Yoga, Pre/Post natal, Seniors Yoga and many hybrid programs like YogaStrength™, YogaCore™, YogaFit Plus and MoodLifting Yoga.

"ACE Certification should be mandatory for anyone teaching yoga in a fitness club or spa," said Beth Shaw, president and founder of YogaFit®. "This effort will greatly enhance the exercise science backgrounds of our members and bring the practice of yoga to all populations in a safe and user-friendly, fitness format."

About YogaFit®
YogaFit®, the leader in mind body fitness education, is committed to bring yoga to every body. Having trained over 50,000 fitness professionals worldwide, YogaFit continues to expand by offering education, training tools and merchandise. The YogaFit mind-body workout tightens and tones the entire body, enhances flexibility and builds core strength by combining traditional fitness training, focused breathing and strength building through yoga poses. For more information on YogaFit and its programs, call toll-free (888)-786-3111 or log onto the YogaFit site at

About ACE
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.