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American Council on Exercise (ACE) Announces Nationwide Effort to Eliminate Obesity in America
Date:11/10/2010

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America's leading authority on fitness and the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today announced the launch of a national campaign that will focus on eliminating obesity in America.  As an extension of the organization's vision to motivate consumers about the critical need to regularly engage in physical activity and inspire them to make healthy living an integral part of their lives, this movement will leverage ACE's expansive network of nearly 50,000 certified professionals throughout the U.S. and thousands of additional fitness professionals around the country to educate, engage and empower Americans to live better and live longer.  With 32 percent of the population suffering from obesity and that percentage growing every year, ACE is committing its research and resources to overcome this nationwide epidemic.

"Because obesity is the cause of so many life-threatening diseases, we have pledged to take a bolder stance to position fitness and health at the center of American culture and, ultimately, eliminate obesity in our country," said Scott Goudeseune, ACE president and CEO.  "While we realize this is an ambitious goal, we also realize it is our responsibility to do everything in our power to create a healthier America.  Given what ACE has already done to support overall health and fitness, it's clear that we have a unique opportunity to lead this effort on behalf of the fitness industry.  We further believe, given the expertise of our nearly 50,000 certified fitness professionals as well as the support of valuable partners, this goal is attainable.  We are confident that ACE can significantly improve the health of our country by tapping into the strength of our network of certified fitness professionals as well as our partners and colleagues, and are poised to offer the essential educati
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