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ACE Invites Media to Get Insider’s Glimpse into Group Fitness Programs

Source: American Council on Exercise (ACE)

WHAT: American Council on Exercise (ACE), the largest organization certifying fitness professionals nationwide, will host a live webinar titled, “Community Based Fitness Business: Shared-Use and the Fitness Professional.”

Led by Sheila Franklin, federal advocacy manager at ACE, the webinar offers insight into a running group fitness business in a public or a community setting and its benefits to residents and fitness professionals. 

Webinar attendees can expect to learn:

  • How to create official agreements for professionally led group fitness programs in public spaces
  • How to grow your group fitness business through shared use of public spaces
  • ACE guidelines for group fitness programs in the community   

WHY: Conversations regarding shared use of parks, school grounds and other public spaces for group fitness have historically originated as discussions on how to cultivate more physically active and dynamic communities. ACE believes that a proactive approach to managing for- and not-for profit entities that offer structured physical activity and fitness programs in public spaces can best serve communities. Ensuring safe, engaging opportunities for all people can promote healthy, active lifestyle behaviors and also create new opportunities for fitness professionals.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 14, 2015; 11 a.m.—noon PST

WHO: American Council on Exercise (ACE)
Sheila Franklin, federal advocacy manager at ACE

For more information on the webinar or to register to attend, click here. To learn more about the American Council on Exercise, please visit

About ACE
The nonprofit American Council on Exercise (ACE) educates, certifies, and represents more than 55,000 fitness professionals, health coaches, and other allied health professionals. ACE advocates for a new intersection of fitness and health care, bringing the highly qualified professionals that ACE represents into the healthcare continuum so they can contribute to the national solution to physical inactivity and obesity. ACE is the largest certifier in its space; all four of its primary certification programs are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the gold standard in the United States for assessing professional competence.  ACE also plays an important public-service role, conducting research and making available science-based information, and resources on safe and effective physical activity and sustainable behavior change. For more information, call (800) 825-3636 or visit AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE, ACE and ACE logos are Registered Trademarks of the American Council on Exercise.

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