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ACSM Presents Prestigious Honor and Citation Awards
Posted: June 24, 2019 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) announced several award winners during its 66th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. One Honor and four Citation Awards were presented. Both awards recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to sports medicine and the exercise sciences. Read More...

Arlington, Virginia is #1 ‘Fittest City’ – 2019 American Fitness Index Ranks 100 Cities
Posted: May 14, 2019 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Arlington, Virginia has earned the title of “America’s Fittest City” in the annual American Fitness Index rankings published by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc. The ACSM/Anthem Fitness Index evaluated America’s 100 largest cities using 33 health behaviors, chronic diseases and community infrastructure indicators. Rounding out the top 10 cities were Seattle, WA; Minneapolis, MN; San Francisco, CA; Madison, WI; Washington, D.C.; St. Paul, MN; Irvine, CA (new to the top 10); Denver, CO; and Portland, OR. Read More...

American College of Sports Medicine Announces Departure of Longtime CEO Jim Whitehead
Posted: April 2, 2019 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has announced the departure of CEO Jim Whitehead, who accepted a new leadership position after 29 years of distinguished service as head of the organization. An executive search process is underway, and ACSM Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Tim Calvert, has been named interim CEO. Read More...

First-Time ACSM Certification Exam Pass Rates Reach Historic Levels
Posted: January 23, 2019 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - In 2017, ACSM Certification completed its regularly scheduled job task analysis (JTA) study and update of the ACSM Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM-CPT) and ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP) certification exams. The net result of these efforts is that pass rates have jumped dramatically and are at historically high levels for the ACSM-CPT and ACSM-EP certification exams. Moving forward, ACSM will apply the same rigorous redevelopment standards to the ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructor (ACSM-GEI) and ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-CEP) certification exams. Read More...

Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Bill Signed into Law
Posted: November 21, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - President Donald Trump has signed into law HR 302/S. 808, which includes the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act that now paves the way for sports medicine practitioners to work across state lines with liability protections. The new law extends the liability insurance coverage of a state-licensed medical professional while on travel to another state when the professional provides medical services to an athlete, athletic team or team staff member. Previously, clinicians that traveled with teams across state lines could have faced allegations that they were practicing medicine without malpractice protection. The new law sufficiently remedies this problem. Read More...

The HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Releases the Second Edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Posted: November 12, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion released the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The second edition is based on the latest scientific evidence that shows that physical activity conveys even more health benefits than previously known. New aspects include discussions of... Read More...

American College of Sports Medicine, U.S. Center for SafeSport Partner to End Abuse in Sports
Posted: October 16, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the U.S. Center for SafeSport (the Center) announced a formal partnership that will allow the two organizations to leverage their strengths and address the growing issue of abuse among athletes. The U.S. Center for SafeSport is the first and only national organization of its kind focused on ending all forms of abuse in sport through prevention, education and accountability. Read More...

ACSM, EXOS Announce Partnership to Enhance Fitness Industry
Posted: October 4, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) continued its aggressive partnership expansion strategy by announcing a new agreement with EXOS, a leader in workplace wellness and human performance for more than two decades. The agreement makes EXOS an official ACSM corporate partner and provides substantial benefits in the form of professional development and high-level job placement opportunities for ACSM certified professionals with one of the most innovative fitness organizations in the country. Read More...

New U.S. Report Card Reveals Near-Failing Grade for Physical Activity in Children, Youth
Posted: October 2, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineWASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA) released its 2018 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. This is the third comprehensive assessment of physical activity in U.S. children and youth, updating the first report card released in 2014 and the second released in 2016. While the overall physical activity grade for children and youth remained low at D-, the 2018 report card revealed positive signs, especially related to opportunities and infrastructure that supports physical activity in children and youth. The Report Card includes grades for nine specific indicators, individual state data and recommendations for how grades can be improved. Read More...

American College of Sports Medicine and Equinox Announce Strategic Partnership
Posted: August 28, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN – The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Equinox, the high-performance lifestyle leader, announced a strategic partnership to help grow and advance the careers of ACSM Certified Personal Trainers. ACSM Personal Trainers will gain access to key Equinox Fitness Training Institute (EFTI) education tools and various career opportunities within Equinox. As part of the partnership, Equinox will be recognized as an ACSM approved provider of continuing education credits (CECs) via ACSM’s online learning platform. Read More...

ACSM and Wellcoaches Expand Partnership to Deliver Industry-leading Coaching & Behavior Change Programs
Posted: July 10, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Wellcoaches Corporation (Wellcoaches) announced an expansion of their 16-year partnership that will deliver two co-branded programs to those working in the fitness and wellness professions. The two co-branded offerings include a health and wellness coach training and education program and behavior change coaching skills program for fitness professionals. Read More...

ACSM Presents Honor Award and Citation Awards at Annual Meeting in Minneapolis
Posted: June 12, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine recently announced several award winners at its annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. One Honor Award and seven Citation Award recipients were presented, and all of the winners were selected because of their significant contributions to sports medicine and the exercise sciences. “Honor and Citation award winners are selected for their outstanding performance in the areas of research and scholarship, clinical care, administrative services or educational services,” said ACSM President Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, FACSM. “We are happy to recognize these awardees.” Read More...

Annual American Fitness Index Expands to Rank 100 Cities Arlington, Virginia is New #1 ‘Fit City’
Posted: May 15, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Arlington, Virginia edged out Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the coveted “most fit city in America” title by only half a point in the annual ACSM American Fitness Index Ranking (Fitness Index). Arlington’s neighbor, Washington, D.C., came in third, 3.7 points behind. Read More...

World’s Largest Exercise Class: May 2 Celebrates 30th Annual Project ACES Day (All Children Exercise Simultaneously)
Posted: May 1, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineJERSEY CITY, N.J. - In conjunction with May's Exercise is Medicine Month, “The World's Largest Exercise Class” is coming to students, schools and various health, fitness, sports and medical-related facilities around the world on May 2. Millions of participants across the globe will be celebrating the 30th annual Project ACES Day beginning at 10AM. Read More...

ACSM Announces New Recommendations and Warnings Regarding Safety of Energy Drinks
Posted: February 8, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has released a new official statement regarding energy drinks, published in the college’s clinical review journal, Current Sports Medicine Reports. “Energy Drinks: A Contemporary Issues Paper” provides helpful guidance and warnings regarding these beverages because of the dangers they present to at-risk populations, primarily children who are the most vulnerable and the target of marketing efforts. Read More...

Despite Fears, Fitness Pros Name HIIT Top Trend for 2018
Posted: October 26, 2017 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - No pain, no gain? The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) surveyed more than 4,000 fitness professionals, and the results are in: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is forecast as next year’s most popular trend in fitness. HIIT training is made up of bursts of all-out exercise followed by short periods of rest for recovery. The fitness trends forecast was released in the article "Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2018: The CREP Edition," published in the November/December issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal. Read More...

10th Annual American Fitness Index Reveals Minneapolis-St. Paul as the Newest “Fit City”
Posted: May 16, 2017 in Suppliers

American College of Sports Medicine INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The twin cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul edged Washington, D.C. in the 10th annual American Fitness Index (AFI) released by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc. The nation’s capital held the top spot for the past three years and improved its score in 2017, but Minneapolis-St. Paul still finished on top despite the challenges of being a northern state with hard winters. Read More...

May 3 is Project ACES Day – All Children Exercise Simultaneously!
Posted: May 2, 2017 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - “The World's Largest Exercise Class” is coming to children and schools around the world on May 3. Millions of participants across the globe will be celebrating the 29th annual Project ACES Day beginning at 10AM on Wednesday, May 3. This Youth Fitness Coalition (YFC) signature program, in partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine’s Exercise is Medicine initiative, promotes physical activity to children in order to decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity. Project ACES, an acronym for All Children Exercise Simultaneously, also coincides with Exercise is Medicine® Month, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and National Physical Education Week. Read More...

Off The Scale Partners With American College of Sports Medicine to Scale its Chronic Disease Intervention Care
Posted: March 13, 2017 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineNEW YORK, N.Y. - Off The Scale (OTS) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) have announced a significant strategic partnership, with ACSM and its Exercise is Medicine (EIM) Global Center teaming up with OTS to combat the progression of chronic diseases. This partnership supports continued efforts to develop and implement lifestyle change programs aimed at combating sedentary lifestyle, obesity and those chronic diseases that can be significantly treated or managed by physical activity and other lifestyle interventions. Read More...

American College of Sports Medicine and Polar Team Up to Create New Heart Rate Monitoring & Assessment Course
Posted: February 13, 2017 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN – The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Polar, a leader in wearable sports and fitness technology, announced the launch of a new heart rate monitoring and assessment course. The 3-hour course, designed for fitness professionals and heart rate monitor users, provides a foundational knowledge of the physiology of heart rate, including how to perform maximal and sub-maximal VO2 field testing and how to build an effective heart rate-based training program. The course focuses on using the five heart rate training zones through the exercise disciplines of cycling and running. Read More...

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