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American Council on Exercise Wins Gold at the 2022 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards

Posted: December 21, 2022 in Suppliers


SAN DIEGO, CA – The American Council on Exercise, a leader in innovative health and fitness education, won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Gold award for excellence in the Best Advance in Diversity and Inclusion Innovation category in partnership with LearnUpon LMS.

ACE’s flagship course, Taking Action with ACE: Practicing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as an Exercise Professional, provides actionable steps that can be applied every day to address equity, diversity and inclusion in the health and fitness industry. Through practice scenarios pulled from real-life experiences of diverse clients and health and exercise professionals, course participants are given an opportunity to learn from an alternate perspective.

“ACE is an organization with a deep commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and we are honored to see our education recognized in this important category,” said Cedric X. Bryant, PhD, FACSM president and chief science officer at ACE. “The future of fitness is one where everyone is guaranteed access to the resources they need to move more and live better.” 

The goal of the course is to better equip health and exercise professionals to support traditionally marginalized groups, create an inviting environment that enhances client engagement and retention, and be a better advocate for the health and fitness industry. 

“From our research, we know that more than half of organizations say it is critical to advance the HCM technology ecosystem to succeed in the future of work. Winners of our Excellence in Technology awards are the pace-setters in ensuring employers have the leading-edge tools they need to evolve and prosper in the challenging environment we all work in,” said Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer and awards program head Rachel Cooke.

“We are honored to celebrate the foresight and ingenuity of our Technology award winners!” said Brandon Hall Group CEO Mike Cooke. “More than 80% of employers are optimistic about advancing digital transformation in 2023, our research shows, and that is because these organizations and individuals who are laser-focused on technology innovation.”

Entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon these criteria:

Product: What is the product’s breakthrough innovation?

  • Unique differentiators: What makes the product unique and how does it differ from any competing products?
  • Value proposition: What problem does the product solve and/or what need does this product address?
  • Measurable results: What are the benefits customers can expect to experience as a result of using this product?

Winners of the Excellence in Technology Awards are scheduled to be honored at Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Conference, Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2023, at the Hilton West Palm Beach, Florida. © 2022 Brandon Hall Group, Inc.

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