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Arlington, Virginia Named ‘Fittest City’ in 2022 American Fitness Index Ranking
Posted: July 12, 2022 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Arlington, Virginia, has been named “America’s Fittest City” in the annual American Fitness Index rankings published by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Elevance Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Elevance Health. The ACSM / Elevance Health Foundation Fitness Index evaluated America’s 100 largest cities using 34 evidence-based indicators. Rounding out the top 10 fittest cities are Madison, Wisconsin; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; Seattle, Washington; Irvine, California; Portland, Oregon; St. Paul, Minnesota; Denver, Colorado; and Chicago, Illinois (first time in the top 10). Read More...

ACSM Selects New ‘ESSR’ Editor-in-Chief
Posted: May 26, 2022 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - ACSM announces Sandra K. Hunter, Ph.D., FACSM has been selected as the next Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews (ESSR). Dr. Hunter was selected through a rigorous application and interview search process from among a pool of exceptionally qualified candidates. Read More...

ACSM Supports $125M for Crucial CDC Wellness Division
Posted: May 5, 2022 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - ACSM, through its membership in the Physical Activity Alliance, has reached out to the leadership of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies with a request to allocate $125M for the CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) for Fiscal Year 2023. The DNPAO promotes active living and healthy eating across the nation. Read More...

ACSM Releases Call to Action During National Autism Awareness Month
Posted: April 11, 2022 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, is the world’s fastest-growing developmental disability, affecting 1 in 44 children in the United States alone. Fortunately, exercise provides many benefits for those with autism, including improvements to quality of life and management of stereotypical behaviors like verbal repetition and hand-flapping. In fact, parents rate exercise as the number one intervention for these behaviors. April is National Autism Awareness Month, and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is calling on school officials, parents and exercise professionals to provide beneficial exercise programming to students with autism. Read More...

ACSM Names Alexis Batrakoulis 2022 Certified Fitness Professional of the Year
Posted: April 1, 2022 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) announced Alexis Batrakoulis, Ph.D., ACSM-EP, ACSM-CPT, EIM-II, as the 2022 ACSM Certified Professional of the Year during its annual International Health & Fitness Summit in Dallas, Texas. ACSM created the Certified Professional of the Year award to recognize excellence in the exercise profession. The award also acknowledges the education and training ACSM health fitness professionals obtain and the significant role that training plays in providing evidence-based programming for clients. Read More...

ACSM Certification Releases 2021 Annual Report
Posted: March 15, 2022 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - ACSM Certified Professionals make a difference around the globe every day, improving lives whether they're personalizing a workout, leading a community health initiative or making rounds in a clinic. ACSM offers four certifications so professionals can gain the credibility they need to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry. ACSM's Committee on Certification and Registry Boards (CCRB) has released its 2021 annual report, covering annual goals, highlights and exam statistics. Read More...

ACSM Publishes New Recommendations on Type 2 Diabetes and Exercise
Posted: February 9, 2022 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects more than 463 million people worldwide, and type 2 diabetes accounts for 90 - 95% of all cases. Research in exercise science confirms that physical activity can help prevent type 2 diabetes, as well as help patients manage its effects. To assist consumers and exercise professionals in fighting type 2 diabetes, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has released recommendations in the February issue of its flagship journal, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Read More...

ACSM Names Editor-in-Chief of New Open Access Journal
Posted: February 3, 2022 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) announces that Gary Liguori, PhD, FACSM, has been appointed the inaugural Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the College’s new open access journal, Exercise, Sport, and Movement (ESM). Dr. Liguori was selected through a rigorous application and interview process from among a group of talented and highly qualified candidates. Read More...

ACSM-approved Legislation Promotes Walking, Bicycling as Healthier Transportation Alternatives
Posted: January 26, 2022 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) announces it has added its signature to a letter in support of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, or BIL, the act promotes active transportation, like walking and bicycling, which ACSM recognizes as healthier ways to get to a destination. Read More...

Updated ACSM Certification Guidebook Now Available for ACSM-certified Professionals
Posted: January 7, 2022 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - ACSM-certified professionals can now access an updated guidebook on the policies and procedures for the maintenance of their certification. The ACSM Certification Guidebook outlines details and addresses frequently asked questions regarding the recertification process, expired certifications, continuing education opportunities and provides additional resources. Read More...

Wearable Tech Named Top Fitness Trend for 2022
Posted: December 30, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Exercise does a body good. So does sleep. Research indicates that physical activity and sleep contribute to a healthy immune system, which is critical in the ongoing battle with COVID-19. With more people turning to their smartwatch or fitness tracker to monitor exercise and sleep quality, it’s not surprising that more than 4,500 health and fitness pros surveyed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) identified wearable tech as the new top trend in fitness for 2022. ACSM released the survey results in the article “Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2022,” published in the January/February issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal. Read More...

Significant Changes to ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription
Posted: September 16, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - ACSM's flagship publication, ACSM's Guideline's for Exercise Testing and Prescription, has been a key educational and practical resource for fitness professionals and students since it's original publication. With the publication of each new edition, the information is updated to reflect the most current scientifically based standards in exercise. To help guide the reader to the most significant updates in the latest, 11th edition, ACSM provides the following documents... Read More...

The American College of Sports Medicine Statement on Mental Health Challenges for Athletes
Posted: August 9, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recognizes the importance of developing the whole athlete. To achieve peak performance, it is important to be equally attentive to both physical and mental health. Approximately one-in-five adults live with a mental health condition during their lifetime. While physical activity is excellent for brain health, sports participation is not entirely protective against mental health challenges. Read More...

Senate Passes ACSM-Supported Bill Promoting Physical Activity
Posted: August 2, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineWASHINGTON, D.C. - The advocacy efforts of ACSM continued to pay dividends on Friday, as the United States Senate passed S. 1301, the Promoting Physical Activity for Americans Act. Senators Sherrod Brown, Roger Wicker and Shelley Moore Capito introduced the legislation, which would direct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to prepare and promote physical activity recommendations based on the latest scientific evidence at least every 10 years. Federal guidelines were first issued in 2008 and no regular administrative process exists for subsequent revisions. Read More...

Arlington, Virginia Named “Fittest City” in 2021 American Fitness Index Ranking of Top 100
Posted: July 13, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Arlington, Virginia, has been named “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 34 evidence-based indicators. Read More...

The American College of Sports Medicine Releases Official Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted: July 6, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports Medicine INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is committed to diversity; we value and seek diverse and inclusive participation within the fields of exercise science and sports medicine. The college promotes expanded diversity in membership, involvement and access to leadership. Diversity within ACSM creates a working and learning atmosphere that encourages varied perspectives and an open exchange of ideas. Read More...

ACSM Publications Committee Announces 2020 Paper of the Year Selections
Posted: June 5, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The ACSM Publications Committee established an annual Paper of the Year Award in 2020 for each of ACSM’s journals to recognize the demonstrated excellence in scientific and scholarly articles published during the previous year. ACSM congratulates the 2020 Paper of the Year Award winners: Read More...

Parkinson’s Foundation and American College of Sports Medicine Announce Exercise Recommendations for Parkinson’s Disease
Posted: May 25, 2021 in Other News, Suppliers

Parkinson's FoundationMIAMI, FL and NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Parkinson's Foundation and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) have announced new exercise recommendations to provide safe and effective guidance on physical activity to people with Parkinson's and to certified exercise professionals working with them. Read More...

ACSM Names Incoming Editor-in-Chief of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
Posted: May 25, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - ACSM announces that Andrew M. Jones, Ph.D., FACSM, has been selected as the next Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (MSSE). Dr. Jones was selected through a rigorous application and interview search process from among a pool of talented and qualified candidates. Read More...

ACSM Member Support Spurs Reintroduction of Bill to Keep Americans Informed, Healthy
Posted: April 22, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Congressional representatives and senators reintroduced a major health-promotion bill championed by ACSM and supported by ACSM members and certified professionals. H.R. 2094/S. 1301, the Physical Activities Recommendations for Americans Act, is designed to promote health and combat obesity by keeping the national physical activity guidelines up to date, as well as understandable and practical for all. Read More...

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