The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has announced a long-term partnership with IDEA Health and Fitness Association that intends to benefit the fitness industry as a whole by allowing both ACE and IDEA to offer expanded resources for education, training and professional growth.
ACE and IDEA’s partnership will kick off with co-branded continuing education courses (CECs) delivered in an exciting new video-on-demand format. The first in the series of CEC programs will be taped at and available immediately following the 2009 IDEA World Fitness Convention, to be held August 12-16, in Anaheim, Calif. The courses will be available as individual online video CEC courses and as a 2009 IDEA World Fitness Convention Online Video Package.
ACE and IDEA plan to announce additional components of the partnership over the months to come. For more information, please visit or
IDEA Health & Fitness Association is a leading membership organization of fitness and wellness professionals with more than 23,000 members in over 80 countries. For more information on IDEA fitness and wellness conferences, publications, professional fitness education and products, member services and other activities, visit
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the benefits of physical activity and protecting consumers against unsafe and ineffective fitness products and instruction. ACE sponsors university-based exercise science research and is the world’s largest nonprofit fitness certifying organization. For more information on ACE and its programs, call 800.825.3636 or visit