The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently created the Industry Advisory Panel (IAP), bringing together experts from academia, fitness, wellness and recreation to help provide direction to ACE.


IAP chair and ACE board member Ted Vickey, president of FitWell Inc. LLC in Vienna, Virginia, leads the group that is scheduled to meet several times each year. Additional members of the panel are Lisa Coors, owner, Coors Core Fitness LLC, Cincinnati, Ohio; Michael Hewitt, Canyon Ranch, Tucson, Arizona; Carol Kennedy-Armbruster, lecturer, fitness specialist program, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; Sol Mandel, head fitness trainer, Quail West Country Club, Naples, Florida; William McBride, COO, Club One Inc., San Francisco; Anthony Slayen, continental health and fitness consultant, Jewish Community Center, New York; Michael Spezzano, vice president, program and membership, YMCA of Greater NYC, New York; Lisa Stuppy, assistant director, fitness programs exam developer, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho; Cary Wing, executive director, Medical Fitness Association, Richmond, Virginia; and Jeff Zwiefel, senior vice president, Life Time University, Life Time Fitness, Eden Prairie, Minnesota.


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