ACSM Hosts 18th Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition

Media are Invited to Announce and Attend this Public Event

Article ID: 614586

Released: 5-Mar-2014 12:00 PM EST

Source Newsroom: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Media Advisory: March 3, 2014

Media are Invited to Announce and Attend this Public Event

ACSM Hosts 18th Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition

WHAT: Join the American College of Sports Medicine and thousands of health & fitness professionals in Atlanta for the 18th Annual ACSM Health & Fitness Summit. The Summit bridges science and practical application for health and fitness professionals with gold-standard education and information about the hottest topics in fitness, from branding exercise to career tips to high-energy workouts.

WHEN: April 1-4, 2014

WHERE: The Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303



Barbara Ainsworth, Ph.D., M.P.H., FACSM
“Estimating Fitness and Monitoring Daily Activity- Making it Meaningful”
When clients commit to a fitness program, they want to know how much activity they should do to become more fit, less fat, and healthier. This presentation provides some simple ways clients can set goals, monitor their daily activity, and estimate fitness levels without sophisticated laboratory equipment.

Walter Bortz, M.D., ACSM Member Emeritus
“It’s Always too Soon to Stop”
Fitness for the young is an option. Fitness for the old is an imperative. As we age, frailty looms. “Survival of the fittest” is not an archival whimsy, it is an everyday reality. Aging is plastic. Stay whole.

Chris Heeter, Founder of the Wild Institute
“Fired Up: Sled Dog Wisdom on Motivating a Laughable Range of Personalities”
How do you motivate different people, especially to exercise? Join leadership speaker and wilderness guide Chris Heeter for a breath of fresh air and hilarious stories and techniques for motivating people…or dogs. Rich with metaphors and life lessons in communication, working together, and the enormous value of staying positive, dog sledding offers memorable tools for inspiring a wide variety of personalities.

Other Presentation Topics include:

  • Core Training: Beyond Abs— Nourishing Your Gut for Optimal Digestive Health and Immune Function
  • Can Broccoli Make You Beautiful?
  • Contemporary Models and Theories of Functional Training
  • HIIT and MIIT
  • Taking Programs from Physical Therapy to Physically Fit
  • Too Much Sitting: How does it Affect Appetite and Weight?
  • Obesity is a Disease: Panel Discussion
  • New Social Media & Technology Track
  • Oh, My Aching Back: Exercise Program Prescription Do’s and Don’ts
  • Plus, the Exhibit Hall with the latest equipment, print & multi-media publications, services & others.


  • Daily workout sessions and demonstrations provide great visuals.
  • Opportunities to interview established & upcoming leaders about trends & developments in health & fitness.
  • On-site media center.

Media interested in covering the event or registering for on-site press credentials may contact Annie Spencer at 765-585-1611 or



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