All NIRSA members—individuals, institutions, organizations, and companies—play a vital role in strengthening the health and wellbeing of their communities and the diverse individuals who comprise them. But, “the entire membership of this great Association benefits in a big way from to those companies who demonstrate their commitment to the profession of campus recreation and whose values align with those of NIRSA,” explains Pam Watts, NIRSA’s Executive Director, “by becoming NIRSA partners.” And highest among these are the Association’s Diamond Partners.
NIRSA is thrilled to announce the American Council on Exercise as the newest Diamond Partner, the highest level of commitment by NIRSA Associate Members. Through the terms of this partnership, NIRSA members can look forward to free access to ACE classroom curriculum, as well as discounts on ACE certifications.
“We are honored to be able to extend our relationship with NIRSA. The ACE Personal Training, Health Coach and Group Fitness Instructor curriculum is a great resource for both new and experienced instructors to set students up for success,” says Carolann Dekker, Chief Marketing Officer for ACE.
“ACE shares NIRSA’s values and will continue to help us all inspire healthy people and healthy communities worldwide,” says Pam. “ACE’s commitment is a big win for NIRSA as a nonprofit association that relies on corporate support to be able to deliver all aspects outlined in NIRSA’s strategic plan through 2021,” she adds.
About the American Council on Exercise
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is a nonprofit organization with global reach that works to improve physical-activity levels by certifying exercise professionals and health coaches, publishing original research, convening experts on physical activity and health, working directly with community groups, and advocating for policies to get people from all walks of life moving.
“ACE’s scientifically-rooted educational programming serves to further establish certified professionals as trusted sources of safe, innovative, and effective exercise in the campus recreation setting,” says Cedric Bryant, Ph.D., President and Chief Science Officer. “We look forward to welcoming even more NIRSA members into our ACE family of over 80,000 certified exercise professionals and health coaches who carry out our shared mission of getting people moving.”
The exercise professionals and health coaches certified by ACE are among the most respected in the world of fitness, helping people embrace physical activity and adopt a healthier lifestyle. For more information, visit the NIRSA Discounts & Rewards webpage or contact ACE at (800) 825-3636.
See the 2019 lineup of NIRSA partners
2019 commitments to the NIRSA partner program include long-time Diamond Partners PLAE and Matrix Fitness as well as the newest Platinum Partner Technogym. Mondo has increased their commitment from the Silver to the Gold level. And Hughes Group Architects rounds out the new additions for 2019 with a Bronze-level commitment. Life Fitness continues to support NIRSA at a Gold level and Core Health & Fitness will begin supporting the Association at the Bronze level in 2019.
NIRSA truly appreciates the continued support to the Association by all its partners and looks forward to the year ahead. Current 2018 Partners can be found on the NIRSA website partner pages.
- Companies interested in NIRSA Partnership may contact NIRSA Director of Corporate Relations, Heidi Cleary.