Fitness News

June 15, 2013 at 9:29 am

New scholarship helps veterans become personal trainers

A 171st Infantry Brigade fitness trainer works with a soldier in a fitness room at Fort Jackson, S.C. (File photo / Army)

Two problems, one fix.

That’s what the folks at the American Council on Exercise concluded when they looked at the growing obesity epidemic alongside veterans struggling to find meaningful employment after leaving active duty.

Their solution: Help those vets get jobs in the fitness industry.

ACE is launching a more than $1 million scholarship program designed to help veterans get certified as personal trainers.

ACE will offer at least 1,000 full-ride, self-study training programs and certifications through the rest of 2013, ACE chief Scott Goudeseune says.

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– Sara Davidson, Military Times

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