|By Business Wire||
|June 26, 2014 02:05 PM EDT||
A new partnership between amSTATZ and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) provides health and fitness professionals more affordable access to software aimed at helping them streamline business practices and improve client engagement.
The move aligns with a rising trend of using technology like apps and wearable devices to track physical activity, increase motivation, and even schedule sessions. Three-quarters of online consumers in the United States now own a fitness technology product, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.
“In addition to helping professionals more easily run a business or manage multiple clients, the partnership with amSTATZ gives ACE Certified Professionals worldwide the ability to deepen connections with their clients by providing a way to coach them around the clock,” said ACE President and CEO Scott Goudeseune. “That type of engagement will help them reach more people, and ultimately, broaden their impact.”
As part of the partnership, ACE Certified Professionals receive an exclusive discount on the service, and free one-on-one assistance and technical support.
“We are thrilled to team up with ACE to provide our customers with a strong roster of certified fitness professionals who can be easily accessed through amSTATZ no matter where they’re located,” said Michael Piermont, co-founder of amSTATZ. “This new partnership will also allow the fitness professionals themselves to improve engagement and provide them with a better overall fitness experience.”
The software allows personal trainers, health coaches and group fitness instructors to easily process payments, simplify scheduling, provide activities to complete between sessions that align with individual exercise programs, build custom workouts, and record client progress.
“Our goal is always to deliver the tools and resources our professionals need to be more effective at leading clients to healthy, long-term change and succeeding professionally,” Goudeseune said. “The integration of technology improves the experience for both consumers and professionals, so it was a natural fit for ACE.”
To find out more about exclusive ACE benefits, visit ACEfitness.org/amSTATZ. For more information about amSTATZ, visit www.amSTATZ.com, or connect with amSTATZ on Facebook, Twitter (@amSTATZ) or Instagram.
The nonprofit American Council on Exercise (ACE) educates, certifies, and speaks for a growing network of 53,000-plus fitness professionals, health coaches and other wellness experts, a community ACE is leading more directly into the fight against physical inactivity and obesity. ACE advocates for recognition of its profession as a provider of primary prevention and obesity-management services, and it makes available to the public science-based information and resources on safe and effective physical activity and general healthy living. Headquartered in San Diego, ACE is the largest provider of health and fitness certifications accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the gold standard in the United States for assessing professional competence, ensuring people have access to fitness, health and wellness professionals that are properly trained, qualified and capable. For more information, call (800) 825-3636 or visit ACEfitness.org. AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE, ACE and ACE logos are Registered Trademarks of the American Council on Exercise.
amSTATZ is a technology company that provides business tools for fitness professionals and fitness events. With two-way appointment scheduling, service promotion and athlete data management tools in a search-engine friendly professional profile, fitness trainers can offer their athletes a better overall fitness experience and keep their athletes engaged between workouts. Events gain access to a pool of fitness enthusiasts, can host event registration and partner with fitness pros to design event-specific boot camps. amSTATZ was dubbed the “LinkedIn of Fitness” by the Chicago Tribune and described as “having a great chance of success” in Forbes.