ISSA Honors Champions of Health and Fitness - at the Olympics and at Home

Friday, August 8, 2008 General News J E 4
CARPINTERIA, Calif., Aug. 7 As the world celebrates theathletic achievements of its citizens at the Olympics this month, theInternational Sports Sciences Association would like to honor all fitnessprofessionals from every nation that have helped these athletes reach Beijing.Often, the services that personal trainers provide these athletes help getthem to the games and, in many cases, the podium.

ISSA would like to encourage individuals who champion health and wellnessin their own spheres of influence to further their commitment to fitness byturning their passion into a career as a personal trainer. From August 8through 24, students can enroll in any ISSA fitness certification for $100 offeach course enrollment -- more than 15% off the normal cost.

As public outcry grows louder for the current U.S. healthcare system toshift its focus from treatment to prevention, Dr. Sal Arria, ISSA CEO andco-founder, as well as a doctor for the US Track & Field team at the 1984Olympic games, adamantly believes that health and fitness professionals willplay a critical role in the healthcare system of tomorrow. As a result, ISSAhas chosen to develop certifications that address the needs of specialpopulations -- including sports conditioning, youth fitness, senior fitness,fitness therapy, and nutrition.


In addition to founders Dr. Sal Arria and Dr. Fred Hatfield, the ISSA isproud to include among their ranks several senior staff members and advisorswho have had the opportunity to work with literally thousands of athletesworldwide -- many of whom have gone on to impressive careers. Two notablestandouts are ISSA professors Dr. Jack Barnathan and John Schaeffer. Dr.Barnathan serves as chiropractor to a host of pro and Olympic athletesincluding Dara Torres. John Schaeffer, MFS, MSS, MPN, serves as a trainer toseveral prominent Olympians, including Apolo Ohno, Allison Baver, Liam Ortega,Giddeon Massie and Mark Fretta.

About ISSA

Since 1988, the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) hasprovided certification and continuing education to more than 100,000 wellnessprofessionals in 85 countries around the globe. The ISSA offers a corepersonal training certification as well as eight additional specializedfitness certifications.

For more information on the ISSA, please visit: http://www.issaonline.comAvailable Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), clickappropriate link.John Schaeffer Sal Arria

SOURCE International Sports Sciences Association


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