American Council on Exercise Gets Active on Capitol Hill
SAN DIEGO, CA -- The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently participated in meetings in Washington, DC, with California Congressional leaders to voice support for health promotion legislation as part of the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association’s (IHRSA) 4th Annual Legislative Summit, which was held May 17-18, 2006.

The focus at this year’s summit was to garner further support for the passage of the Workforce Health Improvement Program (WHIP) Act (H.R. 1634, S. 772), which seeks to combat chronic disease and obesity caused by inactivity by allowing for the balanced tax treatment of fitness center memberships as an employee benefit.