Health and fitness professionals in the spotlight

- Timothy E. Renner has been named vice president of construction for Lifestyle Family Fitness. He is a state-certified general contractor with more than 20 years of experience. He will oversee and help coordinate construction of Lifestyle's expansion program.

- Vision Fitness has named Greg Waters president. He was formerly vice president of sales. He assumes the responsibilities held by Nathan Pyles, who has become a consultant to the company for product development. Waters is co-founder of Vision Fitness.

- WOW! Work Out World has promoted Stephen S. Roma to the position of chief operating officer. He will be responsible for WOW!'s day-to-day operations.

In other news, Todd Brown has been promoted to director of personal training. He will now spearhead WOW!'s personal training staff of 75, their managers and the company's personal training program.

- The San Francisco Tennis Club has named John Toves as athletics director. Toves will lead a team of more than a dozen certified health and fitness instructors and other specialists providing personal training and group fitness classes to approximately 2,200 members.

- James S. Skinner, Ph.D., a professor in kinesiology and an adjunct professor in the department of medicine, Indiana University, Bloomington, has retired as the chairperson of the Life Fitness Academy. The new chairperson is Ann Ward, Ph.D., an associate scientist in the department of medicine (preventive cardiology) and a course instructor in exercise physiology, and clinical exercise testing and training in the department of kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Life Fitness Academy - the training and education arm of Life Fitness - consists of a panel of 30 professionals in exercise science and sports medicine.

- Richard Borden, Ph.D., has begun his two-year term as president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He was elected to this position in 1999. With more than 14 years of membership, Dr. Borden has an extensive background with the NSCA.

- Cherry Hill Health & Racquet Club (Cherry Hill, N.J.) has appointed Andrea Fraas to the position of fitness and group exercise director. She has worked in the fitness industry for more than 27 years. Furthermore, she has spent more than 20 years managing fitness and aerobic departments, as well as health clubs.

- Healthtrax Fitness at the Glastonbury Wellness Center, in Connecticut, has appointed Shelley Dacey as executive director responsible for center operations. She was formerly employed as the general manager for The Sports Barn East and The Sports Barn Downtown in Chattanooga, Tenn.