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August 7, 2013 - The National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) today announced that 22 employees from Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS), a leader in innovative home fitness equipment, have successfully completed the coursework and final exam required to receive NESTA Personal Fitness Trainer Certification.
The company sponsored program is just one example of efforts designed to strengthen internal expertise and solidify the company commitment to promoting healthy and fit lifestyle choices. Nautilus employees completed a 16 week program and were tested across several scientific disciplines including exercise physiology, anatomy and kinesiology, nutrition, biomechanics and exercise program design.
“We are pleased to certify this dedicated group of Nautilus employees who work for a company whose fitness legacy is so well-established,” said NESTA founder Dr. John Spencer Ellis. “By completing our training course and passing the certification exam, the Nautilus employees will be better equipped to meet the health and wellness needs of their customers and develop products that will help them achieve their fitness goals.”
Nautilus chose the NESTA Personal Fitness Trainer Certification program for its quality science and biomechanics courses, as well as its strong accreditation by groups such as the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and National Board of Fitness Examiners (NBFE). NESTA's online courses gave Nautilus employees a flexible and realistic option unavailable through other programs.
“Completing NESTA‘s certification program makes us a more holistic fitness company in the long run,” said Bruce Cazenave, CEO of Nautilus. “Fortifying our team with a comprehensive understanding of human physiology gives us a competitive advantage in the health and fitness industry and will help support future product innovations and our ability to assist customers in making the right product decision.”
Certification is the first step towards a lifelong commitment to fitness education. NESTA encourages continuation courses, and certification must be renewed every four years.