SOURCE: National Academy of Sports Medicine

National Academy of Sports Medicine

March 02, 2012 08:07 ET

Andrew Wyant Named President and General Manager at NASM

CHANDLER, AZ--(Marketwire - Mar 2, 2012) - The National Academy of Sports Medicine® (NASM®), the global leader in personal trainer certification, corrective exercise and sports performance training, has hired Andrew Wyant to lead NASM.

Wyant is tasked with leading the continuing development and implementation of NASM's solutions for the health and fitness industry, building well-respected content and outstanding relationships with individual trainers, athletes, schools and fitness/health club organizations globally.

"Andrew's vision, leadership and experience will help drive future growth at NASM," said Doug Krebs, president of allied health and international markets for Ascend Learning, NASM's parent company. "His background in the sports and fitness industries, his strong management skills and deep marketing expertise will help shape NASM as we continue to generate value in the fitness and wellness markets."

Before joining NASM, Wyant was vice president of marketing at LifeLock, the industry leader in identity theft protection. Wyant led the advertising and marketing efforts which helped bring the company from $3 million in annual revenues to $160 million in just three years, becoming number eight on the Inc 500 list of fastest growing private companies

Prior to LifeLock, Wyant was president, CEO and owner of Direct Spotlight Media, a direct-response marketing services firm that delivered programs to acquire customers and maximize customer lifetime value. The Ohio native also spent seven years as president, CEO and director of the Natural Golf Corporation.

"I am thrilled to join the leader in fitness instruction education and certification and believe the strong knowledge base of NASM will be a great platform for helping many more people achieve their fitness goals," said Wyant.

Wyant graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also served as a consultant with the Wharton Small Business Development Center.

To learn more about NASM, visit www.nasm.org or call 1.800.460.6276.

About NASM

Since 1987, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has been a global leader in providing evidence-based certifications and advanced credentials to Health and Fitness Professionals. In addition to its NCCA-accredited fitness Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification, NASM offers a progressive career track with access to Advanced Specializations, Continuing Education courses, and accredited Bachelor and Master Degree programs. The NASM educational continuum is designed to help today's Health and Fitness Professional enhance their career, while empowering their clients to live healthier lives. To learn more, visit: www.nasm.org or call 1.800.460.NASM (6276).

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