STACK Media, Inc.

April 11, 2011 07:02 ET

Mark Roozen Joins STACK Media as Senior Content Manager

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 11, 2011) - Mark Roozen, an experienced strength and conditioning specialist, owner and founder of Performance Edge Training Systems (Colorado Springs), and former Director of Certification and member of the Board of Directors of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), has joined STACK Media, the nation's leading producer and distributor of sports training, performance, and lifestyle content for active sports participants. As STACK's Senior Content Manager, Roozen will be responsible for developing editorial strategies and content concepts to serve the needs of athletes, coaches and others concerned with safe and effective athletic training.

Roozen, the first NSCA-certified specialist to join STACK full-time, brings a wealth of experience, not only in the weight room, but in the classroom and the executive suite of organizations dedicated to athletic performance. Prior to joining NSCA in 2008, he owned and operated the Performance Zone Training and Fitness Center (Granbury, TX); lectured in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department of Tarleton State University (Stephenville, TX); and served as Director of Operations for The Center for Health & Fitness at the Lake Granbury (TX) Medical Center. Over the past few years, he has worked with Olympic athletes in China and assisted preseason workouts for the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars. Throughout his career, he has worked with over 25,000 youth athletes and countless professional athletes, including Tim Dwight of the New York Jets, Emmitt Smith of the Dallas Cowboys, and many other NFL players.

In his younger days, Roozen was a player/coach for the Cardiff Tigers of the National (Football) League of Great Britain.

Chad Zimmerman, STACK's President and Chief Operating Officer, said, "Over the past 25 years, Mark has proven himself a thought leader in the world of sports performance, and we are extremely pleased to welcome him to the STACK team. He is an expert in creating best-in-class content, events, products and services for athletes. We look forward to applying his know-how to our mission to serve the needs of athletes of all sports and all ages."

A prolific author and lecturer, Roozen has written numerous articles for professional journals and presented at a host of industry events. With Performance Edge Training Systems, he offered performance training and products while simultaneously handling public appearances, speaking, and consultant work. He also serves as a co-director of the Performance Education Association, a new membership organization that promotes "Education through Application" for coaches and trainers to improve performance, and he is a partner with Day of Champions Sports Camps, conducting camps for young athletes all over the world.

Roozen earned a Master's in Exercise Science from Tarleton State University and a Bachelor's in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

About his new affiliation, Roozen said, "I am truly excited to be part of the team at STACK. The company's direction, leadership, staff, contributors, sponsors and associates have set it up to become the worldwide leader in sports performance. I look forward to using STACK's great platforms to expand opportunities for other professionals to share their expertise and to help millions of athletes around the world improve their training, nutrition and sport skills."

STACK is the nation's leading producer and distributor of performance, training and lifestyle content for active sports participants. Through unprecedented access to the best trainers and professional athletes, STACK empowers high school, college and other athletes with performance information and advice that's safe and effective. STACK platforms include: STACK Media, one of the top sports properties on the Internet, with an average of 4.8 million unique visitors per month; STACK Magazine, targeted to high school athletes, with a circulation of 810,000 and readership of nearly 5 million, distributed in 12,000 high schools nationwide;, the digital home of all STACK content and web-based tools; STACK TV, an online platform with a library of more than 6,000 proprietary videos; the STACK Blog, updated daily for serious athletes interested in sports performance and lifestyle content; and MySTACK, a social networking and recruiting site for high school athletes. Learn more at

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