Volleyball Superstar, Healthy Living Expert Gabby Reece Selects National Academy of Sports Medicine

Iconic Fitness Role Model Digs Deep into Health and Wellness Education,
Becomes NASM Certified Personal Trainer
to Serve up Valuable Expertise

Chandler, Ariz. (May XX, 2013) – The National Academy of Sports Medicine, a global leader in evidence-based certified personal training, today announces Gabby Reece, a portrait of fitness and health, is taking on her next big challenge, becoming a NASM Certified Personal Trainer.

A professional volleyball legend whose popularity and success launched careers as a sports announcer, model, actress and author, Reece’s newest adventure is one that will continue to inspire her fans. She is utilizing NASM’s extensive educational resources to develop a series of articles on fitness, nutrition and healthy living to share with her global following, while becoming a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. Reece will provide advice on exercise, proper diet and overall well-being, as well as blog about her journey on her highly popular website, GabbyandLaird.com, as she earns the industry’s most sought-after and highly respected certification – NASM’s Certified Personal Trainer (CPT).

“My entire career has been built on health and fitness, and I want to continue to educate myself in order to better inspire others to achieve their personal fitness goals, as well as enjoy all the benefits of healthy living,” Reece said. “Staying healthy and being fit is an ongoing journey, and I believe the combination of regular physical activity and proper nutrition has the power to transform lives, instill confidence and bring out the best in people.”

Reece is currently studying for the CPT exam, a rigorous test that ensures proficiency in fitness assessments and training techniques, muscle groups, weight-loss measures and nutrition. The certification is considered the gold standard in the industry, reserved for the most respected certified personal trainers in the country.

“Gabby Reece is an exceptional athlete who was influential to both men and women and helped to grow the popularity of sand volleyball. But, what resonates, is that she has continued to be a role model off the volleyball court. Even after she stopped competing, she never let go of the idea of fitness and how it can improve one’s quality of life,” said Andrew Wyant, president of NASM.

For the most part, Reece will use her certification to further her personal knowledge about fitness and will share her tips on GabbyandLaird.com, a website she developed with husband and world-famous surfer Laird Hamilton. Their site gives practical advice on nutrition, fitness and self-motivation – all through the lens of two experienced athletes with extensive firsthand knowledge on how to optimize the results of a fitness program. Visitors will find useful articles, suggested workouts, video tutorials, plus easily applicable tips and personal anecdotes from both Reece and Hamilton.

For more information about the NASM CPT that Reece is pursuing, visit www.nasm.org.