About the Author
Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.D., FACSM, is the Chief Exercise Physiologist/Vice President of Educational Services for the American Council on Exericse. Prior to that, Dr. Bryant was the senior vice president of research and development/sports medicine for Stairmaster Sports/Medical products, Inc., Kirkland, WA. Previously, he served on the exercise science faculties of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Penn State University, and Arizona State University. He lectures nationally and internationally on many topics related to exercise, fitness, and health. Dr. Bryant is an accomplished writer and has published articles in a variety of scientific and trade journals, including Fitness Management; the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation; Medicine and Science and Exercise; Muscular Development, etc. An active member and fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, Dr. Bryant serves on the ACSM Certification Committee and is an ACSM--certified exercise specialist.
Barry Franklin, Ph.D., FACSM, has been director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and Exercise Laboratories at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan, since 1985. He is also Professor of Physiology at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit. Recently, he was elected President of the American College of Sports Medicine (19992000). He serves as immediate past editorinchief of the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, and is an Associate Editor of ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal. Dr. Franklin has authored or coauthored over 300 scholastic papers, abstracts, chapters and books.
Jason Conviser, Ph.D. is vice president of clinical services for Bally Total Fitness, the largest health club corporation in North America with over 290 fitness centers and 4 million members and annually services 125 million member visits. Dr. Conviser is an expert in articulating the business opportunities for the fitness industry. He specializes in developing medical/health club relationships, as well as programs to attract the deconditioned population into existing health clubs.