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National Strength and Conditioning Association NSCA Celebrates Steve Bliss

Steve Bliss receives the 2010 Boyd Epley Lifetime Achievement Award.

ORLANDO, FL – Strength and conditioning coaches, sports scientists and fitness professionals from around the world converged on NSCA’s 33rd National Conference in July 2010 to discover cutting edge research and practical applications in strength and conditioning, presented by the industry’s most elite and respected experts. One of the many exciting events during the conference took place during the Award Ceremonies where distinctive honors were given to several fitness professionals for outstanding achievement.

Accepting for the prestigious Boyd Epley Lifetime Achievement Award was Steve Bliss, CSCS. Bliss earned this special honor in recognition of a long line of achievements in the profession and a history of dedication to the association. Dr. Jay Hoffman, NSCA’s Board President states, “It is a privilege to honor Steve and recognize his achievement,” says Hoffman, “Steve’s well-earned award and his contributions have shaped the NSCA into what it is today.”

“Steve Bliss made a tremendous contribution to the NSCA structure on a national level as President. We're pleased that his impact continues on at the grass roots level as State Director of South Dakota.” - Boyd Epley

Steve’s career highlights include working for Hall of Fame Coach Woody Hayes at Ohio State as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for 10 years, 3 years at the University of Miami, 9 years at N. Dakota State University and Sanford Hospital Wellness Center for the past 12 years.

The NSCA National Conference and Exhibition featured more than 50 educational sessions and research presentations, all designed to help those attending to expand their knowledge and further their careers. The NSCA is the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning. For more information regarding the NSCA and their awards, please visit

About the National Strength & Conditioning Association

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit educational association founded in 1978. Evolving from a membership of 76, the association now serves nearly 30,000 members in 52 countries. Drawing upon its vast network of members, the NSCA develops and presents the most advanced information regarding strength training and conditioning practices, injury prevention, and research findings.

Unlike any other organization, the NSCA brings together a diverse group of professionals from the sport science, athletic, allied health, and fitness industries. These individuals are all in pursuit of achieving a common goal—the utilization of proper strength training and conditioning to improve athletic performance and fitness.

Central to its mission, the NSCA provides a bridge between the scientist in the laboratory and the practitioner in the field. By working to find practical applications for new research findings in the strength and conditioning field, the association fosters the development of strength training and conditioning as a discipline and as a profession.

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the NSCA serves as a valuable resource for its members, the fitness industry, general public, and the media. The association provides a wide variety of resources and opportunities designed to strengthen, build, advance, and unify.

Stacy Bauer Jones | Media Relations Manager | Sioux Falls Region
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