Tracy Keibler is honored with President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Community Leadership Award
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May 2, 2016
Eden Prairie, MN—The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition has selected Tracy Keibler, Executive Director of ApparentPlan to receive a 2016 President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Community Leadership Award. The award is given annually to individuals or organizations who improve the lives of others within their community by providing or enhancing opportunities to engage in sports, physical activities, fitness, and nutrition-related programs.
Ms. Keibler is the founding director of ApparentPlan, an organization dedicated to helping people age with exuberance and vitality – no matter what chronic conditions or life challenges one is trying to manage. ApparentPlan partners with faith communities from Edina to Rosemount helping people realize their goals of healthy aging. “Our mantra is ‘Eat Right. Exercise. Don’t Fall Down’ and our tai chi and nutrition classes address these three critical components of aging well,” Keibler says.
“Tracy has worked to consistently promote opportunities for individuals to lead healthy lifestyles through physical activity and/or healthy nutrition,” says Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director of the Office of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. “Because of Ms. Keibler’s efforts and contributions through ApparentPlan, the communities they serve can embrace a more active lifestyle. Together, we are all working to make our nation a healthier one by helping individuals across the nation live vibrant, vivacious, and productive lives.”
“I have worked with Tracy often over the years,” says Senator David Hann, “She served the State on the Minnesota Board on Aging and has been a passionate advocate for the health and wellbeing of older adults for many years. This is a well-deserved honor for a gifted and compassionate community leader.”
This year, in honor of its 60th Anniversary, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition presented the Community Leadership Award to 60 recipients across the country for making sports, physical activity, fitness, and nutrition-related programs available in their communities.
About the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition
The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (President’s Council) educates, engages and empowers Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. The President’s Council is composed of up to 25 volunteer citizens, including athletes, chefs, physicians, fitness and nutrition professionals, and physical educators, who are appointed by the President and serve in an advisory capacity through the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The President’s Council is co-chaired by NFL quarterback Drew Brees and Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes. The President’s Council also develops strategic partnerships to promote programs and initiatives that motivate people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to lead healthy, active lifestyles. For more information, please visit the website: www.fitness.gov and follow the President’s Council on Twitter @FitnessGov.