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About the Author: Dan DeFigio, Director of Basics and Beyond, is also a fitness author who has been featured in such publications as SELF magazine, ACE Certified News, Personal Trainer Magazine, and The Tennessean. He is the former Director of Education for the Club Systems of Tennessee, and a contributing editor to the official journal of the National Federation of Professional Trainers. Dan is recognized by the American Council on Exercise® as one of only a handful of Continuing Education Specialists in the state of Tennessee. He is also a State Examination Official for the National Federation of Professional Trainers, and hosts the television series Fitness Basics and Beyond.