National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Recognizes Jim Lorimer with the 2012 NSCA Impact Award

July 12, 2012 - From the U.S. Olympic Committee to his business partner, Arnold Schwarzenegger, there are no boundaries for Lorimer’s passion for sport and fitness.

PROVIDENCE, RI – Strength and conditioning coaches, sports scientists and fitness professionals from around the world converged on NSCA’s 35th National Conference in July 2012 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 Opening Ceremonies where Jim Lorimer was given a special recognition for his contributions and impact in strength and conditioning.

The NSCA Board of Directors created this special award to recognize an individual’s significant contributions to the national and international strength and conditioning or fitness industries. Lorimer is known to be an extremely hardworking and dedicated professional whose passion for sport; in particular, bodybuilding and fitness, is clearly evidenced by the fact that the Arnold Sports Festival has become the largest multi-sport festival in the U.S.

NSCA Founder, Coach Boyd Epley, states, “Compare the Olympic Games which hosts over 9,000 athletes over a ten-day period to the Arnold Sports Festival, which hosts over 18,000 athletes in one weekend in one facility in Columbus, Ohio,” says Epley, “This is a tremendous thing that Jim Lorimer is doing where he hosts several national championships in one weekend where athletes compete in 45 sports.”

The Arnold Sports Festival was chosen to host the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Weightlifting and the 2012 National Championships. The U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Weightlifting was the most prestigious weightlifting event held in Columbus, Ohio since the World Weightlifting Championships in 1970—an event that Lorimer also promoted.

Media Note: For additional information for the NSCA Impact Award, visit or to make arrangements for an interview with Jim Lorimer, please contact Greg Nockleby at 719-632-6722. 


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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 over 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.

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