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National Military Family Association Teams Up with AcaciaTV to Keep Military Families Across the Globe Healthy & Fit

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 11, 2015

The National Military Family Association (NMFA), a nonprofit that works to strengthen and protect military families, and AcaciaTV, whose mission is to keep families healthy and fit while making exercise easy and accessible for everyone, are teaming up to give service members and their families a way to stay fit from the comfort of their own homes.

AcaciaTV members have access to more than 100 workouts through a subscription-based platform which they can stream from US. Acacia.TV anywhere and anytime.

“More than 75% of military families live off base, and many of those families are living in rural areas where they dont have access to a fitness center, said NMFA Executive Director Joyce Raezer. We are excited to work with AcaciaTV to give families access to hundreds of workout videos at a special, discounted rate.

AcaciaTV offers workouts for all fitness levels and each workout is approximately 20 minutes. In addition to the vast library, AcaciaTV offers support from experts and trainers in a private Facebook community.

For each new membership, AcaciaTV will make a donation to NMFA to help support military families. In addition, AcaciaTV is offering a 35% discount for military families who sign up during May, which is Military Appreciation Month.

We are thrilled to support NMFA and their amazing initiatives, said Allison Rand, AcaciaTV General Manager. AcaciaTV trainers and experts are on hand to help our military families set and reach their fitness goals with quality programs, support and advice.

To subscribe to AcaciaTV through NMFA, go to US.Acacia.TV and use promo code: AcaciaMilitaryFamily.

About the National Military Family Association

The National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit dedicated to serving the families who stand behind the uniform. Since 1969, NMFA has worked to strengthen and protect millions of families through its advocacy and programs. They provide spouse scholarships, camps for military kids, and retreats for families reconnecting after deployment and for the families of the wounded, ill, or injured. NMFA serves the families of the currently serving, retired, wounded or fallen members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Commissioned Corps of the USPHS and NOAA. To get involved or to learn more, visit http://www.MilitaryFamily.org.

About AcaciaTV

AcaciaTV is a leading subscription-based streaming fitness service easily accessible on a variety of platforms/devices. Members have complete access to more than 100 workouts in a diverse range of disciplines which they can stream anywhere at any time. Acacia TVs workouts feature many of the top fitness instructors in the country, including multiple workouts from the worlds leading female yoga instructor Shiva Rea, the critically-acclaimed, best-selling Exhale: Core Fusion DVD series, workouts from SparkPeople, fitness icon Kathy Smith, and celebrities like reality star and talk show host Bethenny Frankel, Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi, and Olympic boxing medalist Marlen Esparza. AcaciaTV also features new themed 20-minute workouts each month from trainers Kristin McGee, Amanda Young, Deazie Gibson, Gerren Liles and Liz LeFrois. Consumers can visit Acacia TV at US.Acacia.TV and easily try out the service with its 10-day free trial. The channel is for all fitness levels, offering workouts from beginners through advanced.

RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) is a premier independent owner, developer, licensee, and distributor of entertainment content and programming in primarily North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia. RLJE is a leader in numerous genres via its owned and distributed brands such as Acorn (British TV), Image (feature films, stand-up comedy), UMC (urban), Acacia (fitness), Athena (documentaries), and Madacy (gift sets). These titles are distributed in multiple formats including broadcast television (including satellite and cable), theatrical and non-theatrical, DVD, Blu-Ray, digital download, and digital streaming.

Via its relationship with Agatha Christie Limited, a company that RLJE owns 64% of, RLJE manages the intellectual property and publishing rights to some of the greatest works of mystery fiction, including stories of the iconic sleuths Miss Marple and Poirot. RLJE also owns all rights to the hit UK mystery series Foyles War.

RLJE leverages its management experience to acquire, distribute and monetize existing and original content for its many distribution channels, including its branded digital subscription channels, Acorn TV, Acacia TV, and UMC, and engages distinct audiences with programming that appeals directly to their unique viewing interests. Through its proprietary e-commerce web sites and print catalogs for the Acorn and Acacia brands, RLJE has direct contacts and billing relationships with millions of consumers.

Mark Mueckenheim Appointed Director of the Graduate Program of the School of Architecture, Academy of Art University, San Francisco; Prestigious Visiting Study Workshop with U.K.s Architecture Association Announced for Summer 2014

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2013

Academy of Art University announced today the appointment of Mark Mueckenheim as Director of the Graduate Program of the School of Architecture. Mueckenheim brings an extensive array of career accomplishments and an international perspective that will substantially impact the creative growth and professional reach of the school.

We are thrilled to welcome Mark to our School of Architecture. His impressive professional work and dynamic leadership will be transformational for our program, said Dr. Elisa Stephens, President of the Academy of Art University.

Premiering at the Academy of Art University in the summer of 2014 is the highly acclaimed AA Visiting School, the world-renowned program of the reputed Architectural Association School of Architecture, located in central London. The design challenge for this upcoming 2014 summer is to create lightweight architectural flying kites, utilizing digital manufacturing such as laser cutting and 3D printing. Furthermore, the workshop will apply projection and mapping software that will augment the physical structure and surfaces in flight. The workshop is open to current architecture and design students from any institution, Ph.D. candidates, and young design professionals.

The AA summer school that we are hosting at the Academy in 2014 offers a great opportunity to get hands-on experience with some of the most advanced technology available to inform advanced architectural design thinking, said Mueckenheim.

Mueckenheim is a licensed architect in Germany and the European Union, the principal of MCKNHM Architects, and the co-author of the book Inspiration – Contemporary Design Methods in Architecture, released by BIS Publishers in 2012. Before establishing his own architecture practice in 2001, he worked and collaborated with different architecture firms in Germany, the USA and England, gaining extensive experience from concept to realization on various projects of internationally recognized design excellence.

Mueckenheims award-winning work has been featured in various international books and journals, and has also gained reputation through a number of exhibitions in Germany and abroadmost recently the House of Architecture in Lille, France; the German Architecture center in Berlin; and the 12th Architecture Biennale in Venice.

Mueckenheim has lectured and acted as a guest critic at numerous institutions in Germany and abroad. Among other schools, he taught for more than six years at the distinguished RWTH Aachen University before being appointed as a visiting professor at the TU Munich from 2009 to 2012.

Educated in Germany, the United States, and England, sponsored by a Fulbright scholarship and a DAAD grant from the German government, Mueckenheim received his Master of Architecture from Parsons School of Design, New York, and his Graduate Diploma in Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.

The School of Architecture at the Academy of Art University has an extensive onsite program and facilities in the SOMA district of San Francisco, as well as an accredited online M.Arch. program with the same course and studio classes as the onsite program. The online degree program gives students the flexibility to take some or all of their coursework online, and the ability to work with local and global instructors on an individual basis. For more information visit http://www.academyart.edu/architecture-school.

About Academy of Art University

Academy of Art University, the largest private university of art and design in the United States, is educating students for the art and design jobs of the 21st Century. Established in 1929, the Academy is an output-based higher education model that provides open admissions to all students, but imposes a rigorous curriculum that requires the students to produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates a mastery of their field in order to graduate. Students are taught by a faculty of professionals from the existing marketplace, both online and on campus in San Francisco, who provide them with an understanding of what it takes to succeed in todays business environment. The Academys hands-on curriculum produces graduates that possess great artistic and design skills — and equally as important, the ability to put those talents to work immediately after graduation. As a result, Academy graduates are ready to compete for and win the jobs of the 21st Century in the fields of Acting, Advertising, Animation & Visual Effects, Architecture, Art Education, Art History, Fashion, Fashion Journalism, Fashion Styling, Fine Art, Game Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture & Design, Jewelry & Metal Arts, Landscape Architecture, Motion Pictures & Television, Multimedia Communications, Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media, Photography, Visual Development, Web Design & New Media and Art Teaching Credential. Academy of Art University is accredited by WASC, NASAD, Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) (BFA/MFA-IAD), and NAAB (B-ARCH*, M-ARCH), California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). *B-ARCH program in candidacy status. Visit http://www.academyart.edu for more information.

For more information, please contact Susan Toland at stoland(at)academyart(dot)edu or 415-618-6515