THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES LEE HANEY AS A MEMBER OF THE PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL ON PHYSICAL FITNESS AND SPORTS
The President today announced his intent to appoint Lee Haney as a member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
Mr. Lee Haney, of Fairburne, Georgia, is one of the greatest bodybuilders in history. He won eight consecutive Mr. Olympia titles, besting Arnold Schwartzenegger's seven-title record. Now retired from body building, Mr. Haney is an educator and trainer and works with many world-class athletes. He owns two fitness centers in Atlanta, one of which is the official wellness center for the city. He is the author of two exercise books and has been recognized by the President's Council on Physical Fitness, The United States Sports Academy and the International Federation of Body Building. In 1994, Mr. Haney established Harvest House, a non-profit retreat facility for children on a forty-acre farm near Atlanta. Harvest House features nature tours, a petting zoo, and an eight week summer camp for 12-15 year-olds. Mr. Haney received a degree in youth counseling from Spartanburg Methodist College.
The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports advises the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on the ways and means of enhancing opportunities for participation in physical fitness and sports activities. Council members also provide visibility to the cause of physical fitness by their participation in events, conferences and similar activities.