Life Fitness Launches Search For The World's Best Personal Trainers To Watch

SCHILLER PARK, IL–(Marketwired – May 30, 2013) – Life Fitness, a global leader in fitness equipment manufacturing, today announces its search for the world’s best Personal Trainers[1] to Watch in partnership with the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPs), an international partnership between exercise professional registration bodies around the world. Now in its third year, the Personal Trainers to Watch program recognizes and rewards trainers around the world that embody the same passion and commitment to healthy lifestyles on which Life Fitness prides itself. Nominations will be collected throughout the month of June and the top 10 finalists will compete during a live global competition this fall to determine the winner.

“Worldwide, the personal training profession is booming as new audiences recognize that professional fitness[2] expertise will help people maintain motivation and achieve their goals,” said Chris Clawson, Life Fitness president. “The first ever Personal Trainers to Watch workshop event, which is a new component to the program, will bring the world’s top trainers together on a global stage to learn new tips and techniques from each other as we celebrate their accomplishments.”

Beginning June 1, exercisers, personal trainers and gym owners alike can visit www.LifeFitness.com/PersonalTrainers[3] to nominate a personal trainer who supports a powerful vision, exemplary commitment to enhancing client experiences, and pursues continuing education for mastery of the profession. Nominees also will be judged on leadership, client motivation, inspiration and previous recognitions. Ten finalists will be invited for a final round of judging where they will be immersed in new training technique incorporating the Life Fitness Synrgy360, a state of the art functional training system.

“ICREPs is dedicated to ensuring that fitness industry professionals have the required skills and training needed so their clients receive the highest quality workout and fitness guidance available,” said ICREPs Chair, Richard Beddie. “We’re excited to partner with Life Fitness this year to honor the top personal trainers worldwide. Our partnership will give these fitness professionals an opportunity to further build their global recognition.”

The grand prize winner will receive:

  • $5,000 USD toward his or her personal training business
  • International media recognition as the global 2013 Personal Trainer to Watch
  • Continuing education course credit from workshop attendance from the Life Fitness Academy
  • Personalized award plaque
  • A one-year membership from world-renowned educational resource PTontheNet and MyGroupFit.com

All finalists will receive an expenses-paid trip for final evaluation, a continuing education course credit from Life Fitness Academy, international recognition and a personalized award plaque.

The Personal Trainers to Watch program will be judged by seven esteemed fitness industry experts:

  • Joanne Blackerby – 2012 Personal Trainer to Watch winner and owner of Spirit Fitness Training in Austin, Texas
  • Chris Clawson – president of Life Fitness
  • Richard Beddie – chair of ICREPs and CEO of Fitness New Zealand
  • Pete McCall, M.S., C.S. – an exercise physiologist with the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the world’s largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization
  • Nicole Nichols – 2011 Personal Trainer to Watch and editor-in-chief of SparkPeople.com, a leading healthy lifestyle website reaching millions online
  • Keith Smith – global master trainer at Life Fitness Academy, the education arm of Life Fitness
  • Thomas Rieger – chairman of the Standards Council of the European Health & Fitness Association

Nominations for the 2013 Personal Trainers to Watch program can be made from June 1-30, 2013. To view the nomination video, visit: www.LifeFitness.com/PTTW2013[4]. Finalists will be announced in August 2013, and the top Personal Trainer to Watch will be announced globally following the live workshop this fall. To nominate a personal trainer and to view official program rules, visit www.LifeFitness.com/PersonalTrainers[5]. Nominations are limited to one entry per person; however, trainers can be nominated by multiple people.

About Life FitnessLife Fitness is the global leader in commercial fitness equipment manufacturing. The company manufactures and sells strength and cardiovascular equipment under the brand names Life Fitness and Hammer Strength and distributes its equipment in more than 120 countries. Headquartered outside Chicago, in Schiller Park, Ill., Life Fitness is a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC).

About ICREPsThe International Confederation of Registers of Exercise Professionals (ICREPs) is an international partnership between registration bodies around the world that register exercise professionals. ICREPs members operate over four continents, in seven countries, and collectively register over 60,000 individual exercise professionals.

Life Fitness is a registered trademark of Brunswick Corporation. Life Fitness, 5100 River Road, Schiller Park, IL 60176. Phone: 847.288.3300, www.lifefitness.com. Follow Life Fitness on Twitter at www.twitter.com/lifefitness[7] or join the Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/lifefitness[8]. [6]


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    • Gem
    • June 1, 2013

    Does Anyone Know Any Fitness Tips That Work? Short fitness tips that really work would be very helpful, thanks.

      • HealthNut
      • June 1, 2013

      To stay fit or become?

      Becoming fit requires motivation and determination. Eating healthy and regular exercise.
      Try avoiding fast food places at all times; don’t skip breakfast (most essential meal of the day).
      Hope this link will help you:

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    What Are The Best Fitness Tips ? I want to know What are the best fitness tips ?

      • HealthNut
      • June 1, 2013

      Fitness Tip 1 :
      Change does not have to be Hard :
      The majority of the fitness tips that you come across nowadays would request you to go for extended exercises in gym and eat only salads in addition to get registered with various elevated priced health clubs. By fitness tips, the majority of us believe that we have to totally change our life-style and thus the majority of us never bother to think about various helpful fitness tips. The terror of abandoning your dietetic habits is one of the obstacles between people and fitness tips.

      Fitness Tip 2 :
      Try to discover the golden signify between over training and concrete, tangible exercises gains and advantages . Calculate carefully the depth, period and frequency of your exercises. You require visible and quick results but a burnout might prove disastrous .

      Fitness Tip 3 :
      No exercises program and no diet will bring long term consequences if you do not make a serious responsibility. Nourish your self motivation and person discipline. Look into the mirror , if your eyes slash and spark at that time you be able to go on. Put Specific Objectives Setting specific goals means that you have to forget going to the fitness center without even knowing the cause you go. For example, set the practical objective of gaining 5 pounds of muscle mass throughout the next couple of months or to improve your bench weight 10 percent. Your exercises, your diet, your supplementation even your brain must be focused on this objective.

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