Last year, Life Fitness honored personal trainers across America in its first ever Personal Trainers to Watch competition. The program celebrates personal trainers who demonstrate exceptional leadership, business management, motivation and inspiration. Meet last year’s winner, Nicole Nichols, and fellow honorees, below.

Keep watching for this year’s announcements, as we take the program GLOBAL. For more information on how you or your trainer can be considered for the 2012 Personal Trainer’s to Watch competition, click here.


Meet the Winners

Nicole Nichols »

2011 Personal Trainer to Watch/2012 Judge

Michael Koskiniemi »

Personal Trainer


Irv Rubenstein »

Founder and President of S.T.E.P.S., Inc.

Dominique Wakefield »

Director of Fitness & Exercise Studies, Andrews University


Linda Cook »

Personal Trainer

Colin Baldwin »

U.S. Army Specialist


Laura Acosta »

Founder of LifeStyle Wellness LLC

Carol Michaels »

Cancer Exercise Specialist


Jessica Shutters »

Pro Trainer, HealthFitness Corporation

Kathy Ekdahl »

Hudson High School Women’s Lacrosse Coach