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SCHILLER PARK, Ill., May 8, 2012 – Life Fitness today announced its selection of judges for the 2012 global Personal Trainers to Watch program, an effort to recognize personal trainers for fitness excellence. The panel of five esteemed industry experts ranges from exercise physiologists to published authors, and has been hand-selected to determine one winner and 10 finalists by scoring online nominations from across the world.
Expanded to a global market for the first time since its launch in 2011, the Personal Trainers to Watch program calls for the nomination of fitness professionals who exude a passion for health and aim to better the lives of their clients.
“After taking Personal Trainers to Watch to a global market, it was important to select a well-rounded judging panel that could relate to an international nomination base,” said Chris Clawson, Life Fitness president. “We’re thrilled to give deserving personal trainers a chance to connect with some of the world’s most established and successful fitness professionals.”
2012 Personal Trainers to Watch Judging Panel
Clients, gym owners and fellow trainers can visit www.LifeFitness.com/PersonalTrainers to nominate a personal trainer who they feel has what it takes to be named the world’s best. A set of criteria will be used to determine the winner and 10 finalists. The judging panel will consider information like trainers’ community involvement; client testimonials and hours spent training to gauge its selection of the 2012 Personal Trainers to Watch.
Life Fitness teamed with international fitness resource FitPro and PTontheNet to launch this year’s Personal Trainers to Watch program. The winning trainer will receive a high-value package of personal training tools including continuing education courses, a piece of Life Fitness equipment, global media recognition and $5,000 to be put toward a personal training business.
Nominations for the 2012 Personal Trainers to Watch program can be made now through July 31, 2012; winners will be announced globally in November 2012. To nominate a personal trainer and view official program rules, visit www.LifeFitness.com/PersonalTrainers. Nominations are limited to one entry per person. The Personal Trainers to Watch program is open to all global markets.
More information about the 2012 Personal Trainers to Watch judging panel can be found by visiting www.LifeFitness.com/PersonalTrainers.
About Life Fitness
Life Fitness is the global leader in providing commercial fitness equipment. 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).
FitPro North America is the premier provider of high quality educational resources for fitness professionals, including personal trainers, group fitness instructors, coaches, fitness managers and health club owners. Specializing in continuing education and expert resources, FitPro North America was founded on the premise that a well-educated fitness professional will inspire clients and succeed.
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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.