Personal Trainers to Watch
– 2014 Official Rules


 1. HOW TO ENTER: No entry fee or purchase is necessary.  For adults ages 18 and older. To enter the contest, or to nominate a personal trainer for consideration, log on to and complete an official entry form.  

Life Fitness will contact individuals nominated by someone else for verification of information and for a complete application.

One nomination/entry per person.  Multiple entries from a single source will be automatically disqualified.  All entries become the property of Life Fitness and none will be returned.  Life Fitness is not responsible for malfunctions of electronic equipment, computer hardware or software, or other technical problems related to website entries. 

2. ENTRY DEADLINE: Contest starts on July 1, 2014, at 12:00 a.m. EDT. Entries must be received by July 31, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EDT (the “Contest Period”).

3. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Ten finalists will be selected by an industry judging panel taking into consideration the following criteria:  Personal statement, education, tenure as a personal trainer, client experience, third-party endorsements and video entry. The grand prize winner will be evaluated by the judging panel based on participation in a personal trainer’s workshop to be announced by Life Fitness in the Summer of 2014. Workshop attendance is required in order to be named the 2014 Personal Trainers to Watch Awards winner. The grand prize winner will be announced during that workshop. 

Winner must redeem the prize package by December 31, 2014. If the first selected winner is deemed ineligible, a second winner will be selected.  Nine runners up will be selected to receive prizes as outlined below. Runners up will be notified by Life Fitness on or about August 29, 2014.  Life Fitness and its agents shall have the sole right to determine the winners of the contest and Life Fitness’ determination shall be final and binding. Life Fitness reserves the exclusive right to determine winners and reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of the contest without notice as it deems appropriate.   


Grand Prize: One winner (1) will be awarded a $5,000 USD cash prize.  Payment may be made in monthly increments or in one-lump sum, at the sole discretion of Life Fitness.  

The Grand Prize Winner and Nine (9) runners up prizesOne expenses-paid trip to the global final evaluation workshop day with Life Fitness and panel judges. 

One (1) personalized plaque for display at runners’ up affiliated fitness facility.  Finalists will also receive a continuing education course credit from workshop attendance from the Life Fitness Academy. All prizes claimed in accordance with these official rules will be awarded. 

Only the advertised number of prizes will be awarded in accordance with the criteria above. All winners will be responsible for the payment of appropriate state and federal income taxes on prizes awarded.


 a. This contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Employees of Life Fitness and its subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising agencies, and their immediate families, are not eligible to win.

 b. Entrants must be age 18 or older



a. Use of Winners’ Names:  By entering or by completing the application process if the personal trainer was nominated by a third party, each participant grants permission to Life Fitness and its agents and licensees, without further compensation, to use the participant’s name, voice, photograph, likeness, biographical material for print and promotional purposes, in any media worldwide, including, without limitation, print, film, videotape, and on the internet, and to edit the same, in Life Fitness’ discretion.  Winners agree that, if contacted by the media in connection with the contest, any comments they make referencing Life Fitness will be truthful and positive to Life Fitness.  Entrant’s name, address and email address may be shared with Life Fitness’ partners for marketing purposes if entrant opts-in, via his or her entry, to receive such communications.

b. Execution of Affidavit and Release: By entering or by completing the application process if the personal trainer was nominated by a third party, each participant agrees that if selected as a winner, he/she will sign an affidavit of eligibility and publicity release and waiver of liability within ten (10) days of the date of the notification.  If winner is ineligible, unavailable within 48 hours of the first attempt by Life Fitness to contact winner, fails to respond within the deadline, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, prize will be forfeited and awarded to another participant.  If winner is 18 or older, but a minor in his or her country or state of residence, winner’s parent or guardian must sign all required releases and consents.

c. Release Sponsor of Liability: By entering or by completing the application process if the personal trainer was nominated by a third party, participants agree to release Life Fitness and its agents from any claim, loss, liability, damage or injury of any kind arising from their participation in the contest and their acceptance, receipt, use or misuse of the contest prize.

d. No Prize Substitutions:  No substitute prizes are available. Prizes are non-transferable. If the prize becomes unavailable for any reason, Life Fitness reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value.  Non-cash prizes may not be redeemed for cash value.

e. Confirmation of Personal Training Certification:  Entrants must be willing and able to provide satisfactory proof of their personal training certification, including, without limitation, proof of certification completion dates as well as copies of the certification.

f. Disqualification:  Life Fitness reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant who fails or refuses to comply with these official rules, who submits false or misleading information, who enters or attempts to enter the contest, in any manner, or through any means, other than as described in these rules, or who disrupts or attempts to disrupt the contest or circumvents any of these rules.

g. Taxes: Country, state and local taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winners.  Life Fitness will issue a report of the prize to the federal taxing authority of the grand prize winner’s country of residence for the value of the grand prize.  By entering, each entrant agrees that, if selected as a winner, he/she will provide Life Fitness with all information required for Life Fitness to complete the appropriate tax forms and related documents. 

h. Compliance with Laws: All country, state and local laws and regulations apply.

i.  Termination: Life Fitness reserves the right to terminate the contest for any or no reason, at any time, prior to the entry deadline, or to modify, suspend or terminate the online portion of the contest if infected with computer virus or is otherwise technically impaired.

j.  Applicable Law: All entrants agree that the law of Illinois, the state of Life Fitness’ corporate offices, shall apply exclusively to the contest and that any dispute with respect to the contest shall be resolved in either federal or state courts located in the state of Illinois.  In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an online entrant, the entry will be deemed submitted by the person in whose name the email account is registered.

k. List of Winners:  To obtain a list of prize winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to 9525 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois 60018, Attention: Lauren Platt, for receipt by October 15, 2014.  Winners’ names will also be posted on



a. Life Fitness shall have all rights to publicize the participant’s entry.

b. By submitting an entry or by completing the application process if the personal trainer was nominated by a third party, participant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and permits Life Fitness to perform telephone or internet background checks of entrants to verify information or otherwise screen participants.

c. Entry constitutes permission to use winners’ name and likeness and entries for publicity purposes without further compensation (except where prohibited by law).  Participants agree to be available for media interviews.

d. Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of litigation (including but not limited to class action), and exclusively by arbitration. Claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this contest, but in no event attorney’s fees. 



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