IDEA Industry Awards
2013 Submissions Now Closed - Deadline January 1, 2013!
Now Accepting 2014 Award Applications
IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year
The IDEA Personal Trainer Award recognizes an individual IDEA member who is a certified personal trainer spending at least 15 hours per week actually training clients one-on-one and has demonstrated exceptional leadership, business management, motivational and instructional skills, and who has inspired his or her clients to greater personal growth and a higher level of fitness.Apply Now For 2014
IDEA Program Director of the Year
The IDEA Program Director Award recognizes an individual IDEA member who is a healthy role model, who demonstrates keen professional commitment through community and industry involvement and whose outstanding leadership or creativity inspires staff and influences both active and underactive people to commit to a healthy lifestyle through successful, creative and diverse programming.Apply Now For 2014
IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year
The IDEA Fitness Instructor Award recognizes an individual IDEA member who is a certified group fitness instructor and demonstrates strong leadership skills through community and industry involvement and whose superior instructional abilities and influence as an instructor motivate active and underactive people to commit to healthy lifestyles.Apply Now For 2014
Benefits to Award Recipients
- Recognition from the industry’s leading membership organization
- Complimentary registration to the 2013 IDEA World Fitness Convention™
- Complimentary 1-year IDEA membership
- Beautiful glass award and award certificate for you to display
- Photo and coverage of the award recipient in IDEA magazines and on the IDEA website
- Press releases sent to over 600 media contacts regarding award recipient
- Serve as an IDEA media spokesperson
- Must be a certified fitness professional with active certifications (Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor awards only)
- Must be an active IDEA Member. Sign-up today!
- Must submit application materials by 1/1/2014.
Include a copy of your resumé, not to exceed three pages. The resumé should detail the number of years you’ve been in the industry, your current role, your major accomplishments and educational background, and the certification(s) you hold.
*Keep in mind, the preliminary application review will be based solely on the resumé, so please be sure this document includes any pertinent information you wish for the judging committee to know about you. The top applicants based on this preliminary review will have their entire application packets reviewed, and three candidates will be selected as finalists for the award.*
b. Headshot photo
Provide one digital, color photograph of yourself (preferably a head shot) that can be used in a publication and slide presentation. Photograph should be at least 300dpi and saved as a .TIFF file.
c. Essay Responses
In the application link you will find different questions for each of the three awards. In the responses you will describe how you:
Walk the Walk
Make a Difference in Your Community
d. Letters of Reference
Supply two reference letters in support of the two stories in which you described how you or your program inspired a client.
e. Magazine/Newspaper Appearances (optional)
Include up to three newspaper or magazine clippings about you and your program(s) or facility. Please photocopy them on 8 1/2” x 11” paper, reducing clippings to fit if necessary. If more than three clippings are provided, they will not be reviewed as part of the application process and will be discarded.