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Award Application Questions for Fitness Instructors

Walking the Walk

  • What current/active group fitness certifications do you currently hold?
  • How many group fitness classes do you teach on a weekly basis?
  • What type of group fitness classes do you teach?
  • What have you personally done to be the best group fitness instructor possible? Please provide specific examples.
  • What is your proudest accomplishment?

Making a Difference in the Industry

  • Describe your contributions to the professional credibility, development and/or awareness of the personal training industry. Summarize your participation in local, national and/or international industry-related events, committees, task forces, publications (please list) and presentations.

Inspiring Others

  • IDEA’s mission is to Inspire the World to Fitness. Detail how you personally inspire your world to fitness. Describe the impact you have had on your students, your peers, and your community. Include letters from two individuals whose lives you’ve impacted

Making a Difference in Your Community

  • What have you done to impact the health and fitness of your community? Include any volunteer work, free programs/classes, community outreach, fundraisers, etc.

Committing to Equity and Inclusion

  • IDEA Health & Fitness Association’s staff and members pledge to oppose prejudice, bigotry and racism and create inclusive and welcoming spaces for all humans. Please describe how your community and fitness industry contributions and efforts align with this pledge.