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Award Application Questions for Fitness Leaders

Walking the Walk

  • Characterize the professional and ethical standards to which you adhere, your personal mission and your goals for the future of the personal training industry.
  • Include a copy of your resumé, not to exceed three pages. The resumé should detail the number of years you’ve been in the business, the extent of your “hands-on” training or teaching experience, your major accomplishments and educational background, and the certification(s) you hold.

Inspiring Others

  • Describe your leadership role in the industry and how your work has positively impacted industry peers.
  • Describe the successful programs, mentorships or content you have developed and specific examples of how this improved your local community and/or the fitness community at large.
  • Give two examples of how you’ve inspired others. Please include two reference letters from clients or fitness professionals whose careers you’ve impacted.

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.

Making a Difference in Your Community

  • Describe your organization and/or development of community events and outreach programs including, but not limited to, charity fundraisers, awareness campaigns, newspaper and magazine articles, lectures and fitness demonstrations.

Committing to Diversity, 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.