SAN DIEGO, CA – November 11, 2023 – IDEA® Health & Fitness Association CEO and Owner Amy Boone Thompson has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Woman of the Year – Industry category in the 20th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor the achievements of women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run—worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business award.

Nicknamed the Steviesfor the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners Friday night during a gala event attended by nominees and their guests at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The event was broadcast via Livestream.

More than 1,600 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 100 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women and Women Run Workplace of the Year. Amy Boone Thompson won in the Woman of the Year – Industry category for the Health & Fitness industry.

“I have always been told The Stevies are the most esteemed awards given for Business leaders. So, to be recognized for our achievements in the business I believe in so deeply, while representing the health and fitness industry I have been incessantly committed to, is an immense honor,” says Thompson. “This reaffirms IDEA’s role in supporting all fitness professionals globally and will propel our team that has completely transformed a trusted legacy brand to be relevant for todays and tomorrow’s fitness professionals. And we are just getting started. Thank you to the judges and Stevie Awards for this mark of distinction.”

Amy Boone Thompson is the owner and chief executive officer of IDEA Health & Fitness Association, and is a three-decade career fitness professional, wellness advocate and business owner/leader. She has held every role—from practitioner to presenter to executive—and leads from a place of connection, service, and purposeful impact. Her entrepreneurial spirit, combined with her rich experience as a business and media executive, are the catalysts to her award-winning leadership.  

Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 business professionals around the world, working on six juries.

Maggie Miller, president of the Stevie Awards, said, “In its 20th year, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business received an outstanding body of nominations from women in organizations of all types, in 26 nations. We are gratified by how meaningful it is to women to win a Stevie Award, and how impactful it can be on the futures of their careers and their organizations. We congratulate all of this year’s Grand, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners for their achievements.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of winners in all categories are available at

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About IDEA® Health & Fitness Association  
IDEA Health & Fitness Association has served as the world’s leading organization of fitness and wellness professionals for 40 years. IDEA delivers world-class content and continuing education to fitness professionals, business owners and allied health professionals via a vast content library, including the award-winning IDEA Fitness Journal and in-person events. IDEA powers fit pros through fitness, business, and nutrition conferences, and with more than 900 streaming videos and digital courses, available on Additionally, IDEA FitnessConnect offers the largest national, industry-wide directory linking over 275,000 fitness professionals to more than 40 million consumers. We Inspire the World to Fitness® with the passion and dedication of IDEA Members in more than 80 countries.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A ninth program, the Stevie Awards for Technology Excellence, will debut in 2024.  Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at