On June 26, longtime IDEA author and presenter Len Kravitz, PhD, joined the prestigious ranks of the National Fitness Hall of Fame. The organization aims to recognize the accomplishments of “yesterday’s fitness legends and today’s fitness superstars.” To be considered for this honor, an individual must have been involved in fitness for more than 25 years; practice a healthy lifestyle; have genuine concern for the welfare of others; and have work that is nationally recognized.
“Being an inductee in the 2016 Fitness Hall of Fame represents a celebration of my contributions to the fitness industry,” says Kravitz, who is the program coordinator of exercise science and a researcher at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. “With every article I write, conference lecture I present and class I teach, I seek to provide some meaningful education, research and impact to my colleagues and students. In many ways the induction into the Fitness Hall of Fame is an empowering inspiration for me to continue on this journey. My personal philosophy has always been, ‘The road to health and fitness has no finish line.’”
Joining Kravitz this year are personal trainer John Anzari; Frederick C. Hatfield, PhD, president of the International Sports Sciences Association; and the late Callan Pinckney, founder of Callanetics®.