Life Fitness has opened nominations for its world’s best Personal Trainers to Watch competition, in partnership with the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPs), EuropeActive, Life Fitness Academy and the American Council on Exercise® (ACE®).


We are delighted to be supporting this year’s competition and highly encourage our members to take part, as many of you may remember that REPs member Kim Ingleby one the coveted prize last year.


Now in its fourth year, the Personal Trainers to Watch programme recognises and rewards elite trainers around the world who embody passion and commitment to the profession. Nominations will be collected throughout the month of July, and the top 10 finalists will compete in a live global competition this fall to determine the winner.


Head of Membership Greg Small commented:


“This is a fantastic opportunity for our members to get in involved in. Having seen the impacts this competition has had on REPs member Kim Ingleby, this certainly can be  a life changing competition for the winner, and I would highly encourage them to enter this prestigious competition”


“The 2013 Personal Trainers to Watch programme earned worldwide support and recognition, with nearly 1,500 entries from personal trainers in 43 countries,” said Chris Clawson, president of Life Fitness.


He continued to say:


“This year, we continue to expand the reach and impact of the program, and we look forward to finding those trainers who share our passion for enhancing the profession’s growth and success.”


Exercisers, personal trainers and gym owners alike can visit the LifeFitness website 1st and 31st July 2014, to nominate a personal trainer who supports a powerful vision, exemplary commitment to enhancing client experiences and pursues continuing education for mastery of the profession. Nominees also will be judged on leadership, client motivation, inspiration and previous recognitions. Ten finalists will be invited for a final round of judging where they will be immersed in popular training techniques incorporating the Life Fitness Synrgy360, a state-of-the-art functional training system.


All finalists will receive an expense-paid trip for final evaluation, continuing education course credit from Life Fitness Academy, international recognition and a personalized award plaque.


The grand prize winner will receive $5,000 USD toward his or her personal training business, international media recognition as the global 2014 Personal Trainer to Watch, continuing education course credit from the Life Fitness Academy and a personalised award plaque.  



The Personal Trainers to Watch programme will be judged by six esteemed fitness industry experts:

  • Kim Ingleby – 2013 Personal Trainer to Watch winner and REPs Member
  • Alexis Batrakoulis – Member of the Standards Council of EuropeActive
  • Richard Beddie – Chair of ICREPs and CEO of Fitness New Zealand
  • Anthony J. Wall – Director of professional education for ACE
  • Joanne Blackerby – 2012 Personal Trainer to Watch winner and owner of Spirit Fitness Training in Austin, Texas
  • Chris Clawson – President of Life Fitness

Finalists will be announced in the autumn, and the top Personal Trainer to Watch will be announced globally following the live event later in the year.


So what are you waiting for? Why not enter or nominate someone today! Visit for further details.


Please note: Nominations are limited to one entry per person; however, trainers can be nominated by multiple people.