Fitness Leadership Awards Information

The Fitness Leadership awards are presented as recognition to BCRPA Registered Fitness Leaders who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to fitness leadership in the Community by motivating and influencing the active and under-active to commit to a physically active lifestyle. These awards recognize a professional commitment through community and industry involvement to the enhancement of fitness leadership in British Columbia.

The three award categories reflect the three different areas that BCRPA Registered Fitness Leaders practice in:

  • front-line Fitness Leader;
  • Program Directors/Manager; and
  • Educator.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 BCRPA Fitness Leader Awards

Nominations are now closed.

The Annual Fitness Leadership Awards are presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to fitness leadership in the community. The recipients are BCRPA Registered Fitness Leaders who motivate and influence British Columbians to commit to a physically active lifestyle, leading to an enhanced quality of life.

Award categories include:

  • Fitness Leader of the Year
  • Program Director/Manager of the Year
  • Educator of the Year

If you know of a BCRPA Fitness Leader who deserves to be recognized for their contributions to the fitness industry, we want to hear about it!

The 2016 award recipients will be recognized at BCFit® '16 on Saturday, September 10th.

 

Award Descriptions and Selection Criteria

Each nominee will be evaluated on the following:

Fitness Leader of the Year

  • Inspirational teaching and motivational methods to encourage the active and and under-active to maintain or initiate a physically active lifestyle.
  • Demonstrated impact of program(s) or service(s) in having increased community awareness of the benefits of physical activity.
  • Significant contribution to the professional credibility and promotion of fitness leadership in BC.
  • Participation or developmental role in fitness industry related events and outreach programs (fundraisers, events, awareness campaigns, newspaper and magazine contributions, lectures and demonstrations).

Program Director/Manager of the Year

  • Effective mentoring and motivational methods are used to develop a committed, inspired and engaged staff team.
  • Development of unique/creative programs(s) or service(s) that increased community awareness of the benefits of physical activity.
  • Significant contribution to the professional credibility and promotion of fitness leadership in BC.
  • Participation or developmental role in fitness industry related events and outreach programs (fundraisers, events, awareness campaigns, newspaper and magazine contributions, lectures and demonstrations).

Educator of the Year

  • Demonstrates commitment to their own learning.
  • Creation of unique and innovative teaching strategies to inspire students maximize learning are exhibited.
  • Leadership within fitness education community is demonstrated.
  • Significant contribution to the professional credibility and promotion of fitness leadership in BC.

The complete Selection Rubric can be viewed here.

 

Benefits to Award Recipients

  • Honoured at the annual BCFit® '16 conference
  • Featured on the BCRPA website
  • Feature and photo in FitLifeBC Magazine
  • Beautiful award for the recipient to display
  • Complimentary registration to BCFit® '17
  • Press releases to targeted local media in winner's community
  • Award certificate

Check out BCFit® '16