Fitness Leadership Awards

BCRPA's Annual Fitness Leadership Awards recognize BCRPA Registered Fitness Leaders who make outstanding contributions to BC's fitness industry - who inspires, informs, and actively models promotion of active and healthy lifestyles.

Awards About Awards Past Recipients

 


About the Awards

This past year has been like no other. This year's award celebrates a BCRPA Registered Fitness Leader who has shown exceptional resilience during this difficult time.

BCRPA's 2021 Fitness Professional of the Year award, will recognize a BCRPA Registered Fitness Leader who has demonstrated resiliency throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and has made outstanding contributions to fitness leadership in their community by motivating, educating and influencing active and under-active individuals to commit to a physically active lifestyle.

Benefits to the Award Recipient:

  • Honoured at the Fitness Award Ceremony during the BCFit®'21 conference, happening virtually (Fitness Award Ceremony is happening September 30, 2021)
  • Complimentary registration to BCFit'21 (Sept 28-30, 2021)
  • Waiving of next BCRPA registration renewal fees (renewal requirements still need to be met)
  • Award Recipient Announcement (media release) sent to local media
  • Featured on the BCRPA website & social media channels
  • Showcased in BCRPA 2021/22 Annual Report
  • Beautiful award

Eligibility requirements:

Nominee must be a current BCRPA Registered Fitness Leader.


Nomination Criteria & Process

Selection criteria:

Each nominee will be evaluated on the following:

  • Resiliency shown throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, demonstrating creativity and innovation to overcome barriers and emerge stronger
  • Inspirational teaching and motivational methods to encourage active and under-active individuals to initiate or maintain a physically active lifestyle
  • 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

Nomination process:

Nominations can be submitted by anyone, including:

  • Fellow BCRPA Registered Fitness Leaders
  • Managers and Supervisors
  • The public - clients and participants
  • Other fitness leaders

Nominations for BCRPA's 2021 Fitness Professional of the Year Award are now closed.


Submission Deadline and Important Dates

  • Nomination deadline — 11:59 pm PDT on August 18, 2021
  • BCFit'21 Conference — happening virtually, September 28-30, 2021
  • Fitness Award Ceremony — happening 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm, September 30, 2021, as part of the BCFit'21 Conference

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Past Fitness Leadership Award Recipients

2018

Karen Harmon

Fitness Leader of the Year

Karen Harmon

Rhonda Jackson Web

Program Manager/Director of the Year

Rhonda Jackson

 

2017

LynnwaltersFitness Leader of the Year

Lynn Walters

Debbiecheong Educator of the Year

Debbie Cheong

MelanieosmackProgram Manager / Director of the Year

Melanie Osmack

 

2016

GilliangoerzenFitness Leader of the Year

Gillian Goerzen

Aarontews Educator of the Year

Aaron Tews

Sharontaylor Program Manager / Director of the Year

Sharon Taylor

 

2015

Chrissyduncan Fitness Leader of the Year

Chrissy Duncan

Tinagrant

Educator of the Year

Tina Grant

2014

Katelee Fitness Leader of the Year

Kate Lee

Brendaadams Educator of the Year

Brenda Adams

NadiamalekProgram Director / Manager of the Year

Nadia Malek

 

2013

KimmagnanFitness Leader of the Year

Kim Magnan

Chad Benson

Educator of the Year

Chad Benson

Jaimeestokesnelson Program Director/Manager of the Year

Jaimee Stokes Nelson

 

2012

Kimbond 2012

Fitness Leader of the Year

Kim Bond

Andrepotvin 2012

Educator of the Year

André Potvin

Donnarenaud

Program Director/Manager of the Year

Donna Renaud

 

2011

Heatherstanton 2011 Fitness Leader of the Year

Heather Stanton

Melaniegalloway Educator of the Year

Melanie Galloway

Kimbond 2011 Program Director/Manager of the Year

Kim Bond

 

2010

Silviaisachsen Fitness Leader of the Year

Silvia Isachsen

Donnahutchinson Educator of the Year

Donna Hutchinson

Jillamy Program Director of the Year

Jill Amy

 

2009

Beverlymccallum Aquatic Fitness Leader of the Year

Bev McCallum

Hannahfletcher

Group Fitness Leader of the Year

Hanna Fletcher

Kimbond 2009 Program Director of the Year

Kim Bond

 

2008

Mokieburnham Group Fitness Leader of the Year

Mokie Burnham

Nicoleyamanaka Personal Trainer of the Year

Nicole Yamanaka

Andrepotvin 2008 Program Director of the Year

André Potvin

 

2007

GwensanderAquatic Fitness Leader of the Year

Gwen Sander

Danielle KlassenGroup Fitness Leader of the Year

Danielle Klassen

Lorinishi  Personal Trainer of the Year

  Lori Nishi

Coriboguski  Program Director of the Year

  Cori Boguski

 

2006

Heatherstanton 2006Aquatic Fitness Leader of the Year

Heather Stanton

LaurabroughGroup Fitness Leader of the Year

Dr. Laura Brough

Mikkie NettlesPersonal Trainer of the Year

Mikkie Nettles

KimfroomProgram Director of the Year

Kim Froom

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