Fitness Leadership Awards

The recipient of the 2022 BCRPA Fitness Professional of the Year Award will be announced at BCFit®'22!

 

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 Current Recipient Awards Past Recipients

 


About the Awards

BCRPA Fitness Leaders are the best in the business, and we want to highlight and celebrate all that they do.

Our current annual award includes:

Fitness Professional of the Year Award

BCRPA's 2022 Fitness Professional of the Year award recognizes a BCRPA Registered Fitness Leader who has demonstrated strength in bringing individuals and communities together, 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.

This year’s award also seeks to highlight fitness leaders who are supporting diversity, equity and/or inclusion.

Selection Criteria:

Each nominee will be evaluated on the following:

  • 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.
  • Support and encouragement of greater diversity, equity and inclusion within physical activity.
  • Significant contribution to the professional credibility and promotion of fitness leadership in BC.

Benefits to the Award Recipient:

  • Honoured at the Fitness Award Ceremony during the BCFit®'22 conference, happening September 18, 2022
  • Complimentary registration to BCFit'22 (Sept 18, 2022)
  • 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 2022/23 Annual Report
  • Beautiful award

Eligibility Requirements:

Nominee must have current BCRPA Registration.

2022 Award Recipient to be announced at BCFit'22:

The nomination period for the 2022 BCRPA Fitness Professional of the Year Award has closed.

The award recipient will be announced at BCFit'22, happening Sept 18, 2022 at Port Coquitlam Community Centre. Click here to learn more about BCFit'22.


If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Connie Mah, Administrator, by email.

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2021 Fitness Professional of the Year

2021 Fitnessaward Winner Insta V3Andrew Alcalde

Andrew is a BCRPA Registered Fitness Leader and Group Fitness Instructor and a highly respected leader in Vancouver’s fitness community. Andrew is widely known for his accessible, personable, and entertaining training style, balancing fitness with fun to engage and motivate his clients and community members. His supportive and energetic approach allows all individuals, from beginners to fitness enthusiasts, to reach far beyond their fitness goals.

Andrew’s inspirational fitness classes have been a lifeline for many during the past pandemic year. He was nominated for this award by multiple individuals, including a Critical Care Nurse who sought out Andrew’s classes not only to stay active, but to support her mental and physical health. Andrew also chose to support those who may have seen a reduction in income or job loss due to COVID-19 by providing no-cost small group classes as well as free online classes.

Andrew’s creative approach to teaching makes his classes accessible and allows even someone brand new to physical activity to feel welcome. “His classes feel more like a party with friends than a workout you have to suffer through,” said one Award Nominator.

In addition to receiving this honour from BCRPA, Andrew was also named one of Canada’s Top Fitness Instructors in 2021 by IMPACT Magazine.

Click here to read the complete Media Release.

 

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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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