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Life Fitness announces Top 10 Global Finalists for 2015 Personal Trainers to Watch competition

Life Fitness announces Top 10 Global Finalists for 2015 Personal Trainers to Watch competition
October 19, 2015

Selected from nearly 1,000 nominations and a record-breaking 49 countries and territories, 10 elite trainers have emerged to compete for the title of world's best Personal Trainer to Watch.

On 30th October, leading commercial fitness equipment manufacturer Life Fitness, will gather these finalists at David Lloyd Club Turó in Barcelona, Spain, for one last challenge: a final judging event to evaluate their training skills.

Life Fitness President Chris Clawson explains "from Sacramento to Sweden, these Life Fitness top 10 Personal Trainers to Watch finalists come from five different countries that span the globe, but they are united in their commitment to exceptional client support and motivation, and as well as their passion for personal training.

"Each finalist was an inspiration to our judges, and we're honoured to recognize their outstanding achievements."

The top 10 Personal Trainers to Watch finalists are:

• Cris Bradley, Manchester, United Kingdom
• Chris Clough, Virginia, USA
• Amelia-Jane Hoffmann, Auckland, New Zealand (pictured above)
• Charlene Hutsebaut, London, United Kingdom
• Greg Johnson, California, USA
• Patrick Rapp, Västerås, Sweden
• Will Taylor, Tennessee, USA
• Michael Warren, Newcastle, United Kingdom
• Dave Whiteis, Alabama, USA
• Lisa Workman, Edmonton, Canada

Finalists were selected based on personal values, innovative training philosophies, education and experience. Judges included experts from Life Fitness and its educational arm, Life Fitness Academy, as well as the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPs), EuropeActive, American Council on Exercise (ACE) and past competition winners.

The top 10 finalists will compete in the program's day-long live judging event on 30th October, where they will be evaluated on their ability to motivate, praise and collaborate with a client, as well as enhance the workout experience using the Life Fitness SYNRGY BlueSky outdoor training system.

Clawson added "the multi-functional aspects of the SYNGRY BlueSky outdoor training system offer the ideal opportunity to evaluate a trainer's knowledge, flexibility and client interaction.

"We look forward to evaluating these elite trainers first-hand as they share best practices and develop customized workouts on this cutting edge equipment."

Personal Trainers to Watch Partners
ICREPs, EuropeActive, Life Fitness Academy and ACE are dedicated to ensuring that fitness industry professionals have the necessary skills and training to provide their clients with the highest quality workout and fitness guidance available.

The International Confederation of Registers of Exercise Professionals (ICREPs) is an international partnership between registration bodies around the world that register exercise professionals. ICREPs members operate over four continents, in seven countries, and collectively register over 60,000 individual exercise professionals.

EuropeActive, formerly known as The European Health & Fitness Association (EHFA), with its origins in 1996 as a not-for-profit organisation, remains as the unique voice for the European health & fitness sector to all of the main EU Institutions. Its mission is to turn back the tide of inactivity and ensure that MORE PEOPLE become MORE ACTIVE, MORE OFTEN as a result of a functional synergy between all of the sector's actors. 

EuropeActive has, among its membership, more than 10,000 facilities, 19 national trade associations, sector leading suppliers, education providers and individuals.

Life Fitness Academy
Life Fitness Academy delivers exceptional standardized fitness education, accredited by global certifying bodies, around the world. Its mission is to ensure that Life Fitness continues to be the top choice in the industry for both products and education.

The nonprofit American Council on Exercise® (ACE®) educates, certifies, and speaks for a growing network of 50,000-plus fitness professionals, a community ACE is leading in the fight against the obesity epidemic. ACE makes available to the public science-based information and resources on safe and effective physical activity and general healthy living. ACE is the largest provider of health and fitness certifications accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the gold standard in the United States for assessing professional competence.

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