awards

canfitpro Fitness Professional of the Year

Fitness Professional of the Year Awards recognize a canfitpro certified and practicing professional member who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, motivation, and technical and coaching skills that inspire clients to achieve their goals.

2022 FPOY Winners

Applications Now Open

We are now accepting applications for Fitness Professional of the Year 2023!

The submission deadline is May 24, 2023

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Award Criteria

INFLUENCE &
IMPACT

As a canfitpro certified fitness professional, you are achieving success in creating and/or building your brand, building, and marketing your business, and expanding your network and social media presence.

Prepare to list up to 4 professional accomplishments.

LEADERSHIP &
MENTORING

Being a visionary. Knowing your value. Being innovative and bold. Knowing your team or clients. How do you lead or mentor with these qualities in mind?

To support your answer, please be prepared to provide two professional reference letters from a Supervisor/Manager, Client, Mentor or Peer.

CONTINUING
EDUCATION

You are dedicated to professional development in your field which shows your ongoing commitment to education.

Prepare to provide a minimum of one (1) live in-person or online (virtual) educational event (including dates) and one (1) other example of your professional development within the last year.

COMMUNITY
INVOLVEMENT

Being involved in the community means building relationships, creating influence, and offering your professional skills as a fitness leader to best serve your community, whether professional or consumer. How do you serve or work within your community that makes you stand out?

Prepare to provide one (1) example of a charity, association, or industry event where you contributed your time and/or expertise and describe the outcome (be specific).

The Award Package

$2,500 CASH PRIZE

A great gift bag with cool prizes from our sponsors

Complimentary canfitpro certification package

Featured in the canfitpro Magazine cover along with Member Spotlight

Opportunities to present at a canfitpro event

(includes a complimentary event registration)

One-year annual membership

Coaching session with a canfitpro executive to develop your brand and business

Video interview

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STOP: BEFORE YOU SUBMIT ONLINE

To qualify your application for judging you must provide all items requested in the application process. Any application with missing items will be disqualified. Open or print this checklist to help guide you.

Nominate Yourself

Congratulations to Our 2022 Winners!

Eric Wong Kai Pun

Eric Wong Kai Pun

PERSONAL TRAINING SPECIALIST

Melanie Levenberg

Melanie Levenberg

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR SPECIALIST

Past Winners

Vyshnavi Sivakumaran
Vyshnavi Sivakumaran

2021

Personal Training Specialist
of the Year Award

Suaad Ghadban
Suaad Ghadban

2021

Fitness Instructor Specialist
of the Year Award

PTS-FPOY2020
Ruby Smith Diaz

2020

Personal Training Specialist
of the Year Award

FIS-FPOY2020
Tony Felgueiras

2020

Fitness Instructor Specialist
of the Year Award

LISA MASTRACCHIO photo
LISA MASTRACCHIO

2019

Fitness Instructor Specialist
of the Year Award

LAURA JACKSON photo
LAURA JACKSON

2019

Personal Training Specialist
of the Year Award

AMINA KHAN photo
AMINA KHAN

2018

Fitness Instructor Specialist
of the Year Award

DORIS WARD photo
DORIS WARD

2018

Personal Training Specialist
of the Year Award

DIONE MASON photo
DIONE MASON

2017

Fitness Instructor Specialist
of the Year Award

SANGIL JO photo
SANGIL JO

2017

Personal Training Specialist
of the Year Award

TRINA MEDVES photo
TRINA MEDVES

2016

Fitness Instructor Specialist
of the Year Award

NADINE VANDEN HEUVEL photo
NADINE VANDEN HEUVEL

2016

Personal Training Specialist
of the Year Award

SANDI KNOX photo
SANDI KNOX

2015

Fitness Instructor Specialist
of the Year Award

RAY ORTIZ photo
RAY ORTIZ

2015

Personal Training Specialist
of the Year Award

MICHELLE SOARES photo
MICHELLE SOARES

2014

Fitness Professional
of the Year

DAVE SMITH photo
DAVE SMITH

2013

Fitness Professional
of the Year

Jules Hilliker
Jules Hilliker

2012

Fitness Professional
of the Year

Dr Aric Sudicky
Dr. Aric Sudicky

2011

Fitness Professional
of the Year

Theresa Carriere
Theresa Carriere

2010

Fitness Professional
of the Year