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Welcome to the Fitness Hall of Fame

This is the home of the leaders and brightest minds in the fitness industry from around the world.  It is the mission of the FHOF to honor the most significant contributors and icons in the fitness industry, and to provide a learning experience for those who wish to follow in their footsteps. Each year, leaders and legends are nominated in a variety of categories.

2014 Fitness Hall of Fame Inductees


AJ Roberts: World Powerlifting Champion, Trainer, Coach, Entrepreneur, Podcaster


Bill Beck III:
Coach, Trainer, Speaker, Entrepreneur


Pavel Tsatsouline: World’s leading expert on Kettlebells


Eric Cressey: Leading Sports Coach, Speaker, Author

2014 educational-leader final vote

Louie Simmons: Created Westside Barbell Method of Training


Pavel Tsatsouline: World’s leading expert on Kettlebells

2014 innovator inventor final vote

Alwyn Cosgrove: Coach, Speaker, Author, Presenter


Jillian Michaels: Trainer from the TV show The Biggest Loser, Best-selling Author, Video Star

2014 trainer-coach final vote

Arnold-schwarzenegger-fitness-hall-of-fame Arnold Schwarzenegger: Schwarzenegger is considered among the most important figures in the history of bodybuilding, and his legacy is commemorated in the Arnold Classic annual bodybuilding competition. Schwarzenegger has remained a prominent face in the bodybuilding sport long after his retirement, in part because of his ownership of gyms and fitness magazines. He has presided over numerous contests and awards shows.


Bill Phillips: Best known for his book and movement “Body for Life” and being the pioneer of the body transformation competition phenomenon. He is also one of the original leaders in sports nutrition.

2014 living legend final vote


Legacy Winner:

jack-lalanne-2402014 legacy final voteJack LaLanne: A man ahead of his time, was into fitness before fitness was in. He opened the very first modern Health Club in 1936 in Oakland, CA. He developed the first cable pulley and leg extension machine along with the first weight selector, now standards in the fitness industry. Jack was a Chiropractor, body builder, and personal trainer who gained worldwide recognition for his success on his Television Show that ran nationwide for 34 years. He was and is still known as an American fitness, exercise, and nutritional expert, and motivational speaker who is widely referred to as “The Godfather of Fitness”. Through his career, LaLanne won numerous awards including the Horatio Alger Award, President’s Council of Physical Fitness Silver Anniversary Award, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Early Life

Jack LaLanne was born September 26, 1914 in San Francisco, CA and admittedly, during his childhood days was addicted to sugar and junk foods. At age 15, young Jack heard Paul Bragg speak on health and nutrition which had such a powerful influence, it motivated Jack to focus on his diet and exercise habits.

He studied  Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body, concentrated on bodybuilding, Chiropractic and weightlifting, something virtually unheard of in the 1930s. In 1936 he opened the very first modern health club and developed some of the modern equipment whose principles are still used today. Jack was truly a pioneer.

NOTE: Going forward, the “Legacy Division” will be known as the “Jack LaLanne Lifetime Achievement Award.”