2015 Fitness Hall of Fame Incuctees
Cassandra Forsythe is the 2015 Inductee for the Trend Setter category:
Chris Powell is the 2015 Inductee for the Educational Leader/Innovator category:
2014 Fitness Hall of Fame Incuctees
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
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.
Louie Simmons: Created Westside Barbell Method of Training
Alwyn Cosgrove: Coach, Speaker, Author, Presenter
Jillian Michaels: Trainer from the TV show The Biggest Loser, Best-selling Author, Video Star
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.
Jack 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 Legacy Award.”