The Fitness Hall of Fame™ (an international organization) acknowledges industry leaders from around the world who have made significant contributions to the fitness industry in various ways.
Below are the categories for which someone can be nominated for induction to the Fitness Hall of Fame™. The categories have changed from past years.
- Educational Leader/Innovator: This division is for an individual who has demonstrated a long-term tradition of educational excellence providing education to fitness professionals, and is recognized by peers as being such a leader. Or, an individual who has created a product, fitness system or service which revolutionized the fitness industry, and is recognized by peers as being such a leader. This individual must have minimum of 10 years ongoing experience with a verifiable track record.
- Trainer/Coach: This division is for an individual who has demonstrated a long-term tradition of training/coaching excellence, and is recognized by peers as being such a leader. This individual must have minimum of 10 years ongoing experience with a verifiable track record.
- Jack LaLanne Legacy Award: This award is given to the family or estate of an individual who has passed. And before their passing, they were providing unequaled global contribution to the fitness industry for a minimum of 20 years
NOTE: Any one person can only be nominated in a single category. Each year, 1 person is inducted for each category.
Selection Process and Voting:
- The initial selection process for inductees for any given year is done by the FHOF Advisory Board.
- 4-5 nominees are presented for each category of induction (depending on number of initial nominees).
- The Advisory Board and a select group of fitness industry leaders vote and narrow the field.
- Finalists are posted online.
- All final prospective candidates are notified, and they need to approve the nomination.
- There is an open online public vote.
- The winners will be announced.
- Awards given at official ceremony