Top 10 Finalists to Compete for Global Title in Live Judging Event
At Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Centre St. Albans, London
SCHILLER PARK, Ill., June 27, 2013 - Today, Life Fitness, global leader in fitness equipment manufacturing, announces that Nuffield Health, the U.K.'s largest healthcare charity, will serve as the global stage for the Personal Trainers to Watch live competition, where the world's top personal trainer will be selected. The event, to be held on Sept. 27, 2013, at St. Albans Fitness and Wellbeing Centre, will bring together the competition's top 10 finalists who will compete and be judged based on training technique using the Life Fitness Synrgy360 personal training system.
Global Competition Takes on a Global Stage
Life Fitness will host the first ever live global judging event for Personal Trainers to Watch, which is now in its third year. Located just outside of London, the St. Albans Centre provides a unique venue with both state-of-the-art facilities and industry-leading healthcare services across health and fitness. The Fitness and Wellbeing Centre's Life Fitness Synrgy360 personal training system serves as a hub for performing dynamic, state-of-the-art, total-body exercises.
"We are delighted to partner with Life Fitness in the Personal Trainers to Watch program," said Rick Crawford, National Fitness and Wellbeing Lead, Nuffield Health. "At Nuffield Health we believe that making small positive changes to lifestyle is the best way to ensure lifelong good behaviors, so people are as fit and healthy as they can be. Our aim is to improve the health of the U.K. and through joined up health and fitness services we are able to improve people's wellbeing. Personal training is a key element of helping people to achieve their health and fitness goals, we're proud to support the profession through working with Life Fitness to bring the expertise of the world's most elite personal trainers to our staff and members."
"To date, we've received more than 1,000 nominations for this year's program, from 39 countries spanning the globe," said Chris Clawson, Life Fitness president. "Bringing together world-class trainers in one place at Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing Centre is a milestone, which signals the growing importance of this profession's role in creating healthier lifestyles globally."
Last Call for Nominations
The Personal Trainers to Watch program recognizes and rewards trainers around the world that embody the same passion and commitment to healthy lifestyles on which Life Fitness prides itself. Nominees are judged on dedication to enhancing client experiences and pursuing continuing education for mastery of the profession, as well as leadership, client motivation, inspiration and previous recognitions.
Nominations will be accepted until June 30, 2013. To nominate a personal trainer who supports a powerful vision and exemplary commitment to the field, exercisers, personal trainers and gym owners alike can visit www.LifeFitness.com/PersonalTrainers. View the nomination video at www.LifeFitness.com/PTTW2013.
The Personal Trainers to Watch program is held in partnership with the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPs), an international partnership between exercise professional registration bodies around the world, and the European Health & Fitness Association (EHFA), the European Union approved industry standards setting body for the European health and fitness sector.
About Life Fitness
Life Fitness is the global leader in commercial fitness equipment manufacturing. The company manufactures and sells strength and cardiovascular equipment under the brand names Life Fitness and Hammer Strength and distributes its equipment in more than 120 countries. Headquartered outside Chicago, in Schiller Park, Ill., Life Fitness is a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC).
About Nuffield Health
Nuffield Health provides expert, joined-up healthcare defined by and created for UK health consumers. We are the largest healthcare charity in the UK, providing health services for over 50 years. We are independent of Government, have no shareholders and reinvest our surplus to improve our facilities or provide public health education. We provide access to 15,000 health experts through our 31 hospitals, 65 fitness & wellbeing centres, 200 corporate facilities and 20 medical clinics to help people get healthy, and stay healthy. Nuffield Health is an award-winning not-for-profit, having won Health Investor Social Enterprise of the Year in 2010 and Private Hospital Group of the Year in 2011. We provide fitness and wellbeing services in England and Scotland. We have 65 clubs open to the public and nearly 200,000 members. We hold more than 650 Meet Our Experts free events for the public each year, have more than 1,000 personal trainers to support and motivate our clients and offer each member clinical advice through our 12-point Health MOT. Last year we provided more than 95,000 of our Health MOTs and found that nearly two-thirds of our members reduced their cholesterol, three-quarters improved their blood pressure, and around two thirds lost more than three per cent of their body weight. For more information about Nuffield Health, visit www.nuffieldhealth.com
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