Did Head Coach Kim Win the Life Fitness Global PT to Watch Award….. ?

I feel so proud and honoured to be short listed as one of the final 10 for the Life Fitness Global Personal Trainer to Watch Award. Click here http://www.lifefitness.com/PTTWevent
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I don’t even know who did, but would like to really, really thank you all!!  I completed my side of the application the first week I had Weil’s , which proved difficult with all the medication that week… However, a few weeks ago Energised HQ received an email to say I had been short listed to the final 10, and so on Thursay evening I headed to Sopwell House, to get ready for the Live Judging Day at Nuffield Health in St Albans.

Here’s what Life Fitness say:

“Life Fitness, a global leader in fitness equipment manufacturing, announces the top 10 finalists in the 2013 Personal Trainers to Watch competition, a program recognizing personal trainers around the world who demonstrate exceptional leadership, client support, motivation and inspiration. The 2013 competition generated more than 1,500 entries from 43 countries, from which emerged 10 elite finalists who will compete at Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Centre St. Albans outside of London on Sept. 27th to win the title of the world’s best Personal Trainer to Watch.”

I have to say I was super nervous and unsure what to expect, however it has been the most amazing, life enhancing 36hrs of my life.  I really feel truly blessed to be part of this, and to have met some totally amazing people.  The day started at 7am with breakfast with the judges, followed by photos, interviews, group discussions, 360 Synergy Training and 1;1 assessment.  I had the best client given to me called Jess, she is going to be the best PE teacher ever, thank you Jess & Good Luck at Uni.  The day ended around 5.30pm where we headed back the the hotel to change (into a dress & heels, this is a rare occurance!) for the live Awards Dinner.  pt awards

I learned so much during each hour, with the training methods from expert trainers from all over the World, and the wisest, highly esteemed judges.  If you want to up your game, and be your best, think about what you do and think about, this is what makes the difference between moving forwards or feeling stuck.  I feel like I was given an opportunity to move forwards massively, and was surrounded by people who shared my passion, energy, desire to learn, grow and help others realise their full potential.

The biggest thank you to Life Fitness, Lauren, Keith, the whole Team, Nuffield Health and my fellow Finalists.  And Team Energised, thank you for inspiring me to up my game and give you more each month and year.  You are going to benefit from my learnings without a doubt… look out ;-)!!

We know who has won…. but you have watch here and find out over the next three afternoons who came out as the winner, on Wednesday 2nd October 🙂 

Click here http://www.lifefitness.com/PTTWevent,

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 The top 10 Personal Trainers to Watch finalists that I spent time with are listed below.  Follow them on twitter, facebook and visit them if you are in their ‘town’ as without a doubt they are all excellent and you will have an amazing session if you  make the time to find them. 

  • Josh Bowen, Kentucky, USA
  • Simone Campbell, Towradgi, Australia
  • Melissa diLeonardo, Illinois, USA
  • Cate Grace, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Stephen Holt, Maryland, USA
  • Kim Ingleby, Bristol, England :-)  
  • Mish McCormack, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Epsilon Wong, Hong Kong, China
  • Blake Robinson, Utah, USA
  • Jean Mary Scott, Christchurch, New Zealand

The Personal Trainers to Watch program will be judged by seven esteemed fitness industry experts, what a honour to meet all these people, what they achieve and how they influence the fitness industry is inspiring.  A massive thank you for their support and feedback. 

  • Joanne Blackerby – 2012 Personal Trainer to Watch winner and owner of Spirit Fitness Training in Austin, Texas
  • Chris Clawson – president of Life Fitness
  • Richard Beddie – chair of ICREPs and CEO of Fitness New Zealand
  • Pete McCall, M.S., C.S. – an exercise physiologist with the American Council on Exercise® (ACE®), the world’s largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization
  • Nicole Nichols – 2011 Personal Trainer to Watch and editor-in-chief of SparkPeople.com, a leading healthy lifestyle website reaching millions online
  • Keith Smith – global master trainer at Life Fitness Academy, the education arm of Life Fitness
  • Thomas Rieger – chairman of the Standards Council of the European Health & Fitness Association

Happy days Team Energised, bring on our 10th Birthday, good times.