Fitness Leadership Awards Information

Deadline extended! Submit your nominations by June 30!

Add yourself and/or your favourite leader to the stellar list of past Fitness Leadership Award recipients. if you know of a BCRPA registered Fitness Leader (including yourself!) who deserves to be recognized for their contributions to the fitness industry, we want to hear about it 

About the Awards

The Fitness Leadership awards are presented as recognition to BCRPA Registered Fitness Leaders who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to fitness leadership in the Community by motivating and influencing the active and under-active to commit to a physically active lifestyle. These awards recognize a professional commitment through community and industry involvement to the enhancement of fitness leadership in British Columbia.

The three award categories reflect the three different areas that BCRPA Registered Fitness Leaders practice in:

  • front-line Fitness Leader;
  • Program Directors/Manager; and
  • Educator.
The recipients are BCRPA Registered Fitness Leaders who motivate and influence British Columbians to commit to a physically active lifestyle, leading to an enhanced quality of life.

Award categories include:

  • Fitness Leader of the Year
  • Program Director/Manager of the Year
  • Educator of the Year

Benefits to Award Recipients

  • Honoured at the annual BCFit® '17 conference
  • Complimentary registration to BCFit® '18
  • Waiving of next BCRPA registration renewal fees
  • Media promotion
  • Featured on the BCRPA website & social media channels
  • Feature spotlight with photo and write up in FitLifeBC - Fall 2017 Magazine
  • Showcased in BCRPA 2017/18 Annual Report
  • Beautiful award proudly to display
  • Award certificate

Award Descriptions and Selection Criteria

Each nominee will be evaluated on the following:

Fitness Leader of the Year

  • Inspirational teaching and motivational methods to encourage the active and and under-active to maintain or initiate a physically active lifestyle.
  • Demonstrated impact of program(s) or service(s) in having increased community awareness of the benefits of physical activity.
  • Significant contribution to the professional credibility and promotion of fitness leadership in BC.
  • Participation or developmental role in fitness industry related events and outreach programs (fundraisers, events, awareness campaigns, newspaper and magazine contributions, lectures and demonstrations).

Program Director/Manager of the Year

  • Effective mentoring and motivational methods are used to develop a committed, inspired and engaged staff team.
  • Development of unique/creative programs(s) or service(s) that increased community awareness of the benefits of physical activity.
  • Significant contribution to the professional credibility and promotion of fitness leadership in BC.
  • Participation or developmental role in fitness industry related events and outreach programs (fundraisers, events, awareness campaigns, newspaper and magazine contributions, lectures and demonstrations).

Educator of the Year

  • Demonstrates commitment to their own learning.
  • Creation of unique and innovative teaching strategies to inspire students maximize learning are exhibited.
  • Leadership within fitness education community is demonstrated.
  • Significant contribution to the professional credibility and promotion of fitness leadership in BC.

The complete Selection Rubric can be viewed here.

 

Nomination Requirements & Process

1.  Register your nomination with us online.

Register your Nomination Today!

2.  Email the required supplementary documents in one single email to Ginny Dunnill, Physical Activity Program Assistant, at gdunnill(at)bcrpa.bc.ca, by June 30, 2017.

Instructions on submitting supplementary documents:

•   Submit a one page summary (using size 12 font, double spaced) of the nominee’s contributions to the selection criteria outlined above. Summaries that exceed one page will not be accepted.

•   Include a copy of the nominee’s resume, which addresses the selection criteria above, not to exceed two pages.

•   Supply two reference letters, one from a participant/client and one from a professional colleague that further supports the nominee’s application. Letters not to exceed one page (using size 12 font, double spaced).

Do not include additional materials - applications that arrive with additional materials will not be accepted.

All documents MUST be in Word files and submitted in ONE single email to Ginny Dunnill Physical Activity Program Assistant, at gdunnill(at)bcrpa.bc.ca.

All nominations are due June 30, 2017.

The 2017 award recipients will be recognized at BCFit® '17 on Saturday, September 16th.

 

 

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