Life Fitness and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) have partnered on a contest to search for America’s Top Personal Trainers to Watch. The contest will highlight trainers who have affected the lives of their clients and motivated them to achieve a lasting lifestyle change.

The search, which began March 16, will last through Aug. 31. To nominate a personal trainer, go to LifeFitness.com and fill out an entry form. Nominated personal trainers should be leaders and motivators, and they should have helped to create a healthier community.

Eleven nominated trainers will be recognized as finalists. One will receive a grand prize that includes a plaque, an ACE fitness certification package that includes study material and an exam voucher, a piece of Life Fitness equipment, recognition as the Personal Trainer to Watch and $5,000. The winner and other finalists will be announced in October at the Club Industry conference in Chicago.

“At Life Fitness, fitness is what we live for, and we know thousands of trainers across the country embody that same passion, showing unbridled commitment to their clients,” says Life Fitness President Chris Clawson. “We want to honor their dedication and to celebrate their daily fitness journey.”