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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, and 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 world's best Personal Trainer to Watch.
The top 10 Personal Trainers to Watch finalists:
• 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
• Wong Kwan Ping Epsilon, Hong Kong, China
• Blake Robinson, Utah, USA
• Jean Mary Scott, Christchurch, New Zealand
"These finalists change their clients' lives with their unbridled passion and commitment to healthy living and fitness," said Chris Clawson, president of Life Fitness. "Their nominations were an inspiration to our judges. We look forward to bringing together these elite trainers and evaluating them first-hand as they share best practices and develop course material that can be used on our cutting-edge Synrgy360 functional training system."
Finalists were selected based on personal values, innovative training philosophies, education and experience. Judges included experts from Life Fitness, Life Fitness Academy, its educational arm, past competition winners, American Council on Exercise (ACE), International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPs) and European Health & Fitness Association (EHFA).
The top 10 finalists will compete in the program's first live judging event on Sept. 27, and be judged on their ability to motivate, praise and collaborate with a client, enhance the workout experience and correct exercise performance on the Synrgy360 system. The winner will be announced immediately following and the event will be streaming live on www.lifefitness.com/PTTWevent.
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).
Life Fitness is a registered trademark of Brunswick Corporation.