Greatmats Annual National Fitness Trainer of the Year Award

By Created: September, 2017 - Modified: December, 2020

Congratulations to Jennifer Simpson for being named the 2020 Greatmats National Fitness Trainer of the Year!
Jennifer Simpson

Want to honor a fitness trainer for his/her outstanding achievements, unique style, humanitarian efforts, etc.? Then nominate him/her for the National Fitness Trainer of the Year Award, sponsored by Greatmats. The award, part of Greatmats National Award Series, is designed to recognize Fitness trainers and coaches who have made a difference in the lives of their clients and community through the virtues of service, integrity and quality.

Learn more about Greatmats National Award Series.

How to Nominate

To nominate the trainer for this award, email the following information to before Oct. 26, 2020. Nominators will not be identified.
  1. Trainer/Coach's Name
  2. Name and location of the training facility (Must be located in the USA)
  3. A brief description of why you are nominating this trainer, including how he/she meets the criteria of high-level service, integrity and quality
  4. A photo and/or video of the trainer

How the winner is chosen:

  1. Voting will take place on the Contest Page Nov. 2-26, 2020. The two personal trainers or fitness coaches with the most votes will be named grand prize finalists.
  2. Greatmats will interview the two finalists to determine the winner.


Grand Prize:
  1. $250 in Greatmats Products for the Facility
  2. National Dance Instructor of the Year Certificate
  1. Runner Up: $150 in Greatmats Products
  2. Third Prize: $100 in Greatmats Products
  3. 4th-10th Place: $50 Greatmats Coupon toward purchases of $200 or more

Voting Instructions:

Visit the Contest Page during the voting period to vote for this year's National Personal Trainer of the Year. Click the vote button next to the photo of the Personal Trainer you'd like to win. Each person gets one vote. Feel free to share a photo or the gallery ballot with friends and family and encourage them to vote. The two personal trainers with the most votes will be named finalists. From that point, Greatmats will choose the winner based on demonstration of service, integrity and quality.

Greatmats National Fitness Trainer of the Year History

More than 80,000 votes have been cast in the first 4 years of the contest, which is part of the 6th annual Greatmats National Award Series. The Greatmats National Award Series is designed to recognized instructors, trainers and coaches who have made a positive difference in their communities and the lives of their students.

Greatmats is a gym and weight room flooring leader based in Milltown, Wisconsin, since 1999. Identified as one of the top 3,000 fastest growing companies in the USA three times since 2008, Greatmats gives back to its local community by donating 5% of its annual profits to local non-profit organizations. It also supports green initiatives through the use of solar energy at its Wisconsin headquarters and by offering a large variety of products made from recycled and renewable resources.

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Past Greatmats National Fitness Trainers of the Year:

Past Nominees


Eric Guiulleminault - Off The Grid Fitness - Scottsdale (2019)
Patricia Matthews - Lighthouse/City YMCA/Tucson Jewish Community Center - Tucson (2015)


Josh Gallegos - Paradiso CrossFit - Culver City (2019)
Cassey Ho - POP Pilates - Los Angeles (2017)
Jen Widerstrom - The Biggest Loser - Calabasas (2017)
Jenna Willis - Jenna Willis Fitness - Los Angeles (2018)


Dustin Boothe - DB Athletes - Pueblo (2018)


Micah Morgan - MMFitness - Tampa (2019)


Dee Henry - Teh Dzone, Deeze Fit - Byron (2019)
Jonathan Kolowich - Brad Kolowich Jr. Personal Training - Atlanta (2018)


Jim Lathrop - Illinois State University - Normal (2019)
Andrea Metcalf - Andrea Metcalf - Chicago (2018)


Adam Cayce - Arc Fitness - Indianapolis (2018)
Bob Abresch - Primrose Retirement Community - Kokomo (2018)
Terraca Bobo - Seduce the Weight - Indianapolis (2018)


Jeanette Rachle - Owatonna Fitness Center - Owatonna (2015)


Shannon Olberding - Corkledings Fitness, LLC - Atkinson (2017)

New Hampshire

Lilyan Wright - Newport Recreation Department - Newport (2015)

New York

Pete Isip - Krank Systems - Queens (2019)
Jacinto Bonilla - CrossFit Sunset Park - Brooklyn (2019)
Kirk Meyers - Dogpound - New York City (2018)
Morit Summers - Form Fitness - Brooklyn (2018)
Steve Tanen - Transformation Fitness Studio - Staten Island (2017)

North Dakota

Miranda Klatt - Funfit LLC - Mandan (2019)
April Lund - Gold's Gym - Bismarck (2017)
Thea Jorgensen - Thea Ward Fitness - Bismarck (2017)


Allison Papenfuss - Bowling Green State University - Bowling Green (2019)
Ed Brown - Anytime Fitness - Harrison (2019)
Dustin Lansing - CrossFit740 - Lancaster (2018)


Maria Pro - Muscle by Maria - Philadelphia (2018)
Dwight Galt - Penn State University - University Park (2018)

South Carolina

Katie Capitano Small - Beast Ninja - Myrtle Beach (2019)


Dawn Thelen - Stretch Fitness - Hixson (2019)


Kimmie Marler - Formula Fitness - Houston (2019)
Ted Hart - Frisco Lakes - Frisco (2017)


Toni Jackson - TheGym - Charlottesville (2019)
Derron Flood - Fitness First Training Services - Norfolk (2019)


RaeAnna Devey Riding - CrossFit Federal Way - Federal Way (2019)


Michelle Flaherty - Unity Schools - Balsam Lake (2015)

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