IDEA World honored its award recipients as part of opening ceremonies Thursday at the IDEA World Fitness Convention in Los Angeles.
The event also recognized the top fitness industry leaders who strive for excellence, show an outstanding commitment to their clients and communities, and spread their passion for fitness across the globe.
The 2015 award recipients:
• 2015 IDEA Jack LaLanne Award, Jenna Wolfe: Jenna Wolfe was recently named the "Today" show’s first lifestyle and fitness correspondent. Wolfe spent 12 years as a sportscaster before joining "Today" in 2007. When she is not motivating the world with her media reports on nutrition, exercise and wellness, Wolfe can be found in the gym training clients as a certified personal trainer.
• 2015 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, Mike Z. Robinson: Mike Z. Robinson is a certified personal trainer and the owner of a personal training business. He is also founder of Mike Z. Robinson Enterprises, which specializes in mentorship and personal trainer development programs, gym design, speaking, and consulting. Robinson's philanthropic work includes an annual fundraiser benefitting the Family Care Network, an agency that serves foster and at-risk children.
• 2015 IDEA Program Director of the Year, Kimberly Spreen-Glick: Kimberly Spreen-Glick is the senior national director of group fitness, yoga and cycling for Life Time Fitness. She manages and supports more than 3,000 instructors and says that her professional responsibility is to inspire and lift people up by setting high standards for what is to be accomplished, hiring talented, passionate people and always giving her best.
• 2015 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, Amy Dixon: Amy Dixon is the national group fitness creative manager for Equinox and is a master trainer for Schwinn, BOSU, Gravity System and Shockwave. Dixon is a vital part of the Cycle for Survival team to raise funds for cancer research, and she is a spokesperson for Avon’s Walk to End Breast Cancer.
• 2015 IDEA Fitness Inspiration Award, Anthony Robles: Anthony Robles was born missing his right leg, but that didn’t stop him from becoming a three-time wrestling All-American and winning the 2011 NCAA Division I National Championship. His story continues to inspire everyone in the sports and fitness community.