PFP media announced the winners of its 2016 Trainer of the Year awards at Club Industry 2015. This is the 11th year PFP media has recognized excellence in the fitness industry, and the first year two winners have been awarded. Mindy Mylrea received the Trainer of the Year award for 2015.

Mark Nutting was named the 2016 PFP Legacy Award Winner. For the last 35 years, Mark has served in the fitness industry as a fitness professional, leader and mentor. Mark is a sought-after industry speaker, a respected leader and innovator for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and soon-to-be published author. To further his belief in the fitness industry’s opportunity to change the health and wellness of our country, Mark has held several state and regional positions including liaison to the Maine Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports, Health and Wellness. He and his wife, Heather (also a fitness professional) recently moved to Pennsylvania from Maine and have embarked on their next chapter of his continuing legacy with the opening of their studio, Jiva Fitness. 

Tanya Slusser was named the 2016 PFP Trailblazer Award Winner. Tanya began her career at The Claremont Club where she was first introduced to clients with spinal cord injuries. She quickly realized her passion and obtained her Spinal Cord Injury Recovery certification from Project Walk, a leading organization in paralysis recovery. Tanya continues to have life-changing impact on improving the quality of life for her clients living with spinal cord injuries, including her client Augie Nieto, fitness industry icon who lives with ALS. As Lead Specialist and Master Trainer for Project Walk, she also educates fitness professionals committed to working with the spinal cord injury population. Tanya is also committed to her passion as an advocate of the Be Perfect Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money and awareness for the spinal cord injury population.

PFP media will make an announcement in the coming months regarding opportunities for the next Trainer of the Year. Check back to the website for details.