On Wednesday July 9, 2008, Nicki Anderson was named the IDEA Health & Fitness Association Personal Trainer of the Year.


The award recognizes an IDEA member who is a practicing professional in the fitness industry who spends 15 or more hours per week actively training clients one-on-one. IDEA also seeks a candidate who displays exceptional leadership, business management, motivational and instructional abilities and who has inspired his or her clients toward greater personal growth and a higher fitness level.


Says Sandy Todd Webster, Editor-in-Chief of IDEAs publications, IDEA is proud of the contributions of all its member worldwide who work hard every day to share the joys of active and healthy living with their clients.


She continues, The IDEA Health & Fitness Awards honor fitness colleagues who make exceptional efforts to support clients, communities and the fitness industry. Nicki Anderson is certainly a fine example of an IDEA professional who works tirelessly to Inspire the World to Fitness.


Responds Nicki Anderson, owner of Reality Fitness in Naperville, Illinois, Having been an obese teen, I know only too well the challenges that come from an inactive lifestyle. To receive an award that so clearly demonstrates my passion for inspiring others to wellness is more than I could have imagined. My passion is my purpose and my clients inspire me every single day.


About Nicki Anderson

Nicki Anderson has been actively involved in the fitness industry for 20 years. Currently owner of Reality Fitness, a private personal training studio located in Naperville, Illinois, Nicki has been a certified personal trainer for 17 years, has written two books on fitness-related topics, has authored numerous articles for industry magazines and is the author of Reality Fitness: Inspiration for Your Health and Well-being. Additional information about Nicki Anderson is available at www.realityfitness.com.


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